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Jun. 9th, 2008

[project]: SPN newsletter for IJ, vol.2

A while ago, on February 19th to be exact, I created a poll to gather information on how people feel about a SPN newsletter on IJ. Due to a family bereavement at the beginning of March, I haven't had the energy to work on this project. I apologize for the hiatus!

However, now I'm very much in the mood to get this baby going.

Before we get to the results, I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time and effort to vote in the last poll! &hearts

What did we learn from the last poll?
Observe )

Tl;dr:
+ There will be a newsletter on IJ.
+ The newsletter will cover SPN content on IJ and JF.
+ We still need people who provide links, especially on JF (link hunters).
+ We also need one or two more editors.


More thoughts...
... to chew on. )

I think it's wise to create another poll to determine how people think about those subjects.

Poll: Vol.2
Please take it... )

I'd appreciate it if you could spread the word about this project! Thanks for reading and taking the poll!! &hearts &hearts &hearts

May. 20th, 2008

Crack me up: I asked the Oracle of Delphi about fandom

Another hilarious thing I ganked from [info]only_gremo who did it here. I asked the wise Oracle of Delphi about certain things.

On to the interview )

Feb. 19th, 2008

SPN Newsletter for fannish stuff on IJ?!

Yesterday I followed a link from the recent issue of [info]meta_roundup to a post by [info]morgandawn in which she raises the question whether there is "any interest in a supernatural newsletter that will cover not only LJ but also JF and IJ supernatural fic and art".

On reading this, I felt compelled to put in my two cents' worth. There already exists a community that covers fannish content here on IJ called [info]spn_newsletter, created on 2007-08-08. Currently it has 53 members and 96 watchers, and unfortunately it hasn't been updated since the day it was created. Meaning except for two introductory posts there has never been an actual newsletter to begin with. And as far as I can tell the two maintainers seemed to have abandoned IJ.

It's really sad in my opinion. I love the SPN newsletter on LJ, it comes in handy if you want to keep track of all the lovely fanart, fanfics and so on posted around there. I know SPN fandom on IJ is not as big and active as on LJ, but at least it's not dead. It's here, it's living and it needs more attention.

To be honest, I've entertained the idea of creating a newsletter community for IJ some time ago when I noticed that [info]spn_newsletter still hadn't updated and fandom around here had grown more active. I know SPN fandom here is not comparable to SPN fandom on LJ, but I think a SPN newsletter on a weekly (or maybe bi-weekly) basis would be great.

I'm also aware of how much effort it is to hunt for appropriate links, as well as editing and all the lovely stuff that comes with it for the actual newsletter. But, oh well, I'm crazy enough happy to volunteer to be an editor. But I don't want to do this all alone. I need at least 2 or 3 people who are willing to help.

So that's why I ask you to fill out the poll. I know you want to anyway. :) )

And it would be great if you could pimp this out! I'd like to know your thoughts on this matter. *is very interested*

Feb. 8th, 2008

It's meme time

This post is about 2 memes I did in the last few days. So let's dump them here:

The first one I saw at [info]squeaky's journal and I really liked the idea:

my valentine postbox )

The second one I snagged from brianrubin:



That's it for now!

Oh and on SPN 3.10 let me tell you this: AWESOME!!!! :)

More to come soon.

Dec. 9th, 2007

Little fandom meme

I snagged the following meme from kros_21.

What you have to do:
First, write down the names of 12 characters (it's best when they're all from the same fandom). Then read and answer the questions. Don't look at the questions until you write down the 12 characters you're going to use or it won't be funny/amusing.

Here are my 12 characters:
1. Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
2. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
3. Bobby Singer (Supernatural)
4. John Winchester (Supernatual)
5. Duo Maxwell (Gundam Wing)
6. Heero Yuy (Gundam Wing)
7. Chang Wufei (Gundam Wing)
8. Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
9. Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
10. Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)
11. Wolverine (X-Men)
12. Ellen Harvelle (Supernatural)


Let's have a look at the Q/A. )

Dec. 7th, 2007

New layout and birthday wishes

Ah finally I finished working on this layout. Took me 2 days! The basic codes are by the talented passing_girl @ LJ.

