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12th-May-2015 01:04 pm - STICKY POST: Big Posts Archive
DC - Thinky Jen
After five six seven years here (WHUT? WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN??), this journal has gotten seriously lengthy, and even with tags, it’s hard for me to manage different big fannish posts I have here. I keep finding a need to refer back to them, and as they are now, they’re just such a pain. I figured making one big sticky post archiving all my big posts, vids, SPN score, and all that silly color meta, would make things easier both for me, and for others that might want to access them in the future.

[In the order of most recent to oldest...]

MY VIDSCollapse )

SPN SCORE ANALYSIS & DOWNLOAD POSTSCollapse )

SPN CINEMATOGRAPHY/COLOR METASCollapse )

OTHER RELEVANCY:
- ’Statement of Fannish Intent‘: Where This LJ Stands Now
- My Love Letter to 'Supernatural' [circa 2006]
- Fic Recs
- Vid Recs
- Meta Recs

More recs at my delicious account
27th-Jun-2013 03:52 pm(no subject)
DC - Thinky Jen

Hey y'all!! Is this thing on? *taptap*

Has anyone seen Joss's Much Ado yet? I noticed it was out in an indie theater for like one weekend here and the next week it was gone. And I was all :((( thinking I missed my chance.

But now suddenly just this week, I find out it's back, now in like a handful of theaters around town! Like a normal movie! Here I thought it was just some small little thing! What happened?! Don't get me wrong, I kinda love seeing three Whedon films on the big screen in the span of 14 months, but jeez. Im reading the reviews and they're so glowing, it's uber weird! I dont know if I'll ever get used to it. I'm reminded of that article last year about how old Whedon fans will never outgrow the kneejerk reaction to defend Whedonverse's pop culture worth to critics and the larger public. So friggin true.

*crossing fingers lj stops being a jerk and posts this already*

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12th-Feb-2013 09:09 pm - SOTU
DC - Thinky Jen

State of the Unionnnnnn!!!

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18th-Nov-2012 10:31 pm - SPN, we need to talk...
DC - Thinky Jen
That moment you realize all the shows you've caught up on during Post-Election Haze are kicking ass. And the only one you did bother to keep up on...has quickly dissolved into a friggin mess by comparison.

SPN, we need to talk...

Status with me and SPN S8, 7 eps in...Collapse )

P.S. Congrats to Kripke on Revolution's success and scoring Led Zeppelin (!!!) songs. Just imagining his insane glee over it is enough to bring a huge sappy smile to my face. Certainly not as cool as if we could have gotten them for SPN, but then again, maybe he might be able to score us one by the series finale now that Kripke's got an 'in'. Eternally hopeful, that is me. :D
Obama - Action
Still recovering from the trauma that was Election Day. I think I caught a flu bug out of the deal for all my exhaustion from working on two hours of sleep this last week. I stopped at home Tuesday at about 8pm just to warm up, grab a bottle of booze, and split to a local party. And then could not move from the couch. Sad I missed the party, but I wouldn't have missed campaigning for anything. What a glorious election night for progress and the people! Money cannot buy everything! Four more years with President Obama! 20 women in the Senate! Higher turnout in 18-29, women, African Americans, and Latino voters! All of Fox News in shock and confusion was just the sweet sweet cherry on top of the cake!

There is much more work to be done, and 2010 midterm elections tell us voters can not get complacent. When we step out of participating in citizenship, others come in and take our place. We cannot afford to let that happen again. But for now, some sleep and celebration: An old but still relevant vid and Rachel Maddow's awesome monologue last night says it all better than I could right now.


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DC - Thinky Jen
So I finally watched this silly thing. Turns out I shouldn't have bothered.

