zimshan: (SPN - Crazy Circles)
In other news....

TWO INSTA-RECS:
FIC: ’Live For Small Horizons‘ [SPN S6, Dean, Sam, gen] by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic - “If Dean goes down, there's no one else who knows it all.” - This fic includes what might be my favorite fic moment ever in the history of fic. You think I‘m kidding, but no, really, I am not. It’s barely over 1k, yet by the end, I was BAWLING my eyeballs out. This is seriously some kind of record. The moment is seared into my skull forever. I’m seriously going to cry myself to sleep every night for the rest of the week over this. THAT is the kind of fic this is.

VID: ’Right Wing Radio Duck‘ [Donald Duck, political remix] - by way of laurashapiro - Donald Duck discovers Glenn Beck’s radio show, with razor-sharp, biting political commentary. This is AMAZING. I am seriously FLABBERGASTED by how amazing this is. That is how amazing it is. The amount of work put into this for it to work as slick and FLAWLESS as it does hurts my brain to even think about. Video from over 50 different Disney cartoons. Audio sliced from Beck’s shows. And the main commentary point that he builds up so well, and slams home so perfectly by the end. UGH, IT IS BRILLIANT. I want to send this to everyone I know.

AND A NOSTALGIC TEAR...
[livejournal.com profile] crackers4jenn reminded me that today is TEN YEARS since ‘Fool for Love’ aired. WHICH BY THE WAY is kinda the whole reason I exist on LJ in the first place. The last five minutes single-handedly rejuvenated my Buffy love, which four years later brought me HERE! Gosh I can’t believe that was ten years ago. I feel like it was just yesterday my 13 year old self came home early from a meeting and RAN to the tv to catch whatever bit of the Buffy ep I could. Where the hell does the time go. I feel old.
zimshan: (SPN - John always just a step away)
WHAT are you doing right now? If it's not reading [livejournal.com profile] standing_fic 's new SPN fic, you're doing something wrong. Run, don't walk to:

'They are the Lanterns and you are the Light'
[John, Cas, Dean, Sam, gen, preseries, 1500 words]
...he feels his will come up, beating strong, a beacon in the dense confusion.
John has faith; he will know what to do when the time comes.

It's one of the most perfect ideas I've read in years. The show's first two seasons sometimes feel so very far from its last two, it's fascinating how this single-handedly melds the two eras of the show together without missing a beat. I felt while reading it as though all these pieces I had never even realized as being frayed to begin with, suddenly became sewn together. It seems so natural that this scene should have taken place at some point in SPN's canon. I don't care if this was never filmed. It doesn't even need to be, with Michelle's made-to-feel, in-the-moment prose, the whole moment has already become seared in my skull. As far as I'm concerned, this is canon.
zimshan: (SPN - The Grueling Task of Research)
I don't get the chance to rec fics here often, I can't even keep up with my delicious bookmarking half the time.

But I just stumbled on these two fics that MADE MY WORLD today and I would be heartless if I didn't share...

Before The Skywriters, Before The Telegram [Gabriel gen] - [livejournal.com profile] seaouryou - Hysterically delicious Old Testament CRACK in which Gabriel, God's Messenger, discovers his penchant for tricking. This is the fic I didn't know I needed to read. In some bizarre way, it's totally fitting for SPN biblical canon, and one that will keep me in giggles for days.

The Ewok to Your Wookie [Sam, Dean, gen] - [livejournal.com profile] musesfool - I just want to draw so many hearts around this, it is absolutely insta-canon for me. Picking up 5.20's loose ends and combining Sam's birthday, into just the perfect sweet, simple, happy sigh inducing brothers moment. 'It's been a while' just about covers it all.

Now stop being so awesome, Internet! I have things to do!! Or you know, keep being awesome, and I'll catch up later. ;)
zimshan: (SPN - Goofy Times)
I'M DONE! GRADUATED! I'M FREE! Or you know, now have to spend every waking hour on job applications and pray those grad apps come through. But you know...

It's been kinda depressing saying goodbye to everyone and everything all week. So I went to turn to sketching out that Sam vid finally, just to get my mind off things abit. And I realized what it was about the finale bothered me so much...

Cutting in case there are some out there who still haven't seen the finale... )

I hate thinking of this like this. Please tell me I'm thinking about it all wrong or something. I need to work this Sam morose out, or this vid will never get made!

