bardicvoice: (DeanSky by <lj user=clubinthesky>)
Wow, it's been a long time since I've written any fiction. The idea for this one just came to me on a walk. With limited writing time and just one simple, crystal idea, I thought it would make an effective drabble, a 100-word story. You judge. I'll warn you, it's depressing.

Title: Paradise
Author: Bardicvoice
Characters: Bobby and Castiel, discussing Sam and Dean
Rating: G
Warnings: Umm, Winchester brothers being Winchester brothers, no matter what.
Word count: 100
Summary: "Each soul makes its own Heaven."

Read the story... )


bardicvoice: (SU brothers by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>)


Supernatural University: Shameless Spoilery Speculation -- Season Eight, The Search for … Limbo?

I avoid spoilers, but accept teasers – by which I mean sanctioned interviews with writers, actors, producers, and directors. So I did follow the coverage from the San Diego ComicCon (although I haven't had time to see it all!), and of course, it sparked some thoughts in my overly fertile brain. What follows is just speculation, pure and simple, so don't take it as anything more. It's probably totally wrong, and trust me, I'm perfectly fine with that; I'll welcome seeing whichever way Season Eight goes, and I trust Jeremy Carver & Company to take me for a fine ride! But while I'm waiting to board the Supernatural Season Eight soul train, I'm going to indulge in a little wild-assery – come along if you dare!


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bardicvoice: (impalamusic by <lj user=crazypandabear>)
I recorded another of my Supernatural stories into podfic in MP3 format. This time, by request, it's my most recent one: Thanksgiving, a story written for this season before Bobby's death.  With no further ado, here's the info:

Thanksgiving
"And that's what this is all about:  sharing Thanksgiving, being family, remembering why we hunt. Holidays put the family in the family business." This season 7 story takes place between 7.06 and 7.09. About 6,122 words.

You can now listen to or download the podfic version of this story, read by me. It's 42 minutes long, and 38.56 MB as an MP3 download. (Apologies, but if you're using Firefox, the player/links may not work; they work fine in IE and Chrome. Don't know why Firefox is being balky ...)

If you want to read the story while you listen, the print version appears here.

Hope you enjoy! Please do leave feedback; I want to improve at this! Thanks ...



bardicvoice: (happy by <lj user=galathea_snb>)

After a long, long time, I have once again committed fanfic. I began this just before Thanksgiving; I really felt the need to finish it, especially after the last few episodes. Me, I'm going to think this happened sometime after 7.06 and before 7.09 ...

Title: Thanksgiving
Author: Bardicvoice
Characters: Dean, Sam, Bobby, Lisa, Samuel, Campbell cousins, Jody Mills
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Word Count: 6122
Summary: “And that's what this is all about: sharing Thanksgiving, being family, remembering why we hunt. Holidays put the family in the family business.”


Read the story ... )

bardicvoice: (Plaid)



Supernatural University
: Spectral Speculations

I thought Death's Door was a magnificent piece of work, and ranks right up there with Abandon All Hope as one of the best mid-season finales of the series. And while I grieve profoundly for Bobby's death, the story around it was solid and very fitting, and did him proud. Special kudos to Jim Beaver for an award-worthy, totally honest performance, and to the entire company for supporting him in it.

Although I do believe Bobby is well and truly dead, this is Supernatural, after all, and I strongly suspect we haven't seen the last of him. Sam and Dean have died more than once, but are still walking, and even Bobby came back from the dead before, raised by Castiel after Lucifer killed him in Swan Song. Castiel himself was brought back, evidently by God, at least twice after having been destroyed by more powerful archangels, as described or seen in Sympathy For the Devil and Swan Song – and where there's room for one wayward angel, I'm certain there's room for one almost-father and heavenly hero. I think there are some excellent story opportunities that could involve Bobby's eventual return, and I thought I'd explore one here. Welcome to a speculative fiction, cosmology, and mythology class at my little Supernatural University, in which I look to the show's established ghost and spirit lore to ask questions about where the writers could possibly take Bobby's story in the future, based on elements from the past!


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Happy Hanukkah, Good Solstice, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Blessed Whatever-You-Celebrate to all the world, with special love and best wishes to the fans, crew, writers, and cast of Supernatural. May all your wishes come true – but only in ways that benefit you, no legal demonic or fairy fine print attached.

Peace and joy to all, and to all, a good night!

bardicvoice: (Jensen directing Jim by <lj user=bardicv)

The LJ Rich Text Editor is finally playing nice with OpenOffice, so I'm finally posting my one season seven review here on LJ. Yay! At last!!

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7.03 The Girl Next Door: Nothing In Our Lives Is Simple

What makes a monster?
Sam hunts, then frees, an old friend;
Dean kills her instead.


Read the rest ... )



Winchesters endure. They survive. And somehow ... they make it right in the end.

bardicvoice: (6.22 Sam gun hands)

6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much: I'm Not Leaving My Brother Alone Out There

Memory endgame:
Castiel drops Sam's mind-wall,
Takes a power trip.
 

