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**[https://robinsgirlwonder.tumblr.com/post/60854093479/the-importance-of-being-genre-part-2 part two] (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180829021330/http://robinsgirlwonder.tumblr.com/post/60854093479/the-importance-of-being-genre-part-2 archive link]
 
**[https://robinsgirlwonder.tumblr.com/post/60854093479/the-importance-of-being-genre-part-2 part two] (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180829021330/http://robinsgirlwonder.tumblr.com/post/60854093479/the-importance-of-being-genre-part-2 archive link]
 
*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/60620054881/season-divines-themes-hints-through-movies Season Divine’s Themes: Hints through Movies, Books and Song Titles] by neven-ebrez (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150726233526/http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/60620054881/season-divines-themes-hints-through-movies archive link]
 
*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/60620054881/season-divines-themes-hints-through-movies Season Divine’s Themes: Hints through Movies, Books and Song Titles] by neven-ebrez (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150726233526/http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/60620054881/season-divines-themes-hints-through-movies archive link]
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*[https://bananadaiquiri.tumblr.com/post/60806002886/suicide-sacrifice-and-other-recurrent-themes-in Suicide, Sacrifice and Other Recurrent Themes in Supernatural: S1-S5] by bananadaiquiri (September 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180831025109/http://bananadaiquiri.tumblr.com/post/60806002886/suicide-sacrifice-and-other-recurrent-themes-in archive link]
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*[https://bananadaiquiri.tumblr.com/post/61139654893/suicide-sacrifice-and-other-recurrent-themes-in Suicide, Sacrifice and Other Recurrent Themes in Supernatural: S6-S8] by bananadaiquiri (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200512230502/https://bananadaiquiri.tumblr.com/post/61139654893/suicide-sacrifice-and-other-recurrent-themes-in]
 
*Realism as Aesthetic, Melodrama as Law: Examining Melodramatic and Realist Conventions in Supernatural by thisyearsgrrrrl (December 2013); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/1086274 AO3 link]
 
*Realism as Aesthetic, Melodrama as Law: Examining Melodramatic and Realist Conventions in Supernatural by thisyearsgrrrrl (December 2013); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/1086274 AO3 link]
 
*[http://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?] (link rot in first sentence, [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207191304/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/82766050772/genre-and-the-main-character click here] for linked meta) 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]
 
*[http://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?] (link rot in first sentence, [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207191304/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/82766050772/genre-and-the-main-character click here] for linked meta) 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]

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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

What Makes a Story Work?

Mytharc + MOTW meta

Narrative Structure Meta

Genre and Themes Meta

The Impala

Supernatural & Its Visuals

Gender and Sexuality

Gender Performance and Masculinities

The Wittier Rape[1]

Women's Work[2]

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