Meeting Jared and Jensen: Take two

I know it’s been a while since VegasCon, but hadn’t found the time to write about it yet.

Vegas 2016 for me started on Friday before the convention. I’ve met up with my friend at the airport and we stayed at an Extended Stay hotel across from the Rio. I thought the bus would take us to The Strip easily and fast, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. I discovered Uber and I loved it: Just order on your phone and the ride is there to pick you up at your location and drop you off wherever you want to go. No payment needed.

Shows

Saturday and Sunday basically where some recuperating days and Sunday night we went to a show: Tournaments of Knights and it was hilarious. It was a dinner show set in King Arthur times so that meant no utensils, just eating with your hands. Which I loved every second off. While eating that chicken I thought: I’ve always wanted to know how it felt to eat like that and now I knew.

Later that night we got some tickets for KA and did some gambling. Tuesdays we went to the Luxor ahead of the show and played some slots, what turned out to be fun and we won some cash.
After dinner we’ve got some drinks before the KA show and the show blew our minds. WOW! Those are some incredible artists. A couple of rotating stages, amazing special effects and on top of that the outstanding performances.

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Wednesday before registration we met up with some more  friends/ family for dinner, where one of them proposed to the other, which was perfect and amazing and I’m so glad I was able to witness this special moment.
At registration we met up with an amazing person who was standing behind us in line and became instant friends. I am fortunate enough to call her my family too.

Thursday the convention started and Richards opening was again epic. He didn’t have his sidekicks Rob Benedict or Matthew Cohen by his side but that wasn’t noticeable at all. Right than and there he started the “High Church of the Holy Dicks”  and everybody loved it.
Panels on Thursday and Friday where so good I laughed almost those full days. Gil had the “weirdest panel ever”, almost fell off the stage, Osric came out in a suit and Karaoke was a blast, like last year. Jason had an amazing panel with songs and questions, Brianna and Kim had a panel where I was cracking up the whole time. Hilarity galore 😀 Saturday special was amazing and definitely special. Everyone who showed up was at their best and made it great.

Sunday: J2day

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Sunday is always J2’s day, which meant Jared and Jensen are in the house for their panels (2 if you have Gold, 1if you don’t), auto’s and pics. I got a pic with Jensen and shared my Jared op with my friend. Meeting Jensen again was a little nerve wrecking beforehand cause of last year. Last year I was totally fine right before the picture and I froze. I could barely get a “Just a hug, please” out and even though I love the photo from last year, I wanted a “real”  hug this year. I knew if I kept “bear hug”  in mind I’d be fine. I was one of the first 50 people to get the photo taken and it was right after the gold panel. At the end of the panel I started to get really nervous and my thoughts where running wild: “We are almost the same height, how can we have a bear hug and a cool photo?” “Oh I hope I can get a word out”  where the thoughts that ran my mind. I was standing in line between two girls who’s never been to a con and told them it would be great, the boys are amazing and you can ask them almost everything. My mind kept racing and than Jensen came in, talked to Chris (photographer) for a bit, took his time with people who couldn’t stand in line (cause they where either in a wheelchair, on crutches or elderly) and that was so nice. Chris also makes sure that he takes the best picture ever for that experience, so if he can make it better by holding your crutches in one hand and his heavy camera in the other, he’d do that.
So while standing in line, observing all that and having my mind racing I told myself to quit it. Last year went great, Jensen is a lovely guy and he’s just a person. A person who inspires me a lot, but still just a human being. So I took a minute to take some breaths, felt myself in that room in that moment and calmed myself down. When it was my turn I looked up said hi, got a hi back and I think I asked for a plain old hug or a bear hug (the exact words I don’t remember) I opened my arms and took a step, which made him laugh and he went in for the hug too. I laughed, looked at Chris, got the picture, looked back, thanked him and than tanked Chris and I walked off with a huge grin on my face.

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Later that day we had our Jared op and for some reason I’m never nervous meeting him. Last year was great and this year was great too. I shared my op with my friend and it was a lovely picture like last years. After Jared’s op I figured I’d take a look if the Jensen photo’s where already done and to my surprise it ended up the best photo ever!
So here’s the ops of this Vegas Con:

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Overall I laughed so hard I still felt my abs a week later, I could spend time with amazing people, had two perfect photo ops and was able to thank the boys again.

