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Apr. 5th, 2017 04:48 pm
hells_half_acre: (The Damned and the Saved)
Okay, does someone want to fill me in on the sitch with the new terms of service?

I didn't actually read anything, because I never do. (I'm a horrible digital citizen.)

But let me know if I should be jumping ship and reviving my DW page.
hells_half_acre: (The Damned and the Saved)
Okay, now we're down to the meaty stuff (just before it all falls apart).

This is Robbie Thompson's last episode :( And what a great note to go out on... though I do know there are people who don't like this episode. I, however, am not one of those people. I thought this episode was brilliant... so, let's talk about...

One of these days, it won't be long - you'll call my name, and I'll be gone. Fare thee well, oh honey. Fare thee well. )

CUT SCENES

That's a really sweet story Metatron [...] but it's a little late for a redemption arc, don't you think? )

COMMENTARY

Commentary is by Robbie Thompson (writer), Rob Benedict (Chuck), and Curtis Armstrong (Metatron).

Because I'm part of it - as happens in abusive relationships. That's a place I'm comfortable being. It's better being abused than being abandoned. )


Yay! And thus endeth my last favourite episode from S11. :)

information I have, but I can't remember the source of about the end of S11 BTS )

But, I could also be being WAY too harsh - only a rewatch will be able to tell! So, look forward to next week, when I tackle the next Ross-Leming/Buckner offering (le sigh.)

But, if you want to talk about this one, PLEASE DO SO. I love this episode, and I've love to talk about it. If you, for some reason, hate this episode - then don't kill my buzz out of some sort of misplaced superiority complex - you not liking something doesn't make you better than me, MICHAEL.

Seriously though, leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. :)
hells_half_acre: (Braedan)
HELLO!

My mum is in town, so once again, no drinking (well, one glass of wine at dinner doesn't count). But don't worry, I still took bad notes! As per usual, please forgive spelling mistakes (I have no spellcheck) and also don't correct me unless I ask you to (or it's really important to character or plot) - I've only watched the episode once, so I'm not going to remember things exactly.

Okay, usual spiel over - let's get to it...

Awkward Silence for Everyone! )

As per usual, let me know what you thought in comments!!!!
hells_half_acre: (Churchyards Yawn)
Hello! It's rewatch time! It's been a while! (four weeks?!?!)

I guess it's good that I'm getting back into the swing of things with an MOTW.

Let's talk about...

The Chitters

Well, it's more like an old married couple. )


Until next time...
hells_half_acre: (Confused!Dean)
I've been working on the next installment of the demented'verse. The way I work is that I do a really rough outline, and then sort of narrow it down and add things as I go, so I have a series of successive outlines that get a little more detailed and accurate, but cover less of the story (because I've already written part of it.)

Right now, I'm on outline nujmber 4, which is getting close to the end... only, my third to last outline point (which I wrote months ago) is "Draco tricks Dean" and I can't for the life of me remember what I was referring to there. Like... what did I possibly have in mind?! It doesn't even make any sense.

Anyway, just thought I'd complain about my own foolishness is always believing "I'll remember this idea!" because it's not always true.

In other news, I had a great visit with my sister this past week. I also saw Beauty and the Beast, which was phenominal. All these years, I've been blaming my memorization of the original animated movie on my little sister's love for it as a child... but as we sat in that theatre and the lights dimmed and the movie played and then ended, I realized - nope, it was me all along. *I* love that movie. We actually saw it twice over the weekend, because we could, goddamn it! It was the best the first time around, when you don't know what jokes are coming, but I noticed more details (and heard more lyrics) the second time around. Also, I have a small crush on Josh Gad now, which to be honest, I could never have seen coming going into the film.

Let's see.... what else what else... my sister is buying a condo, and I'm a little jealous that she's managed to sort her life out and I haven't. For some reason, I equate "owning property" with "sorting your life out." I'm not sure, psychologically, why that is. Anyway, maybe one day I'll sort my life out.

How's it going with you?
hells_half_acre: (The Damned and the Saved)
Hey, just a quick note for those who read my rewatches - you may have noticed I didn't put a new one up over the weekend. There won't be as new one this weekend either, since I'm going to my sister's place for a week. I'll try to get back on track next weekend.

Supernatural is a repeat this week, right? If it's not, that might be delayed as well.

Life is busy.
hells_half_acre: (DarkSam)
Hellooooooo!

Little late tonight, because I had a writer's group until 9:30, but hey, at least I'm not 4 days late like last week!

Since today was yet another instance of me watching the show alone at home, there was no drinking. However, I still took horrible notes, so usual rules apply.

Let's do this...

It can always get weirder )


As always, let me know what you thought (and apologies for the lack of spellcheck! And if you're going to tell me that dude's name, make sure that the three comments before you haven't already)
hells_half_acre: (Sam's a badass)
Hello! I'm only 4 days late!

