Sep. 16th, 2009 05:41 pm
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I noticed it in the Buffyfandom the tendancy to have Angel do no wrong, while Spike could do no right. The total hero worshipping of one character, while constantly pointing out the flaws in the other. The whole point of character development in programmes is that they do develop. Spike fans can see his flaws, and also acknowledge them. We know where he started off, and what he became. It was what made him one of the most interesting characters in the show, and was what made Joss such a great storyteller.

Now in SPN we have the same thing with Dean can to no wrong, Sam can do no right. While the character development of both Sam and Dean is not as well written as it was for Angel and Spike, especially Spike (Angel could be very boring at times, he was quite static), the fans reaction is the same.

One character who is constantally good is not good storytelling. While Joss is better than Eric in that field, there has to be some movement in character. Yes EK may concentrate on Dean more, and show us his developements in more detail (another example of bad storytelling, after all he only had two main characters, so could've spent more time showing Sam's motivations last season, a major flaw of the season in my book).

If one character can do no wrong then they are boring, which I don't think either Angel or Dean are, it is just the depth of the character is being ignored. Spike, for example, moved from being almost a pantomime villian in Season Two, to a fully developed souled vampire in Season Seven. One we understood. While Angel was always far more interesting when we got glimpses of Angelus. To see where he started in his full evil character, to his search for redemption with his soul is what makes him interesting.

In dismissing the character to this one dimensional always right, always wrong way takes away any depth, or humanity (yes I know two of them are vampires, but they have souls). Humans are flawed, and so should good fictional characters be as well.

The depth of character development shown in BtVS and AtS, of each and every character in the show, is what makes Joss such a great storyteller, and his keeps his fandom alive. We just know we can put these character in situations and explore how they would react. I'm not sure that EK has given us enough information on either Dean or Sam to be fully inside their heads they way we can with Buffy!Verse characters.

Vid Rec

Jun. 30th, 2009 08:22 pm
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Wonderful Video from [ profile] secretlytodream

Vidder: Loki
Title: Two Twenty-Two
Song: The Loss of a Twin
Artist: Brian Tyler
Warnings: 2.22 spoilers
Category: themed montage
Characters/Pairings: Dean, Sam
Summary: He really tried to keep him safe.
Length: 1:53

Video here

Enbed )


Jun. 24th, 2009 03:35 pm
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I'm just a bit worried about what has happened during Season Four of Supernatural. We have seen the little brother that Dean wants, and it is no longer Sam, not to say that he doesn't still love Sam, and will move heaven and hell for him, just not the ideal.

While with Castiel, he has been a blank sheet to begin with, devoid of human emotions and cut off. As the season progressed he slowly began to experience human contact, mostly Dean, who he does things heaven doesn't like for. On top of that, a lot of fans seem to like him, while there has been a rise in character bashing of Sam. We are not getting Sam's POV at all in the series, and he is losing sympathy because of it. It seems EK and the other writers have isolated Sam.

I really don't want Sam to be Lucifers vessel, but I can see it coming. So his character is pushed it one side, while we get more Dean and Castiel.

Not happy at the prospect

I'm spoiler free, so, please, no spoilers in comments!

The Vassel

May. 6th, 2009 07:14 am
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Title The Vassel
Author woman_of_
wordcount 305
Chracters Dean, Sam, Castiel, an Arch-Angel

The Vassel )

The Vassel

May. 6th, 2009 07:14 am
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Title The Vassel
Author woman_of_
wordcount 305
Chracters Dean, Sam, Castiel, an Arch-Angel

The Vassel )
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Ok, here is the meta. I would say it is also a character study as well, and is pretty long. I did say there was a lot of data.

Dean Wincester: Elder Sibling Extraordinary!

Dean Wincester: Elder Sibling Extraordinary )
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Two Supernatural ones in response to the challenge. One from Dean's POV and one from Ruby's POV, but really it is all about Sam!

Title My Brother
Author woman_of_
Fandom Supernatural
Character(s) Dean
Wordcount 269
Pairing (if any) NA
Warnings None
Rating PG13
Disclaimer Eric is the master. They are his creations.

My Brother )

Title My Lover
Author woman_of_
Fandom Supernatural
Character(s) Ruby
Wordcount 230
Pairing (if any) Hints of Sam/Ruby, but not really
Warnings None
Rating PG13
Disclaimer Eric is the master. They are his creations.

My Lover )
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Lovely day today. Sunny, warm sight breeze, people out doing the gardening. It might even feel like a summer day, were it not for the lovely Spring flowers in bloom. A day that puts a smile on your face.


