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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.  
 
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.  
  
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/119236486640/in-that-case-could-you-do-a-post-about-sams-lack When Sam’s in an emotional bind he latches onto people close enough to him that show him kindness and offer safety] travellerintime, yaelstiel, mixgoldenphoenix, sillierthanasillylaugh (October 2013/May 2015); [http://archive.today/UkPlM archive link]
 
*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/119236486640/in-that-case-could-you-do-a-post-about-sams-lack When Sam’s in an emotional bind he latches onto people close enough to him that show him kindness and offer safety] travellerintime, yaelstiel, mixgoldenphoenix, sillierthanasillylaugh (October 2013/May 2015); [http://archive.today/UkPlM archive link]
 
*[https://hazeldomain.tumblr.com/post/145065284971/sam-is-scared-of-lucifer-for-good-reasons-a-recap Sam is scared of Lucifer for good reasons: a recap] by hazeldomain (May 2016); [http://archive.today/l4Qd7 archive link]
 
*[https://hazeldomain.tumblr.com/post/145065284971/sam-is-scared-of-lucifer-for-good-reasons-a-recap Sam is scared of Lucifer for good reasons: a recap] by hazeldomain (May 2016); [http://archive.today/l4Qd7 archive link]
**Related: [https://celestialcow.tumblr.com/post/27539117875/pondstiel-santy-anno-pondstiel-junior Hallucifer's Body Language (In Praise of Pellegrino)] by pondstiel, santy-anno (July 2012); [http://archive.today/8xE0l archive link]
 
 
*[https://chasingparallax.tumblr.com/post/144251569512/i-hadmixed-feelings-about-the-ep-i-was-happier I’d like the show to acknowledge that Sam matters (Untitled)] by chasingparallax (May 2016); [http://archive.today/SPxxR archive link]
 
*[https://chasingparallax.tumblr.com/post/144251569512/i-hadmixed-feelings-about-the-ep-i-was-happier I’d like the show to acknowledge that Sam matters (Untitled)] by chasingparallax (May 2016); [http://archive.today/SPxxR archive link]
 
*[https://semirahrose.tumblr.com/post/146608371135/do-you-have-any-headcanons-on-sam-and-his-clothes Sam and His Clothes] by semirahrose (June 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170912185307/http://semirahrose.tumblr.com/post/146608371135/do-you-have-any-headcanons-on-sam-and-his-clothes archive link]
 
*[https://semirahrose.tumblr.com/post/146608371135/do-you-have-any-headcanons-on-sam-and-his-clothes Sam and His Clothes] by semirahrose (June 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170912185307/http://semirahrose.tumblr.com/post/146608371135/do-you-have-any-headcanons-on-sam-and-his-clothes archive link]
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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]
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*[http://spiderine.livejournal.com/286889.html The blunt instrument and the sharp: Sam and Dean in Mystery Spot] by spiderine (February 2008); [http://archive.today/2017.03.04-184510/http://spiderine.livejournal.com/286889.html 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://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/296856.html Tactics and Strategies in the Supernatural World] by shopstewardess (November 2009); [http://archive.today/hnjCo archive link]
 
*[https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/296856.html Tactics and Strategies in the Supernatural World] by shopstewardess (November 2009); [http://archive.today/hnjCo archive link]
 
**Related: [https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/511296.html The scorpion and the frog? On Crowley in SPN 5.20] by amonitrate (April 2010) [http://archive.today/zjUfM archive link]
 
**Related: [https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/511296.html The scorpion and the frog? On Crowley in SPN 5.20] by amonitrate (April 2010) [http://archive.today/zjUfM archive link]
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*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/492052.html No more dreaming of the dead: breaking family roles in heaven and on earth.] by amonitrate (January 2010; [http://archive.today/GHhJb archive link]
 
*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/504658.html "Don't you see a pattern here?": self sacrifice, family dysfunction, and heroism in SPN] by amonitrate (March 2010); [http://archive.today/5A93j archive link]
 
*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/504658.html "Don't you see a pattern here?": self sacrifice, family dysfunction, and heroism in SPN] by amonitrate (March 2010); [http://archive.today/5A93j archive link]
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*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/505753.html The stuff heroes are made of: family dysfunction & the Winchester cycle of self-sacrifice] by amonitrate (March 2010); [http://archive.today/zo0cb archive link]
 
