'cause close up Sam does things to me. (also here on tumblr
Here's an interesting form of fan work that I don't believe I've seen before. The ever brilliant counteragent
has re-written the Sam and Cas scenes from 9.11
. What I love about this is that it isn't wildly
different. Just a few important adjustments (she calls it the heavy beta version).
It's interesting because this not only creates a slightly alternative version of their scenes it also means instead of saying "the dialogue was clunky and should have included XXXX" it's actually been fixed
according to how the author would like to have seen it. We often get fix-it fics, but not fix-it scripts. Now, you might not like this version any better (or didn't think they needed changing) but it at least provides extra thinky (and maybe even an appreciation of TV script writing). It's also great fun and opens up some new thoughts and ideas about what could have happened. Personally, I love it. :)
Speaking of thinky. The ever thoughtful de_nugis
has presented two well written meta pieces on Season 9. Lying, consent and autonomy in S9
and Dean and Cain, with consideration of how 9.11 worked as a diptych.
This season has certainly created a lot of interesting chat (yay!).
And writing arguments isn't easy I imagine (not something I try very often). pocochina
points out some often seen problems: guide to classical logical fallacies as employed in fandom
. It's interesting reading. I maintain that some of us aren't professional writers and may not always employ sound arguing skills. It's worth knowing though and I think it's definitely an issue worth talking about.