I applied the layout to my LJ at first, then, because I quickly fell in love with it, I wanted to have it here at my IJ as well. Only problem was that passing_girl wrote this layout for Smooth Sailing. Here I use Flexible Squares, which I grew really quite fond of.

And I didn't want to switch my IJ back to Smooth Sailing either, because Smooth Sailing tends to mess up the comment page whenever a thread gets rather long. Some time ago I found a great code for Flexi Squares to pretend this on s2flexisquares @ LJ. I'd rather not miss out on these codes.

Well, as it was, I had to re-write passing_girl's codes so that they would work for my Flexi Squares layout.

What a strain but it was worth it! Now I have a new and very shiny layout which fits so perfectly to my Sam and Dean header. Awww and the sidebar. I love it. I never had a layout like this before. Whoot!


But enough with the incomprehensible babble, on to more important things.


Today I want to wish two of my friends a very happy birthday!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear [info]mllesatine and [info]pkabyssinian!!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Party hard, guys! :)

Nov. 20th, 2007

Something I've noticed about Supernatural

Today I was re-watching 1.06 "Skin". And when I did so, I noticed a scene I've already seen in another episode. So I went checking whether it's true and it was. Look for yourself:

(Click on the thumbnails for a bigger view.)

In 1.06 "Skin" at the end we see the following scene:




Screencap found at screencap-paradise



And then I remembered in 3.04 "Sin City" at the beginning seeing the exact same scene. Look:




Screencap by me


So, yeah, they've used the exact same scene in two different episodes! Hah! :)

I remembered the scene in 3.04 so well because I found it pretty and wanted to make an icon of it.

Nov. 12th, 2007

Charlie The Unicorn

In this post I told you about that funny Supernatural - Charlie the Unicorn parody which Jared and Jensen found so funny.

I re-watched it a few times because it's so damn hilarious! I love Jensen aka Charlie's voice, it's so freaking funny!

Since I didn't know the original I looked it up on YouTube as well! That vid actually has over 15 Mio views!!! And I also found "Charlie The Unicorn Slowed Down." And you guys know how voices sound when slowed down, right? And additionally, I just loved the backwards version too!

Watch:
+ Charlie The Unicorn original
+ Charlie The Unicorn slowed down
+ Charlie The Unicorn backwards

Enjoy the crack!!

Funny SPN fanvid suggested by Jared and Jensen

So, when I was watching the vid from the Chicago Con _sin_attract shared with fandom, I noticed Jared and Jensen talking about a YouTube vid that's some sort of funny SPN and Charlie The Unicorn parody. Jared said they found it very funny and they suggest it!

Oookay, on I went looking up that vid and OH MAN, it cracked me up so hard! Go watch it!!!

Chicago Con reports

I totally snagged this from softcake_70 but I will try to continue it on my own.

There are already some awesome reports out there with pics, stories etc. from people who where at the Chicago Con and got to see Jared and Jensen in all their adorkable glory!! Here are the first of those reports:

List put behind the cut, because it got too long. )


Here is a cute pic courtesy of _sin_attract:

(Click on the thumbnail for a bigger view!)








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x-posted to [info]jaredp_fans

Nov. 3rd, 2007

Musings and questions about SPN

I answered these questions over at spn_fridayfive and I thought it would be great to also have them here in my journal.

BEWARE IT'S SPOILERY!

1.) Which new Supernatural character do you like best and why? Which new Supernatural character do you like least and why? (Be as brief or elaborate as you please!)
I don't particular like any new character (yet). I'm intrigued to know what exactly Ruby is and what she wants, but other than that I don't like her that much. I find her way to speak and her attitude too arrogant. It irritates me a bit. I liked Meg and that Casey bartender demon from 3.04 a lot better.

2.) From what we have seen so far in season 3, which plot and/or character's fate are you anticipating most? Is there anything you're not looking forward to?
Sam. I want to know exactly what he is, which role he plays, how he will struggle with his darker side, how he will find a way to help Dean! I'm very intrigued by Sam's character!

3.) What do you think about how the show is handling Sam and Dean finding out more and more about other hunters and the hunting world in general?
I like the way they slowly but steadily find out more about the hunting world. I loved the Roadhouse as a place where hunter meets hunter. I like the way they picture other hunters. Those hunters are not simply copies of Sam and Dean, not at all, they each have their own way to hunt. I like that.

4.) In 3x01, "The Magnificent Seven", do you feel Dean was in-character or out-of-character? Please explain.
Definitely out-of-character! I already noticed it right in the beginning when he's lying on the floor and says, "Hello, bleeding here." I mean, surely, I had to laugh about that but I was also thinking how Dean would never do something like that. It was kind of ridiculous. The other huge OOC thing was, "What's in the box" That was very inappropriate and again ridiculous. I'm glad Dean is back to normal now.

5.) What did you think about 3x03, "Bad Day at Black Rock", being so humorous?
I loved it! I was laughing so hard, especially when Dean pulls Batman and is so amazed and surprised by what he can do. ("Oh my God, have you seen that shot!") Priceless. Sammy loosing his shoe. Also adorable! I really like that episode.

Oct. 26th, 2007

That snap crap turned on in my LJ? WTF???

Oh people, wtf??? One minute or so ago I was cruising my f-list over on that crappy site that shall not be named, when I noticed it: The snap crap was turned on without me DOING IT!!!

WTF is going on??? I thought it would be turned on ONLY in freshly created journals!!

Well, that makes me really angry!!


Grrrrr

Also, *whines* I need to watch SPN 3.04 now *kicks dl* ...

ETA 07-10-26 @ 10:30 am I just read about it in news:

SNAP: IN THE PICTURE

A few weeks ago, we told you about a new tool from Snap.com that provides visual previews on external links within your journal. Based on your positive response, we've enabled these graphics for Basic and Plus users. (Don't worry: If you already disabled the graphic previews, you will not have to do so again. Also, if you don't want to see graphic previews, you can easily disable them within your journal on the Viewing Options page under "Graphic previews.")


Well thanks a lot, but I never wanted to have that Snap crap in my journal! Turning it on is so not nice!!

Oct. 22nd, 2007

German SPN dub

Watching the German SPN dub (1.02 "Wendigo").... muahhaha, it sucks ass! Really! The voices! OMG! But I can't just turn my TV off.

family business = Familienauftrag bwahahhaah

Oct. 21st, 2007

Review: SPN 3.03 "Bad Day At Black Rock"

First of, Supernatural never ceases to amaze me. Here I thought it is impossible to get even more obsessed than I already am, but after every episode I watch I realize I was wrong. Dead wrong. Since BDABR my obsession with that show reached a new level. I love and adore it to pieces. It's the best show EVAAA! Yes! Well, on to my belated review.


I lost my shoe. - SPOILERS AHEAD -  )

Oct. 17th, 2007

Which Supernatural Character Are You?

[info]thenyxie did this funny quiz and since I love these kinds of quizzes I did it too!








Which Supernatural character are you?




You're John! You are skilled and smart, but world-weary and a little jaded. You're a serial monogamist, and you love hard. You can sometimes be a little too narrow-minded, and stubborn to a fault, but your heart is always in the right place.
Take this quiz!








