October 26th, 2014

free fall

[Rec] "Three more minutes" by caranfindel

This fic is quite possibly the best thing that has ever happened to me. Three more minutes by caranfindel, ~1k, spoilers 10x03.

This fic explores several counterfactual timelines, toward which, under different circumstances, the last few scenes of 10x03 might have proceeded. And what I love about this project--aside from the language, the characterization, the emotion, and its searingly incisive assertions re: S10's thematics and Sam and Dean's relationship, that is!--is that it touches these certain elements of 10x03 from all these different sides, and brings them under different lights in a way that is refractive and elucidating and utterly thrilling.
where's perry

wasn't even a good idea at the time!

So, this week I've been writing the worst fic ever. Like, LET ME TAKE YOUR BUGS AND MONSTER MAFIAS AND RAISE YOU ONE, SHOW levels of worst fic ever. And I think more than anything, this fic has been an experiment in sympathy.  Because you know, there's always that episode where we're like "who in god's name thought this was a good idea?!"  Writing this, I've ascertained that it's entirely possible that when a thing gets written, no one actually thought it was a good idea...ever.  

Because this fic wasn't even a good idea at the time. Waaaaaaasn't even a good idea at the time.  XP But for some reason I just keep writing it, and I think at this point I've accepted that I am writing it still is because at some point... I started writing it. Like, there is no better reason. And it's not even like I'm actually hoping it will come together at some point, or that I expect it to work out well in the end.

And ultimately, I think it's entirely possible that the only reason I haven't just trashed it is because this whole process feels extremely thematically salient with respect to S9/S10.

And uh, I'm kind of really into that, ngl. >.>
free fall

So it's possible Castiel actually had the 5 most plot-relevant lines in the whole episode.

I realize it does not seem this way, given the explosion of meta or pseudo-meta thoughts S10 has produced on this journal, but I'm not a meta person, really. In the sense that that's not really how I want to interact with Show, or what I want my relationship with SPN to be. IF SOMETHING SAD HAPPENS, I WANNA CRY, not be like, "oh man, that was such an affective scene; and the way it inspires this affective response in its viewers is because of, x, y, and z..." And if I'm supposed to be angry about something in Show, I want to be angry first, and gleeful about being made to feel angry second. XD

That being said, just one more thing about 10x03 and then I will think about reorienting myself wrt Show, ahahaha I promise. Spoilers 10x03, obviously. Apologies for the abundance of oversimplifications in this, and for its somewhat callous/flippant tone. Really, I just have a lot of affection for our heroes' abilities to be shitty (actively and passively)!

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