ash48: (Geeking Out)
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: (Hair angst)
I made this little gif set and posted it to tumblr recently.


I was thinking about how sad it is that Sam ended up doing exactly what he hoped would never happen (again).

a bit more on this… )

Also, I posted some S8 Sam hair gifs which resulted in some very serious meta on how Sam's hair represents his state of being here at [ profile] supergifs Yep. It's very deep. And short.
ash48: (Ma brother)
Something I've been pondering...


Gratuitous bro touching gif ('cause h/c, Sam's hair and neck, Dean's face and hands <33) - though it is relevant to my question.

regarding Sam and angels )
ash48: (Sam and Dean peering)
Man, that ep does get in. It's been a while since I've watched an ep 3 times. <3

A couple of little (tiny) reaction moments that had me thinking. (What? Obsessive? Me? Nah...)

a couple of nuanced acting moments.. )
ash48: (Watch for the plot)
[ profile] maenad's has written an excellent and fascinating meta on why Taxi Driver missed it's mark. Or rather, the difference between what makes a strong episode and a weak one. She doesn't bad mouth for the sake of doing so or rant about it being horrible - instead she looks at it critically and examines how the writing let down an idea.

On writing hell: a comparison

a snippet and some thoughts on that... )

While I'm here I do want to say that I think it's ok to rant and complain about the show. It doesn't mean we love it any less because we can see its faults. We love and connect to it in a way that's really hard to explain to anyone who doesn't. That's why we get upset when it doesn't meet our expectations or desires - or lets us down with poor writing or characterisations. Sometimes we need to get stuff off our chests and try and make sense of what they're doing (or not doing). I think it helps get past the problems and remember what it is we love about it. I'm pretty sure I'm in for the long haul (unless they permanently kill off one of the brothers or have them working separately all the time) so chatting and working it all out will help me make it through.
ash48: (Geeking Out)
Jerry is so good to us...

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symbolism, awesome shots and that title... )
ash48: (Discussion / no weapons discharge)
Yesterday was a day of SPN! \o/ I spent the day with the lovely [ profile] redteekal and we talked all things S8 (and re-watched a couple of S8 eps). I need to jot some of it down because we sorted it all out!! ;D

There's a lot of scattered thoughts here. It's my attempt to capture some of yesterday's discussion but also it works as a reflection on S8 so far. It's not negative, it's just musing about some of the unanswered and problematic moments in S8. I know I'm probably flogging a dead horse - it's likely all been said before (and over and over), but I want to get it out of my system before Act II commences. (Lots of points under the cut. I don't claim we answered these for everyone but it certainly helped me).

Nothing like some real live chat to mull it over... )

While I'm here have a rec! [ profile] missyjack had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mark Meloche, who is the Visual Effects Supervisor on Supernatural. It's a great interview and it gives you a real insight on some of the behind the scenes stuff. Check it out here. You can leave feedback here.
ash48: (Discussion / no weapons discharge)
It feels like ages since I've posted anything SPN related and I'm having withdrawals. Here's a mix bag of stuff!

Let's start with the CW promo for their up coming show returns: (non spoilery for SPN - not sure about all the others but I think it's all past footage).

It's worth it for the the last 2 seconds. ;) (and for the Arrow bits...)

I like the upbeat nature of this promo and even though SPN doesn't feature much the bits they do feature give me hope. I know this isn't made by Carver & co but at least the promoters get what it is about SPN that makes us love it.

I look forward to Show's return with both excitement and (massive) trepidation.

A little something on future episodes...(beware spoilers and sarcasm) )

My copy of The Essential Supernatural book arrived today and WHEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! It's super awesome! There are pull out maps and stickers and postcards and awesome pictures and EVERYTHING!! LOVES!

On the RL front a spent a few days by the beach with a group of friends over New Years and it was awesome. I haven't done something like that in years. And I'm off to Sydney (again! \o/) next week. Aaaahhhh holidays. How much I love you.
ash48: (Dean & vid camera)
I've been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster over the last few days re the show. Thanks to lots of chatting and fab insights from YOU LOT I'm in a much better frame of mind. (yay)

Seems that making things helps. I have a wee crack vid on the way (which might get me into a bit of trouble's all in the spirit of fun).

It would seem that taking my bat and ball and going home is just not an option (addiction does that to you). So, instead of grumble grumble I've done a mini-picspam on 8.09. The ep was beautifully shot and I'm curious about a couple of shot choices.

someone is watching )

So. Hat's off to Nick Copus, first time director on Supernatural. Checking his IMDB profile he's is very experienced. It definitely showed.
ash48: (ma brother)
In my last post I didn't say what it exactly was that made me so upset watching that last episode.

