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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. 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.


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. 16th, 2007

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.