friends turned lovers is literally my favorite trope - like, all other tropes can go home.
give me shared inside jokes that date back to wayyyyy before a first kiss was ever shared. give me living together with separate bedrooms until one of them gradually becomes unnecessary. give me confused reactions from people who already assumed the two of them were dating. give me arguments over what counts as an anniversary because should we start at the date we met or the date we became friends or the date we got over our stupid selves and finally started kissing.
give me stories that show the line between friends and lovers is a really, really thin one - that appreciating the friendship that two characters share doesn’t mean you can’t ship them really damn hard too. that you can keep all the awesome friends-being-assholes-to-each-other stuff and add on all the shippy stuff to get something extra special awesome.
give me all of that.
onegnarlydude said: Is it alright if you tell us Jensen's M&G's snippets please?
Jensen’s M&G is so hard to summarize, because it was essentially half an hour of Jensen going into detail on his process of playing Dean, Demon!Dean, directing, etc. It was amazing, and I will try to put together a summary, but it’s something that I’m literally going to have to try and outline just to make sure I keep everything straight. For now, though:
My favorite answer was to a fan who asked about Jensen’s experience directing this season (something I wanted to ask about it, but she asked it first and worded her question in a way that was better than how I would have). She asked what he would like us as fans to look for in this episode.
Jensen said that his “mountain” in this episode was that it takes place in the “catacombs of the Men of Letters”, which we’ve never seen. They have sets built for the major rooms we see a lot of, and a couple other sets which have been repurposed to appear to be a few different rooms, but this involved Sam and Dean going on a “cat and mouse chase” throughout the bowels of the building, and he had to make two hallway sets look like two dozen.
He explained how he planned this out for days/weeks ahead of time, He studied the old Hitchcock movies, using the technique where the “good guy” moves from left to right (the natural way that they eye wants to move) while the bad guy moves from right to left (which appears jarring on a subconscious level). After all this, he spread it all out on the kitchen table at home to map out everything that needs to be done. Then he started coming up with different ways to make the hallway look different. He asked Jared for help, who suggested things like having different things mounted to the wall at the end of the hall to make it look different.
"Plus, on top of all of that, I had to play Demon Dean".
He said that he made extremely detailed notes for everything that he needed to capture each day, so that even if he forgot something, someone else would remind him that there was still something else on his list. He said he was proud of the fact that during his week of filming, they had mostly days that were less than 12 hours of filming, and one or two “eight hour” days. He liked the fact that people were able to go home to their families at the end of the night.
To me, I was just blown away by all of this as a sign of just how brilliant a director Jensen is - not only was he able to conceive a vision of how he wanted the episode to appear, he was able to execute his vision in an efficient and timely manner. I really do hope we get a commentary from him on this episode on the eventual DVD (although now we might get a twitter commentary from him when it airs!) and maybe even a Director’s cut edition of the episode!