Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Exams, School, Supernatural! (of course)

Yeah, had my second methods exam this morning.
Dude, it was hard!!
It was outta 54 marks. Worst case senario I got like.. 39, I think.
For all I know I did worse than that.
But I did get 89% on the non-calculator one. So that's not bad.

Now I'm all done for maths this year! It's fantastic! The most important exam is out of the way before I even start my year 10 ones!

I don't think I've ever spent so much time studying before. But now I am able to come home and go on the computer, or read, or watch TV. It's great!

And I did that oral presentation last week. Hence the reason I ended up with Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.
But yeah, I did it. I felt faint. And shaky. And nervous as all hell. But, apparently I didn't look it. According to Mr.Sharp anyway. But he probably just wanted me to feel better.. So I think he was lying.

So yeah.
All Hell Breaks Loose, Australian Supernatural convention has been given the all clear. So far anyway.
Sydney 2009!
Emma H and I have decided we're going!
We will spend a week in Sydney.
We will meet Jared and Jensen and have photos taken with them.
We will meet them at the convention.
We will camp out front their hotel.
We will end up with a restraining order and put into jail for 3 days.
We will get bailed out by mum.
We will then proceed to reclaim our position outside their hotel.
It shall be grand!

Yes, More On My Books..

I have finished Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. They've been finished for a little while now. And,, because I just can't escape my new found obsession for now, I have decided to re-read them all again. But I won't spend all day reading this time round. Just when I have time, or when I want too. So I'll actually have time to do other stuff..
But I have finished Twilight again, so I'm gonna start New Moon tonight.
Now that I've read them all I have to say that I think Twilight is the best. Followed by Breaking Dawn, Eclipse, and then New Moon.
And I can't wait for this movie, although I really don't think it will be as good as the book. Which annoys me, because I want it to be amazing! But I really just don't think it will be.
AND, despite what everyone else may think, I reckon that Robert Pattinson is perfect for Edward. He was basically who I mentally had in mind while reading anyway, before I knew he was playing Edward. So I have no problem with that at all!

