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15 July 2014 @ 04:59 pm
Pig 'N A Post Day #1!  
That post I put up last week, that was a call to arms shout out by wendy to get some action going on LJ again, had me thinking. I have certainly been better about posting the last month or so, since I've started feeling better. But sometimes I still miss entire weeks where I don't post at all. So I have decided, in an effort to get myself on LJ more, to make one day a week my official Must Post Day. That'll hopefully get me back in the habit and if not, well at least I'll have one day a week of posting. I've picked Tuesday, partially because it's a day I don't have PT and partially because I thought up a cool name for the challenge related to Tuesday.

Pig 'N A Post Day! From now on, every Tuesday on my LJ, it will be Pig 'N A Post Day. Where I will make a LJ post. Join me if you want! And now in honor of Pig 'N A Post Day #1, I will make a SPN-related post. A story in which I met a fangirl at therapy and the ensuing conversation.


Guy Therapist: There is this show on MTV I want to try, Finding Carter.
Me: Never heard of it. (cuz I hadn't yet)
GT: (to Teenage Girl doing workout nearby) Hey, you're a teenage girl. You watch MTV. You know this show I'm talking about?
Girl: I don't watch MTV.
Me: No? No Teen Wolf?
Girl: No. I stream TV on Netflix.
GT: Whaddya stream on Netflix?
Girl: Right now? Supernatural.
Me: Oh! Hi! Let's be friends!
Girl: Uh, hi.
Me: Now if you're watching Supernatural, are you still in early seasons or have you moved on to the later stuff?
Girl: I'm just about to the end of season five.
Me: Oh, that's the good stuff. But then it goes downhill after that. Just some advice, like, think about stopping after 5. 5 has a nice end to it.
Girl: My friend says Cas goes crazy later on.
Me: Yeah. Also, season 6 just makes no sense. It kind of ruined the show for me. But, so, if you're watching it on Netflix, you aren't getting all the good music. So much of Dean's classic rock was too expensive for them to get the streaming rights for. That's half the best stuff, man, the music.
Girl: Yeah, like when they got away from the FBI and then Renegade came on. That was awesome.
Me: Oh my god, best music cue in the history of television.
Girl: Totally.
GT: Wow. She's a classic rock fan. I did not expect that.
Me: Just cuz she's a teenage girl, man. You never know.
GT: (to Girl) I'm sorry.
Girl: Why?
GT: Because I put you in a box. And it wasn't the box you should be in and I shouldn't have put you there.
Me: See, teenage girl who doesn't watch Teen Wolf. But 36 year old woman who does.
GT: Well, yeah, but I know you. So that makes total sense.
Me: This is true.

And that is how my therapist learned a lesson about not putting people in boxes. Boxes are for cats, not people!
 
 
 
Jojo: SPN ⇒ Brothers [graveyard: bw]jojothecr on July 15th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yeah, good ol' Renegade. *finds Renegade on YT* Gosh, how I miss these times. How I miss the music, the monster-of-the-week. How I miss not being annoyed by the angels, by that one in particular... Just today, I was dusting off my SPN DVD sets and I honestly felt like crying, because I LOVE the show, so unhealthily much, but it's just not the same. And I feel like it's still getting worse and worse. It hurts! ;_;
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on July 23rd, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yeah, good ol' Renegade. *finds Renegade on YT*

Anytime I hear that song, just the opening beats of it, a nostalgic thrill of love goes right through me. It is possibly the best music cue in television history.

Gosh, how I miss these times. How I miss the music, the monster-of-the-week.

Me too. When the show was all new and shiny. I am a big Monster of the Week fan when it comes to my TV shows, I was with X-Files too.

How I miss not being annoyed by the angels, by that one in particular...