Next year they will hold a convention in Hawaii which will be the first time ever in SPN con history. Even though I am so fortunate to have gone to two Vegas Cons already and I have so many great memories, I’d like to be able to go to Hawaii too. Just because it’s a first time thing and I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii anyways so why not start or finish it with a convention 😀

Media perception …….

I have been talking to a friend about the affects of being in the public eye and I wasn’t going to pay much attention about all the made up information that people get to see or the very inappropriate questions these people get from reporters/ paparazzi and all that, but it keeps bugging me. So I figured why not write it all down. The first draft was full of emotion and mostly frustration towards the media. As I trying to be a person who always tries to look at the positive things in life and in every situation I chose to rewrite it somewhat.

Why is it so hard for media and paparazzi to leave artists alone? I chose not to use the word “famous” cause I don’t like it. These are all artists or athletes/ performers whose life have been turned upside down and sideways and for what? People make stuff up as they go about these incredible people (yes all these people are incredible and an inspiration to at least some), these people inspire/ help/ save peoples lives and this is their thanks? That’s just so incredibly silly to me. All those people are performing an art, they do what they love and maybe some of them want to have the attention, I don’t know, I haven’t asked them and I don’t know their lives, they want to show the world their craft and because they want to share it with the rest of the world and people know off them, know their name and maybe a couple of facts, they get all this negative attention thrown at them. For me that seems pretty unfair.

Look at this incredible insensitive clip where my first reaction was: WTF, what have they done to you to call him that!

I’m glad the boys from One Direction are mature enough to handle a question like that, but the reporter? Come on! Can’t you really find a nicer way to introduce your “story”?

People might say: “Yes but they chose to be this person”. I don’t agree with that. Yes they chose this craft, they chose this line of “work”, if you can call it that, because they love it. They (well I hope most of them and at least the people that inspire and have made me change) didn’t choose to be well known, they didn’t choose to be “famous”. They just wanted to share their stories with others and that’s incredible. That’s something we should be grateful for, cause without them there wouldn’t be any music, movies, TV shows, there wouldn’t be any new stories to tell, there wouldn’t be characters we can relate too, there wouldn’t be emotion we could drown in, there wouldn’t be heartbreak, laughter and all that. So WHY is it so much to ask to leave these people alone.
Interviews to ask about their projects? Yes I’d love to know their thoughts on it. Meetup with “fans”? Yes, cause it works both ways, they inspire us and they create from what they learn from us or they simply want to give back. All the rest? No, that shouldn’t matter. As much as I’d love to learn about them from them, like in interviews (I know they’re all media trained and know what not to say, I do think however they give show us who they are in some extent)

When I see videos created by fans, like the one above, about their inspiration with the difference between the media version and the “real” version I feel really sad there’s still so much “information” being spread that’s hurtful and probably not very true. The only people who know what happend are the people involved and if they choose not to share that with the rest of the world, that should be fine. For me it is. Do I say I know the people I admire or the people who inspire me? No you won’t hear me say that. I know I don’t know them, I know what they show me in their interviews and panels and behind the scenes, their concerts and their own created videos they post online. That’s where I get my information about them. I read it in fan encounters, which might be subjective too, I know, but I also know they’re probably more accurate than whatever “news” site who got their information second hand. I wish someday I could sit down with any or them to just talk about stuff, life, what’s going on, what’s on their minds, their tattoos, what’s life like on the road, or just sit and hang.

I also think it’s a shame so many reports about these people are negative. Why not throw around some positivity. If you’re gonna make up a story (and yes that’s a judgement) about them, why not create some amazing positive vibes. That’s what we all need in our lives. Laughter, fun, love, caring people, craziness, just random fun stuff, not breaking people down, judging them for the way you see them.

So spread love, any kind of love! Love is Love and it always wins!

Peace out!

Time for photo ops and autographs….. Blown away in Vegas (last part)

Saturday and Sunday I had photo ops planned for a couple of the actors. Jared and Jensen ar such a huge inspiration of mine that I had to give them a hug, so to get a photo of that was just a plus 😉 Before the convention I was extremely excited to be able to hug all the amazing people and at the same time I felt a calm rush over me cause I knew the pics would turn out great.

Saturday I had my ops with Mat&Rich, Matt&Gil and Matt solo. I know right! I walked up to Matt&Rich, stood in the middle and it was over. Said hi and bey and that was it. Than with Matt&Gill the same. I noticed that Matt tiptoed to look taller than me and he did that in all my ops. The solo I walked up and just asked for a hug and he gave me a huge hug and, again, tiptoed, which was awesome.