ETA: I guess it does assert Dean's role as protector of the Winchester Constitution, a la 'Jus in Belo'. But...dammit, for once, I just...I just really wanted more for Sam.
zimshan: (SPN - Goofy Times)
One of the first things that caught my attention when I first started watching Supernatural was the score. Not like this is anything strange, since I‘ve always grown to love my TV shows' scores, as some might remember my score posts for VM and FF. So imagine my excitement months ago, when I stumble on [livejournal.com profile] sarah_p‘s SPN music post containing a whole album worth of score cues. [originally obtained through Soundtrack Sharity]

Now I'm sure some people might be able to listen to this compilation without cue identification but I'm a bit of a nut about it. I always need to know WHAT the scores were originally made for, WHERE they came from, so at least I can put them on a playlist in some semblance of chronological order. I searched for as long as I could trying to find if someone had IDed these released scores, but with no luck. If there is someone out there who had figured them all out, my google skills obviously suck, because I was never able to find it. So I just did it myself.

I’m not sure how many people actually care about scoring enough to actually make a post for it. But at any rate, I figured it deserved its marker on the internet. Because whether people realize it or not, it really MAKES the show what it is.

Some might not find the SPN score any more special than any other show on television, which is fine. But as my poor film music class knows, I'm picky about scores. So when I find one that pleases me so, I like exploring it. In my mind, it's like...score is like salt. Add too little and your dish is bland. Add too much and you can ruin your dish completely. The skill is in adding just the right amount to accent the taste without interfering with its creation. Any composer can throw together music and take over a scene with loud swooping sounds and pull a viewer their own direction. It's the ones who know they are subservient to the source, who work with the visual material, understand it and accent importance, yes, but more importantly, who know how and when to HOLD BACK...that makes scoring such an art to me.

The difference with this show, as some of you might know, is that it actually has TWO composers. Christopher Lennertz and Jay Gruska, brought in by executive producers Eric Kripke and Robert Singer respectively, who share the composing responsibility by alternating episodes. This makes the show uniquely interesting to me. It really is amazing just how cohesive the score sounds. They both yield an eclectic sound for the show, and as the first season progressed, they were able to adopt more of each other’s style to incorporate between. I honestly didn’t hardly realize the difference between the two until I looked at it later. There is none the less a distinct difference.

So as it turns out, that score compilation (which was never officially released but leaked on the internet months ago for online viewers to obtain) was made by Lennertz containing his scores alone from the first season. I went through and identified these first, before turning to other score cues missing on the compilation.



LENNERTZ SCORES )

FULL ZIP of LENNERTZ SPN OST ALBUM

(Secondary DL Link HERE)




GRUSKA SCORES )

FULL ZIP of RIPPED GRUSKA S1 SCORES

(Secondary DL Link HERE)




More Lennertz Scores - Ripped )

FULL ZIP of extra RIPPED LENNERTZ SCORES

(Secondary DL Link HERE)




NEW UPDATES (6/18/07 03/01/08):

END CREDITS: (Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] starry_ice for figuring out the scheme)
- Lennertz's SPN S1 End Credits Music - This piece of score is used on the end credits of episodes scored by Christopher Lennertz (mp3 compliments of [livejournal.com profile] starry_ice)
- Gruska's SPN S1 End Credits Music - This piece of score is used on the end credits of episodes scored by Jay Gruska. This piece also heard at the end of 'Dean Man's Blood' and used for the S1 DVD menu.

- Silly Brothers Theme [(1)-(2)-(3)] - This is a theme used continually throughout the series during light brother moments. First heard during 101 on the bridge before (1) and after (2) talking to the cops. Later heard during 117 after Sam pranks Dean with the glued beer bottle (3).





OTHER SPN SCORE POSTS:
- Big Damn SPN S4 Score Post [Downloads] NEW!!
- Big Damn SPN S3 Score Post [Downloads] NEW!!
- Dean's Family Dedication Theme [Downloads for all Twelve Moments of the Series] NEW!!
- List of Episodes for Each SPN Composer
- SPN's Musical Motifs
- SPN Composer Interviews
- Season Two's Scoring Overview Meta
- SPN Pilot: Comparing The Pre-Aired Score to Aired Version's

OTHER FANDOMS' SCORE POSTS
- Josh Kramon: Veronica Mars Score
- Greg Edmonson: Firefly Score

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