You mean Cas? Just because you don't say his name doesn't mean I don't know who you are talking about. Dude, come on, Cas is my boo and you know it. The problem isn't Cas, the problem is the writers/showrunners doing all the wrong things with him. My problem with the show (boys incuded) is that they just keep repeating the same patterns over and over. At least Cas hasn't lost the character growth they managed to give him. I feel so much of the show has just lost all of the growth they put into it in the first five seasons. But quite frankly, Cas is the only reason I am even hanging in there anymore.

Just today, I was dusting off my SPN DVD sets and I honestly felt like crying, because I LOVE the show, so unhealthily much, but it's just not the same. And I feel like it's still getting worse and worse. It hurts! ;_;

Yeah, I went through that phase about two years ago - now I'm at the phase of indifference. I am not invested enough to care anymore. But my heart still swells with love anytime I come across an ep from the first five seasons, so I know at least the love was real.

oops! edited for coding fail! Twice!

Edited at 2014-07-23 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 15th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
No boxes! Unless you can get the really big cardboard ones in which kitchen appliances arrive, and they can be used as part of a blanket fort. Those boxes are great!
dodger_sister: childhooddodger_sister on July 23rd, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
No boxes! Unless you can get the really big cardboard ones in which kitchen appliances arrive, and they can be used as part of a blanket fort. Those boxes are great!

Or they can be turned into rocket ships! I gotta see if I can find the pics of the rocket ship my sis and The Nephew built when he was three. We kept that thing for months. He'd go right for it as soon as he came into the house. It was awesome looking and my sister always played NASA command center and worked the radio so he could call into her what was happoening in space. He'd shout in from the porch (where the rocket ship was) "Come in, come in, they are aliens!"
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on July 23rd, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
So Completely Awesome
Denidenig37 on July 15th, 2014 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yay therapy story!!!

And don't put off newbies off SPN, we need them, you're supposed to recruit more! :-D Plus it got better since second half of S8 (with a very few exceptions - I don't count Bloodlines, it's an abomination that never should have seen the light of the day, it is SPN family's Episode-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named *nods* May we never speak of it again)
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on July 23rd, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yay therapy story!!!

LOL I knew that would make you happy!

And don't put off newbies off SPN, we need them, you're supposed to recruit more!

She's already in S5, I don't think she's a newbie anymore! I do recruit people, I recruit new people all the time - I just warn them to stop at the end of S5, to spare them the pain I am now suffering from watching my beloved show crash and burn. (I think you underestimate how much S6 messed up my for feelings for this show.)

Plus it got better since second half of S8 (with a very few exceptions - I don't count Bloodlines, it's an abomination that never should have seen the light of the day, it is SPN family's Episode-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named *nods* May we never speak of it again)

Which one was Bloodlines? I can't hardly even remember what happened in S8 and S9. I remember at some point we got an episode where Dean went back in time with Alex Krycek and at one point Cas was stripped down to his underwear, but that's pretty much all I remember from S6 onwards. I reached a point of non-interest and I just keep watching out of some twisted love (and cuz my sister doesn't want to watch alone). Seriously, now I need reminded of what Bloodlines even was. 80

I guess I just regret not stopping at the end of S5, so I warn others not to make the ame mistake. But I still recruit people to start watching!
Denidenig37 on July 15th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
I wish they would give Cas a spin-off, he's on the show for only one reason, he's "pretty" and the crazy hardcore Destielers (the ones who keep harassing the writers and made one of the execs delete his twitter account) would probably shit a brick if he got kicked out despite his character being completely redundant to the plot, he's useless for the story but they keep on pushing wich just isn't good in the long run, the show quality pays the rpice for that sadly.

If he got a spin-off he would be off the show, yet being on (in a very distant way) and the Cas!fans would get to keep him, win-win.
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on July 23rd, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
I wish they would give Cas a spin-off, he's on the show for only one reason, he's "pretty" and the crazy hardcore Destielers (the ones who keep harassing the writers and made one of the execs delete his twitter account) would probably shit a brick if he got kicked out despite his character being completely redundant to the plot, he's useless for the story but they keep on pushing wich just isn't good in the long run, the show quality pays the rpice for that sadly.

