persuna: (Brothers with text)
My folder of RPF bookmarks continues to be bigger and grow faster than my folder of wincest bookmarks, and it is still a little odd. Sam and Dean are just kind of hard to read about nowadays. I love them as much as I ever did, I continue to read more SPN fic than I technically have time for and I know they were always a pair of angsty little angsters, but before their misery was balanced out by their intimacy and now everything is falling apart.

I can see the reasons why this season has gone the way it has, even if I don't like them. Sam and Dean have both had their individual lives and souls placed in jeopardy and putting the one sacrosanct thing left, the oft mentioned "third character" of their relationship, in serious peril was perhaps the ante left to up. At times this season I've thought that Sam had no plotline and lost a lot of faith in the show, but he has had a journey. It's just mostly happened off screen. I am far from convinced that keeping a sense of mystery around Sam's evolution was worth cutting fifty percent of the cast to a supporting role, but it does make me hope that it's not a permanent change. After 4.16 I really don't see what could be left to hold back about what Sam has been doing, so I have more hope than I've had in a while that he'll be a significant part of whatever finale we're building to. And if season 5 can be about Sam and Dean rebuilding their relationship, I'd be pretty happy with it. Of course, statistically speaking, the next season is going to be even angstier than this one and upon watching it I'll be forced to put season 4 into the "happy period" of the first three seasons, but seriously SERIOUSLY I cannot fathom how this show could get more depressing for a whole season unless the brothers separated permanently, and then the whole format just wouldn't work anymore. So you know, hope springs eternal.

But for today I soothed myself with nostalgia by reading some old stories I missed before. It's wrong that the year Sam and Dean spent ticking down to Dean's painful death is now relatively happy, but it is, so if anyone hasn't read Gravity Sings by [livejournal.com profile] zooey_glass04 and [livejournal.com profile] parenthetical I recommend it. It's a really good, plotty, established Wincest casefile, a sub genre I have a huge soft spot for. There are a lot of genius gen and first-time casefile fics knocking about and a huge amount of very hot established relationship porn, but when Sam and Dean are so uncertain on screen it is nice to read about them solid and together without question, kissing routinely like an old married couple as they go about their hunting business. And then having passionate, possessive sex when they get back to the motel, because they're not actually an old married couple. Imperfectly is also fabulous and nostalgic with lots of plot and an established relationship.
persuna: (Bones)
Nobody can be as sappy as Booth and Brennan on a television screen and not have me gag a little (Sam and Dean are too fucked up to be purely sappy). Bones spoilers )

Also, I watched SPN again...

Random nothings re:4.11 )

On a more sombre note, HOLY CRAP FLATMATE ARE YOU SERIOUS WITH THE ELECTRIC SAW AT MIDNIGHT? And gentle hammering is still hammering. Just bash it properly and get it over with, the multitude of little taps is just as bad. You better be building a present for me.
persuna: (Sam says "Oh shit")
This isn't a huge deep meta, it's kind of obvious if you were in a certain frame of mind, but I haven't seen it any other episode discussion. I really enjoyed 'Jus in Bello', but one thing I thought was going to happen from half-reading a spoilery interview with Kripke didn't happen. I think.

Spoilers under the cut for 3.12 and also serious spoilers for arcs that will probably now be in S3.5/S4. Be warned! )
persuna: (Ravenclaws are walking encyclopaedias)
I've been trying to stay away from the Internet to work on my dissertation, but totally failed after that episode. So here comes my first ever attempt at meta. Almost two thousand words of my spoiler free for next week, rather rambling personal opinions on 3.11 and Ruby under the cut.

For some reason that escapes me there's also a tiny bit of Xena, but only a little, it's all about SPN really, I promise. )

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