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Can't think about nothing else

Posted on 2009.04.11 at 14:02
Current Mood: enthralled
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Here's how my last few days have timetabled.

Evening: Watch Supernatural S1 (average 5 eps per eve)
Daytime: Read SPN fanfic.


OMG, Supernatural is awesome! Like, totally. Dude.

I'm loving everything about it - the road trip vibe, the writing, the format, the spooky horrors - what a fantastic idea, to take all these silly ghost stories and urban myths, and turn them into something like this.

And Sam, and Dean. Just...yes. Especially Dean. Sam is gorgeous, a fantastic character, and suffers so prettily, which is always something I enjoy! But, I doubt anyone who has kids can truly fancy him, because he does have a lot of moody emo teen about him.

Dean, on the other hand. Oh, how he broods, how he represses his emotions, how dangerous he is when Sam is under threat. The wit, the facade he creates to hide the brokenness within. His devotion to order and command, and his willingness to throw that over in a heartbeat if it means his brother is in danger. (And his hotness. Let's not forget the hawt.) He is Bodie reincarnate, and I adore him in exactly the same way.

As far as fanfic goes, my interests are pretty specific at the moment. I'm looking for ep-style plotty fics, with characterisation and banter that I recognise, and ideally not spoilers for later seasons (although I have caught the odd ep here and there, and I have a vague idea what's coming later. I have a question about that, actually - does Dean disappear altogether for any length of time? Because I can't help feeling that would Not be a Good Thing). Turns out I'm not squicked by the incest (I've read one fic in particular that was blisteringly hot - it was a bodyswap thing), but I'm not seeking it out - I'd rather have gen, but I can handle slash in the above context.

That said, I'm not really getting them as a slash partnership in canon - I did at first, but as the series is progressing they've built up the 'brother' vibe so well that that's completely how I see them. Although - there was a bit in 'Bugs' where they went to visit the locals who all assumed they were a gay couple, where their reactions totally reminded me of Bodie and Doyle in Ojuka.

Generally, a lot of what I like about SPN is the same as what I like about Pros - the relationship has a LOT in common with Bodie's and Doyle's. I strongly suspect I'll end up doing a comparison post at some point.


Anyway, that's enough rambling. I'm off out now to buy myself a seriously posh laptop as a birthday present, so that when I go Stateside next week I can watch S2 of SPN! Ah, obsession - nice to see you again! :D

Comments:


Callisto
callistosh65 at 2009-04-11 13:22 (UTC) (Link)
Hey!!! So thrilled to read this from you - oh what treasures await!! Have you reached the end of S1 yet? My favourite episode is the very first one of S2, In My Time of Dying. Just 'Oh Deaaan', and 'Oh Sammmmy' to the nth degree.. you'll love it.

Totally with you on Dean Winchester, btw. Love them as a pair, but it's the character of Dean and the masterful way JA almost underplays him ( really, a single jaw clench can convey so much - wait till you get to Croatoan in S2) and yes, that style of acting does remind me of LC's Bodie at times.

As to the fic, I'm very much a multi-tasker and enjoying reading -and now writing - gen and slash. I did a rec page on my lj recently if you're interested, with quotes.
SPN fic recs and a few other drive-by recs under the tag 'Supernatural fic recs'.

So happy to hear that the SPN bug has bitten as talented a writer as you - you're gonna scribble here, right???

Looking forward to squees and stories:))
KimBooSan
kimboosan at 2009-04-11 16:20 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooo is the friends page rec list locked? I'd love to have a look. *bats pretty eyelashes*



Callisto
callistosh65 at 2009-04-11 16:29 (UTC) (Link)
Sure! You're very welcome to poke around. I never f-lock things to do with fics.
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2009-04-12 09:36 (UTC) (Link)
Have you reached the end of S1 yet?

Have now. I watched the last 4 eps last night. They broke them! :0 And I can't get hold of S2 (curse Easter weekend and its restricted shopping hours!) so I'm going to do a rewatch of S1. Which is mostly for the OH's benefit, actually - he started watching about ep 12, and is almost as obsessed as me now! :DD

I did a rec page on my lj recently if you're interested, with quotes.

IF I'M INTERESTED??? I'm there! Thanks for this.

you're gonna scribble here, right???

I'd say the chances are high. I'll lurk for a bit first, though - get the hang of the fandom, make sure the voices are OK. I suspect bad SPN!fic would be a bit like Bill and Ted! Something to be avoided, I'd say.

KimBooSan
kimboosan at 2009-04-11 16:18 (UTC) (Link)
OMG I have started loving on this show so HARD! Don't worry, I feel about Sam/Dean the same way you do exactly; but the slash level goes through the damn ROOF when Castiel the angel shows up -- no more spoilers here but NNNRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH *pant pant pant*

It IS a good show; I am totally sold on it, and ironically it seems to be getting better according to long-times fans. Hey if you find any good gen/het SPN fanfic let me know, I'd love to read it.

But the fandom scares me hardcore. *hides under rock*

I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2009-04-12 09:57 (UTC) (Link)
I feel about Sam/Dean the same way you do exactly

To be fair, that is my current position, but I'm not fooling myself for a moment - I used to feel exactly the same about Bodie and Doyle back in the day, and look at me now! I'm pretty sure that a few choice well-written PWPs will alter my outlook considerably! But will eagerly await Castiel - I've been avoiding fanfic with that pairing, given that I don't know who Castiel is yet!

Hey if you find any good gen/het SPN fanfic let me know, I'd love to read it.

Sure. My favourite so far is this one (even though the author really should be on commission from the Santa Cruz tourist board!). But I've barely even started yet.

But the fandom scares me hardcore.
Really? Tell me more. No way I'm going to start writing in a nasty fandom. Doctor Who's scary enough!
KimBooSan
kimboosan at 2009-04-12 14:18 (UTC) (Link)

Cool! THanks for the rec! *rubs hands together happily*

I admit, I probably could be sold on Sam/Dean with a good enough author, as sibling incest doesn't squick me out horribly. I just don't like stories where it is treated cavalierly, just for the sake of hooking them up though. Anyway Dean/Castiel has superseded all loves. *evil grin*

Check out fandom_wank on journalfen for some up close and personal of the crazy. A large chunk of SPN fans are, to put it kindly, FUCKING NUTS. Obsessive love leading to hate mail to Jared's girlfriend, massive flame wars about RPS, general divisiveness on the whole Wincest issue...we are talking hardcore immature wankers. I'm sure that there are some wank-less SPN comms out there, but honestly, I have not even bothered to look. So I'm sorting out recs from friends mostly, and sometimes crack_van. I do recommend Callisto's stuff, only four stories I think and gen but oh so great. If I find more I'll let you know. <3

birggitt
birggitt at 2009-04-11 17:06 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, SPN is such a fantastic show!
I'm in love with characters dynamics and relationships. There are so many layers of emotion between all of them.
You have a wild raid ahead, and believe me, you're gonna cry. But it's so worthy!
Oh, and in case you haven't had your answer yet, no Dean is not gone for any episode.
Damn! I can't use my SPN icon, as it will be quite spoilery!
Enjoy the trip!

I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2009-04-12 10:00 (UTC) (Link)
believe me, you're gonna cry.

I believe you. We're not at my crying threshold yet, but it's been close once or twice. It's protective!Dean that gets me!

Oh, and in case you haven't had your answer yet, no Dean is not gone for any episode.
Thank you! That is deeply reassuring. *is shallow and needs the pretty*
birggitt
birggitt at 2009-04-12 11:18 (UTC) (Link)
This show broke my heart. More than once.
Oh, oh, and I forgot!
For really good gen fic you should go and read kroki_refur stories. Go here, as, otherwise, you probably will be spoiled to death *laughs*
And, for some reason, I was sure your birthday was yesterday, so... Well, your present went out a little early *blushes*
Happy birthday AND Easter! :)
vic
saintvic at 2009-04-14 15:16 (UTC) (Link)
So you liked it then? *g*

And it just gets better and better *happy sigh*, you still have my fav episodes to come.



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