hells_half_acre: (Churchyards Yawn)
2018-07-19 01:24 pm

One Scene Each Season: S10 - Cain's Entrance in Executioner's Song


I actually took the time to CUT THIS SCENE MYSELF and upload it to YouTube - and surprisingly, it only took me 20 minutes. So, if this embed works and it all goes right, that means that I can do the same for my picks for S11 and S13, which don't already have the clips online.

So, today's scene is...

S10 - Cain's Entrance in the Teaser scene of 10x14:

Why I chose this scene:

I know, I know, there's no Jared or Jensen or even Misha... but listen, I really love Timothy Omundson. I think he's just phenomenal and, you know what else I love? REALLY AWESOME ENTRANCES. Especially really awesome villain entrances.

I could have picked Death's entrance from S5 too, of course, but I already had a pick for that season, and Cain's appearance here, at least in my opinion, is right up there with Death. The cinematography of it all is brilliant, with the lights going off as he walks down the hall, the complete blackout and then the return to normalcy, just as the guards have started panicking, and then it's like nothing has happened at all. 

Then there's Cain's complete control of the scene at all times. 

Supernatural, in the later seasons, has fallen a little bit into the trap of following their villains too tightly and therefore undercutting their menace. Something you only see when it's attacking, something you only see when it's controlling the entire exchange, is WAY more menacing than something you see the whole life of. Things are far more terrifying when you don't know how/when they'll strike and you aren't aware of their weaknesses or foibles.

I also just love that dialogue of "Am I here to save you or kill you?" and the answer being "both"... and of course Omundson's delivery is perfect.

Honestly, this was filmed around the same time they were filming Galavant - the characters look exactly the same, because Omundson couldn't cut his hair for either, and yet the characters are complete opposites, and both portrayed believably and perfectly. I really hope that Omundson is recovering from his stroke well, because I would love to see him act again in the future.

Sidenote: I could have also picked the fight scene between Cain and Dean in this episode, where Dean gets the final blow regarding the curse of the Mark of Cain... but it was, in the end, my second choice. It's a great Dean character moment, don't get me wrong, and Omundson is brilliant then too... but I really really really love this entrance, hence why I decided I needed to just upload the clip myself and be honest about what my first choice is.

Let me know any thoughts! I'm sorry this entry is a little rushed today! I'll probably make up for it on Tuesday, because my S11 favourite scene is like 5-10 minutes long. :P

hells_half_acre: (l'interpide)
2017-10-20 10:54 pm

Fic: Monstrous Magic Marks - Complete

Final Chapter has been posted for Monstrous Magic Marks!

Genre: SPN/Harry Potter, Gen
Word Count: 76,946
Chapters: 18

Summary: As Sam becomes increasingly desperate to save Dean from the Mark of Cain, their friends decide it's time to step in and lend a hand - whether the Winchesters like it or not.

You can now read the entire story on AO3

You can comment there, or here, whichever you prefer. I hope you enjoy it!

It will be the last major multi-chapter fic for the demented'verse. I MAY write some short one-shots in the future, depending (I've got one small idea right now, but don't yet know if it's viable.) But, as it stands, I consider this the end of the demented'verse saga. I knew it's days were numbered once I started to take it canon-divergent AU in S9, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and I hope you are too!
hells_half_acre: (Hug)
2015-05-20 11:25 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x23 Brother's Keeper

Wow, so... neato.

So, FYI on tonight - 1)I haven't been drinking. 2)I've still only watched the episode once, so I might remember things in the wrong order and quotes aren't meant to be exact.

Okay, let's just dive right in...

We are faulted, but does it matter? )

It's definitely going to be a long summer!
hells_half_acre: (Young Dean)
2015-05-16 06:26 pm

Plot hole...

So, I'm timelining 10x12 (I'm SO BEHIND on timelining arg).... and um, if a regular ol' witch can de-age Dean to a point where he didn't have the mark and thus cure him of it. Uh, why don't they just get Rowena to de-age Dean by like... 2 years? Or does the MoC come back the minute his body ages to the day that Cain gave it to him?

