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Oy, I went onto a giant online shopping spree (credit card bill will kill me next year) to further outfit my bedroom. I think it speaks to my sense of priorities that it now has a flatscreen (already aquired last week), a new bookcase as well as a DVD tower, a small stool to put my clothes on and even a new bedspread. Yet pretty much immediately afterwards the following conversation took place between me and my Mom:

Me: I just spent a shitload of money on my new bedroom.
Mom: Oh cool, did you finally buy a lamp?
Me: .... *headdesk*

Somehow I completely forgot that so far the only source of lighting in the room is a small bedside lamp. Argh.

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tmz_cori
Dec. 10th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
However, you can use your new flatscreen for a light source as well! ;))
astri13
Dec. 10th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Heh, that's true. *g*

Though some real illumination would be nice as well so I guess a lamp it still is. *sigh*
sargraf
Dec. 10th, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
Helloooo. I've missed you! <3
astri13
Dec. 10th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
Hiiiii, lonh time no hear. *smishes*
sargraf
Dec. 10th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
It's been so long! *hugs* I am back into spn. I can't quit it.
astri13
Dec. 10th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
I am back into spn. I can't quit it.

Heh, I've been semi-quitting it for years. Mostly, I read up on the eps beforehand and then watch on fast-forward if there is something that might interest me. But the love is gone for good. :/
sargraf
Dec. 10th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
I really keep wavering between extremes, even all the way back in S2. I hated S5 with a fiery passion, I just couldn't stand either character anymore, but S6 tripped me back before it lost me again until a couple of weeks ago in S7, and now I'm back. I don't even know anymore. I just can't quit.

The love is back but it's sort of this burnt, pained sort of love. I wasn't shocked/angry at last week's episode (I don't know if you saw it so I don't want to spoil anything). Right now, I guess I'm sort of tentatively treading the water again.
astri13
Dec. 10th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
but S6 tripped me back

I pretty much hated Season 6 - the first half may be the worst I've seen - except parts of the Western and the Castiel ep 20. Now Cas is gone, I have only one character left I can still stand (which is Dean for nostalgic reasons) and absolutely no relationship left I care for even in the slightest (the "brothers" as such have been dead and gone to me since ep 5 of Season 5, thanks to the writing).

Ironically, Season 7, from what I've seen of it, doesn't have the same annoyances as Season 6 had to me - weak Deansel in distress, overpimping of Sam as some sort of badass-wonder-stud of the known world - but I find it really, really boring. The plot doesn't really move forward, the Leviathans don't really scare me as bad guys and too much time is spent again on repetitive and nonsensical emo stuff.

I wasn't shocked/angry at last week's episode (I don't know if you saw it so I don't want to spoil anything)

No worries, I still read spoilers. It was the kind of episode that needed an emotional involvement in what was going on, particularly with Bobby and since I'm totally lacking that, I didn't feel anything either.
sargraf
Dec. 10th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
I actually liked seeing protective!Sam when I saw real Sam come back in the second half of S6, although the nonsense with soulless Sam was what drove me away in the first part. I don't mind seeing Dean as the one who needs protection, although I like for it to be in-character (not "Dean forgets how to hunt, oopsie!" but "who does Dean lean on for support?"). I hated the S6 episode where Rufus was killed off for no reason, but I did like that Sam was dead-serious about protecting Dean from Samuel. I live for moments like that, where they're both protective, both competent and both on the same side of a hunt. Those moments are too rare.

The Leviathans are so immensely boring. They're no different than demons, essentially, and I have no sense of them being this great big ancient evil that even God felt needed a very special cage. Bleh. I wish they'd stop trying to do end-of-the-world type of stuff and just do some intimate, concise, character-driven storytelling.

p.s. I need Misha/Castiel back, like, now. *sigh*
astri13
Dec. 10th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I don't mind seeing Dean as the one who needs protection,

It was way, way, way too much for me in Season 6. These days, I like to see the character kick ass in his own right. Couple years back I loved seeing other character protective of Dean but show destroyed that kink for good.

And if he never got an emo "story" again or the great "role" of emotional cheerleader like in 5.22 (nearly three years later and my hatred for that episode still burns as hot), it would still be too soon for me. Which is why I'm glad when he just gets to be badass nowadays. I've downgraded expectations considerably. :D

I hated the S6 episode where Rufus was killed off for no reason

The episode itself was okay but having Rufus killed off just stunk.

I would have liked to see Dean making good on his threat to Samuel, though. See above, not to mention I can't stand when they have Dean utter a threat to someone and then give the actual kill to someone else. Makes him seem like a toothless tiger. Meh.

Of course, the point of bringing Samuel back in the first place (and oy to his given "motive",) and introducing the Campbells still eludes me. Substract them from the Season and the story remains largely unchanged.

p.s. I need Misha/Castiel back, like, now. *sigh*

While I'd love to see him back, I also dread the 1000 ways they can screw it (and the character) up some more. Wasn't enamored with the writing for his exit and I have little faith they could do him justice a second time around.
sargraf
Dec. 10th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Couple years back I loved seeing other character protective of Dean but show destroyed that kink for good.

I see what you're saying. I guess the show hasn't quite killed it off for me yet. I like there to be a balance to who's worrying about whom rather than Dean being the one having to keep everyone together all the time. They didn't do enough with it in S4-S5, imo, although S6 turned that around nicely for me towards the end. The beginning, though? Bleh.

Substract them from the Season and the story remains largely unchanged.

This frustrates me so much, because that storyline had SO MUCH POTENTIAL, yet they just pissed it down the drain for no point or purpose at all. :| Very not cool, show.

While I'd love to see him back, I also dread the 1000 ways they can screw it (and the character) up some more.

Yeah... I'm just hoping Ben Edlund will write any episode in which Castiel might appear from this point on. He *gets* the character, whereas other writers seem to use him primarily as a plot device or simply as a contrast to other characters.
astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
Yeah... I'm just hoping Ben Edlund will write any episode in which Castiel might appear from this point on. He *gets* the character, whereas other writers seem to use him primarily as a plot device or simply as a contrast to other characters.

I agree. Edlund is the big resident Castiel and Dean/Cas fan whereas from what I hear Gamble pretty much hates both. Unfortunately, she is showrunner and he isn't.
leelust
Dec. 10th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, i'm waiting for a post with pics of new stuff then.
astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Heh, it has to arrive first. And be all set-up so that might take a while. :)
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