jared and the fans trying to help jensen send his first tweet [x]
and then his face a few minutes later when he realizes the tweet didn’t go through
Jensen’s M&G is so hard to summarize, because it was essentially half an hour of Jensen going into detail on his process of playing Dean, Demon!Dean, directing, etc. It was amazing, and I will try to put together a summary, but it’s something that I’m literally going to have to try and outline just to make sure I keep everything straight. For now, though:
My favorite answer was to a fan who asked about Jensen’s experience directing this season (something I wanted to ask about it, but she asked it first and worded her question in a way that was better than how I would have). She asked what he would like us as fans to look for in this episode.
Jensen said that his “mountain” in this episode was that it takes place in the “catacombs of the Men of Letters”, which we’ve never seen. They have sets built for the major rooms we see a lot of, and a couple other sets which have been repurposed to appear to be a few different rooms, but this involved Sam and Dean going on a “cat and mouse chase” throughout the bowels of the building, and he had to make two hallway sets look like two dozen.
He explained how he planned this out for days/weeks ahead of time, He studied the old Hitchcock movies, using the technique where the “good guy” moves from left to right (the natural way that they eye wants to move) while the bad guy moves from right to left (which appears jarring on a subconscious level). After all this, he spread it all out on the kitchen table at home to map out everything that needs to be done. Then he started coming up with different ways to make the hallway look different. He asked Jared for help, who suggested things like having different things mounted to the wall at the end of the hall to make it look different.
"Plus, on top of all of that, I had to play Demon Dean".
He said that he made extremely detailed notes for everything that he needed to capture each day, so that even if he forgot something, someone else would remind him that there was still something else on his list. He said he was proud of the fact that during his week of filming, they had mostly days that were less than 12 hours of filming, and one or two “eight hour” days. He liked the fact that people were able to go home to their families at the end of the night.
To me, I was just blown away by all of this as a sign of just how brilliant a director Jensen is - not only was he able to conceive a vision of how he wanted the episode to appear, he was able to execute his vision in an efficient and timely manner. I really do hope we get a commentary from him on this episode on the eventual DVD (although now we might get a twitter commentary from him when it airs!) and maybe even a Director’s cut edition of the episode!
So yesterday thanks to my amazing friend Alyssa, I got to wait in a line for about two hours an meet Misha Collins, here’s that story!
We finished Mark’s panel down stairs in the ballroom and walked up stairs to get in line for the Misha photo ops. As we were waiting, we started talking to the girl before us on the line. She was so nice. At this time I was nervous. Shaking I told Alyssa and this other girl (who’s name I sadly don’t remember) I was going to cry when I saw him. Sure enough we get into the room for the photo op maybe 15 people away now, and each picture takes maybe 15 seconds. It’s fast. Anyway. We get in there and I look up. I see Mr. Collins putting a sock monkey hat on. I start crying. At that point I didn’t think I could do it. I didn’t want to bother him so I turned to o back, and every one behind me started pushing me up in the line. I was crying. My black make-up from Liviathen Castiel was smudging. I got to the from of the line, the girl that was trying to calm me down went. Took her picture. Then whispered something to Misha. He nodded and she wen out. Then he looks over at me, smiles walks over to me and takes my hands pulling me over to the spot to take the picture “I don’t bite, were almost there, look were both waring converse” when I was standing on the mark he put his arms around me and squeezed, after the photo was taken he was rubbing my back, and the photographer gave him a bottle of sparkling water. He put I in my hand and looked at me an said “he drink this it’s magic water”
That’s my Misha story.
I asked him a question at his panel and he remembered me. Then I saw him in the hall after the panel and he gave a hug. Then I want with my friend when she met him because she was scared, then i wen with Alyssa when she got his autograph. Then when i went up for mine. I told him i’m two months cut free because of him and showed him my arm. He looked sad for a second. But then took my hands and looked at me an said “I’m so proud of you, you’re amazing, stay strong and keep going”
So I met him five times! #VanCon
Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
Tom’s First Con Panel…Two and a half years old and Thomas is already upstaging me - Jared VanCon 2014
Most of you know who electricmonk333 is. She’s been a member of the SPN family for a long time and makes some amazing edits for us all.
Most of you also know the story of what happened to her just days after DCCon. If not, her post is here.
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Rafah-born author and poet Khaled Juma wrote a heartbreaking tribute to the children of the Gaza Strip amidst the missiles striking his hometown. At least 506 Palestinian children have been killed since Israel commenced its latest invasion of Gaza on July 8, 2014
Photograph #1: A Palestinian boy, who fled with his family from their home during Israeli air strikes, bathes his brother at a United Nations-run school in the Jabalya Refugee Camp in the northern Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014. The school is a designated shelter for Palestinians who were displaced by Israel’s offensive. Photo credit: Mohammed Salem
Photograph #2: A Palestinian girl reacts at the scene of an explosion carried out by the Israeli military that killed at least eight children and wounded 40 more in a public garden in Gaza City on July 28, 2014. Photo credit: Finbarr O’Reilly
Photograph #3: A traumatized Palestinian child is comforted by a man arranging care for him in a hospital in Gaza City following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014. Photo credit: Momen Faiz
Photograph #4: A Palestinian child pulls out toys from a box at a local market in Gaza City during a temporary ceasefire on August 6, 2014. Palestinian and Israeli delegations met in Cairo with Hamas demanding an end to the siege on Gaza and Israel demanding a demilitarization of the territory. Photo credit: Lefteris Pitarakis
Photograph #5: A Palestinian boy sleeps at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City on July 14, 2014, after fleeing with his family from their home in Beit Lahya. Photo credit: Mohammed Salem
Photograph #6: Doctors tend to injured children while a young girl sitting on her mother’s lap cries at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on August 4, 2014. Photo credit: Eyad El Baba
Photograph #7: A Palestinian girl cries while being treated at a hospital in Beit Lahya following after sustaining injuries from an Israeli air strike on a United Nations school in the Jabalya Refugee Camp on July 30, 2014. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra
Photograph #8: Two Palestinians girls celebrate the first day of Eid Al-Fitr on the grounds of a United Nations school in the Jabalya Refugee Camp in the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014. Their families are among the dozens that have fled their homes and sought refuge in the school. Normally, Muslim families in Palestine celebrate Eid Al-Fitr by visiting one another and gifting children with new clothes and shoes. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra
Photograph #9: One-and-a-half year old Razel Netzlream was killed after she was fatally hit by shrapnel from an Israeli air strike on an adjacent home the previous day. Her father carries her body to the funeral in Khan Younis on July 18, 2014. Photo credit: Alessio Romenzi
Photograph 10: A portrait of Shahed Quishta, 8, is fixed to a pillar in her home in Beit Lahya on August 16, 2014, after an Israeli tank fired a shell into the living room. She was killed on July 22, 2014. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra