ash48: (Discussion / no weapons discharge)
Dare I ask a question about Sam Winchester? (I think I do *g*)

So. Each time I see Sam described as "whiny and selfish" (which is rather often) it makes me think about actual moments in the show when he IS whiny and selfish. It makes me wonder what exactly Sam has done to deserve that description time and time again? Surely it must be a consistent characterisation to warrant that label.

Some of my own thoughts... )
ash48: (Discussion / no weapons discharge)
Something that has been on my mind for a while (hee...for a good reason I have to add) is how do fans generally feel about their work being used in other fans work?

If, for example, someone made a video showcasing fan art, fics and vids how would you feel if your work appeared it in? Or if your story was podficced? Or if your art was posted to a story? Do you think you should have been asked permission for it to be used or do you think that because you have released to the public domain it's available for anyone to use in a their own work? (I'm not talking about taking it and claiming it as their own - that's definitely a huge no).

As fans we take inspiration from products that are copyrighted (TV show, films, music etc) and we often use them in our own work - usually transforming them into something else to share with fellow fans. We don't seek permission from the source - once they are available to the public we jump all over them. How does that change for our own work - be it art, fic, vids, podfics? I know we don't get paid and nor do we make money from our work, so is that the sole reason why getting permission to use other people's fan work is so important? Is it just courtesy? Is it an unwritten etiquette amongst fans? Does it depend on the transformative work it appears in? Would it matter if the work was controversial or making a statement you didn't support?

Or am I missing a another explanation for why permission has to be sort and granted whenever we use other's fanworks? (I'm simply curious. I have no agenda here other than making sure I'm not missing some ethical morality (or law!!) when it comes to using fan works). And I'm not talking about taking other people's work and claiming it as your own. Or producing something that the viewer would assume is yours even if you can't give precise credit (I know that's murky, but there are times when it's obvious that the work doesn't belong to the creator - like a screen cap of a website for example).

For me I think the courtesy is nice, but I figure once my work is out there it's up for grabs. I'm usually honored when I see my work used in someone else's - or it's an inspiration for something else. Credit is nice, but not essential. I think part of the fan community is about sharing - but maybe I'm be naive on this front.
ash48: (Batcave awesome table)
I've been seeking out Batcave fics and I wondered if a Batcave comm has been created?

There's been the wonderful Batcave Fic and Art Commentfest so I wondered if a) there was a comm for the massive amount of fic and art that SHOULD come out of this wonderful place and b) if not, should there be one?

(it's total anal of me because I like things all in the one place :D)

If the answer is no there isn't one and yes there should be one who's gonna make it? Or maybe help me? ;D
ash48: (He's not dead)
(so comments may be spoilery if there's an answer)

Re Castiel.... )
I re-watched the ep and just..... oh sam. After looking at this wall paper it makes me think just how much this man has suffered. He's not just tired because of lack of sleep, but from just...EVERYTHING! And not just Sam....Both of them!! Dean said "he's tired" in Croatoan... imagine how he feels now.

And it's OUR FAULT! US FANS! We love the show so much they keep having to find ways to make them suffer! I don't know whether to jump for joy or feel guilty...
ash48: (Sammy smile)
[ profile] raloria posted this on her awesome [ profile] spn_ontheset comm and it really made me wonder....

another Jared talent..? )

Also... I deserve a friggin MEDAL for not checking out the preview for the next ep. YOU GUYS!! Is it Saturday (well, you know, Friday...) YET?!?!
ash48: (Glitter!Sam)
Can someone tell me if this is an art "style". If this mural is perhaps homaging an artist or style of art?

There's just something about the way these totem poles are painted, the wing in the top right corner, the foliage snaking its way up the wall, the colour of the background etc. that makes me feel this isn't some random choice. I feel like I love it because it reminds me of something.

image from 4.08 (Wishful Thinking) )

And if you think I've become obsessed......then... darn tootin'! I figure if I'm going to do something then I may as well be thorough about it. (I promise I'll shut up when I'm done... )
ash48: (Unicorn rainbutt)
...probably because it's supposed to be an episode reaction. But it's not, because there's ANOTHER GODDAMN HIATUS!! Boo hiss boo!!

So instead, a completely inane and pointless post.

There are things that are said or occur in fanfic regularly enough that it makes me wonder if I actually missed the references in canon. (I have seriously wondered these.... )

1. Did John ever tell his boys to "suck it up"? (or direct reference made to him saying that in the past). Or has Dean ever said that to Sam?

2. Have either of the boys ever run out of hot water while having a shower?

3. Have either of the boys ever called first dibs on the shower? Or said "don't take all the hot water"?

4. Has Dean ever called Sam "Samantha"? Or Princess? (I know Dean's called Sam "Francis" but the others...?)

5. Have we ever seen their first aid kit?

6. Have they ever kissed which has led to amazing sex? yeah...ignore that...

ETA (another one I thought of) Has Dean ever complained about Sam's long hair?

See? Completely inane. (It's been a looooooooong day. Without my show to pick me up. That's my excuse anyway...)

Carry on.
ash48: (glasses!Jared)
First. A motel curiosity.

I rather delight in finding things like this (come on... you know me by now...*g*)

I'm working on Season 4 motel info at the moment (still..) and recognised this blue rose (this from 4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer).

pics, a couple of confirmations re past eps and a fic question )
ash48: (Pleeeease Sam face)
I know. I ask a lot of questions. I've learned over time that that's the best way for me to learn and a great way to get info relevant to LJ.

This time I have one for the picspammers.

