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Reaction: Supernatural 6.06 and picspam
I have a headache and a lack of time, so this might be a little sketchy. Apologies.

Contains profanity and speculation.

Spoiler and Spec Summary

Title: "You Can't Handle the Truth." Well, unless we're going to have a renegade angel die during a prison transfer at Raphael's orders or something, I'm guessing truth spell. FINALLY. It's been six years, everybody's stuffed to the ears with secrets and lies; it's about time to drop a truth spell grenade and blast everything wide open. This should be messy.



Picspam Reaction, with speculation and randomness for Supernatural 6.06 - You Can't Handle the Truth



-Biggerson's! Yay! The cheerful fun happy restaurant where bad things happen!
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-So it's wishing for the truth, hunh? Is there another wish-coin-like effect in place?

-Pity, contaminated clam chowder, lack of comparative hotness, sudden confessions of varying murderous nature by old ladies and little girls, Oh, this is funny. After the week I've had, this is hilarious. And making me flash back to High School. :-P

-Do all Biggerson's come equipped with an employee-accessible gun? Because I've worked in food service and deadly ranged weapons would not have been a good idea. Having access to knives was bad enough.
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-"'Cause you are a freak." Nice friend. Even though it's under a truth spell and she can't help saying it, I do feel bad for Jane not having an actual friend to call.

-Nice blood spray though. I do believe I'm in the mood for some splattering tonight.
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-Calling Bobby for help, very wise, Dean.
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-Something about this exchange of looks makes me giggle.
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-Teleplay by three people, story by three people. Wow. Looks like a real group brain on this one! [Script-keteer role call! TP: Eric Charmelo, Nicole Snyder, Story: David Reed, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder. So only three people, which is still a lot, but not as many as I thought. I just saw all the names flash past and was momentarily boggled on first watch.]

-Calendar! October 2010! Meaning Kirsten last week was lying about her age to her vampire stalker and was 16 and not 17. *nods* [And she had a standing Tuesday appointment at Harry's House of Horns. Tubas don't need tuning that regularly, if at all... was she taking lessons?]
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-[Oh she's her sister. That makes it... both more understandable and so much worse. And sister here being so calm and lying about what she said after she heard her sister kill herself over the phone... yeah. And you thought the Winchester family dynamic was messed up.]
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-Director Jan Eliasberg. New to show I believe.

-Sam makes evil evil faces.
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-Sam's hair is also suddenly disturbing. Is that a slicked-back Scully cut? O.o Also, tie stripes are unified in direction, but the colors are inversions of each other. Hm.
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-"It's not so much I couldn't control myself, I just knew I wouldn't get caught." Yeah, this guy's not going to be a suicide. Yep. Good. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving fellow. Plus, extra added bonus of not inducing additional fear of dentists. You have nothing to fear from dentists as long as you aren't a pedophile. *nods*
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-"Worst case scenario: Maybe it's just Sam." Actually, I can think of worse. Not by much though.

-Dean staying behind to do research. Sam's 'failure to process' faces. Bwah!
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-Dean, honey, if you are doing research you want to keep your brother from knowing about, close the browser window and clear your cache and history before leaving the laptop. Although, maybe he's trying to passively force a confrontation? Hm.

-Brass instruments and Harry's House of Horns. What do brass instruments have to do with lying?
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-"Hey, by the way, how about my horn?" Hee. I've had to do that with NPC's too. The player character doesn't ask the right questions and the NPC's develops a sudden need to info-dump. Silly Dean. Someone stole an old horn, eh? Nifty!

-Gabriel's Horn of Truth. So, wait, Gabriel aka our pal the Trickster had a horn of truth and he wasn't using it to mess with people? He was slacking!
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-*waves hi at Castiel* "He's not Lucifer." Nice to know. You could have at least left a voice mail to keep Dean from exploring blind alleys. Communication. None of these boys comunicate.

-The angels don't know what's up with Sam. Castiel looks really pained. This is a very interesting shot angle by the director. [It looks different on the airing because my carrier doesn't letterbox, but it's still interesting. Not often you get a character looking nearly square into the camera.]
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-"Incredible things are now required of me." I trust we'll be hearing more about that in future?

