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In celebration of #CroatoanDay 
2nd-Aug-2014 08:45 am
Winchester is Cioming
I really did love The End (5.04) and Croatoan (2.09). I remember after Croatoan aired fandom complained (quite a bit!) about it not making sense. That this virus was introduced without any follow up (what did it mean that sam was immune? etc). And there it was, 3 seasons later with a full explanation. Looking back, it's great to see how many of the episodes tied into the 5 year story arc. It also remains my favourite Jensen episode of all time. His acting was top shelf. And even though Sam didn't appear much, he had a huge impact when he did.

I made this vid. I remember wanting to look at the reasons why Sam ended up becoming Lucifer's vessel (also, The Doors' "This is the End" song wouldn't leave me alone!). I also wanted to twist it a little by suggesting that actually this is how it ended. :(

I think this episode serves as a reminder of what happens if they they fail to "keep each other human". It's still a very strong theme, even now. In fact, I'd say more now than ever.

It's been lovely to see all the Croatoan celebration posts around. Fandom can be pretty damn positive when it wants to be. :)
2nd-Aug-2014 01:04 am (UTC)
Purple pompoms for positivity in fandom! :D
2nd-Aug-2014 10:50 am (UTC)
Yay pom poms! Amazing to see all the work people have done! :))
2nd-Aug-2014 01:22 am (UTC)
I'm gonna be SUPER sad if demon!Dean doesn't get any good dialogue this season, it's the insightful, clever speeches that really made all the past demon nemeses great.
2nd-Aug-2014 02:53 am (UTC)
My favorite black-eyed Dean in the show is the hallucinated one in Dream a Little Dream of Me. If S10 Dean is close to that I'll be creeped out, happily.
2nd-Aug-2014 10:51 am (UTC)
I really hope for that also. Dean would be awesome with some great, cutting dialogue. He'll say stuff that he might have been holding back on also...It could get pretty nasty (and insightful).
2nd-Aug-2014 01:35 am (UTC)
Happy Croatoan Day, huh? (We are such a freaky fandom. :)) Fantastic job, though; I have SO much admiration (and jealousy) for vidders, babe!
2nd-Aug-2014 10:53 am (UTC)
Haha! We sure are. I love that we are celebrating a moment in an episode that is today. :)

And thanks! I have SO much admiration for writers and artists. <33
2nd-Aug-2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Nice vid, and look at Samifer. I can't get enough of him!
2nd-Aug-2014 10:54 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) He owned the screen did our Samifer!
2nd-Aug-2014 08:07 am (UTC)
Yes yes perfect song is perfect! And I was amazed at the enthusiasm in Fandom today - I went on tumblr to try and find the source of the Croatoan gif that went round with the virus, but after paging down for a full 30 minutes through Croatoan posts, I gave up!
2nd-Aug-2014 10:57 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I haven't been on tumblr much today - but I did see quite a few Croatoan related posts in the short time I was there. Hmmm - there must be some source somewhere for that gif - I've seen it around quite a bit.
2nd-Aug-2014 11:00 am (UTC)
I know, I felt bad sharing it without giving credit!
2nd-Aug-2014 10:06 am (UTC)
It's been lovely to see all the Croatoan celebration posts around. Fandom can be pretty damn positive when it wants to be. :)

What I love most about fandom is the fact that small, large, silly or deep, we put our mind to it and it gets done :D

Great post hun :)
2nd-Aug-2014 10:57 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh yes! There are times we are a force to be reckoned with. It's great when we see it being a positive force. :))

2nd-Aug-2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, thank you for the trip back down memory lane, o dear Mme Vidding Queen, just one look at Samnifer and I already can feel a fresh load of goose pimples ante portas.

And who am I, not seconding you to your, "It also remains my favourite Jensen episode of all time. His acting was top shelf." sentences??

Yes, those were the days, when we could nod at each other with a knowingly grin and doing the chorus, "in Kripke we trust."
*retro sigh*

Have a good weekend, hun. ;)
2nd-Aug-2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
Awesome vid, my friend. Truly one of the great elements of the famous (and seemingly defunct) five year myth arc. That and the amulet - worn since the pilot, explained in season 3 - made me love the show so damn fiercely at the time. It was fabulous seeing all the Croatoan posts on Tumblr and LJ yesterday.
3rd-Aug-2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
Fab vid! The song really adds such a disturbing quality to already creepy images. Nicely done!

It's great to be reminded how awesome and unique our fandom is. I'm a little late but happy Croatoan day!
3rd-Aug-2014 06:32 pm (UTC)
more wonderful trips down memory lane <3. i did watch The End on that friday. its eerie that that future episode is where spn is in the present or will be soon .....

Edited at 2014-08-03 06:33 pm (UTC)
3rd-Aug-2014 07:00 pm (UTC) - This is the End
A good choice alright, and fitting for where the last season ended.
13th-Aug-2014 03:57 am (UTC)
Yes, it's totally about what happens if they fail to "keep each other human." That's a really great vid, hon. <3
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