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Originally posted on my tumblr. Go here for more essays about Destiel and here for more about Dean’s sexuality

Longer title: Destiel: why I ship them, why they’re clearly a couple and why Dean is bisexual

Warning: this essay could contain spoilers from season 1 to season 7, episode 10 (Death’s Door). And spoilers for “Thelma and Louise”.

Dean’s bisexuality

For those of you who say Destiel (the romantic pairing consisting of Dean and Castiel from the TV show Supernatural) can’t ever be canon or doesn’t make sense because Dean is clearly straight, I ask you to closely watch his interactions with other male characters.

Specifically, off the top of my head, the scene in “Everybody Loves a Clown” (season 2, episode 2) where Sam and Dean give Ash (a fellow hunter) their dad’s research on demons and the like. Look at the looks Dean gives Ash, his general behavior in the scene. That’s only one instant where he has some connection with another guy. Most of the time, if there’s a scene with Sam, Dean and another male character (excluding Bobby and blood relatives), Dean is the one who’ll connect with the guy. Want an example? I give you “Nightshifter”, (season 2, episode 12), where Ron prefers Dean over Sam; he even says, to Sam, “I don’t like you!”

Want another one? “Bloodlust” (season 2, episode 3) where Dean connects with Gordon (yet another hunter). Want yet another one? “Folsom Prison Blues” (season 2, episode 19) where Dean connects with Tiny, one of the inmates. Now I’m not saying he’s sexually attracted to all of these guys, but there are other instances, like with Doctor Sexy (I’ll get to that in a moment) and Castiel, which make it clear that he is attracted to men.

Then there’s Garth (a hunter) in “Season 7, Time for a Wedding!” (season 7, episode 8 ) who, just before leaving Dean, hugs him. And there’s Dean’s connection with Ranger Rick in “How to Win Friends And Influence Monsters” (season 7, episode 9):

BOBBY: Damn thing’s eating Rick.

DEAN: Man, I liked Rick.

SAM and BOBBY look at DEAN. BOBBY closes his eyes and fires up into the tree. A humanoid creature holding one of RANGER RICK’s arms falls to the ground.

And before that, in the diner, when they’re talking to Ranger Rick for the first time, watch Dean closely: link to clip. See the smile when Rick says “Call me Rick. Ranger Rick”?  And his hands from 0:31 to 0:37? And just as he leaves the table he smiles as he says, “Oh. Excuse us. Well, you, uh… enjoy your lunch… Ranger Rick.” Now my sister just pointed out that I might be reading too much into that, but I say Jensen Ackles is a dedicated actor who puts a lot of thought into his performances.

Then you’ve got the episode “Sex and Violence” (season 4, episode 14) where the siren appears as a man to Dean and all the instances where Sam and Dean are mistaken for a gay couple, like “Bugs” (season 1, episode 8), “Something Wicked” (season 1, episode 18) and “Playthings” (season 2, episode 11).

In “Bugs”, though, Dean goes along with it. So his reactions to being mistaken for gay aren’t always the same. Sometimes he’s fine, sometimes he isn’t. But, as someone said on some blog (I can’t remember which one–I read a lot of different blogs), when he’s mistaken for gay and acts all awkward, it’s probably got more to do with the fact that they think he’s dating his brother than that they think he’s gay. [It might have been in the comments section of this excellent essay analyzing Dean’s bisexuality: “Well, You Are Kind Of Butch”: The Bisexuality Of Dean Winchester.]

In “Something Wicked”, his reaction is more that of surprise that a kid made a comment rather than of anger or embarrassment.

Michael: King or two queens?

Dean: (Asking for a room) Two queens.

Michael (Looks at Sam waiting outside): Yeah, I bet.

Dean: What’d you say?

Michael: Nice car.

And in “Playthings”, we have this exchange after Sam and Dean have been mistaken for a gay couple yet again:

Dean: Of course, the most troubling question is why do these people assume we’re gay?
Sam: Well, you are kind of butch. They probably think you’re overcompensating.

And then Dean has this look on this face. If he was completely straight, there’d be no look, no “forced laugh” as this transcript says.

The next bit of evidence is the one involving Doctor Sexy. it’s been mentioned by plenty of other fans, but I’m still gonna talk about it, because it’s the closest the show has ever come to making Dean’s bisexuality canon. His crush on Doctor Sexy in “Changing Channels” (season 5, episode 8 ) is obvious: stammering and blushing. It’s already been covered in the essay I linked to above. Anyway, his behavior in that scene is not the behavior of a completely straight guy.

