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Hey, so, as predicted, I forgot to do a rewatch on our first Thursday of hiatus. Instead I talked to my mother on the phone and got some other stuff done. 

Then on the weekend, I received an advanced copy of my friend's new book, and it was really engrossing, and I couldn't put it down - and I read it in 2 days and got nothing else done. :P I will post a link to the amazon page once it's live, but you can pre-order it now from the publisher and get a digital copier earlier than the release date if you're interested - We Are the Catalyst.

So, new aim for the next rewatch is Thursday again! And then hopefully back on track for weekends.
hells_half_acre: (The Boys in BC)
Time for another rewatch!

Super short rewatch post today, because there's just not that much interesting dialogue/characterizations to analyze in my opinion.

lright, I say we take the dickbag back to the bunker, find out what he knows and put a bullet in him, burn his bones and flush his ashes. )

Commentary
Jensen and Danneel Ackles!

Dean is a little bit sexier than you though )


And that's it! I'm hoping to do another one of these on Thursday. But of course, I've said that before and then just not done it, so we'll see!

hells_half_acre: (Darkness Defines)
HELLO!

Welcome to the 300th episode!! I can hardly believe it. I've been doing these Quick Reactions since just before the 100th. 

In those days, I watched the show with my sister on an old non-HD TV that was permanently set to "dark" and so I couldn't see any action that happened in a dark room. MEMORIES! It was the year after that I met my local friend who started having me over on SPN night for dinner, wine, and the show...and that's what we still do to this day. 

So, since I have indeed had wine, the usual rules apply - I have watched the show once, while taking crappy notes and drinking. Quotes are not meant to be accurate.

And before I get into it, I'd just like to thank all those who still read my ramblings all these years later, even though LJ is now a mostly dead platform.

Now, let's actually get into it...

We thought he was gone, but now he's come back again... )

Looks like the show is on hiatus until March 7th! (with a concerning preview for the next episode, that I'll just try not to get too anxious over). So that gives me a whole month to try to get a little bit ahead in my rewatches and other projects!

As usual, let me know your thoughts in comments!!




hells_half_acre: (Sam Shirtless)
Happy Sunday! I think there's some American sporting event going on today, but since I am neither an American nor into sports, I've decided to rewatch another episode of Supernatural...

Various & Sundry Villains

I've seen it too - what he really looks like behind, behind whatever vessel. It still keeps me up at night. )

Yay! Good episode.

I may try to do a second one of these during the week, as I'm realizing it's going to be an AGE before I get them done unless I step it up a little. Or, I may just decide that efficiency doesn't matter.

Anyway, let me know if you have any thoughts in comments!




hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
Hello!!!

Tonight's episode was watched sober, because I had to drive - but I still took bad notes and am a goof, so nothing should be that different :)

Let's get into it...

Under the cut... )

Let me know what you thought in comments! :)

hells_half_acre: (Sam strung-out)
Happy Sunday everyone! This is apparently the only thing I'm going to get done today! Yay me?



Breakdown

And now, ladies and gentlemen, let's begin the auction for Sam Winchester's heart! )

CUT SCENE
They're family, Doug. There, I said it. )

This is a really solid episode and I liked it. Again, it's mostly about maneuvering Donna into a position where she's single and ready to spend more time in Sioux Falls... but it also finds the time to explore Dean and Sam's emotional state too, and that's really what a great MOTW does. It gives us an independent story, but situates us emotionally in the myth-arc. No rewrites on this one.

Anyway, let me know what you think in comments!

hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
Hello!

Alright, so, no telling when this episode takes place - but hopefully Dean still has a chance to have a better birthday than this....

Usual rules apply, and episode is being recounted in the usual circumstance - it's late, I've had wine, and I only watched the episode once while taking poor notes.

Backwards into a wall of fire... )


Let me know what you thought in comments! :)


hells_half_acre: (Dean/Books OTP)
*depending how you count.

It's been a while since I did one of these, and I haven't updated the one for Dean's birthday since 2013. So, I'll put the same thing I put last time, but continue it forward to as close to present day as I can get....

NOTE: I don't repeat years like the show does for these, so Dean will reach an age older than 40.

January 24th

1979 - Dean Winchester is born.

1984 - Jessica Moore is born. Elsewhere, Dean quietly turns 5.

1990 - At some point in January, John investigates a series of grave robbing in Windom, Minnesota. He hooks up with a nurse and unknowingly creates Adam Milligan. Hopefully, he does not miss Dean's birthday. Dean turns 11.

2006 - It's the first time Sam's been around for Dean's birthday in four years! Hopefully they do something special...even though Sam's probably sad because it's his dead girlfriend's birthday too. Dean turns 27.

2007 - I'm hoping that Dean's birthday falls between putting Father Gregory's soul to rest in in Providence RI, and Sam getting possessed and thus disappearing for over a week. Dean turns 28.

