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15th-Aug-2007 09:44 am
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Happy Birthday Gil and Shelle and(belated)Feather!

Last night was my final CAT session - £50 a week no longer coming out of my pocket, but in a way it was very much worth it. We spent the hour reading out letters that we wrote to each other, which were nicely concordant. I'll probably post her letter to me later, with explanatory commentary and stuff. But in general, as I said to Bing yesterday: I'm cured now and anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.*

Meanwhile at Chez Balcony we've started watching a new show, and I'm kicking myself for not watching it earlier - yep, finally we've started to watch Supernatural. And yep, it's as good as I expected, although the strength comes from the fact that it's just a series of horror movies in 45 minutes (we've had homages to The Ring, Blair Witch Project, and Urban Legend so far). The lighting's a bit unsaturated, like a horror movie. The plots are incredibly contrived, like a horror movie. The mythology is dodgy at best (Seriously, they did an entire episode based on the legend of Mary Tudor and not once actually mentioned her by name) (like a horror movie) and the script often falls flat in its attempts to reconcile the need for exposition with believable suspense (like a horror movie) and the fact that the main characters already know everything. Basically, it's about 80% on look, plot, dialogue and content,and that's a solid 80% which is better than a lot of shows.

Aside from that - or maybe because of that, as I'm a sucker for horror movies  - I'm loving it. So. silveraspen, varadia, at what point can Mel hang out with the boys without being spoiled?

*Only not really.
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15th-Aug-2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
we've started to watch Supernatural. And yep, it's as good as I expected

*squee* Supernatural is so entertaining! It makes me so happy to hear of more people watching it!
15th-Aug-2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
Isn't it?

I just hope it stays as amusingly light horror-ish as it is now. *hugs it*
15th-Aug-2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
*BEAM*

The mythology of the show picks up its strength in S2, I feel. A lot of S1 is exactly as you described, which does wonderfully at giving you the feel of the environment and the boys' lives and the way things work without swamping you with all the other details that are coming.

And it manages to add in the mytharc without losing the feel of the whole, which to me is simply awesome.

As for major spoilers -- let's see. The boys right now in terms of canon timeline are juuuuuuuuust after ep. 1x19, "Provenance." They are/we are/will be 'soon' to embark on the major plotarc for the end of the season, and during that I would not recommend Mel hanging out with them until you have reached that point.

However, amusingly enough, she's probably totally safe to do so before we get there, because both Sam and Dean operate in generalities in terms of where they are/what they're doing unless we're doing a specific ep. arc, and we have a tendency to fill in with Random Jobs that fit in between episodes nicely, if that makes sense? Which is what we'll be doing for a bit until we do the end-season arc, which you will know when it kicks off because there will be OOMs involved.

Wow that was long-winded. *facepalm* Short version! YAY SPN and YAY that you like it and anytime/sometime soon would be good and fun. :)
15th-Aug-2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
YAY. Family issues are win. I'll look out for them, then.

Also did I mention how pleased I am that they're grown ups in this show and not highschoolers? It's nice to see twenty-somethings getting screentime.
15th-Aug-2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
It really really is. *hugs the boys* I adore them so. This surprises no one, I am sure.

And in terms of the looking-out-for -- again yay! Also if you want (and watch as I try to speak for varadia too, er hi Lynne!), given our fantastic general lack-of-overlap in schedule stuff, I'd/we'd be glad to set something specific up in terms of a time or whatever to make sure that we do get those RP paths to cross?
15th-Aug-2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
I was intending to just tag the next open post I see regardless of how late I get there, but those intentions never go anywhere. *eyedart*

You, me and Lynne. Let's set a date. One that isn't a Wednesday or Friday night.
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16th-Aug-2007 10:40 am (UTC)
Is that daytime weekends are the only time you can do; weekends are the only daytime you can do, or daytime is the only time you can do on a weekend?
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16th-Aug-2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
We will do a weekend, then! I'll check what I'm doing.
15th-Aug-2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* Thank you for the birthday wishes!
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