So I caught up on Supernatural and Criminal Minds last night, as a break from the non-stop House viewing. Figured I needed to let my budding hypochondriac take a much needed rest. Honestly, I don't have African Sleeping Sickness, nor do I have Tuberculosis. Nor do I need an MRI, a CAT scan or a lumbar puncture. Really.

Cut for SPN and CM spoilers... )

HAH! You thought I'd leave without dragon spam, didn't you? No such luck, since I'm babysitting [ profile] halfacork's baybeez.

Mine - Cuervo, Everclear, and a new egg! - Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!

[ profile] halfacork's - Everwhere, newborn skywing, and two pretty eggs! - Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!

Now I really need to go and curl up in a corner. I'm having one of those hypochondriac moments I mentioned up above. Meh. Think good thoughts.
digital_opium: (Us Against the World)
( Nov. 14th, 2007 01:54 pm)
Well, I have a few hours to play with, so I guess I'll write up my spiffy trip to Chicago for the Supernatural/Buffy/Smallville convention. Woo!

Omg this got long-winded... )

More later!
Just as a random rant...

I hate the plot device in books and tv that makes us question the 'reality' of the story/stories.

For example, in season... six, I believe, of BtVS, Buffy is scratched and poisoned by a demon. As a consequence she starts hallucinating. Or does she?

Buffy starts to imagine that she's in a psych ward in the 'real' world. A world in which she isn't the Slayer at all, she's just imagined everything as part of her mental illness.

At the end of the ep, we're meant to be asking whether we've just been following along some poor, mad girl's insanity for the past six years or not.

Yes, it's a valid plot device, and can be used cleverly, but I dislike being pushed out of the reality that the writers have spent so much time pulling me into.

The only time I've seen this done in a way that I liked was in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. They did several episodes where the cast played the producers, writers, directors of the series, but at the end, we were still left with the idea that the stories they told were REAL.

Just finished watching ST: DS9 and they did such an episode, and yes, I know that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the space station, and its crew don't really exist. But I watch these shows to be drawn into another world. That's what fantasy, science fiction does; it gives us a different reality to play in and to enjoy.

I guess there are people (the writers, obviously) who like this plot device, but as for me, it ranks only slightly less obnoxious than the "It was all a dream" plot device.

... Come to think of it, it's pretty much the same thing, only painted a different color. Blah.
However, I have a problem... )

Anyone have even the slightest clue? Did I mention this to anyone? Help?
digital_opium: (Mister Bumpkins)
( Mar. 28th, 2006 10:51 pm)
Title: Hollow Truths
Fandom: Supernatural
Author: [ profile] digital_opium
Rating: G
Author's Note: None, really.
Summary: Baby boys.
Word Count: 566
Disclaimer: Neither Supernatural, nor the Brothers Winchester belong to me. I just like playing with other people's toys.

Dean sometimes wishes they could go back and stay with Mike and Kate. He likes Pastor Jim well enough, but Dean can tell that Pastor Jim doesn't tell him the truth all the time. At least when Kate told Dean something, she sounded... honest.

Pastor Jim and Daddy let baby Sammy sleep with Dean all the time, now. The dark is the enemy, Dean thinks. Or perhaps his concept of 'enemy' isn't quite fully formed just yet. But when he sneaks out of his sleeping bag at night, carrying Sammy out to the small living room where Pastor Jim sits waiting for Daddy to come back, he just knows that the dark is a scary place.

"Sammy's scared of the dark, Pastor Jim." He looks up at the man's kind eyes, waiting to see if the honesty will come this time.

Pastor Jim pulls both boys up onto his lap. "There's no reason to be afraid of the dark, Dean."

Dean gives a small sigh. There it is, the hollow ring of a lie. He doesn't feel bad about lying in return. "I'm not scared."

The man reaches over to a brown bag that is sitting not far away. "Maybe this will help." He pulls a brand new teddy bear from the bag and hands it to Dean. "This is an angel bear. He'll protect you in the dark. But he needs a name."

Dean holds the bear, staring at it, studying it. He can still hear the wrong in Pastor Jim's words. "His name is Mister Bumpkins." He tucks the bear under his arm and lets Pastor Jim take him and baby Sammy back to bed.

Daddy is home the next time Dean's fear of the dark gets the better of him. He picks up baby Sammy, grabs Mister Bumpkins by an arm and pads into the living room, where Daddy is sitting quietly, staring into space. He's got a glass in his hand, and that sheen of almost-tears in his eyes, and Dean is reluctant to crawl into Daddy's lap.

But tonight, Daddy notices. "What's up, Dean?" He sets down the glass and opens his arms to his boys, taking Sammy from Dean and helping him onto his lap. Dean feels better already.

"Sammy's scared of the dark, Daddy." A set of unwavering eyes meets a pair of watery ones, so much alike.