Anyway, yeah... I've solved all their problems. I now look forward to all the fanfiction AUs where Sam runs around hunting with his "son."

In other news, I'm SO BEHIND on timelining. I probably won't have it posted right after the finale like I managed last year, but hopefully it won't be that much longer. It doesn't help that I keep forgetting that I need to do it.
hells_half_acre: (Scary!Dean)
2015-05-14 12:04 am

Quick Reaction: 10x22 The Prisoner


Okay, standard rules - watched the episode once, had a lot of wine, don't have spell check on this motherf****, all quotes paraphrased, etc etc...


From a friend to a stranger, 'how's your life?' )

As usual, let me know your thoughts in comments and such... I feel like I missed a lot of things, but I was very distracted by attractive men killing people...
hells_half_acre: (Peace Out Bitches)
2015-05-07 12:01 am

Quick Reaction: 10x21 Dark Dynasty

Okay, so this is a hard episode to talk about... it's really just a set-up for the next two episodes...

But, before we get into it: I've had two glasses of wine, but i'm mostly sober now. But, as usual, I've only watched the episode once and my memory might not be exact. Please don't correct me unless it's intrical to the plot or character motivations... or I specifically ask you to correct me. I'm actually only going to talk about the episode in broad terms anyway (similar to last week) so this shouldn't be a problem.

Let's talk about the episode...

Breathe, keep breathing. I can't do this alone. )

So, I guess those are my thoughts. MUCH shorter this week and not at all a funny recap. I'm sorry! Maybe I'll be funnier next week?

As usual, let me know your thoughts or whatever you desperately want to talk about. I know I'm a downer this week, but please don't take that to mean that my positivity-policy isn't still in effect. If you don't have anything nice to day, don't say anything at all. If you want to be negative, you should balance out every negative thing with a positive thing. For example: "I hated the part where Dean burned down the bunker, but I loved the part where he washed the Impala in his underwear." 
hells_half_acre: (Cas&Dean)
2015-04-30 12:49 am

Quick Reaction: 10x20 Angel Heart


So, late review tonight. Geez. I not only stayed late chatting at my friend's place, but I also got distracted by the internet when I got home. Usual rules apply - I've been drinking, and have only seen the episode once, so things are going to be slightly misremembered and quotes are only paraphrased.

Let's get to it....

Papa went to other lands... )

So, sorry about the different format for this weeks' review, but hopefully it works, since I mainly just wanted to talk about the character moments.

As per usual, comments welcome! Keep it positive! Forgive my spelling! Let me know if you desperately want to talk about something that I missed or only glossed over.
hells_half_acre: (Sam strung-out)
2015-04-22 11:18 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x19 The Werther Project

Woo! So, I think Robert Berens just became my fave SPN writer....

Firstly though, after the drunk-fest that was last week's Quick Reaction, some of you will be sad that this week I am completely sober. Hopefully, I'm still entertaining! I've still only watched the episode once though, so memory might not be perfect, but I will try.

Let's get right down to it...

Hey [...] leave those kids alone... )

Next week looks wicked too!

As usual, let me know what you thought in comments - if I missed talking about anything super major. Also, as usual, forgive me my spelling mistakes, spell check doesn't work for me on LJ and I am not the world's greatest speller.

(Also, speaking of spelling: For those who read these reviews AND the demented'verse - I'm about to start posting Part 2 of the PPP fic, I'm just waiting for my betas to get back to me.)
hells_half_acre: (Peace Out Bitches)
2015-04-15 10:55 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x18 Book of the Damned


Okay! So, I accidentally drank too much and am fairly intoxicated right now, even though it's only 9pm. What the hell happened? I don't know. But, the point remains that I have only watched the episode once, while severely intoxicated, and I won't remember things exactly and all quotes will be paraphrased. Please only correct me if I've gotten a major plot or character point wrong or if I ask you too non-rhetorically.

