Jan. 22nd, 2012

majorshipper: (♂ darling don't be afraid)
Basically, it breaks down, in an interesting way, why Dean behaves the way he does to Sam, and, because that's kinda the point of the post, Cas. It's about homophobia in SPN, and why Dean/Cas will never be explorable because of the way the characters are, but, it includes some pretty spot-on stuff about Dean's character in the midst of that, and how he is who he is because of his relationships with John and Sam.

more talking from me, and links, but cut to save your flist )


Something that the OP's reply made me think of; Evil!Cas, or the idea of Cas, the once-righteous angel, turning bad, or doing the wrong things for the right things. It's no secret that I adore twists that reveal my favorite characters to be in fact bad guys, or when a good guy goes bad. I was excited during the first mid-season finale of White Collar at the prospect that final scene brought up(you know the one; hotel room, Kate, and the ring). I was excited during the last episode of Sherlock's first season when Sherlock first sees John at the pool. The very first time I watched my first SPN episode, Lucifer Rising, when I saw one of the main characters, a good guy, or so I assumed from what I'd seen of fandom, when I saw Sam torture the demon and then kill Lilith, effectively going darkside, I thought, Wow, that's brave. That's exciting.. I was excited at the end of Mommy Dearest when we discovered what was going on. It may be a kink of mine. Check that, it probably is. But the fact is, I love it. I love it when good guys go bad, especially if they do the wrong things for the right reasons, if the road they take is the good-intentions path to hell. Which is why, even though my heart was breaking into a million little pieces on the floor, I was actually really excited during the latter half of S6 and 701.
And, I want to know where these stories are. Are writers too afraid to actually take their characters darkside and let them stay there? It's a bold more, it's hard to do, and it does alienate fanbase sometimes, but I think it's one of the coolest things I've seen. They don't even have to make the character permanently bad! They can include a redemption arc, 'cause those are awesome too. But, think about it. How often does that happen? I know it happened in Buffy at some point, right? I only know because I actually considered watching Buffy when I found out But where else does it happen? SPN? Kinda? It's a trope that I don't find enough, be it in shows or in fanfic. And that makes me sad, actually.
EVEN MY MUSIC IS RELEVANT, OMG. Seeing as Walk Away is about the speaker telling his girl to walk away because he's dangerous and will never let her get away from him if she stays, because he's found himself in a bad place. analyzed

But now that I'm inspired on the subject, I'm totally gonna go write that next-gen fic I have promised [livejournal.com profile] lunasky3.

ALSO I JUST REALIZED I STILL HAVE NOT SEEN THE DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. And. I'm not too bothered. I guess I'll have to watch it at some point, though.
majorshipper: (➘ characters welcome)
Because the last one was already too long, and I think this deserves it's own place to discuss(code for me saying "YEAH, I GUESS YOU'RE RIGHT. I WOULD ENJOY THAT")

Should I watch Castle?


because I don't have a list of movies downloaded that I've already got queued up to watch


Also, my glases hate my face. I got new versions of the frames I had before when I got new glasses a few weeks ago, and while I'm used to it, the new hardness of the frames is starting to rub my nose the wrong way. It's annoying. It feels like I have sunburn under the nose pieces, which is really friggin painful.
majorshipper: (Default)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn at The SOPA Boycotts: One Single Post
Wil Wheaton blogged today about the MPAA directly threatening those politicians who came out against SOPA:

"
Reinforcing the fact that Chris Dodd really does not get what’s happening, and showing just how disgustingly corrupt the MPAA relationship is with politicians, Chris Dodd went on Fox News to explicitly threaten politicians who accept MPAA campaign donations that they’d better pass Hollywood’s favorite legislation… or else:
“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,”
It shows, yet again, that he just doesn’t get it. People were protesting not just because of the content of these bills, but because of the corrupt process of big industries like Dodd’s “buying” politicians and “buying” laws. To then come out and make that threat explicit isn’t a way to fix things or win back the public. It’s just going to get them more upset, and to recognize just how corrupt this process is."

Shortly after Chris Dodd made the statements, a petition was started to investigate whether the MPAA has engaged in bribery. Others are pointing out that as a recent Senator, Chris Dodd is not allowed to lobby until 2013 (or 2 years after leaving office).

And since there have been several posts about the Black March boycott and the SOPA Boycott, we've pulled all the info and the links into a public Google doc so you can link to only one post (and also link to it off LJ - the "Repost it to your journal" button only works on LJ.) And I am certain some of us could use a break from the constant reposting. ;-)

The TinyURL link is:
http://tinyurl.com/blackmarchsopa

And last here is a great video that explains what the media industry has been trying to do since the creation of audio and video cassette recorders and why they are going to continue trying (like making it illegal to print a copy of a child's drawing to top your kids' birthday cake).  



Profile

majorshipper: (Default)
a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 25th, 2017 02:48 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios