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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
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...


(sees your animated Jared icon, and raises you an animated Jensen one...)
(no subject) - emeraldswan on November 20th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//sam & dean - mewhiskyinmind on November 20th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
Okay, there's no way on earth I'm going to beat that icon so I'll just bask in it.


I think that's what I love most about the show (not the pretty, although that's a damn good reason!) but the fact that even the episodes I don't particularly rate all that highly inspire deep thoughts. There's not many shows out there that inspire me that much right now.