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So I've been purposefully not thinking about SPN in an attempt to not paint a "this should happen" picture in my head so I don't have lofty expectations and get my hopes up in the likely chance--based on my tenuous, hot-and-cold relationship with this entire season--that I'll be massively disappointed and then grouchy and ranty when the credits roll at end of 8x23.  But the spoilers that have been trickling out have me literally messing my pants and thinking, "IS THIS FOR REAL?!" (the spoilers, not the messy pants).  I don't know if I should start fast clapping and screaming like a 10-year old at Harry Potter Land or if I should just stop. reading. spoilers. now. so I don't paint all sorts of elaborate "this should happen" pictures in my head only to be disappointed in the end.  Grawhahhh.  Why does it feel like SPN is the teenager I don't have: I simultaneously want and don't want to know what they're doing both for fear of what I'll find out and will and won't happen.  Show, you make me more insane than I already am.  *shakes fists*  BTW, I'm so glad you're coming back for S9, so you can prove to me you are responsible and trustworthy enough to have car privileges again.  *hugs and kisses*

Why does my mood theme not have an option for "insane"?!  Is that not a relevant state of mind?

Date: 2013-04-18 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galathea-snb.livejournal.com
I am staying away from spoilers at the moment, so I don't know the exact spoilers you're talking about, but S8 undermined my trust in these writers to such a degree that potentially exciting spoilers actually depress me, because I instantly think of all the ways these writers can (and probably will) mess it up. The writers have shown such a disrespect for past canon, such a lack of concern for continuity and consistent characterisation this season that I have doubts that S9 will be any better. :(

Date: 2013-04-18 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
Everything you said.

The writers have shown such a disrespect for past canon, such a lack of concern for continuity and consistent characterisation this season that I have doubts that S9 will be any better. :(

If a certain writing team keeps showing up next season as they did this season (or with for frequency) I will not be enthused. Them writing the occasional MotW episode in the past could be pretty much ignored, but this season trusting them with cornerstone episodes was a disaster literally. Insulting really. I started writing a ranty post about how there are very few writers (just Singer now) who have been with SPN since the start and how that's now affecting continuity/characterization and how that and such a long-running show with such a complex canon rules are making Show ball itself up in knots and trip over itself. If we don't have the writers, we don't have a Show. I feel that the effects of Carver's hiatus from SPN is starting to show and add to that the sad fact that he's not got time to actually write episodes being the showrunner. Let's clone Edlund, strap him to a computer, and force him to write the rest of the season's episodes.

Date: 2013-04-18 11:18 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] fannishliss.livejournal.com
Don't read spoilers! They are nothing but crazy making!

:)

Date: 2013-04-18 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
They are crazy making. But in the past, it was for me always good crazy making. It was fun to flail and be spazzy. The big difference now is that my confidence that SPN will deliver on the potential awesomeness of these spoilers is lacking. So now I'm not sure if I should be flaily and spazzy or not as a defense mechanism. It's silly, really, to be like this about a TV show, but honestly it's a fun, convenient, harmless outlet for me. I just want to be able to enjoy fandom again in all of it's silly glory. *sniff* Here's hoping for better.

Date: 2013-04-18 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ficwriter1966.livejournal.com
I'm all spoilered up to my eyeballs (as usual) and I haven't stopped flailing for... like a week now. SO much potentially good stuff! And that's awesome, because even if it doesn't pan out, I will still have had my flail.

And, I just watched the sneak peek for 8.20 and BURST OUT LAUGHING. THREE TIMES.

Date: 2013-04-18 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
For anyone reading these comments, there are spoilers below.

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Oh, good, another spoiled person!!! OMG, THE SPOILERS!!!!!!!! How can they all be so awesome (esp. the ones released last night)?! How can they all happen in so few episodes with any satisfaction?! The MoL tease could be a big pay off (or at least I'm hoping). The one about the specific S1 guest star returning had me in a state of happy disbelief; I've been screaming about her coming back for literally years. This is the one that has me the most worried, though, bec. if it's treated in a ridiculous way I'll be so disappointed. Sam so needs to have something good in his sad love life.

I just watched the sneak peek for 8.20 and BURST OUT LAUGHING. THREE TIMES.

Ha! Right? I was laughing so hard my husband came to see what was going on. Dean's reaction was priceless. I'm a little leary of Charlie becoming a Mary Sue guest star of convenience, but so far I still like her, so I'm going to just go with it.

Date: 2013-04-18 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackjedii.livejournal.com
I have heard good ish things about this season but I feel like I have been promised gourmet food far too many times and instead received cheap takeout for me to be invested again. ESPECIALLY with the Amelia debacle jfc what was that.

I dunno though. My friend has gotten really in to it. Then again I hate the constant Castiel / Dean pandering I hear about and see in fandom. Then again fandom should not affect my enjoyment of the show. Then again fandom is pretty much the only way I keep up anymore.

Oi vey!!

Date: 2013-04-19 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
I have heard good ish things about this season

I hate to say this, believe me, but REALLY? IMHO this season has been very uneven and that's putting it nicely.

ESPECIALLY with the Amelia debacle jfc what was that.

Those first 10 episodes are like an phantom arm. They're painful and just "not there" in terms fitting in with the rest of the series. I really just want to forget about them entirely. I'm going to pretend there was another writers' strike and scabs hijacked the show.

I hate the constant Castiel / Dean pandering I hear about and see in fandom.

Cas as a sexual being doesn't appeal to me. That's not to say others can't thoroughly enjoy themselves. I'm just not plugged into that faction of fandom, so I'm only on the very fringes of the Cas/Dean awareness.

Then again fandom should not affect my enjoyment of the show. Then again fandom is pretty much the only way I keep up anymore.

A conundrum for sure. :) You could always take a chance and watch an episode to see how it holds up. ;)

Date: 2013-04-19 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runedgirl.livejournal.com
Hah, I think alot of us are in pretty much the same state :) Damn you, Show!

Date: 2013-04-19 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
Damn you, Show!

*raises arms, shakes fists, and screams* WHY!?????!??!?!! Oh, the angst. Now I'll go shed a single tear of manpain fanpain.
Edited Date: 2013-04-19 02:03 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-04-19 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Why does my mood theme not have an option for "insane"?! Is that not a relevant state of mind?

Or at least "fannish angst". I haven't actually seen any spoilers so I am blissfully unaware. Of course, I'm probably also so disconnected from SPN canon at this point that I don't know what would have much of an impact.

Date: 2013-04-20 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowtrunckle.livejournal.com
Or at least "fannish angst".

Even better. :)

I'm probably also so disconnected from SPN canon at this point that I don't know what would have much of an impact.

It seems like a good proportion of long-time LJ fans either aren't watching any longer or are in the process of signing off. I'll probably be watching until the end just because I've got to see how it all ends even if I become a casual viewer and no longer participate in the SPN fandom. As it is, I've caught myself forgetting to watch episodes live many times--something that would've never happened 3 years ago.
Edited Date: 2013-04-20 03:40 am (UTC)

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