May 16th, 2016

where's perry

They just wanted to carve their names into something while they were still sharp.

kuchren gave me the cutest little bookmarks for my birthday, which I wanted to share with you. I've never been a bookmark person--I dogear (a sin, I know), or use receipts/To Do lists/due date slips. It's always just seemed like a weird thing to invent/own an entire item with such a solitary function, you know? (Like, what do you mean I can't use this shirt as a shirt, a jacket, a pillow, a blanket, a satchel, a handcloth, and also a hat? XD)

But THESE bookmarks actually add to the experience of reading, which I think I'm gonna need if I'm really gonna to this dissertation thing. Because of THESE bookmarks, I've put some thought into deciding who gets to read each book. XD

Dean is holding down the fort in Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky by David Connerley Nahm, which is about a social services worker in Kentucky haunted by the death of her little brother. Sorry, Dean. My favorite line so far:

They weren't bad children, were they? They just wanted to carve their names into something while they were still sharp.

Sam gets to read Carceral States, which is a special edition of Amerasia Journal, an academic publication out of UCLA. While it's actually about Asian American and Native histories of incarceration, I figured what with the return of the Cage to the fore of his mind it might be an engaging read. I know, I'm terrible.

And Castiel is about to start Exiled to Motown: A Community History of Japanese Americans in Detroit because if anyone knows anything about exile or things that Happen in Detroit, it's probably Castiel.

Have fun, guys! I expect your book reports on Thursday.

lol S3

I'm mid-way through S3 in my SPN rewatch (well... 1/3 of the way) and all I can think about is how frustrating this year must have been for Sam. Because his brother's going to Hell and he feels culpable, and suddenly ALL THEIR CASES ARE THE MOST MOMENTOUS BULLSHIT. XD Like, how frustrating would it be to be trying to figure out this Ruby thing, save your brother, and be constantly teased with this darkside, boyking future while at the same time your life is suddenly all rabbits' feet and fairy tales and weird-ass dens of iniquity? (The Then for 3x05 "Bedtime Stories" had so little to do with the episode I think I probably would have been mad if I'd watched it when it aired, haha. The Then was like, JOHN IS DEAD SAM MIGHT GO DARK DEAN IS GOING TO HELL and then the episode was like, "I'm sorry, did you say something? I was reading my comatose daughter some stories." XD <33)

I haven't even gotten to Mystery Spot yet! And I mean, there's still a ghost ship, Real Housewitches, African dream root, the Edison ghost phone, and all kinds of weird shit standing between Sam and incredible bereavement trauma, demon blood, the Apocalypse, etc.

It definitely puts Sam's immortal organ-harvesting plans into perspective (3x15 "Time is On My Side"), and man, I gotta say, that remains the weirdest plan Sam's ever had. Like, ever. Forget panic and desperation--stuff like this is really just born of long-term cognitive dissonance and "I can't believe I took time off from Dean's deal to help him work a case with the Ghostfacers." Poor guy!