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A question, a fantasy, a promise - All SPN!
dean works
Hi, everybody!

I have one quick question about "Playthings": Sam very clearly says that Ava was taken by the Demon, right? Why does he assume that Ava is an innocent victim? Throughout "Simon Said," he was convinced that Andy was a killer, even though the one time Andy actually killed someone, it was in defense of others. And Sam's made it clear that his fear is that the Demon will make all the kids with powers into killers. So why doesn't he think that the Demon pushed Ava into slicing up her fiancé? Seriously, this has been bugging me, so please help me make sense of it.

And, in a shocking turn of events, I learned that work does not have to be a joyless place all the time. I let one of the girls I work with borrow my copy of the BBC version of North and South, telling her that Richard Armitage's John Thornton had replaced Colin Firth as my go-to guy for TV literary adaptations. We then started talking about the different versions of Pride and Prejudice, and agreed that the casting of Bingley is always a stumbling block. Two giddy English majors geeking out, we came to the realization that Bingley should be straightforwardly hot, jock-hot, and that Darcy should be intriguing rather than hot. But the Bingleys we've seen tend to be sort of goofy rather than charming, dumb rather than appealingly physical. So we decided to cast it ourselves. After failing to come up with age-appropriate actors for an embarrassingly long time, I had an epiphany and decided that Jared should be Bingley and Jensen should be Darcy. Jared's size and enthusiasm and easy charm! Jensen's reserve and shyness! This could work, people!

And lastly, a promise. I have something (two somethings, actually, one good and one not) going on in real life that means I'm not going to be writing again until March. I will be finishing my mini-NaNo, writing several more BEN AND DEAN scenes (thank you to everyone who participated in my poll!), and also starting a long AU once I'm free to write again.

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*claps hands over eyes because haven't seen Playthings yet*

YAY To BBC North and South. *Pets beeb*

But hee hee to Jared and Jensen as Darcy and Bingley. I can see that!! *feels a bit faint at the thought of the outfits*

Jensen is very straightforwardly hot though, for Darcy, hee, (but then Colin Firth is some would say but I digress) but he could definitely work the proud/intriguing vibe. And Jared definitely Bingley. I agree that Bingley often is goofy rather than charming - although Jared could deffo get hints of that in if needs be. Ahhhhhh. Pride and Prejudice. I do love it, even though it's about time they adapted something else!

Yay to good RL thing and boo bad to RL thing. At least you'll be writing again when I might possibly be online to read it (to be selfish).

It's really not spoilery. Just a comment that Sam makes.

Yes, things other than P&P need to be made, but can't you just see it?!?

More than any of the other "psychic kids" like him, Ava really is like Sam in terms of power. I don't think he can contemplate her being evil, because that would reflect on him. He pushed her to walk away from him, to live the life he no longer could, but that was taken from her (as he sees it) the same way it was taken from him.

Also, he thinks she's cute, and crushing on Evil! wouldn't work with his current plan.

I get what you're saying, but Sam seems to accept that he could become evil - the same way he regards the other special boys as evil or being pushed to be evil - Ava seems like a blind spot for him, you know?

Sam very clearly says that Ava was taken by the Demon, right? Why does he assume that Ava is an innocent victim?

It might be because he and Dean have been looking for Ava for a month, without success. ("Croatoan" and "Hunted" were supposed to air together, and then the hiatus before "Playthings.") The Demon has never been shy about showing up to mock the Winchesters. So, Sam could reasonably (but maybe not correctly) assume that no news is very bad news.

Also, hi! *waves*

I've missed you!

I just gave someone a link to "In Harm's Way" and it reminded me that I've been wanting to email you for weeks to find out how you're doing.

That's a good point about the month of searching. Hmmm.

Actually - and i can't play the ep right now to confirm - but he basically says that the demon took Ava 'god knows where' and there really wasn't a 'she's turned evil and hopped it with him' tone or suggestion at *all*.

Gee, i need to rewatch that...

Right, exactly. Sam believes Ava is still innocent, but he's never before believed any of the special kids could be innocent, so why her?

Ahahah J&J in P&P! You're right! Jensen is so weird and awkward, but I could totally see him making the Darcy turnaround because his Momma raised him well or something. Who are the charming sisters? Does this mean Chad Michael Murray is Wickham? :)

Ha! We got so caught up in casting the boys that I think we didn't do much with the female roles. Hmmm. I'd kind of like to see Jake Gyllenhaal as Wickham, actually - I bet he could play a charming liar really well.

Let's think about the girls. I'm totally drawing a blank right now. D'oh!

I think Sam's thinking the demon took Ava instead of her going willingly is tied up in his hope that he won't go bad. It was one thing to think that when it was all unsubstantiated but now that he's got confirmation that John thought the same thing he is really truly freaked out about it. Like if he thinks of Ava as not going dark side then maybe he can keep himself from it too. I don't think there's any real rational thought on his part just subconscious hoping things won't take a turn for the even worse, which strikes me as a very Winchester way of dealing (or not dealing as the case may be) with things.



Yes, you're totally right - before John's charge to Dean, Sam's evilness was all a little more hypothetical. Now it's become a possible reality. Huh. Poor Sammy.

Mmm, Richard Armitage...

Sorry, you were saying?

Yeah. About Ava... we just don't know yet. Maybe there's a time window, or something. Hmm.

I think Jared and Jensen would would be lovely as Bingley and Darcy. Whee! (Still eagerly awaiting Rupert Penry-Jones as Capt. Wentworth later this spring, though. Eee!)

Dick Hawk-Monitor as Frederick Wentworth? I'm . . . not sure it can be done, especially not with Ciaran Hinds looming so large in my memory. Huh.

Mmmmm indeed to Richard Armitage! He just GOT Thornton, and I thought DDA equally GOT Margaret.

Oh, these boys! I want to know that they (Jensen especially) have varied, long, and interesting careers ahead of them.

It might have something to do with the fact that in Hunted, when they find Ava's fiance and are looking around the room, Dean (I think) finds sulfer on the window sill - therefore implying a demon was there.

Or I could be on crack.

Yes, that's true, but couldn't the Demon (or some demon) entered Ava? Ava could have been possessed, killed her fiance, and then run off in horror, right? That might have left sulfur behind too.

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