I see across the flist that today is a VERY IMPORTANT DAY.Five years for our show
I'm sorry to say I was not in on the ground floor as I first started watching SPN around October 2006 (due to a remark by zelda_zee about a certain someone's lips as I document here
.) So I guess that means in just a short few weeks I will be on my fourth anniversary.
And what a four years it has been.
As many others have noted, SPN has truly impacted my life in wonderful ways. When I was in my darkist days on the job, it was my distraction and lifeline in many ways. It gave me amazing days of squee (Red Bull Soapbox anyone? OMG-they-LIVE-together!!! anyone?) It helped me to reconnect with my early love of sci-fi, monstor/horror, and genre shows/media. It reawaken my love of photography (triggered by going to cons.) It reawakened my love of behind-the-scenes, how-do-they-do-that/make-that-happen? It finally gave me someone to blog about (I could never think of anything to say before!) It got me to commit to creating art to a specified schedule! Something I'd never, ever even thought to try before. It even helped me to define the type of workplace I wanted to work in and the type of leader I wanted to be (Kim Manners, et al). And most important of all, it connected me with the wonderful people in fandom. I now "talk" with/am friends with people from all over the world. And I've met many of them in person because of conventions. And speaking of conventions---the high I got from attending those will be hard to surpass.
It's just a show.
Yeah I know.
But really. It is so much more. I cannot even begin to truly explain it to people outside of fandom. (Other than a rare few that just "get" it even if they don't watch/get the show.)
So I will always be grateful, I guess, to Jensen's lips and zelda's referencing them
in such a way that peaked my interest.
"I watched Jensen A['s] lips last night. There appears to be some sort of show built around them. Huh."
It's been a wonderful ride and I cannot wait for the next experience.