Quick Note on SPN 8.04:Collapse )

In other news, OMGWTFBBQ FRANKENSTORM. WHY ARE YOU DERAILING GOTV EFFORTS ALL OVER THE EASTERN SEABOARD?!?! Crossing fingers we're okay here, and that it's not as bad as projected elsewhere. Everything's already cancelled here, both school and work tomorrow. I don't want to run down my phone battery in case we lose power later, so phonebanking's out of the question. I might just waste the day baking and DVRing early season SPN eps from this weekend's TNT marathon. I'm a sucker for nostalgia.
20th-Oct-2012 11:10 am - SPN 8.03 spec, Sam, and ep/vid recs
SPN - The Story of Sammy and his little
I'll admit, I'm kinda stunned and agog over the response to my S8!Sam meta. I had no idea so many fans would find it so helpful! I almost didn't let myself sit down and work it out, I was so skeptical of my own feeling. But it's encouraging to hear not only that it works for so many people but that it explains alot of what many have already felt. I love how many thinkies its caused in the comments, though it will probably take awhile to make my way through, cause they've made ME thinky in response!

I've never been more happy to have written something than after watching 8.03 Wednesday night. Where my ep reactions are basically: SEE POST I POSTED TWO DAYS AGO PLEASE. What a bizarre experience! I solemnly swear no psychic powers were involved in the creation of that post. Anything else I may have wanted to say about the ep, maraceles laid out awesomely in her 8.03 reaction post. Definitely one of the best put together eps in recent memory! Good show, Mr. Director Jensen Ackles!

So, it's fair to say, if I was skeptical when I wrote it, and encouraged by the reaction of others once I posted it, watching an episode so intentionally meaningful and precisely pointed as that one was pretty much convinced me. The probability that myself and others got THAT from the premiere, it was nothing the writers intended, *AND* that 803 aired as it did? Well, I haven't run a stat analysis on it, but I'm pretty sure it passes the 0.05 threshold, results not due to a random event. :D

Keeping all that in mind, I was scrolling tumblr and someone reposted an old secretlytodream vid that fits so aptly with the sentiment of that meta and where Sam is now, I have to share:



It's the wall busting at the end that really does it for me. I might have kinda gotten a tad bit emotional about it. These stupid boys break my heart sometimes. Stupid stupid show.

ETA: As my love affair with Mumford/SPN continues, I also cracked the nut on why Babel works so well for S8. They both happen to be all about the confusion and miscommunication between people. And man, if that doesn't hit my muse right where it lives!
17th-Oct-2012 12:22 am - SECOND PRES. DEBATE 2012
Obama - Action
HEY, ROMNEY, YOU JUST GOT OBAMA!HUSTLED. HOW DOES IT FEEL?

BRB, laughing all the way to election day.

Good show, Obama. Thank Plouffe for us all, I should have known. Brilliant long-term planning shines again. Well-played.

ETA: Capstone of the night? Even binders full of women story isn't true.
SPN - Heart of...
My God, metas for shows with eight seasons are EXHAUSTING. I believe this is why I haven't gotten an SPN meta done since last fall. This was an extra hard one for me to write up, because it was based on an initial feeling, one that I was not expecting to get from the premiere. And one that I felt the need to work out exactly WHY that was. So cue EPIC SEVEN YEAR SPAN meta picspam post! (For the record, I'm blaming this one entirely on theheartofspn. ;D)

This is mainly a walk through of Sam's mindset as hinted at from the premiere and set in context with the last seven seasons of the show. But it is, of course, just speculation, so all disclaimers apply. I know Wednesday's ep is going to delve into this some, so I wanted to clear my head and get this out now before they confuse us anymore (and seriously this thing has been taking over my head for two weeks, I need room for paper writing!).

I'm also writing this, hoping to provide some solace for those fans that have been upset by the choices made so far for S8!Sam. I know whenever I'm upset about a storyline, a more generous read from someone with an alternative perspective can help soothe my worries. I can't guarantee this will help, but I hope you'll at least be encouraged to give it a try. I broke it down into sections, in hopes that it makes for a more manageable read.



