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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Nightshifter" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

"Hendrickson knows, man, he knows about how The Dad dragged those kids from pillar to post, raising them up in cheap motels and backwoods cabins, and just as I’m leaning forward for MORE delicious factoids like these, Hendrickson switches into opinion mode because he can’t figure out whether The Dad was a survivalist nut job, a Unabomber, or what. He rattles on to be insulting but simply doesn’t know and is just trying to get Dean’s goat. (Which he had, as they say, at hello.)  And Dean says, “You don’t know crap about my dad. He was a hero.” I love, love, love Dean in this scene, it might be my favorite scene in the whole ep  (besides Sam’s mandroid line), on account of Dean’s shoulders go back and his chin comes up and there’s a whole lot of love and pride running through him. Plus, yeah, I loved the factoids about where the boys lived when they were growing up. Show needs to give fangirls like me MORE like this, and right away, if not sooner. Otherwise I’ll just make stuff up and it’ll be a whole lot darker than what Show had planned."

On the phone with Hendrickson...

On the phone with Hendrickson



 

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I wrote a little peice about going to the comic book store to buy a copy of The Watchmen graphic novel for Pink  Raygun. You can read it here.
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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode “Croatoan” at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

“Second, I’m pleased on account of The Dad’s theory about Croatoan. Legend has it that the colony of Roanoke disappeared, and either they got absorbed or killed by nearby Indian tribes. Perhaps they wandered aimlessly off in search of the nearest Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe, whatever. There’s an overarching 400 years or more of history to attest to the fact that the colony vanished in mysterious but was most assuredly a normal, earthly manner. The Dad, however, tosses all of this out the window and without a single nod to any generally accepted “lore” that had been unearthed, ascribes the entire disaster to the YED messing around with his pet virus. You have to love a man with enough chutzpah to overthrow current carbon dating methods, satellite imagery, anthropological digs, DNA testing, preserved letters and ephemera, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, TLC, National Geographic Magazine, AND The Smithsonian – all to theorize that the devil did it.”

Pastoral beer drinking:

Pastoral beer drinking


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 You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Long Distance Call" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

However, Wardrobe needs to realize that Sam is now a strapping tall lad with pecs out to there and shoulders as wide as an axe handle. We’ve seen the pictures. He can pound nails with his neck. He can decapitate a vampire man with a piece of wire and his bare hands. To pretend otherwise is to attempt to ignore the changes that Sam has gone through. To expect the audience to ignore the changes as well is to do us a disservice. We’re not blind. Oh, we’d happily go blind staring at Sam’s physique, yes indeed. But we’re not blind. (Plus, if Show wants Sam to look young and harmless? Then they need to bring back The Bangs. Get Makeup involved and check out pics of Season One. Now there, you got you some classic Samhair. With bangs.)

Hands, in pockets:

Hands in pockets
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 You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "In My Time of Dying" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

Sam tells The Dad about hearing Dean. The Dad is not condescending when he answers, not quite. Anything is possible, as he says, and he must know, having seen it all. Sam here is in obedient son mode. He’s looking to his dad for answers. But he already knows the answer, right? Yeah, it’s the magic talking board. This is one of my favorite scenes in this ep. The first thing out of Sam’s mouth when he brings the board out of the bag in Dean’s room is, “Don’t make fun of me for this, but….” Which as anyone can tell you gives your siblings free license to do JUST that. Dean is dubious, but he goes along with it as he tends to do with Sam. As he always tends to do with Sam.


Not Listening:

Not listening
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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode “The Pilot” at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

The road trip the boys take gives us even more good story telling and factoids woven in rather than being part of some stiff exposition. The car, for starters, is just THERE, and it is never explained why on earth the Boys are driving a car that’s surely got over 100,000 miles on it, gets terrible gas mileage (12 MPG), and is almost 40 years old. There’s the oft-told story of how Kripke was going to use a late ’60’s model Ford Mustang but decided in favor of the kind of car that when it pulls up beside you at a lonely intersection, you’d be rolling up your windows right quick. Plus, there’s more room in an Impala to store everything the Boys need. Not to mention, you could put six dead bodies in the trunk. If you stacked them right.

Da Boys!

Finding answers
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Hey. When you dream, dream big. Otherwise, what's a heaven for?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080409/ap_en_ce/people_mary_louise_parker 
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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Nightmare" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you! 

An excerpt:

Sammykins, on the other hand, makes a delicious priest, with his hair Brylcreemed down and his deep, green eyes paving the way for all sinners to find redemption. Oh, were I that sinner in need of saving and Sammy himself would come and wrestle for my soul. (Or wrestle me, come to that, though I have a feeling that my girly powers would be no match for the wrath of God in THOSE muscles.) When they arrive at Max’s house, he seems to know instinctively who needs saving and who he can leave to the tender though religiously inept mercies of Brother Dean. His voice takes on the right tone, his expression is sweet, and no one, and I mean but no one at that wake doubts for a minute that Sam is man of the cloth.

Brothers:

Brothers

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I'm terribly bad at checking my flist, I think I have it set up wrong, because each and every time I go in there, I'm overwhelemed. So one of my goals this week was to set the filters right, so they made sense. Only that didn't work out right because I got distracted actually looking at my flist people. Which was lucky in a HUGE way, as it just happens that

[profile] blacklid is at the top of the list.