No, no, no! I say this a Cas-Girl and a Dean/Cas shipper and a Misha lover and a person who is basically only still watching the show because of Cas...Cas should NOT have his own show! That is not going to appease anyone. For one, I want to see Misha go off and use his talents for something outside of the CW, thank you very much. It's time for him to let the trenchcoat go, so to speak. Also, Cas is NOT a lead character! Can you honestly see him carrying a show? Really? Because I love the guy and I can't see it. Besides, how would you explain Cas going off and never having any contact with the boys again? He's their family and they don't have a lot left. There is no world in which Cas still exists that Dean and Sam would just cut him off, after everything they've been through together. Nope.

The problem isn't Cas, it's how they are using him. They should have made him human. They could have done it at any point. And once they did that, the other angels could have gone about their business and just been gone from the show, no longer needed now that Cas isn't one of them. (I agree, the angel business has gone on too long!). Last season would have been the perfect point to make Cas human. He was for a minute there and they should have kept him human because then it would have been...okay, here is this all powerful being suddenly dealing with human needs and impulses and being 'weak' and 'useless' at the same time that Dean, a human, is getting the power from the Mark of Cain and starting to lose his humanity. Parallels that would have gone FANTASTIC together and the season arc could have been the Mark of Cain and the angels could have just gone bye-bye.

Whew. Yeah, I have a lot of feelings about this. The show seems like it knows what it's doing and then they prove that, nope, they don't.

If he got a spin-off he would be off the show, yet being on (in a very distant way) and the Cas!fans would get to keep him, win-win.

I'M A CAS FAN! 8)
lizibabes: Mikeylizibabes on July 16th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
Boxes are for cats I like that.

Part of me wants to watch the latter Supernatural out of morbid curiosity, you know watch them ruin a show I love by the sounds of it. Well I guess if it's not good the men are still pretty #shallow

I'm trying to post to LJ more too, I feel like I've been neglecting it. I might make a post soon. I'm doing some stuff this week, so maybe after that. I have a kidney test tomorrow and an actual social thing Friday! I know you know how rare those can be, I've not really done anything fun since I got my piercing, it's been all medical and boring.

Okay, quick LJ check and then I need to go write about a poly werewolf.
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on July 23rd, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
Boxes are for cats I like that.

LOL Thank you, I thought that was clever!

Part of me wants to watch the latter Supernatural out of morbid curiosity, you know watch them ruin a show I love by the sounds of it. Well I guess if it's not good the men are still pretty #shallow

I say only if you know you have the ability to remove your emotions from it, to separate it from the show you used to watch, look at it like fanfic maybe. They are still so, SO pretty though, yes. I swear, half the time it is on, I am just playing on my IPad and I only look up when Dean is having an emotion because Dean so is so pretty when he is having an emotion!

I'm trying to post to LJ more too, I feel like I've been neglecting it. I might make a post soon. I'm doing some stuff this week, so maybe after that. I have a kidney test tomorrow and an actual social thing Friday! I know you know how rare those can be, I've not really done anything fun since I got my piercing, it's been all medical and boring.

I just try to tell myself that it can be short quick post, it doesn't have to be 800 words or 1,000 words long. A post is a post, no matter how small. YAY on the fun social thing! Boo on the kidney test! (I hope not a painful test at least!)

Okay, quick LJ check and then I need to go write about a poly werewolf.

LOL, only in the world of Fandom does a sentence end with...'and then I need to go write about a poly werewolf.' AHAHAHAHA!!
lizibabes: Tommy eyeslizibabes on July 23rd, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
I think I can probably pull back my feelings from the show, they had started to lessen with latter episodes. Dean is very pretty when he's having emotions and I'm sure there will still be lots of emotional bits.

