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a hodgepodge

* It turns out "Take Me to Church" sounds nothing like "Get Me to the Church on Time."

* Yesterday found myself in weird position of being resident expert on classic rock as found in SPN, despite knowing basically nothing about classic rock generally. In the process, though, I found myself remembering just how much of what I loved about early SPN was the aesthetic: music, cinematography, etc. I wonder whether, if the show still sounded and LOOKED that good, I might still be watching.

And say what you like about ships or family dynamics or whatever, I think that the aesthetic was a lot of what the early fandom was responding to, too, even though they expressed it in terms like "sexual tension" and "codependence" and "h/c."

Dang it, now I want an SPN rewatch. At least of S1.

* Geno is skating again, will be going on the Canada trip, and may well be playing again as early as Wednesday! Which means chances of him playing against Canucks on Saturday are VERY HIGH! :D!!!

* (In case you missed it: I am going to visit [personal profile] flamebyrd and see the Pens play the Canucks. I am a little excited about this. Tiny bit.)

* Speaking of Geno, this gif is giving me life:

Geno can just keep hamming it up for small children FOREVER, thanks.

* My hockey stream the other day had multiple completely unironic ads for a farmers' dating site. I kept waiting for the joke, and it never came.

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gryfndor_godess
Feb. 1st, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
Dang it, now I want an SPN rewatch. At least of S1.

Dooo ittt

I mean, not that I'm trying to be an enabler or anything b/c I would never.

remembering just how much of what I loved about early SPN was the aesthetic: music, cinematography, etc.

I MISS IT SO MUCH.

I keep trying to think about when it all changed- I thiiink the cinematography in S3 was a little different (physically lighter, in conjunction with MOW that were more fantasy, less horror), but I still think the S3 aesthetic was more that of S1/S2 than the rest of the show- and what the catalyst was. The introduction of the angels? The more serialized arcs in S4 onward? Was it all Kim Manners (who passed away in the middle of S4)? When Misha directed his ep in S9 he said in interviews that he specifically wanted the aesthetic of the early seasons and that he rewatched Manners episodes in particular to get a feel for it. I've only seen his ep once, but I think he actually did capture the aesthetic (at least, insofar as he could with S9 storytelling).

Anyway, I miss it. :(
snickfic
Feb. 9th, 2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
I have been SO TEMPTED the last week or so to start a rewatch! Time has been the main obstacle so far.

That's really neat that Misha tried to capture the earlier aesthetic. That almost makes me interested to try watching it. Almost. :P
gryfndor_godess
Feb. 11th, 2015 10:41 pm (UTC)
That almost makes me interested to try watching it. Almost. :P

FWIW, Alaina Huffman played a big part b/c it was the episode that explained how Abaddon came to possess Josie. IDK how you felt about Henry, but I actually liked his character (plus, Gil McKinney seems like a darling), and he's also in it. (In full disclosure, the plot is ridic in the sense of terrible world-building and then they end up never even addressing the storyline again, and Dean's a dipshit; but Sam's awesome, and the guest stars are lovely!)

If you're ever tempted but need ~moral support, I'm always available. :D
snickfic
Feb. 14th, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, thank you. I will keep all this in mind. MOAR Abaddon might not be a bad thing. :)
ladymercury_10
Feb. 1st, 2015 06:36 pm (UTC)
Hahaha they were playing "Take Me To Church" in the comic book store the other day, which I thought was hilarious since I have only ever heard of this song in the context of it being used for endless fanvids and fanmixes. :P
snickfic
Feb. 9th, 2015 11:55 pm (UTC)
HAH. I've actually only heard it once, a female artist cover on Tumblr. Probably this tells you a lot about my music habits.
ladymercury_10
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:48 am (UTC)
That was actually the first time I had heard it as well! I just see people talking about it being on fanmixes, or linking vids set to it. :P
tifaching
Feb. 1st, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
It was SO different back then... I miss the way it was filmed and the music and so many things.

There's a great blog that has started doing in depth episode reviews (up to Nighthifter, I think, at this point) and they go way, way into the actual technical aspects as well as plot and characters. In a fascinating way. Lighting and set decoration and character analysis (most I agree with, some I don't, but where's the fun in agreeing all the time?).

The first entry I found was here: an analysis of the comedic genius that is Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester. http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=72302

And the review of the pilot is here: http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=75663 I never paid much attention to all the technical lighting and sets and everything but reading these makes me look for things I never noticed in my rewatches.

I love "Take Me to Church", but it's getting too much play on the station the young 'uns always have on at work.
snickfic
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:22 am (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the links! If I do end up doing that rewatch, I will for sure check them out. I'd like to know about the technical side of things.
ever_neutral
Feb. 2nd, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
I think that the aesthetic was a lot of what the early fandom was responding to, too, even though they expressed it in terms like "sexual tension" and "codependence" and "h/c."

You preach no lies. And I say this as someone who's still watching season ten, lol.
snickfic
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
:D

I am amused that you of all of us are still going strong, btw.
zanthinegirl
Feb. 2nd, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)
Was it "Farmers only"? It keeps showing here too. It seems an odd fit with the history channel.
snickfic
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
It was! It seems like an odd fit for most channels, though, it seems to me.
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