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: (♂ dean winchester has been saved)


I'm not a huge fan of Loki/[livejournal.com profile] secretlytodream(the vidder) normally, but this vid is simply mind-blowing. It rolls out slow and close and just unfurls into the vastness (and closness) that is all the promises made that couldn't ever be kept, all the words that were said that meant so much, all the lives and deaths they've changed through, and eventually, what remains the same. Just, ugh, all the feelings. Most excellent example of why I love show and why Sam and Dean are just heartbreakingly perfectly sad. It's funny, because I was just explaining to my brother why Supernatural is both the worst and best show I watch. It's the only one I actually participate in fandom in anymore, and I've made tons of amazing friends in it. The mytharc is broad and expansive and amazing without being too complex with some truly stunning writing and creativity. But it's also the worst, because you can see how far it's falling downhill, how much potential exists that isn't ever going to be explored, and that makes it miserable.

~*~ALL THE FEELINGS~*~
majorshipper: (➘ lulz u fail dude)
If you haven't already heard about SOPA/PIPA, then I really think you should check it out. Seriously. It's a massive set of legislature that in a nutshell gives big companies the right to control what websites exist and what you can see. The program's censorship level is comparable to China and Iran's systems. Many, many, many people are against it, because they recognize the threat to free speech it represents. In two weeks it goes to vote.
On January 18th, many websites are going to be going dark to protest this bill. You can petition various sites here. You can find out more, petition your senators/representatives, and get generally enraged at the situation here

It's a very big deal; if it goes through, life on the internet as we know it will change.


This break in your regular fangirl has been brought to you by important shit. On to the scheduled programming;

Supernatural tonight! *bounces* Yes, this is exciting. I might be able to watch it on TV! Not sure, since it depends on if I can convince the 'rents to go to bed instead of watching NCIS, which, of course, will be difficult, but, eh, who knows. We shall see! I'm going to try bribery with pizza and breadsticks.

Also, apparently The Chew has become my newest love. Me and mum watch it every day practically. I can't help it. They had Hugh Jackman and then Bobby Flay.

(Hi new friends! Usually I'm a lot less serious, unless I get really riled up. But, yeah. Welcome to the insanity!)
majorshipper: (♂ a day to remember you by)
So I was just scrolling through my flist when [livejournal.com profile] missyjack linked to this post by [livejournal.com profile] hells_half_acre about Irene Adler and why fandom has ~feelings~ about her. The title is Women, Sex, And Power - A Rant, so know that's what you're getting into. But it's still a fantastic look at Irene in BBC's Sherlock.

I got into a very, very interesting discussion with [livejournal.com profile] hells_half_acre in the comments of that entry, and it directed me to these posts of hers, on the subject of Love (and Slash). Both are very, very interesting reads for anyone who gets slash, doesn't get slash, likes slash, likes gen, likes SPN, doesn't like SPN, loves Sherlock, doesn't care about Sherlock...etc. Everyone. She makes some very interesting observations on society's perception of sexuality in relationships.

The points brought up at first glace seem almost asexual to most people's(mainly misguided) perceptions, but that's just an overreaction to the fact that everything in today's society is so hyper-sexualized, and so something without that sex is seen as oddly lacking in sex(even when it was never supposed to have sex in the first place, hence the perceived asexuality). The original three articles are all short and to-the-point and very well enunciated. So what are you still doing reading my measly words? gogogogogo!
majorshipper: (♂ a day to remember you by)
So, I should know better than to a) get attached to minor characters who die and b) go in search of fic about those characters. Because they will hurt my heart even more. See the two fics below about one Gwen Campbell;

Fate, Tall, Delayed by [livejournal.com profile] animus_wyrmis
Gwen is a Campbell, first and always.
Ugh, Gweeeeeen. Basically a story of how everything that touches hunting crashes and burns and dies in a horrible fiery way. And a fantastic look at life outside of the Winchesters, outside of their own insulated battle for the world, a look at what it's like to fight for the everyman and lose and lose people and move on and lose faith. So pretty, but also heartbreaking. OH HEY, SHOW, WHY IS GWEN DEAD? WHY DID YOU GIVE US THIS FANTASTIC CAMPBELL CONNECTION AND THEN KILL THEM ALL!?

