Driving J2

Mar. 7th, 2016 11:56 am
hells_half_acre: (Confused!Dean)
I had a dream last night that I went to a convention somewhere in the States, and at the convention, Jared and Jensen found out I was from Vancouver and asked if they could get a ride back with me.

Instead of being super excited, I spent the whole dream wondering how I was going to fit these two huge men and their luggage into my Toyota Yaris.

I'm not sure what the psycology is there. By the end of the dream, I had decided that Jared would get the front seat and Jensen would sit behind me in the backseat, and I'd try to keep any luggage in the back and on the floor behind the passenger seat, and then if Jensen needed to stretch his legs, he could turn sideways on the backseat and sit that way for a bit.

I was feeling pretty confident about my solution. So, yay for problem solving. I woke up before the actual drive took place though.

Anyway, just wanted to share.
hells_half_acre: (Then and Now)
Timeline is done! Stairway to Heaven (9x22) actually gave me a date! Yay! Thanks to that date, I could put specific dates on the last three episodes (arguably, the last four episodes)... and they actually bucked tradition and set the finale in June rather than May! Weird! Hopefully they don't mess it all up when they come back in S10. :P

I've only updated my LJ with the new timeline for now. The Supernatural Wiki is being really finicky at the moment, so I'll have to wait for a day when it's running smoothly to start updating the timeline there.

I've also updated the pre-series timeline with the newest Winchester-related information that we got in Season 9.

Links:

Season 9 (I put it in with S8, hopefully that's not too annoying.)

Pre-series

Ta da!
hells_half_acre: (Other Fandoms)
Yes, I know I went on AT LENGTH about the movie yesterday, but I actually forgot to mention three things... and it's driving me a little crazy. So here they are:

1. I like how it's suggested that no one actually quite knows just what Steve is capable of.

When Steve dives at least 12 stories through a glass ceiling and then just gets up and runs away - I love how the guy watching the security camera is like "You are kidding me, right?!?!" I like that, because I feel like even STEVE doesn't really know what he's capable of. Everything about Steve is tested when/if it comes up, and never before. And they've never been able to replicate the serum since, not quite the same way, so three's no one else having experiences and telling Steve about what to expect either.

It's a really cool character point that as much as Steve's morality is viewed as rock solid, he's still also a complete wild card, even to himself, when it comes to what he is capable of physically.

2. Humans can't process visual information fast enough to fly like birds.

So, Falcon was super cool, but during the last action sequence, all I could think of was: He'd have to have super human vision to fly that fast along the ground and maneuver that quickly. Birds can processes visual information at a much faster rate than humans, and that's what allows them to see things distinctly while flying. If you showed a bird a movie, it would look like a slide show.

Then I realized that I was complaining about the realism of the human visual cortex while I was watching super soldiers battle on helicarriers over a giant army base underneath a river, and I got over it. :P

3. On my way home from the movie, I had an experience that totally made me empathize with what Bucky much have been feeling... only, with a twist.

So, I was on the skytrain heading home, when I looked over and saw someone, and MAN, I think I knew them... they were SO FAMILIAR, like they were someone I met once and have just completely forgotten. It was SUPER EERIE and disconcerting. What was even MORE disconcerting was that my feelings were: "Do I know that person? Why do I think I know them? Why do I feel as though I HATE them?"

Seriously, I have no idea who they were or if I had ever met them before, but if I had, it wasn't a good encounter. They looked at me too, but I couldn't tell if they knew me, and then they turned around and looked out the window... probably because I was staring at them like a creeper. But seriously, I think I hate them for some reason.

Okay, now I'm done. I promise.
hells_half_acre: (Confused!Dean)
How's everyone doing?

Question #1: Do you think I should try selling my Supernatural Pillow on etsy or something? I don't know... I'm trying to think of ways I can make a little extra money without leaving my house or doing anything that I don't want to do. The problem with this idea though is that the pillow takes a while to make... They'd also be like $50 BEFORE shipping, and shipping something pillow sized from Canada is ridiculous. On the other hand, I have the knowledge to turn ANY two-colour design into a pillow now... so I could make a lot of different things for different people and that might be fun, right?

