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2017-04-25 11:01 pm

What does your human!Impala look like?

With all the Impala entries I've done lately and in seeing a lot of cosplay pictures as I was looking for things to post about, I've seen quite a few different ideas about what the Impala would look like as a person. I'm curious about what you all think. I put my description under a cut so it won't influence whatever you might come up with.

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2017-04-24 08:38 am
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Happy Happy Birthday Baby!

I know this is late but I have the flu of all things. So here goes....

Happy 50th Birthday, Baby..... )
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2017-04-16 08:31 am

Impala countdown day 10 - Impala Easter Egg

Happy Easter for those of you who celebrate it using the Gregorian calendar. I hope you also had a good Sunday if you are doing something else with your day besides finally breaking your Lenten fast and eating too many Peeps. There are blue ones, there are pink ones, there are purple ones and there are yellow ones and they're all made out of sticky stuff and they all taste just the same.

I thought it would be the right day to post a SPN Easter egg cap that is Impala related. In episode 8.11 - Larp and the Real Girl, Sam, Dean and Charlie end up in a tent where Charlie has been kidnapped and held prisoner by Boltar and they meet the fairy also trapped by Boltar and forced to do his will. There on the wall is what looks to be the head of an impala.

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2017-04-13 11:58 am
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Impala birthday countdown day 13 - a cap from 4.13 on 4/13

In looking for Impala related things to post, I kept thinking about a cap that I did a really short meta for back in 2013. When I went looking for the cap and found out that it was from episode 4.13 - After School Special and that today was 4/13, I figured it was meant to be. The cap is from when John comes to pick young Sam and Dean up from school to move on to a new town. The shadows of the trees remind me of scary hands. The meta is here and is only about a paragraph long.

I like the almost sepia tones like in old photographs reinforcing that this scene took place in the past. I also like the way Sam's orange jacket matches the orange fall leaves. They are just right for back-to-school time.

Ok, that's about enough thirteens for one day.
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2017-04-11 11:50 am

Impala birthday countdown day 14 - some fic recs

Over the years in this fandom, I've read some good stories that feature the Impala, some by authors on my flist. The ones listed here are a few that were mostly written a few years back but are new to me. Most of this bunch take place in and around the end of Season 3. The first one is Sam/Dean and the rest are gen.

Every hand's a winner (3776 words) by Molly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester
Additional Tags: First Time
Summary: Dean sold his soul at the crossroads. Sam wants it back.

Title: No Stop Signs or Speed Limit
Author: [personal profile] deirdre_c
Rating: PG, Gen
Word Count: 569
Summary: Someone's gotta save Dean from hell.

Title: Like a Wheel
Author: [personal profile] mayachain
Genre: gen
Featuring: Sam, the Impala, Dean
Rating: R
Word Count: 3032
Spoilers: This is AU for ignoring most of season 3, but there's a tiny spoiler for 3.01.
Summary: The hellhounds have dragged Dean off to hell, and either Sam is going insane with grief or the car he just inherited is trying to persuade him to follow.

Title: Lady in Black
Author: [personal profile] tolakasa
Genre: gen
Summary: AU. The Impala is restored, but it's developed a couple of annoying new quirks. And a grudge.

Title: Waiting for Her Boys
Author: Scullspeare
Genre/pairing: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word-count: 2,700
Spoilers: Just a brief reference to the accident which bridged Devil's Trap and In My Time of Dying.
Warnings: none
Summary: A rough hunt leaves the brothers battered and bleeding. They take care of each other but, as always, someone else has their backs."
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2017-04-09 11:49 am
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Impala countdown day 15 - gif sets rec

For the Impala birthday countdown, I've been posting a lot of screencaps which don't really do justice to the grace and beauty of the Impala in motion. I have no idea how to gif anything but on her tumblr, [personal profile] frozen_delight has posted three awesome gif sets that show the Impala on the move.

Impala in the rain

Impala at night

Impala in the day

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2017-04-08 11:41 am

Impala birthday countdown day 18

Today's entry is taking longer to write than I thought it would but I don't want to skip a day. Here's a cap from Bugs (1.08) where the camera zooms in on the Impala's Kansas license plate. Bugs usually isn't an episode that makes the top of anyone's rewatch list but the filming starts look at the car from lots of different angles. More on that and the first half of Season 1 tomorrow.

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2017-04-03 12:13 pm
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About Impala b-day post 23

I made a major goof when I wrote about the Impala's first appearance in the Pilot because I forgot that the Winchesters sit on the Impala after the fire. It got me asking a question for anyone who saw the Pilot without any introduction to the show, either the first time the Pilot aired or coming across it by accident. When do you realize that Dean is driving the family car? I was spoiled for that when I saw it and have no idea. What do you remember if you saw it that way?
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2017-04-02 10:10 pm
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2017-04-01 10:22 pm
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Counting down to the Impala's 50th

According to Chuck's speech in Swan Song, the Impala rolled off the line on April 24, 1967. She'll be 50 this year and to celebrate that, I'm going to try to do an Impala related journal entry every day in April until her birthday. Since this entry starts with Chuck's speech, here is a Kinetic Type vid to his words posted on youtube by BrendaTapesThings.

She's aging well.
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2017-03-23 03:47 pm


Every year, when Jensen's birthday rolls around, I always have one of these moments of thinking that he can't possibly be that old, he was just 28. This year, Jensen turned 39 and I thought - no, can't be, that will make him 40 next year and I can't really be just realizing this now, can I? Except, along with whatever age Jensen is turning, it is a reminder that in a few short weeks, I will again be turning ten years older than he is and that means 49. Today.

I know age is just a number and all that but for whatever reason, I am more acutely aware that with this birthday, I am growing older and that time has passed more quickly than I have been aware of. What? I was just 28. I am not depressed, just really baffled by how quickly I got here. I don't like to think of the passing of time. Maybe it is because moving forward in time brings change along with it and I'm not a fan. Maybe I'm marking this new year more now that my body no longer lives on a schedule that follows the moon, only by the weeks and months set out by St. Gregory, the patron saint of day-planners. Maybe it is because my kid told me that in a year, I'll be halfway to 100. Whatever the reason, I am looking at my age as a number and that number seems to loom bigger than it probably should.

Despite this new, not utterly welcome recognition, I am still grateful to be here and am looking forward to this next year. In many ways, I am happy to leave last year behind. The bad was elected and Must Not Be Named plus we lost a lot of folks that meant a lot to me. The good stuff was things like putting the basement back together after a flood, actually getting a paying job for the first time in 13 years, lime Icelandic yogurt, walks with dogs, some decisions made about what to do after retirement, getting done with therapy and feeling better, my first smart phone - emojis, where have you been all my life, watching my kid grow into a full-fledged, tumblr-using fangirl, the arrival of Arrow and Zeppelin Ackles, and another Padalecki on the way.

To end one year and start another and to get a break from the Minnesota winter, I'm in Florida for spring break and here is the sand dragon we made on the beach.

Come on 49, I got this.