Things I Liked an Awful Lot About SPN 12.02

...This is going to be long. Not because this is my favorite episode ever, but because a) it's dang solid and b) I have a point to make. Also, I accidentally turned it into a running commentary on the episode.

  1. Very effective whiplash from "then" to "now"

  2. Sam keeps dodging Toni's questions, even though he's under mind control or whatever.

  3. Dean's definitely clever with the real estate thing.

  4. Dean and Cas's conversation about Mary--priceless!

  5. I love Mary's struggles with technological terminology

  6. Aaand they're actually addressing Mary's role in Azazel's plan!

  7. Good GOLLY is Toni creepy. Heebie Jeebies! But a sign of good writing/acting

  8. Pretty sure Mary's wearing mostly Dean's shirts and stuff--she definitely has the henley/flannel combo going

  9. This reboot of Cas is fun

  10. Dean's little "oh boy" after Mary putting her foot down about coming along... <3

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Poem: On His Deceased Wife

Methought I saw my late espoused saint
Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave,
Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave,
Rescued from Death by force, though pale and faint.
Mine, as whom washed from spot of childbed taint
Purification in the Old Law did save,
And such as yet once more I trust to have
Full sight of her in Heaven without restraint,
Came vested all in white, pure as her mind.
Her face was veiled; yet to my fancied sight
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined
So clear as in no face with more delight.
But, oh! as to embrace me she inclined,
I waked, she fled, and day brought back my night.

-John Milton

Another music meme

Say it with me: borrowed from zmediaoutlet/deadlybride. Go ahead and ask as many as you like--and I'll give you #8 for free (thanks, Over the Rhine).

  1. A song you like with a color in the title

  2. A song you like with a number in the title

  3. A song that reminds you of summertime

  4. A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about

  5. A song that needs to be played LOUD

  6. A song that makes you want to dance

  7. A song to drive to

  8. A song about drugs or alchohol

  9. A song that makes you happy

  10. A song that makes you sad

  11. A song that you never get tired of

  12. A song from your preteen years

  13. One of your favorite 80’s songs

  14. A song that you would love played at your wedding

  15. A song that is a cover by another artist

  16. One of your favorite classical songs

  17. A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke

  18. A song from the year that you were born

  19. A song that makes you think about life

  20. A song that has many meanings to you

  21. A favorite song with a person’s name in the title

  22. A song that moves you forward

  23. A song that you think everybody should listen to

  24. A song by a band you wish were still together

  25. A song by an artist no longer living

  26. A song that makes you want to fall in love

  27. A song that breaks your heart

  28. A song by an artist with a voice that you love

  29. A song that you remember from your childhood

  30. A song that reminds you of yourself


Fic fragment: A Little to the Right [SPN]

Because a few people have expressed interest, and I do actually like bits of it, here's the self-insert/OFC fic I started writing a while back but quit because Sam & Dean are more interesting.

Despite what the folks in Punxsutawney would have you believe, the most important groundhog in the history of the world is not named Phil. The most important groundhog in the history of the world has no name--or at least nothing a human would recognize as such. In fact, the only thing of note about this groundhog is that it chose to dig a certain hole three inches to the right rather than to the left: on such choices is the fate of all creation hung.

(Take that, Tolstoy.)

Because the hole is three inches to the right, when Dean Winchester races down the gully in pursuit of a bigcat, his foot lands squarely in the hole and he winds up flat on his nose, ankle so severely sprained he can’t put weight on it for another two days.

His dad still bags the bigcat, but the upshot is that Dean’s off any job that requires him to do more than drive or sit at a table. And so when they catch wind of a possible job in Athens, Ohio, John makes a detour through Pennsylvania and drops Dean off in the parking lot of a seminary so tiny most of the people in the town around don’t even know it exists.

Dean tries not to feel bitter about this--or insecure,

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The post-s3 finale endgame was going to be Levirate marriage, to a) give Sam something to hold onto other than revenge and b) block Ruby's advances on Sam. Never got as far as figuring out the potential consequences on the whole apocalypse showdown thing, or how the heck things would shake out once Dean got resurrected. Marrying your dead brother's wife is all well and good, but gets a bit complicated if he shows up alive again.