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08 January 2011 @ 06:26 am
"Bow-hunting is an important skill!"  
Dean Winchester says this line during the first season, though we've never seen them bow-hunting. Or any kind of uses of such weaponry besides the guns and knives they have.

I honestly think it would be pretty cool to see them wielding over weapons and arsenal besides the same old guns and tricks. If this season is all about getting "back to the basics" as they claim, I would like more extension to the hunting business; preferably with different techniques different hunters use. This makes me think about my ideas for an international look at this business, since different cultures use different kinds of weapons and how to use them; imagine Japanese hunters as opposed to Western hunters we normally see handling particular situations and their own tactics and methods, and seeing how effective they are. I think it would be pretty nifty. Then again I tend to look beyond what the show has given us, which makes me hungry for something more than what we're limited to (or what the writers fail to acknowledge or bring up ever again, as they often do, but I digress). There's definitely unique and different kinds of creatures and monsters elsewhere, as evidenced from this current season during "Weekend at Bobby's", so it would be nice to get a glimpse into other cultures and how they handle their own monsters.

These are just some thoughts I've been having. I often look at the bigger picture of the universe they are in, which is something I wish the show would take more seriously. *shrugs*
 
 
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noybusiness on January 8th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
I like that Buffy uses crossbows and axes.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on January 8th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
And the occasional grenade launcher. ;)

BTVS had a variety of weaponry used on the show and for many different occasions.
Wolfling: dean gun caresswolfling on January 8th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
They did use crossbows in Dead Man's Blood. :)

It would be cool to see them go more old skool on something -- though I have to admit the sniper rifle in All Dogs Go To Heaven (and I guess we saw it in Simon Said though Dean didn't actually shoot it in that one) was really kinda hot.

And I'd love to see Sam actually using the wicked curved blade we saw him put in his bag in the pilot and then never saw again.
Renée: Castiel/Lucifer. Angels of the Lord.rogueslayer452 on January 9th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
Ah. I stand corrected then. ;) But even with that, it was only once, and there hasn't been any usage of anything like that since. Sniper!Dean was something I was surprised about because we also only saw that once, which makes me pine for other things like that. Crossbows, sniper guns, more of that variety.

And I'd love to see Sam actually using the wicked curved blade we saw him put in his bag in the pilot and then never saw again.

It was used for promotional pictures as well. I don't know why they abandoned that blade because it would have been wicked cool to see Sam using it, or other kinds of weapons of that nature.
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Revyallodole on January 8th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
I really wanna see at least one of them bowhunt at least once! Crossbow etc whatever, just do it, boys. *__* Or using a scythe or tonfa or something.

Seriously, everytime we see a hunter who is not amongst the Winchester-circle, they are assholes who all use guns. Sure, guns are the most useful but one would think they'd use something else too occasionally.

As a sort of a fan of Japanese culture, I'd be really interested in a peek of Asian hunters *__* but I don't know how that could be handled since this is centered in America. (Or Scotland. On occasion.)
Renée: Castiel. Angels bleed too.rogueslayer452 on January 9th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
Oh yes, the boys wielding scythes, that would be awesome. We did see something like that in promotional pictures for the first season, however that was barely used at all in the actual show. Which makes me kinda sad, because that would be so frakking cool.

Seriously, everytime we see a hunter who is not amongst the Winchester-circle, they are assholes who all use guns. Sure, guns are the most useful but one would think they'd use something else too occasionally.

That's what saddens me with the portrayal of other hunters they come across. Not just them being all mostly assholes, but they all use the same kind of tactics. There really is no Hunters Guide Book when getting into the business or how to do it, it's mainly a trial by error kind of deal and some hunters may find other methods more effective than others. Or create their own weapon. It seems rather lazy to just say "all hunters use guns."

As a sort of a fan of Japanese culture, I'd be really interested in a peek of Asian hunters *__* but I don't know how that could be handled since this is centered in America. (Or Scotland. On occasion.)

