Something like a crossroads song
12 October 2011 @ 08:46 am
So I wander on, till someone else is saved  
We don't Eat - by James Vincent McMorrow

In celebration of the black-and-blue discordant and brotherly, fucked up and co-dependent, violent and streamlined, mythically touched-in-the-head, horror and dread-struck, epically improved first two episodes of (and a third that while not so brilliant, did not discourage me from the notion that this show has stepped it up a notch) Supernatural, I give you the most Winchester-y song to ever Winchester.

Am I an honest man and true?
Have I been good to you at all?
Oh I'm so tired of playing these games
We'd just be running down
The same old lines, the same old stories of
Breathless trains and, worn down glories
Houses burning, worlds that turn on their own

So we don't eat until your father's at the table
We don't drink until the devil's turned to dust
Never once has any man I've met been able to love
So if I were you my friend, I'd learn to have just a little bit of trust.

This has been an entry. Talk to me about leviathans and Lucifer and lights at the end of the tunnel please.
Something like a crossroads song
27 July 2010 @ 07:49 pm
Questions and bits and bobs of miscellaneous crazy  
  1. Okay, so I've kind of fallen out of Supernatural fandom a little, and anyone who knows me even a little knows I'm a kind of free-for-all orgy girl when it comes to shipping, so I'm pretty easy going and not at all crazy BUT SHIT JUST GOT REAL:

  2. Also, this: Oh, boys.

  3. While on the Comic-Con stuff, did anybody here about PACEY-CON 2010?!

    "A small group of people were gathered on the lawn a distance from the convention center. They were standing around Joshua Jackson from ‘Fringe’, he was staging his own ‘Pacey-Con’, giving out fan fiction he wrote and getting pictures with the women, all while the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ theme music played on a boom box."

    Yeah, that's right. Joshua Jackson continues his unrivalled reign as most adorable actor on the planet.

  4. Who's watching Being Human? This show ate my heart and then it ate my brain. A vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living together. Sounds hokey right? That's what I thought. Truth be told, it's amazingly acted, plotted and written. First season is adorable, quirky british soap opera with elements of horror, and second season the darkness takes over, with horror done like it should be, gripping all those warm fuzzies the first season created and slicing them open with a razor blade, and yet it still retains the cute, loving quirkiness around the edges. God, this is good. The seasons are only eight episodes long, so it's wicked fun and fast to power through if you've got a lazy summer.

    If that hasn't convinced you, take a look at this amazing promo shot. (One warning, the original pilot cast was changed, and I would highly recommend starting from the second pilot, because you'll just fall in love with the original vampire and resent the recast for ages before realizing that he's taking the character places that the original really probably couldn't have.)

  5. Have not seen Inception yet. Behold my wrath. I hate the world. Ra ra ra. Link me any reaction posts for when I do?

  6. Who's watching True Blood? Who is absolutely smitten with Franklin Mott, the lovechild, as Jacob said, of Spike and Drusilla? Raise your hands now. \o/

  7. So. I finished my book. Yay? Now all I need to do is ruthlessly edit, find a literary agent willing to take on violent, morally nihilistic and experimental manuscript in these days of fear, madness and the downfall of the publishing business, and y'know, get a publishing deal. Preferably before Christmas.

  8. What was that I said earlier about being an easy-going kind of a girl?


Something like a crossroads song
01 April 2010 @ 04:35 am
Gold Guns Girls  
I was reading this post by [personal profile] paperhearts, which is about the issue she takes with the female leads in series such as Castle and The Mentalist. Among her fine points, was this:

These men (who are not law enforcement officers nor have any law enforcement training) step in, and with a little hocus pocus, manage to do the woman's job better than she does. Never mind that neither of these men have gone through a police academy or received formal training, all it takes is writing crime novels or being a fake psychic to slide in and neatly out-perform a woman who has worked her way for years up the ranks. Worse yet, Lisbon and Beckett are made at times to look incompetent, uncreative, unable to think outside of a box.

And I realized, that this was in fact why I hadn't ever given these shows the time of day. I had always passed them over, for no real, conscious reason, even though, on paper, the characters of Castle and Patrick Jane sound like the kind that I just adore having on my television laptop screen.

I think, therefore genderswap meta. )