*[https://sistermagpie.livejournal.com/190351.html Happy memories and heaven] by sistermagpie (April 2010); [http://archive.today/zHFo2 archive link]
 
*[https://sistermagpie.livejournal.com/190351.html Happy memories and heaven] by sistermagpie (April 2010); [http://archive.today/zHFo2 archive link]
 
*[http://zimshan.livejournal.com/215481.html To Keep Each Other Human: The Restoration of Balance (and other color interactions) in SPN 5.18] by zimshan (April 2010); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181207044251/https://zimshan.livejournal.com/215481.html archive link]
 
*[http://zimshan.livejournal.com/215481.html To Keep Each Other Human: The Restoration of Balance (and other color interactions) in SPN 5.18] by zimshan (April 2010); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181207044251/https://zimshan.livejournal.com/215481.html archive link]
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*[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://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/80333408281/adopted-winchesters-the-differences-in-treatment-of Adopted Winchesters: the Differences in Treatment of Charlie and Kevin] by savingsammyhuntingdestiel (November 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193806/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/80333408281/adopted-winchesters-the-differences-in-treatment-of archive link]
 
*Rosen, Lugene. 2014. "Who's your daddy? Father trumps fate in ''Supernatural''." In ''Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul: On the Highway to Hell and Back'', edited by Susan A. George and Regina M. Hansen. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. [https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/librarian_books/2/ https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/librarian_books/2/]
 
*Rosen, Lugene. 2014. "Who's your daddy? Father trumps fate in ''Supernatural''." In ''Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul: On the Highway to Hell and Back'', edited by Susan A. George and Regina M. Hansen. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. [https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/librarian_books/2/ https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/librarian_books/2/]
 
*[https://spnwaywardradio.tumblr.com/post/73725144290/decoding-the-codependency Decoding the Codependency: Dean's mental state and his diminishing grip on Sam as a person] by spnwaywardradio (January 2014); [http://archive.today/cEWxR archive link]
 
*[https://spnwaywardradio.tumblr.com/post/73725144290/decoding-the-codependency Decoding the Codependency: Dean's mental state and his diminishing grip on Sam as a person] by spnwaywardradio (January 2014); [http://archive.today/cEWxR 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]
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*All Our Friends are Dead: Case Studies in Friendship with the Winchesters by lookatthesefreakinghipsters (August 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181205023151/http://lookatthesefreakinghipsters.tumblr.com/post/93627303749/all-our-friends-are-dead-case-studies-in archive link]
 
*[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://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]
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*[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]
 
*Fisher, Natalie. 2017. [https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-season-13-dean-winchester-death-grief-arc Dean Winchester and the study of death in 'Supernatural' season 13]. ''Hypable'', December 5; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190704154133/https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-season-13-dean-winchester-death-grief-arc/ archive link]
 
*Fisher, Natalie. 2017. [https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-season-13-dean-winchester-death-grief-arc Dean Winchester and the study of death in 'Supernatural' season 13]. ''Hypable'', December 5; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190704154133/https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-season-13-dean-winchester-death-grief-arc/ archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/1040445.html Fathers and son] by missyjack (December 2018); [http://archive.today/MKj3e archive link]
 
*Sleasman, MaryAnn. 2019. [https://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-winchester-codependency-castiel-left/ It's Time for Supernatural's Legendary Winchester Codependency to End]. ''TV Guide'', Oct 31; [https://web.archive.org/web/20191101022417/https://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-winchester-codependency-castiel-left/ archive link]</div>
 
*Sleasman, MaryAnn. 2019. [https://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-winchester-codependency-castiel-left/ It's Time for Supernatural's Legendary Winchester Codependency to End]. ''TV Guide'', Oct 31; [https://web.archive.org/web/20191101022417/https://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-winchester-codependency-castiel-left/ archive link]</div>
  
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*On Castiel and gas stations (Untitled) by dancing-phoenix (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904022613/http://dancing-phoenix.tumblr.com/post/103078844436/so-ive-been-looking-at-the-promo-pictures-from archive link]
 
*On Castiel and gas stations (Untitled) by dancing-phoenix (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904022613/http://dancing-phoenix.tumblr.com/post/103078844436/so-ive-been-looking-at-the-promo-pictures-from archive link]
 
*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/105083761003/iwatchthepie-dubiousculturalartifacts-post Nautical References in 10.09] by iwatchthepie, neven-ebrez (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190606031438/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/105083761003/iwatchthepie-dubiousculturalartifacts-post archive link]
 
