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Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Family That Slays Together


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  1. Baby Sammy! He was so cute first season. :)

    I love this song, because of Supernatural. You always know an episode is going to be awesome if they play Carry On My Wayward Son over the recap montage. Although (granting that I'm a season behind on Netflix, because I've been doing stuff since, like, December) last season I noticed they didn't play it. :( I was expecting at least the season wrap to have it, because it always does, but it didn't. I really hope the showrunners haven't decided to drop it. :( :( :(

    Angie, who's coming off a workshop and is kind of punchy right now...

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  2. And this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqaPYoUcQBs

    That episode was annoying in some ways -- the way the showrunners take cheap shots at their fans, who love them and who are WHY they're still on the air after more than a decade, pisses me off -- but this scene was pretty awesome.

    Angie

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    1. I don't see the fan nod episodes as cheap shots. Those are usually my favorite episodes. And I LOVED "Fan Fiction" because I was just like the girl director when I was a kid. LOL

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    2. There are bits -- like the bit at the end of the play that I linked -- that were lovely. But on the whole I see it as a representation issue. There were pretty much zero fans, on the show, who had major speaking parts, who were sane and intelligent and mature and had social skills. I was a Trekkie fangirl at that age, and I would never have done whatever the Star Trek equivalent was of adding aliens to the Supernatural canon, for a play that was going to be presented to an audience I knew was unfamiliar with the canon. It's one thing to play around and have fun with AUs when you're in fandom space, but the way it was presented in that episode, it made the girl writer/director just look like an idiot. And the episode with the convention? Again, a bunch of idiots, of the sort who are mundanely believed to be 30-year-old virgins living with/off their mothers because they're still mentally and emotionally about thirteen. If there were some smart, mature fans in the show's canon who had their lives together, then I wouldn't complain about also showing some weirder fans who get carried away with stuff. Because yeah, there are absolutely fans like that, especially among the teens. But they don't show any of those smart, mature fans who have their acts together and just happen to really love Chuck's books. Zero. So looking at the fan representation on the show, it gives a rather disturbing view of what -- as presented in the show -- all fans are like. It's like, if the only female characters with major speaking roles were all dizzy blonde white women who giggled a lot and flashed cleavage, with the functional IQ of a small green melon. Yes, there are some women who are like that, or at least behave like that. But if that's the only kind of woman they showed, they'd have major issues with their representation. That's what their fan representation looks like to me. :/

      Angie

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  3. Sorry for the column of text. [duck] I'm in Portland, just got off the SF workshop. I read like 400K words of fiction in this last week, and wrote 32K myself, and I'm kind of crashing. [sigh] I'm sure I'll be more normal tomorrow or something like that. :P

    Angie

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