-In a few seconds, Castiel checked everywhere in town. Efficient bastard.

-Faaace. And a reversal of the previous shot re: foreground/background etc. Rather nifty.
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-Drawer Cam! \o/
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-The other corpses are gone, gone. So, zombies, disintegration, or stolen?

-TV Anchorperson is going on about truth a lot. She's either involved or about to be the next victim live on the whatever o'clock news.
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-"I'd just like the truth." Knew it had to be coming, still went 'oh crap.'
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-*snerk* Never ever change, Dean.
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-Oh god, Bobby's a Tori Spelling fan, and has pedicures. [And is quite flexible, going from that second cap.]
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-Hey! Cyclone chips! DEAN IS STANDING NEXT TO AN OVERWAITEA OR SAVE-ON-FOODS! *BC glee*
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-"Maybe 'cause you're my favorite." Awww. *flail* "Although Sam's a better hunter, lately anyway." Meh. Just a symptom of whatever's wrong with him. *handwaves*

-"What damn fool move are you about to-?" The obvious one, of course. And it's about time.

-Hey she's familiar! Purple girl from Andromeda, Trance something? She's good. [Yep, Laura Bertram]
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-Oh dear. Truth from Lisa. "You shoved my kid, Dean." Yeah. No need for a truth spell to bring that up.
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-"You two have the most unhealthy tangled up crazy thing I've ever seen." Lisa sees the epic Winchesterian codependency! \o/

-Hm. Lisa has a sister. (And thinks Dean brought Sam back somehow. Ooo.) Interesting random throwaway detail there, wonder if that will be coming up again?

-"Me and Ben can't be in this with you." Yeah. I officially love Lisa. I also love that being under a truth spell changed almost nothing of what she said, just made it a bit harsher. I hope she does come back at some point, but on her own terms, not as just a love-interest.

-The person who started all this killed a cat, her own trusting pet, for spell components. I'm really really glad she's dead. Grr. *has massive issues, moving on*
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-"I didn't. I froze." Sam just resisted the truth spell. Ooo. Also DAMMIT!!! Now we won't get the truth out of him!
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-Oh Dean.
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-Devils Shoestring... hey, that keeps away Hellhounds. Is there a connection?
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-Veritas, goddess of truth. Real mythology? [Yep.] Of course it's media woman. I knew she had too many background lines not to be involved. *nods*

-"Anyone who asks aloud for the truth" Or, from the death-by-dentist guy, says they're being honest. The divorce rate in this town must be spiking like crazy.

-The stole a computer tower? Oh, raw footage. Also, not often we see the bribing security instead of just sneaking in, isn't it?
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-Research montage and it's night again? *thinks over lighting variations if the last sequence* Yeah, it works.

-"Do I even want to know where you got that?"/"Probably not." Was that an evasion under the influence of the truth spell that might tip Dean off that Sam's immune? Aaaand no.

-Crap you guys, Sam is HUGE! I mean look at the size comparison here! I know people who are 6'5" and they don't have nearly the same capacity to loom.
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-Corpse bits! Yarg! Glad I didn't go with pasta for dinner this week! \o/
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-Tongues take a hell of a lot of force to pull out, and are way chewier, even just because of the layer of skin. (What? I know things.) She must've cooked the guys' head and neck earlier or something. Or is a deity and deities don't need to worry about gristle. *handwaves*
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-"I mean I've seen liars before, but you two? Gold standard." Yep, that's our Winchesters!

-"Yesterday I wanted to kill him in his sleep. I thought he was a monster." Sounds like a 'Dean angstily watches Sam sleeping' missing scene prompt to me. *releases into the wild*
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-"Now I think (...) he's just acting like me." Oh Dean.