Supernatural: It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

Season Four-Episode Seven
Two Days Before Halloween
The town is preparing for Halloween and a mother returns home as her husband Luke Wallace feeds their baby child. The wife puts the candy away and takes the baby upstairs. Once she's gone, her husband gets into the candy and has a piece. Flinching in pain, he removes a razor blade from his mouth and then collapses to the floor, spitting up blood. His wife returns to find him dead on the floor.
One Day Before Halloween
Luke's wife explains to Dean and Sam that her husband swallowed four swallowed four razor blades. Dean checks out the stove and finds a hex bag underneath the counter. Sam asks if Luke had any enemies or was involved in an affair but she fervently denies it. Mrs. Wallace points out that there are better ways to kill someone than planting a razor in candy he might not eat. Back at the hotel, Sam determines that the bag contains powerful relics suggesting a skilled witch, while Dean is unable to come up with anybody who wanted Luke dead.
Two girls are attending an early Halloween party and one of them, Tracy, goes bobbing for apples. She comes up with an apple and the other one Jenny wants to try. She goes down… and can't get her head up. They try to pull her out and the water starts boiling. Dean and Sam arrive at the scene and Dean talks to the other girl, who doesn't know any Luke Wallace. Sam finds another hex bag and they take it back to the hotel where Sam figures it isn't revenge, it's a series of sacrifices culminating at Halloween. The blood sacrifice summons the demon Samhain, the origin of Halloween. The ritual can only be performed once every six hundred years, and once Samhain is raised he can raise ghosts and zombies and every dark thing they've ever faced.
Dean is watching Mrs. Wallace's house when Sam calls in. They figure there's some connection as someone had to deliver the hex bags. He watches as the babysitter arrives at the house: Tracy, who claimed not to know the Wallace. Dean checks in with Sam who discovers Tracy was suspended from school after a fight with a teacher. The brothers go to the school and speak with the art teacher, Don Harding. He says that Tracy's work had gotten increasingly disturbingly and wrote dozens of bizarre symbols and primitive killings. Sam shows him a symbol from one of the items in the hex bags. The teacher reveals she lives in an apartment alone as an emancipated teen.
The Winchesters try to find Tracy without success. As they return to the hotel, a kid asks them for candy. Dean refuses to give him any and the boy glares at him. They enter the room and find Castiel and another man waiting for them. Sam falls all over himself introducing himself to Castiel, who congratulates him on stopping his extracurricular activities. Castiel and the other man asked if they've stopped the raising of Samhain and killed the witch. Castiel warns the witch knows who they are and shows them a hex bag he found in the wall of the room. Castiel explains that the raising of Samhain is one of the 66 seals. The witch is powerful enough to cloak herself from angels, but the other man has had enough. Castiel explains that he's Uriel, a "specialist." Castiel says they both need to leave town as they're going to destroy it. They're out of time and the seal must be saved. Uriel explains he's purified cities before and they have to weigh the lives against the billions of others at risk. Castiel insists the plan comes from Heaven and it's just, but Dean and Sam aren't so sure. Castiel points out that Dean obeyed his father's orders. Dean tells the angels that they're not leaving, pointing out Castiel went to the trouble of breaking him out of Hell. Uriel threatens to drag him out but Dean warns that he'll have to kill him to do it. Dean insists they'll find the witch and Castiel agrees to give them the time over Uriel's objections.