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Okay, John. Mhh, I can't say that I completely identify with Papa Winchester, but we share certain personality traits, for example does he keep a lot of things to himself. I tend to do that myself. And I think the love-hard thing is also true. *lol*

Oct. 16th, 2007

A Spontaneous Act

I just dyed my hair! It came over me out of the blue and I suddenly thought, "Dude, you gonna have to dye your hair." Well that's what I did in the end! It's now black-purple. Exactly like Lisa's hair in SPN 3.02. I would post a photo of me but neither do I have a digi-cam nor is my web-cam good enough to make photos where you can actually see the color. :(

That's why I post a pic of Lisa instead. My hair is a little longer than hers and much thicker. I use a straightener so it's nice and smooth like hers! :)

(Click on the thumbnail for a bigger view.)




Ramblings about the German SPN Dub

Yesterday Pro 7, a German TV-station, aired Supernatural (German dub). It was the first time SPN has been aired on free-tv. I watched it even though I knew the dub is awful. The voices are too boyish, soft and, in case of Sam and Dean, sound too much alike. Watch a two minutes clip of 1.17 "Hell House" here if you dare.

Curious as I am I've looked the German dub up on YouTube some time ago. As far as I know 1.03 "Dead In The Water" is fully uploaded there. There are also a few short clips from various episodes.

It is really bad. Especially since Dean and Sam have the same dub voices like two characters from the anime "Dragon Ball (Z)". I used to be a HUGE fan of DB(Z). And after more than 400 episodes the characters (and their voices) get really stuck in your mind. Every time I hear German!Dean talk I think of Tenchinhan and every time I hear German!Sam talk (my Sammy *whines*) I think of Kururin. And believe me, that is so not nice!

Another point is the translation itself! I was curious how they would translate BITCH and JERK. And they translated it to IDIOT and SCHLAMPE. Now, that's horrible. You don't say "Schlampe" to a man in Germany! At least not in the way it is meant to be in SPN. And JERK is not really "Idiot" in German. I would have translated BITCH to "Mistkerl" and JERK to "Spinner". I asked my friend Anna today, who only knows the German dub, how she liked the SCHLAMPE thing and she said she actually had to laugh! Mmh, I can't laugh about that. In fact it's rather sad.

Next HUGE mistake was MULLETROCK. They actually translated it to "Friseurmusik" (literal: barber music). No one knows Friseurmusik. I've never heard a term like this. Even Anna found it rather strange.

But all in all she said she liked it. Then again she never saw the original version which is a million times better. I soooo love Sam and Dean's original voices. Such beautiful deep manly voices. Especially Sam's. Because when he gets all angry or just a little bit louder it's like he roars. Such a deep DEEP bass. :) SEXY. And the German voice? It's school boy like! Ewww, when Sam screams or gets louder it sounds so strange.

And Dean? He lost his charm! Now German!Dean sounds very arrogant! And we all now Original!Dean is NOT arrogant.

However, after I watched the German dub I re-watched it in English and then, later that night I watched the rerun of the German dub. (Yeah, I'm that masochistic!)

I know I will tune in again next Monday when the second episode will be aired. Don't ask me why.

Oct. 12th, 2007

Review: SPN 3.02 "The Kids Are Alright"

Finally I got around to watch SPN 3.02 "The Kids Are Alright".

And since I didn't write a review of episode 1 I want to write one for the second episode.

Burn Baby, burn. -- Very SPOILERY -- )

Oct. 3rd, 2007

New promo pics SPN 3.05

I was just checking my f-list over on that site that shall not be named when I stumbled across the promo stills from SPN 3.05.

More info and the pics under here )

Sep. 28th, 2007

A SPN friending meme

I created my journal here on IJ two months ago. I made myself a shiny layout and now I feel at home. I think it's high time to find some new people to squee with etc. Therefore I decided to make a Supernatural friending meme, because I'm pretty obsessed with that show at the moment, and seeing that season 3 will be aired in a week, this is pretty much the right moment for a friending meme, so here it goes.

Everyone is welcome to participate. I hope you will find some interesting people here! :)

Pimping and spreading the word is appreciated!

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