*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/105083761003/iwatchthepie-dubiousculturalartifacts-post Nautical References in 10.09] by iwatchthepie, neven-ebrez (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190606031438/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/105083761003/iwatchthepie-dubiousculturalartifacts-post archive link]
*[https://warkitt3nz-blog.tumblr.com/post/127843497517/castiels-tattoo-a-failure-in-a-shows-mythology Castiel's Tattoo: A failure in a show's mythology] by warkitt3nz (April 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181218024240/https://warkitt3nz.tumblr.com/post/127843497517/castiels-tattoo-a-failure-in-a-shows-mythology archive link]
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*[https://mrsbluebertgreggleson.tumblr.com/post/108327511535/no-will-and-no-more-madness No Will and No More Madness] by mrsbluebertgreggleson f/ oranges8hands (January 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150211001530/https://mrsbluebertgreggleson.tumblr.com/post/108327511535/no-will-and-no-more-madness archive link]
 
*[https://angelswatchingover.tumblr.com/post/118978838943 The fish who wants to fly] by angelswatchingover (May 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190606034946/https://angelswatchingover.tumblr.com/post/118978838943 archive link]
 
*[https://angelswatchingover.tumblr.com/post/118978838943 The fish who wants to fly] by angelswatchingover (May 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190606034946/https://angelswatchingover.tumblr.com/post/118978838943 archive link]
 
*[https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/128768038927/i-was-going-through-the-rapture-and-discussing-it Untitled commentary on Azazel and Castiel, both showing up and turning the Winchesters’ and the Novaks’ families upside down] by postmodernmulticoloredcloak (September 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190704151919/https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/128768038927/i-was-going-through-the-rapture-and-discussing-it archive link]
 
*[https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/128768038927/i-was-going-through-the-rapture-and-discussing-it Untitled commentary on Azazel and Castiel, both showing up and turning the Winchesters’ and the Novaks’ families upside down] by postmodernmulticoloredcloak (September 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190704151919/https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/128768038927/i-was-going-through-the-rapture-and-discussing-it archive link]
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*[https://norahastuff.tumblr.com/post/612960599826153472/mittensmorgul-norahastuff-oh-boy-were Untitled Meta on Castiel + Free Will in 15.12] by norahastuff; mittensmorgul (March 2020); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322234656/https://norahastuff.tumblr.com/post/612960599826153472/mittensmorgul-norahastuff-oh-boy-were archive link]
 
*[https://norahastuff.tumblr.com/post/612960599826153472/mittensmorgul-norahastuff-oh-boy-were Untitled Meta on Castiel + Free Will in 15.12] by norahastuff; mittensmorgul (March 2020); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322234656/https://norahastuff.tumblr.com/post/612960599826153472/mittensmorgul-norahastuff-oh-boy-were archive link]
 
*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/613582948315381761/funny-thing-about-her-plan-though-she-didnt-say Funny thing about her plan though. She didn't say anything about needing you] by norahastuff, neven-ebrez (March 2020); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200325214055/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/613582948315381761/funny-thing-about-her-plan-though-she-didnt-say archive link]
 
*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/613582948315381761/funny-thing-about-her-plan-though-she-didnt-say Funny thing about her plan though. She didn't say anything about needing you] by norahastuff, neven-ebrez (March 2020); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200325214055/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/613582948315381761/funny-thing-about-her-plan-though-she-didnt-say archive link]
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*[https://verobatto-angelxhunter.tumblr.com/post/180932360650/what-happiness-means-to-an-angel-hello-fandom What does happiness mean to an angel?] by verobatto-angelxhunter (Dec 2018)
 
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==='''Other Characters'''===
 
==='''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 meta focused on individual characters: [[Characters]], select the characters' page, and scroll down to '''External Links/Meta'''
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*See individual pages on [[Characters]], meta is under "External Links"
*[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://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://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
 
  
==='''Mytharc Meta'''===
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==='''What Makes a Story Work?'''===
*Supernatural and [[Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey]] - [http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/Joseph_Campbell%27s_Hero%27s_Journey#Meta Meta]
 