Well Alpha Male Madness are down to the final two, Sam and Dean Wincester. Dean is of course winning but I kind of liked this comment

"I really like both these guys but Sam gets my vote. Dean ended up torturing people and enjoying it and crumbling under the torture, so he loses some alpha male points. Sorry Dean i'm voting for Sammy. He's been using his abilities he hates for the greater good and that's sacrifice. I have no doubt lots of fans will vote on who they 'fancy' I am voting on strength this season as a male fan"

See there are male fans of the show, it is not all females. The show does have more than pretty boys, even if that helps a lot.

If you do want to vote, go here

Dean is winning at present, but then Dean seems to win at all these type of things!


On the subject of voting, March Madness at Buffyfest is also down to the final two. It is between Spike and Buffy, so if you want to vote there go here you do not need to register to vote they take anon votes a well.

Thanks to [ profile] sueworld2003 for the heads up.

ETA I have a slight problem with spelling, in that I have a slight word blindness. I cannot differentuate vowels. It just took me ages to find seize in the dictionary.
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12:45 here, so I'm posting my responses to this weeks challenge.

Title Campaign
Author woman_of_
Fandom BtVS/AtS
Wordcount 100
Pairing (if any) N/A
Warnings None
Rating U
Disclaimer Joss is the master. They are his creations. I'm just playing with them because he said we could.

Campaign )

Title Trust
Author woman_of_
Fandom Supernatural
Character(s) Sam and Dean
Wordcount 200
Pairing (if any) N/A
Warnings Missing scene from the end of "On The Head of a Pin".
Rating PG 13
Disclaimer Eric is the master. They are his creations.

Trust )
lady_windermere: Spike profile (Made for Me Dean)
While trying to write my drabbles (or flashfic), for my own challenge, I've been stuck with Sam and Dean. With Sam, you got a poll yesterday, today you get a question about Dean, because they are eating at my brain. I need other peoples thoughts.

Spoiler for 4:16 )

Anyone want to give me their opinions?


Mar. 8th, 2009 09:11 am
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Second one!

Title Defenders
Author woman_of_
Fandom Supernatural
Character(s) Sam and Dean
Wordcount 100
Pairing (if any) None
Warnings None, unless you still think Angels are fluffy.
Rating PG 13
Disclaimer Eric created them, I'm just playing with them!

Defenders )

Just one more to go from me!
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A silly little drabble that came to me! Sorry, I promise to stop now!

Sam and Dean knew about things that went bump in the night. The monsters of your worse nightmares. Then one night they heard about a champion vampire, with a soul who also saved people from the monsters. Sam found lots of sites dedicated to the vampire, and was surprised to find out there were two, each of them with many devoted, enamoured female fans.

“Makes sense Sammy, I mean they are champions."

“They are not even trying to keep a low profile. They even seem to have a television show”

“How awesome would a programme be with us in it!”
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Written for the [ profile] supernatural100 challenge community for the prompt "Renew".

I know at least two of you are just watching Season One at present, and has spoilers for early Season Two )
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Just to see if my friends list has changed any! I doubt it *rolls eyes*, still feeling pretty lonely.

[Poll #1318773]

Two polls in as many minutes, sorry!


Dec. 20th, 2008 06:37 am
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Sorry don't know what is up with Sam and Dean, but they insist on talking to me this morning! Another drabble.

Title Awareness
Characters mentioned Dean, Sam, Castiel

If you have seen everything that has aired in the US, No spoiler )


Dec. 20th, 2008 03:18 am
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Can't sleep so I wrote a drabble

Title Changes.
Characters Dean, Sam

If you have seen everything that has aired in the US, no spoilers )
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Ok, so Dean want's equal time!

[Poll #1306841]
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Ok, normally if I feel a rant coming on, I sleep on it, but I have had a hellish day! David was going to take me out for a meal tonight to my favourite hotel, but he has a cold. IM has been down for me all day and I cannot talk to my friend. So I am not happy!

Yet again I am out of step with another fandom in my vision of characterisation of a character. This time it is Supernatural and Sam.

The fandom characterisation of him is that he is the talker, getting his feelings out, and soul bearing! Where the hell does that come from?

Take Bloody Mary, where, despite Dean pressuring him, he will not tell him everything that happened before Jess's death. It is not until Home that he finally has to come clean. Or that he has demon blood in him, he knows for a year before he tells Dean.

Yes, Dean does see his brother as the caring sharing type, but it is not held up with the story line!
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Supernatural Drabble.

Blood Transfusion

The doctor let Dean into Sam’s room. Dean gulped down his fear as the looked at the bed. Sam had nearly bled to death, he had only just made it. They had given him a blood transfusion, and he looked pale, drawn and tired.

“So Sam, looks like they almost had to give you a whole body full of new blood. Human blood.”

“Yeah Dean, your point?”

“Maybe all the demon blood is out your system now.”

Sam looked at Dean, and saw the hope in his eyes. Sam didn’t believe it, but still said

“Sure Dean, maybe it is.”


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