April 11th, 2015

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"how do you feel about rapid dehydration?" / "big fan"

Everything is terrible and overwhelming and I am woefully inadequate to the task. The anxiety is beginning to register as pain and the neighbors are having a massive house party outside my window. I really can't afford the 42 minutes I just spent idling, but to do this I feel like I need Supernatural. So.

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Weirdly, I feel like this would be a pretty good candidate as a stand-alone you could show someone who wasn't into SPN--or an episode someone who wasn't into SPN might catch randomly and still get into. I say 'weirdly' because I operate under the assumption that SPN is writing very specifically for us, and if you haven't seen the last 200+ episodes it GIVES NO FUCKS and you will simply have to suffer through complete and utter confusion if that's the case, because it's not gonna waste time catching you up on the development of either Sam an Dean or the growing mythos that surrounds them. Law & Order, SPN is not!

10x15 probably won't explain to your new friend why you're so obsessed with these Sam and Dean guys (but there's not really any one episode that can do that for you now, anyway--you can't explain ten years in 40 minutes), but it does so many things so very well that I think would be legible even to the ~outside. The camerawork, the horror aesthetic, the baller (yet controlled, subdued) supporting characters... Really strong stuff.

I realize blood everywhere and multiple mucosal, laciniate, hydrophilic parasites and even more blood everywhere that dudes are slurping off the floor doesn't necessarily conjure the word "subdued" per se, but it's not exactly an anthropomorphized, suicidal teddy bear, now is it! But maybe it just seems subdued to me because no one dropped a bunch of tuner cars out of a cargo plane in Azerbaijan.

Also, peacing out of Twitter and Facebook for a week or so, in the hopes of mitigating some of this feeling of drowning. So if you see me on either, tell me to SCRAM! I kept telling myself I didn't want to, because I might miss something important and timely (I'm currently following some legislation in Washington State, and journalism on the California drought), but you know what? You're gonna miss things. So you know, fuck it. Just try to know one thin well and let the rest sweep past you.