SPN META: - 'NOT NORMAL. SAFE.': Why S8!Sam Makes Sense, Both in Context of his History & in Relation to DeanCollapse )


I totally had a version of this that was all Mumford quotes from the new album before replacing them with show quotes. Vidders seriously need to get on that album fast before I do something stupid and try to do it myself. LALALA NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. IT'S A MIRACLE THIS META EVEN GOT OUT. Work + School this fall is PAINFUL.

ETA: Fair warning, spoilers for 8.03 are now in the comments.
11th-Oct-2012 11:19 am - SPN 8.02 & Biden Debate
DC - Thinky Jen
Mmmm. More SPN thinky thought meta-y goodness. Quick initial comments on SPN 8.02Collapse )

More 8.02 EP DISCUSSION at theheartofspn!!

I *DID* tell SPN last week, it's allowed to suck for a couple weeks as long as Obama gets his mojo back next two debates. Since apparently life isn't allowing me to have good politics week AND a good SPN week. And when it comes to SPN, show's got a whole season to improve, but Obama's got to win this thing in less than a month or I'm on a jetplane outta this country. (Volunteer! Phonebank! Canvass! If not for Obama, then for a demo Senate or Congressional campaign, we need those votes! And asskick those obstructionists back to the moon where they came from!)

*crosses fingers* OH JOE, NO PRESSURE OR ANYTHING BUT DON'T LET ME DOWN, WE'RE COUNTING ON YOU, YOU GOTTA ROCK IT TOMORROW YO! For morale's sake at least!

Election year and SPN, crazzzzyyyy times.
DC - Thinky Jen
Playing news catchup tonight, I'm too exhausted from this week to do anything else.

This part made me gasp. Watch at least until 05:00 minutes in where they quote Justice Roberts saying "things have changed in the South". HOOLY SHITTT, that is scary that we have a sitting Justice that would say something like that. Not just a Justice either, but a Chief Justice. I probably shouldn't be so shocked, he's the same guy responsible for that Citizens United rule but still. What a blatant disregard for reality.

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ETA: Another good one, first five minutes is all clips of Debate!Romney vs TheLast18months!Romney back to back on different issues. The Obama campaign should repackage those into an ad, pronto! I was very disappointed with how the rest of the msnbc commentators Wednesday night lambasted the President for his lack of showmanship performance instead of backing up and addressing the larger issue: Romney was lying his ass off all night. The Rev Al was the only one who called them out on it and offered any perspective.

@TheRevAl on Romney: "He gave a great testimony but he'd be indicted for perjury" #debates

So this was a good followup on that:

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And for some hystericalness, a recap on the Big Bird reaction from the comment where the real off-the-cuff!Romney made his appearance. In the morning, this was the one moment everyone was talking about at work, kinda like the RNC and Clint:

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4th-Oct-2012 08:56 am - Sorry for the jinxing, Mr. President
DC - Thinky Jen

Guysssss. I think I jinxed Obama last night.

I was SO twisted up by the first debate and the SPN premiere on the same night. And SO torn about which to watch first. Mainly because I wasn't sure which I was dreading more, watching Romney on screen for an hour and a half (hello man responsible for the end of my Watch Every Debate Rule), or watching the possible death knoll for my beloved show (hoping for the best, but come on with those spoilers I HAD to brace myself for the worst). The unpredictablity of the premiere and sheer predictability of the debate was my final decision. We already had the requisite Winchester hug. What I REALLY wanted to see, I told myself, was one REAL good slug at Romney by Obama. I knew theyd make him lighten up a tad, cause word says he DISDAINS the man like he does of few people. But for sure, after two weeks of the worst press ever, we'd get at least ONE in the bag, right?!

NADDA. Instead we got one of the most tedious debates ever, Obama obviously missing debate prep for some reason or another and off his game ENTIRELY. While Romney lied left and right up and down in his own monkey show of smoke and mirrors that NO ONE CALLED HIM ON.

So, already my world is askew.

Then I watch SPN and...

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So, I went to sleep with vertigo like WTF did I just experience?! I wake up today to a hella tipsy topsy crazy inverted world! Go friggin figure, right?! (Obama though you really need to fix that shit, fast!)