-"I ain't a father, I'm a killer." Ow, Dean. John managed to be both. Admittedly he had his issues too, but it's not like it flat-out cant be done. Hell, as far as hunter-parents go, there's Ellen and Jo, Grandpa Samuel and Mary... But if this is what you need to believe deep down.... Oh Dean.
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-"Mallory to your Mickey." Okay, I have to admit, there have been about five little pop-culture references in this episode and I haven't gotten a single one. I'm feeling a bit like Castiel here.

-Truth god is freaking out. Sam's resisting a deity-level magical effect. Oooo! What is Sam and does Sam even know what he is? "You're not human!" *bounces*
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-There's a split second moment in the fight scene between Sam and Veritas that I'm betting will be massively capped and plastered everywhere. [Oh well, here's another. He does do realistic strain and effort very well, doesn't he.]
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-Sam's getting choked! What day is it? Must be ThursFRIDAY \o/
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-The blade goes through her? The blades they brought weren't that long and Veritas was not that skinny. [Never mind, it was a meat hook. My bad.]

-Yeah, hold the blade on Sam. Neither of you have any idea what he is anymore, and he did let you get turned into a vampire, whether willfully or by being over-ridden by something else, best be ready to defend while you're hashing it out.
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-"There's something wrong with me, really wrong. I've known it for a while. I've lied to you, and I let you get turned by that vamp because I knew there was a cure, Dean, and we needed in that nest, and I knew you could handle it." Hehe. Yeah, that went well.

-"Nothing scares me anymore, 'cause I can't feel it." Puppy eyes! Oh crap. Either this is a confused and altered Sam finally telling the truth or a very shrewd 'something-that-looks-like-Sam' saying what it thinks Dean wants to hear, and using the oldest trick in Sam's arsenal to get what he wants from big brother. It's Lucky Charms all over, guys.
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-Dean puts down the knife. Logical. Can't kill Sam in case he is telling the truth. Hoping Dean's not buying it wholesale because whether this is Sam or not, I still don't think we've gotten the full truth of the situation. Truth at knifepoint said in desperation is not the most reliable truth. Dean's really credulous when it comes to Sam, even considering the stuff Sam's withheld on him in the past, so taking Sam's at 100% face value here is unwise, even though that's what it might be. He even turns his back on him for a second.

-Ah, yes. Only solution. Can't kill him, but can knock him out, haul him to Bobby's and throw him in the apoc bunker again. Also letting your brother get turned into a vampire, no matter how coldly logical is kind of the ultimate in 'he hit me first.' *nods* [Not capping well at all for me.]

-And then they leave it there with Dean's little 'oh crap, what have I done/what do I do now' eye-joggle. Ha. One guess, Dean: CALL BOBBY. Or I guess Castiel, but best to get Sam into lockdown first.
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Okay, so, I know nothing about the next ep. I haven't seen a smidgen of the promo even by accident since the feed I watched didn't air it, and I have no spoilers for the next episode, sooooo speculation time:

The idea that souls are particularly valuable has of course been on the wall since the Moses staff incident, as has Castiel's soul-scanning trick with the pain and the getting elbow deep in a person. Until Bobby got the lien on is soul removed, he was the likeliest candidate for deep probing, but Bobby's deal has been absolved, and none of the major characters have had it done to them yet. So likely a problem with Sam's soul, most likely someone's got it and not the crossroads 'promissory note' way, but in current possession whereas Sam walks around soulless. It's been the most obvious answer for a while now, but it was fun to consider secondary personalities.


Hey, if that's truly the case and it seems almost certain that it is, one of the symptoms of soullessness kind of mimics being a high-functioning sociopath... *ponders Sherlock*



...And now I'm hoping the painkillers kick in soon as I'm off on a short road trip as soon as I wrangle my crap together, so please excuse any lingering typos and play nice y'all!



(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR REFERENCES TO SPOILERY MATERIAL IN COMMENTS! Any and all promo material for unaired episodes is considered to be a spoiler in this journal. The further definition of what constitutes a spoiler for this journal is located in left hand sidebar. Theory and speculation based on aired episodes only.)

