Kalliel (kalliel) wrote in callcastiel,
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SUPERNATURAL LOVE MEME MAY 2011

Calling all fandom! With ~24 hours to go before the Supernatural Season 6 Finale, I think it's time for...

What?

Think about what makes your Supernatural heart tick, and put those reasons out in the open. Let loose, express your love and your glee and your secret SPN-related delights.

The key? Be as specific as possible. Don't say things like, "I love me some hot leads" or "demons/angels/ghosts are cool" or "nifty props." That gets you a head nod, a quiet flutter of applause, perhaps. Dig deeper: "J2's chemistry really shows up on screen--especially when _____...") And it doesn't mean you have to get all meta and technical! Just specific: 4x02, "Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester." The idea of Bobby making Sam and Dean sleep on the couch/floor is totally endearing to me. :DD

These are the kinds of commentaries you get in obscure comment threads, or maybe in AIM windows, but there really isn't a collective place for them on LJ (to my knowledge)--especially for non-current episodes.

What Else? PICS. MACROS. GIFS. FICLETS. FIC RECS. ICONS. SKETCHES. VIDS. VID RECS. CANON VIDEO CLIPS. Start the love off with any kind of multimedia expression, or comment back to deck out someone else's with glorious pretties!

Why?

To connect. To open yourself. To archive. To express. To reawaken. To find kindred spirits. To come out of the closet. To bask in the (un)holy wonder that is OUR EPIC FANDOM.

Post Script

+ This is a SAFE SPACE for all kinks, fancies, little things of little consequence that you love anyway. I'm sure everyone has their skepticisms, reservations, or complaints, but this is not the place for them.

+ Can't think of anything? Read the meme! Build on your peers, or branch off. If someone digs Mary-as-Eve in the diner in 6x19, maybe it will inspire you to comment on how much you love Rufus. Or hell, maybe it'll make you nostalgic for Winchester-pure S1 MotWs--put it out there! (Just don't actively criticize S4/5/6 in the process. Save that for your journal! :P)

+ Though this comm promotes squee relating to anything SPN (fandom activities, fic, art, RPF, etc.), this particular meme is hyping up the S6 finale, so please keep your squee canon-centric. Commentary on the cast/crew as related to their roles on the show ("I love Ben Edlund's episodes because..." or "Jim Beaver does SUCH a good job in such-and-such a scene...")

+ THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE ZONE FOR ALL INFORMATION CONCERNING 6x21 and 6x22. The rest of the series is fair game.

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Things about SPN I love:

Dean Winchester and his self esteem issues.

Castiel and his BAMFY scenes

Castiel and his funny "I don't understand that reference" scenes

Dean and Cas and their profound bond.

Sam Winchester back and better than ever.

Bobby calling out the "idjits" when they need it

Angels, demons, monsters, and all the other non-human things

Balthazar being funny and awesome

Crowley being funny and awesome

All the other awesome guest stars

Hunting Things- the family business
Dean/self-esteem (or lack thereof) is my true OTP. <3

CASTIEL'S BAMF SCENES. I think my favorites are from the end of S5, when he's fighting off all the angels. Super pro. Or when he comes at the end of 6x15 and is just like TAH DAH, MOTHERFUCKERS.

"I don't understand that reference" = adorbs adorbs adorbs, as is Dean and Castiel's Profound Bond. And Sam just kind of pleases me on principle.

AND BOBBY. I love how Bobby's unafraid to call people on their shit. I think he really helps break the all-consuming angst, grips it tight and raises it from the depths of melodrama. Like in Weekend at Bobby's when Dean calls and he's just like OH GOD MY LIFE SUCKS. And it does, it really really does, but I loved that Bobby was just like OH BOO HOO rather than agreeing and going on at length about how much Dean's life sucked. If that makes sense. It's a fresh perspective, is all, and I think it really helps the Winchesters. And it's really lovely that Bobby can play that role, even though his own storylines are pretty damn angsty in themselves.

And yesyesyes to angels demons monsters Balthazar (SEB ROCHEEEEEEEE), Crowley, and everyone else ever. <333


I love it when the Winchesters hit the road, whether it be to laugh and sing songs badly, to flee, or to get out there and kick some ass and take some names. ♥
With classic rock blaring to underscore the moment!

