lemings

I’ll be critical of authentically bad writing as much as the next person, but I see two phenomena after episodes written by Buckner and Ross-Leming:

- the Plot Hole Hunt. People start pointing at everything calling it a plot hole, eventually someone proves that it’s not a plot hole, in the meanwhile the post gets notes and everyone chants plot hole

- people seem afraid of saying they enjoyed the episode or scenes/characterizations/lines/etc in it, almost like they expect to be criticized unless they start with expressions like “I don’t like Bucklemming but…..” 

Those writers might not be the best and their worst is pretty bad, but they have made some good stuff too. Possibly nothing as memorable and iconic as other writers have done, but they have written enjoyable episodes and some very interesting arcs and scenes (I don’t care if it was all them or the showrunner(s) helped, it’s not really relevant).

Let’s not be afraid of saying that something about their episodes wasn’t bad. It’s okay. They’re not monsters.

hollywoodreporter.com
How the 'Supernatural' Premiere Sets Up a Different Season 13
OCTOBER 12, 2017 6:00pm PT by Sydney Bucksbaum

“The feeling of the first episode is a little different from our usual whiz-bang storytelling with lots of effects,” Buckner told THR along with a small group of reporters. “The feeling of sadness and the feeling of loss, that doesn’t go away. We don’t bounce back from it right away. To take our time and explore how you work your way out of that is an interesting thing for us.”

Eugenie-Ross said that because it’s the 13th season, the producers had to figure out a way to go deeper with the brothers and the journey they’ve been on for more than a decade. Things had gotten too comfortable, which is why the premiere had “a reflective quality to it.” And although viewers know that Castiel is coming back and their mother is alive (albeit trapped in an alternate Hell world with Lucifer himself), Sam and Dean don’t.

“It influences particularly Dean’s state of mind,” Buckner said. “Both the guys have had to rebound from stuff over and over and just shake it off and go on with the family business, and this overwhelming loss at the start of the season is something that Dean just can’t dig his way out of.”

Losing essentially every ally they have signals a deep psychological shift in Dean that has only been explored in small doses before, like with his alcoholism and eschewing any kind of real romantic connection. “It’s another nail in the coffin about the loss of hope,” Eugenie-Ross said. “He has to come up with a reason to have purpose. Every battle he feels like he’s swimming backwards. You just feel that there is this growing hopelessness and futility to his existence, that could lead to certain kind of nihilism. For him, it’s a personal loss but it’s also a cosmic loss of what’s the point of being here when you scream at the wilderness and get nothing back.”

Dean has always been a deeply flawed character, shooting first and asking questions later, but Sam has always been able to balance his older brother out. Padalecki explained that’s because Sam believes he’s good with “everything that’s happened, all the wrong roads he’s taken.” However, the divide between how they each handle loss and defeat has never been wider than it is now, and that will “lead to conflict” between the brothers.

“Sam still has this optimism, this hope,” Padalecki said. “Whereas Dean, especially in this episode, he’s concerned that he is not, everything’s going wrong. Sam takes the optimistic route and Dean is nihilistic and pessimistic. Sam sometimes creates his own carrot on the stick to go after. The way he grieves seems to be, ‘I’m going to try to focus on this.’”

While “Sam is forced to be put in the position of being the cheerleader because profound grief can create such inertia,” according to Buckner, “[Dean] needs a big piece of hope, he just needs some indication, some little light at the end of the tunnel to show that it’s not all as dark as he thinks it is. He just has no lifelines left at this point.”

Season 13 - What we know so far!

The Season 13 spoiler sheet will get up and running right before shooting starts and, but until then, this is out place holder. So without further ado, here’s what we know about season 13. 