So Dean is bisexual, with a preference for women.

Oh, one final thing (because I just have to mention this). In the episode “The End” (season 5, episode 4), Dean travels to the future and has to prove to his future self that he really is Dean. Here’s what he says:

Dean: Rhonda Hurley. We were, uh…19. She made us try on her panties. They were pink. And satiny. And you know what? We kind of liked it.

Oh yeah.

Dean and Castiel are clearly a couple

The first time they met:

Now that Dean’s bisexuality is clear, I wanna get back to proving that Dean and Castiel are totally a couple. Like with Ash, Dean gives Castiel these looks, except between them, the looks last longer and there’s a lot more of them. There’s also more chemistry. There’s a reason the fans call their staring matches “occular intercourse”. (Dean can’t keep his eyes off of Cas: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/12500495823/river-song-stole-the-impala-eastcollins.)

Then there’s the body language.

Oh, the body language. Now listen, I know that what’s canon is them being best friends, as Bobby said in “Hello, Cruel World” (season 7, episode 2).

Bobby: Course. You just lost one of the best friends you ever had, your brother’s in the bell jar, and purgatory’s most wanted are surfing the sewer lines, but you know, yeah, I get it. You’re fine.

And Dean says Castiel is like family to him in “The Man Who Would Be King” (season 6, episode 20), but as this person said in their essay (http://saucery.livejournal.com/14078.html) the only love Dean knows and understands completely is familial love. Because he’s never been in a successful relationship (the closest he came to one was with a women called Cassie (“Route 666”, season 1, episode 13)–hey, isn’t Castiel’s nickname Cas/Cass?), he doesn’t know how to express this kind of love. By calling Castiel family, he’s telling him how much he cares about him, how much he loves him, that he would die for him, because short of actually saying all that, it’s the only way he has of letting him know this.

Besides, best friends would be comfortable saying “I love you” to each other, but they don’t. In fact, their entire relationship is based on body language and looks, not words. And don’t give me that “angels don’t get personal space”, because, like castielsmitesyou said:

You know all those people that say Castiel stares at and stands so close to Dean because he’s an angel so he doesn’t understand why it’s inappropriate? Well, isn’t it funny how no other angels do that? Isn’t it also funny how Castiel doesn’t do it with Sam, Bobby or anybody else besides Dean? Yeah, I know, right? Funny that.

(source: http://castielsmitesyou.tumblr.com/post/5774816437/you-know-all-those-people-that-say-castiel-stares-at)

For an example of this, just pick an episode with Castiel. Pretty much any episode will include him standing close to Dean. If you’re too lazy, this pretty much sums it up: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/12548930908/standing-arm-to-arm-is-their-version-of-handholding-in.

I’m not done though. I also have fanmade videos to illustrate my point:

(they’re the two most beautiful ones I’ve seen) and I have all these moments as proof.

In the episode “Two Minutes To Midnight” (season 5, episode 21) Castiel is in the hospital (a banishing spell has weakened him) calls Dean. Why Dean? Maybe it’s the only number he knew by heart, maybe it’s because of his “profound bond” (“The Third Man”, season 6, episode 3) with Dean, huh?

source: http://fuckyeahsupernatural.tumblr.com/post/584202560/yourenotgonnapokeherwithastick

The episodes “Free To Be You and Me” (season 5, episode 3) and “The End” (season 5, episode 4) gives us quite a few Destiel moments. In “Free To Be You And Me”, on what might be Dean and Castiel’s last night on Earth, Dean gives us this gem:

Dean: There are two things I know for certain. One: Bert and Ernie are gay; two: you are not gonna die a virgin, not on my watch.

Do I even need to make a comment about this? But, this isn’t the only reference we get to two fictional characters who are supposed to be best friends yet are considered gay by viewers or have shared a kiss. I’m talking about this quote:

Dean: So, what — I’m Thelma and you’re Louise, and we’re just gonna hold hands and sail off this cliff together?

At the end of the movie, just before sailing of the cliff, they kiss. On the mouth.

So really… Dean is straight? And NOT in love with Castiel? But, I’m not done.

Now you know Castiel is an angel; so he’s been alive longer than humans have existed. Dean, a simple human, must mean a lot to him if in the episode “The End” (season 5, episode 4) he stayed on Earth while all the others angels left. You could say he “fell from grace.” And he did it for Dean.