2008 - Dean doesn't get to celebrate his birthday over 100 times, so it either falls before or after Mystery Spot. My guess is before. I'm not sure if one celebrates their last birthday or quietly ignores it though. Dean turns 29.

2009 - Dean is probably still recovering from being beaten severely by Alistair, not to mention recovering from the news that he unknowingly broke the first seal to free Lucifer. Dean turns 30 (although his soul is now 70 years old).

2010 - Dean may have just escaped from a mental institution, or he may have just spent 24 hours with some teenage kid in Sam's body, or he may have just traveled back in time to save his parents' lives. In any case, I hope that Sam treated him to some pie. Dean turns 31.

2011 - Dean turns 32 at Lisa and Ben's house. Elsewhere, Sam is hunting without his soul.

2012 - There's a good possibility that Dean celebrates his 33rd birthday with a newly resouled Sammy. They may have just slain a dragon and rescued some virgins too.

2013 - Bobby possibly dies very very close to Dean's 34th birthday. I'm going to go ahead and hope that maybe Dean, Sam, and Bobby all celebrated Dean's birthday just before going on the hunt in the woods of New Jersey. There is, however, a possibility that Bobby died just before Dean's birthday.

2014 - Dean turns 35 in purgatory (though he probably doesn't physically age) perhaps having already found Cas, perhaps still looking for him. Perhaps alone, perhaps with Benny by his side. Meanwhile, Sam is dating Amelia Richardson whilst living in a motel in Kermit, TX.

2015 - On the road before sunrise, Dean wants to do something fun. Sam just wants to work. Luckily, Garth calls with a job that will give Dean a little bit of a birthday present even if it's a day late.. as the boys are able LARP with their favourite IT nerd, Charlie! (36)

2016 - Dean's 37th birthday probably happens sometime shortly after they discover that Kevin is haunting the Bunker, and they are able to rescue Mrs. Tran from Crowley's storage facility.

2017 - I can't say exactly what Dean did on his 38th birthday, but he was struggling with the Mark of Cain, and it may have been around the time that Charlie came back from Oz, also struggling with confronting her darker side.

2018 - Dean's 39th birthday might occur shortly before or after meeting Eileen Leahy, or perhaps before or after seeing Jody in Sioux Falls and helping with some vampires that are after Alex.

2019 - Dean most likely spends is 40th birthday in solitary confinement at a secret military base after supposedly trying to assassinate the President, OR, could be that he and Sam are able to break out just in time to celebrate as free men again. Let's hope for the latter.

2020 - There's no way to be sure, but Maybe Dean builds himself a nice "Dean cave" for his 41st birthday, and just maybe, shortly after decorating the room, he gets the honour of being animated into one of his favourite cartoons.

2021 - ?? We don't know! So far, it's not even January yet.

And there you have it!

I'll see you all again later to talk about tonight's episode!

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Time for another rewatch! This is much later in the day then I had planned to do this, so I'm a little tired. I'm hoping this will be a fairly quick one, since it's not Sam and Dean focused... but then, I might end up having a lot to say about this pilot...

I will only be able to find out if I watch the episode...

Wayward Sisters

They were on a hunting trip, and I haven't heard from them in a few days )

Oh man, I forgot this had audio-commentary!

Okay, I'm going to do that tomorrow, and have my rewatch be a day late, because I am too exhausted right now to watch the episode again.

Audio Commentary
By Phil Sgricca, Kim Rhodes, Bob Berens

Read more... )

CUT SCENES

Scene 82 )

I probably DID have time to do that last night, but I hardly knew that at the time.

As usual, let me know if you have any thoughts in the comments!

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Hello! Today will be a special Quick Reaction, because I'll be reacting as I watch - I'm going out tonight, so don't have time to watch, then type - I must do both at once! (at least if I don't want to be up until 2am)
More Shots! )

Let me know what you thought in comments! Sorry this isn't as witty as my usual half remembered blatherings. 


hells_half_acre: (Scary!Dean)
Hello! I missed Thursday again, this time in favour of watching Brooklyn 99's return at my friend's house. BUT, at least I'm caught up with where we are in S14 before S14 starts back up again, and since there are still some breaks coming up, I'm sure I'll finish S13 rewatches before S14 finishes airing.

...also, I've been a little over-busy and exhausted.

Anyway, let's get back into this...

The Bad Place


I was scared. I was upset. But why would I look for him? He's no one to me. You, Castiel - you're my family. )


As usual, let me know what you thought in comments - sorry this is another short one. Like I said, I've been a bit exhausted recently. I'll probably have way more to say about Wayward Sisters, especially since it didn't get picked up - but you'll have to wait for next week for that one.

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My friend has written a YA sci-fi series and the first book has been released! I realized that I've been a bad friend by not talking about it more!!

I Am the Storm is a really great action-packed read. It's part small-team adventure and part thrilling escape!

