May 30th, 2014


All Roads Lead to This

I'm back! Lots to say about Japan! Lots to say about Frozen, which I watched on the plane. Lots to say about 9x22, because there's only so many times you can watch Frozen on a plane, but an apparently unlimited number of times you can watch 9x22. Nothing to say about 9x23, because I haven't seen it yet so please no spoilers!!

But first.

On 24 May 2013, the best movie in the world hit US theatres. ippoddity and I saw it on the 23rd at 10pm, the preview show before the midnight premiere. It was in a fancy theatre in San Diego with fancy seats and reserved seating and two 10pm shows, one with booze and one without. They showed all five preceding Fast films marathon-style before the Fast 6 show. We didn't go to those, though, because you know. School and work and such. Though looking back I wish we'd just fucked all that and gone to all six in a row anyway. I saw it again on Father's Day, with my father and my siblings.

I've only seen it twice since then, with trepidation. The first was in December, maybe three weeks after Paul Walker's passing. It probably wasn't a good idea, and it wasn't fun, and getting through it with my mother and sister was a trial. I watched Fast 1 probably a week after that, which was sad but still Fast; but there's something about 6 that's really important and immediate to me.

Because we saw every trailer. The trailer premieres were written into our calendars. We knew when the Super Bowl was happening because that was the premiere venue for the first one. There were near-daily new trailer releases after that--generally just longer or shorter versions of the same clips--but we watched them all. The movie is two hours long, but we watched it for months. It took months.

I finally watched it for the fourth time last night. It was painful and loving and funny and Fast.

Top: The Fast and the Furious (2001). Bottom: Fast 6 (2013).

Fast 7 premieres 10 April 2015. I will be there. ♥

DeanDeanDeanDeanDeanDeanDean -- er, I mean "For A.M." by Jason Novak

Funny story, last Tuesday I was in Japan and everything was a whirlwind and I didn't actually know what day it was, or entirely where I was, and up until that point I hadn't really been thinking about Supernatural at all because there were so many other things to think about. And I missed (and am still missing!) the finale, didn't even really have a May 20th because I lost most of it to timezone shift. But then, last Tuesday, the 27th, I woke up and all day I was just like SPN SPN SPN. SPN SPN SPN. SPN SPN SPN!!!! SPN SPN SPN??

And I thought, ah. It must be Tuesday.


Anyway, beyond my adamant mental hamster wheel there was a distinct lack of available SPN in my life at the time, so I wanted to share with you now some "non-SPN non fiction that I have unrepentantly and very strongly interpellated into my SPN world--sorry not sorry, real world." This one of my favorite pieces of writing bar none, an it has the dual honor of also being my favorite Dean-fanfic-that-really-isn't-a-Dean-fanfic, in the sense that it's deeply affecting and also integral to my interpretation of Dean. The only thing I'd massage is the original's emphasis on the parent-child dichotomy which, while also important re: Dean, requires further elaboration given that Dean is now also an adult. Since the day this was published--which admittedly was only just over a year ago--it's been Dean for me, or Dean has been it, or something. If you asked me, hey, so who's this Dean Winchester guy you're always on about? this is the thing I'd pull up.

I've copied the full text below the cut for accessibility, because the original is 100% images, but please to check out the outgoing link if you can--there are illustrations and whitespace that you shouldn't miss if you don't have to.

For A.M. by Jason Novak

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D; ♥

And also, <33333333333333333.

My functionally similar piece for Sam is an excerpt from Janet Kaufman's Rot, though moreso for early seasons than later ones. And my piece for Sam and Dean is an excerpt from Chelsea Martin's Even Though I Don't Miss You, which contains this gem:

You and I were turning into the same person and growing apart simultaneously, which felt like finally getting the one thing I always wanted, which was learning not to want that particular thing.

AUGH. <3 D;

Do you have similar pieces for your favorite characters/fandoms? Any recs? :D

And because I'm doing REALLY WELL ON THE SPOILERS THING RN and being really, really controlled about not peeking at Tumblr, or Twitter, or especially LJ, I still haven't seen 9x23 please no spoilers! Thaaaank you. Hey, you can't be too careful, man. XD caranfindel knows the perils of even the seemingly hallowed grounds of Pinterest!