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So I thought “Saturday went fine, so Sunday with J2 will be easy” well guess again 😀 I stood in line for Jensen’s and I was actually nervous, out of all of them Jensen is my biggest inspiration, with Jared as a close second, very close second. I stood in line and there was an older woman in front of me and she was really nervous. I wasn’t really that nervous much but I picked up on all the nerves from everyone else. I told the woman she’d be fine, they are amazing and that she could wait for me and we could hug it out.
She had her pic, but I didn’t see what she did though. Than it was my turn and I walked up, said hi, Jensen said hi back and actually looked at me! And I just blurted out “Just a hug, please” which Jensen responded with “Well okay than” and I grinned like an idiot, I think, and than I said thank you and he said you’re welcome and I looked away.. And than I lost my breath, I couldn’t breath and I think I had sort of a panic attack, but a good one 😀

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I yelled, screamed, hugged it out and it was all good. Than my J2 sandwich was perfect. I had no nerves anymore and I walked up, asked if they could hold my grandpa’s license plate, they did, pic was taken and than I said thank you. Than Jared started talking and I thought he asked me about the license plate, so I started to respond and the moment I said it was my grandpa’s I realised he talked to one of volunteers, they had asked him something. I than immediately thanked them again and got out of the way for the next person in line.
Jared’s was easy. I walked up with “just a hug” and he gave me a huge hug.

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Later that day I had autograph sessions with the boys too. I let other actors sign in a book about the fandom, but for Jared and Jensen I had something different in mind. Because they are a hug inspiration I decided I wanted them to know that they are. So I wrote down why the inspired me and let them sign those pages. I told them both that this was for my inspiration board and Jensen replied to “That’s amazing” or awesome I don’t exactly remember what it was, but it was good and he liked it. And than Jared, oh poor Jared was sick and he had to step out for a bit, but he came back and finished all these autographs (another reason to love them even more, they want to do this, even when they are nog feeling well). He read what I wrote and thanked me, he thought it was very sweet. I told him to get better soon and again he said thanks and that was it.

I can’t believe how nice these guys are. I know it, it’s been said over and over and over again, but if you haven’t experienced it you don’t know how kind, appreciative and truly wonderful all these guys are. They look at you when you say something, they actually hear what you’re saying and they are sincere. They want to be there. I pick up on feelings from other people so I can feel if they weren’t really interested or wanting to be there. All I felt was pure love for each an everyone of us, for the fans for each other, for the guest stars, for the volunteers. As all the guest stars have been saying, these guys want to give back, they want to know us, they are a part of us, we are a part of them. We are all in this together and that’s mind boggling. I don’t tink any other “fandom” has this. But that’s why we’re not called a fandom but a family right??

Okay I’m going to stop talking now, cause I can go on and on an on about this. All I wanted to say is: I’m so damn proud of us and our boys and the cast and crew and all the people in this family. I picked the most epic convention as my first, and maybe my only one, and I’m truly grateful I got to experience this.

So that was it, you know it all know, it took some work to pul all these posts together, but I finally was able to do so. Hope you liked them!

Have an amazing day/ night.

Blown away in Vegas ….. the Supernatural universe (part 1)

Incredible talented cast, panels and what not …… Blown away in Vegas (part 2)

Incredible talented cast, panels and what not …… Blown away in Vegas (part 2)

Almost everyday of the convention Richard Speight Jr, the host and also known as “The Trickster” and “Gabriel” from the show, and Louden Swain (the houseband for every convention, lead singer Rob Benedict, a.k.a. “Chuck” from Supernatural) performed the rules and regulations song. They figured rules and regulations where boring so they decided to create a song for these occasions:

Panels

The conventions are full of panels. Panels where the actors are on stage and interact with the fans. They can ask question that the actors will answer. In Sebastians case no questions will ever be answered, but he’s giving such a hilarious panel that it’s all worth it.

The panel that surprised me the most was Travis’ on Thursday. He is such an amazing person! He talked about a lot of things, his 3 chiuawa’s, his time training in the military, his PTSD and how he got over it, about how great the guys (J2) are and about his charity.

Osric touched the subject gratefulness. He said that being grateful and not just say thank you can change your whole life. And that’s what he is, he is grateful for this opportunity to interact with so many people and if all they need is a tweet, hug, kind word, for someone to make them feel better, he’s happy to give it.

What amazes me the most about all these guest on stage is how they talk about Jared and Jensen and about the fandom/ family. Travis told us that Jared and Jensen don’t’ have any ego and that they truly like to be apart of the fans life, that they truly care about the guest actors and that they treat them all the same.

