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Motel update! Huge thanks to [ profile] galwithglasses for her wonderful help. <3


Season 8's accommodation is significant because it is the season that introduced the Men of Letters bunker (episode 8.13, Everybody Hates Hitler). It grounded the boys and gave the show its second longest permanent set (second to Bobby's house). Thankfully there are still lots of awesome motel sets to enjoy. :)

Supernatural Season 8 Motels Part One )
ash48: (Geeking Out)
As I've been prepping the Season 8 motels post I was admiring the motel sign in the show. So I put this together for tumblr. Thought I'd share it here also.

Motel sign - night
ash48: (Geeking Out)
Hey guys. I need some advice from anyone savvy with the technical aspects of LJ.

I was looking through my Motels and Accommodations posts and noticed that all the entires are messed up - in terms of the formatting. It's annoying because I remember when I posted them (all those years ago) they looked fine, but now the formatting is all over the place. When I made them I used tables so I could control where the images and text was (centred, neat, in block text etc). I think, when LJ went to their mobile version, everything got skewed.

The advice I need is on how to fix it. How do people go about formatting complicated image and text posts these days (though I suspect the answer is - nobody does!). I am thinking I probably need to create all the information in Photoshop and post as one big image (or several blocks of pre-formatted images)?? Or maybe there's a more basic form of formatting I could use? I have a mix of small and large pictures and text I want in blocks.

I am inspired to fix them (somehow) and hopefully update the resource to include Season 8-11. :)

Thanks if anyone has some ideas. <33

ETA: From the comments below it seems like it depends on the browser. Firefox is fine but maybe other browsers aren't? I use Safari and Google Chrome and they look yuk. Why the difference?! Stoopid technology...
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Last Friday I had some free time and wanted to make something I could finish in a day. This has been on my mind to do for ages - but I kept putting it off because I couldn't narrow down my choices. Then I figured it didn't really matter because it's about showcasing the fact that SPN has awesome motels.

Title: Top Ten Motels of Supernatural
Vidder: [ profile] ash48
Music by: Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones
Length: 3.04m Size: 56 (mp4)
Summary: The title says it all I think. :)

Watch/DL/reblog: You Tube || 4shared || tumblr

Thanks to [ profile] missyjack for checking it over.

(I'd be curious if you can't see this. YT tells be it won't play in some countries, but it no longer tells you which ones).
ash48: (Geeking Out)
Time for an update on the motel posts. :) Huge thanks to [ profile] galwithglasses for her assistance in helping me compile this. <33


Accommodations Master Post

Rock, Wallpaper, Sofas, (Part One) )


Dec. 28th, 2013 11:16 am
ash48: (Geeking Out)
I know I said I was going (and I am!) but I thought I'd sneak this in before I go. I am determined to get the S7 motel post done early in the year.

Does anyone have any insights (or, you know, contacts higher up in the SPN world :D) as to what these motel names might be called? They were obviously given names, but the camera never captured them clearly.

fairly large images under cut )
ash48: (Charlie dancing)
The extra cookie goes to [ profile] quickreaver for investigating this mystery and getting an answer from Perry Battista:


That artwork is awesome. Hee...the place even has a hot tub!

What's the meaning do you think? I mean...there's gotta be a meaning right? Situations often have the boys over a barrel - so I suppose it could be a reference to that.

Woot! I am ridiculous happy about this. Fans rock. The crew of SPN rock!
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S6 Motel Banner pic

Season 6 of Supernatural gave us another wonderful assortment of accommodations.

In total, Sam and Dean stayed in 11 motels, at Bobby's 4 times and squatted in abandoned houses twice. Dean starts off in a real house though...

ash48: (Geeking Out)
Go to Part One

But You Can Never Leave

Motels and Accommodations of Supernatural - Season 6

Part Two

Season 6 Motels - Part Two )

ash48: (Geeking Out)
... you know the one where you can zoom in on a photo and can suddenly read very fine text.

Anyone got magic equipment like that? Or can make out what the name on this motel card says? It's from 6.08 All Dogs Go To Heaven.

"Over the Rainbow" maybe? Not sure the pyramid design supports that, but the stripy colours might (which, on second thought, is probably a prism and therefore supports "rainbow" even more...hmmmmm). Also the episode is about a dog looking for a home...just like Toto. (stretch...?)