Information is listed newest first! Last updated: July 3

  • Jensen, Jared, and Misha will all be appearing at San Diegc Comic Con on July 23.
  • Shooting begins July 12 and goes until April 19th. Prep started June 26.
  • Whereas most seasons have 184 shooting days, this season will only have 179. This is due to the animated episode only requiring a few days of live shooting.
  • The production office reopened on June 19.
  • Kim and Briana have seen a script from next season, and Kim tweeted to Kathryn Newton about seeing her “a lot” soon - this may be the Wayward Daughters episode we’ve all wanted. Considering that j2 said at Phoenix that they have not seen scripts yet, this may be a script from last season that was bumped to season 13.
    • Andrew Dabb hinted that something related to Claire may be revealed closer to San Diego Comic Con
    • UPDATE: A backdoor pilot for Wayward Sisters in confirmed for season 13 with a script from Robert Berens and Andrew Dabb
  • Season 13 will premier on October 12. The day and timeslot - Thursday at 8pm, remains the same as the second half of season 12.
  • There will be an Animated SCOOBY DOO crossover episode. No I’m not making this up. (x) It will be written by Jeremy Adams and Jim Krieg. Jared, Jensen AND MISHA have already recorded their voice parts. This will be episode 16. (x)
  • Returning Cast:
    • Here’s what we knew about Mark Sheppard and Misha in Season 13 as of May 19. old
    • Misha Collins: On May 20, Jared lets slip that Misha is going to be in the Scooby Doo episode so we WILL GET MISHA/CAS Back. Misha confirmed this on twitter. (x)
    • Mark Sheppard: Conversely, it does not look like Mark Sheppard is coming back. (x) Update: Mark S is not returning as a season regular. (x) Mark has stated there are no plans at all for him to come back to Supernatural.
    • Mark Pellegrino: No solid information, but return in season 13 is likely.
    • Samantha Smith: No solid information, but return in season 13 is likely. 
    • Ruth Connell: No information.
    • Kim, Briana, Kathryn and Katherine: Kim mentioned at Asylum 18 that something was in the works for Season 13, involving them. This was repeated at JIB con by Briana and she mentioned it would be “All four of us” and it might be Next year so, this could be in 2018. (x) Kim and Briana mentioned something similar in Germany.
    • The Nephilim - Jack - is played by Alexander Calvert.
  • Richard Speight Jr. is once again directing 2 episodes.
  • Jensen is NOT directing. It was the plan but he had to pull out because of the brewery opening. :(
  • Something for season 13 was already shot during the shooting of episode 22!  Update: not shot, but recorded - the dialogue for the Scooby Doo episode!
  • The writers returned to start work on the season on May 15.
  • The writing staff is unchanged from season 12: Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer are showrunners, writers: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming, Robert Berens, Meredith Glynn, Steve Yockey, Davy Perez, John Bring (writers assistant, occasional writer).
  • Will  23 episodes.
  • Supernatural was renewed for season 13 on January 8, 2017.

Other resources: 

I’ll keep this updated as new info bleeds out, but I anticipate May and June to be pretty quiet on that front. As always - if you see something, send it my way

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Supernatural Episode 12.13 “Family Feud”
SAM AND DEAN ASK ROWENA TO FIND CROWLEY’S SON – When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) look into a murder at a museum, they learn a ghost from a merchant ship that sunk in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. After realizing “The Star” was the same ship that Crowley’s (Mark A. Sheppard) son Gavin McLeod (guest star Theo Devaney) should have been aboard, they enlist help from Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) to track Gavin down. Kelly Kline (guest star Courtney Ford), still pregnant with Lucifer’s child, takes refuge with a demon after an angel attempts to kill her. PJ Pesce directed the episode written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming (#1213). Original airdate 2/23/2107.

Que azar
nascer mulher
furar a orelha
usar cor de rosa
lavar a louça
limpar a casa
lavar a roupa
chegar na escola e ter vergonha
dos peitinhos que crescem
e o parente que espia atrás da porta e diz
não tenha vergonha deles
um sutiã com bojo para aumentá-los
um lápis preto no olho porque
as maravilhosas da televisão usam
e de repente é puta
porque beijou um menino na festinha americana
e no outro fim de semana beijou outro
e de repente está bebada
na cama de um sexo masculino
-Acho melhor a gente parar.
-Calma, deixa eu finalizar.
Primeiro namorado, levantou a mão para dar um soco, abaixou em seguida.
Ô delícia! Ô gostosa! Deixa eu meter nessa bucetinha.
e no transporte coletivo com o ônibus lotado roçam o pau na sua bunda.
e numa balada playboy passam a mão na sua bunda.
e aí o parceiro se recusa a usar camisinha, ela cede
menstruação atrasada, desespero, ansiedade, estresse,
enlouquece.
compra o remédio abortivo, a menstruação desce
o sangue? É sujo.
o corpo? É dela.
e o parente
-Você não vai se maquiar? Parece uma sapatão.
-E essa roupa? Parece uma mulamba.
-Passa um batom, bota um salto, se arruma, minha filha.
-Que homem vai te querer vestida desse jeito?
-Mulheres nojentas, essas que não se depilam.
-Você vai sozinha? É muito perigoso, você é mulher.
É retirada do estabelecimento por amamentar em público
ninguém mandou fazer, na hora foi gostoso não?
e num papo sobre sexo com as amigas descobre que
uma delas, aos 29 anos, nunca teve orgasmo
e que o abuso é calado
e que outra toma anticoncepcional
para que o parceiro não precise usar camisinha
porque hoje em dia as doses de hormônios são muito baixas
e é completamente seguro para saúde das mulheres
(disse o doutor)
e para o estado
ter você sob controle
e que tenha vergonha do seu corpo imperfeito
e que se afunde no salão de beleza, na academia e no shake
e que seja frágil, para não conseguir andar
e que consuma muito para não conseguir pensar
porque hoje em dia querem lhe roubar até o parto natural
porque o assunto veio a tona na mídia virtual
porque caiu no enem
porque as mulheres estão se unindo
porque a violência existe escancarada
porque está na hora de um basta
porque o assunto vai ser sempre tratado com desprezo e chacota
por machos-alfas que estão perdendo o posto e vão dizer:
-Machismo não existe!
-Feminismo para que? Bando de mal comidas.
e esquecem das próprias mães.
—  Caroline Lemes.
How To File A Complaint with the CW