I’ve read it more times than I can count, but to hear it again (live this time) makes me awe more. And makes me feel so much more proud to be part of this incredible family.

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Gold patrons Cocktail Party

Later that night at the cocktail party we’ve met Tyler, Osric, Lauren and Travis. They sat at our table for about a minute, just to chat.

Earlier I was getting a drink and started talking to someone behind me in line. I went to sit with him and his friend and his son and we had an amazing talk. I was the only girl sitting at that table at the time and when Osric and Lauren moved to our table there where two other woman, who left after that.

When Travis came up to our table he was really incredible, he is such an incredible and nice guy. He joked about me being the only lady at the only table with only guys and he seemed so genuine. He thanked all of us for coming to these conventions and for supporting him in his acting. I thanked him for his lovely panel and I’m still blown away by his gentleness and his kindness.

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Friday night karaoke

Friday night is always karaoke night at the conventions. This is unique and Matt Cohan and Richard Speight Jr created this amazing night for all the fans to be at. It’s full of hilarity and amazing performances from cast/ crew and fans. Check it out:

Saturday night special

Just like Friday night’s karaoke the Saturday night special is special. It used to be only a Louden Swain concert, but than guest stars started appearing on stage and it turned out to be an amazing concert night. This was the best concert I’ve ever been to and it was epic on so many occasions. Louden Swain is the house band and I don’t think any other convention has a band on stage for the whole time, also during panels. Heres some amazing footage of this special and epic night:

Jason Manns & Rob Benedict (Chuck). Jason is a friend of Jensen and Jared and know he’s a friend of us all. Jason is usually not at the convention, but Creation asked him to come in for a Sunday night concert, because the band had to leave early on Sunday. Jason and Rob sang an amazing Hallelujah.

Gil McKinney (Henry Winchester). Gil started singing last year and he knocked it out of the park. No one knew he had a singing back ground and after this he decided to follow this road. He’s moving to New York soon and his dream is to be on Broadway someday. And I’m for sure he will be. He is amazing, with an amazing voice.

Osric Chau (Kevin Tran). Osric started out singing not even a year ago and he was so nervous about that than, it’s hard to imagine that he was shy, watching this.

Sebastian Roche (Baltasar):

Thursday and Friday where amazing and this Special was already so special it couldn’t get any better, right? Wrong, we had a blast and than this happend:

That’s correct, that’s our lovely Jensen Ackles rocking the house. Take a look at Jensen’s “road to being a rock star”, which started 5 years ago when Jason Manns sort of set him up to sing on stage. His first time ever performance:

He’s been coming up on stage a little more in the last few years but a couple of months ago he did this, and he was still a bit shy:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (John Winchester) had never ever attended a Supernatural convention, so to have him come on stage was amazing! It’s not that he never wanted to come, it’s that he is such a busy actor that there was never time. But because of this is the 10th year anniversary Creation Events tried their best to get JDM to Vegas and they made it all happen. The look on Jensen’s face when JDM got a standing ovation on Saturday night was priceless. He was so damn proud to have him on stage and that the crowd reacted the way they did.

Sunday: the big day

For the people who have Gold tickets see the J2 (Jared and Jensen) twice, once in the morning (breakfast/ lunch depending on their schedule) and than later in the afternoon there’s a panel for everyone with a ticket. J2sday is, depending on their schedule, on Saturday or Sunday. This time it was on Sunday and it was a blast! Jeffrey Dean Morgan had a panel on Sunday too and Samantha Smith (Marry Winchester) stayed an extra couple of days just so the family reunion could occur on Sunday. This was the first time ever they where all there on the same day.

The gold panel of J2:

Than we had JDM:

And right after that was the J2 panel:

This is just the first part, the rest isn’t online yet.

So this is basically what a convention looks like. Than there’s the ability to get autographs and photo’s with all the cast. There’s been a lot more panels, which some of them you can find online and some are not filmed, but I think you get what it was all about.

The feelings you get the moment you step into this convention bubble is just overwhelming. Everybody here loves the same thing, when you freak out about something or someone people don’t look at you weird, they actually understand what you’re going through. And that is special. We all love and adore this show, these guys and each other. The convention is not Supernatural the TV, it’s the world surrounding the show. It’s hard to describe exactly how it feels, cause it’s so amazing and big and unheard of but the feelings you get of the video’s is just a small amount of the feelings you actually get when you’re in that other universe, that other world.