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borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: October 30th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very enjoyable recap!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: October 30th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh and I forgot the calendar. How can it be October 2010 if Sam's been away a year? Does that mean the whole of seasons 4 and 5 took place between September 18th 2008 (I think that was the date on the paper in Lazarus!) and October 2009...???
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Could be. The timeline of this show has always been whacky, so it'd take some real analysis to figure out how it would work, but I can see that being possible.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: October 31st, 2010 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry but even your first sentence is to much information for my liking. But I could just be psycho.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: October 31st, 2010 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
*Original post deleted*

Dammit! There I was congratulating myself on spotting Veritas was played by the same actress as the hot hospital receptionist Dean tries to chat up in Salvation, and I totally MISS Laura Bertram! I was looking at her thinking, "she looks familiar" and totally didn't put it together! Maybe it's the lack of purple or gold paint. But as someone who used to review Andromeda for a British Sci-Fi magazine, I'm officially embarrassed!!!

Nice to see I'm not the only one who didn't think the only important thing that happened in this episode was Dean beating Sam up. Why is everyone so hung up on that? *shrugs* Guys hit each other. Why is this suddenly world-shattering news??? And I'm with Dean - I didn't believe Sam's puppy dog eyed "I need help" speech either!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for editing your comment. :-)

But as someone who used to review Andromeda for a British Sci-Fi magazine, I'm officially embarrassed!!!

The lack of purple makes it tougher. XD

Why is everyone so hung up on that? *shrugs* Guys hit each other. Why is this suddenly world-shattering news???

I haven't seen any other reactions yet, but this isn't really a new thing.

And I'm with Dean - I didn't believe Sam's puppy dog eyed "I need help" speech either!

It would be a stupidly dangerous thing to do at this point. There's enough doubt about whether it's Sam, not Sam, Soulless!Sam or what, the fact that he's knowingly taken an action that could have gotten Dean or innocent bystanders killed, and the recently demonstrated fact that he can lie to the Goddess of Truth, who states he's not human, I definitely think that's just cause to take the precaution of knocking Sam out and getting to the bottom of things.
abrakadabrah From: abrakadabrah Date: October 31st, 2010 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
-Hm. Lisa has a sister. (And thinks Dean brought Sam back somehow. Ooo.) Interesting random throwaway detail there, wonder if that will be coming up again?

I got confused by this too on first viewing, but on second thought it implies that Dean told Lisa the whole backstory about him and Sam - that he had brought Sam back from the dead at the end of season 2 with the deal to go to hell.

This actually makes me hopeful that Lisa is now not going up in smoke. And I think what Dean thinks is the end of that relationship also contributed to the fact that he beat the crap out of Sam - because Sam was so insouciant about it - has been insouciant since he returned and now Dean knows part of the reason for that.

Also, I'm finding it interesting that both Cas and Bobby have now admitted to liking Dean better - being the favorite, having the more profound bond. It's not a surprise, but it does show just how isolated Sam has become of late. The last person he was close to in their inner circle was Ruby. And we saw how that turned out.

BTW, can I ask what you use to make screen caps? I used to use photoshop elements - but that doesn't seem to work anymore for some reason, or at least not the version I have (may need to update) so I need to get another one.
elliemurasaki From: elliemurasaki Date: October 31st, 2010 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
We knew from 6x02 that Lisa has a sibling who has a baby. Also we knew from 6x01 that Dean spent all year researching ways to get Sam back without using the rings to open the cage, and I doubt Lisa missed that, and she's demonstrably very good at adding two and two.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Right, good catch, I'd forgotten about the baby. Second mention then, making the sister likelier to be coming up again.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:28 am (UTC) (Link)
that he had brought Sam back from the dead at the end of season 2 with the deal to go to hell.

That's possible, I guess, but it seemed like she was referring to Sam's most recent death (or death-like experience).

It's not a surprise, but it does show just how isolated Sam has become of late. The last person he was close to in their inner circle was Ruby. And we saw how that turned out.

I'm rather hoping the rest of the season/series will be in some way focussed on bringing Sam back in a social/familial context, because you're right about his isolation.

