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I think this might be the funniest thing to ever appear on Fandom_Wank.   Misha Collins has gleefully encouraged readers of his Twitter feed to embark upon a bizarre jigsaw-puzzle induced scavanger hunt.   I don't know what's better, the list of supremely silly objectives, or the fact that fans are actually going for it.  Personally, I like the bit that involves encasing a piece of the Berlin Wall in lime jello (19 points).

All links (including a link to the objectives) can be found here:  (Just in case you were wondering, it made F_W because apparently a small number of fans are taking it too seriously? That sound you just heard was me, holding an authentic rhino puzzle piece and smacking my head off the wall in exasperation at fandom weirdness.)
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Watching this, you can totally see why David Thewlis was cast as Lupin:  I don't think I've ever seen another interview where the interviewee seems so laid-back, genuine and good- tempered.  Also, I love the revelations that he a) grew up in a toy shop, and b) paid his twelve-year old neighbour in Harry Potter memorabilia to tell him what happened in all of the books after the Goblet of Fire.
Ladies and gentlemen: the nicest man in showbiz?


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Dear All, Below the cut please find a very long and rambling entry inspired by the latest episode of Supernatural. There is also a comment which could be considered to be spoilery in the first paragraph. Just so you know :-) This icon is the epitome of appropriate references )
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Just watched Matt Smith on Craig Ferguson - I don't care if all the evidence says otherwise, that boy is totally from another planet in the best possible way :-)
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It's noon on Halloween.  The sun is shining down on the old tenenment buildings on the other side of the back yard and on the red and yellow trees, it's lovely and crisp out, and I have just finished eating a late breakfast of toast and Nutella and tea while watching Supernatural. (As you should do on Halloween:-) If I'm not working tonight, I think I might be sitting down with popcorn and a copy of Pontypool.)  Cut for those not bothered about SPN )

Having a slow recovery from last night - I ended up picking up a last minute shift behind the bar at a Persian restaurant in the West End  Wrapped up there around 11:30, and then P. and I went out dancing on Sauchiehall Street in costume (she had massive angel wings - apparently in Italy, you can only dress up as something which is already dead-, while I was a Raymond Chandler heroine.) And the club had awesome music - when we hit the dancefloor, the entire room full of Victorian gentlemen, cowboys, mice, a full team of Ghostbusters and various forms of living dead were shaking it to Mumford and Sons, 'The Cave', And then there was Florence and the Machine, followed by Jerry Lee Lewis, and the entire club howling 'Hey Ho/Let's Go' along with the Ramones. Not a technobeat in earshot :-) And I can dance in high heels! Who knew?!

Am off to go take advantage of the sun - the big question is still to NaNo or not to NaNo. Perhaps a modified form of NaNo...Hmmm. So much to do, so much that I want to do, so little time.
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Rec of the day can be found here:
Because John Winchester being brought back from the dead by a bunch of teenage Goth girls is possibly the best thing to ever come out of Supernatural fandom. Now all I can think about is how much more awesome SPN would be if it were directed by Amy Heckerling.

SPN 6x04

Oct. 18th, 2010 01:36 pm
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Oh boy, you guys, I think my show might be back! *dances up and down*  Weekend at Bobby's felt like a cross between a Season 2 outtake and a really fun fanfic. The whole show was basically Bobby and Rufus snarking at each other, and everyone being awesome. Tense, funny, poking fun at itself - this is what I got into Supernatural to watch. Jim Beaver carried the whole thing effortlessly, and major kudos to Jensen Ackles for directing the best episode of SPN in forever and a half. The pacing was tight, the comic timing was spot-on, the episode was consistently entertaining, and everyone looked like they were having a blast.  I suppose it's too much to hope that this will continue - next week we'll be back to the 'Apocalypse Now: Everybody Mope Redux", but in the meantime, I think they ought to give all of the stand-alone episodes  to Mr. Ackles to direct, since he's pretty darn good at it.

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Oh my God how much do I love this fanvid? It gives me the same feeling I get on the best days of summer. Fred Astaire should always and only dance with Judy Garland because that chemistry fairly blazes off the screen. They don't make 'em like that anymore.



May. 15th, 2010 07:22 pm
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Because I very badly want to see Dean Winchester run into, and be out-snarked by, Bridget Fitzgerald. She'd have him for breakfast (possibly literally if the moon was full).
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cut for spoiler-y squee )

my name is death and the end is here )

Can we have season 6 now please?

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Occasionally I forget that other people don't hold the same views as I do. And then I go onto LJ, and try to understand where other people are coming from. Sometimes I get it and and I think about my own perspective a bit more, or sometimes I happily agree to disagree, because people are interesting, and I don't necessarily want to hang out with people who have the exact same take on things as I do. I think that we tend to gravitate towards folk with similar world views, particularly on all of the big things,  but I also think that we need to consider a variety of perspectives in order to really engage with the world and the people in it, and to meet and make friends with people who you wouldn't click with at first glance. It's important to try to find points of contact, similarities, unexpected likings for specific cheeses and tv shows, and unexpected irritations, like getting stuck on the pavement behind people who walk slowly ("I could walk faster than this with two broken legs GRAAAAAAR!!!!")
On the other hand, there is a limit.  Sometimes I just think, 'Uh, no. Your world view and logic is so far removed from mine that you might as well be in Antarctica. Although Antarctica probably wouldn't thank me for saying that.'

I'm still working out what my dealbreakers are - anyone else want to share?

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