It's the day after. I'm still sniffly but I feel a little more clear headed and heading toward being at peace with understanding why the show may no longer be for me (she says, knowing that it's probably impossible to ever stop watching). This is mostly me working it through.

It's not just about the brothers being in conflict... )

I thought last night that my fandom life might be over actually, hence my sob-fest. A tad melodramatic of course because I could never just leave (yet, anyway). I am sure I will use some sort of fannish therapy to see me through until, not only the next episode, but also until the end of this season probably.

Comments are turned off because this is really just so I could get that off my chest and to try and make sense of it for myself. I am of course very interested in hearing what you guys have to say. *hugs* I'm already having an interesting discussion about it here. The chatting does certainly help. I'm just so so sorry I'm so negative about it. I seriously don't want to be. It's not usually my style.
ash48: (Changing Channels gif)
Wow, what a mess.

And I don't mean that in a negative way. ;D

Let us be messes together.  )
ash48: (Watch for the plot)
This was made for [ profile] de_nugis as a way of sending *heffa hug glomps* her way.<33

There just hasn't been enough deep discussion about why Sam didn't look for Dean. It's been glossed over and hardly anyone is talking about it (I'm surprised how unnoticed this has gone) so I've decided to give you some deep and very very serious meta and visual evidence about what's going on.

Brace yourself.

A Very Serious Examination of How the Visual Evidence Reveals Sam's State of Mind in S8 )

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Even to those who don't have it as a celebration (like us in Aus). Giving thanks can never be a bad thing. I'm thankful so many things. Not least...all of YOU LOT! <3
ash48: (Relax!)
Over the last few days I've been typing stuff up and deleting it and not posting. It was all pretty messy. What it did do is give me a chance to mull things over and identify exactly what it was that made me go from \o/ \o/ \o/ to /o\ :(( in a blink of an eye. Or episode.

This is actually mostly positive. It's just me working through the grief and coming out the other side. In other words... MOVE ON! *G* It's pretty damn boring. It's mostly self therapy. I promise I'll post more interesting stuff soon...;D

On how one episode can make a difference... )

Well damn!

Nov. 14th, 2012 09:44 pm
ash48: (blah blah hair stare)
That was fun! Thank you for the awesome discussion on THAT scene in 8.06. It was SO heartening to have such a civil and intelligent chat. You guys are crazy smart! I love that Show is still able to generate such passion (hee... and yeah, I know it stirs up grumbles also but that's cool. When hasn't it?)

If you haven't checked out
[ profile] galwithglasses fabulously detailed visual meta post then RUN! I'm not sure what excites me more - that fans take the time to analyze all the detail and thought that the director and production team put into each episode or the fact that the director and production team ACTUALLY PUT ALL THIS DETAIL AND THOUGHT INTO EACH EPISODE! Woot! \o/

Also. Welcome to new friends. :)) The most important thing you need to know about me is that I like to remain spoiler free. I'm not too worried about ep titles (like I used to be) but returning characters and issues that come up in promos are out of bounds for me. Just so ya know. ;)

Also. I adore both boys equally. I'm a hurt!Sam fan, but that doesn't mean I have less love for Dean. :)

How awesome is it that there's another ep tomorrow!?! Winchester Wednesday works for me! (though it's through-the-middle-of-the-day-Thursday-for-me...;D)

(totally off topic, but I've started watching Haven and I'm really liking it, Arrow is fun in a totally escapist kind of way and...GO SAMANTHA in Aus X-factor! You can do it!)
ash48: (Thinky thougts)
This is my broments entry for [ profile] theheartofspn. I needed to say a lot more about this one so I have created a separate post - which became meta. I suppose everyone will have their own take on that scene. Here's mine.

8.06 broments 1

That's not Dean, Sam. )
ash48: (Purgatory curious!face Dean)
It rather amuses me that Jared was placed here. I'm sure it's no accident.

devil horns or a moose reference? )

ETA: Oooh, meant to point out this.
for those looking for the Cas/Dean ship )
ash48: (Heart icon)
Because...yes. That episode was just that good.

Just a couple of tiny observations and a rec.

I love it when show is clever.. )

I'm off to Sydney (again *g*) next week. Not a holiday this time though. I hope to have time to be on-line but I have no idea how busy I will be. (not too busy to watch the next ep I hope!)



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