I can think of another angel, on another show, who fell from grace for a human—Leo for Piper on Charmed. And his love for her was not “You’re the closest I have to family.” It was “I want to marry you.”

Huh? How about that? But I’m still not done. Far from it.

Also in “The End”, when Dean finds out that 2014!Dean is going to use his friends as a diversion, he says:

Dean: You mean you’re gonna feed your friends into a meat grinder? Cas, too? You want to use their deaths as a diversion?

Notice Cas is not counted as a friend, because he’s not. He’s more than that.

As the episode “The End” is chock-full of Destiel moments, and I can’t list them all, I ask you to read this post providing an in-depth analysis of Dean and Castiel’s relationship in that alternate future: http://saltfree.tumblr.com/post/4516827366/favorite-dean-cas-scenes-the-end.

And here we have Dean saving Castiel: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/13790950785. Earlier in the episode (“Heaven and Hell”, season 4, episode 10), Dean called Castiel and Uriel “some heartless sons of bitches.” And yet, the moment Cas is in danger, Dean doesn’t hesitate to pick up a crowbar and hit Alastair over the head with it. (Sure, Alastair is the demon who torture Dean in Hell; but would he have done the same for Uriel? I doubt it.)

This post shows a lot of little moments that prove that Castiel loves and is in love with Dean: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/9653498144/castielsmitesyou-jesusfoodsex. My favorite out of those has to be from “Family Matters” (season 6, episode 7):

Dean: Well you better tear the attic up. Find something to help Sam.
Castiel: Of course. Your problems always come first. I’ll be in touch.

As you can see, Castiel would do anything for Dean. In fact, that’s what he does. He rebels against Heaven, kills his own brothers, drops everything he’s doing whenever Dean needs help. The episodes “The Man Who Would Be King” (season 6, episode 20), “Let It Bleed” (season 6, episode 21) and “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (season 6, episode 22) have the best examples of Destiel.

From episode 20:

Castiel: It sounds so simple when you say it like that. Where were you when I needed to hear it?

Dean: I was there. Where were you?

From episode 21:

Castiel: Dean, I do everything that you ask. I always come when you call. And I am your friend. Still, despite your lack of faith in me and now your threats, I just saved you yet again. Has anyone other than your closest kin ever done more for you? All I ask is this one thing.

From episode 22 (the souls from Purgatory are all inside Castiel; he’s basically a ticking bomb):

Dean: Listen to me. Listen, I know there’s a lot of bad water under the bridge, but we were family once. I’d have died for you. I almost did a few times. So if that means anything to you… Please. I’ve lost Lisa, I’ve lost Ben, and now I’ve lost Sam. Don’t make me lose you too. You don’t need this kind of juice anymore, Cas. Get rid of it before it kills us all.

This: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/13628605755/raspberrybeanie-whatsername500.

It says it all. I mean Castiel’s lip quivering ever so slightly when Dean says they’re done? That sounds like someone breaking up with their boy- or girlfriend.

Then we have Dean grieving Castiel’s death while singing to Air Supply’s “All Out Of Love”: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/13627005448/the-singing-in-the-car-scene-destiel-or.

Why would Sam say sorry for the song? Sorry because he knows Dean doesn’t like that kind of music? No. He says it in a pretty serious way, like “Sorry, I know this song reminds you of your dead boyfriend.” Video proof? But of course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjvu8gf3tCs.

At 0:40, that is not a look of “Really? That shitty music?” It’s a look of hurt. And I wonder why Swayze movies get a pass? Maybe because Dean has a big gay crush on him.

They get jealous when the other kisses someone else. When Dean kisses Anna in “Heaven and Hell” (season 4, episode 10), Castiel clearly doesn’t like it. When Castiel kisses Meg in “Caged Heat” (season 6, episode 10), Dean clearly doesn’t like it.

Castiel worries about Dean. In “Mommy Dearest” (season 6, episode 19), when Eve bites Dean, Castiel shouts out his name. Not Bobby, not Sam: Castiel. And none of them knew about Dean’s plan. They all had good reason to be worried about shout out his name. But Castiel is the only one who does, because he’s never truly let Dean know how he feels and he could die without knowing that. (gif: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/12501509256/sweetlikethesixties-dean)

Dean is Castiel’s widow: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/11596723739/itsfuuh-guy-norman-bee-talks-about-dean-keeping.