  
*[http://stare-at-walls.livejournal.com/81241.html Season 3 Episodes 15 & 16 - An analysis of Sam and Dean's contract] by stare-at-walls
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'''Mytharc + MOTW meta'''
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*Plavko, Amanda. 2007. The Family Business: Saving People, Hunting “Things” Tvgirl17's Humble Opinion Blog, March 30; [https://web.archive.org/web/20071013031123/http://community.tvguide.com/blog/Tvgirl17s-Humble-Opinion/700002580 archive link]
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*[http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/34017.html Tension, Conflict, Motivation, and Plot: Why the Story is About Dean and We Do Know Sam] by bowtrunckle (April 2008); [http://archive.today/UAhqt archive link]
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/51406.html On the Head of a Pin: there's no going back] by bardicvoice (March 2009); [http://archive.today/VePrV archive link]
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*[https://yourlibrarian.livejournal.com/121797.html The S3-S5 arc in SPN] by yourlibrarian (May 2009); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/6789814 AO3 link]
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*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/71831.html Sadism (a.k.a. "Upping the Stakes"): The Heart of Every Drama] by bowtrunckle (May 2010); [http://archive.today/3mNPH archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/840781.html OMGETFBBQPOLARBEARS] (I have just tried to explain the supernatural mytharc over 7 seasons) by missyjack (April 2012); [http://archive.today/daB2j archive link]
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*Unraveling the Happily Ever After: Why Supernatural Has Never Been Better, And Why Season Seven Is My Favorite Thus Far ([https://web.archive.org/web/20150725085806/http://flutiebear.tumblr.com/post/23052093892/unraveling-the-happily-ever-after-why Part 1]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20150725090603/http://flutiebear.tumblr.com/post/23128273177/unraveling-the-happily-ever-after-why Part 2]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20121004011456/http://flutiebear.tumblr.com/post/23169401477/unraveling-the-happily-ever-after-why-supernatural Part 3]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20150725090921/http://flutiebear.tumblr.com/post/23229209594/unraveling-the-happily-ever-after-why Part 4]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20150725091035/http://flutiebear.tumblr.com/post/23291091511/unraveling-the-happily-ever-after-why Part 5]) by flutiebear (May 2012)
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*[https://bookdal.tumblr.com/post/87861893816/old-essay-may-revise-but-thought-id-share Demons, Devils, and Dicks: Supernatural and Post 9/11 Angst] by bookdal (September 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190218131032/http://bookdal.tumblr.com/post/87861893816/old-essay-may-revise-but-thought-id-share archive link 1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20200224031639/https://rocksaltandburnit.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/supernatural-final-presentation/ archive link 2]
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*[https://quarterclever.tumblr.com/post/33455437463/s1-demonic-timeline-or-why-john-did-not-force S1 Demonic Timeline: Or, why John did not force Sam and Dean to learn exorcisms and devil’s traps growing up and what it says about his parenting] by quarterclever (October 2012); [http://archive.today/cp9rc archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/181841990665/the-meaning-of-on-the-head-of-a-pin The Meaning of "On The Head Of A Pin"] by rootsunknown (January 2013);[https://web.archive.org/web/20200222020755/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/181841990665/the-meaning-of-on-the-head-of-a-pin archive link]
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**fanlore correction for Castiel’s original number of episodes in [https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/158981705245/justanotheridijiton-misha-collins-scifi-magazine Misha Collins, SciFi Magazine] (April 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200222024530/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/158981705245/justanotheridijiton-misha-collins-scifi-magazine archive link]
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*What is filler? by littlehollyleaf, lonelymountainking, butterflydm (January 2013)
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**[https://littlehollyleaf.tumblr.com/post/40420217432/what-is-filler Part One]; [http://archive.today/9N81C archive link]
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**[https://lonelymountainking.tumblr.com/post/40433153580/what-is-filler Part Two]; [http://archive.today/N2JAG archive link]
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**[https://lonelymountainking.tumblr.com/post/40447978156/what-is-filler Part Three]; [http://archive.today/ckFUZ archive link]
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**[https://littlehollyleaf.tumblr.com/post/40468475885/what-is-filler-conclusion Part Four]; [http://archive.today/hZbQr archive link]
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**[https://butterflydm.tumblr.com/post/40496852278/what-is-filler-conclusion-episodic-vs-serial Part Five]; [http://archive.today/TPJjL archive link]
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*[https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/44110505167/mytharc-vs-heart-arc-dean-as-medieval “Mytharc” vs “Heart-arc” - Dean as Medieval Romantic Hero] by drsilverfish (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190607005900/https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/44110505167/mytharc-vs-heart-arc-dean-as-medieval archive link]