Update #1: After a year of obsessively consuming Teen Wolf fic, my interest is finally starting to wane (in the fic, not the show), which means that I have a bit more time on my hands (because I'm not "wasting" it reading fic.) That being said, the latest Captain America movie has birthed a plethora of my absolute favourite kind of fic. The funny thing is that I haven't actually seen EITHER of the Captain America movies, but I don't even care - I just want all the Post-CA:WS fics. ALL OF THEM. I'm in love with horribly broken people who are never going to get better.

Questions #2: For those who like the demented'verse and/or Harry Potter - What profession do you think Teddy Lupin would go into? Also, can you think of a good demented'verse plot that would fit in well with either S8 or S9 of SPN? Because I can't.

Update #2: I'm super bored with my life... which makes sense. I've been living in Vancouver for nearly 5 years and living in this apartment for nearly 3 years. Is that right?! My god. I'm going to be dead before I know it.

Question/Update #3: I've finally started working on the fantasy novel idea that I started playing around with last year during my April Ficlet month. Let me know if anyone is interested in being readers/sounding-boards for whatever crap I manage to write every week or so. I won't be offended if no one does, however... maybe I don't need the pressure. Also, I know that the last novel project I tried didn't work out the best, because people prefer reading on a webpage and also the last 1/4 of the novel sucked donkey-balls. Though, in fairness, I did warn when the project started that there would be a good chance that the novel might end up sucking... this fantasy novel is no different, though I have HIGH HOPES (despite the fact that I haven't really worked out the plot completely yet.)

Update #4: I had a medical condition that I didn't realize I had because I acquired it slowly. Then I mentioned one of the symptoms to my best friend, because it was the best symptom ever and I was bragging... and he pulled the whole "Please see a doctor because I love you" card and I was super annoyed, because UGH BFF GUILT IS THE WORST.. and I didn't want to lose my super awesome symptom... BUT, then I got diagnosed and everything and it turned out that I actually had a bunch of not-awesome symptoms that had all snuck up on me... and as soon as the not-awesome symptoms started going away, I realized just how much better my life was without them... and basically, this is all a long winded way to say: Hey, guess what! I was kind of sick for probably the past whole year AT LEAST, but now I'm not anymore and it means that I have way more energy for things and I'm feeling pretty great!.. which is apparently how people are SUPPOSED to feel, but I had forgotten.

Question #5: Do you think I should do another ficlet month? I'm feeling a little uninspired when it comes to fanfiction recently... but I've been debating whether I just need to maybe do it anyway and maybe the juices will start flowing again? (That saying is so gross.) Anyway.. last year I did ficlets from vague non-fandom specific prompts.. but maybe if I did it again I could do requests? Or have like a schedule with a different fandom each day of the week or something? Anyway, let me know your thoughts.

Okay, that's it from me. Hope you all are well... and still around... so many people have migrated to tumblr, but I am not a good tumblrer.
hells_half_acre: (Bobby says we're morons)
So, [livejournal.com profile] tebtosca is having a little voice meme thingy, and I thought it would be fun to join...

You can head over to her page to hear a whole bunch of people's voices, including mine, and you can also click below to hear me babble at you...


Audio and voice recording >>

If the embed doesn't work for you, you can click this link to go to the vocaroo site.
hells_half_acre: (Real Bros)
If Clothes Could Talk has been updated for Season 8!

In addition to the S8 update, there were some minor corrections made to a couple of previous entries - thanks to my current volunteer researcher who caught a few mistakes. Nothing too drastic corrected - I had two entries for one shirt (I still have that for Dean's denim shirts though, and I have another entry that's actually for two different shirts, but at least I acknowledge that in those entries!) I also missed a new shirt in S7, when Dean acquired a Red Carhartt shirt.

Some notable things:

1. Dean has started wearing women's clothing.

2. There's a slight possibility that Kevin sometimes wears Dean's clothes. Dean also lends a shirt to Prometheus.

3. Sam's Blue and Black plaid is still bravely representing Sam's S1 wardrobe.

4. Sam is still a clothes whore.

5. Dean still has an insatiable love for jackets.

6. Despite Sam continuing his trend of owning way more clothes than Dean, Dean actually purchased more new clothes than Sam did this season.