After Castiel’s apparent death (no one stays dead, plus Misha Collins will be back in episode 17; sure, he might not be playing Castiel, but he could be. We don’t know yet), his trenchcoat floats to the side of the lake and Dean fishes it out, folds it up and keeps it in the trunk of his car. It’s still there in “The Mentalists” (season 7, episode 7), at the end. Folding the trenchcoat is canonically a reference to the flags for soldiers who’ve died. And who keeps the flag? The widows.

Dean is Castiel’s widow!

“Slash Fiction” (season 7, episode 6): http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/13706346684/hellosweetease-the-look-on-deans-face. Oh yeah, the leviathan knows ALL about Cas and Dean’s relationship. Hell yeah.

Bickering like a married couple: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/13402977440.

Flirty moments: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/13445939076 and http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/12472153150

Dean cares about Castiel: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/13249642706/libraryghost-do-you-see-how-immediate-deans

More little moments where Cas clearly cares about and loves Dean: http://destiel-destiny.tumblr.com/post/12942131770/castielsmitesyou-i-was-never-really-insane

An awesome essay that nearly brought me to tears (beautifully written and so, so accurate): http://putmedownpunk.tumblr.com/post/13206080907/confessions-of-a-post-war-destiel-shipper-pt-1

I’d just like to end with this quote from “Lovers Walk” (season 3, episode 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer):

Spike: You’re not friends. You’ll never be friends. You’ll be in love ’til it kills you both. You’ll fight, and you’ll shag, and you’ll hate each other ’til it makes you quiver, but you’ll never be friends. Love isn’t brains, children, it’s blood — blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it.

Why I ship them

I ship Destiel because their love is so tragic and epic and I cared enough to write this essay. I’ve never even done this for Buffy, and that show is my life. It’s the foundation of my writing career (I’m working on my second novel right now) and it has inspired me in so many ways.

Yet the first essay I write about fictional characters is for Supernatural, not Buffy.

I think that says a lot about how brilliant Cas and Dean’s relationship is, how well it’s written and acted by Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins.

EDITED TO ADD: I got my quotes from the transcripts over at the Supernatural Wiki and I LOVE destiel-destiny for all their gifs and songs and analyses.

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Quote from “Sixteen Candles”.

Moving on to now to the first blog post since the 30th of November 2010. (Favorites in bold)

Movies I’ve seen since I last blogged

Gran Torino
Zodiac
Rocky
Case 39
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
The A Team
Survival of the Dead
Le Pere Noel est un Ordure
Australia
Lakeview Terrace
Grosse Pointe Blank
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
The Expendables
Serenity
Eagle Eye
Disturbia
Doom
Two Days in Paris
Basic Instinct
Duck Soup
The Duchess
American Graffiti
Daybreakers
Planet of the Apes
Carrie
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Big Lebowski
Full Metal Jacket
Queen of the Damned
The Incredible Hulk
Salt
The Runaways
Cry-Baby
Lolita
When Harry Met Sally
Napoleon Dynamite
Braveheart
2001: A Space Odyssey
Despicable Me
The Killer Inside Me
The Taking of Pelham 123
Nine Dead
From Paris With Love
Veronika Decides to Die
Dorian Gray
Legion
Color Me Kubrick
Easy A
Groundhog Day
Ten Inch Hero
Shock Treatment
Scusa ma ti chiamo amore
Winter’s Bone
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Sixteen Candles
Le roi de coeur
Vilaine
Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi
Chocolat
King Ralph
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Circle
Le Herisson
Beautiful Creatures
Catholic Boys

Books

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Wake by Lisa McMann
Fade by Lisa McMann
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (now that I’ve read the book, I can say that the movie is a PERFECT adaptation)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Beauty by Robin McKinley
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Fire by Kristin Cashore (even better than her first book “Graceling”)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Room by Emma Donoghue (wow)
XVI by Julia Karr
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
The Carbon Diaries: 2017 by Saci Lloyds
Choke by Chuch Palahniuk

TV Shows

Lost season 6 (finally!)
Scrubs season 9
IT Crowd seasons 1 to 4
Firefly (WATCH IT NOW!)
Supernatural season 5
Dollhouse season 1 and 2
Spartacus: Blood and Sand season 1
The Guild seasons 1 to 4 (created by Felicia Day who played Vi on BTVS in season 7)
Heroes season 4
Misfits seasons 1 and 2
Xena: the Warrior Princess (Now on season 2–it gets MUCH better after that cheesy first episode…)
Glee seasons 1 and 2 (I LOVE it!)

