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*[https://marinarusalka.livejournal.com/333905.html SPN season 2 overview: Sam and Dean] by marinarusalka (June 2007); [http://archive.today/BCxy8 archive link]
 
*[https://marinarusalka.livejournal.com/333905.html SPN season 2 overview: Sam and Dean] by marinarusalka (June 2007); [http://archive.today/BCxy8 archive link]
 
*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/20868.html Supernatural University: Keeping Secrets] by bardicvoice (December 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20120308064212/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/20868.html archive link]
 
*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/20868.html Supernatural University: Keeping Secrets] by bardicvoice (December 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20120308064212/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/20868.html archive link]
*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/34017.html Tension, Conflict, Motivation, and Plot: Why the Story is About Dean & We Do Know Sam] by bowtrunckle (April 2008); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180819182708/https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/34017.html archive link], [http://archive.today/UAhqt archive link]
 
 
*[https://zazreil.livejournal.com/10534.html Supernatural Face Time Meta] by zazreil (May 2008); [http://archive.today/Lu3oA archive link]
 
*[https://zazreil.livejournal.com/10534.html Supernatural Face Time Meta] by zazreil (May 2008); [http://archive.today/Lu3oA archive link]
 
*[https://stare-at-walls.livejournal.com/81241.html Season 3 Episodes 15 & 16 - An analysis of Sam and Dean’s contract] by stare-at-walls (May 2008); [http://archive.today/2019.02.18-065514/https://stare-at-walls.livejournal.com/81241.html archive link]
 
*[https://stare-at-walls.livejournal.com/81241.html Season 3 Episodes 15 & 16 - An analysis of Sam and Dean’s contract] by stare-at-walls (May 2008); [http://archive.today/2019.02.18-065514/https://stare-at-walls.livejournal.com/81241.html archive link]
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*[https://ash48.livejournal.com/282505.html Daily Burst: Greatest Hits (8.06 Southern Comfort)] by ash48 (November 2012); [http://archive.today/Hz2C9 archive link]
 
*[https://ash48.livejournal.com/282505.html Daily Burst: Greatest Hits (8.06 Southern Comfort)] by ash48 (November 2012); [http://archive.today/Hz2C9 archive link]
 
*Playing with perception: Sam and dean in Season 8 by metamorphic rocks (December 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20121225052546/http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/archive-articles/59-the-family/17580-supernatural-season-eight-and-playing-with-perception-the-insight-of-sam-and-dean.html archive link]
 
*Playing with perception: Sam and dean in Season 8 by metamorphic rocks (December 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20121225052546/http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/archive-articles/59-the-family/17580-supernatural-season-eight-and-playing-with-perception-the-insight-of-sam-and-dean.html archive link]
*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/82766050772/genre-and-the-main-character Genre and the “Main Character”] by rootsunknown (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207191304/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/82766050772/genre-and-the-main-character archive link]
 
**Related: [https://superherospectacles.tumblr.com/post/82009049510/is-supernatural-switching-up-sam-and-deans-genre is supernatural switching up sam and dean’s genre roles as well as their moral alignments?] by superherospectacles (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206225745/http://superherospectacles.tumblr.com/post/82009049510/is-supernatural-switching-up-sam-and-deans-genre archive link]
 
 
*[https://deanwinchestersheart.tumblr.com/post/40865351260/an-opinion-about-810s-ending An opinion about 8.10's ending] by deanwinchestersheart (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223144524/https://deanwinchestersheart.tumblr.com/post/40865351260/an-opinion-about-810s-ending archive link]
 
*[https://deanwinchestersheart.tumblr.com/post/40865351260/an-opinion-about-810s-ending An opinion about 8.10's ending] by deanwinchestersheart (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223144524/https://deanwinchestersheart.tumblr.com/post/40865351260/an-opinion-about-810s-ending archive link]
 
*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/42223642566/broken-family-shattered-self-my-favorite-things Broken Family, Shattered Self (My Favorite Things: Supernatural Edition)] by deathbycoldopen (February 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20130513005356/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/42223642566/broken-family-shattered-self-my-favorite-things archive link]
 
*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/42223642566/broken-family-shattered-self-my-favorite-things Broken Family, Shattered Self (My Favorite Things: Supernatural Edition)] by deathbycoldopen (February 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20130513005356/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/42223642566/broken-family-shattered-self-my-favorite-things archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/52313980031/sam-sammy-and-dean Sam, Sammy, and Dean] by safiyabat (June 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828050636/http://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/52313980031/sam-sammy-and-dean archive link]
 
*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/52313980031/sam-sammy-and-dean Sam, Sammy, and Dean] by safiyabat (June 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828050636/http://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/52313980031/sam-sammy-and-dean archive link]
 
*[https://heaven-is-my-hell.tumblr.com/post/56105231886/the-progression-of-sam-and-dean-winchester The Progression of Sam and Dean Winchester] by heaven-is-my-hell (July 2013); [http://archive.today/6Kxox archive link]
 
*[https://heaven-is-my-hell.tumblr.com/post/56105231886/the-progression-of-sam-and-dean-winchester The Progression of Sam and Dean Winchester] by heaven-is-my-hell (July 2013); [http://archive.today/6Kxox archive link]
*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/89279.html Supernatural University: Tragedies, Bloodlines, Legacies -- The Evolution of the Family Business] by bardicvoice (August 2013); [http://archive.today/f2DGT archive link]
 