Brass Ceiling by [livejournal.com profile] kalliel
Hunting is the difference between skipping town because the rent's overdue and skipping town because there's a werewolf two states over. It's the difference between being a murderer and being a big damn hero. Gwen and hers have got it coming, and there is no getting out--only strapping in.
Outsider POV, the things you do to me. And outsider POV of hunting? EVEN MORE FANTASTIC. A little tough to get into, but once you're in, it's like you're sucked in (hm, much like hunting, no?) and the story is going places with or without you. Another fantastic look at life outside the Winchester's very isolated POV, what it's like to be a normal hunter. And what it's like to have your own issues and your own problems that brought you where you are. And what it's like to tell a story without saying anything much at all.
Basically, ALL MY HEARTS IN MY EYES.


You want even more drama? LISTEN TO THIS WHILE READING! It's all mournful and violiny and it owns my soul. Star Wars and string instruments and I would listen to VSQ for FOREVER.

[livejournal.com profile] proverbsun, you're the first person I thought of when this came on. :D
majorshipper: (♂ the one in the dirty trenchcoat)
LOL. On one hand, excite. On the other, damn it, they better not screw this up any more than I know is gonna happen. And I say that as someone who wasn't super thrilled but was content with the previous arrangement for this season so far.

(for those on my flist who are avoiding SPN spoilers for unaired episodes, don't go into the comments, because there will be some)

LOL POSTED THIS AND CARRY ON STARTED PLAYING.

In better news, I went back to Science Club this week! Dad caved, as I had hoped he would, and set down some ridic rules that shouldn't be to hard to follow.
majorshipper: (♕ shhh it's a secret that everyone knows)
spoilers, of course, for 4x10 and the little trailer for next week )

I haven't read anyone else's thoughts, so I have no idea how everyone else feels about it, but as a whole, it was a lot better than I anticipated.
As always, please no spoilers for future episodes in the comments. Thank you! <3


MIRANDA ♥♥♥
SHE IS LIKE THE SPIRIT ANIMAL OF FANDOM. She actually reminds me of my history professor. A lot. I'm just sad that I'm nearly done. Also, Tom Ellis, sir, you are even more attractive without the crazy evilness and the whacko hair.


I still cannot find it in myself to watch the last episode of Supernatural again. because of aaaaangst. (beware spoilers for the last episode as well as a discussion that could be kinda triggery re: that scene with Bobby and his parents) )
majorshipper: (♕ all the action heroes are doing it)
Eleven hours left.

I've done all the things I claimed right off the bat, now I'm gonna go in and see if there's anything I can complete in the next few hours. *bites nails*
majorshipper: (✆ in the begining)
I'm hooked on Psych. It's so awesome. Watched the pilot and first couple of episodes last night, and they were fantastic. It's just the right balance between hilarious and ridiculous and awesome. :D

Anddd...I dl'd the episodes of Sanctuary I haven't seen this season. Apparently Tesla's in one, and I kinda like being all caught up, even if I'm not at all as into it as I was.

Finally! There is some absolutely fantastic meta and talk over here about Supernatural 708. If you're into objectively examining fandom or offering your opinions on it, gooooo check it out. The original post does a pretty good job of laying out the situation and asking questions that cut pretty well to the heart of fandom's issues with what happened. And the variety of responses is fascinating from an observational point of view. fandom can have an active discussion without falling apart into ugliness!
/puts away meta geekiness
majorshipper: (♂ the one in the dirty trenchcoat)
So I was going through my bookmarks looking for something to make me feel better about the mess that was friday's episode and the horrible characterizations and just something fluffy in general, when I stumbled onto this one;

Your Apple Pie Suburban Hell Happily Ever After (7676 words) by favicontuesday
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Castiel/Dean Winchester, Becky Rosen/Chuck Shurley, Lucifer/Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester/Lisa Braeden
Characters: Dean Winchester, Becky Rosen, Castiel, Sam Winchester, Chuck Shurley, Lisa Braeden, Bobby Singer, Lucifer (Supernatural), Michael (Supernatural)
Summary: In which Becky and Dean search for Chuck and Sam, Castiel discovers a love of milkshakes, Sam regrets being a good Samaritan, and Lucifer is still entirely too interested in Sam's body for Sam's peace of mind.

IT IS LIKE THE BEST AU OF S6/7 EVER. And parts of it are so echo-y of S7, even though this was written long before S7 and even S6. Aaaannnyways. In case anyone else is in need of a good fix-it style fic.
majorshipper: (♂ when you've lost all you've had)
I was going to write fic about Sam. Somehow I ended up writing meta for Sam...and then Dean, and then their relationship and a dash of Cas tossed in there too.
Don't ask me how or why.

here there be spoilers up to 708 )

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