Protective Sam

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Protective Sam
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Watching Exorcismus, a nice British possession/exorcism film.  I am a big fan of both the demon possession and hauntings subgenres of horror, and this one's fun.  It's British, so it uses completely different musical cues and stylistic choices, and thus surprises you a bit.  It's rare that I'm surprised anymore.  I still love the journey, but it's rarely new.

I do find myself thinking, though, in pretty much every exorcism type deal, that demons are kind of wussy.  I mean, they do some pretty horrible things on the micro-level, but they're really not much more than vicious pranks and bullying.  If I were a demon, I'd have some fucking ambition.  Possess someone with nuclear launch codes or something.  Really fuck the world up and watch while it burned.  At the very least, destroy part of the power grid.  That'll cause some chaos and panic.  Get some bang for my buck.

Not just comparatively penny-ante stuff like destroying one family.  I mean, sure, there's the whole butterfly effect thing, and I guess it would depend mightily on which family it is you're destroying (the Winchesters being a perfect example--but you can't convince me that Meg wasn't at least partially acting out of some vendetta).

That all does remind me of one of my favorite fics, Fortress, by glasslogic.  I highly recommend you read it if you haven't already.  Dean came out of hell a different kind of demon, and he drags Sam along with him.  It's about our guys saving the world again, but it's not neat or pretty, and it's got some wonderful ruthless elements.  (Man, writing synopses is hard when you want to squee and avoid spoilers at the same time!)  Demon Dean is delicious, and Sam is his stubborn, cool-headed, slippery self.  I've read it three times now, I think, and while the series isn't finished yet, I may just reread it again.  (Frankly, anything by glasslogic is exceptional, but Fortress holds a significant place for me).

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