(You know it had to be done...) Title:
Smile, like you mean it.Vidder: ash48Song by:
1.03 min (damn, that's short)Size:
Dean's doing all he can to smile. Like he means it.
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This is embarrassingly short. Mostly because I can't seem to make longer vids these days, but it's also because it punched out of me like this.
The notion of Dean smiling as a way of coping with everything really struck a cord with me. In the final scene from Adventures in Babysitting (7.11), you can see the wheels churning in Dean's mind. I wanted to play with the "practice smile" and show what he has to fight (in his mind) to put it on his face.
Feedback is always appreciated. :)
As an aside to the vid (though relevant to it if you watch to the very end), I've heard that some fans felt that Dean was being mean for making fun of Sam's fear at the end of 7.14 - laughing at Sam's ordeal and by buying him a clown doll. I ABSOLUTELY appreciate that everyone sees things differently (and I love that! I really do) but I can't say I saw it that way. The end, to me, was a very brotherly exchange.
Dean laughing at Sam's expense is how it works. Sam knows that. That's why he stopped himself from saying anything (notice that moment when he was going to call Dean on it then stopped?). Instead, he saw Dean enjoying himself for the first time in a long time and let it go. He loved seeing his brother actually smiling. Especially
because it was Sam that made him do so. Sam does the same to Dean (note the ribbing Sam gave Dean in the previous episode, Slice Girls). It's such a brother thing. I think we sometimes get stuck on constantly wanting to see them worry and care for each other (which, yeah...*g*) but I think we can sometimes miss that siblings also rib and make fun of each other. (I'm happy to debate this of course. I can see that Dean could
be seen as being being thoughtless. I just didn't get that vibe with that scene.)
Sam has a fear of clowns, (which does seem rather weird considering the all the things that are out there) so of course Dean is going to leap on that. Add to that a brother covered in glitter? Well...if Dean's looking for something to smile about you can't do much better than that.