 

As you may or may not know, blacklid won the bid to buy John's truck, and this week went up to Vancouver (where they are currently filming 3.13 "Ghostfacers." ) She met up with the transpo people (those are the guys who take care of the Impala, the Camero, the Bug, and the Mini Van) and give our boys cool cars to drive!! From her description on her LJ, the car guys were VERY nice and wonderful and cool, and they sound like they are fans themselves, which makes it even better. Plus they went out of their way to help her get everything arranged so she could drive it home. (Check out her LJ for more details!)

She was driving it home this week, and I was lucky enough to see her post and find out that I was on her route home.

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Devil's Trap" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

This review is dedicated to [personal profile] apgeeksout who understands the full power of flannel. Of which, sadly, there wasn't enough in this episode.

An excerpt:

"Because they are smart, they find the apartment building called Sunrise, and devise a plan. (Check out Dean’s cute freckles as they hide behind the tree!) I love the fact that they know that if they pull the fire alarm that the city will respond in exactly seven minutes. Whether or not this is true for your borough, the fact is that I imagine that The Dad taught them the response times for all emergency crews, from firemen, to paramedics, police, swat teams, everyone. They are well trained. While you and I are aware that on Fridays, chicken is on sale at the local market, these boys know how long they have before the firemen arrive. Anywhere."

180 Degrees

180 Degrees

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Salvation" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

Sam on his own is a lot like a lost child, with his schoolbag and his tan jacket that keeps slipping off his shoulders in the rain. Then he has a vision, which looks like a very bad migraine, but alas, there is no one there to comfort him. But instead of falling prey to his own misery, Sam pays attention to the vision, and figures out that the woman and her baby who are in danger live near the railroad tracks. Out comes his map, and off he goes. I like to imagine that he RAN the whole way, following the line of the tracks, stopping to check his bearings every so often, to pull his jacket up yet again, and then kept on going, regardless of how bad he feels. Sam’s like that, you see. He might whine about the food, or bitch at Dean for no particular reason, but on his own, like he is here, he matures about 10 years, and looks for help from no one. (I notice how badly Sam needs a haircut here. I hope he never gets one.)

Stopping the car

 

 
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Panel: SPN: John: Good Hero, Bad Dad?

 

At Escapade this year, [info]kathyem1 and I ran a fantastic and fun panel called John: Bad Dad. But then we (K'Kathy) changed it a bit to be less provocative, because really, I don't know any fan who thinks that John was totally horrible. So at the end, this was the description about the panel, and points for discussion, in case we ran out of things to say, which, needless to say, didn't happen:

 

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Panel: SPN: John: Good Hero, Bad Dad?

 

Description: Leave your weapons behind but I think it would be interesting to discuss what kind of father John Winchester actually was. He has so many good qualities and so many bad ones....people get so riled about this subject, it might be nice to hear some debate on it.

 

 

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode "Shadow" at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt: 

Outside, it gets good, and I mean good. Dean is incensed at Sam, asking, “Dude, were you bitching about me to some girl?” For Dean, it’s not what Sam said about the luggage, it’s the fact that he said anything at all. This particular complaint feels incredibly girly to me, because usually it’s one of your girlfriends who will say, “Oh, I can’t believe you told her that about me!” when in fact what she really wants to know is what ELSE you said about her. This is how girls often exchange information, through a third party. It maintains lines of communication, and also includes everyone. Which is how girls talk. So to hear Dean working this line, it’s almost like he asking, “What ELSE did you say about me?” Because what he really wants to know is, “Did you tell her I was your favorite brother?”

Yet Another Message for The Dad

Yet Another Message For The Dad
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Have had MAD crush on JDM for ages and ages and ages. He epitomizes masculine and dangerous and warm and skin and THAT smile, oh man. This is so dumb, but man, I'm miserable becauseI NEVER even had a chance to MEET him!!!!  (I hope he's deleriously happy anyway!)

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/02/12/2008-02-12_marylouise_parker_and_jeffrey_dean_morga.html  

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You can read my review of the Supernatural episode “Dream a Little Dream of Me” at pinkraygun.com. Thank you!

An excerpt:

"What makes this scene so cool is the fact that when Big Brother shows up, Sam is drunk. Sam drunk is like a petulant child with his “so what?” and his “you do it,” trying to excuse being drunk at 2 in the afternoon. Except this child is tall and built, has very large manhands, and a head full of Samhair. This scene is so blissful for me, because drunk Sam’s voice is only a register or two above being gravelly. I suppose, since he’s drinking whiskey, its his whiskey voice, his “I’m being tortured, here” voice. What’s even funnier is that when Dean finds out that Sam’s going all emo on him, he orders a double whiskey, neat. I mean, wouldn’t you?" 

Sprawled
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I haven't seen terribly many posts on this subject, but the ones I have seen have been intelligent and balanced. I imagine there are a few posts out there that aren't, and each to their own, but I hope I don't run across those. My weekly review is coming out tomorrow, and I'm thinking that I left the whole John as obsessive bastard out of it because I didn't feel that PRG was an appropriate forum for my own private views on the subject. Plus, rather than posting to this comment or that, in that I agree or don't, I thought I'd post my own personal thoughts here. 

 

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