i haven’t listen to r&j but, other than silence in the library/forest of the dead, the only episode where i actually felt a connection to river was the husbands of river song in s9. finally i could actually believe her and the doctor’s relationship + chemistry, it was really good
o yeah ive heard a lot of good things abt that episode and im excited to get to it!!!! im sad that i have to wait 3 more seasons to have a chance to like this character but im willing to wait HBFSDHBFDHSF
I really enjoy season 8 and I like the tablet arcs and the stuff with Naomi (and yeah my name is Naomi and I’m pretty sure this is the only fictional Naomi I’ve ever encountered? definitely the only one with this large a role). I just wish they’d never tried to depict what Hell looks like in any extended way, or the parts of Heaven where angels hang out. I like them better when they’re more metaphysical and left to the imagination.
I still like the episodes where they do this -- “Goodbye Stranger” being one of my faves -- but I think it kinda weakens the Heaven and Hell concepts by showing them so concretely. for Heaven I think there’s a kinda handwave of “this is how a human would perceive what’s happening, and the audience is human, of course this isn’t what it looks like to Cas and Naomi” but I don’t so much get that with Hell.
every single day i think about the wasted potential of demon dean and i slam my little fists into the wall until they bleed. deanmon should’ve been a season long arc of dean hunting down and killing the fallen angels for sport until he finds cas. they have a 10x22 fight moment. dean just can’t kill him. when he turns his back to go cas knocks him out and uses his own human blood to purify him. dean is the one who taught him how to be a righteous man
once again sucker punched by the absolute scale of the silm and middle-earth stories in general. it’s never really implied that elves experience time *differently* than shorter-lived species, just that they experience a lot of it. a day doesn’t feel like a minute to them, it feels like a day. a year feels like a year. a hundred years feels like a hundred years and that’s why sometimes after you’ve seen thousands of the motherfuckers you start to fade away out of the sheer ‘for real? a day? what’s next? another one?’-ness of it all. there was me sitting around getting all emotional over maedhros and fingon when those dudes had just shy of five hundred years together after thanogordrim happens and they start to repair the feud. and fingon was only king for about seventy of them! the siege of angband itself was four hundred years long. shit. i cant even comprehend trying to make an adaptation out of this that would accurately get the concept of all this time across. you’d have to invent new kinds of montages. have an unseen but everpresent mandos doing the ‘galadriel in the first couple minutes of fellowship’ thing and quietly pronouncing dooms and reminding us of the passage of time throughout every episode, just so we didn’t forget and start thinking it was taking place over a course of a couple of months
I literally see posts/comments on this site that are like: “Picard’s job was easy, unlike the other captains’. He would sell your soul for the prime directive. The TNG characters didn’t do anything, they just talked about the prime directive for 7 seasons. They were awful people and had it so easy. Did I mention Picard would kill Wesley for the prime directive?”
i miss him every single day of my life. the feeling of wind blowing thru your hair is not worth your life, your beautiful, beautiful life, country mac. the world lost a good man that day. he’s smoking spliffs knocking back beers and greasing up dudes in heaven right now, so i’m consoled by that at least.