loony_moony: (Tom Hardy: Bane and Bale)
Okay, as I wind down from this weekend, my Batman thoughts accumulate, and I really need to get them out of my brain.

This first post is going to be about TDKR as a political allegory and why that's total bs.

For the greater good, and other great lines from Hot Fuzz )
loony_moony: (SPN: Team Free Will)
So EW picked their top 15 favourite SPN episodes, and while their list is really not half bad (Swan Song though? Really? That episode was so bad, I actually thought I'd stop watching the new season after it), I've decided to make my own list of 20 favourites plus extra awards for episodes with specific scenes/themes I really liked. BECAUSE I CAN. :D

My favourite 20 Supernatural episodes! (not dial-up friendly. GIFS/PICS ALERT) )

And now, if you'll excuse me, instead of watching this season's premiere, I have to go and see Alice In Chains in MSG, because my sister's making me. GRRRRRRRR.
loony_moony: (SPN: Team Free Will)
So EW picked their top 15 favourite SPN episodes, and while their list is really not half bad (Swan Song though? Really? That episode was so bad, I actually thought I'd stop watching the new season after it), I've decided to make my own list of 20 favourites plus extra awards for episodes with specific scenes/themes I really liked. BECAUSE I CAN. :D

My favourite 20 Supernatural episodes! (not dial-up friendly. GIFS/PICS ALERT) )

And now, if you'll excuse me, instead of watching this season's premiere, I have to go and see Alice In Chains in MSG, because my sister's making me. GRRRRRRRR.

More meta!

Sep. 8th, 2009 08:34 pm
loony_moony: (SPN: STOP! Hammertime!)
OMFG. "SEX AND VIOLENCE" SUDDEN REALIZATION:

The Siren dude was after Dr. Cara, not SamnDean. He was masquerading as a tall, handsome, male FBI agent because he sensed Dr. Cara was after Sam, and he used that ammo against her. That he got Dean under influence was pure coincidence, which he then used for his own benefit, as he sensed the incredibly unhealthy attachment Dean had for Sam.

OMFG.

Which is to say, HOOOOOOOOOOOYT! *_*

More meta!

Sep. 8th, 2009 08:34 pm
loony_moony: (SPN: STOP! Hammertime!)
OMFG. "SEX AND VIOLENCE" SUDDEN REALIZATION:

The Siren dude was after Dr. Cara, not SamnDean. He was masquerading as a tall, handsome, male FBI agent because he sensed Dr. Cara was after Sam, and he used that ammo against her. That he got Dean under influence was pure coincidence, which he then used for his own benefit, as he sensed the incredibly unhealthy attachment Dean had for Sam.

OMFG.

Which is to say, HOOOOOOOOOOOYT! *_*
loony_moony: (SPN: New season motherfuckers!)
I'm marathoning season 4 (\o/), and I'm coming up with some theories:

1. The role of Bobby this season is directly related to the falling out between Sam and Dean. They're not sharing and caring, they can't trust each other. They can't trust each other, they can't function as a team. They can't function as a team, they need help. And here comes Bobby Ex Machina to keep them out of harm's way (most of the time). [Re: Why does Bobby save them every damn time? Can't the writers come up with ways for SamnDean to actually get this done anymore?]

2. The falling out of Sam and Dean has been pretty much in place since Lazarus Rising, and it hasn't budged till the very last minutes of Lucifer Rising. The only couple of occasions in which they tried to patch things up, it ended up bloody and horrible. There were no SamnDean as we knew and loved them for the entirety of season 4. Which is directly related to how incredibly infused with homoreotic UST and incest this season was. [Re: OMG this season was the GAYEST THING ON TELEVISION.]

3. Despite the fact that most cracktastic episodes went by the way of Mystery Spot (i.e. comedy morphing into mytharc drama, and even tragedy), the fact that this season had twice the amount of cracktastic episodes than what we'd normally see is not only related to the falling out of Sam and Dean, but also to the loss of hope both of them are experiencing. Dean comes out of Hell, but feels burdened by his memories, fearful for his (and the world's) future and angry at Sam, who is fearful for Dean, is burdened by his time alone and what he feels to be his responsibility vs. his growing addiction to heroin demon blood. [Re: Wtf with all those funny episodes?]

