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13 November 2009 @ 12:49 am
SPN: The Real Ghostbusters  

Ever since I read the ep description, I figured this would be a riot. I mean really, on the eve of an actual Supernatural con, they show an episode about a con? Is this a great show or WHAT?

Some of fandom despises Becky, I think she's awesome. If you don't see a little of yourself in Becky and find it funny -- then, you, missy, are taking yourself WAY TOO FUCKING SERIOUSLY. Because Becky is us. Does she feel up the boys? I haven't, but I've behaved in a rather inappropriate fanslutty fashion and god knows, I've seen other people do far more cringe-worthy things. Do people ask completely stupid questions at cons? Do people NOT ask stupid questions at cons? Do people dress up and LARP? *looks in closet at C-Bucs and TOk'ra cosplay costume* WHY YES, WE DO. (and also I think that sounds like a really cool LARP.)

Did two of the LARP-ers actually SAVE THE DAY? Why yes, they did. (and were they named after Demian and Barnes at TWOP? YES. *dies* I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT DEMIAN SAYS ABOUT HIS DOPPELGANGER).

Also, look, did they go the easy route and stock the "audience" with who would really be there? If they'd REALLY wanted to be mean, what would they have put in the audience? WHO WE ARE. Does Kripke know that SPN cons are 85% female? of course he does (that's what Becky's about, after all). But just imagine the bitching if the audience had been nothing but Beckys... So I actually think the audience was deliberate, to step it back from being "personal". (and also, if it'd been meant maliciously - the ghosts could've carved up that entire audience)

So I read it as affectionate with a side of "YOU ARE SO CRAZY". But I really thought the speech at the end about how Dean's lucky and really the "real world" is pretty damn sucky and fandom was their escape, basically-- I took that as understanding how it really is for most in Fandom.

But the silly Con stuff faded pretty quickly over all, and we got a nice brotherly team hunt that was, yes, light on the Apocalypse, but it's not like we weren't warned about the Walmart apocalypse...

then, at the end: bonus pseudo-canon Wincest! ROTFLMAO. (notice how they met online?)
Becky/Chuck! becky's big break up speech.... and how Sam gets let down easy. hee. And Aw, Crowley. They're just not even TRYING to hide the Good Omens references anymore, are they? (and okay, I know the name is older than that, but c'mon)

I did, however, miss Castiel. :(

And in other news, Van Pelt and Rigsby are really starting to get to me on Mentalist.
Self, we do not 'ship on procedurals. but they're so cute!
carpenyx: spn | i remember happier dayscarpenyx on November 13th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
I missed Castiel too! But it was a fun episode! :D and the whole wincest thing, I'm not into it personally, but I couldn't stop laughing at that!!! LOL
lizardbeth: Dean and Sam drinkinglizardbeth_j on November 15th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
oh me neither (Wincest, I mean) but it was hilarious anyway. So deliberate and cute.
Randomness is Everything: SPN - Winchester Stylesupershineygirl on November 14th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
I thought this was going to be another Ghostfacers after so many people on my flist started in on how they hate it and are going to pretend that it doesn't exist and that there is hardly any Dean&Sam. But I found it amusing. I like that they poked back at Fandom a bit and they were pretty respectful about it too. It was like Hollywood Babylon but not quite a well written or funny. Still amusing though maybe not the strongest episode,but why all the hate. Take it with a bit of self deprecating humor like it's intended and get over yourself.
lizardbeth: Dean approveslizardbeth_j on November 15th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
yeah, I tend to think a lot of fandom was a bit over-spoiled for this ep maybe, and kind of built it up into something far more insulting/demeaning/whatever, than It actually was. (the same people who are personally offended by Becky, I'd guess) It was just a little ghost story wrapped inside a poke at fandom - hardly worth getting so UPSET about, exactly.
hoolia goolia: SPN - J2 wondertwink cowboys uniteboom_queen on November 14th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
My take on the episode was pretty similar to yours--the humor was definitely more affectionate and fan-friendly than it could have been (given how crrrrrazy SPN fandom can be sometimes). Becky is an embarrassing but adorable amalgam of all things fangirly, and the fan convention was too fun for words.

I've seen a fair amount of criticism, but I liked it. Then again, I do tend to enjoy the goofy ones :)
lizardbeth: Dean and Sam drinkinglizardbeth_j on November 15th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
heh, anybody who thinks that was MEAN to fandom, is clearly not using their imagination.

I get being impatient for the Apocalypse to start already, but the rest of the complaints seemed kind of like people were just READY to be pissed off at how fandom was going to appear in it. ah well, I'm sure the arc ep will be better received.

Well, unless somebody dies, in which case I'm sure we'll be hearing about that, too.