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*[https://america-oreosandkitkats.tumblr.com/post/45816021660/the-meta-monster-master-post The Meta Monster Master Post: “Heaven, Hell and Purgatory or: The Afterlife Totally Screws Up the Morals and Philosophies of the Living in Supernatural] by america-oreosandkitkats (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181222032516/https://america-oreosandkitkats.tumblr.com/post/45816021660/the-meta-monster-master-post archive link]
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*[https://basiacat.tumblr.com/post/46528119729/every-time-theres-a-postphotoset-talking-about “Roadkill” sets up every supernatural creature Sam and Dean work with and make friends with (Untitled)] by basiacat (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200327211728/https://basiacat.tumblr.com/post/46528119729/every-time-theres-a-postphotoset-talking-about archive link]
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*[https://destielhallow.tumblr.com/post/48432376391/season-8-the-magnolia-season Season 8 The Magnolia Season] by larinah (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190609060452/https://destielhallow.tumblr.com/post/48432376391/season-8-the-magnolia-season archive link]
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*[https://octoswan.tumblr.com/post/51505418861/myth-arc-and-character-arc-and-why-theyre Myth Arc and Character Arc and why they’re different] by octoswan (May 2013); [http://archive.today/tLIHc archive link]
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*[https://22drunkb.tumblr.com/post/49483471186/narrative-power-and-the-power-of-narrative Narrative power and the power of narrative] by 22drunkb (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160408042004/http://22drunkb.tumblr.com/post/49483471186/narrative-power-and-the-power-of-narrative archive link]
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*[https://doesntmeanitsnotthere.tumblr.com/post/52521068051/gaysealapproves-abouttimefortea Adam and Gabriel parallels (Untitled)]  by supernaturallyliveblogging, gabrielsaunteredvaguelydownwards (June 2013); [http://archive.today/JfIML archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/90927216620/not-your-goddamn-cannon-fodder-b-plot-or-the Not Your Goddamn Cannon Fodder B Plot, Or the Dangers of Narrative Symmetry] by warpfactornope (June 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207191705/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/90927216620/not-your-goddamn-cannon-fodder-b-plot-or-the archive link]
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/88501.html Calling All Angels] by bardicvoice (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190811203633/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/88501.html archive link]
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*[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]
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*[https://dontturnitoff.tumblr.com/post/67418764038/angels-demons-dean-possession-in-the Angels, Demons, Dean and Possession in Supernatural] by dontturnitoff (November 2013); [http://archive.today/rxdnD archive link]
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*[http://twistedsardonic.tumblr.com/post/66210849701/a-break-down-of-dog-dean-afternoons-recap A Break Down of Dog Dean Afternoon's Recap] by twistedsardonic (November 2013); [http://archive.today/2017.02.27-173757/http://twistedsardonic.tumblr.com/post/66210849701/a-break-down-of-dog-dean-afternoons-recap archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/65714130946/zeke-9000-a-2014-supernatural-odyssey Zeke 9000 - A 2014 Supernatural Odyssey] by larinah (November 2013); [http://archive.today/JRUH8 archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/98409051762/the-power-of-the-word-on-supernatural The Power of the Word on Supernatural] by larinah (September 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903161646/https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/98409051762/the-power-of-the-word-on-supernatural archive link]
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*It Can Always Get Worse: or why Dean’s mytharc isn’t over after 10x03 by dorkilybeautiful (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207013718/https://dorkilybeautiful.tumblr.com/post/100693616793/it-can-always-get-worse-or-why-deans-mytharc archive link]
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*[https://luxshine.tumblr.com/post/80229950224/theres-a-meta-going-around-comparing-sams-arc Untitled Comparison of Sam’s demon blood mytharc and Dean’s MoC] by luxshine, [https://minorkeepsakes.tumblr.com/post/80263639194/luxshine-theres-a-meta-going-around-comparing comment] by minorkeepsakes (March 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180630184126/http://luxshine.tumblr.com/post/80229950224/theres-a-meta-going-around-comparing-sams-arc archive link], [http://archive.today/AitfH comment archive link]
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*Kelly, Caitin. 2015. [https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-monster-of-the-week-appreciation/ Why 'Supernatural’s’ monster of the week episodes matter]. ''Hypable'', February 12; [https://web.archive.org/web/20150213193452/https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-monster-of-the-week-appreciation/ archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/139410760775/motw-episodes-bad-unnecessary-filler-episodes MotW Episodes = Bad, Unnecessary Filler Episodes] by dustydreamsanddirtyscars, angryfangirlsdobadthings (February 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/139410760775/motw-episodes-bad-unnecessary-filler-episodes archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/168088137185/it-bothers-me-when-people-call-motw-episodes It bothers me when people call motw episodes 'filler'] by mittensmorgul (December 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190528043319/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/168088137185/it-bothers-me-when-people-call-motw-episodes archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/170585102265/season-13-and-the-big-bad Season 13 and the Big Bad] by mittensmorgul (February 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190513040054/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/170585102265/season-13-and-the-big-bad archive link]