Read the rest ... )

 

The icon on this is mine, from a screencap by Alice Jester of The Winchester Family Business.


bardicvoice: (Dean whenever by <lj user="Cakehole_Cat")

6.21 Let It Bleed: I Wish This Changed Anything

Lovecraft opened doors.
Crowley takes Ben and Lisa;
Dean’s Achilles heel.
 

Read the rest ... )

 
Next up: my review of the season finale, in another few days. But I'll say this straight up: I think the finale was only part three of a four-part chapter in the current story. We don't know how that chapter really ends yet, and I won't judge it as complete until I've seen 7.01.

The icon on this is a custom one made for me by [livejournal.com profile] cakehole_cat -- thanks, as ever!

 

 

 

bardicvoice: (Castiel story by <lj user=e0wyn>)

6.20 The Man Who Would Be King: Freedom Is A Length Of Rope

Sam, Dean, saving Earth:
Castiel's good intentions
Pave his road to Hell.

 

Read the rest ... )



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The icon on this post is by [livejournal.com profile] e0wyn . Thank you!

 

 

bardicvoice: (Frontierland by <lj user=kelleigh>)

6.18 Frontierland: Maybe You Got To Go Find Him And Make History

To burn the Mother,
Brothers travel to Colt's time
For phoenix ashes.

Read the rest ... )




The icon on this post is by [livejournal.com profile] kelleigh . Thank you!

 

 

bardicvoice: (Unconquered by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>)

6.17 My Heart Will Go On: This Is About The Souls

Titanic effect:
Changing the past mints new souls
But fate still prevails.

Read the rest ... )

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This is so late going up, I'm not certain it matters to anyone. Sorry about that.  :(

 

 

bardicvoice: (BobbyDeanFather)

6.16 … And Then There Were None: She Has A Message For You

Eve makes new monsters,
Planning to cage human food;
Hunters' families die.

Commentary and Meta Analysis

 

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Go to Part One: Episode Summary

 

bardicvoice: (BobbyDeanFather)

6.16 … And Then There Were None: She Has A Message For You

Eve makes new monsters,
Planning to cage human food;
Hunters' families die.

 

Read the rest ... )



Continue to Part 2: Commentary and Meta Analysis, and Production Notes

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Sorry this took so long to post: real life really got in the way! The next couple of weeks will also be busy, but the worst of it should be out of the way in time for the next new episode!

 

bardicvoice: (Hug 6.12 ani by <lj user=hellybongo>)
6.12 Like A Virgin: It Was A New Day Yesterday, But It’s An Old Day Now
 
Sam wakes as Dean’s bro
With no soulless memories.
Teamed, they hunt dragons. 
  
Read the rest ... )

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Sorry this is so late, again: it's that pesky real-life thing that pays the bills ...

The lovely animated icon on this is by [livejournal.com profile] hellybongo . Thank you!


 
bardicvoice: (Default)
6.11 Appointment In Samarra: I Screwed Up The Whole ‘Natural Order’ Thing
 
Dean makes a wager:
One day as Death for Sam’s soul.
He loses – but wins. 
  Read the rest ... ) 
 
I have great hope for the rest of the season, come the new year. Until then, keep rewatching!
 

bardicvoice: (Jensen directing Jim by <lj user=bardicv)

6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s: Story Of My Life

 

With help from his friends,

Bobby threatens Crowley’s bones

To regain his soul.

 

 

Read the rest ... )

 

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Sorry this is so late; real life and Microsoft problems, I'm afraid. Think I'll be hunting a Mac soon ...

Since I broke LJ on length again, you can find my episode summary over here.

 


bardicvoice: (Jensen directing Jim by <lj user=bardicv)

6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s: Story Of My Life

 

With help from his friends,

Bobby threatens Crowley’s bones

To regain his soul.

 

Read the rest ... )

 

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Sorry this is so late: real life plus Microsoft problems, I'm afraid! Think I'm going hunting for a Mac soon ...

I broke LJ on length again, so you'll find the commentary, meta analysis, and production notes over here.



bardicvoice: (Default)
6.01 Exile On Main Street: You Can’t Outrun Your Past
 
Monsters break patterns.
Finding Sam alive again
Breaks Dean’s “normal” world. 
 
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bardicvoice: (Four rings by <lj user=dzajnisko>)
5.21 Two Minutes To Midnight: Good Luck Stopping The Whole Zombie Apocalypse. Yeah – Good Luck Killing Death.
 
Pestilence fails.
Cas turns human, Bobby walks –
Death changes the game. 
  
Read the rest ... )

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The icon on this is by [livejournal.com profile] dzajnisko .  If you'd like to see the window reflection image I was talking about, you can find a lovely screencap of it here by [livejournal.com profile] raloria . Thank you both!!



bardicvoice: (Plaid)
5.15 Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid:  My Job Is To Bring Him Peace, Not Pain
 
Sioux Falls miracle?
Dead loved ones return to life:
Death comes for Bobby. 
  
 Read the rest ... ) 
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Sorry this is so late: I really enjoyed the LA con, but it didn’t provide writing time, and work in the real world kicked my ass! Stay tuned for the review on Dark Side Of The Moon; that one won’t be as late as this one was, I swear!
 

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