hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
2019-04-18 10:10 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x19 Jack in the Box


Do I have a preamble tonight? I don't think so... I hope you have all had a good week! Next week it the finale - amazing! And then I'll get the timeline uploaded, and then MAYBE I'll finally get S13's clothes done.

No drinking tonight, because I had to drive. Hopefully you all forgive me. :)

Let's get into it....

Jack in the Box )

Let me know what you thought in comments! :)

hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
2019-04-11 07:43 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x18 Absence


So, I drank 2 large glasses of wine and a half-shot of some 19% dessert wine on an empty stomach. I was going to make dinner and absorb some of that before I wrote up the episode, but now I'm thinking it'll be more fun this way...

Standard reminder: Have drunk a bunch, watched episode once (while drinking), taken bad notes, am tipsy - quotes are therefore paraphrased and I am ridiculous.

I seriously thought this episode would piss me off, but it ended up being QUITE GOOD! Let's discuss!!!

Episode!!! )

Let me know you're own thoughts! I got thoroughly distracted while writing this up, so I'm now sober and this probably wasn't as entertaining as I hoped. That's what drinking gets you, kids... 

hells_half_acre: (...shit)
2019-04-04 08:04 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x17 Game Night

Okay folks, get ready to strap into this rollercoaster...

Listen, before I even do the cut, I'm going to be honest - by about twenty minutes into this episode, I was so pissed off that if I hadn't had this tradition of writing it up after and talking with you all about it, I probably would have bailed. I'm glad I stuck through, because the show (almost) turned it around for me in the last five minutes. BUT BUT... at about twenty minutes in, I chugged a glass of wine, because it was my only recourse - and in preparation for writing it up, I have made myself a tall vodka-ginger and sipped HEAVILY...

BUT there are rules, and I'm going to go over them now, for my own benefit - no matter how annoyed I get, I like liking things - so I'm still going to talk about all the stuff I did like - and I except you to do the same, got it? Now, I'm not expecting other people to have actually had the same reaction I did, because it's not like this episode was written badly, it just wasn't written to my specific tastes, and there's nothing wrong with that - I am not the only SPN fan (shock, I know.)

Okay, now that I'm reminded of the rules - let's get into it....

My drunken rambles under here... )

So, hopefully we all survived that write-up and I was able to keep most of my usual tone! 

Let me know you're own thoughts in comments!


hells_half_acre: (Worried!Sam)
2019-03-21 10:58 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x16 Don't Go in the Woods


We're back to our usual schedule, with me drinking and then getting tired - and then writing up the episode based on my poor notes. You don't get random lyrics to lead you into the cut today though, because although I listened to my iPod on the way home, one of the songs reminded me of an ex-lover and I spent the whole walk thinking about that rather than thinking of appropriate lyrics to pair with the episode theme...

Let's talk about the actual episode now!

High Stakes! )

Let me know what you thought in comments!

hells_half_acre: (Sam strung-out)
2019-03-19 09:03 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x15 Peace of Mind

Hello! I managed to get this done before Thursday! Yay! 

I had a really great week visiting my sister, and a really fun weekend at Emerald City Comic-Con. I didn't do anything SPN related there... mostly bought art that I don't have room to hang, and more comics to add to my 9" high stack of unread comics... but in so doing I became a patron of the arts in just a small capacity.

Then, yesterday, when I got back home, I binged Queer Eye, because that had been released while I was away and I always have to devour that show in as close to one go as I can. :P

So, FINALLY, I was able to test out a friends VPN (it worked!) and watch SPN on the CW site, like the sneaky Canadian that I am.

Let's get into it...

The cows dragged me home... )

Let me know, belatedly as it is, what you thought! I'll see you on Thursday for the new ep!
hells_half_acre: (Shocked!Dean)
2019-03-07 09:28 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x14 Ouroboros

Hello fine people!

Do I have a preamble? I think everyone knows the drill by now.

Oh, I guess I have a warning for next week: I'm probably not going to watch the episode until Monday the 18th at the earliest - and quite possibly not actually until Tuesday the 19th. Why? Because I'll be traveling, and I'm just not sure that I'm going to be able to find the time to watch.

Now, let's get into the episode...

Click here for ramblely write-up! )

Let me know what you thought in comments!

Once again, I'm going to be traveling for 10 days starting tomorrow evening, so rewatches and my quick reaction for next week's episode may not appear until I'm back.

hells_half_acre: (Darkness Defines)
2019-02-07 08:01 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x13 Lebanon


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: (Crying Dean)
2019-01-31 09:57 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x12 Prophet and Loss


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: (Crying Dean)
2019-01-24 10:29 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x11 Damaged Goods


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: (Default)
2019-01-17 06:19 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x10 Nihilism

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: (Bloody)
2018-12-13 11:05 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x09 The Spear

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: (Darkness Defines)
2018-12-06 08:53 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x08 Byzantium

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: (...shit)
2018-11-29 11:01 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x07 Unhuman Nature


BUT, usual rules still apply! So, I gotta keep this positive - AND I WILL - And I can't spoil you before the cut, so let's get to the cut....