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3rd-Oct-2012 01:00 pm - Join in the premiere fun!
SPN - Heart of...
theheartofspn's Pre-Premiere BLOCK PARTY 2012


Come join the fun! Jump around and squee and worry your pretty head off counting down to 9PM EST aka PREMIERE TIME!
Horses - What it means to be free
Listening to the new Mumford album the night before an SPN premiere?

BRB, BAWLINGGGGGG MY EYEBALLS OUT, ALL THE EPIC SAMNDEAN FEEEELSSSS

MUMFORD, WHYYYYY DO YOU DOOOO THIS TOOOO MEEE??????

There's easily enough material here to last me the rest of the season. One snippet, if you're silly like me and waited so long to download the album, the live version of this was on a THG mix of mine, but the studio version is just all S8 SPN to me now:



ETA: OH.MY.GOD. Cover of "The Boxer", yes the one by Simon & Garfunkel, and it is HEAVENLY.
DC - Thinky Jen
Do any of my flisters know of a Parks & Rec download comm on LJ? Or anywhere really, but it looks like all the public ones are dead and my normal haunts have a bunch of dead links for S4 eps, which are the ones I really want. Anyone???

eta: Comments are screened.
Horses - What it means to be free
Rachel Maddow traces the history of Republican politicians making arguments for the legitimacy of rape. Akin's words were nothing new. Except that once thought of as a fringe idea, is now taking over a major American political party.

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Obama - Action
Romney announces Paul Ryan as VP.

And I'm just sitting here part laughing, part, IS THIS REAL LIFE? Not kidding, I saw the news break before I went to bed last night and I thought, it must be a false report, right? Even Romney wouldn't be that stupid. Especially after Palin? They do understand there's no do-overs, right?

Meanwhile...
Obama HQ: *blasts "Dancing In The Street"* *can't stop dancing around the office*
Chris Christie: Oo, now this will be fun! *eats popcorn*
Bob McDonnell: Good luck! *straightens framed 2016 sign*
Elizabeth Warren: Well, I'd say that's awfully convenient.
Scott Brown and every moderate Republican on a ballot everywhere: Fuck.

My whole Republican-leaning family just made their Obama campaign donations today, just to be sure to make a point. I do wish I was living in a swing state again, so I could help out. But I think I'm going to volunteer with the Warren campaign this fall just to be involved in some way. I urge my U.S. living flisters to do the same, even if you normally don't care about politics. This election is now sealed as something that effects us all: Money. Where it goes and who it should help. They're gonna try to make it as a fight between less government and more government. But that's incredibly misleading. It's really about who government is for: corporations or everyday people. Government CAN bolster the middle class. It's done so before. It can do so again. But not with corporations lackey puppets in the oval office doing their bidding.

There are mounds of bills sitting in Congress to help middle class Americans and REAL small business owners. One party's been writing them. Another party's been voting against them. One party wants to build America up again. Another wants to strip America down and continue failed policies that have hurt Americans. Both at their checkbooks, their homes, their safety, their health, and their lives.

That's all you need to know about this 2012 presidential election: Are you going to vote for you and your family to support policies moving the country forward? Or are you going to vote against yourself and support policies that have contributed to where we are now?

The GOP is playing a really slick game here, trying to keep the smoke and mirrors up as long as they can to confuse as all. Voters have to commit themselves to reading between the lines of their bullshit. They are not for you. They are no longer looking out for you or people like you. We can't let greed destroy this country.

