zara_zee: (Sam Dean Guns)
I thoroughly enjoyed episode 11.19. Really interesting, freaky MOTW and some nice character stuff. It also made me think a lot about love in all its various forms. As we all do, I have lots of head-canon around Sam and Dean and in my personal head-canon, Dean is bi-sexual. That head-canon and my contemplation about love led me to this coda...

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Title: Love, sex and tomatoes

Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda.
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.19

Word Count: ~ 1,000

Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.


Summary:  Dean put sex and love in different baskets a long time ago.

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
So I really liked the last episode. It was one that seems to have divided a lot of people Some loved it, some hated it. I mostly just think it's great that Show can still generate so much passion after 11 seasons.
Anyway, I haven't done a coda for a while. Lots of reasons, but partly because I haven't been inspried to write anything. Often because I just felt there was nothing I could add and last week, because I utterly lacked the capacity to be articulate after such an intense episode.
This week...I guess you could call this a tribute to the badass women of Supernatural.
I  was delighted to see Rowena again and I had no issue at all with her coming back via a spell in her leg. We know witches are powerful--think Maggie and Don Stark who laid out leviathans with a flick of the wrist, but didn't want to get involved. Witches are not heros in this universe. They are selfish and they are survivors. Of course Rownena had a back up plan. I've also decided that I love Billie and Amara far too much to really view them as 'baddies'. And apparently I'm still not over Charlie's death...

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Title: Badass B!tches
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda.
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.18
Word Count: ~ 1,000
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

*Title inspired by [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal's voice recorded episode reaction post!



Summary:  The sisters are doing it for themselves

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
I enjoyed the last episode. I've always loved Jodi and I've never minded either Alex or Claire. In last week's ep, I really liked all three of the women and the Sam and Dean we had was great, so I didn't feel ripped off in that regard or anything. Solid ep for me with bonus cooking and cleaning!

This week's coda was inspired by [livejournal.com profile] frozen_delight's glorious gifspam and associated conversations and the title was inspired by a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] kalliel (and others) about the difficulty of naming fics and writing summaries!  :D
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Title: The one where Dean and Jody clean the kitchen and talk about cooking…
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda.
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.12
Word Count: ~1,000
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: What it says on the tin…

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
Loved the last episode. It made me think about the stages of life, about what gives a life meaning and how that can change.

The resulting story is for [livejournal.com profile] frozen_delight, whose episode tags I always enjoy and with whom I share head-canon about Dean's status as a card carrying clean-freak.


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zara_zee: (Gladiator Dean)


Title: Shadows and Dust
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] dizzojay
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] endlessevelina
American-English Proofer: [livejournal.com profile] 9tiptoes
Genre: Action, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~ 24,000
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box. Written for fun, not profit
Warnings: Violence, blood and gore, nudity, gladiatorial fight scenes, kidnapping, imprisonment, physical punishment, whipping, minor character deaths, hurt!Sam, hurt!Dean, major Dean!whump, non-explicit references to torture and rape in Hell
A/N: Set season six, between The French Mistake and …And then there were none.
Story is mostly canon compliant, although Sam and Dean find out about pureblood werewolves earlier than in canon. This story owes a debt of gratitude to the Angel episode The Ring…in case anyone thought it seemed a bit familiar!


Summary: 
When Dean disappears after a hunt in Montana, Sam will stop at nothing to find him. As he tears up the Mid-west looking for answers, Sam learns that it’s not only hunters who are disappearing; monsters are being kidnapped too.

Meanwhile, Dean awakes to find himself locked in a cell. Being held captive sucks, but he knows his brother will come for him soon. Until that happens, all he has to do is kill monsters in an arena. In front of an audience. Wearing sandals and a leather skirt.

It’s not as much fun as it sounds.

ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR

Art Masterpost

AO3 Link

A huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] dizzojay for her incredibly inspirational art prompt that sparked this whole thing. I accidentally big banged. But wth Gladiator Winchesters to work with, who can blame me! I got gorgeous additional art pieces too. Please check out her art post and tell her how wonderful it all is!

A big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] endlessevelina on Tumblr for the beta read and to [livejournal.com profile] 9tiptoes for the super last minute look over to make sure I hadn't included any bizarre Australian words or phrases!

And a final, massive thank you to the [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang mods for once again putting together this fun, friendly challenge! This is my third year taking part and it's always so much fun!
zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
Firstly, happy birthday, Dean Winchester!
Secondly...there were things I liked and things I didn't like about the last ep, but I'm still engaged and intrigued and have many thinky thoughts about where things might be going, so all is good.

This piece is mostly an RIP for Rowena, even though I don't think she will (and don't want her to), this being Supernatural and all.

