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29th-Mar-2012 10:20 pm
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Feeling restless so posting some stuff...

I hate it when I have a vid idea and it just won't cooperate. I know the vid is in there but the editing is much more difficult than I first expected it to be. Sometimes that's great because it's a challenge but these days I just don't seem to have the time to really nut a vid out.

That said... because that wasn't working I turned to my vid prompts and am pleased to say I have done one and it was FUN! I think I'll only ever make 15sec vids from now on. ;)

Though I am thinking about signing up for the spn_bigpretzel's Sunny Side Video Challenge I think a happy SPN vid may be in order in the future....)

And now... because 7.17 WON'T LEAVE ME ALONE.... !!

Lucifer's end game was to kill Sam yeah? Keep him awake until his internal organs gave out. Maybe even drive him to suicide. Why? What's to be gained from that?

If the hallucination is a construct of Sam's psyche then Sam is (essentially) trying to kill himself. OR if it's actually Lucifer (who has somehow attached himself to either Sam's soul or somehow found a way to get a piece of him out of the cage and attach himself to Sam) then why would be want Sam dead?

I know there has been some interesting discussion about whether Lucifer is actually a hallucination or not. If he is only a hallucination I suppose it could just be Sam driving himself insane because hell memories will do that to you. If he's not then maybe if Sam dies it allows Lucifer to somehow be released. Once Sam's soul is free from his body it might allow Lucifer to walk the earth again. As much as it would be interesting if Lucifer was somehow "real", (and probably makes more sense in terms of being transferred to Castiel), I am suspecting Show hasn't been as complex as this. Which ever way they play it I hope we get some sort of explanation about how this works. If Castiel starts going "insane" I will be truly baffled. As I said in many of my comment replies...he's an angel. I'm not sure he would effect Cas the same way he effected Sam. But we shall see I suppose.

Aaaannnnyway. I wanted to share some pics and moments...

First up I have to share something hugemind spotted (posted at spnematography) YAY SHOW for being so awesome... \o/ I LOVE THIS!


I love this shot. The graffiti is almost psychedelic. I love the way "the scream" is framed in the light (BEHIND BARS!! \o/). In the background is high mesh fencing. With the the criss crossing light, the metal guarded lamp lights with and the wire fencing there's a real sense of confinement. Shadowing what's on the way for Sam.

There's just something about Sam's vulnerability here that I love. He's just helped Marin lose her ghost brother and he knows he's in trouble. He braces for being grabbed by orderlies. I loved that Sam's injuries weren't forgotten during the episode. He was often cradling his ribs. I'm not sure if they'll pick up directly after this episode in the next, but if they do I hope the ribs aren't forgotten. (Notice his fingers on his right hand are curled. I mention that because of this next shot...)

This shot really intrigued me. I wonder why they chose to show us Sam's torn fingers. It was as though he only just noticed them. As first I thought it was something he'd done to himself in the hospital but I figure they were torn up when he was hit by the car. Curious...

Ok. So I may have watched this scene a few too many times to mention. /o\ (well, come on! That ep was a hurt!Sam feast...!) The thing I love the most (other than Sam in white!) is Sam's "...my brother..." line when he realised what was about to happen. It was like he was checking if this was ok with Dean. It really was a double curse that Sam had to put up with demons in the psych ward AS WELL as a hunt AND his hallucinations. No such thing as dealing with one problem at a time.

I am curious what happened to the body of the guard after Cas burned the demon out through his eyes (there's no consideration for the possessed body on the Show any more is there?) Did Cas beam him out of there before Sam was wheeled back to his room? Hide him maybe? (Such a lot of loose ends at the very end. The paper work to have someone admitted or released must be massive...*handwaves*)

I'm having a love/hate relationship with Sam's hair this season. There are times it seems just a bit too long and there's are times like this - when it's falling in his face with a loose strand that's begging to be brushed aside by Dean. *guh* (and he's totally rocking the unshaven look...)

And speaking of rocking...Jared totally rocked sleep deprived Sam, who accepted his fate but still wanted to help another even though he was suffering. He was both vulnerable and brave - scared and fearless. He accepting his torture to the point that we could see he was no stranger to it. So sad really...