Book Rec:Robert Reich's Beyond Outrage</a>. It's on Amazon in ebook format for a couple bucks, and even if you only get through the first chapter, it's a very simple but effective read on cutting through the bullshit and summing up where we are right now and why this election is so important.
SPN - Kripke - Teehee!
I freaked out on Twitter a couple weeks ago at hearing Chris Lennertz, one half of SPN's scoring team, was nabbed by Kripke to score Revolution, fearing it meant the end of his tenure as a SPN composer.

ash48's 3.01 broment post at theheartofspn last week featuring the Holy Water Pouring Scene reminded me of the gorgeous score that went along with it. Andddd along with it, this issue. So I googled for reports of the Comic Con panel he did. And it turns out Alice Jester at Winchester Family Business came through and made sure to get a straight from him in the press line. Lennertz scoring Revolution will not mean the end of his scoring on SPN. WHEW! Thanks for the minor heart attack, Kripke! As he troll laughs in the corner, right?!

But the rest of the review of the Comic Con panel is rather informative. We don't have very many interviews of the SPN composers talking specifically about SPN, so it's a good read:

Comic Con 2012 Panel: The Character of Music with Lennertz and Aronauer


This was my favorite quote:
From the very get go we’ve always said the score is there for emotion, the score is going to be there when dad dies, the score going to be there to heightened the tension when they stop the apocalypse, but when it comes to the Impala rolling down the street, I’m going to get the hell out of the way and let AC/DC do their job.

Lalala, maybe one day I'll get back to SPN score and finish S5. One day!
SPN - Heart of...
Today's Aug 5th! Last day of LOVEfest Signups at theheartofspn. Anyone else I can arm twist into signing up?? As long as it's still Aug 5th somewhere, you can still sign up! I know there's still have a bunch of talented SPNers on my flist I'd still love to see new SamnDean stuff from! XDD



Signup for theheartofspn's Winchester Summer LOVEfest!, a two-month, multi-media celebration of the Winchester brothers leading up to the Season Eight premiere. Any fan who wants to participate can sign up now through August 5th, and celebrate their love of the brothers in any way they choose: fic, vids, art, picspam, meta, graphics, recs – if you created it and it’s about the Winchesters, we want to see it!


Need an extra nudge?

secretlytodream made this PERFECT Sam-and-Dean vid to open our Summer Winchester LOVEfest, with a song first introduced to me by crackers4jenn that was just BEGGING to be vidded, became our theheartofspn theme song, and now after this vid is my official post S7 summer hiatus song.



I can't stop grinning about it!! Make sure to leave her some comment love, Loki was amazing in pulling this together on such short notice for us!

Also check out marciaelena's BEAUTIFUL artwork in large format made for our banner above. Make sure to click on the link for the largest format. You know what my screensaver has been for the last month XD

Watch/join theheartofspn for more Sam-and-Dean creations over the next two months!
1st-Aug-2012 04:07 pm - LJ-Jar: Join up flist!!
DC - Thinky Jen
I kinda love this idea, cause I've decided as annoying as LJ is, it's still my favorite online platform, I have seven years here, I love having a record of those years through my entries, and I'm sad to see others (including me) using it less and less.

So awakencordy started an LJ-Jar as incentive to stay active! You add your name pledging to post 2 times a week, and if you miss out, you donate $1 for every entry you miss to the charity of your choice!

LJ-Jar : Make Entries or Donate to Charity : JOIN H E R E


Come onnnnnn, flist! You know you want tooooooo!! DOOOO IT!!! XDDDD
27th-Jul-2012 07:33 pm - OLLLLLYMPICS!!! 2012!!
Horses - What it means to be free
Who's gonna be watching opening ceremonies tonight?!

Who're you watching for? Rooting for? Looking forward to?

Any of the horsey people on my flist have any heads up with the equestrian events schedule? Looks like they're starting right away first thing in the morning. It's always SUPER impossible to catch Dressage every year, and I'm always kinda annoyed by it. You'd think by virtue of London hosting in a pretty accessible place this year, it'd get better coverage, so I'm crossing my fingers for that.

I'm super amused how archery is suddenly a relevant sport for coverage again. Coincidence? I told The Sis the archery club of america must have said, LET'S BE RELEVANT AGAIN! Release three movies with archery plots in three months before the olympics!

