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let’s be positive: 11x13

There are times when the best compliment I can give a MOTW episode is that it served its purpose. That is the case with ‘Love Hurts’. While there wasn’t any big revelations about the mytharc, I found it enjoyable regardless and loved that ending! 

The first scene with Sam and Dean was too funny. Dean eating the leftover Chinese food and then spitting it out was too great, and I applaud Jensen’s comedic timing. 

While the curse was interesting, Dean taking it was really clever. It was a good lead-in to the creature taking on Amara’s image and finally forcing Dean to vocalize the clear connection he has with Amara, wanted or not. 

Amara’s form is actually the biggest point I want to talk about. I feel like people are forgetting that Amara is the Mark. Amara is the thing that Dean was connected to for a season and a half, and if we’re looking at canon, still is connected to. When the Mark left his arm, it didn’t leave Dean fully. 

Amara’s pull over Dean being his ‘deepest, darkest desire’ is actually brilliant. When Dean had the Mark, I believe there was a quote about how Dean almost enjoyed the pull it had over him (possibly from 9x16? The one with that creepy guy, Magnus?) Anyway, unless I’m wrong (and confusing canon with fanfiction again), Dean liking the pull from the Mark early on is a deep, dark desire of his. Now that Amara is the manifestation of that, it is not far fetched that she would be the form that the creature took. 

In case people were still confused, this episode made it loud and clear: AMARA AND DEAN ARE NOT ENDGAME. While Dean’s ‘desire’ is for the Mark, he doesn’t want it to be. In fact, it isn’t even really Dean who is feeling this way. Amara’s control over what Dean feels when he is around her is absolute and terrifying. It is not romantic, or is ever going to be romantic. It is supposed to be unsettling, and the interaction between Dean and “creature” Amara really reinforced that to the viewing audience. 

Finally, Dean not lying to Sam about who the creature took on is BIG. For the past few seasons, we’ve seen Sam and Dean lying to each other. It looks like the writers are really trying to put the brothers on the same team, and Dean admitting that he cannot take out Amara and entrusting that to Sam is amazing. I’m very glad that Dean is talking to Sam and Cas (or, who he thinks is Cas) about Amara and not trying to fight it on his own. 

Next week: DEAN IN A NAVY UNIFORM. SAM AND LUCIFER!CAS INTERACT. Crowley on a leash? It is gonna be good, people! 

let's be positive; a look at 10x07

Okay guys, I want to start posting every week things I liked about the episode. Even though I’ve noticed a decline in negativity lately, it is still out there and I’d like to spread a little positivity to balance it out.

I believe this episode just goes to prove that promos are meant to be misleading. I just watched the episode and it was nothing like what I was expecting. Berens was right when he pointed out that the promo from last week was not an exact portrayal of what would occur in the episode.

That being said, I loved the development in this episode. I’m enjoying the fact that we are not focused on a “big bad” this season and are instead exploring individual storylines, and I think this was a great episode for that.

I loved the work Berens did with Hannah’s character in this episode. The struggles she experienced between figuring out what desires were her own or Caroline’s was great for the character, and I appreciate the decision that Hannah made after the confrontation with Caroline’s husband, even though I am going to miss Hannah a lot. This is also a great lead into the Novak storyline that is going to be explored in the midseason finale.

Rowena is also a great new addition to the show. Her character is fun and manipulative, and the fact that she’s Crowley’s mother is going to be a great arc for him later on. [Also I’d like to pridefully point out that I totally called that Rowena was Crowley’s mother back when her character was first announced, and I’m really glad I was right.] I personally enjoyed that she brought down that brothel the demons were running and took out Raul in a really disgusting way, but I digress. Also, Rowena being a witch is a lot more interesting than her being a demon, and this is the first time they are going to dig into witch lore for a whole arc. I think it’s going to be interesting to watch it play out.

And finally, we cannot forget our two brothers and the confrontation with Cole. Again, another great move by Berens. Cole throwing holy water on Dean was great comic relief from an otherwise dark episode, and the follow up with Dean explaining what happened to Cole’s father was great. Also, the fact that Dean was looking at Sam when he talked about how the people he loves brought him out of the fire was brilliant, and you have got to love the brother feelings!

However, Dean’s talk about how he’s going to die at the barrel of a gun was heartbreaking, and I enjoyed that Sam was able to see past Dean’s comment of “I was just telling him what he needed to hear.” It will be an interesting premise to the next few episodes.

