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Can we talk Sherlock? Spoilers for 4.02 ahead.

It's not a spoiler to point out that Sherlock continues to poke me with references that remind me of SPN. 4.01 had the "appointment in Samarra" story, and 4.02 gave us H.H. Holmes! As well as (here come the spoilers)...

here be spoilers )
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I used to listen to the news on NPR every morning while getting ready, but I haven't been able to stomach the news since the election, so I'm listening to podcasts instead. I have a slew of non-fiction favorites (mostly NPR shows like Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, This American Life, etc.) but right I'm really into fiction. I've been a fan of Welcome to Night Vale for years, and I love the other podcasts by the same group (Alice Isn't Dead and Within the Wires, but not the Orbiting Human Circus, which I tried and disliked), and I'm looking for more weird serial fiction. Some others I've enjoyed are Limetown and The Black Tapes.

Now, here's a story that shows how everything comes back to Supernatural in the end. The Black Tapes is a serial podcast following a fictional journalist who's working with a paranormal skeptic (a James Randi type) to investigate a series of paranormal/supernatural events. I'm midway through season 2 and so far it has featured: "chosen" children, a wife who has been taken, drawings of pentagrams surrounded by concentric circles and weird symbols, demons (including one whose name is pronounced differently but would probably be spelled Azazel), possession and exorcisms, ghosts, arcane texts, you name it. Even a female character named Charlie. So every episode ends up pinging my Supernatural radar in one way or another. And I've been thinking that a crossover would be fun. Like, since The Black Tapes takes place in the Pacific Northwest, what if the journalist keeps running into the Supernatural crew on location and doesn't understand that they're taping a TV show? And she points out a pentacle surrounded by concentric circles and they tell her "yeah, Jerry paints those, he does a great job?" And someone sends her mysterious VHS tapes with grainy images of exorcisms, but they're just copies of Supernatural episodes?

Anyway. The episode I listened to this morning had the protagonists heading to Vancouver, which of course grabbed my attention, because look! My little crossover dreams are coming true! And then they said they were going to Riverview Hospital! Could it get any better? But they ruined it by explaining that Riverside is a vacant hospital that's used as a setting for movies and TV shows, and listed several of them, including Supernatural. A shout-out that would normally fill me with glee, but this time it made me sad, because it means the journalist is aware of the show and my fantasies/plot bunnies about her accidentally stumbling onto the set have been Kripked. Oh well.

The point of all this is that I'm looking for more, similar podcasts, and since you obviously have excellent taste, I'm hoping you have some suggestions! (No podcasts of SPN fanfiction, please.)

(Also, now I'm dying to hear a phone call between this journalist and Sam Winchester, with Sam awkwardly trying to keep her away from a dangerous situation without giving anything away... I wonder if there is any kind of audience for such a crossover?)
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...when Supernatural is thrown at me on a regular basis? Like right now, with CNN reporting from Ankeny, Iowa?
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I want to see this week's episode of Hannibal remixed as an episode of Supernatural.

Vaguely spoilery for this week's Hannibal ep )

And then there's this. As I was skipping through commercials, a man in a promo for a new show caught my eye, and I thought "oh, nice, Tahmoh got himself a new series."

Because it does look like him, doesn't it? (Yes, I took pictures of my TV. Lame, I know.)

But apparently it's some guy named

And you know, I just refuse to believe this is a coincidence. I think whoever this is (I know it's you, Tahmoh), he's pulling a real life Supernatural fake identity thing. You know how people almost never notice Sam and Dean's ridiculously obvious pop culture aliases? I think someone (Tahmoh) is laughing at us for not getting this one.
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I had a couple of conversations about the royal baby this weekend, and it was SO HARD not to say "And she was born on Sam Winchester's birthday!!!" My Tumblr and LJ have been full of Sam Winchester, for obvious reasons. I haven't had a chance to look at much of it but some time in the next couple of days I'm going to sit down and scroll until my eyes bleed. And it will be marvelous.

I'm way, way behind on LJ but I've managed to read a few things. I keep saying I'm not a slash fan (and I keep saying "I keep saying I'm not a slash fan") but over the past few days I've read three truly marvelous slashy fics that I can't not recommend, probably because they're from three of the best writers out there - less than 3333 by [livejournal.com profile] kalliel, Come Sail Away by [livejournal.com profile] indiachick, and Goodbye Stranger by [livejournal.com profile] frozen_delight. If you're like me and you shy away from "slashy slash" (as [livejournal.com profile] frozen_delight so aptly put it) but you like beautiful thinky lyrical writing that just might happen to have some subtle sexytimes or unrequited feeeeels, you must read these.

And for those in Other Fandoms, May the fourth be with you. But since everything comes back to Supernatural...

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Guys. Guys.

You're welcome, my son )

As always, I'm unspoiled for the next episode; please help me stay that way!

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Four things. Spoilers for 10.02 but they're also spoiler tagged inside so you can go ahead and click through if you haven't seen that one yet.