I have actually opened up Photoshop and I AM PLAYING! \o/ I have figured out how to size and colour and I'm damn excited about that.

The question is. What is a good and reasonable size (kb/mb) for an image? I have no idea if I should be aiming for a say 300kb file or lower. Higher? Obviously the higher the better for quality, but what is consider too big? I suspect if a picspam is too big it would take the average person too long to dl the images. Yeah?

And umm... png or jpeg? Argh! New learning curve.

Also *HUGS* everyone for the show/tell info. SO awesome. I learned heaps. Mostly that writing seems hard!
ash48: (glasses!Jared)
I often hear "don't tell, show" when it comes to story writing.

Can someone provide an example of what "telling" looks like compared to "showing". Um.. I don't mean story links. Just maybe a sentence or two. I think I know, but I'm not entirely sure.

Or maybe a link to a workshop on this?

Many thanks.
ash48: (That's Just not right)
Vidding flisties...

Has anyone else been put in a moderating queue (recently) when posting to [ profile] supernaturalvid?. This is a first for me and I'm wondering how long approval takes?

*taps foot* my patience is wearing very very thin...

ETA: Don't post with too many links. Probably thought it was spam. Or something. /o\
ash48: (Thinky thougts)
for my thinky flisters.

A while ago [ profile] bythedamned and I posted figures and meta on deaths of males and females on Supernatural. It generated some healthy discussion and some interesting questions.

One thing that came up a few times, was that how many men or women died isn't as important as HOW they died.

The question is: What is critical or important about the way the characters die? My assumption is that male characters die differently to female characters and therefore there's an imbalance, or maybe there's bias toward one sex over the other (?). My further assumption is that women's deaths are more sexualised then men (deduced by the various comments made). IF this is true what is considered a "sexualised" death? What they are wearing when they die? Their position when they die? Who kills them? Does penetration with a knife symbolise sexual penetration? etc.

Deep I know (and damned heavy! sorry about that..), but I am genuinely curious. Maybe there's meta out there already on this? If not.... ;)

(if anyone looked at the past dozen posts of mine they'd swear I was ADD or something.../o\)
ash48: (Jared SMiles)
Oh wise flist. Please tell me I didn't imagine this. I am sure I read somewhere that Show had originally planned for Dean to return soulless, but it didn't pan out so they resurrected the idea for Sam in Season 6. Did I dream that? If not... a link to the source would be awesome. :)

Vid Rec:

Ok. So. It kinda bamboozles me that [ profile] el1ie's vids don't get more notice. She's an extremely classy vidder who creates vids with such heart. She often takes a different angle on the footage Show gives us and creates wonderfully original vids.

Her new vid Only Me is just that. And very different take on Cas. Stalker!Cas to be precise. It's creepy little sexy if you ask me..*g* It's fascinating to see the footage we get from the show used in this way. I can believe Cas is a stalker. But there's a whole story going on here too. With Sam out of the way Dean belongs to Cas.... Oh Dean! :(( I love it!

And it is Valentine's day..

Jared......errr.... nailing his role as Robo!Sam....*ducks tomatoes* )
ash48: (Jared SMiles)
Can anyone link me to a straightforward tutorial on making .gifs? I'd really like to give them a go and my attempts so far have been pretty abysmal.

Also... a wee question re 6.12.. )
ash48: (Love (hair))
1. Help. Dean says something like "it will either end bloody or sad".. something like that. Can some kind soul tell me which ep that is from and if that the actual line? (thank you <3)

2. I just read this delightful story by [ profile] ash_carpenter called Psychotically, Irrationally, Erotically Co-Dependent and 2 things struck me. 1) if you abbreviate that it spells PIE - so the boys are pie co-dependent, which makes perfect sense *g* (what..?! it's early in the morning.. and I can totally random and non-sensical if I choose to be) and 2) this is a perfect example of how close to "un-gen" our gen show is. I mean, no wonder it's so damn easy to slash these two. This fic is a perfect example of exactly how PIE c-d they are, in a completely non-wincest way. :D

3). I am in the process of tiding up my tags. And crap. What a big job. I kinda didn't realise how handy those thing were until I start searching for something I know I posted. Just watch that list shrink!! (I hope). *g*

Hope you all are having an awesome day.


Jan. 4th, 2011 02:03 pm
ash48: (Thinky thougts)
I'm still holidaying on the Central Coast of NSW. Best holiday I've had in ages. Angst free and very relaxing.

Met up with the lovely [ profile] ruby_jelly. So nice to meet someone as mad as me. (Ha! She's awesome...*g* ) Great to chat about the show on common ground - rather than trying to convince someone else how additive and amazing the show is.

Though we did ponder something we couldn't answer. Maybe someone can shed some light...

Did we miss something..? )


Sammy speculation.. )

Can you tell I'm in the mood for some show chat?! I think meeting RJ stirred that up and also I AM MISSING MY SHOW!!
ash48: (Default)
regarding 6.10.

I'm probably being lazy by not re-watching, but I'm dashing out and this is really bothering me.. Answered! I'm slow on the uptake.../o\

Under cut.. )
ash48: (Default)
There may be a more appropriate place to ask this question, like a podfic comm, but I'm not sure there is one. So I'll try here first.

I listen to my podfics on my MP3 player. So I DL the MP3 file when choosing a story to listen to. I've recently noticed that most stories are in M4b format. What is that? I can't seem to convert it to MP3 (I've tried through Sound Converter and it doesn't recognise the format). Is that just for iPods or something? Also - and here's a really naive question - What's a podbook? How does it differ from a normal podfic dl?

Thanks if any one can shed some light on my lack of technical knowledge.


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