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I`m getting to be a con-whore. *g*

I`m still tired or maybe tired again but bottom line: really fucking tired here. Still, job to do, money to earn - especially in light of not having paid off all expenses for Asylum yet while having bought expensive-as-fuck tickets (and photo ops) for the Chicago Con this November. And contemplating... legoline, avert your eyes here because you will laugh at me...getting a ticket for Asylum III. I`m insane. I even thought today what kind of guests I still would like to see and came up with: Mary, Henriksen, YED, Ava. Impressive, huh?

Oh well, lets reminiscence on Asylum II a bit before laying in unmade beds.

Had a lovely weekend, on some level surprisingly so since I expected to feel much more mopey on account of Jared having cancelled and thus no main cast being present. However the guests present were, well, you couldn`t have asked for better guests. Also, I guess the absence of said main cast made the organization a lot less rigid with "if you leave your seat in the main hall, it`s gone". Because I left my seat A LOT. Not because panels were boring but because I had to join queues.

Which brings me to:

- Jim Beaver - lovely and so gracious and accomodating to his fans. I think short of painting your house, he truly would do everything to help out a fan. Maybe even that.
Also: SLOWEST autograph writer ever. Seriously, his queue was the queue of doom. *g* And that`s because he likes to chat with people and really interact with them which is awesome. Someday a con will end and noone will tell Jim Beaver and thusly he`ll keep signing autographs till the show tries to book him and can`t find him. :D

- Lauren Cohan - yeah, yeah, I wasn`t really thrilled with the announcement at first but here, have some crow, it`s tasty. She is really wam and lovely and so classy. I do sincerely hope she didn`t read too much online commenting about her. Say what you will but this gotta hurt, if your character is hated that much. And it really, really was the writer`s fault. Noone could have saved that dreck.
About her screentest, or rather, afterwards, all she remembered was "there was a really cute guy there, hope he`ll be in the show". Oh boy, she must have been out of it not to notice she was reading with a lead. Teehee.

- Katie Cassidy - she seemed nice enough overall, was a bit curt when I got my autograph and does possess a, shall we say, too healthy ego for my tastes but yeah, no biggie

- A.J.Buckley and even more Travis Wester - when I got to the Con and learned Travis would be the surprise guest I thought "so what?" but boy, that man is a hoot. Immensely entertaining stage talk. Wouldn`t mind seeing him again at all. Together with A.J.? Woohoo.

- Sam Ferris - Awww, she kinda has a leeetle crush on Jensen. Which of course makes me love her more. *g* I really liked her and she too was very talkative and enthusiastic during autographs.

- Chad - hee, he wants to be action boy so, so much and even SPN didn`t let him. Maybe Ash can come back and have his fight scene after all.

- Sterling K. Brown - as a big Gordon-fan, I was incredibly happy when he was announced and he didn`t disappoint. His wife is incredibly cool too.
At the autographs I told him Gordon was my favorite "not even bad guy because he only did what he thought was right" and Sterling literally through his pen away, hallelujah-ed and grabbed my hand for a shake, happy to have found a like-minded individual. Hee. It was awesome.
Therefore I went and bought a Coffe lounge ticket for him, that is me and ten other fans spending an hour with him in a small conversational circle. He told about having to stand on apple boxes in certain shots with Jared and feeling for Jensen who is "really tall, only not compared to the 9 foot 45 giant". We talked Gordon a bit - he agreed with my interpretation of Gordon wanting to "save" Dean from Sam`s "evil influence" or rather his own sentimentalities on that front. Heh. I love it when actors agree with me. Jensen didn`t quite do it last year but he is pretty like the sun and all the moons so I let it slide. :-p

- Concerts of Jason Manns and Steve Carlson were also very cool. Poor Jason Manns is sporting the Grizzly Adams look for a role at the moment - and he was such a cutie last year (well, still is under the beard). I was a wee bit tired and left Steve`s gig early but xkatjafx told me it was only two or three more songs so nothing too bad. Also after one song he played I wrecked my brain where I knew it from. Then in bed it came to me "The way she looks" from Kill Bill II. *slaps forehead*
Bought the J&J CD. Yummy.