Also, life is better with love, so keep comments positive or at least strike a balance. You might not have liked Sam's shoes, but you gotta admit that the boy knows how to use a flat-iron.

Now, to the actual episode!

Love taught me to lie... )

So, as per usual, let me know what you thought in comments. I am mostly sober now that I've typed all that up (thank goodness, I have to be up early tomorrow.)
hells_half_acre: (Bobby Ex Machina)
2015-04-01 11:25 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x17 Inside Man

My icon is a spoiler, but I don't care - if you don't want to know the score, don't go to the pub.

I stayed home tonight, because I'm still recovering from ECCC (and also relatedly, had to do laundry.) So, no drinking, and the post is going to go up earlier! I am, however, sticking with my "only watch the episode once" thing - so, everything is paraphrased and I might misremember, but please only correct me if I ask or it's plot/character crucial. (Also, spellcheck doesn't work, and my "T" key sticks sometimes - so I apologies for errors.)

Also, because I didn't walk anywhere, I've got no lyrics for the cut text... so I'll just post some from the show and hope they don't actually carry a message...

(ETA: Warning - There is nothing "quick" about this reaction.)


You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em... )

Oh man, that took me two hours to type up. Let me know if you survived reading all that. :P

No new episode next week, we have to wait until the 15th! And then it looks pretty awesome. I guess were winding up to the season finale already, yikes! It's just 6 episodes away!!!

As usually, try not to be a negative-pants in the comments. You guys are super good though, even when you do disagree on things, you're all so civil about it... *hugs*
hells_half_acre: (Don't Litter)
2015-03-25 10:39 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x16 Paint It Black

Early review tonight, because tomorrow I'm heading down to Seattle for ECCC! Yay! Also, no lyrics for the cut-text today, because I drove home and didn't even listen to the radio.

I'm not drunk OR tired tonight, but that doesn't necessarily mean that this review will be any more coherent than usual.

Also, please remember my LJ rule - if you hated the episode, fine, but keep it to yourself. If you absolutely must post about your feelings, make sure you follow up every negative point with a positive one. Example: "I didn't like the monkey, but I must say that Jensen's eyes were particularly stunning in that one scene with the rutabega."

And I say that because I didn't feel this episode was as strong as last week's... but there WERE still elements to it that I enjoyed...

Let's get right to it...

Rambly Rambles! )

As usual, let me know what you thought in comments! Also, as usual, please forgive spelling mistakes, I am not the best speller and spell-check doesn't work for me on LJ anymore. 
hells_half_acre: (Worried!Sam)
2015-03-18 11:54 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x15 The Things They Carried


I haven't been drinking this week - BUT, I am EXHAUSTED. And since studies show that exhaustion has the same level of "intoxication" as heavy drinking does... this review will probably be just as incoherent as usual! Woo!

So, let's jump right in....

My brain goes numb and my blood gets hot - All I want is what you got. )

So, there's probably other stuff to talk about, but I'm seriously about to pass out. Let me know what you thought or desperately want to talk about in comments!
hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
2015-02-18 12:04 am

Quick Reaction: 10x14 The Executioner's Song

Oh man, that was basically another mid-season finale right there...

So, uh, standard rules apply, blah blah blah... let's just jump into the episode...

It's only a broken heart... )

Okay, so, I'm super sleepy and I'm going to leave it there - but please feel free to leave comments with anything you want to discuss further (or for the first time, if I missed talking about it.)

hells_half_acre: (The Damned and the Saved)
2015-02-11 12:14 am

Quick Reaction: 10x13 Halt and Catch Fire


Okay, first off, I know I promised to post a rewatch this past week and then didn't deliver. I haven't had a good 4-6 hours stretch to work on one and I hate starting and then having to stop part way through. So, maybe this week?! It doesn't help that the last few episodes of S9 are depression-ville, so the drive to watch them again isn't that strong.