Kidney test itself wasn't painful, getting a line in for the injection was a little painful due to my super crappy veins, took them like half an hour to get one in, my arms are covered in bruises. Laying on the table thing for the scan made my joints hurt to, but the scan part just meant laying there while things moved around above me.

Lol yes only on places like here would I end a message like that. Once again I'm off to work on my poly story, the three main men have decided to rewrite the whole thing and change it from my outline, silly boys.
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on July 24th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
Ugh, I know the kind of scan you are talking about and I feel for you cuz yeah, those tables they make you lay on hurt like crazy, just all around uncomfortable. I also have crap veins, they are tiny and they roll, so I always tell the person they get one poke and then I want their best person on staff and that person gets one poke and then I want their pediatric IV person (because I have tiny veins like a child). That way the first person doesn't use up all my good veins!

the three main men have decided to rewrite the whole thing and change it from my outline, silly boys.

LOL Sometimes it's a pain in the butt when your characters decide to do their own thing and sometimes it can be awesome and fun. Hope yours turns out awesome and fun!!
lizibabes: Brendonlizibabes on July 24th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
It's like they made those tables as uncomfortable as possible!

And ditto on the small veins. There small, they collapse like crazy, apparently it feels 'weird' and is harder to inject through a person with EDS's skin, and to make it worse on some scar tissue has built up so that is all they can feel, not the vein.

Good idea getting a pediatric person to do yours. I might suggest that next time. They always use the smallest needle on me and that doesn't work *sigh*

Thanks bb, I'm enjoying writing it, but I like to know what's going to happen and now they seem to be deciding with out me.
flawed_x_design: sculpted glareflawed_x_design on July 17th, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
I love everything about this post.
I totally need to post more! I'm getting back into it, but I'll probs be slacking again while overseas. But I'm hoping the stories I'll have to share once I back will mean I'll post more frequently to compensate :)

And I am in such total agreement you both, that was the best music cue. Still one of my fave eps.

Smh at people putting others in boxes. Boxes are for presents. (and cats, because let's be honest we have no choice, they do whatever the hell they want)
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on July 23rd, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
I love everything about this post.

lol ;)

I totally need to post more! I'm getting back into it, but I'll probs be slacking again while overseas. But I'm hoping the stories I'll have to share once I back will mean I'll post more frequently to compensate :)

I hope you'll have lots of stories to share when you get back too!

And I am in such total agreement you both, that was the best music cue. Still one of my fave eps.

Such a great episode, Ronald was awesome and the introduction of Henricksen, one of my all time favorite characters (and what a great intro to his character it was - "You can go bang your wife for all I care." lol) And that music cue and the look on the boys faces when they get in the car and take off their masks. ALL THE FEELS RIGHT NOW!!!

Smh at people putting others in boxes. Boxes are for presents. (and cats, because let's be honest we have no choice, they do whatever the hell they want)

LOL They do whatever the hell they want, indeed! LMAO. I agree, boxes are for presents! And then once the present is out of the box, you give the box to the cat!! <3s :)
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on July 26th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
I still watch the show and I can still appreciate it for its yummy goodness and sometimes really interesting and/or scary episodes. But I will always love seasons 1-5 best.

I love making random SPN connections.
dodger_sister: supernaturaldodger_sister on August 8th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
I still watch the show and I can still appreciate it for its yummy goodness and sometimes really interesting and/or scary episodes. But I will always love seasons 1-5 best.

I just feel so disconnected from it these days. I mostly watch for the Dean/Cas moments nowadays, I find that - especially with the brothers' relationship - they are just repeating the same old, same old over and over and I get tired of that. /sigh/. But we have the first five seasons on DVD, so I'll always have my love in its rightful form that way!

I love making random SPN connections.

OMG, me too! It hasn't happened in awhile, since I can't fit into my SPN shirt anymore - it happened more often when I was walking around with The Winchester Brothers on my chest! Lol