Tash writes action and tension really well. It's hard to put the book down, because you're pulled into the story as soon as the action kicks off in the first chapter. It follows two perspectives - Sam, who's secretly a little TOO good with technology and who quickly finds himself on the government's radar and locked in a facility, and Serena, who's a junior officer in the rebellion and has been sent to figure out what's got the government in a tizzy.

BUT, before you think that those names give away some sort of romantic subplot - think again! Tash is queer themselves and knows people want more than a predictable cishet shoehorned romance plot. These teens have more important things on their mind! It doesn't mean that they don't love, but Tash's diverse cast, and realistic protagonist priorities, means that who they love isn't the focus of the story, nor predictably answered.

I Am the Storm is just the first book of a series - so the entire plot isn't going to be resolved at the end. But, don't fear! It's still a really satisfying concluding point! But even if you desperately want to find out what happens next - you don't have to wait long! The second book will be released really SOON (I think February? But I can't remember right now for certain, so don't quote me on that. I just know it's REALLY SOON.)

hells_half_acre: (laughing)
Alright! I missed Thursday, because I've got a real problem with the combination of podcasts and candy-crush and it basically absorbs 2-3 hours of my life everyday. In good news, it means I'm fulfilling my new years resolution of less social media. :P

The Scorpion and the Frog

We'll figure something else out, and if that doesn't work, then we move on to the next, and then whatever's after that. We just keep working, because that's what we do. )

CUT SCENE:

I inherited it from my great aunt...Ruby. )


Wow, that was EXTREMELY SHORT... please let me know all the things that I completely failed to talk about.

Until then, Candy Crush and Podcasts!

hells_half_acre: (Sam strung-out)
Okay, so obviously, it's been a bit longer than I intended - but I got distracted with Christmas and stuff... well, first depression, then Christmas and stuff.

But I'm back to functioning now, so let's do another rewatch!

War of the Worlds

You and I were soldiers in opposing armies that were at war. )

CUT SCENES:
Scene 22 )

REWRITE:

Okay, how do I save us from the pit of despair that is this episode? )

As usual, let me know what you thought in comments!


hells_half_acre: (laughing)
It's Thursday! So, let me try to get something Supernatural-related done, in the absence of a new episode.

I meant to do this earlier in the day, but alas, I'm a chronic procrastinator. So, you get it now, which is, frankly, already Friday for most of you.

Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm finding this December more depressing than usual. So, hopefully this episode stands up to my memory of it being mostly lighthearted, because I wouldn't mind that at all!

Tombstone

He really likes cowboys. )

As usual, let me know what you thought in comments! Sorry I got a little off track and rambly with this at times. No rewrites though. It was good times.
hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
I have been extremely lazy all weekend. So, let's try to get at least ONE thing done, shall we?!

Advanced Thanatology

You have work to do. That's all you need to know. And trust me having my eyes open to the necessity of humans, especially Winchesters, is not a thrill. So, you want to die, but I say, keep living. )

 


As usual, let me know you're own thoughts in comments!

hells_half_acre: (Bloody)
I hope everyone's week is going a little better than mine!

Not that anything is really wrong, it's just that overall, I've had kind of a bad week... so, I hope you'll forgive me if my energy isn't up on this one. Though I'll try my best! I wasn't drinking tonight, because I fell yesterday and hurt my left knee and right ankle, and as a result decided that I'd prefer to drive to my friend's place rather than walk. :P So, no booze for me!

Other than that, business as usual! Let's start this....

Freude, schoener Goetterfunken )


So, let me know what you think in comments! You know the rules.




hells_half_acre: (...shit)
Time for another one of these!

The Big Empty

 

Jack, it doesn't matter what you are, it matters what you do - and even monsters can do good in this world. )


As always, let me know what you thought in comments!
hells_half_acre: (Darkness Defines)
Hello, fine people!

I always feel like I should do a preamble, but by now you all know the rules and me repeating them is kind of dumb. Uh, how was your day? Mine was okay. I had pizza for dinner and didn't drink tonight, because I was driving - so this will be a sober review. I AM freezing to death, because Vancouver is currently in a bit of a cold snap, and Vancouver gets the kind of cold that sinks straight to your bones because the air is so damp here.

Okay, now let's talk about the episode...

He's our kid! )

Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Also, how do YOU spell ax, because apparently both axe and ax are acceptable, but DW spellcheck will only except ax, but I like the LOOK of axe better, even though I'm pretty sure I may have been taught that it was ax in third grade, though I COULD be confusing that with ox, which is always just ox, unless there are more than one, in which case it's oxen, even though if there's more than one ax, it's axes. 

hells_half_acre: (Darkness Defines)
Back again! Not much new to report - so, let's just get into it, I guess!

13x03 Patience

You deserved to be saved. He doesn't. )

Cut scenes:

Your father, John, would have been so proud of the man you've become. )


As usual, let me know if there's anything I missed that you desperately want to discuss! Or if you have any thoughts on the stuff that I didn't miss!

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