7. Sam seems to have shrunk enough that he's been resurrecting a lot of his S3 wardrobe, including a shirt that has been both shot and set-on fire before. Sam's brown v-neck sweater from S2 also makes a reappearance.

8. Dean is wearing more plaid in S8 than he usually does.

CHARTS AND GRAPHS!!:



more charts... )

PS: For the more astute observers out there: Yes, the clothing catalogue was actually completely updated last week, but I didn't have time to make this post until today. Sorry for the delayed announcement! You can blame Emerald City Comic-Con.
hells_half_acre: (Peace Out Bitches)
Listen Fic-Writers,

You don't have to tell me that someone is "popping the 'p'" when they say "yup" - it's in the word. Try saying "yup" WITHOUT popping the P. Seriously, TRY IT. YOU CAN'T.It's a P they POP, that's what Ps DO! When you take the time to unnecessarily explain it, it's like writing:


"Shhh" he said, making a shushing noise with his mouth.

or

"AAAAHHH!" he screamed, loudly demonstrating the sound of the first letter of the alphabet.

or

"Hello," he said, pushing air through his vocal chords while using his mouth and tongue in such a way that the resulting sound waves formed the standard greeting in his culture.

...okay, now I'm just making myself laugh.

P.S: Sorry I haven't been around much. My schedule is all fucked up these days. I should be around an annoying amount in October to make up for it, so don't worry!
hells_half_acre: (Peace Out Bitches)
I'm just stopping by to recommend something...

As some of you no doubt know, Felicia Day (Charlie Bradbury from SPN) has her own youtube channel Geek and Sundry. One of the shows on that channel is her and her brother, Ryon, playing old-school video games. They're usually pretty hilarious. This week's "Battletoads" had me in tears.

I also think Ryon is a good looking dude...it's amazing to me how much he and Felicia look alike. I just like to stare at them and be amazed by genetics.

Anyway, check it out if you need a laugh on this dreary Monday:

hells_half_acre: (Dean/Books OTP)
I've complete updating If Clothes Could Talk with the clothes worn in S7!

Which means that it's time for this years crop of charts and graphs!

CHARTS AND GRAPHS! (Oh god, I love them so much) )

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this year's addition of Clothing Charts and Graphs Time!
hells_half_acre: (Shocked!Dean)
So, I was super bored tonight, because of no new show, and I also didn't feel like writing (because I suck), so I figured I'd catch up on some of my timelining and watch Blood Brother 8x05 again...

I'VE DISCOVERED FACTUAL TREASURES!

Firstly, yes, Supernatural has indeed done the "soap-opera year" and despite being "one year later", it is still somehow 2012.





Secondly, Kevin Tran's date of birth is December 2nd 1993, making him nearly 19 years old, which is actually a little old to be starting university, isn't it? Maybe he did an extra year of kindergarten like yours truly...all the smart kids do it, I hear which is exactly the right age to be starting university, good job, Kevin!

Kevin is also an Agnostic, and he's using a credit card under the pseudonym Kevin Park.

We also get to find out Amelia's DOB: April 20th 1980, making her three years older than Sam.






Anyway, that was my fun for the evening. :) 

Job Idea

Sep. 22nd, 2012 11:28 pm
hells_half_acre: (Sam Winchester Top Chef)
I was going through Sherlock 1x03 caps this evening (because I wanted to add even more beautiful cinematography to my rotating desktop wallpaper) and I came up with a job that people should hire me for...

Movies and shows should hire me to write them full length fake newspaper articles, so that they don't have to repeat the same two paragraphs over and over and hope no one notices. Also, it would be like a cool easter-egg for those fans who go through their favourite movie or tv show frame by frame!

Personally, I think that would be a fun job. I could totally write a full page fake article about fake Sherlock Holmes, or you know, whatever horrible death the Winchesters are investigating...or whatever heck else people need me to write. I think it'd be fun.
hells_half_acre: (Think Sam Think!)
I have a problem with the words "all right" or the word "alright" depending on the day.

My problem is that it causes one of those...conflict thingies in my head.

1. I believe in the evolution of language. I believe that "alright" should be a word and that is how it should be spelled. I think it reflects how people SAY "all right" - as one word, not two. 
2. I really really hate it when I spell things wrong or have gross grammatical errors.

