hells_half_acre: (Think Sam Think!)
This is really just a rec for [livejournal.com profile] missjack 's recent post about Vessels and whether Adam and Jimmy are home right now.

Check it out here.

Basically though, it points out that it's the non-definitive way the show has treated vessels that have led some of us to be very confused as to things like: why does no one seem to care about Adam? Is Castiel making Jimmy cheat on his wife? etc...

I mean, I do hate to point out discontinuity in the show - but...but....Sam being basically an empty but sentient being has really thrown a spanner in the works in terms of knowing how this whole soul business works. I suppose the difference between Sam's sentient body and brain and Ruby's empty vessel of S4 was that Ruby's vessel was brain-dead? 

Anyway, all rather confusing, but at least know I know WHY I'm confused.

Because the other day I was thinking about it, and the only other episode that we had Sam's soul someplace else was in Swap Meat (which I hated, btw)...and in that case, Sam couldn't remember what Gary had done with his body when he got back into it (or at least, we assume he couldn't)...and Gary obviously couldn't read Sam's memory when he was in Sam's body... (or Sam read Gary's)....so, that must mean that the soul overwhelms the brain when it is present.

Anyway, interesting fodder for speculation.
hells_half_acre: (Dean/Books OTP)
I've procrastinated working on my weekend job all day. Seriously, I am an amazing procrastinator. I even forced myself to read fanfic long after I had grown tired of reading fanfic. It astounds me that reading fanfic doesn't seem like as much as a waste of time to me as reading books, working - obviously I'm insane.

They are selling Location Tours for $199 during the Vancouver Supernatural Convention. $199 - for a bus tour of locations. I keep thinking of bus tours I've been on "Down that block is the coffee-shop that they use for the outside shots of Central Perk on the Friends"...and then I think of the list of Supernatural filming locations that I compiled myself through hours of online research, and my little car, and my little sister...and really, I can't possibly see how a $199 hole in my wallet and an impersonal bus can measure up to what we have planned. Leisurely days spent driving around vancouver, listening to tunes, and making each other laugh doing lame reenactments.

I certainly don't think poorly of anyone who pays for the tour...I mean, you get driving directly to the site and have it pointed out to you and explained, I suppose. Do they take you all the way up to Squamish and then right down to White Rock, then all the way to Buntzen Lake? Anyway, the point is, you don't have to sit at your computer and rely on other people's guesses. You don't have to worry about the times they filmed on Hastings and whether they were in the portion that's filled with crackheads.

Same with the set tour really. I would LOVE to have a set tour...but, it's what? $350? I just...yeah. Maybe it's my priorities. Maybe I just don't love the show THAT much. Or maybe if I wasn't so broke, I wouldn't be as completely baffled as to how anyone can afford these things. Because really, I'd consider it if it was $100, but no more. I'd pay $25 for a set tour, even if it didn't have the Impala.

Though, I do LIVE in this country. I am planning to move to Vancouver, I WILL be able to take a day to drive myself to Squamish and another day to go to White Rock...I do have that luxury.

Also, unlike seemingly everyone...I don't actually have that big of a desire to meet Jared and Jensen (or even Misha) in person. I think they are all wonderful, but I figure they have better things to do than talk to me. I also figure I'd probably only embarass myself. I mean, it'd be cool to talk to them, but not the kind of talking that gets done at conventions. Mainly because the way I get to know people is to sit back and listen, to be non-agressive, to laugh and make them feel comfortable enough to be themselves...and you can't do that at Conventions. You can only say "Hi, you're awesome. Thank you" or ask maybe one question in front of a roomfull of people, half of whom are going to like your question and half of whom are going to think you are wasting everyone's time.

After saying all this though, if someone were to BUY me a full access pass to the Vancouver Convention, I certainly wouldn't turn it down! I'm just saying, I'm not willing to pay for it myself...and I think the people who are must have a pretty sweet setup in life...because seriously, you are looking at over $1000 in Con tickets and photo-ops alone...and all I can think of when I see the figure $1000 is "That much money will get me to Germany" or "That much money will buy me a new laptop".
hells_half_acre: (On the Fence)
I was watching disc 5 of S1 while I worked today. Extremely slow working day, so I got to do a little more than just listen while it played in the background. I had a bunch of thoughts while I was watching, but sadly couldn't write them down due to the working-thing, and now I've forgotten them all.

In Provenance, I still love the Auction-House Break-In Sequence. It's so awesome how Dean and Sam weren't just trained in bowhunting and martial arts as kids, they were also trained in lock-picking and disabling security systems...in forgery and fraud too. I love that dynamic about their childhood - the ease in which they accomplish these tasks as adults.

The whole sequence reminded me of this old friend of mine. He looked like your standard slightly heavyset nerd, would call me "dear" even though I was probably a year older than him. Thick rimmed glasses and studious. He told me over beer one day about his childhood...about how he had to rob houses sometimes to feed his siblings...about how he used to smoke, but only so he could see the lightbeam-tripwires on the high-tech security systems.

Recently, I've read a lot of teen!chester fics that have Dean smoking in them. I found that sort of odd, because anyone who is heavily involved in martial-arts knows that smoking zaps your stamina. I just don't see Dean as someone who would zap his stamina - he always seems focused on being the best he can be in order to protect his family, and smoking would hinder that. But thinking about it today, I would totally love to see a fic where Dean smokes so that he can exhale slowly, illuminating the lightbeam-tripwires of some high-tech security system.


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