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==='''Other Characters'''===
 
*For s1 and s2 meta: [[SPN Heavy Meta]] and [[Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot]]  
 
*For s1 and s2 meta: [[SPN Heavy Meta]] and [[Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot]]  
*For s3 meta: [[Bela Talbot]]
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*For meta focused on individual characters: [[Characters]], select the characters' page, and scroll down to '''External Links/Meta'''
*For s7 meta: [[Dick Roman]]
 
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/449278.html Ruby & Castiel as avatars for aspects of Sam and Dean] by missyjack
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/449278.html Ruby & Castiel as avatars for aspects of Sam and Dean] by missyjack
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/425155.html Better the devil you know: illustrated meta on Ruby through seasons 3 & 4] by missyjack
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/425155.html Better the devil you know: illustrated meta on Ruby through seasons 3 & 4] by missyjack
*[http://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/4810.html Illustrated meta on Anna] by tirra-lyrra
 
*[http://arcadianambivalence.tumblr.com/post/65497409560/anna-milton-meta-the-lioness-the-leader-the Anna Milton Meta: The Lioness, the Leader, the Sacrificial Lamb] by arcadianambivalence
 
* An Anna Milton Meta by susurrantpetrichor - A multi-part analysis of Anna's character, including feminist and theological readings.
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/49912550973/an-anna-milton-meta-part-1-why-would-an-angel-fall Part 1: Why Would an Angel Fall?]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/50701628976/an-anna-milton-meta-part-1-1-bonus-content-too Part 1.1: Bonus Content! Too Off-Topic for the Main Post! Now with more theology and possibly a small feminist rant.]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/53641980099/anna-milton-meta-part-2-a-forgiveness-and-love Part 2(A): Forgiveness and Love]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/54074860256/anna-milton-meta-part-2-b-its-time-to-think-for Part 2(B): It’s Time to Think for Yourself]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/57826233000/anna-milton-meta-part-2-c-agency-and-ambiguity-in Part 2(C): Agency and Ambiguity in “The Song Remains the Same.”]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/59357292792/anna-milton-meta-part-2-1-blasphemy-doubt-agape Part 2.1: Blasphemy, Doubt, Agape, the Beloved Community, Etc., Etc. (more religious-y bonus content)]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/70827552970/anna-milton-meta-part-3-the-madwoman-in-heavens Part 3: The Madwoman in Heaven’s Attic, the Angel in the Impala]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/84897828085/anna-milton-meta-3-1-she-prophesied-true-things Part 3.1: “She Prophesied True Things”]
 
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/85091622865/anna-milton-meta-part-4-useless-speculation Part 4: Useless Speculation]
 
 
* [http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/51667820975/long-live-the-king-how-crowley-has-changed-over-the "Long Live the King" - How Crowley Has Changed Over the Seasons and Where His Character Can Be Expected To Go Next] by by neven-ebrez
 
* [http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/51667820975/long-live-the-king-how-crowley-has-changed-over-the "Long Live the King" - How Crowley Has Changed Over the Seasons and Where His Character Can Be Expected To Go Next] by by neven-ebrez
* [https://fallcnintohell.tumblr.com/post/185875316248/my-lucifers-wings-meta The meaning of Lucifer's wings] by fallcnintohell
 
 
* [https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/184542079054/jack-kline-novak-winchester-son-tfw-mirror Jack Kline Novak Winchester: Son, TFW Mirror, Trinity and Key; Quaternity, Ouroboros, Caduceus, and Harbinger of The End (meta masterpost)] by drsilverfish
 
* [https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/184542079054/jack-kline-novak-winchester-son-tfw-mirror Jack Kline Novak Winchester: Son, TFW Mirror, Trinity and Key; Quaternity, Ouroboros, Caduceus, and Harbinger of The End (meta masterpost)] by drsilverfish
  

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A meta essay, or meta (short for meta-analysis) refers to an essay that explores the text of a show in more detail than an episode review or recap. Broader themes, or deeper analysis are investigated, often with supporting evidence in the form of screencaps, pictures or charts.

See other entries in the Meta category for books and academic essays.

Meta Communities

In the first two seasons of Supernatural, the Supernatural community spn_heavymeta on Livejournal followed a set regime, where members would submit essays for each episode on Dean, Sam and John. After Season Two this structure was abandoned, and the community simply provided a central place for people to link to their metas.

The forums on Television Without Pity (now closed) and supernatural.tv as well as blogs like The Winchester Family Business often contain meta discussion, as do the comments sections on many media sites.

Meta Essays

Dean

Sam

John Winchester

The Winchesters

Castiel

Other Characters

Mytharc Meta

The Impala

Supernatural & Its Visuals

Gender and Sexuality

Gender Performance and Masculinities

The Wittier Rape[1]

Women's Work[2]

Wayward Daughters

Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Sam

Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Dean

  • Emily E. Roach, "Supernatural: Wincest, Destiel and Dean Winchester's Bisexual Panic" in Queerbaiting and Fandom: Teasing Fans Through Homoerotic Possibilities ed. Joseph Brennan (University of Iowa Press, 2019).[3]

Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Cas

Shipping

See Pairings for a list of all Supernatural character ship pages

Fandom Stats

Fandom Surveys

Wincest

Destiel

Queerbaiting

Definition and history of Queer Baiting on Fanlore

Supernatural's America[4]

Religion

Ethnicity and Race

Music

Miscellaneous

Fandom & Fan Works

References

  1. 7.15 Repo Man Hallucifer: That's what I'm talking about, Sam! Real interaction again, I miss that! The rapier wit - the wittier rape - come on, I'll be good, I'll even help you solve your little Nancy Drew mystery or whatever.
  2. "woman in the refrigerator, woman as victim, woman as object and woman as tempter," Women's Work on Fanlore
  3. "Research: Book Chapters" Emily E Roach, https://eroach.academia.edu/research. Accessed 30 April 2020.
  4. Title of section heading inspired by larinah's Supernatural's America meta series