So, I never know when I'm writing whether I should write "alright" even though I know that it's blatantly wrong, because I want to encourage it to be officially accepted as the standard spelling - or if I should be writing "all right" because that is the proper thing to do, and I have a Masters, damn it!

The only way I have solved this so far is to avoid the words "all right/alright" like the plague and use "okay" instead or some other word. Of course, for those who read my Demented'verse, you'll probably have noticed that I use "alright" all the time in it - a fact that actually makes my fingers itch when I read it. That being said, when I read "all right" in other people's fics, I don't like it, I want them to use "alright."

Anyway, I don't know what to do about this problem....and somehow I doubt this keeps other people up at night.
hells_half_acre: (Think Sam Think!)
I just went grocery shopping, which, in this day and age, means that I was just listening to my iPod. 

I now want to make SPN vids for Jann Arden's Shooting Horses and Tom Petty's Alright For Now. Don't worry, I'm not going to, but damn it, they are awesome vids in my mind. (Especially the Tom Petty one. Jann Arden doesn't really match the show thematically afterall.)

In other news...if I were to write a Supernatural/Merlin crossover, what should the point of it be? Should it be a Merlin story or a Supernatural story? Who should learn a moral lesson and/or have an epiphany? Or should it just be a pointless adventure where nothing happens and everyone is bored and no one reads it or cares anyway? (FYI: this story would be Sam and Dean in Camelot, not a Merlin modern-AU like my Sherlock/Merlin crossover was.)

And yes, I realize that I still have to write the bloody last chapter of my novel, but UGH. I'm sick of that thing.

In other other news: The Almighty Johnsons is a good show. I have watched 4 or 5 episodes (I forget how many now). It is from New Zealand. It is kind of weird to watch a show from New Zealand, I gotta tell you. I'm used to fictional people only having problems and lives in America and/or Britain. Also, everybody sounds like the guys from Flight of the Conchords, and I am used to only having Flight of the Conchords sound like Flight of the Conchords.
hells_half_acre: (Young Dean)
Okay, two posts in a short span of time - forgive me.

But, while I've been at my mum's, I've been going through some old boxes of mine. I found some old paintings from when I was in Grade 7 or so...I went to a Christian-based private school...so, yeah, I found one old drawing that could serve as a "sort of" Supernatural fanart...

Behold my (12-13 year-old) version of Michael Slaying the Dragon:


Behind here )

hells_half_acre: (Young Dean)
Okay, two posts in a short span of time - forgive me.

But, while I've been at my mum's, I've been going through some old boxes of mine. I found some old paintings from when I was in Grade 7 or so...I went to a Christian-based private school...so, yeah, I found one old drawing that could serve as a "sort of" Supernatural fanart...

Behold my (12-13 year-old) version of Michael Slaying the Dragon:


Behind here )

hells_half_acre: (HappyDean)
Mostly10 over on Tumblr finally did what I hoped someone would do, because I was unwilling: 

Mostly10 CREATED A CONVENTION CLOTHING GUIDE!

I was super thrilled, because I knew full well that Jared likes to steal Sam's clothes and wear them out in the wild. So, thanks to mostly10, you'll now find an additional fact listed at the bottom of the entries to some of Sam's shirts in my Clothing Catalogue.

Of course, I went through and picked out Sam's shirts very very late Sunday night when I should have been sleeping (...so sue me, I was excited), so I could have mis-identified some things, but hopefully if I did, people will let me know.

Unlike a lot of fans, I don't actually collect pictures of Jensen and Jared*, so I ONLY had the pictures from Mostly10's guide to go off of...and some of them aren't the best for light/colour/detail. So, yeah, if someone has a better picture of a shirt out there and tells me I didn't identify it correctly, then I'm willing to believe that person. :P

Also, in 2009 Jensen wore a very Sam-like shirt to Asylum 3. It's not Sam's shirt...but it's the style he favours, so subtract the Jensen-beard and you'd get an idea about what Dean!Sam would look like in a bodyswap episode (or what the show would look like if Jensen had been hired to play Sam and they kept the wardrobe the same).