And now (told you I was restless...) a list of unresolved stuff so far..

* The Leviathans. We still don't know what they are up to exactly: Cancer cure? food experiments? world domination through money hungry corporations (no wonder they go unnoticed...)
* Bobby's numbers. The exact location of those numbers hasn't been discovered yet. Frank had the last 2 digits wrong. Or are they even co-ordinates?
* Frank? Dead or alive...
* Ghost!Bobby (what the..? Really curious about this one)
* State of Sam's brain now it's free from Lu
* State of Cas' brain now he has Lu on board (and what role will Cas play in the future smiting of the Big Bad...)
* Dean's state of mind just coping with EVERYTHING (drinking still an issue?)
* Meg's role...
* THE IMPALA! STILL IN THE CORNER! (Poor girl! Please come back.....*weeps*)
* Dare I mention... ADAM! (still a major loose end for me...)
* Will Cas be back in the trench coat? Will he ever get it clean?
* Will Cas' "wife" notice he's missing?

Ummm...what else? Amulet?...nah...that's a long forgotten token of brotherhood. I'm sure there's other stuff...

New ep soon! \o/ I tried to spoil myself but I chickened out...
29th-Mar-2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
On the fingernail shot. My son said he thought it was because of what the girl patient told Sam - that if he did not sleep his fingernails would fail out (as would his hair.) So my son thought this was showing that Sam's body was starting to fail. I'm not quite as sure as my son, the nails looked more like Sam had been digging at something. But I do notice on the small fingernail how cracked and dry they look - so it could be meant to show that Sam's body is starting to fail.

29th-Mar-2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
So my son thought this was showing that Sam's body was starting to fail

Oh yay! This is so brilliant! That actually makes sense. Even if it was from the accident, Sam might see it as his body breaking down.

Yes. Thank you. I KNEW there had to be a reason for that shot. It seemed too pointed to not mean anything.


Edited at 2012-03-29 02:31 pm (UTC)
29th-Mar-2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'm so sad that the Sunny Side vid challenge is scheduled right during the last push for editing Big Bangs. I know there at least a few people like me who are both vidders and writers, right? *woe*

Although, really, looking at the calendar, there are challenges going on CONSTANTLY. I guess there's really no free fannish blocks anymore.
30th-Mar-2012 08:06 am (UTC)
Yeah... I'm sure it will put some people off being so close to BB. As I don't write I won't have that issue, though time will still be one.../o\

I think I'll sign up - Sunshine Day by The Brady Bunch might just have my name on in...;)
29th-Mar-2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
This: "I tried to spoil myself but I chickened out..."

ME TOO! Ha ha ha ha :)

I was worrying about the Impala yesterday as well. Where is she? And do the boys transfer their "tools" from boot to boot? Dean carried that trench coat with him, from car to car, too? ewww.
Jared very nearly converted me into a Sam!girl this ep. I tell you, I loved his beard! But mostly, his performance really knocked it out of the park. Coloured me very impressed.
30th-Mar-2012 08:09 am (UTC)
Hey honey!! (hope you're doing well..)

The poor Impala. I would love to know exactly where she is. Under a tarp somewhere safe I hope! I'm surprised Dean isn't more worried about her. And yeah... EWWWW the coat.

Jared very nearly converted me into a Sam!girl this ep.

Woot! He really rocked it. He's come such a long way as an actor. I'm so proud of him.

29th-Mar-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
I've been wracking my brain for an idea for the sunnyside vid -- I can come up with lighthearted, but the 'sun' theme is kinda killing me.

* THE IMPALA! STILL IN THE CORNER! (Poor girl! Please come back.....*weeps*)
*weeps with you*
30th-Mar-2012 08:10 am (UTC)
Yeah... finding a song that fits will be the tricky part. I'm thinking I might go completely corny. Not sure yet...

POOR GIRL!! :((( No one to love her...
29th-Mar-2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I definitely think the fingernails was from lack of sleep. Like the girl said your fingernails and hair will start to fall out and I think that was a shot to show Sam his body is failing him.