To read about my photo ops and autographs click on the link below.

Time for photo ops and autos….. Blown away in Vegas (last part)

If you want to read what led up to this incredible adventure click this link:

Blown away in Vegas ….. the Supernatural universe (part 1)

Note: NONE of the video’s are mine, I found them all on YouTube. There’s a ton more to find there and if you’re interested I’d advise you to just look for Supernatural Conventions. They will guide you from there to more and more and ….. yes more 😀

Have fun!

Blown away in Vegas ….. the Supernatural universe (part 1)

Where do I start with explaining how amazing last weekend was? I have no idea how to explain it to people who don’t watch Supernatural and to people who don’t understand conventions. So I’m just going to write and support my story with videos (who aren’t mine) and pictures. I will write about this weekend in three posts, cause there’s just no way I can write it down in just one without you all getting crazy 🙂

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Leading up to Vegas

As some of you might know I’m a huge Supernatural fan. Supernatural is a TV show that airs on the CW. I am not sure if it still airs on Dutch TV, but I watch it online, so I don’t really care 🙂 Here’s a little history that led up to this weekend.

About 2,5 years ago I was surfing YouTube for some concert video’s I’d just went to. YouTube recommends video’s for you and the one on top of it all was a Convention Video of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, leads of Supernatural. I knew about Supernatural but haven’t watched it, cause I thought it was too scary for me to watch. I had a feeling that if I clicked that recommendation I would be sold, and I told myself “Don’t do it!”, so what did I do, yes I clicked the damn link, and I was sold. These guys where amazing, hilarious, smart, kind, grateful and most of all themselves. At that time Season 8 just started and the same thought occurred to me “Don’t watch it, cause ….” and I pulled up 8×01 and indeed I was sold. And I didn’t even mind. I got season 1 – 8 and I watched it, over and over again I watched it. As the seasons went on I kept watching and re-watching. Same as the convention video’s, every time there’s been new conventions I watch them. See what hilarity they brough, how connected they still are to the fans and to each other. The bond on and offscreen between Jared and Jensen is amazing. They are brothers, and they, still, are humbled about what they have, who their fans are, they appreciate everything. I think that’s what pulled me in, their amazing bond and who they are. Something like this happens at conventions:

The moment I watched that first convention video I knew I had to go to one. I researched online and I figured that if I’d ever go to one now was the time and I wanted to go to Vegas. Vegas is the biggest (4 days) convention and I knew I was going for a gold ticket, the best seats in the house with extra’s, like autographs and special nights. Supernatural is now in it’s 10th season and 11 is on its way. I, personally think, that it will last until season 12. I hope for more cause this show is getting better and better. The characters evolve a and the acting is superb. I think S6 and S7 are a little less, but it got a better with S8, S9 was even better than 8 and this season, season 10 is extraordinaire.

So I started to plan for this trip and arranged it with my work. I was excited to go and although 2,5 years might seem long, it flew by.

Social Media and Supernatural

A lot of the actors are on social media. In the last year both Jared and Jensen joined Facebook and they are both on Twitter. Jensen joined Twitter during a convention last year and that was amazing.

There are so many fans online as well. Most followers I have on Twitter are fans. I got them during a scavenger hunt I went on (GISHWHES), organised by Misha Collins (Castiel from Supernatural). He has an organisation called Random Acts and this year GISHWHES is going to be held for the 5th time. Any who, that was besides the point. I got into that and gained followers and we actually had conversations. I found a couple of groups on Facebook and it’s such, again, an incredible feeling to be in this family. Every fan in these groups care about each other, we care about the show and we can speak our mind. If you throw in hate, you’re out, cause that’s not who we are. We discus for sure, and we have our own opinions, but we do not hate. And that is amazing.

One of groups I got invited to is the Kitty Krew. I don’t know where the name came from, but I know we are close. It’s a small and closed group (about 75 people) and we discus everything. Supernatural, the actors, the story, our story, our worries, our troubles, our victories, whatever we want we put out. A couple of the girls also went to the convention in Vegas and I ended up spending most of the downtime with them. The moment we met on Wednesday for dinner we hit it off. It was so easy and homey and felt so normal. It felt like we where supposed to be there and like we’ve always known each other.

So here’s me and the Kitties that went.

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Kitties during some down time.

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Kitties before Karaoke

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Kitties and the Green Machine. One Kitty is never in the pic, cause she doesn’t like to be in it, but the Green Machine is her car and she took so many incredible pictures!