Strategically calibrating expectations )

Oh, wait, I have a number five, but it's not even remotely SPN-related. I'm wearing black pants and navy trouser socks. And I noticed before I left the house and said "oh, fuck it" and left anyway. I don't know why I feel like you need to know that. And who am I to make fun of Hannah's weird short pants, when I deliberately leave the house like this? (Boom. There you go. It's SPN-related now. Because everything is.)

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10.01 Drabble

The lovely [livejournal.com profile] kalliel challenged us to write a drabble for each episode of season 10. I don’t remember if she specified a word count, but I decided to limit myself to 100 words anyway:

(ETA... I guess she said coda, not drabble. But I'm making this my own personal challenge now: 100 words for each episode.)

Behind a cut in case you haven't seen 10.01 but it's barely spoilery )


10.01 Discussion

Discussion of 10.01; here be spoilers )

Casting/character spoiler for future S10 episode )

Non spoilery Supernatural related stuff

I was reading a news story on Yahoo, and I don’t want to get into the details of the story but basically someone really stupid did something really stupid and an innocent person ended up dead. And this is the guy’s mugshot:

Yeah. Makes you proud to be a fan. :-/

On the other end of the spectrum, here are some ladies who do make me proud to be a Supernatural fan. This is a Dapper Day Disney Bound version of Team Free Will.

And if you don’t understand what any of that means (or even if you do, and want to see the back of their costumes, which you should), read this Epbot post. (BTW, Epbot is the site that also brought us that ridiculously awesome custom-made Crowley Pop Funko figure.

And finally, a very happy birthday to my friend [livejournal.com profile] themegalosaurus. This one’s for you, buddy!

(Oh, hell, who am I kidding. It’s for me too.)

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I was pleased to see From Dusk Till Dawn available on Netflix; I've been interested in it ever since I first heard of it, and I don't get the network it's on. Imagine my surprise when I started watching it and discovered it's a big Supernatural AU fanfic.

I've only seen three episodes, but so far we have:

  • Two attractive brothers

  • One of whom is a little taller and has longer hair

  • Who drive around in a black late 60s muscle car, named after an animal, with Kansas plates

  • Who have a messed up dysfunctional codependent relationship

  • With a tragic backstory that includes a parent who was killed in a fire while they were young

  • With one brother rescuing the other from the fire

  • And the taller brother with longer hair has psychic visions

  • And there are vampires with retractable teeth

  • And Adrianne Palicki

Also, director/producer Robert Rodriguez lives in Austin and likes to work there. Hey, Robert, I know someone, maybe a neighbor of yours, that you should hire.

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First, I didn't manage to post yesterday, so I missed the chance to wish [livejournal.com profile] dreamsofspike a happy birthday in a timely manner. Hope it was a good one!

Second, I'm signing up for my first Big Bang, except mine will probably be a mini bang, so I guess I should say my first bang of any kind. But I'm kind of excited and kind of nervous. Best case scenario: an amazing artist falls in love with my story and feels compelled to illustrate every scene. Worst case scenario: no one picks my story at all. Join me at [livejournal.com profile] spn_gen_bigbang and see which one comes true! (Spoiler alert: it will not be #1.)

Third, the movie Bedazzled is on right now. It's the 2000 remake, not the 1967 original, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. I love the Deal With the Devil trope in which the Devil always gives you, technically, exactly what you asked for, but it's never what you actually wanted.
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And now I really want Supernatural to examine this. They've kind of skirted around the edges of it, but I want them to jump in head first. Like, what if the crossroads demon brought Sam back to life in AHBL2, but he was brain dead from oxygen deprivation, because Dean forgot to specify that he wanted him not only alive, but healthy?

Fourth, you know what makes me happy? When Carry On Wayward Son comes on the radio. You know what makes me really happy? When we're in my husband's car, and it comes on because he has it on his iPhone, and my teenager in the back takes out her earbuds and drops whatever she was listening to so she can sing along with us. That's a good feeling. :-)
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A couple of weeks ago, Hannibal featured a killer who seemed, at the beginning, to be non-human. It turned out to be a human using a mechanized animal-style jaw to kill people in an animalistic way.

But watching the non-human-style killings made me think how fantastic Supernatural could be if it were done by the people who are doing Hannibal. On the network that's showing Hannibal. In Hannibal's time slot. With Hannibal's budget. The gorgeous, cinematic style. The pacing. The writing. The gore, guys. You can't even imagine the gore they'd be allowed to show - no stupid spray of arterial blood every time someone gets killed. The dream sequences. Supernatural would be so beautiful, it makes me want to cry.

And they keep teasing me by featuring noteworthy SPN guest stars:
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Ironically, a lot of Hannibal fans complain that it would be so much better on cable. And yeah, it would. But a word to the Fannibals... just count your blessings that your favorite show isn't on the CW!

Anyone else a fan?


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