ETA: LALALALALA!!! THE JAM OPENS THE MUSIC SEQUENCEEEEEE!!! Maybe now Americans can understand who the hell they are? Yea probably not. :(

I thought the Industrial Revolution sequences was really well done but sorta seriously sad the way they literally stripped away the grass and trees. Exchanging nature for soot. Not very happy. I did think they did a very nice thinky turn into creation of warfare and destruction from that which I was impressed by.

Mary Poppins vanishes Giant Voltemort! THAT WAS TRIPPY AND CRAZY AND CREEPY! Took me a while to realize the hospital sickness metaphor.

The torch lighting was SUPERRR awesome. I was trying to figure out where the torch was, I thought it might be in the tree which I thought would be alittle weird. All the little lights on that center thing coming together was a REALLY neat visual. All the visuals were top notch, well-done Danny Boyle and music directors. The UK team walking out to Bowie's Heroes? I MEAN REALLY, HOW KICKASS IS THAT? (Favorite Bowie song right here!)

And every opening ceremonies wishes it could close that warm and smushy and full of love. All you need is 10 rounds of Hey Jude and an emotional Paul McCartney. By the end the whole stadium was just like *SNIFF SNIFF* *WIPES TEAR* GROUP HUG EVERYONE!!!
DC - Thinky Jen
I've never collaborated on a meta before, but while brainstorming possible example content posts for theheartofspn, ash48 showed me her first meta on this and mentioned her idea to do a followup. I adored the original, and was immediately struck by how relevant the topic was in light of the finale ending, so I told her in not so many words YOU HAVE TO DO THIS! and volunteered to help beta and picspam and whatever else she needed. Two weeks and one Comic Con worth of spoilers later, it's now ready for print! And I can tell you ash48 and her metas are completely responsible for my vague optimism on the new spoilers. *g* So I do hope it helps some other fans distressed about S8 rest alittle more easily as well. I should stress, this was written before the spoilers were released, and doesn't contain any in the link, but it's inevitable that the comments will mention them in some respect. So if you're trying to remain unspoiled, use your own judgment.

Author: ash48 (with zimshan)
Artist: zimshan
Title: Time After Time: Seven Years of Winchesters and the Separation Theme
Subject: The significance of separations and reunions in the Supernatural 'verse.
Summary: How Sam and Dean's experience of being separated time and again might help them deal with their current situation.



LINK TO READ/COMMENT
SPN - Heart of...
So my goal to stop thinking about SPN after my dramaqueen of a reaction to the finale worked fantastically...for about one week. Somehow after a series of mellowing out and peeking back in LJ and seeing a bunch of awesomely inspiring/thinky Winchestery posts, I got to talking to a couple of flisters about S7 and the show, and brought up this idea that had been brewing in the back of my head for a while. And because they're all as crazy as me only 100X more awesome, theheartofspn was born! It's taken us a while to hash out the details and get the idea up and running, blame that on lab/thesis BS that's consumed most of my spring, but finally today we're releasing it! So without further ado:



theheartofspn theheartofspn theheartofspn theheartofspn

A new comm for SPN fans to gather together in celebrating seven years & beyond of Winchester brothers! As we wait out this summer hiatus for the show's eighth season to begin (on its brand new night even!), let's reinvigorate that Winchester spirit again. Join fans new & old in celebrating the canon of the past, the creative fanworks its fueled, and the exciting potential it still holds!

Signup for the comm's kickoff event, Winchester Summer Lovefest, now thru end of July!


PIMP THE COMM IN YOUR LJ!
Just copy the code below for comm banner + description:


My wish/hope/goal is that this can be a gathering space to bring together all types of SPN fans around LJ who still love the show and the brothers, want to reconnect with other brother fans who've still resisted fleeing LJ, and/or want to resist falling into too much jadedness and want to try to find their Winchester spirit again. I know for myself, I can at any given point in time fall into all categories, but after SEVEN YEARS of Winchesters? AND the show moving from the deathslot back to WEDNESDAYS and suddenly being heavily promoted, making this the first summer in forever that I'm not expecting this next season to be the last? I just need this hiatus...to back up and take a look canon from afar, bask in the broad strokes, be thankful for what we've been given, and hopeful for what potential is still there to explore. And most importantly, help inspire and be inspired by the endlessly continuing fandom talents you all so graciously offer! That is the pure magic of fandom in the end isn't it? And when fandom wanks, my reaction will always be MAKE ART, NOT WANK. As Kill A Man can attest to. Let's carve out some time this summer, and celebrate that canon and that spirit that made these seven years all possible.