 
*[https://amonitrate.tumblr.com/post/63737359400/anger-and-s8-and-sam-and-dean Anger and s8 and Sam and Dean] by amonitrate (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223212229/https://amonitrate.tumblr.com/post/63737359400/anger-and-s8-and-sam-and-dean archive link]
 
*[https://amonitrate.tumblr.com/post/63737359400/anger-and-s8-and-sam-and-dean Anger and s8 and Sam and Dean] by amonitrate (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223212229/https://amonitrate.tumblr.com/post/63737359400/anger-and-s8-and-sam-and-dean archive link]
 
*[https://deathtakesapicklechip.tumblr.com/post/63685843946/hey-there-im-curious-about-the-ezekiel Ezekiel is literally the anthropomorphic personification of (the Winchesters') unhealthy codependency] by deathtakesapicklechip (October 2013); [http://archive.today/HvesP archive link]
 
*[https://deathtakesapicklechip.tumblr.com/post/63685843946/hey-there-im-curious-about-the-ezekiel Ezekiel is literally the anthropomorphic personification of (the Winchesters') unhealthy codependency] by deathtakesapicklechip (October 2013); [http://archive.today/HvesP archive link]
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*[https://partly.livejournal.com/685135.html Guilt v. Shame in Dean and Sam] by partly (April 2014); [http://archive.today/ZkoUg archive link]
 
*[https://partly.livejournal.com/685135.html Guilt v. Shame in Dean and Sam] by partly (April 2014); [http://archive.today/ZkoUg archive link]
 
*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/87563116077/woman-in-white Woman in White (1x01)] by deathbycoldopen (June 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170427200250/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/87563116077/woman-in-white archive link]
 
*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/87563116077/woman-in-white Woman in White (1x01)] by deathbycoldopen (June 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170427200250/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/87563116077/woman-in-white archive link]
*[https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/115841794149/sleepsintheimpala-you-and-i-both-know-you-didnt SPN10 Countdown Challenge | day 18 [6/23] Spells, Curses & Ganking - 8x06 Southern Comfort] by sleepsintheimpala (September 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170601111344/http://sleepsintheimpala.tumblr.com/post/97833297564/you-and-i-both-know-you-didnt-need-that-penny-to archive link]
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*[https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/115841794149/sleepsintheimpala-you-and-i-both-know-you-didnt SPN10 Countdown Challenge | day 18 Spells, Curses & Ganking - 8x06 Southern Comfort] by sleepsintheimpala (September 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170601111344/http://sleepsintheimpala.tumblr.com/post/97833297564/you-and-i-both-know-you-didnt-need-that-penny-to archive link]
 
*[https://ahillmadeof42dogs.tumblr.com/post/104001927863/the-winchesters-and-the-but-family-argument The Winchesters and the "But Family" Argument] by ahillmadeof42dogs (November 2014); [http://archive.today/AwwwL archive link]
 
*[https://ahillmadeof42dogs.tumblr.com/post/104001927863/the-winchesters-and-the-but-family-argument The Winchesters and the "But Family" Argument] by ahillmadeof42dogs (November 2014); [http://archive.today/AwwwL archive link]
 
*[https://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/102449221114/some-thoughts-about-the-new-samulet-in-comparison Some Thoughts About the New Samulet in Comparison to the Old One] by androbeaurepaire (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904020220/http://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/102449221114/some-thoughts-about-the-new-samulet-in-comparison archive link]
 
*[https://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/102449221114/some-thoughts-about-the-new-samulet-in-comparison Some Thoughts About the New Samulet in Comparison to the Old One] by androbeaurepaire (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904020220/http://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/102449221114/some-thoughts-about-the-new-samulet-in-comparison archive link]
 
*[https://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/102518784116/10x05-fan-fiction-i-cant-carry-your-burden "I Can’t Carry Your Burden, But I Can Carry You" or "How the Samulet Became A Symbol for Maturity"] by dustydreamsanddirtyscars (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904015803/http://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/102518784116/10x05-fan-fiction-i-cant-carry-your-burden archive link]
 
*[https://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/102518784116/10x05-fan-fiction-i-cant-carry-your-burden "I Can’t Carry Your Burden, But I Can Carry You" or "How the Samulet Became A Symbol for Maturity"] by dustydreamsanddirtyscars (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904015803/http://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/102518784116/10x05-fan-fiction-i-cant-carry-your-burden archive link]
*Sam’s view as receiver of the story versus Dean’s view as both receiver and adapter by larinah (February 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206033917/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/110555218347/sams-view-as-receiver-of-the-story-versus-deans archive link]
 
 
*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/117209330886/it-cant-rain-all-the-damn-time It Can't Rain All the Damn Time] by defilerwyrm (April 2015); [http://archive.today/uBCoI archive link]
 
*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/117209330886/it-cant-rain-all-the-damn-time It Can't Rain All the Damn Time] by defilerwyrm (April 2015); [http://archive.today/uBCoI archive link]
 
*[https://travellerintime.tumblr.com/post/121050560067/pilot-meta Pilot Meta] by travellerintime (June 2015); [http://archive.today/J7Aqg archive link]
 
*[https://travellerintime.tumblr.com/post/121050560067/pilot-meta Pilot Meta] by travellerintime (June 2015); [http://archive.today/J7Aqg archive link]

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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