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A Bit of Frippery

Posted on 2007.04.19 at 10:44

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sylvanwitch
sylvanwitch at 2008-01-06 04:58 (UTC) (Link)
Now, this is just delightful on a whole other level! First of all, I'm laughing heartily over here, because damn if you haven't captured EXACTLY what makes the show The Show for us, you know? It's not JUST the angst (heaven forfend!) but the way angst and humor and violence and love and all the myriad other complexities are crammed with perfect balance into forty-five minutes of whipcord fast heaven. You've captured that and put it to music, taking a very familiar (one dare say "insipid," or at least "overplayed" holiday classic) song and inverted it, in the process SUBverting the American values that Sam and Dean, themselves, strive, ironically, to maintain for others while, simultaneously eradicating said values, at least from an outsider's perspective. In *fact*, like this song, Sam and Dean emblematize the values--loyalty, love, family, honor--that the people they save would suggest that they are actually defying. Am I making sense? I guess what I mean is that by doing what you've done to this song, you've created a perfect reflection of the paradox that is Sam and Dean and What They Do. I don't know if you meant to do that or not, but you did. So there. *grins*
Corvus Imbrifer
corvus_imbrifer at 2008-01-07 22:13 (UTC) (Link)
And here I was concerned that some of the lines don't scan properly. I am surprised that one could mine something from a bit of silliness, but then that's been the way of the show itself: Astonishing depth from something that was only ever intended to be a once-a-week monster movie.
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