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Title: Moonrise
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda. Rowena POV.
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.10
Word Count: ~700
Warnings: SPN 'verse God. Portrayal may seem sacrilegious to some
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: “I want to remake the world.”

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
Now, see, I can't be having Sammy in the Cage.

Even if it's actually a small c cage of Rowena's creation. Nope. Uh uh. I mean, yes, the H/C fan in me is sort of rubbing her hands together, but...if Show's record on dealing with the Big Issues is anything to go by (Dean's Hell experience, Dean's alcoholism) then they'll give this some cursory treatment and then drop it like a hot potato and this time, they've actually got a lot closer to outright stating what might happen with the inneuendo than they usually do so...just...no. This is a Really Big Issue. Do it properly or leave it alone. Preferably the latter.

Don't get me wrong. I freakin' loved the episode. (And I love all the fabulous fic and meta that's come out of it too!) I'm just terrified of what's to come.

So this is sort of...sort of...a fixit fic...because I can't leave Sammy so powerless and vulnerable...


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Title: God’s in the detail
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda.
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.09
Word Count: ~850
Warnings: Oblique hints at prior non-con
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: They have a plan. God’s in the detail. The Devil’s in the detail too.

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
I always enjoy case based episodes and I like the old school creepy ones...and what is creepier than ghost possessed people in scary masks? The bunny was terrifying, as was the clown. I'm not a huge fan of Sheriff Donna, but she's starting to grow on me. She's hiding a lot underneath that chipper, darn tootin' mask.
Anyway, suffice to say I enjoyed the ep and I'm bummed that we don't get a new one this week. I guess that's because you're all too busy in America baking pie and stuffing turkey to watch television on Wednesday night? On which note, I hope my American Flisties have a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday...mmm turkey...
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Title: What women want
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.07
Word Count: ~930
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: In which Sam tries not to  dwell on the cage by talking to Dean about Sheriff Donna Hanscum, gender studies and what women really want from a hot, unattached drifter.
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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
The only things I knew about 11.04 were...that it was called Baby and it was going to be told from the Impala's POV. For some reason, I interpreted this as 'Baby gets turned into a person' and I was quite nervous about the whole episode. Consequently, I spent the entire episode waiting with trepidation for Baby to turn into a person and was quite perplexed when that didn't happen! It wasn't until my second watch-through that I realised that practically the whole thing was filmed from inside the car! So then I had to watch it again.

This episode had pretty much everything I want from an episode, which caused me no end of trauma when trying to decide what to write about, because apparently my episode tags are either fix-it fics or that one scene I wanted but didn't get. What to write about when you get everything you wanted?

I considered writing about Dean's: "I'm not little, like I actually was when he taught me to drive", but I've read more than one excellent fic written by really talented writers that deal with Dean learning to drive when he was a little kid, so I decided against that. In the end I decided to write about Piper, for the simple reason that I thought her scene was shot through her gaze and I appreciated that. Also, I do wonder if she's going to turn out to be something more. I always remember that Ruby was initially presented to us as an insignificant hook up...



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Title: I love the way you lie
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.04
Word Count: ~1,800
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Title from the Rihanna song of the same name.

Summary: When all is said and done, there’s no chance for a real relationship here and she doesn’t want to become just a regular booty call. This—last night—was something she chose. She wanted and she offered, on her terms.

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
There were things that I enjoyed about this week's episode.

Visually, I thought it looked good. I liked the look and feel and think that Jensen did a good job directing.

I enjoyed Rowena. I like her character and I think that Ruth does a wonderful job with her. Her, "but I'm in heels" comment made me laugh out loud.

I continue to be intrigued by the Darkness and find myself mulling over the fact that Death described it as amoral...unaware of or indifferent to 'right' or 'wrong'. Crowley may find the Darkness far harder to manipulate than he anticipates.

Dean's shirt (you know the one) made me think of an episode of Angel, where Angel dressed very similarly and assumed the role of somebody's driver so that he could get close without being recognised.
And I liked him getting shot down by the blonde woman too.

The angel and the demon who walked into a bar..that amused me. But. I do hope that it doesn't become a thing. The rebel alliance. And suddenly they get their own story. [livejournal.com profile] twnchesterangel made the comment on [livejournal.com profile] cassiopeia7's journal that supporting characters are meant to support. And that's what I want to see. The supporting characters supporting Sam and Dean's story, not skipping off to the side with their own separate storyline.

I was pretty ho hum about Castiel's fairly quick and easy fix.I expected it,so there was no tension and they didn't do anything overly interesting with characterisation so, yeah. (Please Show, do something interesting with Castiel this season. There are possibilities this season, what with the Darkness and maybe even God getting involved. But see note above about supporting characters.)

And then Dean refused to let Cas heal him because he 'had it coming' and my heart shattered into a million pieces. Dean has a habit of breaking my heart and...I just couldn't stop thinking about Dean and that line. So of course, that's what I had to write about.