The guys return outside to find that the kid egged the Impala. As they get in, Sam admits he thought the angels would be different: righteous. He wonders if this has been what he's praying to. Dean notes that it's possible not all angels might be good. Sam notices that one of the items, a child's bone, is charred with incredible heat, more than found in a fire or household stove. They go back to the school, figuring that the bone was charred in the art room's kiln. The hex bag appeared in their room after they talked to Harding. Sam breaks open a cabinet and finds more children's' bones.
Uriel and Castiel watch children trick-or-treating and Castiel notes that the decision has been made. Uriel suggests they get Dean out of town and destroy the place, but Castiel asks if Uriel's ready to disobey their true orders.At the Wallace house, Harding is performing a ritual involving a bound and gagged Tracy. He prepares to stab her… and Dean and Sam arrive and Sam guns him down. Tracy reveals that Don was her brother and smashes them both down with her powers. She explains that Harding was going to make her the final sacrifice, but now she's going to use her brother. She takes some of Harding's blood and proceeds with the ritual. Sam manages to get to Harding's corpse and smears some of the blood on his face and Dean's. He tells Dean to follow his lead as the floor cracks open and a black demonic mist flows out and into Harding's body. It rises up, a host for Samhain, and the demon advances on Tracy. It takes her and kisses her, compliments her, then snaps her neck. Samhain walks by Dean and Sam without seeing them. Once he's gone, Sam explains that in Halloween lore people wore masks to hide from Samhain so he gambled the blood masks would conceal them. As Samhain (still in Harding's body) walks among the trick-or-treaters, Sam figures he's heading for a cemetery to raise the dead. As they drive there, Sam says he might have to use his powers to stop it. Dean believes that Ruby's knife should be enough and gives it to Sam. At the cemetery, Samhain arrives at the mausoleum where a party is going on. He locks the students in and then the corpses start to emerge. They kill one student and Dean gets the others out while Sam goes after Samhain. Sam finds Samhain in the chapel, and its powers don't work on it. The two fight hand-to-hand while Dean impales zombies. A ghost arrives and throws Dean against the wall, and he decides to torch everyone. Sam tries to get to Ruby's knife but Samhain knocks it away. Sam finally tries to immobilize Samhain with his psychic abilities and expel the demon. Samhain advances step by step against Sam's powers as Dean arrives. Sam sees him as his nose starts to bleed, but he manages to expel Samhain once and for all.
One Day After Halloween
Later, Sam is packing up at the hotel when Uriel appears behind him. The angel notes that November 2nd is the anniversary of the days that Azazel killed Sam's mother and girlfriend. Uriel accuses him of using Azazel's profane blood despite the warnings. The angel notes that Sam will always remain alive as long as he's useful. He also advises Sam to tell Dean to climb off of his high horse, and to ask Dean what he remembers from Hell.Dean is in the park when Castiel appears next to him and explains that their orders were to do whatever Dean told them to do. It was a test to see how Dean would perform under pressure. Dean says he'd have made the same call and what is here and now is what matters. Castiel confesses he was praying that Dean and Sam would save the town. However, he warns that the seal was broken and they're one step closer to Hell on Earth. The angel admits he has questions and doubts and doesn't know what is right or wrong anymore. Castiel doesn't know if Dean passed or fail, but warns that Dean will have more difficult decisions to make.
Aired Monday November 10, 2008
AND, I would just like to say how upsetting it was to watch poor Sam when he met the angels. He's like the religious brother who prays and has always believed in angels and God, even when Dean didn't. And now Dean is getting all this attention from angels, and Sam is basically getting death threats from them! Like, how is that fair!! Poor Sam.

