1. Our good friends who give Emma the best presents and keep her in anime and manga sent her Cowoby Bebop for Christmas last year, and we didn't get around to watching it until this fall because we were watching Psych, and at seven seasons, it took us most of the year to finish the show.
Josh and I had watched in college, but my memory was super shaky. Josh apparently rewatches it once a year, but I'd only seen it the once nearly twenty years ago. I remembered what the characters looked like, the music, and how silly Ed is, but that was about it.
Emma loved it; how could you not? It's a great series. Lots of humor, lots of angst, sentient puppy. Pretty much perfect. We were both blindsided by the end, though. I'd forgotten that ( spoilers )
2. So Emma has started spending more time online. Her favorite pastime is googling stuff and looking at pictures. Somehow, she started googling Supernatural stuff and independently of watching any episodes decided that Castiel is the best and Destiel is the ship to ship. She'd come show me some Dean gif she found or some chibi Castiel fanart and squee and squee.
I asked her if she ever saw anything weird or that made her uncomfortable when she was googling stuff, and she said, "Oh, no, Mom. Google images don't truck with that." I told this to Josh, and he said, "That's because when I set up her tablet, I set her safety settings to only show pictures of baby tigers and Jesus." I died laughing.
Anyway, we started watching season 1 a few weeks ago. I was worried it would be too scary for her, but it's not. It's not as scary as I remember it being either.
Man, I love those first seasons. Dean doesn't have his Batman voice yet, and Sam's hair is so fantastic, and they both grin so pretty. And it's always raining so the car looks like a wet dream, literally. And the music, the music, the music. I hate how far the show eventually strays from that glorious use of music in the first few seasons. It's fun remembering little things, like how the end of season one with Sam slamming the trunk is the mirror image of the end of season two when Dean does the same.
3. Emma started watching Fairy Tale, which she loves, and is shipping the two male lead characters. She has drawn fan art of them and taped it to her wall. She says things like, "I know they're setting up Lucy and Gray as endgame, but it should be Grey and Natsu. It should be Gratsu, Mom."
When she's ready for it (someday in the future), there's like a thousand fics on AO3. LOL