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Title: The harm that befell him
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.03
Word Count: ~1,100
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: “It’s fine, Cas,” Dean says. “Besides, I had it coming.”

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
So episode 11.02 made me think more thinky thoughts and I am very keen to see episode three because it feels very much like last season, that the opening gambit is sort of a three ep arc.

Firstly, kudos to [livejournal.com profile] indiachick for correctly predicting the fire solution! I may have bemused my son by shouting Ha! Indiachick picked that! at my TV screen. :\

I really enjoyed smart!Sam and I'm interested in the Crowley/demons story line, and what's going on in the cage...especially given that Sam seemed to be having cage flashbacks. I have to say though, that the angel storyline didn't interest me at all this week. And that's a shame because with the Darkness coming back into the world, there's potential for the angels to become interesting again, provided they can integrate them back into the main storyline properly. Holding out hope for that to start happening next episode.

This week's coda is shamelessly self-indulgent, in that I wanted the brotherly talk that we didn't get, and it's also a wee bit speculative, in that I throw out some wacky theories because I'm intrigued and finding it fun to speculate!

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Title: Let there be light
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.02
Word Count: ~1,550
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: “In the interests of full disclosure,” Sam says, “For a while back there, I was infected.”

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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
My all-time favourite ever season opener was Lazarus Rising, back in Season 4. The Season 11 opener hasn't bumped it from top spot, but there was plenty that I engaged with.

To be honest, I was a little ho-hum when I heard that this season's big bad, a pre-creation destructive force of pure evil, was going to be personified as a woman. Really? Again with the women are evil, women are dangerous, destructive forces schtick? Sigh. But actually...so far, I'm liking Amara. The actress who played the un-named Darkness definitely had an other-worldly allure and it got me thinking (which is always good when you're planning to write a coda!) The Darkness came into the world as thick black fog. Why is it suddenly a woman? Women hadn't even been created when the Darkness was locked away. Therefore, the Darkness must've chosen that form. Why?

So here is my episode coda...less a coda though, and more of a prelude. Darkness POV.

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Title: Deadlier than the male
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.01
Word Count: ~630
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: She likes it here. With Dean.
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zara_zee: (Demon_dean_slouch)
I really enjoyed 10.17.There was Dean hustling pool in a dive bar and well-integrated storylines and did I mention the pool hustling? This episode was definitely up there with the best of this season. :)






Title: Snow Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 10.17
Word Count: ~1,200
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: A witch, a Winchester and the King of Hell walk into a bar.

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zara_zee: (Sam Dean Guns)
There were highs and lows in this week's episode.It gets a great big thumbs up for smart!Sam solving the problem with research and knowledge and for that lovely scene with Dean in the confessional. Jensen nailed the delivery--from the slightly comic oversell of Dean's shortcomings for the ghost's benefit, to his more serious revelations about his hopes for the future. I thought the lighting was particularly well done too; the way the shadows played over Dean's face like the bars on a cage was lovely.
Isabella's story and the Rowena/Olivette scenes I thought were very poorly integrated--jarringly so--and Rowena's storyline dragged. And I actually really like Rowena's character, so I can imagine that for those who don't those scenes must have been excrutiating.

Please writers, may we have more smart!Sam solving problems and kicking ass? And more Sam and Dean working together and supporting each other.


And now, here is fic:





Title: A tendency toward impulsivity
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 10.16
Word Count: ~400
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: His brother’s gung-ho, take-violent-action-first, ask-intelligent-questions-later attitude is how they got into this whole Mark of Cain mess to begin with.

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zara_zee: (Sam Dean Guns)
I've only watched this episode once so far. There were some things about it that didn't quite gel: The sloppy assumptions about the parasite. Cole's overuse of nicknames. The lost opportunities - for Dean to address the fact that Cole tortured Sam, for Sam to bond with Kit's wife, to talk about his feelings, for Dean to take his shirt off.

The ep did make me think a lot about Sam and Dean as soldiers in a never-ending war and the impact that must've had on them.

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Title: Combat survival
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 10.15
Word Count: ~500
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: Kit could’ve been saved. He hadn’t been turned; he’d just been infected.

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zara_zee: (demon_dean)
So there's been a whole heap of speculation on my flist about 10.14.Specifically, did Dean actually kill Cain? It brought to mind a quote from Dune: "Do not count a human dead until you've seen his body. And even then you can make a mistake." In the SPN 'verse, truer words were never spoken.

I managed to horrify myself with some of my speculation and it has made me drabble... or as close as I get to drabbling anyway. Just some fangirl 'what if'-ing... a possible alternative...




Title: Little steaks
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 10.14
Word Count: ~230
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: Dean has a nightmare

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