Supernatural Recap: “Ask Jeeves”

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Episode 10×06 or “The One Where They Play Clue”

So far this season Sam has cured Demon!Dean, Crowley has cured Cas, and Supernatural is now a musical. Dean still has the Mark, and Sam still has a deathly peen.

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Fanvid of the Week: “Hurricane”

Vidder: TatyanaOracle

It’s no secret that I’m totallykind of in love with Sleepy HollowThe fall midseason finale airs next Monday, and my feels are not really prepared. So of course this means I spend an inordinate amount of time on YouTube watching fanvids.

This vid is over a year old, but I really appreciate the editing, as well as the attention paid to the Headless Horseman (has the Horseman even been headless this season?). For all I love season 2, I am kinda missing season one when Abbie and Ichabod were just getting to know each other and figuring out that this apocalypse business was all about.

So, watch this if you’re feeling a little bit of Sleepyhead nostalgia.

-The Collectress

Fanfic Wednesday: Ordinary Numbers

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Ordinary Numbers

Author: BootsnBlossoms, Kryptaria

Pairings: 007/Q

Word Count: 44,175

Author’s Summary

More than anything, Mike Taylor wanted to be ordinary. Being a genius, he learned early in life, meant people expected too much. A career at the MI6 Help Desk seemed the perfect way to guarantee a lifetime of obscurity, until he got a very unusual tech support call.

My Thoughts

I’ve been waiting SO LONG to rec this one. The time stamps show the passing of time and the slow development in Q’s and 007′s relationship: friendly acquaintances to flirty friends to something a little bit more. I am also a sucker for Q being a masterminding genius, and I felt it very natural to the character that he would originally try to hide his superior intellect and “blend in” so as to avoid extra responsibilities and expectations.

This fic also has the quintessential 00Q elements: Q’s obsession with tea, Bond’s slightly smarmy humour, and an all-around sense that these two could take over the world if they had a mind to. I’m more-than-slightly in love with this ship since the arrival of Ben Whishaw as Q, and “Ordinary Numbers” has everything I could possibly want in a fanfic: fluff, humour, romance, and of course explosions and danger.

Read if you love 00Q!

Until next time, shippers.

-The Collectress

 

Geektivities in Sydney Part II: The Comic Book Geek

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Skyline by Dave Manwell

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Skyline by Dave Manwell

Guest Post by Tara Djoric

Comic book stores are the major deal, right? I mean, if you were in Stuttgart, the absolute first thing you would do is to find the square that Loki invaded (actually, the scene was shot in Ohio, but story>location). But since you’re in Sydney, and the nearest nerd mecca is Hobbiton, New Zealand, way across the Tasman Sea, you will simply have to deal with comic book stores. Bummer, yeah? Not really. As a major city, Sydney has quite a fe w. Let’s explore the city, shall we?

King’s Comics is by far the largest store, and the best stocked, with mainstream and independent publishers equally represented. It doesn’t lack in toys and other merchandise, but it’s not so great with back issues and trades.

Kings Comics by Newtown Grafitti

Kings Comics by Newtown Grafitti

 

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The Collectiva Diva’s Top 5 BurCon 2014 Moments

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photo cr: Twitter/@mishacollins

The 2014 Burbank Supernatural Convention has come and gone, but the memories will live forever on Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube. If you attended BurCon this weekend, you might have seen us on Saturday, Team Free Will–with one foxy mama in a trench coat, a prancing moose, a blonde bombshell version of femme!Bobby and me, a femme!Dean not afraid to let the world know that “I Wuv Cas”. We wandered the Burbank Marriott convention center and lobby from 9am-midnight, enjoying the sights, meeting new friends and generally fangirling over all the amazing stars in attendance that day. Wanna know my top 5 moments? Here they are, in no particular order.

1) Meeting the Collective fans

This year, the Collective Bloggers decided we wanted to meet you. We put out the call on Twitter, posted a reminder last week and brought a pie and plastic forks and 3 rounds (yes, I said 3) of Supernatural trivia to keep us entertained and then got to hang out! It was so great to meet some of our readers and share our mutual love of Supernatural, cold beer and apple pie IRL, I think we should probably plan to do it again. Kudos to the Collectress, who kicked ass as Cas and won the trivia game, beating out @castielsarmy by a mere 2 points.

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