BTW, can I ask what you use to make screen caps?

Dunno if it'll help, but it's a Mac shareware program called 'Constrictor'. They might have a PC version, not sure.
elliemurasaki From: elliemurasaki Date: October 31st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
There's been six episodes since the yearlong timeskip following Swan Song which happened the May after...which episode was it that said "new administration, change you can believe in"? 5x07? Somewhere in the first half of S5, anyway. If it's October 2010 in 6x06, then Swan Song must have been in May 2009, and MBV was the previous February which means seven episodes in the three weeks between Obama's inauguration and MBV. Yeah, no. So it's October 2011 in 6x06 and the props department needs to be grouched at.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Time and space have always been whacky on this show. Good catch again. XD
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: October 31st, 2010 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
All I think about is Sherlock when I watch Sam. And it's because of the sociopath thing, not because my kids think they look alike. (Weird ass kids)

And Veritas girl was the receptionist at the hospital that Dean flirted with in Salvation, I think. And I almost think Sam flirted with her at a bar once, but that might have been a dream. LOL

I enjoyed this episode. I like finally getting somewhere if ya know what I mean.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: October 31st, 2010 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah. I knew about the Veritas thing because in Boondock Saints one of the brothers has a tattoo that says 'veritas' and I looked it up and did some research and I was all flaily when I saw it here. Yay!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I believe I'd heard it in college Shakespeare courses. "In vino veritas." = "In wine there is truth."

Edited at 2010-11-01 04:38 am (UTC)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
And it's because of the sociopath thing, not because my kids think they look alike. (Weird ass kids)

It's the season two Sam hair on Sherlock. It has powers of confusion. Also Sherlock gets choked a lot. Easy enough to make them seem similar. *nods*

I enjoyed this episode. I like finally getting somewhere if ya know what I mean.

I know. The inter-character development arcs are the longest arcs on this show, and in many ways they've been in progress since the pilot.
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: November 1st, 2010 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
So likely a problem with Sam's soul, most likely someone's got it and not the crossroads 'promissory note' way, but in current possession whereas Sam walks around soulless. It's been the most obvious answer for a while now, but it was fun to consider secondary personalities.

Yep, that's been what I've being thinking for a while now, and if it turns out to be true I'm going to have to do an 'I told you so' dance.

Hey, if that's truly the case and it seems almost certain that it is, one of the symptoms of soullessness kind of mimics being a high-functioning sociopath... *ponders Sherlock*

That's just what I said over at ratherastory's LJ! Well, what I actually said was something along the lines of Sam being without feelings makes him a better investigator because there aren't any concerns for the victims interfering with his analysis - and this makes him something like Sherlock Holmes.

I'm really looking forward to discovering more. The quest for this season will be for Dean to find his Sam (plus dodgy Campbells)- I can live with that.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, what I actually said was something along the lines of Sam being without feelings makes him a better investigator because there aren't any concerns for the victims interfering with his analysis - and this makes him something like Sherlock Holmes.

Someone's bound to do an exploration of this in fic soon.
isoldam From: isoldam Date: November 1st, 2010 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm pretty sure "Mallory to your Mickey" refers to Mickey and Mallory Knox from "Natural Born Killers".
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 1st, 2010 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I haven't seen that movie, which explains why I didn't recognize the reference. :-)
From: anniehow Date: November 1st, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, if that's truly the case and it seems almost certain that it is, one of the symptoms of soullessness kind of mimics being a high-functioning sociopath... *ponders Sherlock*


OH GOD DO NOT SAY THIS OUT LOUD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE *is overwhelmed with bunnies*

Also, nice catch on the ties! Have you seen Zimshan's colour analysis? it's spoiler free, and it was done before this episode, and it's relevant to your comment!

http://zimshan.livejournal.com/225640.html#cutid1
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: November 2nd, 2010 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
OH GOD DO NOT SAY THIS OUT LOUD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE *is overwhelmed with bunnies*

Bwahahah! What better way to welcome you back to the fannish life than with a bunny-stampede. ^.^
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