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It really makes me angry when people in or outside of the Supernatural fandom say that the Winchesters are noble and heroic and shit. I mean, yeah, sure, they are, but they are also profoundly fucked up. One of my favorite parts of the show is that they've never backed down from showing how completely screwed in the head you'd have to be in order to live the life that they do and make the choices they've made. And I feel like this is pretty explicit in the show--John talks about how he screwed up Dean's childhood and made him grow up too fast, Dean blames his father for sacrificing his life for Dean's, but then sacrifices his life for Sam's anyway, and even as the brothers have more and more troubles with the angels and the apocalypse and fight, they grow even more codependent.

The show doesn't glamorize this. They're shown committing fraud, stealing things, dealing with their problems in unhealthy ways because they figure, hey, they're going to die anyway--this is all stuff the show routinely puts on the screen. And yet there are apparently segments of viewers that somehow manage to see them as positive role models (?), that the destructive cycle of self-sacrifice and self-denial is a good thing (??), and that the choices they make are the choices any good, wholesome people would make in their situation (???).

Okay, seriously. They started the fucking apocalypse. They've both done terrible things for any number of reasons. They've both given up the life they want in order to protect people who couldn't give a shit, and it's had predictable results on their worldviews. I really don't see how anyone could see this show as inspiring. This show is more depressing than Angel, and that is saying something. At this point, I'm honestly expecting the season to end with Lucifer winning and the end of the world. I mean, it always gets worse, and at this point, that's the only way it could.

Seriously, this show is not full of good role-models and healthy decisions. People need to stop acting like it is.

(Disclaimer: this is like my favorite show on tv right now. Probably says something about me. But anyway, I don't mean this stuff in a bad way. I don't know if I'd like it at all if things didn't suck and the characters didn't make the worst decisions in the history of decisions.)
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I am currently ill and house-sitting. Over the last week, I have done little but watch Freaks and Geeks, play with dogs, and draw some comics. For most of the week, the family I get most of my human interaction from was out of town, so I became a nocturnal shut-in. Which was, you know, fun, I guess, but kind of left me lonely. I mean, these three kings dogs are great and everything, but they are kind of difficult to carry on a conversation with.

Being nocturnal and car-less works a lot less well when my nocturnal cousin with a car isn't available.

I HAVE NO RESOLUTIONS FOR 2010 BECAUSE I AM ALREADY TOTALLY AWESOME okay that's not true, I plan to get more work done and do my history paper early in case of last-minute trips out-of-state/across-the-state, and not slack off in all my classes. Additionally, I'm going to try to save some of my money, so I can afford to live in an apartment in the fall instead of in the dorms. I like living on campus and everything, but there is this dog, you see, and some cats, and basically I'm losing my mind not living with animals. I guess I might try to drink less soda.

Anyway, that family is back now and we went out to dinner and I was referred to as "the third daughter." I am, in fact, a niece/cousin. But given that I spend so much time with them, I guess it's understandable.

For Christmas I got: books, socks, a blanket, and a colander. MY LIFE IS SO EXCITING.
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So NaNo is in full swing, I'm behind on my word count, I've done all my homework this week, I'm registered for classes for both winter and the spring, and I've already got my birthday/Christmas list sent out to everyone.

But I'm behind in my word count.

Not for long, however! I'm going to an actual, official write-in on Saturday for the first time in the several years I've been doing NaNo. And hopefully I will make some progress.

In other news: Eastwick is not great television, but it amuses me so. And makes me happy. In my pants. In my pants (because Paul Gross).

Know what else makes me happy? Everything, these days. I'm so happy all the time I start to worry that something terrible is going to happen. It's been a month and nothing bad has happened. NOTHING. Creepy.

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