Daddy doesn't say anything for a very long time, and Dean is afraid that the hollow lies are going to come next.

But Daddy sets Dean on the couch next to him and puts baby Sammy on the couch on the other side of him. He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a small vial of water, and a cross, handing them both to his eldest son. Next comes a gun, and he looks at Dean for a long, long time. "Tomorrow, kiddo, I'll show you how to use this. You're smart to be scared of the dark, but we're going to make it so the dark is just as scared of you."

Dean is thoughtful as Daddy takes them both back to bed. Sammy is staring at Dean with those clear baby eyes, and Dean smiles. Putting Mister Bumpkins next to Sammy, Dean gives him a small pat on the cheek. "This is Mister Bumpkins, Sammy. He'll protect you in the dark until I'm big enough to do it."
digital_opium: (John's Obsession)
( Mar. 17th, 2006 07:24 pm)
So the very nifty [ profile] phantomas created a community devoted to Daddy Winchester, on the show Supernatural. It's all about the Papa Winchester love!

Can be found over here at [ profile] papawinchester. Go forth and spread the love! :)
digital_opium: (Family)
( Mar. 13th, 2006 10:22 pm)
Title: Just the Dark
Fandom: Supernatural
Author: [ profile] digital_opium
Rating: G
Author's Note: None, really.
Summary: Baby boys.
Word Count: 278
Disclaimer: Neither Supernatural, nor the Brothers Winchester belong to me. I just like playing with other people's toys.

Dean is scared. He's scared almost all the time, now. Mommy has been gone for weeks, and Daddy says she isn't coming back. Daddy isn't around much either, leaving Dean and baby Sammy with Pastor Jim a lot. When Daddy is home, he always has a glass in his hand and sometimes he cries. That scares Dean most of all.

Daddy isn't home right now, in fact. Dean is lying in his sleeping bag, watching as the small night-light flickers, making the shadows jump around the room. The little boy doesn't move - maybe if he's very still, very quiet, the shadows won't find him.

But there's a small sound from the make-shift crib where baby Sammy is sleeping and it seems to Dean that the flickering of the light becomes more erratic. The shadows seem to loom higher and darker. Another small whimper from Sammy's direction has Dean scrambling out of his sleeping bag, fingers scrabbling for purchase on the rough carpet beneath him.

He scoots quickly to where baby Sammy is supposed to be sleeping, only to see the infant staring bright-eyed up at him. He gives Dean a huge smile when he sees his big brother, and Dean can't help but smile back. Scooping up blankets and baby, Dean steals quietly back to his sleeping bag and tucks them both inside.

Dean curls himself around Baby Sammy, one thin arm curved protectively over the infant. The flickering of the night-light doesn't seem as hostile, and the shadows dip lower, blending back into the night.

“Don’t be scared, Sammy. It’s only the dark. It can’t hurt you.” Dean figures Sammy will learn the truth soon enough.
digital_opium: (Bloody Hell)
( Feb. 17th, 2006 02:16 pm)
Very, very windy out today. Power keeps flickering.

If I disappear, it means the zombies got me again.

And no cell phones.

Joy and rapture.

On the other hand, heads up, Supernatural peoples. I have another vid to rec. Yes! Two in one week.

Go here. Download vid by [ profile] tnt_dynamite. Watch vid. Drool.

Repeat as needed. But make sure you heed the warnings... nakedity (nudity for those of you who don't speak Cassie-language) is present.

If anyone needs me to upload vid to YSI, let me know. Am happy to do so.
I don't rec things very often, but I loved this Supernatural vid, simply for all the eye-fucking. Of course, Straight to Number One by Touch and Go also has such great connotations for anyone who is a QaF (US) fan. Works great for this vid.

Link can be found at the post by [ profile] my_alexander over here. If the download is expired, let me know. I'll put it up on YSI. :)

Oh, and good morning (afternoon)!
This would be the first fanmix I've done. It's also, with one exception, pretty much 'mullet rock', or classic hard rock. Thanks to [ profile] phantomas who fiddled around with graphics for me... I ended up going with what I originally had, simply because in the end, it felt like cheating to use someone else's work.

Please comment if you download or if anything should (inconceivably) need to be re-uploaded.

SN Fanmix )
digital_opium: (A Little Oral)
( Jan. 9th, 2006 12:26 am)
Must be pimped, because.


And then there's the guh.

Did I forget to mention, in my incoherence, the writhing? Guh.
I live in the middle of nowhere.

I'm never going to get to see Brokeback Mountain on the big screen. *sigh*

But I suppose I can make do. And share the love a little...

I have the Brokeback Mountain trailer uploaded to YSI...

And a Brokeback Mountain special type thing from LOGO, also on YSI. (I didn't rip this, and I'll be dipped if I can find the link so I can credit them. If you're out there, my apologies, and thanks!)

And just to make it complete, a link to the short story by the same name that the movie is based on.



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