(BTW, thanks for doing this! It's fun, and I know nothing about tonight because I'm a spoilerphobe, but I get the feeling it will be angsty, and then leave us with even more angst to last till next fall. It's awesome to take a moment to laugh and squee about our love for show before we start swearing at Kripke and Sera.)
Dean, Dean, Dean--that facade of confidence, the unsteady Jenga tower of your crumbling self-esteem over the series, and how Show lays it bare as bone. The slow recovery that's still in the works. trauma \o///// And SAAAAAM, pulling into yourself like a bloody clam and tackling everything straight on, even when your believed ends are skewed and your means are just for ~THE GREATER GOOD~, putting up walls as if you can protect your family from a world that's been so harsh to you all. And yet you both still try.

Family, family, family. That is all.

The one-off characters. I will always have a soft spot for Haley Collins from Wendigo as the first MotW ep I watched. WE'RE GOING INTO THE WOODS FOR MY BROTHER, DON'T MESS AROUND. And KALI KALI KALI (oh Hammer of the Gods, my love-hate relationship with you knows no ends), all fire in hand like a BAMF come baaaaack. ♥

There was that random light-purple greyhound T-shirt Sam wore wayyy back, which I have fond memories of only because I remember seeing it around before I was in SPN fandom (read: an f-lister :PPP).

The way SPN inverted the usual positive depiction of angels--ruled by duty, yet just as prone to questioning and deviation and pettiness, a sense of superiority which is turned upside down like a stranded turtle. And all the wonderful mindfuckery, the time travel (young Mary \o/), skipping from vessel to vessel like skipping rocks.

FLATS. FLATS. >DDDDDDDDD

OH GOD I CAN'T FORGET. LAZARUS RISING HAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOTS EVER, when it's pulling up and away from Dean's grave site with the crane shot and you see all the trees knocked out, on the ground, and the cross over his grave casts a shadow just as Dean does-- ♥ plus that moment in 4x16 when Castiel is all conflicted and such and he just rotates his head just so that it's highlighted by the round lamp above him--WHAT A HALO, I SEE YOU LOVELY CAMERA TEAM.

oh yeah, and possessed Sam in BuaBS, mainly because that skip beat in the way he twists his head around = awesomesauce.

Lisa is so goddamn refreshing because she has such a clear sense of herself--she knows what she wants, she's reached that point where she's figured it all out and has dealt with any inner conflict whatever, and ngl in a show where the main characters are DYSFUNCTIONAL LIKE WHOA it is so lovely ♥

I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff. Oh, and of course, Meg.
I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff.
GDI I KNEW I WOULD. Thank you, Show, for getting me into classic rock. It has kept me awake many a work-laden school night.

Re: potpourri

kalliel

6 years ago

Re: potpourri

kalliel

6 years ago

The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean -- however you interpret it, it's always there, through everything, no matter what -- and that warms my heart like nothing else. :)
I remember when I was watching Show, before I got really invested in it, and even then I remember being struck by their relationship, because it was really--something--and more full and nuanced than something one would expect of basic cable. ♥ ♥

danaphilip

6 years ago

kalliel

6 years ago



"I'm the one who gripped you tight and raised you from perdition.

gripped you tight

raised you from perdition

raised you from perdition."

Lucifer really wanting to get inside of Sam...while he's shirtless...in bed

Sam doing the Fallen Hero trope
Castiel doing the Fallen Hero trope and He Who Fights Monsters trope

I have a kink, sue me, maybe it started with this movie, maybe it's just related to my mutual distrust of/fascination with religion, maybe it's because "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain" is the story of my life/everyone's life

~BUT F***YEAH ANGELS BEHAVING BADLY



"Am I the only think piece on the board who doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares?"



And Ben Edlund is crack-tastic! I love everything he does. Especially when he teamed up with David Fury on Angel, it was like he found his soulmate...lol, but moving on. It was because of him I originally gravitated over to this fandom (OH, I WISH YOU WERE MORE CONSISTENT WITH FEMALE CO-STARS). The other writers are okay, but occasionally a bit word-y for my tastes. I love how the show itself only gives just hints of revelations through out, and ACTUALLY DELIVERS ON SOMETHING WORTHY OF BEING CALLED A REVELATION, rather than simply returning to the status quo. FOX currently could learn a lot from this.