So all in all, it was a really fun event and I met some great people from last year as well as great new people. *waves again to lyxzen (I hope I was a do-able roommate - not do-able in that sense of course *g* - but erträglich. :D)


Also because I`m getting even more tired, I`ll try to keep my ep review for SPN 3.15 shortish.

I know everybody is squeeing about Jeremy Carver this year while I`m...largely indifferent as he is hitting on a few of my personal non-kinks with the show in his writing but Sera Gamble put out a surprisingly good performance this year. Sure one episode was atrocious but the next two were the only ones that truly got a "great" stamp this Season while this one was, maybe not great, but quite good.

Why not great? It lacked the oomph, if you think about it, not much happened to move the plot along. So for a Finale pre-starter I wanted more, on its own, however, the eppie works quite beautifully.

Finally, finally Dean can retain his brain around Bela and outsmart her. Why wasn`t their interaction written this way all the time? He can feel her hand in his pocket for example still makes me look angrily at the baffling and impossible theft in RSAM. But whatever, the writers only ever learn to write female characters when they deicded to let them go, it seems.

The molestation was a bit too cliché for my liking but the deal thing was a bit of a surprise. And seriously, worst deal ever as there are so many human ways to "deal" with somebody but of course a traumatized kid wouldn`t think so clearly. So in that regard I feel sympathy. Which of course doesn`t give her an excuse for everything she`s done after. Her decisions and they caught up with her.

Unlike last week Sam`s attitude made a lot more sense to me this time. Last week a maybe-possible lead and Dean being gung-ho about it should have been Sam`s wet dream for close to ten months, at least according to Season 3, yet does he react like a fat kid on a cupcake? Nope, not at all. Did not ring true to me with everything this Season established.

But this? This crazy "hey, lets become Frankensteinian monsters, it will buy us time"-plan? Yes, that rang true to frantic Sam in this situation. A) He has always been someone who was in danger of getting tunnelblick and b) what to me is overlooked a lot is that while Sam usually is questioning, big-picture guy, he goes over the precipice after a certain point of burn-out. He has John`s rising temper that way, only it manifests differently. It makes click in the brain and ratio becomes non-ratio. Dean who is always more ruled by his emotions stays at a more consistent wave-lenght, always less ratio but never so much non-ratio.
So I kinda loved Sam`s protective insanity here.

Also, Billy Drago. Awww.

So yeah, Smart!Dean as well as Principled!Dean, Teetering-on-edge!Sam and a well-written Bela interaction made this one a winner.

Comments

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legoline
May. 13th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
I know everybody is squeeing about Jeremy Carver this year while I`m...largely indifferent

Same here...same here.

I loved how desperate Sam was getting--especially loved it when he said "Whatever the magic pill is, I'll take it too". He's so desperate that he would embrace immortality without really thinking about what that would mean.




Actually? If I can't make it to an US con next year I might be back for Asylum III :D

Edited at 2008-05-13 08:28 pm (UTC)
astri13
May. 14th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Actually? If I can't make it to an US con next year I might be back for Asylum III :D

I expect nothing less than an apokalypse now. :-p
legoline
May. 14th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I bring the apocalypse. Cool :D
albeitslowly
May. 13th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Yay, you're gonna be in Chicago? Me too. And a friend of mine from Germany bought tickets and booked a room. She's looking for roommates...
astri13
May. 14th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yay, you're gonna be in Chicago? Me too.

Cool, finally a chance to put faces to my flisters. :) You know I`ve somehow developed the weird habit to picture people to look like their icons. *g*

And a friend of mine from Germany bought tickets and booked a room. She's looking for roommates.

I`ll be rooming with a friend but she could ask around spn_german, surely one brave soul can be lead down the path of temptation. :D
albeitslowly
May. 14th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Haha, the icon thing. I do that, too.

Oh, and my friend will have no problem finding roommates, lol. She's too sparky, lolz. I'm sure she's already interviewing potentials as we speak. Haha. I just thought I'd mention, since no matter when you call the hotel, they always tell you they've only got one room left. lol.