6.08 motel name card
ash48: (Geeking Out)
Getting organised. :)

Master Post Banner pic

Season 1-3 by [ profile] bellanut

Season One: Motels and Inns of Supernatural
Season Two: Gimme Shelter
Season Three: Gimme Shelter

Season 4 - 8 by [ profile] ash48

Season Four: Wherever I Lay My Hat Part One, Part Two
Season Five: You Can Check Out Anytime You Like Part One, Part Two
Season Six: But You Can Never Leave, Part One, Part Two
Season Seven: Rock, Wallpaper, Sofas Part One, Part Two
Season Eight: I Had to Stop for the Night. Part One. Part Two

Supernatural Wallpapers
Supernatural Murals
Prop (and set items) re-use
The Floor Plan
Motel Signs Collage

Super Wiki Motel Entries
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This started because I wanted to see how many time large flowers were used in the wallpapers. I then started collecting some recurring themes in wallpapers and then I got carried away and ended up collecting (pretty much) all the wallpapers and murals from seasons 1 to 7.../o\

I have only collected motel wallpapers. I know there are some awesome wallpapers used on other sets but researching that was going to be just tooooo time consuming.

This is mostly a visual catalogue - a companion post to the motel information. Though I have made some comments on some of them. ;)

They are categorised in themes and then in chronological order within the theme.

(Go here for Murals of Supernatural)

Supernatural Wallpapers  )


Feb. 9th, 2013 09:14 pm
ash48: (glasses!Jared)
(I need an icon that says..."geeking out". I'd make good use of that one. ;D)

Thought I'd share this for those who may not have seen it. I know a few of you geek over the design of the show like I do. Thanks to [ profile] growyourwings for giving me the heads up. <3 (I have a twitter, but there are days I'm not on and miss lots of good stuff...)

Jerry Wanek is the Production Designer on SPN. I think he might just be my all time hero - especially for the stunning work on The Batcave. (The Wincave? The Letters Library? The Bunker 'o Love?)

He tweeted this recently:

Screen Shot 2013-02-09 at 8.02.12 PM

Isn't that great?! I'm sure he's speaking to me!! (hee...of course I don't but I am definitely one of those people he's referring to...;D)

And this is the wallpaper he's referring to (from 8.12 As Time Goes By)

Like sands through the hour glass.... )


I've been working on the S6 motel post today and I got a little side tracked by the wallpapers. I want to make a collection of all the ones that have flowers in them. I've made a good start but with homeofthenutty down it makes progress much slower...:(

I'm also collecting all the murals. I love the murals!!! I've found, er..5 so far.

I'm still on a high after that last ep. Well, the last three actually. It's also nice to see fans bouncing about the place. I wonder if it's enough to bring some fans back...

ash48: (Changing Channels gif)
Banner by [ profile] maichan <33

Following on from Wherever I Lay My Hat - Motels and Accommodations of SPN, Season 4, I now bring you Season 5 motels and accommodations. Part picspam, part meta, part trivia fest. :)

I'm doing these not only because I love the motel rooms but because I've been creating a catalogue of accommodation at Super Wiki. It's slowly getting there...;)

Season 5 Motels - Part One )

ash48: (Changing Channels gif)
Back to Part One

You Can Check Out Anytime You Like

Motels and Accommodations of Supernatural - Season 5

Part Two

Season 5 Motels - Part Two )


Jul. 1st, 2012 07:52 pm
ash48: (glasses!Jared)
I finally managed to re-type my lost S4 motel text and updated the Super Wiki Season 4 Motel entry \o/ and *phew*

I have also been super damn geeky and updated The Floor Plan post as I found more examples in season 5. I kinda hoping they still use it in S6 and S7. I'm haven't checked those seasons yet.

I'm working on Season 5 motels picspam now. I do rather love it when I'm in the geek zone. It's been fun going through some of the S5 eps again. There were some pretty awesome ones in there. Lot's of wonderful broments and some great motel rooms. :))

In other (Ireallydohavealife) news - It was a beautiful day in Perth today (Cas would have loved it I'm sure!) It's the middle of winter and it was a sunny 21 degrees (70F). Perfect day for gardening and washing windows. :)

Hope you are all having, or have had, a great weekend. (4 days until HOLIDAYS!! \o/)

(I need me a motel icon. Time to go looking...)


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