I STAY FOR THE EMOTIONAL TRICKERY AND HOMOEROTICISM

emotional trickery and homoeroticism
emotional trickery and homoeroticism
emotional trickery and homoeroticism
Especially when it's Balthazar Behaving Badly.

And BEN EDLUND!!!!

danaphilip

6 years ago

katiki7

6 years ago

kalliel

6 years ago

glorious_spoon

6 years ago

Sam and Dean Winchester, of course. Where do I even start? Their crazy messed up relationship, their heart-breaking history and the fact that no matter what, they keep fighting on. Sam who always trying, trying to help, trying to be a better person despite all his darkness and trying to learn from his mistakes. Dean who has the worst self-image and self-esteem and will save everyone he can not make himself feel better but because it's what he was taught and that's what he's gonna keep doing. Sam and his hair and his research and the fact if we do see him eat it's only a salad and that pretzel that one time. Dean and his style and his swagger and his jokes.

The Impala.

Bobby who despite his grumpiness stepped up and became like a father to these two boys when he didn't have to. He could have helped them and left them to their own devices but he's stuck with them because they need each other and became their own makeshift family.

Castiel and his faith in the Winchesters. And his wonderful naiveté, the source of so many jokes. It also doesn't hurt that he is a BAMF.

Team Free Will.

The fact that this show is essentially about two brothers on the road who have changed the lives of so many and have had their lives changed by those same people/things. All the amazing guest-stars and one-episode characters who make up this crazy universe. John, Mary, Lucifer, Death, Ellen, Andy, YED, Ruby, Meg, Jo, Adam, Gabriel, Chuck, Missouri, Anna, Lilith, Alastair, Rufus, Balathazar, Raphael, Lisa, Gordon Walker, Agent Henrikson, Dr. Cara, Ava, Zachariah, Gwen Campbell, that Campbell who barely spoke, that one dude who said okey-dokey that time, that extra who's been a demon like 3 times and has died every time (and still comes back, clearly he's the most powerful demon out there)--I could go on and on and on.I have never had so much love for characters that have an appearance so few times and make such a big impact.

The music. The show has opened up my musical preferences and there are so many amazing songs I probably would have never heard on my own and I'm glad for that.

The fandom I've encountered. You guys are crazy and funny and fun and just plain kickass. I'm honored to be part of this with such great people.

The amount of love the cast and crew puts into the show. It's amazing and I'm grateful for it. I don't think I'll ever love another show in quite the same way.
I don't think I'll ever love another show in quite the same way.

Sad, but so true. Thank God we are getting a season 7 or I would be bawling right now!
SPN LOVE. For these boys' relationship. Always and forever. Soulless or not.





Oh god; quotes from 5x22 still kill me so much. Lovely pic/gifspam--that shot of the Impala in that last one has such a lovely autumn palette!

And yes, that is definitely the whole point. <3
A ton, a ton, a ton of stuff, but I'm at work right now and can't write a lot. I think probably everything that appears above. I love all the funny, inside stuff that makes me snort and hug myself, but leaves non-SPN watchers with puzzled, concerned looks when I try to tell them about it. I really love Dean groovin' on the Magic Fingers--he's got this incredible little smirk, and when he raises his eyebrow, I just go "Oh, my God." Then there's "Dude, I'm not enabling your sick habit. You're like one of those lab rats that pushes the pleasure button instead of the food button until it dies!" "What are you talking about, I eat." And everyday when I watch reruns on TNT, at some point I always involuntarily say to Dean "Oh, my God, you're so beautiful!"
GOD yes. The inside stuff is wonderful. They're just so adorable and wondrous and---yeah. Everything!

My flatmate likes to put her favorite shows on in the bg while she does housework and such, because she likes the noise but she's seen them so many times she doesn't need to watch closely.

I'd do that with SPN but I've found I CAN'T. No matter how many times I see the episodes, I still need to watch with undivided attention. And I see new things every time. :D
I love Dean's relentless cynical disillusionment, and the fact that he never had any faith to lose, from the very beginning. A true Knight in Sour Armor.

