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17 December 2005 @ 07:15 pm
Supernatural100 "Internet" Challenge: The Altar of Truth  
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Supernatural100 Drabble Challenge
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine. Wish they were.

Author’s Note: This is for the Supernatural100 Drabble Challenge. The current challenge is “Internet”.

				The Altar of Truth 

Sam’s avatar is knowledge, which lives in these portals: Wikipedia, Snopes, and websites on runes.

But the Internet offers nothing permanent. Things that matter cannot be found in cyberspace, or in libraries or books. The memories of Mom that their father keeps inside, or the smell of Dean’s neck when Sam is sad or scared. There is no archive for the sheen of Jess’ sunlit hair, or the sharpness of the knives that save his life.

The knowledge of factual things holds the weapons of Sam’s craft.

But he avoids the knowledge of More. It has never brought anything good.
 
 
 
vengeance_angelvengeanceangel on December 19th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
I really like this. Good job on this drabble. And the idea that he'll never find a database for the truly important things is just haunting.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on December 19th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Was it clear that the knowledge of More is all that his life could have been, and that he almost thought it was going to be before Jess' death?
vengeance_angelvengeanceangel on December 19th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
I think it was. I was thinking that you meant hope basically and that he's done with that altogether. Yeah, the fact that Jess' death happened really messed things up with him, but I liked how part of the things he thought about was his brother and his protection. It made me think that maybe he hasn't abandoned hope in all things. You know...that with his brother by his side and his family united in that one bond that he could possibly find happiness again. :-)
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on January 18th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
I like it. Especially ending the whole part about the personal, good memories with the remarks about sharp knives gives a real chilling effect.

And the last two sentences, wonderfully chilling as well. Great reminder of the pressure they live under.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on January 18th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
with the remarks about sharp knives gives a real chilling effect.

It's really kind of depressing, the contrast between what Sam wants and what matters to him... and the things that actually control his life. He wants constancy, simplicity and permanence. And he gets transience, unpredictability, danger and death. Ouch.

And the one time he finally had what he wanted... he lost it for himself and for the girl inside it. :-(
tyrical: SPN_Lenschn_S_thinkingtyrical on February 10th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
But he avoids the knowledge of More. It has never brought anything good.

Oh this saddens me, because a lot of life in some ways is striving to want more than what you have. The fact that every time Sam has reached for More the result has always been deadly.

I am happy I don't live in a world where More is a bad thing.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh this saddens me, because a lot of life in some ways is striving to want more than what you have. The fact that every time Sam has reached for More the result has always been deadly.

Exactly. It's a part of most of us, to want more than we have. But for Sam, reaching for it has punished other people as well as himself.

How hard it would be, to try to teach yourself to want nothing-- and yet to still want to survive, to not have your world turn into endless gray.