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20 November 2006 @ 10:29 am
In the words of the esteemed Granny Weatherwax  
"I Aten't Dead"

I didn't fall asleep at the wheel on Thursday and die in a horrific (and improbable) car crash off the M8 involving an escaped reticulated python being beaten soundly by a small fluffy kitten. I've just been... away, mostly.

The good news - SPN rocked. Seriously, Crossroad Blues was a fantastic episode which is underscoring the meta-type thoughts I've been having lately about the season as a whole. And the promo for the next episode? Gnnh! (Again, spoilery speculation type thoughts that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere and which totally fit the thoughts I've been having about the show.) I should really put together these thoughts into a post at some point before too much longer..

The bad news. Torchwood can't do horror. Seriously, stick to Sci-Fi next time, please? The episode wasn't too bad I guess, although how much did it cry out for a character death? (I was thinking Ianto since it's the first time we've seen him outside of the confines of the dogsbody niche he's carved out for himself, but hey, what do I know about TV? Oh... that's right... *g*) But they really can't do horror.

The slightly odd news, amongst other tastes I was mostly a rock chick in my teens and early twenties. I mellowed out a lot over the last ten years and was more emo/indie/MotR lately. So why am I now listening to the Maiden and 'obtaining' the Alexisonfire CD? (And also peeved that I can't find the Enter Shikari track anywhere)? I blame television. (not that I want to blame anything, 'cause I have no problem with being a rock chick, but seriously, the soundtrack of SPN seeping into my head every week has got to be a big part of this, right?)

Kay, I'm off to write at least 5,000 words today. I have decreed it and it shall be so. </randomosity>




You are the Hanged Man


Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.


With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.


The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.


The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

 
 
Current Mood: sillysilly (and not dead)
Current Music: Iron Maiden
 
 
 
acme54: evil laughacme54 on November 20th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
Torchwood def can't do horror. The what's behind the door thing is done so much better elsewhere. They did look bloody scared tho.
Was waiting for someone to say "Aliens I get. People are crazy"
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//road trip - mewhiskyinmind on November 20th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
Ha! Y'know, The Benders is definitiely not one of the best episodes of SPN, but I'd rather watch it on a loop than see 'Countrycide' again... (Even the name of the episode is eye-roll-worthy!)
Mary: dean;bloodfresleyforever on November 20th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
It isn't, you're right-but there some nice Dean moments in it!

But then I'm biased because I am hopelessly-in-love with Dean.

*g*
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acme54: SPN: riveting TVacme54 on November 20th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
:: rolls eyes ::
yup. Didn't buy Gwen jumping into bed with Owen. One, he is no pretty and two she seemed awfully loyal to her lump of stupid. It's kinda Rose/Mickey redone.
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Maryfresleyforever on November 20th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
The good news - SPN rocked. Seriously, Crossroad Blues was a fantastic episode which is underscoring the meta-type thoughts I've been having lately about the season as a whole. And the promo for the next episode? Gnnh! (Again, spoilery speculation type thoughts that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere and which totally fit the thoughts I've been having about the show.) I should really put together these thoughts into a post at some point before too much longer..

Gotta agree with ya there! And the promo looks very cool indeedy! Oh share your thoughts with us please! *g*
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//dean the emo one... - mewhiskyinmind on November 20th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
*g*

Once I've got another thousand or so words done on NaNo I'm going to start my meta project. Unfortunately (*snort*) it involves rewatching the entire season so far to catalogue specific instances of... something... so it might be a couple of days before I get it anywhere near completed.

'Specially since I may have to watch IMToD a few times on a loop just to fully appreciate the hospital scrubs... *g*
Maryfresleyforever on November 20th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
I look forward to that meta when it appears-I do like serious thoughts on Supernatural! Honestly!

'Specially since I may have to watch IMToD a few times on a loop just to fully appreciate the hospital scrubs... *g*

Yes,there'd be some serious meta on the hospital scrubs.Absolutely got nothing to do with Jensen looking seriously smokin' in them!
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on November 20th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Glad you aten't dead dear - Not reading any replies as I have yet to start SPN S2 (this week sometime).

I started pimping out the vidding awards thing - hope you are still up for it :)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//sam moment of truth - mewhiskyinmind on November 20th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Yay! Have you seen all of S1 then?

And absolutely I'm still up for it - more than up for it actually, looking forward to it!

(And to be honest, the comments are mostly the pros and cons of being a Dean!Girl or a Sammy!Girl rather than spoilers for the episodes. The question must be asked of you now, Dean or Sam? (Or John W?)

Any and all answers to the above are more than acceptable!
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on November 20th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
Dean, baby, You just know it.

I liked S1 more and more as time went on - funny enough liked the cliffhanger ending too - must be because the next ep is on the hard drive waiting to be watched. I think if I had to wait I'd be cursing.
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velvetwhipvelvetwhip on November 20th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!


Gabrielle
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//i like dean - speakfreewhiskyinmind on November 20th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
You may be onto something there, although I do know that nostalgia_lj wasn't impressed by the episode and (so far as I know) hasn't seen SPN at all. The TW episode... wasn't good, but mostly I think it's because they were well outside of their safety zone and I think they were trying to steer clear of the horror cliches when they should really just have embraced the cliche and run with it.

It managed to make The Benders look like one of the best episodes of Horror-centric TV out there, and I *really* am not a fan of The Benders as a story...

*g*

(sees your animated Jared icon, and raises you an animated Jensen one...)
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tessarintessarin on November 28th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
Well finally got around to watching the aforementioned Torchwood episode. Very mixed.

Cannot believe how stupid the Torchwood team are for an supposed elite unit. I mean haven't they watched an American werewolf in London.

Agree total ripoff of Dog soldiers. Not to sure on the Gwen/Owen thing I sort of like the idea but it is much to soon and completely botched they are beginning to make Gwen's character a bit feeble and whiny.

Iato they should have killed , he is just a wet weekend and seems to serve no purpose what so ever. In the early episodes I wondered whether he was ex special forces but no just a janitor.

Thought the episode was a very sloppy in execution. How comes the villagers were so fast , practically invisible and hard to kill and then turned into Turok han at the end so that Jack could mow them down with ease. Certainly no explanation was given for them having an special powers or any demonstrated certainly at the pace the wandered about later they gave no hint they were anything than human. Why so difficult to kill them then?

Definately think they are following the "lets do an episode like" formula.