*****

Now that’s done, we’ll move on to answering this question: Why haven’t I blogged in so long?

Mainly, school. Between long school hours, homework, stressful exams, a huge school project, a trip to Italy (!!) and then my Italian correspondent staying at my place for a week, I haven’t been able to write, let alone blog. And soon I’ll be revising for 4 exams: the CPE (Cambridge Proficiency Exam–I need it as a proof that I speak English for unis), the Maths Bac, French Bac (in 2 parts), Physics-Chemistry/Science Bac.

Now I’m going to write a blog post about writing.

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Buffy Marathon: Oh yeah! My sister and I want to see in how little time we can watch the entire season 7. The only breaks will be: toilet and food. There are 22 episodes and each episode is about 42 minutes: 22*42=924. 924/60=15.4

That’s 15.4 hours of Buffy. Broken up by lunch, dinner and toilet breaks, we should be able to finish our marathon Saturday, at 4 a.m. The latest. Wish us luck!

“How I write” series: Angela’s guest post about how she writes will be posted at 11 p.m. French time.

“Jeepers Creepers”: It was not what I expected at ALL. And the ending is not what you usually see in horror movies. I kinda recommend it–but don’t bother buying it. At least not the full price–get it second hand if you really want the DVD.

Writing: My goal for today was to reach 45 000. I still need 458 words to make that happen and it’s 1.30 a.m. *bites lip* Maybe I can still do it? Oh, and the chapter I’m working on is chapter 21. I’ve been waiting a week or two to write it and it is so sad. I’m even considering saving the characters, and if I did, it would be credible. It wouldn’t be a “deus ex machina.”

I’ll see how it goes. Total word count: 44 542.

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

—Walter Bagehot

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It’s half-past four in the morning and here I am, starting a blog post about the emotions TV shows can make me feel. But I really want to write this post now.

See, I’ve been watching TV shows and movies since I was a kid, and it became a ritual to rent a DVD, buy a tub of salted popcorn and a packet of Maltesers and watch that DVD in the “green room” with my sister. The green room was small with a TV, bed that we used as a couch, bookshelf for DVDs and a cupboard full of games.

In that room, I fell in love with Buffy, cried when she lost Angel time and time again, gasped at the drama in Desperate Housewives and stayed up late watching horror movies on Friday nights.

Buffy is a TV show that means a lot to me and I’ve already mentioned on this blog that it is the reason I’m writing Playing with Darts: I want to make readers feel what I felt while watching Buffy. I want readers to fall in love with my characters, laugh at the horrible things that happen because, like my mother once said (I think), sometimes you just have to laugh at the situation you’re in.

I want readers to root for the characters and want them to kill the Big Bad. I want readers to cry when characters die and rejoice when people are reunited.

Oddly enough, what inspired this post is Charmed. Charmed has also made me feel the same things as Buffy. Don’t even get me started on the whole Piper/Leo drama.

BUT I want to talk about Piper and Mark, the ghost from season 1.

Summary of the episode: Tony Wong, a criminal, kills Mark, on his birthday no less, and uses his body to fake his own death. Mark is overjoyed when he finds out that Piper and Phoebe, two witches, can see him. He needs his body to be buried or else Yama will take his soul to hell, even though he’s good. Piper, once she’s convinced he’s a ghost, decides to help him.

I’d only seen that episode once, and rewatching it today was like watching it for the first time. And I was amazed at how the writers and actors and actresses got us caring so much for Piper and Mark in just 40 minutes.

Even just thinking about it now is making me tear up.

I hate and love the creators of those TV shows because they’re so cruel when it comes to our feelings, but I aspire to do the same thing to my readers one day.

Because if a story doesn’t make you feel something–whether that something is anger, fear, happiness, sorrow or love–then what good is it?

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
-Elizabeth Drew

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Yes. I have finally seen The Hangover. And I loved it. And Bradley Cooper was gorgeous. *sigh*

Writing

I am slowly catching up on my goal. Just 1713 to go. Except each day adds 250 words. Meaning if I write another 713 words, tomorrow I’ll have 1250 words to write, if I want to catch up. Ugh. But I am loving my novel. And I am very surprised at my ability to write a novel with 50 characters, 10 plotlines (I think), 8 points of view (kinda) and so far, it’s making sense. Well, to me anyway.