After all the amazing days (which you’ll read about in the next 2 blogs) it was hard saying goodbye. Most of us spread out across the country, one to Canada, one to Austria. I didn’t want to get out of this bubble so I drove after one of them and that’s where I am now. I’m spending a couple of days with her and I’m finally out of the convention bubble. That’s not to say I don’t want to be back in, cause it was amazing, but I’m not sad about it any more 🙂

If you want to read the rest of the story, just click on the following links. Enjoy! ❤

Incredible talented cast, panels and what not …… Blown away in Vegas (part 2)

Time for photo ops and autos….. Blown away in Vegas (last part)

Divergent: Books vs Movie

Book vs Movie

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A few weeks ago I discovered that Divergent was based on a book. I loved the movie, and wanted to find out what they changed from the book. So I got the books and I read them all (even the Four stories) in about a week. It took me a while to get into the book, but in the end I liked them and even got a bit sad when it was over…

These are my observations about the movie vs the book.

Casting

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First off all: The cast is perfect! I really like how everyone portrays their character, nothing feels off about any of them. Some of the characters are shady but that’s what they’re supposed to be so yeah I really think the casting was perfect! Chemistry between the characters is what makes a movie great and the chemistry here was incredible.

Tris

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The book portrays Tris like she is a bit of a show off, it feels like she needs to prove herself to everyone and that the only thing she can do is bluff herself through every situation. I’m glad that the movie shows here differently, that we can really see her struggle and growth through the initiation process. I like that in the movie she knows when to pick here battles with Eric and Jeanine, in the book she tries to battle everything, which makes me not like her that much.

I hope in the next movies she knows exactly what battles to pick and that she can be honest about them. I was getting a bit tired of Tris and Four’s arguments in the second half of the second book. I know there area battles to be won and that sometimes they’re on different sides but this felt so much like everyone for themselves in stead of togetherness. I believe Tris knows exactly what she needs to do and I hope that in the coming movies she’s not afraid to to what she thinks is necessary but that she also don’t pick to much of a fight with the people that care for her and don’t keep to much secrets like she does in the books. Secrets that will hurt her and the people she loves so much.

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I love that Tris and Christina’s relationship is like a camaraderie in the movie. In the first book there’s a lot of envy from Christina’s side towards Tris and I like that in the movie it’s just a “sisterly” bond. After the first book there was just an amazing bond between them and I really love to see that grow more on screen.

Jeanine

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I think she’s perfectly portrayed in the film. I love Kate Winslet as Jeanine, someone who thinks she is right and doesn’t care who has to die. She doesn’t have a moral compass, but she believes in a purpose and pursuits that direction. She is a firm believer in knowledge and science and if there’s anyone who can threaten that she’s willing to whatever to get rid of that person. Not really ethical, but at least she’s consistent in her plans. I have never seen Kate Winslet as a bad guy, but she’s incredible.

Eric

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In the beginning I hated him. I am not a person who really hates anybody, but this guy oh and Peter, yeah I really really didn’t like them. I’m getting used to Eric now I’ve watched the movie more. The way he looks most of the time, just plain bored with the initiates makes me laugh now. I like the dynamic between Four and Eric, you can really see that Eric is truly annoyed by Four and that he’s basically jealous of him, of that he beat him in their initiate class. The only real emotion Eric shares is when he is with Four and they are having a “stand off” like when Four said “Lucky for you these weren’t the rules when we were in training” or in the end when they where catching Four and Tris in Abnegation and he finds out Four and Tris are Divergent.

I’m looking forward to a few more Eric and Four and Eric and Tris scenes in the next movie, I think some of them can become truly amazing!

Four

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And than there’s this guy named Four…. I left that one for last, cause he’s incredible and I have so much to write about the difference between Movie!Four and Book!Four. They’re so different and it feels like I’m reading two characters with the same name when reading the book. Oh and that TATOO! Perfection is all I can write about that 🙂

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Four is amazing in the movie, in the book I don’t really know if I like him that much. He’s too young in the book, too troubled, too I don’t know, not grown up maybe. He’s an intriguing character on screen and I was a bit disappointed to read someone so different in the books.

There where only a couple of moments throughout the books that I saw that character that I knew from the movie and I’m very curious about what his character will be like in the next movies. To be honest I don’t know if I like him that much in the books, although when I read through the second and last book I just saw them as two separate characters, which some similarities.