So, I got some asks and submission about this yesterday after my rant about the Bucklemming episode. I have returned with information for those of you who wish to complain like me.

Snail Mail:
The CW Television Network
3300 W. Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505
Email:
feedback@CWTV.com

There are also addresses for local CW stations in most cities, but I’m not sure sending letters to them would have any impact, as they don’t really impact what programming happens. Please consider this option as the network doesn’t necessarily read your tagged tweets or Tumblr complaints. We need to contact them directly at their office if we have any hope of righting the wrongs done to the show.

In your letters, I suggest directing complaints to Robert Singer, Brad Buckner, and Eugenie Ross-Leming.

I do not suggest writing a novel for your complaint, either. They won’t read it. Be succinct, direct, and polite. Treat it like a business letter. Send lots of complaints. Get everyone you know to send complaints. And keep sending them as often as you can until we get answers. If you’d like help, here’s an example of the complaint I wrote. Feel free to use and modify it at your discretion:

I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with how the producers and writers of Supernatural, most specifically the writing duo Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming, are handling the show. Many long-time fans, such as myself, are becoming increasingly disgusted with how these two writers are, frankly, interfering with the show’s success. Buckner and Ross-Leming continually pen offensive themes such as needless rape mentions and female degradation and call it “plot.” They have also gone as far as to kill off beloved characters for no discernible reason. Examples include Kevin (POC), Charlie (LGBTQ+), and most recently Eileen (deaf). A large portion of the fandom finds these actions to be harmful to the show as a whole. We are aware that Supernatural is a horror show, and also that character death is a given. However, these characters are important for minorities and those of us who identify with their strength and dignity. Buckner and Ross-Leming not only consistently undermine the fans and the characters, they disregard fan concerns and take pleasure in angering us. For such a prolific show, writers should do better than this. I am not suggesting that fans should have creative control over a show, but that the writers should understand the show and its important themes and characters. Buckner and Ross-Leming most certainly do not. A show such as Supernatural should not have to succeed in spite of its writers, but in the case of  Buckner and Ross-Leming, that is exactly what it’s doing. Viewership numbers, episode rankings, and social media trends support the claim that Buckner and Ross-Leming are negatively impacting an otherwise fantastic show. Therefore, it seems reasonable that they should be replaced by writers who understand and love the show as much as the rest of the crew. Please consider this going forward. Supernatural is a TV phenomenon that deserves better than what it’s getting from two writers who appear determined to ruin it.

EPISODE DESCRIPTION 
“The Rising Son”
WHAT EVIL THIS WAY COMES… — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) begin to explore what Jack (Alexander Calvert) is capable of doing with his powers. An unexpected visit from Donatello (guest star Keith Szarbajka) alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide. There is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) out of the picture, he sets his sights set on Jack. The episode was directed by Thomas J. Wright and written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1302). Original airdate 10/19/2017.

Sua razão e sua paixão são o leme e a vela de sua alma navegante. Se um dos dois quebrar você pode adernar e ficar à deriva, ou ficar imóvel no meio do mar. Porque a razão andando sozinha restringe todo o impulso, e a paixão deixada a si é fogo que arde até a sua própria destruição.
—  One Tree Hill.
Θυμάται οτι το παίζει κυνική
σε όσους δεν ξέρει και γελάει
Οι άμυνες τεράστιες
σε όποιον ξέρει να αγαπάει
Ψάχνει να βρει τι φταίει
Μα το κεφάλι της μπουρδέλο
Απο ανασφάλειες σχέσεις άδειες
Με γυναίκες και άνδρες
—  Iratus-τα λέμε το πρωί (ωκεανοι)