Hmm, now that I think about it, I’ve always had a very good memory when it comes to things I like/care about (i.e. nothing school related). Want proof? I can draw the layout of the house I lived in from 0 to 4 years old. I remember going to a market in South Africa. When I was 2. And I remember that the dolls and the shoes that a relative of mine handmade were kept in a garage, on an inclined table. I was 5. (Also in South Africa.) (If you’re confused: my mother grew up in South Africa.)

TV shows I need (fine, want) to watch

Season 5 of Supernatural. Season 6 of LOST. Season 1 of Spartacus: Blood and Sand (only seen one episode.) Cougar Town, of which I’ve already seen 19 episodes. House, of which I’ve seen 0 episodes. Season 9 of Scrubs.

How am I going to find the time to watch all of that? Because I also want to read, well, all the books I own that I haven’t read. And I’ve got 3 books to read for school. And I want to finish writing my novel and outline my NaNo novel 2010. And I want to watch a bunch of movies I’ve been meaning to watch. Like “The Color Purple” and “Rain Man” and “Kick-Ass” and so on.

I need to pause time for about a hundred years.

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TV show

I’ve seen season 2 of True Blood spread over three days and I LOVED it! I cannot wait for season 3.

Fav characters: Eric, blond and evil and did you see that grin in episode 9?. Lafayette. Jason. Godric, even if he wasn’t in many episodes. And Hoyt is so sweet, and it was damn nice to see him stand up to his mother.

Fav quote: “Don’t use words I don’t understand” said by Eric. Not funny on its own, but his facial expression makes it very funny.

Fav episode: Maybe episode 9.

In my opinion, season 2 was much better than season 1.

Movie

I saw Invictus and although it wasn’t what I expected, I liked it.

Writing

Playing with Darts

I’ve been trying to find a new title for my WIP because Playing with Darts doesn’t really suit it. It’s driving me insane and it’s why I stayed up until 3 in the morning last night. I’ve compiled a list of possible titles, but none of them feel right. The problem is, it’s turned into something that isn’t about just one character. I’ve got so many characters and storylines that the title has to embody all of that.

I don’t know if you know Jilly Cooper, but my mother has read a few of her books. One of them, I noticed, “Wicked!”, is a monster of a book (860+ pages). And it has so many storylines and characters that it has a list of all the characters at the beginning of the book.

Well my book is kinda turning out that way. Huge cast of characters? Check. Lots of storylines? Check. 800+ pages? I don’t know yet.

And the annoying thing is everything is connected. I can’t make the story only about Morana. It actually reminds me of TV shows, like True Blood. You don’t just have the story of one character and only from their point of view. It’s 6 characters and their storyline and points of view.

Kenna’s Choice

Draft 2 of the 1st chapter is done. When the 2nd draft of the entire novel is done, I might post it on Fiction Press.

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Complete quote courtesy of Wikiquote:

[Spike is in the process of moving out of Xander’s basement.]
Xander: You own nothing. This shouldn’t be taking so long.
Spike: Hang on. Let a fella get organized. [picks up radio.]
Xander: That’s my radio!
Spike: And you’re what? Shocked and disappointed? I’m evil!

Writing

I made yesterday’s goal and with what I’ve written today I’ve got 14 483 words. Once I’ve reached today’s goal, I’ll have 14 691.

Now I’m trying to find a new title for my novel instead of writing my novel. Just 208 words left to write. Ugh. You know what, I’m gonna try writing this scene in 1st person, which is what I’m best at, and then rewrite it in 3rd person. I did this once when I was stuck in Kenna’s Choice, which I wrote in the 1st person POV. Anyway, I didn’t know what a character would do, so I started writing in 1st person from that character’s point of view and immediately I knew what he was going to do.

[Some time later] I made today’s goal and I’ve got 14 705 words. I’m so happy for giving myself a goal and sticking to it. I usually give up.

Other

Earlier on my brother and sister were violently throwing balloons filled with sugar at each other. Surprise, surprise, my sister got hurt and ended up storming off.

Movies, Books and TV shows

Movies: I haven’t watched any lately, but I really want to see “Repo! The Genetic Opera” and “Terminator Salvation” and “Push” and “Clash of the Titans” and– Well you get the point: The list of movies I want to see is reaaaally long.

Books: Well I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read anything these past two weeks, when I actually had the TIME to read. I want to kill myself. I could have finished reading the four books I’ve been reading for the past couple of MONTHS!

TV shows: Well I’m finally caught up on Desperate Housewives. TV shows I’m not caught up on: Heroes, Supernatural, Lost, True Blood, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory.

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