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*[https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/175877646478/comparing-season-6-and-season-10-which-one-do Comparing Season 6 and Season 10] by elizabethrobertajones (July 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227100328/https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/175877646478/comparing-season-6-and-season-10-which-one-do archive link]
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*[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 (April 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223024955/https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/184542079054/jack-kline-novak-winchester-son-tfw-mirror archive link]
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*[https://heliodean.tumblr.com/post/612796944646012928/galaxy-brain-and-chucks-role Galaxy Brain and Chuck's Role] by heliodean (March 2020); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200317023115/https://heliodean.tumblr.com/post/612796944646012928/galaxy-brain-and-chucks-role archive link]
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'''Narrative Structure'''
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*Supernatural and [[Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey]]
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*Heroine's Journey
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**Taking The Heroine’s Journey: How This Often Overlooked Storytelling Pattern Works, Using Tangled and Dragon Age 2 As Examples. ([https://web.archive.org/web/20150315120533/http://flutiebear.tumblr.com/post/22840957119/taking-the-heroines-journey-how-this-often Part One]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20150727003145/http://flutiebear.tumblr.com/post/22851630998/taking-the-heroines-journey-how-this-often Part Two]) by flutiebear (May 2012)
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**[http://jkateel.tumblr.com/post/44356976212/how-dean-sam-and-cass-heroine-journeys-are How Dean, Sam and Cas’s Heroine Journeys Are Coming Full Circle] by jkateel (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150727033453/http://jkateel.tumblr.com/post/44356976212/how-dean-sam-and-cass-heroine-journeys-are archive link]
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**[https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/143026668768/beyond-duality-carver-era-as-a-search-for "Beyond Duality": Carver era as a search for wholeness] by flyingfish1 (April 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190527012922/https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/143026668768/beyond-duality-carver-era-as-a-search-for archive link]
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**[https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/160236511783/spn-and-the-heroines-journey spn and the heroine’s journey (Take two)] by flyingfish1 (May 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190527023457/https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/160236511783/spn-and-the-heroines-journey archive link]
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*[https://cereta.dreamwidth.org/235957.html Point of View, Story Archetypes, and Supernatural] by cerata (May 2006); [http://archive.today/2018.12.09-154553/https://cereta.dreamwidth.org/235957.html archive link]
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*[https://yourlibrarian.livejournal.com/90742.html Supporting Characters in SPN] (June 2008); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/6775468 AO3 link]
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/237172.html Why Supernatural is like The Evil Dead] by chasingtides (September 2008); [http://archive.today/2020.03.24-224701/https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/237172.html archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/449278.html Ruby & Castiel as avatars for aspects of Sam and Dean] by missyjack (August 2009); [http://archive.today/O0fW2 archive link]
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*[https://skellerbvvt.tumblr.com/post/11542171625/here-is-my-problem-with-supernatural Here Is My Problem With Supernatural] by skellerbvvt (October 2011); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200511070910/https://skellerbvvt.tumblr.com/post/11542171625/here-is-my-problem-with-supernatural archive link 1]; [http://archive.today/xZV5Y archive link 2]
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*[https://jenarcherwood.tumblr.com/post/23561204646/in-defence-of-the-secondary-character-for-some In Defense of the Secondary Character] by jenarcherwood (May 2012); [http://archive.today/ehmnN archive link 1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20200511044104/https://jenarcherwood.tumblr.com/post/23561204646/in-defence-of-the-secondary-character-for-some archive link 2]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/105142719990/dotthings-ilovehowyouletmefall 'anyone else is a plot device' is a major flaw of the show (untitled)] by various (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/105142719990/dotthings-ilovehowyouletmefall archive link]
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*Why Sole Focus on Sam and Dean is Bad for Everyone] by mekbuda (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20130405060947/http://mekbuda.tumblr.com/post/40775251369/why-sole-focus-on-sam-and-dean-is-bad-for-everyone archive link]
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*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/49470764134/tv-history-on-seasons-being-dreams-and-why-i TV History: On Seasons Being Dreams and Why I Don’t Think the Show is Going There] by sarasarai, deathbycoldopen (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20191121041635/https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/49470764134/tv-history-on-seasons-being-dreams-and-why-i archive link]
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*Except that TV writers are often that careless by aulli, fannishtalk, obsessionisaperfume, sarasarai (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150725094040/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/49441318290/such-anger-young-skywalker-wait archive link]
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*[https://sorrowsfall.tumblr.com/post/50592030160/when-carver-said-three-year-plan For When Carver said “three year plan” (primer on three act structure)] by bakasara + sorrowsfall (May 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828041002/https://sorrowsfall.tumblr.com/post/50592030160/when-carver-said-three-year-plan archive link]
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*Ayres, Bran Lindy. 2013. [https://branlindyayres.com/2013/07/01/protagonist-antagonist-and-just-plain-gonist/ Protagonist, Antagonist and Just Plain Gonist]. Bran Lindy Ayres, July 1; [http://archive.today/6xNPb archive link]
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*Ayres, Bran Lindy. 2013. [https://branlindyayres.com/2013/07/03/protagonist-antogonist-and-just-plain-gonist-part-2/ Protagonist, Antagonist and Just Plain Gonist: Part 2]. Bran Lindy Ayres, July 3; [http://archive.today/UV2TV archive link]
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*[https://s-cornelius.tumblr.com/post/83585721446/narrative-negative-space-how-whats-not-there Narrative Negative Space: How What’s Not There Says as Much as What Is] by s-cornelius (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207013325/http://s-cornelius.tumblr.com/post/83585721446/narrative-negative-space-how-whats-not-there archive link]
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*[http://zerostumbleine33.tumblr.com/post/86381617544/supernatural-season-9-finale-the-three-act Supernatural Season 9 Finale & The Three Act Structure] by zerostumbleine33 (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204020135/http://zerostumbleine33.tumblr.com/post/86381617544/supernatural-season-9-finale-the-three-act archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/92438769403/on-analyzing-and-discussing-content-from-multiple On analyzing and discussing content from multiple content creators] by neven-ebrez (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160813065131/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/92438769403/on-analyzing-and-discussing-content-from-multiple archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/118752477863/8x21-9x04-9x09-10x18-in-a-way-i-suppose To Charlie and Kevin. You both were more than a post it note to us.] by neven-ebrez (May 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190715023655/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/118752477863/8x21-9x04-9x09-10x18-in-a-way-i-suppose archive link]
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*[https://s-cornelius.tumblr.com/post/111434551250/parallels-and-mirrors-why-cas-wont-save-dean Parallels and Mirrors: Why Cas won’t save Dean alone] (February 2015) by s-cornelius, [http://archive.today/FYAdj archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/160320959435/ok-so-my-first-thought-is-how-does-the-obvious The problem is assuming that there are “obvious parallels” in s12. There aren’t.] by mittensmorgul (May 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170716125848/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/160320959435/ok-so-my-first-thought-is-how-does-the-obvious archive link]
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*[https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/160876601179/all-along-the-watchtower-12x23-and-12x22-and All Along the Watchtower - 12x23 (and 12x22) and Circular Narrative Structure] by drsilverfish (May 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170525200809/http://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/160876601179/all-along-the-watchtower-12x23-and-12x22-and archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/166970294033/narrative-structure-in-13x03-i-cant-and-the Narrative structure in 13x03: “I can’t” and the reason we’re standing still] by neven-ebrez (October 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190324221602/http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/166970294033/narrative-structure-in-13x03-i-cant-and-the archive link]
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*[https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/168500673814/what-does-plot-accordion-mean The Plot Accordion] by elizabethrobertajones, justanotheridijiton (December 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181219145848/https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/168500673814/what-does-plot-accordion-mean archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/180621914358/supernaturals-narrative-structure-throughout-the Supernatural’s Narrative Structure Throughout the Years] by neven-ebrez (November 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181219131301/http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/180621914358/supernaturals-narrative-structure-throughout-the archive link] ([https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/183132128978/supernaturals-narrative-structure-throughout-the Read More edition] (February 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190526003520/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/183132128978/supernaturals-narrative-structure-throughout-the archive link])
