All money raised with this auction will be donated to Fandom Rocks' current charities -- WriteGirl and Invisible Children -- so you'll get not only an awesome Supernatural collector's item, but the satisfaction of helping two worthy causes.
(Come on, fandom; don't let some reseller grab this. This should go to a fan!)
lots of other great items are up for bids, too!
I'm so confused omg, because I checked my blogspot again last night, and on my laptop, running Firefox, the header looks fine! I don't understand how that's possible, when so many of you checked it and saw the same too-long header that I'm seeing here at work. How do I fix something that looks fine on my laptop? Halp!
I'm very amused at that interview that's making the rounds -- the one that says Sera Gamble heard that Kripke wanted to show the first ten minutes of the season 4 premiere at Comic Con (and, btw, I officially HATE all of you who are getting to go to this), but Bob Singer said OH NOES it'd be all over the internet in ten minutes. Thank you, Captain Obvious; we never would've guessed that without your astute observation. ;) And seriously, isn't that the whole point of showing something -- to create online buzz? What's the difference in a few thousand people seeing it at Comic Con and several thousand more seeing it online? WHY YES I'M GRUMPY BECAUSE I WON'T BE THERE WHY DO YOU ASK?
Hey, can someone who's going to CC please find out for sure when the premiere is happening?
"I've no inside knowledge of whether we'll be picked up for another season, but the thing about our show is that there's a built-in structure that works and will keep working for 150 episodes or more. As for the Winchester family and their issues with the demons, I have no idea what that story would be about in season seven or eight, but I have faith in the writing staff and Eric. I actually don't worry about it. Supernatural is one of those shows that could go on for a really long time."
I talk about it more in depth (and other interesting tidbits from the interview) HERE.
Written by Alice Jester
This is why I love Supernatural. There’s so much more to this show than the entertaining and thrilling episodes we get each week. There are people behind the scenes that are never too busy to take time to share the love of their work with nosy interviewers like me. I was very fortunate recently to touch base with Sera Gamble, senior writer and producer for Supernatural, who kindly answered via email my prodding questions about the show and even humored my strange curiosity about melon ballers to the eye socket (all done in fun).
Sera Gamble has been with the show since the beginning and has written some incredible episodes, including landmark ones like “Faith”, “Heart”, “All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1”, and “Jus In Bello”, and two of my personal favorites, “Houses Of The Holy” and “Fresh Blood”. For season three, she took on the role of producer and is again playing an integral role in mapping out the plots for the coming season. In this interview she talks about preparing for season four, her feelings about season three, what’s involved in the writing process in general, and what incredible things Jared and Jensen do with a script, even ones that involve extreme torture.( Read more... )
Original (spoilery) interview is here
I could point out a lot of things I'd fix in my own episodes, but that's true every season. I think when you add it all up, it was a fun, creative year. We ruined Christmas, and children, and fairy tales, and rabbit's feet, and melon ballers; I consider that time well spent. And I'm glad we got to send Dean to hell. Anything less would have been lame*.
*I completely agree.
*the Lange Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter, suggested by Eric Kripke,
*ANSAfrica, which works to combat AIDS and advance democracy in South Africa, suggested by Cathryn Humphries, and
*WriteGirl, which is an organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression, suggested by Sera Gamble.
Each donation was made "in honor of" the writer who suggested it, from "Fans of TV's Supernatural". All three of the writers should get a card from their charity to let them know that the donation has been made in their honor.
According to the Lange Foundation and Writegirl websites, our $100 donations will save one dog or cat from an LA city animal shelter (plus a bit left over) and provide presentation materials for one complete full-day workshop. ANSAfrica didn't list specifics, but it sounds like there are many important things our donation will be used towards.
( Donation details )
Meanwhile, the good folks at Fandom Rocks are collecting donations for WriteGirl and another charity, Invisible Children, so please consider helping them reach their goal.
Thanks again, everyone!
EDIT: When I got home, there was a nice hand-written card from WriteGirl. I don't have a scanner, but the text is below the cut: ( Read more... )
* I've watched "No Rest For The Wicked" multiple times, and I just realized that Dean has no shoes in the last shot, but he /does/ still have his amulet on. HMMM...perhaps this'll be how Sam gets him out?
* The episode still rips my heart out. Owwie, y'all. Owwie. And where tf is all the fic? I've seen a few, but I really sort of expected an outpouring. SEE TO THAT, FANDOM.
* I finally sent off two of the donations for the SPN writers' favorite charities. Sent $100 each to the Lange Foundation for Eric Kripke and ANSAfrica for Cathryn Humphries. Would've sent the donation to WriteGirl for Sera Gamble, but I can't find a way to do it online and make sure they know that it's not just from me, but from the fandom. I emailed their info email in April and again this weekend, but nobody's answering. There's a phone number listed, though, so I'll hopefully be able to call them tomorrow.
Let's send something to our own writers! No matter what our opinions about the strike itself, I think we can all agree that our show has some of the best writers going. spadada has volunteered to take some fruit and water out to the writers at WB studios this afternoon. If you'd care to donate towards feeding the writers, it would be greatly appreciated -- you can send it to my Paypal account (toastytravesty @ gmail.com).
We're also in need of a catchy slogan! Personally, I'm amused by the idea of handing SPN writers a shiny red apple after last week's episode -- maybe we can incorporate something along those lines?