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I don’t know why but maybe it’s because I can see right trough him on screen and not so much while reading the book. I like the subtleties of the choices Theo made for Four. I hope it carries through into the next movie. He is tough to the initiates in the beginning but he isn’t mean, he wants to help them and he cares about them. He is kind and wants them to do good. Eric just wants perfect soldiers, Four wants the initiates to pass the tests and grow as humans, not soldiers.

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In the book Four is sort of all over the place in the movie he’s a steady instructor. In the book one moment he is nice the other moment he is a dick. In the movie however he is kind but still a trainer and that makes all the difference. He knows how to handle the initiates without being a drill sergeant, he knows how to train them without having to use his manly powers, like Eric does with his macho “I’m the trainer so do as I say” attitude. I really believe that Four would treat any initiative the same, divergent or not. Maybe not if the initiate was horrible to others, like Peter and Molly, but other than those I think he’d do the same, well maybe not fall for that one exactly but protecting them yes 😀

He’s also intuitive, he knows what people are capable off and he knows exactly what they need to get to that point. He’s an observer and he knows what’s going on. That’s why he’s hard on Tris. The knife throwing scene portrays that well. He cuts her and the scene goes like this: Four: “You alright?”, Tris:”You cut me”, Four: “I meant to”, Tris:”You meant to?”, Four:”You really think Eric would let you off the hook if I hadn’t hit you? You would’ve been still standing there if I didn’t.”, Tris:”So am I supposed to thank you?”, Four:”You’re supposed to be smart. If I wanted to hurt you, I would’ve.” and he walks away. That was something Tris needed to hear, she needed to know her boundaries with Eric, she needed to know when to stop and I think the point came across.

In the end of the first book he’s named Tobias, which, for me at least he’s not. I know him as Four and the way he’s portrayed in the movie he’s supposed to be Four. Tobias doesn’t suit him for some reason. I hope they don’t change that in the coming movies, but I don’t think they will.

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He’s not 18 in the movie, he can’t be. His character in the movie is a lot older, same as Eric’s. They’re both trained instructors and it’s too hard to believe they’re only 18. If they wanted them to come off as 18 they should’ve casted other actors. These characters have discipline and know what they teach (even though I don’t like Eric, he is an instructor and tries (I believe) to train the initiates as he sees fit) and they act too mature for them to be 18 year. Maybe that’s why I didn’t like Book!Four too much, because he was too immature. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for Four in the next movies though.

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Scenes

The Four and Tris’ fighting scene in end of the movie is brilliant! I love that they changed that from the book, cause the scene in the movie is, for me, more believable. I think the change from Tris to tell them to go, in the books, to Four telling her they need to go when he tapped into the security feed was more believable as well. I like the way Tris uses Four’s fear to get him out of sim, instead of him getting him out of sim only because he heard Tris’ voice.

Also that he fought Marcus and not Tris in his fear landscape was a well made choice. He keeps going back to the landscape, he said it himself, so he is aware of it and he knows how to fight them. He’s not getting over it, but he know’s how to control them now. Also in that scene that she keeps calling him Four instead of Tobias, we know him as Four and Tobias won’t get him out of sim, cause he hasn’t been that person in forever. I don’t think they should call him Tobias in the other films as well, it doesn’t feel right for some reason. He is Four and that’s it, he used to be Tobias, but now he is Four.

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I also liked that they skipped the fear landscape training from the book and that they changed Four’s landscape training with Tris to him training her how to get through it as a Dauntless and not as a Divergent. There was a huge different in these scenes, but for me the movie scene feels better.

I would’ve liked to see Four scolding Peter in this movie, but hopefully he’ll do that in the next. The scene in the book where Four basically tells Peter he is a coward because he feels threatened by a small girl was perfect and I would’ve loved to see it on screen. That scene in the book is one of the few I thought was the Four from the movie.

So what’s it all add up to?

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Basically I liked the book, but if I’ve read the book first, I might not have seen the movie, because I didn’t like it that much. It was a fun book to read, but I didn’t quite get into it that much. When I started the second book however I put down the idea that the characters where the same, so I could go into the story more. I think I’ll go read the whole series again, cause even though it might not the best I’ve read I think I can read more when reading the second time, like when you see a movie or a TV show a second time you see more and notice other things.

The movie made the story for me and I really hope Insurgent is going to blow my mind. I’ve seen the trailer and I can hardly wait for it, still a few months to wait though.

I would love to get my hands on the script of the first movie, cause I would also like to know what different choices the director and actors made, character wise.