Once again, no drinking (my SPN drinking tradition has really been thrown for a loop by my schedule this year!), but I still took poor notes on stationary that I stole from the hotel! So, yay!

Also, I know that everyone else has had the time to rewatch this episode if they pleased, and discuss it with their friends, but I have honestly not done any of that - I avoided discussion, because I hadn't seen it yet, and I JUST watched it, so I've only seen it once. So, as per usual, I might remember things slightly wrong and no quotes are meant to be accurate - and also I don't know what's already been said by other people or whatever, so I might be late to the game with a lot of my thoughts, but what else is new.

Let's get to it...

Clever Clever Boy )

This Thursday I have a thing, but I'll try to make it home at a somewhat reasonable time and still watch the episode and post my quick reaction before Friday (or extremely early on Friday).

As per usual, let me know what you thought in comments.... and remember that my spellcheck doesn't work.
hells_half_acre: (Dean/Books OTP)
Hello!

I still haven't watched last week's episode. I'll do that sometime today, promise.

The REASON that I haven't watched it is because I was at Emerald City Comic-Con since Thursday, and I literally haven't had the two hours minimum uninterrupted down-time that I would need to watch and post about an episode.

Emerald City Comic-Con was really fun! I don't go there for the celebs, so I can't tell you anything about Jeremy Renner or Millie Bobby Brown or Tom Felton - but I can tell you that Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction remain awesome, that Johnnie Christmas is a great guy, that Ngozi Ukazu makes makes me smile by calling people "silly beans" much like I'd imagine Bitty would... and that there are tons of really creative people out there making super awesome things.

So, one guest at Emerald City Comic-Con this year was Robbie Thompson. I kept missing him on Thursday, but managed to find him on Friday. His booth wasn't that far from Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue's ... and he's just as great as I remember from when I got an apportunity to chat with him at VanCon in the summer between S8 and S9 (I think that's when it was anyway.) The first time I stopped by his table, I hadn't thought of any questions or anything - mainly because I was used to having to get things signed quickly and get out of the way, and also because I'm just not very good at coming up with questions on the spot or even being able to think of what to say to anyone. (For the most part, at ECCC, I follow my far more outgoing friend around and just listen while she talks to everyone.)

General Stuff

So, in that first visit, we just talked generally about the show and how much Robbie enjoyed working for it and how wonderful the crew and Jared and Jensen are - and how it's not like they fired him, it was his decision to leave, because he was getting too busy and something had to go, and he wanted to put his concentration into non-SPN things... which was a hard decision, but he thinks it was time, and although he misses it, he doesn't regret leaving.

Oh, also, I found out that his favourite episode he wrote was Pac-Man Fever (or at least, that's the one that's most special to him) because his parents also read him the Hobbit growing up, so Charlie's speech about how that decision made her who she is, and opened up her world to her, was basically Robbie's feelings and gratefulness towards his parents and The Hobbit. So, yeah, he's sentimental about that episode.

As we were leaving, he told me to stop by his table any time if I wanted to chat, so being me, I took that sincerely and the rest of the weekend, if I had some time to kill, I'd swing by his table and see if he was free to  chat - sometimes he wasn't, but I did manage to catch him two more times, those times with questions prepared.

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS IS ME REMEMBERING OUR CONVERSATIONS... THIS IS NOT VERBRATIM. Even if I put something in quotes, it's just what Robbie said to my best recollection - but I'm probably not using the same words that he used. So, if you want any point clarified, or you take huge offence to something, please don't blame Robbie, blame my shitty reporting skills and then ask him the question yourself. I didn't even write any of this down at the time, this is just me remembering 1-3 days later.

Timelines

Robbie was always aware they were 18-22 months in the future )

Writing Assignments - How they Work

Nope, they don't get to pick which episodes they do )

How far ahead do they write an episode?

Even more timelines... )

And I think that's it!

Robbie is the nicest... and I told him I had wanted to buy Silk while I was there, but hadn't been able to find it yet, so he just GAVE me his last copy and signed it for me! So, yes, the absolute nicest.

Okay, now that's it. :)
hells_half_acre: (Headdesk)
I'm at Emerald City Comic-Con, and unfortunately I didn't make it back to my room on time to watch SPN live on TV. I also don't have a computer that is capable of downloading a pirate version. So, either one of you nice people knows a site that will stream SPN on demand immediately, or I've gotta wait until the CW puts it up on their site... and I have time to watch.

Sorry for the delay!

Free Book!

Feb. 28th, 2017 12:19 pm
hells_half_acre: (Dean/Books OTP)
Hey Everybody,

DO YOU LIKE FANTASY? DO YOU LIKE DIVERSE BOOKS? DO YOU LIKE LGBTQ+ THINGS? DO YOU LIKE SUPPORTING PEOPLE THAT I LOVE?! ....