Knowing this show, probably not handled or dealt with in a respectful manner that we would hope for, unfortunately. Though I've always had the idea that there could be a spin-off based around international hunters from all over, seeing how they hunt and their own internal affairs or something. Also, considering how American-centric Supernatural is, I find it hard to believe that everything centering around the Apocalypse wasn't affecting other hunters elsewhere too. I want to see how those hunters reacted to knowing about all this, or what's happening now, or if they are aware at all.
just a small town girl: [supernatural] pensivecarameltrap on January 8th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I would love to see them use a broadsword or katana, claymore, a bow and arrow, a Japanese/Chiense longbow, maybe even a mace. There are so many weapons available that can be use instead of the usual guns and knives and machetes.
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on January 8th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I mean they deal with paranormal creatures right? And while I know not all of them can be killed with a bullet, sometimes it takes much research to know precisely how to kill a particular being, it doesn't mean they can't always switch it up now and again. I guess perhaps guns are the default for hunters, but some variety would be lovely. Same with other hunters they encounter.

Which reminds me, whatever happened to the Colt?
goldenusagigoldenusagi on January 8th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
I guess a gun is the quickest way to kill something with the least margin of error? Though I'd love to see some swords or something, when they're fighting out in the open and don't need to conceal a weapon on their person.

Someone above mentioned Buffy, who mainly uses Medieval weapons because they didn't want her to be using guns. She does use the rocket launcher, but you don't ever see the high school girl reaching for her 45.
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on January 9th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
That's what I'm thinking as well, that guns are the default for Western hunters because it's the quickest. However sometimes it really isn't, and sometimes there needs to be alternatives. And you're right, sometimes they need to be inconspicuous when being out in public, without worrying about being arrested and locked up again.

That is true regarding Buffy and the guns thing, a better and more effective manner of fighting without the firepower. I also think it's because of the training Slayers often did by using Medieval weaponry based off the demons and vampires she would be facing. Bullets are ineffective in that case anyway.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on January 8th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
'These are just some thoughts I've been having. I often look at the bigger picture of the universe they are in, which is something I wish the show would take more seriously. *shrugs*'
I know. I guess that's why I like the fanfic so much- it expands on the universe in ways the show seems incapable of.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 8th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
Same here. There are so many possibilities, and sometimes it doesn't take a huge budget or convoluted plot to really expand a universe.
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Patent Counsel for Adrian Veidt and Tony Stark: SPN Castiel Wingsakemi42 on January 9th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
I remember that quote about bow hunting and I agree. I also like your application to business. Having a variety of strategies and tactics in one's arsenal is always a good idea.
Renée: Castiel. Searching for answers.rogueslayer452 on January 9th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
I find it really hard to believe all hunters use the same tactics and skills and strategies. Most of them learn by trial and error and experimenting, not everything is going to be exactly the same. Like I said in another comment, one hunter might find something more useful and effective than another hunter does for a particular hunt.
kaiyotekaiyote on January 9th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
imagine Japanese hunters as opposed to Western hunters we normally see handling particular situations and their own tactics and methods, and seeing how effective they are.

...this makes me wish that the anime was set in the SPN universe but NOT about the Winchesters. Just about different hunters. In Japan.
Renée: Castiel. I'm almost out of minutes!rogueslayer452 on January 9th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
That would have been amazing to be honest. I really want there to be more focus on different hunters. Especially hunters from different places such as Japan, that would be awesome to see. I mean yeah we get it, the Winchesters are the main focus of the show, but it's not always about them you know. And when you turn that show into an anime I'm sure there are other places you can explore that the original show couldn't.

Perhaps if the DVD sales for the anime do well they can go further in that department? including giving us some ANGEL AND HEAVEN ACTION!
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Renée: Kahlan. BAMC.rogueslayer452 on January 9th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Weapons are awesome, hehe. ;)