Cas' head-tilt. Sam's puppy-eyes. Dean's bowlegs.

The Winchester family's long and colorful relationship with the law.

The Impala, and the collection of mullet-rock cassette tapes. BACK IN BLACK.

The way angel wings are depicted: a suggestion of shadow and power instead of cheesy feathery props.
I love Dean's relentless cynical disillusionment ♥ ♥ ♥

And to all of the above, in general.

And jfc there has not been nearly enough Impala love this meme! Where is the Impala love! Back in motherfucking black indeed!

And yeah, I love the wings in this, especially as the other route would have probably been Dogma-style. Which works for Dogma. But not here. At all. XP I love the idea that they sear the shadow of the wings into the ground when an angel dies.

katiki7

6 years ago

kalliel

6 years ago

glorious_spoon

6 years ago

My favorite Dean moment of all time has to be the wink. I could watch that scene over and over again because that single little gesture encompassed all of the big things about Dean in a second. Mainly, how much his love for Sam keeps him from giving up. Love love love it.

<3

My favorite episode is always going to be A Very Supernatural Christmas I think. It's like watching one long hug. :D

What's your favorite moment/episode?
Oh god, the wink. <3333 That was such a key moment.

And I love A Very Supernatural Christmas! The case was fantastic, subversion spot-on. And the angst and the mini!Winchesters and the hellfire at the end of the tunnel were just. So. So.

My favorite episode is Mystery Spot, which I've loved even before I knew what this SPN love affair of mine was going to be. It's funny, and the Winchesters are endearing, and yet it's horrifying. ;__________; Favorite moment is when Dean was teaching Sam to fix the Impala at the end of 3x07 Fresh Blood, for all of the same reasons.

Anyone else???? :D

wynefred

6 years ago

doylescordy

6 years ago

Sam and Dean are the ultimate of love! They are strong, brave, beautiful men with good hearts and good souls and damn fine bodies but their capacity to love each other more than anyone and anything i've seen on tv before makes them golden.

I am worried for them this finale but all the worry i have goes practically out the window when they are on the same side so I really have little worries at all deep down. Wheeeeeee.

Giant fandom cuddles to you all!!!
Your icon is gorgeous!

I can't decide whether I am worried for them this finale or not! I thought I wasn't, and then I really really really really was, and I don't even know. This will be the first time they've been this much on the same side in a long time, but I still feel like it's going to hurt like no other. Aiiiyaaaaa.

GIANT FANDOM CUDDLES RIGHT BACK AT YOU!
I love Lisa Braeden.



I adore her beyond all measure. The only reason I don't ship Dean/Lisa harder is because I secretly OTP ship Lisa/me. She's such a personality, but she's also down-to-earth, and balanced. She feels real to me.

And I love that she's not as super-made-up or put together as is typical of many women on the CW (any show). It makes her that much more gorgeous in my book. ♥
HELL TO THE YES. All of the women on this show are strong and kick so much ass Ellen raising her daughter by herself and giving her everything and taking care of our boys? Jo taking off and making a name for herself? Meg being the only one to actually find the Winchesters time and again? Gwen saving Dean from a vamp? Anyone? BUELLER?!

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maypoles

6 years ago

Re: lisa braeden

kalliel

6 years ago

Re: lisa braeden

maypoles

6 years ago

Re: lisa braeden

kalliel

6 years ago

Re: lisa braeden

maypoles

6 years ago

Re: lisa braeden

kalliel

6 years ago

I love this vid, because it is so much of everything I love, in three short minutes.

AND THIS ONE TOO.

I love that you can make reference to just about any line in show, or any scene, or any .32 second moment, and more than one person in fandom will know exactly what in hell you're talking about.

This! Yes. *grin*
I rewatched the pilot today when it played on TNT, and I have to say that I found it so comforting. These boys make me happy. Even through all the angst, the lies, the mistrust and misunderstandings, they fill my fangirl heart with joy.

I enjoyed seeing them so young and fresh. The brotherly banter worked from the very first. These boys made me love them immediately and I love them back for that.
I had plans to watch the Pilot today, but I don't know if I'll have time! I know I watched it right before a rewatch of 1x01 and the juxtaposition just blew me away. Ngggggh. <3333
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