4. Dean might be most afraid of Hell on Yellow Fever, but by the end of the season, he shuns Heaven too. Dean is a classic hero in the sense that he is fighting for mankind, rather than any supernatural side. He always has too. He is, in every fiber of his being, human and he relishes that too, unlike Sam, who relishes the power over others and his superiority in a well done character transformation. We're yet to see how that holds next season. [Re: I HATE SAM WINCHESTER]

5. The lack of Sam time this season is not only related to the fact that his storyline had to be kept under wraps in order to not give it out too early, but also because in the end, Supernatural is a story told from the eyes of Dean. It's a POV transformation that has happened ever since season 3. Maybe even season 2. The minute he wasn't the infallible big brother anymore, he became the person the audience can identify with. [Re: Omg Jared hates doing this show!!!!1111]

I'll have more thoughts later, as I go. Right now Imma watch "Eye of the Tiger", as lip synched by this one dude, Jensen Ackles. :D
loony_moony: (SPN: New season motherfuckers!)
I'm marathoning season 4 (\o/), and I'm coming up with some theories:

1. The role of Bobby this season is directly related to the falling out between Sam and Dean. They're not sharing and caring, they can't trust each other. They can't trust each other, they can't function as a team. They can't function as a team, they need help. And here comes Bobby Ex Machina to keep them out of harm's way (most of the time). [Re: Why does Bobby save them every damn time? Can't the writers come up with ways for SamnDean to actually get this done anymore?]

2. The falling out of Sam and Dean has been pretty much in place since Lazarus Rising, and it hasn't budged till the very last minutes of Lucifer Rising. The only couple of occasions in which they tried to patch things up, it ended up bloody and horrible. There were no SamnDean as we knew and loved them for the entirety of season 4. Which is directly related to how incredibly infused with homoreotic UST and incest this season was. [Re: OMG this season was the GAYEST THING ON TELEVISION.]

3. Despite the fact that most cracktastic episodes went by the way of Mystery Spot (i.e. comedy morphing into mytharc drama, and even tragedy), the fact that this season had twice the amount of cracktastic episodes than what we'd normally see is not only related to the falling out of Sam and Dean, but also to the loss of hope both of them are experiencing. Dean comes out of Hell, but feels burdened by his memories, fearful for his (and the world's) future and angry at Sam, who is fearful for Dean, is burdened by his time alone and what he feels to be his responsibility vs. his growing addiction to heroin demon blood. [Re: Wtf with all those funny episodes?]

4. Dean might be most afraid of Hell on Yellow Fever, but by the end of the season, he shuns Heaven too. Dean is a classic hero in the sense that he is fighting for mankind, rather than any supernatural side. He always has too. He is, in every fiber of his being, human and he relishes that too, unlike Sam, who relishes the power over others and his superiority in a well done character transformation. We're yet to see how that holds next season. [Re: I HATE SAM WINCHESTER]

5. The lack of Sam time this season is not only related to the fact that his storyline had to be kept under wraps in order to not give it out too early, but also because in the end, Supernatural is a story told from the eyes of Dean. It's a POV transformation that has happened ever since season 3. Maybe even season 2. The minute he wasn't the infallible big brother anymore, he became the person the audience can identify with. [Re: Omg Jared hates doing this show!!!!1111]

I'll have more thoughts later, as I go. Right now Imma watch "Eye of the Tiger", as lip synched by this one dude, Jensen Ackles. :D
loony_moony: (SPN: It has women issues)
So the idea for this post sorta popped in my head a day ago or so, and it lingered in a way that really made me itchy to write it, so here goes.