I think it's interesting to talk about how since Lucifer is a hallucination it's really just Sam. Especially when Lucifer was helping with the case, but then it was really just Sam. I always say it's because his brain and subconscious are all over the place he can't focus correctly and he can't be as quick on his feet with thinking so he projected Lucifer as something to focus all his thought in.

I also think a lot of his hallucination is actual memory of Lucifer himself, I think you would have to have some recollection of knowledge of how he acts and what he says to hallucinate him. I really don't think Sam would hallucinate Lucifer singing if he had the power, In actually think Lucifer acted like that in the pit with Sam. I think a lot of it is Sam just remembering Lucifer from the pit.

I think Frank isn't dead. I have two theories. A) He faked his own death because he's really paranoid or B) He was taken by the Leviathans

Why? Because Frank was too smart and paranoid just to be caught off guard. I think the Leviathans may have him because Frank knows alot and can find out alot and can be used to their advantage to some degree.
30th-Mar-2012 10:39 am (UTC)
I think the idea that his subconscious is all over the place is interesting and I like that idea.

I definitely think this is what Lucifer would have been like in the pit. I can see that this is his memory of him - which begs the question...how will Cas see him? If it's how Sam remembers him then Cas will be getting Sam's memories....

I'm not convinced Frank is dead. I think he may well turn up as a Leviathan.... hmmm...

we shall see!

29th-Mar-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure what the fingernail shot was aiming for - either yes, Sam's nails were crumbling like his body - but I did wonder if that was more of something in his mind as that doesn't actually happen does it? Then I wondered if Sam had been put in the restraints because in the time he was off camera he had a total meltdown and tore his hands to shreds, which, yeah, sucks not filming it guys. *shrug* not sure really, but wasn't it a nice detail? Scruffy Sam was definitely a delight - not often they take the razors away....mmmm.

Vid challenge - I'm tempted, I've never done one before, I have a possible song, so that's one point in favour. However I haven't been able to face even opening my vid prog lately, so even if I sign up, chances are I'll default - just don't know what's wrong with me and vidding lately - I'm beginning to think I've dried up and shrivelled away. *cries*
29th-Mar-2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Sod it, I signed up, *facepalm* - no good sitting here crying about it - time to get a move on or move on out...
30th-Mar-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
The nails intrigued me and I like the idea that he is seeing his body fall apart. When I first saw it I thought it was something he had done to himself whilst being restrained, but it didn't make a lot of sense really...

I'm beginning to think I've dried up and shrivelled away. *cries*


Though I know the feeling. I been finding it hard also. But it will come back hun.

And yay vid challenge! I'm glad you signed up. I am going to as well. I have an idea (I think!) ....I just have to find a suitable song with "sun" in the title. :)

30th-Mar-2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh great we can both whine together! Hee! I'm pretty sure on the track I picked to use, I've already done my favourite Beatles track and the boys back together on the road, so not sure what direction this one will take, but just getting something done would be a wonderful step.

Most of the "sun" ones on my playlist are angst filled - well, most of my playlist is angst filled, but if you want another suggestion or two I'll put my thinking cap on for you.

'Pleasant Valley Sunday' - The Monkees?
'Was a Sunny Day' - Paul Simon?
'Bring me sunshine' - Morecambe and Wise?
'Bring in the Sun' - David Essex? - but that's a bit long at 4.40 - don't know about you but I expect I'll be trimming the song to keep it short and sweet.

29th-Mar-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
The things I don't notice /o\ I saw The Scream reference made at spnematography and was just... WOWWWW!

And that 4th cap you've included is brilliant.
30th-Mar-2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
I missed that piece of graffiti also. I was far too busy watching Sam. But after I saw that I thought how neat it was.

galwithglasses has just posted a recap looking at all sort of interesting stuff in the ep (like how much glass is broken and how many times the shots are framed through windows...). I think you'd like it.

30th-Mar-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Ooh, ta. I definitely missed that due to LJ's penchant for hiding posts.
30th-Mar-2012 05:15 am (UTC)
That black and white cap of Sam is gorgeous.