So...WHO'S IN?! XD

ETA: Gorgeous LOVEfest banner by the talented marciaelena, I can't wait til she can make her post of the fullsize version for all of you to see, I can't staring at it myself!
DC - Thinky Jen
I've been watching the first season of Being Human lately, in light of Jeremy Carver coming back to SPN for showrunning duties. I'm quite impressed actually, I think he's done a really awesome job with it. I may have a couple of times had the thought that it's kinda sad a werewolf, vampire, and a ghost have gotten more emotional resonance per episode than Sam and Dean gotten in the last two years, which is kinda depressing. But also nice to think, hey we've got the guy responsible for that as showrunner now. So that really inspires some confidence. It's also a relief to see Carver can plot and plan a good show/season/episode run. I actually really liked the consistency and continuity, I hope he can bring that over to SPN, we are sure in need of it.

So with that and some comments made by him today, I'm feeling vaguely optimistic about the SPN S8 spoilers coming out of Comic Con today. Obviously, it's the summer, I never allow myself more than vague optimism at this point but...Cutting for SPN S8 spoilers....Collapse )

cassiopeia7 linked the most accurate SPN review I have ever seen recently: 'Why Supernatural is the most exasperating show ever'. It includes what I think has got to be the most accurate sentence to ever describe the show: "Supernatural drives me crazy, because it is a very, very dumb show with a very, very smart show hiding inside." IS THAT IN A NUTSHELL OR WHAT? IT DESCRIBES IT ALL! All our obsessions and frustrations and grief and excitement and squee all rolled into one small little nugget of a comment. I've struggled for years with describing the show in one sentence for friends who ask about it. Nothing's ever quite capture it quite like this one. For sure, I will be using it alot in the future.
DC - Thinky Jen
Ohhhhh this summer so far. I finally turned in my first draft of my thesis proposal two weeks ago. Currently nauseous as hell about it all, and wondering WTF AM I DOING and a friend sends me this article: Why Ph.D's Don't Equal JOBS?. NOT HELPING, WaPost!!! Meanwhile, looking through jobs/internships/whatever anyone will throw at me please. Oh, and ROOMMATE SWITCHING WOES, ugh, those are just no fun.

Anyways, how IS my flist doing? I feel like I've been all out of sorts, lately, and I look at this poor LJ and realize this year is probably the smallest amount of content I've posted in this LJ ever. Which makes me kinda sad, so, alittle June/July fandom update post...

Most exciting fandom news for the summer so far is: KATIE HOLMES IS FREEEE!!!!!! Old DCer ramblings because I always have room for DC nostalgia...Collapse )

OH YEA, AND JOSS WHEDON HAD THAT OTHER MOVIE COME OUT. What's the name of it again? *g* Avengers talk...Collapse )

Anddddd State of SPN and I...Collapse )

Some of those awesome SPN post-finale posts to share:
SPN post-finale/canon-related RECS! Cutting for length...Collapse )

And Maureen Ryan expresses her thoughts on S7 and hopes on S8. Excellent article that really drives home the inherent problems of S7. I will probably be referencing her stairs analogy til the end of time, I think it's just so perfectly on point. But she has a number of other jems too, especially her "It's worth revisiting the word 'resonance'" and her closing statement on hope and love for the show. I couldn't agree more.

This ended up being a pretty crazy post! Updates on DC nostalgia, Whedon love, AND SPN. When is the last time that happened? Busy couple months for old WB crowd, eh?
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