Before I post anything else I feel obligated to make an appeal for those affected by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma recently. I think we should all be inspired by Kevin Durant's and the Kansas City Thunder's matching donations of $1 million each to the relief effort and what better way to do that than a group effort. I think this cause is especially close to the hearts of SPN fans, not only because much of the show is set in America's heartland, but also because many of us live there. So go and make your donation now at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/wi
5/24/2013: I posted this a couple of days ago, but LJ made it private and I couldn't change it until now.
…they’re crazy, man!
As you may or may not know, I work for a Christian ministry that publishes a non-denominational Christian devotional. I work as the receptionist at the front desk. We have a Christmas tree in our lobby and a few other decorations in common areas. I also purchase the office supplies and I today I received a Christmas card from one of the vendors with whom I do business. It was one of those long glossy Christmas photo postcard things, so I couldn‘t stand it up on it’s own. I don’t have any cubicle walls or a bulletin board, so I taped it neatly to the back of a Lucite sign on the ledge over my desk. The sign facing out asks visitor’s to please sign in. The postcard was attached to the back-side, facing my desk. When I came back from lunch I was asked to remove it because it looked “unprofessional”. That’s right folks. I was told that It was unprofessional to display a Christmas card. In the lobby of a Christian business. At Christmas time. Can anyone explain this to me? In what way could this possibly be considered unprofessional? I’m actually not even kidding. If anyone can explain the reasoning here, I would love to hear it, because I was too flabbergasted to ask my boss to explain hers.
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OK. I haven’t posted in a while, but last night’s episode has compelled me to comment. So far, it looks like most fans hated it and had you asked me at about 9:30pm I would have agreed with you. But, I guess I’m in the minority here, because by the end they’d brought it all home to the boys and I was OK with it. Yes, I wish there had been more of Sam & Dean’s reactions and interactions. But, I loved Dean’s reaction to Sam’s first couple of questions; his duck-billed lips and that deep little, “Mmhmm”. I think it would have been extremely hard to stick strictly to a found footage format considering the severe limitations of a 1 hour television format (Although I have to admit, I don’t like this genre. It gives me a headache.), but I thought they did a fair job of adapting the concept. Yes, it was a bit anvilicious towards the end, but the fact that I get to use one of my favorite words to describe my favorite show kinda’ makes up for it.
What if it were all a dream? I read an interview recently where the boys suggest that they started the rumor that the last 2 seasons were just a dream. At first I hated the idea for exactly the reasons mentioned by Sera Gamble in the same article (separate interview). It makes me feel cheated and used to have become emotionally invested and then be told, “Oh, never mind! None of that really happened.” But then I started thinking about it and I realized that in the Supernatural universe dreams wouldn’t be meaningless, but extremely meaningful. So think about this for just a minute. What if after not having had any more visions after the death of Yellow-Eyes, Sam and Dean were to share a vision of the war in heaven and how they defeated Lucifer and all it was going to cost them? Including the release of the Leviathans. They would be able to warn Cas of the ultimate consequences of the impending war in Heaven and the they would better understand the consequences of Sam’s sacrifice to defeat Lucifer. We would pick up the story ot the end of Season 5 and every event they were able to change would result in a divergent storyline. So new stories, and their shared vision would help guide them to victory in the end.
Discuss among yourselves and tell me what you think? What would you like to see for season 8?</lj-cut>
OK, I stole this idea from seesmooshrun, but I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with as many people as possible. Instead of making New Year's resolutions, which can be daunting and are usually abandoned by the end of February, you choose a Word of the Year; one word to be your mantra throughout the coming year. Once you've chosen your WotY you should display it in as many places as you can. Place it where you can see it every day to help reinforce the idea and remind you of your word. I've chosen the word COURAGE for 2012. I will use it to help me have the courage to make changes in my life, the courage to break old habits, the courage to make new friends, the courage to seek a deeper relationship with God. You get the idea. If you like this idea as much as I do, choose a word and share it in the comments below.