Hopefully, I'll see you there.
astri13
May. 14th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, and my friend will have no problem finding roommates, lol. She's too sparky, lolz. I'm sure she's already interviewing potentials as we speak.

Ah, okay. :)

I just thought I'd mention, since no matter when you call the hotel, they always tell you they've only got one room left

Interesting sales pitch. *g*

Hopefully, I'll see you there.

I thought about wearing a little badge with my lj name. (Hopefully not to get pelted with rotten fruits for always doing ranty ep reviews).
Or you can have a sneak peak of me: here
lol.
albeitslowly
May. 14th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
*flails* Red Hair! I never would've guessed, not in a million years. I dunno why. I think it's because I think of people as their userpics, lol. I used to have a userpic that was actually me, but I don't know if I still have it. *checks* Erm, nope, don't see it, but I have posted pics before, so you've probably already seen them.

I wonder, too, if it's be taboo to wear your username somewhere on your body. I wish I could embroider...Hmmm could always pay someone to do it. God, I'm such a dork. November is ages away still.

And no rotten fruit from me.
astri13
May. 17th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
*flails* Red Hair! I never would've guessed, not in a million years. I dunno why. I think it's because I think of people as their userpics,

Heh. Yup, born and bred redhead here. :) And just out of curiosity but what color did you envision me with?

Erm, nope, don't see it, but I have posted pics before, so you've probably already seen them.

Nope, I haven`t so right now I still picture you as somewhat Dean-ish. *g*

I wonder, too, if it's be taboo to wear your username somewhere on your body. I wish I could embroider...Hmmm could always pay someone to do it. God, I'm such a dork. November is ages away still.

I`ve never been to a US Con before, just British ones so I`m not sure about do`s and don`ts but it would be a shame to pass by flisters without knowing.
nachekana
May. 13th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
"So for a Finale pre-starter I wanted more, on its own, however, the eppie works quite beautifully."

EXACTLY. I really don't feel the tension we had in the two previous seasons at this point. I mean, it's still the same issue they're dealing with for the past... 14 episodes? Still, it was a good episode all in all (there is no end for my love of BorderlineCrazy!Sam), it's a pity there's only 16 episodes this season.

And you seemed to have had a great time at Asylum! And the Coffe longe thing with Sterling K. Brown must have been awesome! Truth is, once you start going to conventions, you can't really stop... I'm thinking about going back to LA next year, and if I can't, I guess I'll go to England. Or both... :D
astri13
May. 14th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY. I really don't feel the tension we had in the two previous seasons at this point. I mean, it's still the same issue they're dealing with for the past... 14 episodes?

That`s true, the plot itself has just stalled.

Truth is, once you start going to conventions, you can't really stop.

Tell me about it. About five or so years ago I went to an Angel convention just to "see how it is". Since then I think I`ve been to about 15. *plonk*
shadowkittykat_
May. 14th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
like a fat kid on a cupcake

like a fat kid with *two* cupcakes. And I should know. I'm all about the cupcakes :)

but pretty much, yes to all. yay!
astri13
May. 14th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
like a fat kid with *two* cupcakes.

Hahahaha, okay. *g*
ongiara
May. 14th, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
Ahaha, so I wasn't the only one thinking Sam Ferris crushed a bit on Jensen, eh? But then, who doesn't crush on Jensen just that bit. Sterling's wife said so too ^-^

So I kinda loved Sam`s protective insanity here.
Ditto!
astri13
May. 14th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, so I wasn't the only one thinking Sam Ferris crushed a bit on Jensen, eh?

Nope, you totally weren`t. *g* And Dean/Ellen as a casual hook-up would have even made sense to me. So get thy together, Kripke, older chicks and younger boys is totally hot. :)
lyxzen
May. 14th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Ja Mensch nu hör aber mal auf damit.Ich fands toll so eine nette Zimmergenossin *g* zu haben :)
astri13
May. 14th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Awww danke. Das kann ich nur zurückgeben. *hugs*
lyxzen
May. 14th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Danköööö :)
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