And I don't have to stay this way... )

Questions questions....

So, as usual, let me know what your thoughts are in comments.... or if there's anything major that I missed talking about that you desperately want to hear my opinion about...
hells_half_acre: (Young Dean)
2015-02-03 11:55 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x12 About A Boy


Okay, jumping right in - usual rules: 1)I've been drinking and have only watched the episode once. I am not going to have perfect recall and all quotes will be paraphrased, don't correct me unless it's a major plot or character point, or I ask you to. 2)I like liking things. If you don't like things, that's fine, but constructive criticism only please!

So, to the episode!

I'm up and down, so confused... )

So, I guess that's it... let me know in comments what you desperately want to discuss!
hells_half_acre: (Peace Out Bitches)
2015-01-28 12:49 am

Quick Reaction: 10x11 There's No Place Like Home


So, I had a very full night with filming my friends comedy show and then coming back home and frantically downloading SPN and then watching it, and yet, I'm probably still going to be posting this quick reaction at the same time as I usually do. Crazy! You guys wouldn't even have been able to tell that I had a crazy busy night if I hadn't just told you!

Anyway, let's talk about this f*cker
(woo - reference to Felicia Day's youtube channel...)

when the broken legs are looking pretty... )

As per usual, please let me know what you thought in comments and tell me about the important bits that I forgot to talk about!!
hells_half_acre: (Scary!Dean)
2015-01-21 12:11 am

Quick Reaction: 10x10 The Hunter Games

Yay! Quick Reactions are back!

I didn't have that much wine this evening - but the rules still stand: I'm not going to remember everything, and I'm going to get things out of order. All quotes are paraphrased. Don't correct my mistakes unless I ask you to or they are major plot or character points.

Now, let's get started...

As I begin to lose my grip... )

So, let me know what you thought in comments!

Next week is going to be a little different, because I'm busy that night going to see a friend of mine do stand-up. So, I'll be downloading the episode when I get home, which hopefully won't be TOO late, but who knows.

hells_half_acre: (Crying Dean)
2014-12-09 09:16 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x09 The Things We Left Behind

Well. THAT was something...

Early post tonight (and no drinking) because my friends had tickets to a play, so I went over to watch it early while they were getting ready to go out.

Unfortunately, I missed the first few minutes, so if anyone wants to tell me what happened in them, that'd be grand - otherwise, I'll catch it when I work on the timeline (which I am so behind on it's ridiculous).

So, let's talk about the episode...

And for a while she forgot his sins... )

And now we have to wait until January 20th!!! And the promo for it has me anxious. But hey, at least I might have time to catch up on my timelining!

As per usual, let me know what you thought in comments! Let me know if I missed talking about anything super major that you desperately need to discuss! And please forgive any spelling mistakes - LJ spellchecker isn't working and spelling is not my strongest skill.
hells_half_acre: (Peace Out Bitches)
2014-12-03 12:47 am

Quick Reaction: 10x08 Hibbing 911

Hello!! I hope all the Americans had a good Thanksgiving! I'm back from my adventures in visiting Seattle (in which I mostly hung out at my sister's place and watched movies).

So, let's discuss the new episode of Supernatural!

You're my alternative girlfriend.... )

Next week looks pretty intense.... then, I'm sure, it'll be a long long wait for winter hellatus to be over.

As usual, let me know what you thought in comments! :)
hells_half_acre: (The Damned and the Saved)
2014-11-25 11:22 pm

Quick Reaction: 10x07 Girls, Girls, Girls

Hello! It's an early one tonight, because my friend had stuff to do this evening - so I watched on the east coast feed, then helped move some things, and then drove home...

Which means that I didn't have any wine! Whether this means my memory will be better or not... well, it probably doesn't mean that my memory will be better, let's be honest.

So, let's get to the episode before I forget even more...

No song lyrics this week! )

Anyway, good episode.

I am looking forward to next week based off that promo... yay!

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