Supernatural: Yellow Fever

Season Four-Episode Six
Dean is running down the streets in terror as the sound of hellhounds in pursuit echo behind him. He stumbles across a homeless man and warns him to run before "it" kills him… and a small dog walks into view. Dean runs away from it in terror and it happily runs after him.
Rock Ridge, Colorado
Forty-three hours earlier, Dean and Sam impersonate Federal agents and talk to a coroner about Frank O'Brien, a marathon runner who died of a heart attack at the age of 44. There have been two similar deaths and the brothers ask the coroner to do an autopsy. Dean notices a wedding ring outline and Sam notices scratches on the arm that the coroner dismisses as caused when the man fell. However, the coroner doesn't find any blockages of the artery.
The guys meet with the town sheriff, Al Britton, who was friends with Frank. The sheriff insists on cleanliness, constantly washing his hands. He explains that Frank was recently acting jumpy and refused to answer his phone. Outside, the brothers figure something supernatural is involved, and the other victims had similar red scratches. As they walk down the street, Dean sees several teenagers and takes a different route to avoid them. The brothers then talk to Frank's neighbor Mark Hutchins, who says that Frank was freaking out. Mark keep snakes and crocodiles and Dean gets increasingly nervous. Mark explains that Frank got increasingly scared of everything, but in high school he was a bully. He got better over the years after his wife died 20 years ago, but Dean wonders if anyone would have wanted revenge.
That night, Sam gets into the car, startling Dean. Dean has determined that Frank's wife Jessie, a manic-depressive, killed herself and Frank had a perfect alibi. Sam didn't find anything at Frank's place. They drive back to the hotel but Sam notices that Dean is driving the speed limit and obeying turning laws. He then picks up EMF readings from Dean.The next morning, Sam calls Bobby and returns to the hotel to find Dean in the car with scratch marks. Bobby has confirmed that it's ghost sickness. Some spirits can infect people with a contagious disease, causing them to die of fright. The disease spread from Frank to the two other dead men who were on his softball team, and Dean caught it from the corpse. Sam tells him that he has 24 hours and all the victims were all dicks who used fear as a weapon. To stop the disease, they have to destroy the ghost. The Winchesters figure that Frank's wife is the ghost. Dean finally admits he was in the car because their hotel room is on the fourth floor.
Later in their first floor room, Dean is trying to read up on ghost sickness but starts to hallucinate accusations and insults in the text. He finally breaks the ticking clock and settles back with a beer. Sam returns, revealing he's discovered that Jessie's body was cremated and she couldn't be the ghost. Dean starts to choke on his beer and coughs up a wood chip. Realizing it's a clue, the brothers visit the local lumber mill. Dean refuses to go in but Sam insists so he takes a big swig of alcohol. However, he refuses to carry any weapons and offers to man the flashlight.Inside, the EMF detector is useless due to Dean's proximity. However, they find Frank's wedding ring and realize he was there. Exploring further, they open a locker and find a cat and Dean screams in terror. They find a badge belonging to a Luther Garland and an article on Frank's wife, along with a sketch of Jessie O'Brien. Dean accidentally sets off the conveyer belts and then spots a man crouched in the corner: Luther. Dean runs off in terror and Luther advances on Sam, who dissipates him with a shotgun blast of salt: Luther is a ghost.
At the station, Sam checks the Garland file while an increasingly drunk Dean hovers nervously in the background. Luther died 20 years ago of "physical trauma" and the deputy, Linus, doesn't know anything about it. Sheriff Britton is out sick and Sam quickly gets Dean out. Once they're gone, Britton calls in and discovers that the Winchesters are investigating Garland. He realizes they know, then starts scrubbing himself, drawing blood. He hears a voice telling him that they know and fearfully points his gun around.Sam and Dean go to the hospital to see Luther's surviving brother, John. He finally tells them that Luther was a kind man but a big hulking figure that everyone was scared of because of his looks. John admits he failed Luther. Sam shows him the drawing of Jessie: John recognizes her and tells him that Frank killed Luther. Jessie was a receptionist at the mill and Luther had a crush on him. When Jessie went missing, Frank suspected Luther and went to the lumber mill where he beat Luther then dragged him behind his truck by a chain around his neck until he was ripped apart. John tried to get community pillar Frank arrested but they refused to investigate the murder of the "town freak."
The brothers figure that the scratches are road rash from Luther being dragged to death, and he swallowed the wood chips during Frank's beating. However, Sam warns that they can't burn all the remains given how Luther was ripped up. Dean loses it, saying they must be nuts to hunt monsters. He quits and starts walking away… and hears a dog behind him. The cute dog chases after him…Dean ends up back at the hotel with less than four hours left. Sam tells him he's going back to Hell and it's about time. Sam's eyes glow yellow and he says that he's going to become a demon. He pins Dean to the wall and then starts choking him. It's a hallucination, and Sam manages to calm Dean down for the moment. He calls in Bobby, who has found a Japanese book on spirits, including a buruburu that infects its victims with fear. It has to be killed like a traditional ghost, but it can also be destroyed using fear. Sam calls Dean to tell him they've got a plan and Dean should just relax and ride it out.
Sam and Bobby go into the lumber mill as Luther watches them. At the hotel, Dean starts to hallucinate hellhounds again, trying to break in. However, it's Sheriff Britton, who demands to know why they're investigating Luther's death. Britton is overcome by fear but defends Frank, his friend, who he refused to arrest for Luther's death. Dean manages to knock the gun away from him and they struggle until Dean manages to throw Britton off of him. Britton cowers back in fear and then dies of a heart attack.Luther doesn't come out so Sam starts ripping up the pictures of Jessie. The mill machinery starts up and Luther grabs Sam. Meanwhile, Dean continues to hallucinate as the road rash scratches continue to grow. He picks up a Bible… and then sees Lilith appear on the bed next to him. She tells him it's time for him to come back to Hell and asks if he remembers all the "fun" they had there. Dean's heart starts to burst and Lilith tells him he's going to die. He wonders why he got infected and she tells him to listen to his heart.
At the mill, Sam tries to get to his shotgun but Luther yanks him away. However, Sam manages to grab a chain and wraps it around Luther's neck. He yells to Bobby to pull away and Bobby drives around, towing Luther by the chain. The ghost is destroyed, and Dean snaps out of his fear, the scratches gone.
Later, the guys are sharing beers and Sam explains the chain was made out of iron and etched with a spell word. Dean's back to his old self and Bobby heads out. Once he's gone, Sam asks what his brother saw and Dean shrugs and says it was howler monkeys and the other usual stuff: nothing he couldn't handle.
Then, at the end, probably the best bit, was Jensen Ackles lip syncing Eye Of The Tiger and doing the best 'dance' to it. It was truly hilarious!!
Aired Monday 3rd November