Next week we’re looking at Sheriff Jody and Sheriff Donna in an episode Carver described as their version of “The Heat”. I’m so excited because I adore both of these ladies, and I’ve always wanted them to work with one another. Also, if this goes well maybe it will turn into talks for a spinoff? Probably not, but a girl can dream.

Berens is up there on my list of favorite writers, and I’m very pleased with this episode.

let’s be positive; a look at 10x20

ANGEL HEART GUYS. I AM FULL OF FEELINGS SO LET’S GET TO IT. 

*OMG THE OPENING THOUGH?! Amelia thinking about Jimmy in heaven and everytime she wakes up it is a dream?! Nope.

*Claire is a BA. That is all. 

*The boys coming to help Cas? Yeah, I needed that. 

*Okay, I know not everyone who follows me is a Destiel shipper, but that episode was visual fanfiction for us. If you aren’t a fan of the ship, move on to the next asterisk. If you are, then let’s go for a journey though 10x20, children!

            * BASICALLY DEAN AND CAS ARE DADS IT IS CONFIRMED. 
            * They went and got Claire a birthday gift like YES PLEASE. 
            * Cas is totally the rule dad while Dean is the cool dad. 
            * They were together for the entire episode and were only separated for                 a little bit thank you Robbie for this gift. 
            * Omg when Dean talked Cas up to Claire? YES. [Also Robbie is getting               hate for this on Twitter so send him love if you can please and thank!]
            * Destiel was everywhere, like glitter. I love it. 

* Cas getting Claire a grumpy cat from ‘Hot Topical’. 

* Sam teaching Claire about hacking credit cards like the cool uncle.

* The bonding between both Dean and Claire was gold. I also love the nod to Kathryn and Jensen both being golfers with the mini golf!

* WHEN CLAIRE FINDS AMELIA AND EXPECTS TO BLOW UP AT HER BUT BREAKS DOWN INSTEAD F E E L I N G S. 

* That whole scene in the barn was FULL OF FEELINGS LIKE I DIDN’T NEED THEM ROBBIE THANKS. 

*THE REUNION OF JIMMY AND AMELIA IN HEAVEN. AMEILA TALKING ABOUT CLAIRE. AGAIN, I DIDN’T NEED THE FEELINGS OVER THIS. 

* JODY’S HOME FOR WAYWARD DAUGHTERS. EXCUSE ME BUT I THINK THIS CALLS FOR A spin off spin off sPIN OFF. Throw in Donna and Charlie too, will ya?

* The ending with Claire telling Dean to look after Cas?! Again, FEELS. 

* It was amazing. Favorite episode since Fan Fiction! 

Next week, it looks like it is all out until the finale! Book of the Damned is back in play, Charlie is back, and it looks like Rowena is up to no good. It’s gonna be great!

let’s be positive: 11x10-11x11

OMGGGGGGGG. I didn’t get to make a post last week about 11x10, so I will add it in here with my recap/favorite parts from 11x11. 

11x10: 

  • There was a ton I loved about this episode. Sam in the Cage with Lucifer? Billie the Reaper is back and reading comics like a boss? Dean going back to hell to save Sam? CAS BABYING DEAN WHEN HE GETS SICK FROM THE SMITING?! BRILLIANT. 
  • Mark Pellegrino was brilliant as Lucifer. It is like no time has passed at all, and he picked up the character right where he left off. 
  • Going through the old “failures” of Sam was nOT COOL, LUCI. Beside the fact that it could be argued that these are not failures at all, but times of strength, nobody talks bad about my tiny son. NOT EVEN AN ANGEL OF THE LORD. 
  • Unpopular opinion, but Ambriel was really adorable and I loved her glasses (until she told Cas he was expendable, because HE IS NOT.)
  • “My brother always had horrible taste in men.” Enough said. 
  • The fight in the Cage was amazing. Sam, Dean, and Cas all fought valiantly, but alas, Cas still says ‘yes’ to Lucifer and becomes a vessel. FEELINGS. 
  • Rowena, as always, was my perfect witch queen. Just too bad that she got, y’know, ended by Lucifer. NOT OKAY. 
  • Everyone’s acting was top notch, but special applause for Misha for taking on Mark’s mannerisms perfectly. 
  • A very good episode overall. I just wish that Rowena got to live :(