Supernatural: Bloodlines, please don’t……..

So after all this hype about the spin off, which I was concerned about from the moment I heard about it, it finally aired. And I’m disappointed that my feelings were right. They could’ve done so much more with this “spin off”, which actually wasn’t really a spin off, but just the introduction of a new show where they put the name Supernatural on. Honestly I am majorly disappointed, I don’t like to be negative, but I love Supernatural and this Bloodlines episode doesn’t deserve to be called Supernatural.

I thought it was supposed to be a Supernatural episode introducing the families in Chicago that “Supernatural: Bloodlines” is about and not a different show with Sam and Dean just popping in because “oh yeah they are Supernatural so they have to have some screen time”. The episode might have started with a crime like in Supernatural, but it didn’t feel like that at all. The way it started was like watching an NCIS Los Angeles episode, and I got the same kind of vibe from this episode as I get from that series. The music also didn’t fit for a Supernatural episode.

The vibe was totally off, it didn’t feel like Supernatural and I don’t think it’s fair to call it a spin off of the show. It doesn’t deserve the name. If the episode was an episode about Sam and Dean finding out about something weird going on in Chicago and they went after it and found out about the five families it would be so much different. If they also incorporated some of the things the boys are dealing with right now (the way the MOC affects Dean and that they have other “priorities” than this monster in Chicago, about Crowley/ Abbadon and even Cas or their worry about Charlie or something), maybe they could’ve join forces with some people there, it might’ve earned the name. Than it could be a spin off but the fact that they just threw Sam and Dean in it is not fair, not for the characters, the show and it is disrespectful for the actors (Jared and Jensen). They’ve earned a lot more than just a “cameo” in a series that is supposed to be a spin off of the show THEY created, a show THEY build, a show THEY have made huge and amazing.

This episode was so out of place, I don’t get it. It should’ve just been a pilot, but not a whole Supernatural episode, especially now that there’s so much going on with the boys and the stories. There’s too much too tell in so little time and they screwed it up by using a whole episode for a pilot for a new show. Again: if it was just a hunt it would be okay, if it was a real Sam and Dean hunt, but this, no this isn’t Supernatural. The fact that we didn’t get to see their “usual” way of hunting shouldn’t be an issue. Even the “out of line” episodes of SPN like “The Ghost Facers”, “The French Mistake”, “Dog Dean Afternoon”, “Bitten” and other episodes felt like Supernatural.

I also don’t get why Sam and Dean have never heard about these families in Chicago? They could’ve read it in the MOL archives, they have  everything in there so I am surprised they didn’t know about that. Especially because it’s a big deal and it’s five monster families. The MOL have so much information and this is such a big one to miss…..

Sam and Dean wouldn’t let that kid kill the “monster of the week” guy. Well maybe Dean would in his MOC condition (which I     didn’t see anything from in this episode) but Sam definitely wouldn’t. His morals are still “We hunt evil and kill monsters, but we don’t kill people” (well except Gordon ….). They also wouldn’t just leave like they did. Okay they had a Metatron to get back too, but they would never just drop everything and run, it’s not in them and it never will be. It’s a job and they always finish a job before going back to their other priorities, like killing Abbadon/ Crowley or Metatron. They would’ve made sure the kid was okay, get them in touch with at least Garth or some other hunter to make sure he will be safe or be trained for this life. Not just a quick “sorry, we have to go, figure it out by yourself” line…

Also Dean wasn’t acting like Dean from the last couple of SPN episodes. Dean was so much “lighter” than he was in even the last episode “Alex, Annie,  Alexis, Ann”. He was a lot more rough in those episodes and affected by the MOC, did you see his black eyes?? But this episode he had is wit, called Sam Sammy again and had some humor, we haven’t seen that in a while so that was out of place too.

If they call this a spin off why not call The Vampire Diaries a spin off? It’s also about monsters, but is a separate show. Bloodlines for me like that too. It could be just an other supernatural show, but it shouldn’t be connected to SPN. After watching this episode I’m sorry to say that I’m not gonna watch the rest of the series if it will be aired.

Don’t get me wrong, I think I might’ve liked it if it was just me tuning into a new show, but this was a Supernatural episode without the Supernatural vibe. If you  missed this episode you didn’t miss anything about the show. The boys where not like the boys at all, they were different and it all just felt different. There was nothing in Bloodlines reminding us about Supernatural, except the fact that Sam and Dean were in it for a bit.