A friend of mine has one of their books currently available to be downloaded for free (87 copies remaining) on Inkkit.com - it's a YA Fantasy type novel, about earth being overrun by creatures from a parrellel world and the young people that are recruited to defend humanity and whatnot.

Tash is a great action writer and also always has a really nice diverse cast of characters, LGBTQ+ included. Tash is queer themselves, so you'd also be supporting a queer author if you were to read and review, so that they get a bit more visibility for their stories and writing.

Anyway, if you like reading things for free! Please check it out: Warp Weavers: Light in the Blood

And, if you like it, please do leave a review!!

Unrelated Sidenote: Rewatches are on two week hiatus, because I didn't get to them this past weekend and this coming weekend I'm at Emerald City Comic-Con.
hells_half_acre: (Crowley)
Book Club tonight! So doing this a little later than usual - hopefully it doesn't take me too long, 'cause I gotta work tomorrow!

Review of the The Fifth Season: Really good book for strong characters, diversity, great female protags, and realistic relationships - but too many dead kids, and since it's only book one of The Broken Earth Series, it doesn't resolve and that's frustrating if you don't have time to read more than the one book.

Anyway, once again you get sober Alix, because I had to drive to book club, so no booze for me! But you still get rushed poor notes, so hopefully this will still be entertaining ...

Don't play with me... )

As per usual, let me know what you thought in comments - remember the negative/positive rule - and as always, forgive my spelling.
hells_half_acre: (Cas&Dean)
Rewatch!

I remember this one as a particularly weak episode in an otherwise (thus far) strong season. Of course, this was before the last three episodes had aired, which I also think are pretty weak - but we'll get to those! First, let's get through this one... where we see what Lucifer is up to now that he's top-side...

Is this the Winchester's kitchen? )

CUT SCENE:

Imagine the sweet solitude of purest night. Absolute eternal stillness. )
hells_half_acre: (...shit)
New episode!

Once again watching from home, due to having a cold and not wanting to infect my friends. So, no drinks, but still poorly kept notes.

Let's get started....

You're my family. I love you. I love all of you." )

As per usual, let me know what you thought in comments!!
hells_half_acre: (Bloody)
RED MEAT REWATCH TIME!!!

This episode is so good... let's just get to it!

Red Meat

After everything we survived together, I watched the man I love die. There's no normal after that. )

So, there we go... I really wasn't expecting some of those comparisons/parallels to come up. Sorry/not-sorry if I offended anyone. We live in interesting times when it comes to morality - but the kicker is that we always have, we're just suddenly sharply aware of it.

As per usual, forgive spelling mistakes (I have no spellchecker), and please let me know your own thoughts in comments!
hells_half_acre: (OfficeDean)
Hello!!

Change of plans this week - the weather in Vancouver has been slightly awful and the streets are very slushy, and I do not own waterproof shoes - so the decision was made to NOT go to my friends house. Instead I stayed home where it was warm and dry... but that means no drinking. Don't worry though! I still took horrible notes. :P

EPISODE!!!
Stop being cute! Both of you! )


As usual, please forgive spelling mistakes, and also let me know what you thought in comments!!!
hells_half_acre: (...shit)
Hello!

So, tonight was a little different, because I went out to dinner and drank, but then I watched the show at home on my laptop... but don't worry! I still took very poor notes! So, as usual, all quotes are paraphrased and I'm not going to remember things exactly.

Yay!

To the episode... )

Let me know what you thought in comments!!!
hells_half_acre: (Bobby Ex Machina)
Sunday! Sunday! SOMEDAY!

Rewatch time! ...and it's a BOBBY EPISODE! Yay!!

This one I did pretty quick folks, because although it's a fantastic episode, I didn't have that much to talk about, besides loving on it. So, enjoy!

Safe House

...Sam and Dean are right in the middle of this thing. I'm worried about my boys, Rufus. )


And that's it! Next weekend I'm going down to WA to visit my sister, so I won't be doing a rewatch...possibly? It depends what time I get home on Sunday.
hells_half_acre: (Scary!Dean)
HELLO!

We're back!

Let's just launch right into it, because it's already after 11 and I have work in the morning. As per usual, I've had wine, taken only extremely rough notes, and therefore all quotes are approximate.

Every time the sun comes up I'm in trouble... )


Anyway, tell me what you thought in comments!! Also, forgive spelling mistakes, I do not have a spellchecker.
hells_half_acre: (Dean pointing)
Hello - I hope you all had a good weekend. I did, though it was fairly unproductive when it comes to exercising and living right... on the plus side, I got a lot of fic-writing done!

Anyway, rewatch!

Beyond the Mat

I mean, think about that, town after town putting your ass on the line for next to nothing? No money, no glory. Wow. )

CUT SCENES

Hey, Jase, what's your thing? What are kids into these days? )


And there we have it!

Ugh, I don't want to go to work tomorrow. Weekends are far too short. :(

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