11x11: 

  • EVERYTHING. ROBBIE THOMPSON IS THE KING OF THE WRITING ROOM AND DESERVES A TON OF AWARDS FOR THIS EPISODE
  • First off, we get transported to Ireland which is one of my fave places in the world. It looks beautiful and I love their accents, okay? A woman comes forward and banishes the banshee before it can take her daughter, and therefore begins a line of ladies kicking tail in this episode. 
  • Mildred was too funny and her comments were absolutely brilliant. Hitting on Dean was too hilarious and telling Eileen that she’s too old to climb a tree got me laughing. It was good comic relief from the heavy parts of the episode. 
  • A DEAF CHARACTER WHO HUNTS, AND HER DEAFNESS ISN’T THE FOCUS. One of the biggest problems in TV is that a disabled character only revolves around their disability, but this was not the case with Eileen. She was a trained hunter, and deafness was only one of the many things they touched on about her. Once it was established, it wasn’t really brought up again besides for when necessary (aka, explaining how the banshee attacked her and her parents as a child and that’s how Eileen lost her hearing and Mildred asking to practice signing with her.)
  • Lucifer trying to play Cas was actually really interesting. At first, he’s terrible at it. His voice is too inflected and he needs to think about fooling people. Even after the fact, he wasn’t perfect and it is known that Dean didn’t exactly buy the act. Lucifer needs to be glad that Sam just wrote it off and got Dean to write it off too, because I feel like Dean wouldn’t have left it alone until he knew for sure otherwise. 
  • DEAN AND CAS TALKING ABOUT DEAN’S CONNECTION TO AMARA. I also found this interesting. Dean admits that the connection between them terrifies him, because he was indeed attracted to her. Romantic or not, this is very intriguing. Think about it. Amara is the epitome of the Mark. Dean wore that damned Mark on his arm for a season and a half. It’s off his arm, but he continues to be connected to it. Amara’s got a little bit of control over him, but not total control. I think this will come into play later with Dean finally being able to break the connection for good, but I don’t know what will happen first. 
  • LADIES. LADIES LADIES LADIES. Ladies were the real heroes of this episode. Eileen’s mom traps the banshee when she was a baby. Mildred traps it again, and Eileen takes it out for good.  The boys had nothing to do with it, besides painting on the sigils and getting the golden blades, but even then Eileen was the one who knew about the sigils in the first place. 
  • Robbie never disappoints, ever. I love his episodes and I loved this one.

We get lots of women next week, too! Jody, Alex, and Claire are back and it is gonna be GREAT.

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This is as good as I could get them to look. Bird and bear parts don’t really exist in too large or too manipulable a capacity. Oval shaped stickers would be a godsend if they were included in LBP3, as well, because finding proper stickers in proper shapes was difficult.

My PS3 didn’t shut down while making them, either, and the only thing I did differently was run the PS3 through the HDMI cable instead of the standard cable because it won’t project through any of my standard ones anymore, but that really makes no sense. Either way, I’m glad.

Happy Announcement!!!

It’s a new month, and This Saturday (August 9th) is the second Saturday of the month. Oh man, it’s here already!!! Where is the time going?

For those of you who follow our blog avidly, you will know that means it’s Tiny Chat Saturday!!!!!

Our rules are the same, there will be NO NUDITY, NO ALCOHOL USE, and NO DRUG USE while on camera.

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This chat is 18+ ONLY, since it’s our blog rule AND Tiny Chats rule. 

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The room will be password protected this time, we will post the link to the room AND the password 15 minutes before the beginning of the Tiny Chat session. 

It will be held at 10pm EST. If you don’t know what time that will be in your time zone PLEASE do a google search and check for yourself. 

Caregivers, littles, ABDLs, and any one in the Caregiver/little dynamic is welcome!!! All we ask is that you please do not use this opportunity to “hook up” with a little. It’s ok to hold conversations but do not cross a line.

Also if you are in the room and someone messages you inappropriately PLEASE inform us so that we can ban them from the room.

We have a 1 strike and your out policy. Once you are banned you will be banned permanently. 

Because of a glitch last time with someone getting banned who shouldn’t have been we cleared our ban list. But we will not hesitate to ban anyone who breaks our rules.

This is meant to help people make friends and enjoy an evening of like minded folks. 

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