*the only "Jared and Jensen" pictures I have on my computer are screencaps for my own clothing catalogue...so, yeah, not very useful. I do have [livejournal.com profile] raloria's pictures from the two Vancouver Conventions that I went to - because I don't take my own pictures at that event, but that's it.
hells_half_acre: (Dean/Books OTP)
The S7 Timeline has been posted! :)

I added it to the S6 Timeline, so don't get confused...just scroll down. 

You can find out what Sam did on his birthday, what day the horrible events of the finale happened, or what things didn't occur in May of this year! 

I also made a few small additions to my pre-series timeline, and one addition to my S1-S5 timeline.

Unfortunately, because my S1-S5 timeline is so goddamn huge, I can't add anything more to it unless I split it into two posts...which, I suppose I could do, but...do I have to? As of right now, I've added the Repo Man information into the S3 timeline and explained that it could also go in S4. It's not ideal, but odds are they won't be giving us any more information about previous seasons and this won't ever happen again. Plus, i just really think that flashback took place in S3. :P

Anyway, I've learnt my lesson on huge timeline posts - so next year S8 will get a fresh post of it's own. It'll work out nicely - I'll have Kripke's run as showrunner in one massive post, Sera's in another, and then Jeremy Carver's!

(Having a new post for S8 also works out, because I've noticed that as time passes, I get wordier and wordier in my explanations. I COULD take out some of the notes explaining how I did things; but, honestly, I think it's important for people to know what logical leaps I am making. Also, I've realized that it's important for ME to know, so that if something in the future contradicts what I have, I know right away how I arrived at the date...and if I'm going to have all that information on file, I might as well include it.)

So, as usual, please have a look over and see if I've messed anything up. I used a lot of episode-relational-proxy-dating this time around, because often I could tell how much time had passed between episodes - so once I had a date for one, I could include approximate dates for the others.


hells_half_acre: (Dean/Books OTP)
I'm behind on my timelining, so tonight I'm combing 7x20 for information.

Here's a bit of trivia:

According to Frank's hard-drive's GPS, Richard Roman Enterprises is located at 707 Osterman Ave, Deerfield, IL.
Coordinates: 42.163992,-87.845703

It's a US Post Office.

:)
hells_half_acre: (Sam Winchester Top Chef)
Usually, I do a This Day in Supernatural-Universe History to celebrate a birthday, but to be honest, I don't quite know where Sammy is this year on his birthday. Not yet, anyway.

A better questions is how old is Sam? 

On May 2, 2012, Sam should be turning 29 - but is he? Just like Dean, Sam's spent a fair bit of time in an alternate "dimension" where time moves differently. And, just like Dean (and everyone in Supernatural, thanks to a continuity error), Sam had two 2010s. Sam might very well be 210 give or take a few years.

Which would actually make Sam the older brother, since Dean might be around 72 or so.

But, that's just their souls, I suppose. Sam's body would in fact still be turning 29 on May 2nd, 2012...or, 30 on May 2nd, 2013 as the case may be. ;)

Timelines. Such fun. 

Obligatory Random Sammy Cap:

hells_half_acre: (Confused!Dean)
So, I've noticed a few things about my writing as I've been working on The Novel Project. For your entertainment, here they are:

1. Even when I'm writing "bad guy" dialogue I still can't bring myself to use homophobic slurs. Like...I just can't type them. It's weird, because I think I wouldn't have trouble writing racist things, and I've had no problem having them use the word "retard"...but, for some reason I just can't bring myself to type that word that means cigarette in the UK. :P Which is really ridiculous, because I used to say it all the time myself when I was around 13 and didn't know any better.* Anyway, so, my bad guys are surprisingly tolerant assholes.

2. Every time I use the word "she", I think of my grandmother saying "Who's she, the cat's mother?" And then I want to replace it with the woman's name.

3. After reading and writing mostly stories involving only men, I tend to use full names rather than pronouns, even in scenes where there is only one boy and one girl. At least one of my readers finds it annoying, but I just can't stop. :P

4. Even though I'm a huge supporter of the evolution of language, now that I KNOW "alright" isn't a word, I have a really hard time spelling it that way...but, "all right" looks ridiculous to me...so I'm constantly using "okay" instead.

I'm sure there are more...but these are the main ones. 

*I was never homophobic. I just didn't understand that joining my friends in using homophobic language wasn't helping society.

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