Woah, the issues I have with women portrayed in Supernatural. Woah. I've written about them several times already, usually when fandom has its semi-annual "SPN HATES WOMEN!!!11" wank. Supernatural has never been a good show for female characters, and fundamentally, I think the apatheticness Kripke and Co. generated towards them and the general hatred towards them in the fanbase stems not only because of bad writing, or the hotness of Jared and Jensen as The Dysfunctional Duo, but mostly because Supernatural has always been, and always will be, a Gen show. General assumption in the Kripke tiki bar seems to be that women cannot be a part of this show, unless they're a) mother figures, or b) potential sexual partners, which does make sense in terms of Sam and Dean's characterization as cosmic-level fuckups, but doesn't make sense in terms of character longevity. That's because mother figures are something Dean and Sam can depend on, which Kripke seems to think would hinder the show, and sexual partners are not going to last with their itinerant lifestyle. Literally. They don't last.

However, as a sort of shout out to fabulous women, a "fuck you" of sorts to anyone involved in hating the female characters on the show for no other reason but "Sam/Dean/Jared/Jensen should marry me so we can have lots of sex and babies!!!1", and a pointed eyebrow raised at the cast for saying the things they say, I hereby present to you a metatastic picspam about ten female characters I loved on Supernatural's 4th season.

This will, of course, contain spoilers to the entire 4th season, but not beyond.

My ten favourite female characters from Supernatural's 4th season )

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loony_moony: (SPN: It has women issues)
So the idea for this post sorta popped in my head a day ago or so, and it lingered in a way that really made me itchy to write it, so here goes.

Woah, the issues I have with women portrayed in Supernatural. Woah. I've written about them several times already, usually when fandom has its semi-annual "SPN HATES WOMEN!!!11" wank. Supernatural has never been a good show for female characters, and fundamentally, I think the apatheticness Kripke and Co. generated towards them and the general hatred towards them in the fanbase stems not only because of bad writing, or the hotness of Jared and Jensen as The Dysfunctional Duo, but mostly because Supernatural has always been, and always will be, a Gen show. General assumption in the Kripke tiki bar seems to be that women cannot be a part of this show, unless they're a) mother figures, or b) potential sexual partners, which does make sense in terms of Sam and Dean's characterization as cosmic-level fuckups, but doesn't make sense in terms of character longevity. That's because mother figures are something Dean and Sam can depend on, which Kripke seems to think would hinder the show, and sexual partners are not going to last with their itinerant lifestyle. Literally. They don't last.

However, as a sort of shout out to fabulous women, a "fuck you" of sorts to anyone involved in hating the female characters on the show for no other reason but "Sam/Dean/Jared/Jensen should marry me so we can have lots of sex and babies!!!1", and a pointed eyebrow raised at the cast for saying the things they say, I hereby present to you a metatastic picspam about ten female characters I loved on Supernatural's 4th season.

This will, of course, contain spoilers to the entire 4th season, but not beyond.

My ten favourite female characters from Supernatural's 4th season )

<3333
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean is magically prettilicious)
[livejournal.com profile] hkath tagged and asked me to answer these questions abour 3 of my favourite shows:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?

2. Do you think that you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies/etc.?

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fan fiction, graphics, discussions)?

5. Do you think that more people should get into this fandom?


Blackadder )



Scrubs )



Supernatural (dun dun dunnnnnnn!) )


If you'd like to, you can comment and I'll pick three fandoms for you to talk about.
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean is magically prettilicious)
[livejournal.com profile] hkath tagged and asked me to answer these questions abour 3 of my favourite shows:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?

2. Do you think that you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies/etc.?

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fan fiction, graphics, discussions)?

5. Do you think that more people should get into this fandom?


Blackadder )



Scrubs )



Supernatural (dun dun dunnnnnnn!) )


If you'd like to, you can comment and I'll pick three fandoms for you to talk about.
loony_moony: (SPN: It has women issues)
Yeah, I'm totally having an SNL Justin Timberlake moment. Sue me, really.

Now to the point of this post.

Lucifer Rising - The Rewatch! )
loony_moony: (SPN: It has women issues)
Yeah, I'm totally having an SNL Justin Timberlake moment. Sue me, really.

Now to the point of this post.

Lucifer Rising - The Rewatch! )
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean comprehends just fine)
HEY HEY SHOW THAT WAS NOT HALF BAD.

You know, the bad thing about having a DVR is that I'm horribly tempted right now to do an immediate re-watch, instead of following the flist for reactions. Meh.