Will Cas ever get the coat clean? Will Daphne realize Cas is missing?

Dean pulled that coat out of the lake and stuck the thing bloody and wet in the truck. You'd have to think it grew mold and other unsavory things. It's just got to reek. I'm surprised he could even unfold it to put it on.

Daphne will notice when Em doesn't show up for yoga. I figure this is where Cas started down the road to Zen stoner future!Cas.

I'd add a question about Crowley to your list. What's he up to?

Did they ice George? He was only here to help.

Did Sam get any sleep? Did he get something other than chocolate bars to eat? I can live on them but I don't recommend it.

Two more days!
30th-Mar-2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Daphne will notice when Em doesn't show up for yoga. I figure this is where Cas started down the road to Zen stoner future!Cas.

Ha! Of course...makes perfect sense...

And yes! Crowley. I knew I missed someone. I'd love to know what part he will play in the future.

I hope Sam got some sleep. I would love it if the next ep started with Sam sleeping. I really don't want it to be weeks later and he's all fine and well. I'd love to see him getting (and enjoying) some well needed rest.

One one now! :D

30th-Mar-2012 11:58 am (UTC)
Bobby's numbers. The exact location of those numbers hasn't been discovered yet. Frank had the last 2 digits wrong. Or are they even co-ordinates?

I was just thinking about this yesterday. I'll be really disappointed if that was a continuity error and doesn't get referred to again!

Counting down... 13 hours to air time, maybe 15 or 16 hours for us!
30th-Mar-2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Those numbers HAVE to be referenced again. Surely...

I'd love the boys to somehow figure it out what the real numbers mean.

Not long now! (and I won't be able to make it tomorrow unfortunately. Just too much to do here...:(( )

30th-Mar-2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
Ooooh Simone's rec was a good one - I'd almost pay good money to see that one. :D

Also? I do not care for Sam's hair at all lately - it's too long and shaggy for me. Why cover that beautiful face?

Also, on an unrelated topic: I bought a Team Dean tshirt to wear in Rome for JIB. Why does that make me all giddy like a stupid teenager? I AM EXCITED!! We leave three weeks from today. \o/

Edited at 2012-03-30 01:54 pm (UTC)
30th-Mar-2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
Simone's rec? Ack..my memory...

I have to admit I have a thing for long, shaggy hair. But I like it best when it's all messy and sexy, rather than combed back. It has been pretty long this season though.

Yay Team Dean tshirt for Rome! HOW EXCITING! I know you guys will have an awesome time! \o/
30th-Mar-2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
Simone's rec? Ack..my memory...

Eeep! I meant vid prompt, not rec. Ack...my train of thought. lol

Well, yes, there's something to be said for having enough hair to yank hold of. *cracks up* But for my personal preference I prefer it shorter. Like Jensen's for example. He has plenty you can grab hold of but not too much to cover his beautiful face.

I cannot wait! My excitement is gonna kill me before then.
30th-Mar-2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Oooh. I love 'the scream' thing. That's amazing.

Lucifer's end game was to kill Sam yeah? Keep him awake until his internal organs gave out. Maybe even drive him to suicide. Why? What's to be gained from that?

I think, whether Lucifer is purely a hallucination or really there, it's a means of hammering home to Sam that there's no escape. Right now he's alive - and he could contemplate suicide, or he could just die from physical exhaustion. But then what? It's his soul that's damaged, not his body. I don't think dying would help. And once he was dead, there would be nothing left to do. That would be Lucifer's victory: demonstrating that Sam was completely in his power, alive, dead, in heaven or hell.
31st-Mar-2012 12:55 am (UTC)
It's SO cool isn't it?! (yay show!)

And... OH GOD...that is so depressing. But perfect also...

I keep forgetting that it's his soul that's damaged and not just his head.

And, if I remember correctly, when Lucifer first appeared he told Sam that he was still in the cage and what he was seeing was a construct - a game Lucifer was playing. Another torture. So it's really all part of that whole torture.

Poor Sam...

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