It's like I'm you! )

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

hells_half_acre: (The Boys in BC)
2018-11-15 11:01 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x06 Optimism


Quick note about S13 rewatches: I have now forgotten to do a Rewatch TWO WEEKENDS IN A ROW. And I WOULD promise to do one this weekend, but alas, I am going down to the US to visit my sister. So, I will be away from my DVDs and also trying to visit my sister AND keep up with NaNoWriMo, so yeah, it's not happening. Rewatches will be back either on the 22nd in place of the usual episode or possibly in December once NaNoWriMo is done and I hopefully have my act together.

Now back to S14... usual rules apply. I haven't been drinking that much tonight, but it's late and I'm still going to be ridiculous, so quotes are not meant to be accurate, etc.

Let's do it...

You get this feeling you live/to get what you give/you'll be an old man soon. )

In the meantime, let me know what you thought of this one!


hells_half_acre: (Worried!Sam)
2018-11-08 10:54 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x05 Nightmare Logic


Usual rules! If you don't know them, ask! 

(And yes, I did forget to do a rewatch last weekend - my apologies. I'm trying to do Nanowrimo this month, and as a result, my free time has diminished, so if I forget to do something on the weekend, there's not much time in the week to make it up. Regardless, I will endeavour to remember to rewatch 13x02 this weekend.)

On with tonight's episode...

A kick in the head: Hard lesson you learned. )

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

hells_half_acre: (laughing)
2018-11-01 10:27 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x04 Mint Condition


Well, that was a fun MOTW! I enjoyed it! There's not that much to talk about, because it was just a fun time, but let's get into it...

Put it in drive and let's go... )

As usual, let me know what you thought in comments!
hells_half_acre: (Darkness Defines)
2018-10-25 10:51 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x03 The Scar

 ...and Berens pulls me back in!

Alright, thanks to a different writer, I enjoyed this week's episode a lot more - so hopefully we can get back to some fun! Blah blah blah, rules all apply. Stay positive. I've only watched this episode once while drinking and taking crappy notes, everything is paraphrased on purpose, etc.

Let's do it!

Once upon a time, I could love you... )

So, I'm invested again! Yay! Thanks Bobo!

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

Oh, and if anyone reads my rewatches and want to weigh in on the style in which they are done this year - please see my previous entry on LJ and participate in the poll!

hells_half_acre: (Sam strung-out)
2018-10-18 10:08 pm

Quick Reaction: 14x02 Gods and Monsters

 Well... that was an objectively terrible episode, I'm not going to lie. 

BUT, there are rules around here - and so now is a good time to remind you... and myself... about them: I like to keep things positive - so for every negative thing you say, you've got to say one positive thing too.

Mainly though, I'm probably going to just be recapping this episode without much commentary if I can help it, because... yikes. BUT I WILL DO MY BEST TO BE FUN! I mean, in good news, this episode drove me to drink a lot... so I'm intoxicated enough for this to be a good time for everyone (title of my sex tape.)

I ain't no glamor boy; I'm fierce. )

So, now the challenge falls to you, if you choose to comment. I am sorry if I failed at my own rules, but at least they're my own rules, so if anyone can break them it's me!

hells_half_acre: (Sam Shirtless)
2018-10-11 08:44 pm
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Quick Reaction: 14x01 Stranger in a Strange Land


I mean, that's the return y'all have been waiting for right? MINE! I'm the best.

I'm in EST this week at my Mum's house without a TV, but never fear! I have still managed to watch the episode before it has finished airing in Vancouver. Yay me!

Disclaimer Reminder: Although this week I have not been drinking, I have only watched the episode once, while taking crappy notes - also, I'm tired. So, quotes are not meant to be accurate, and I may get details wrong here and there, but please only correct me if they are plot/character crucial details, or I ask you directly to help me out.

ALSO, since it's been a while and some of you might be new - HI NEW FRIENDS! - please remember my rules for commenting: I like to keep things fun and positive around here - this doesn't mean that you can't complain about something, it just means that for everything you complain about, you have to say one nice thing too.

Now, let's react to this sucker...

What do you want? )

Let me know what you thought in comments!!

hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
2018-05-17 10:30 pm

Quick Reaction: 13x23 Let the Good Times Roll


Oh wait, there's a whole lot I have to do before I jump too far ahead...

Firstly, as you could no doubt tell by my previous post - usual rules apply! I've been drinking! All quotes are approximate, and if you don't have anything nice to say, then just say "I don't have anything nice to say" and I will KNOW YOUR PAIN, without having every remnant of joy ground out of me.

Now to the episode....

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

I'll hopefully have the timeline posted soon, and then it's the long summer hiatus where I may just disappear for a while.