That said, spoilers under the cut )

CAPSLOCK WILL COME LATER.
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean comprehends just fine)
HEY HEY SHOW THAT WAS NOT HALF BAD.

You know, the bad thing about having a DVR is that I'm horribly tempted right now to do an immediate re-watch, instead of following the flist for reactions. Meh.

That said, spoilers under the cut )

CAPSLOCK WILL COME LATER.
loony_moony: (SPN: Meh)
Heh. I seem to recall the last time we had this on our plates. I still stand by what I said then, by the way.

And also. You guys, I love Show, but let's face it, it's not always well-written. There are episodes in it that make me tear my hair off and yell at the TV. There are characters that I wish were better handled. There are moments I wish were better done in many different senses of the word. There are moments where Sam and Dean do things that make me go WTF KRIPKE at the TV and squint at Jared and Jensen a lot. And I don't think it's particularly secret that Supernatural has never been a great place for female characters, with or without crazy fangirls being crazy.

It's the place where Ellen disappears into thin air for no reason, and Jo is made to walk a very tight, very awkward line between sister and lover. It's the place where Bela is a botched experiment at trying to sktech an independent woman in a hypermasculine world, and Ruby gets a full 180 in order to accommodate the storyline (my theory), and not executed very successfully (my opinion). It's the place where women are oftentimes drawn as cheap, base and dumb, and even when they're not, they still don't seem to stay. It's a place where Mary Winchester is posed with the awful decision between kissing her possessed father and seeing her soon-to-be-fiancé die.

And in comes Castiel, with his dilemmas and his feelings and his ex-commander in female form. In a show where women have a problematic existence, where the main relationship is infused with sexual tension (whether you want it or not, it's there), and it's between two guys, comes Castiel and his semi-obssession with Dean Winchester.

I'm not sure if it all ties in. I'm not sure if it's truly just bad writing/acting/directing or if it's also to do with the way a lot of fangirls do openly dislike most of the female characters on the show (it's not a wank, it's simply a fact). But I do know that, like I've said before, it's always been a problem on Supernatural, way before RPS madness and ratings bump.

That is all.
loony_moony: (SPN: Meh)
Heh. I seem to recall the last time we had this on our plates. I still stand by what I said then, by the way.

And also. You guys, I love Show, but let's face it, it's not always well-written. There are episodes in it that make me tear my hair off and yell at the TV. There are characters that I wish were better handled. There are moments I wish were better done in many different senses of the word. There are moments where Sam and Dean do things that make me go WTF KRIPKE at the TV and squint at Jared and Jensen a lot. And I don't think it's particularly secret that Supernatural has never been a great place for female characters, with or without crazy fangirls being crazy.

It's the place where Ellen disappears into thin air for no reason, and Jo is made to walk a very tight, very awkward line between sister and lover. It's the place where Bela is a botched experiment at trying to sktech an independent woman in a hypermasculine world, and Ruby gets a full 180 in order to accommodate the storyline (my theory), and not executed very successfully (my opinion). It's the place where women are oftentimes drawn as cheap, base and dumb, and even when they're not, they still don't seem to stay. It's a place where Mary Winchester is posed with the awful decision between kissing her possessed father and seeing her soon-to-be-fiancé die.

And in comes Castiel, with his dilemmas and his feelings and his ex-commander in female form. In a show where women have a problematic existence, where the main relationship is infused with sexual tension (whether you want it or not, it's there), and it's between two guys, comes Castiel and his semi-obssession with Dean Winchester.

I'm not sure if it all ties in. I'm not sure if it's truly just bad writing/acting/directing or if it's also to do with the way a lot of fangirls do openly dislike most of the female characters on the show (it's not a wank, it's simply a fact). But I do know that, like I've said before, it's always been a problem on Supernatural, way before RPS madness and ratings bump.

That is all.
loony_moony: (SPN: Threesome (of the bad kind))
Having watched IKWYDLS on TV, I've decided to write the things I DID like about this episode.

I Know What You Did Last Summer - Take 2 )

So there. :)

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