SPN 7:11

Jan. 6th, 2012 10:34 pm
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No real spoilers here because I only came home in time to catch the very end of the episode but wow...those last few seconds had almost everything that captivated me about SPN in the first place -- the music, the atmosphere, and Dean's perfect, perfect face.

It's been a long time since SPN gave me goosebumps but wow. Goosebumps it is.
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Whenever I think The Walking Dead can't get any better...it goes ahead and gets better.

Spoilers ahoy )
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...so very, very much.


Fallen, by Ash

(h/t to [livejournal.com profile] amber1960)

Last Page of Our Story, by mrbubby

(h/t to [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic on [livejournal.com profile] spnroundtable)


Part of me wants to write S7 fic about what losing Castiel means for Dean, but my own All Saints-verse is so entrenched in my mind that I can't really get there. But a picture's worth a thousand words, and I think the vid and art above say it all.
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Man, the silence that greets each new ep of SPN here on LJ is really depressing. I just feel like people have totally given up. I'd go over to TWoP but those boards have always been boring as fuck with all their ban-happy bullshit rules about what you can and can't talk about.

But, like the rest of you, I don't seem to have anything to say. There just isn't anything to react to or discuss. I hadn't realized until Castiel was gone how much he'd held my interest for the past couple of seasons -- really, the last truly great episode (for me) was "The End" and that was a whopping two years ago. Got a lot of fic out of that one, anyway. But now it's just so blah. Dean continues to be pretty as ever but there's nothing to get worked up about. I want something to HAPPEN for God's sake, but the show really feels like it's run out of gas. Maybe seven years is just too long for a series like this.

The Vampire Diaries is kicking ass, but you know...that's only in it's third season. Four years from now, will there still be stories left to tell about Elena and Damon and Klaus etc.? Maybe genre shows like this simply don't have legs.

I wonder what SPN could have done to keep momentum. Letting Kripke basically end the show back in Season 5 was probably a shitty idea (ya think?). It might have helped to give good writers like Jeremy Carver a reaon to stick around, and they're not going to get much out of Ben Edlund now that they've more or less written out one of his favorite characters. And of course, the reins of the show should never have been handed over to Sera Gamble. I read that the show lost 25% of its audience by the end of Season 6. Those people have not come back. I think it's pretty safe to lay the blame for that at Gamble's feet.

Whatevs, I guess. It was a pretty good run there for a while. I became a fan in 2007 so that's...almost four years. Not bad.

I've got that displaced, "girl without a fandom" feeling, though. I hate that. I started a new job in August and I don't like it much and feel like I could use some distraction, but at the same time, I'm so tired that I don't think I could drum up the energy for fandom. Maybe that's part of the reason why I'm not into the show this year. Yesterday I didn't get home from work until almost 8:30. It was a shitty day and really, all I wanted to do was crawl into bed. I practically dozed off during the episode. On the weekends now, I stay in bed until almost 10:00 am -- I haven't done that in years. Everything is so shitty. You make a move like this thinking things are gonna get better and they just get worse. That's been the whole pattern of my life. Every time I try to make things better they get worse.

Everything sucks.

7:03

Oct. 8th, 2011 06:49 pm
oselle: (Default)
That episode, especially the ending, demonstrated all three major hallmarks of any Dabb/Loflin effort: it was nasty, it was stupid, and it made Dean look like a nasty, stupid dick. And now these two morons are producers?

Whatever.
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What's a girl gotta do for some nice, quick, gratuitous, gen Dean-Cas h/c fic? Any suggestions? I'll take any hurt -- fevers, curses, gunshots, flus, you name it. Preferably Dean's the hurting one. But that's kinda screwed if Cas is still an angel, because he can just cure it. Hmmm. Sigh.

I've decided that I only have one thing on my S7 wishlist: I want Dean and Cas to hug. Just once, but with feeling. For heaven's sake. Isn't it about time? Hug it out, ya pretty bastards!
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That's just how Castiel rolls. A production draft from 'The End.'

Good God, can you believe this was supposed to be in the script? Is this for real?

Who is Castiel supposed to be talking to in this scene? Himself?

ETA: Seems like some folks can't see the link, so the image is behind the cut. )
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There was nothing on TV tonight so I decided to plug in a movie I haven't watched in years, Road to Perdition.

Road to Perdition is the sort of movie whose plot really does not withstand much scrutiny but my God, is it a feast for the senses. Set in the 1930s, it captures the texture of that era so perfectly that you feel as if you're there -- you can smell it and touch it and taste it.

I first saw this movie right around the time I became a Supernatural fan, and so much about this story of a father and son on the run from gangsters tied into the things I loved about SPN. This movie had a big influence on two of my fics, Lazarus Came Forth and Deguello; actually, there's a little bit of this in the All Saints series too.

I usually prefer substance over style, but when the style is this good I'm a lot more forgiving. There's so much about the look and feel of this movie that I wanted to see in SPN -- if I were showrunner, this is probably one of the movies that I would make the writers watch before they started writing the new season.
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The June 6 issue of New York magazine published select reader responses to the question "What TV series are you divorcing?" now that the season had ended. From one "Alexandradi":

"I was in a happy, beautifully functional relationship with Supernatural. But, apparently, a girl's got needs that two ass-kicking, gun-slinging, demon-kissing, evil-destroying brothers, and an angel with great, if a little painfully conservative taste in clothes, just can't satisfy."

See? Everyone's talking about it.

Actually, what's funny is that so many people have this "relationship" with TV shows. Other comments from the feature:

"Family Guy is the loveless marriage I'm stuck with."

"I'm still waiting for alimony checks from Glee."

"I'm in an on/off thing with Bones, but since she's pregnant, I may stick around."


Man, I wish I had the guts to walk out on Supernatural.

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