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*[http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/51406.html On the Head of a Pin: there's no going back] by bardicvoice
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'''Genre and Themes'''
*[http://schmevil.livejournal.com/224513.html Questions on the angel hierarchy] by schmevil
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*[http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/65714130946/zeke-9000-a-2014-supernatural-odyssey Zeke 9000 - A 2014 Supernatural Odyssey]: parallels between Sam/Zeke and Dave/Hall from 2001 by larinah
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*Chan, Suzette. 2009. Supernatural Noir: [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1303 Part 1: Notes on Film Noir]. ''Sequential Tart'', March 30; [http://archive.today/j8FDo archive link]
*[http://dontturnitoff.tumblr.com/post/67418764038/angels-demons-dean-possession-in-the-supernatural Angels, Demons, Dean and Posession in Supernatural] by dontturnitoff
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*Chan, Suzette. 2009. Supernatural Noir: [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1325 Part 2: Deconstructing Identity]. ''Sequential Tart'', April 20; [http://archive.today/XkBbL archive link]
*[http://bookdal.tumblr.com/post/87861893816/old-essay-may-revise-but-thought-id-share Demons, Devils, and Dicks: Supernatural and Post 9/11 Angst] by bookdal
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*Chan, Suzette. 2010. Supernatural Noir: [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1804 Part 3a: Deconstructing Morality]. ''Sequential Tart'', September 27; [http://archive.today/ROy3W archive link]
*[http://queernatural.tumblr.com/post/74262150919/9x11-parallels-dean-cain-sam-abel 9x11 Parallels - Dean/Cain, Sam/Abel & Castiel/Colette] by queernatural
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/637968.html supernatural noir] by missyjack (September 2010); [http://archive.today/WvnCP archive link]
*[https://raptured-night.tumblr.com/post/187195988626/the-meta-of-supernatural-the-many-meanings-of The Meta of Supernatural & The Many Meanings of “God as the Author”] by by magicoolsassyphoenix
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*[https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/79154.html Noir for Dummies, and Spn s6] by fannishliss (January 2011); [http://archive.today/bwuSU archive link]
* [https://prairiedust.tumblr.com/post/186852162586/folklore-master-post?is_related_post=1 Folklore and Supernatural (masterpost)] by prairiedust
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/742413.html Supernatural noir: season six in review] by missyjack (July 2011); [http://archive.today/hHR6Z archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/775685.html late night, double feature, picture show] by missyjack (September 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190608153113/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/775685.html archive link]
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*[http://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]
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*[http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98593595745/characterizing-narrative-thoughts-on-castiel Characterizing Narrative: Thoughts on Castiel] by rootsunknown (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207191457/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98593595745/characterizing-narrative-thoughts-on-castiel archive link]
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*[http://destielhallow.tumblr.com/post/44209919065/s8-and-why-hope-isnt-necessarily-a-bad-thing-aka S8 and why hope isn’t necessarily a bad thing (aka viewing prevailing television themes as fic genres)] by nekosmuse (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190301011010/http://destielhallow.tumblr.com/post/44209919065/s8-and-why-hope-isnt-necessarily-a-bad-thing-aka archive link]
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*Moving On and Letting Go - The Theme of Choosing Family in "Pac-Man Fever" by spn-rants (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20130801084955/http://spn-rants.tumblr.com/post/48857180623/moving-on-and-letting-go-the-theme-of-choosing-family archive link]
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*The Importance of Being Genre by robinsgirlwonder (July 2013);
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** [https://robinsgirlwonder.tumblr.com/post/55046821199/the-importance-of-being-genre part one] [https://web.archive.org/web/20180829021231/http://robinsgirlwonder.tumblr.com/post/55046821199/the-importance-of-being-genre archive link]
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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]
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*[https://galwithglasses.livejournal.com/61755.html Season 8 - Responsibility, Choices and Letting Go] by galwithglasses (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190626035303/https://galwithglasses.livejournal.com/61755.html archive link]
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*[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]
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*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/61058128664/lets-give-this-story-a-happy-ending Let's Give This Story a Happy Ending: Supernatural, Princess Tutu, and the Fight Against the Narrative] by deathbycoldopen (September 2013); [http://archive.today/3sHrf archive link]
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*Realism as Aesthetic, Melodrama as Law: Examining Melodramatic and Realist Conventions in Supernatural by thisyearsgrrrrl (December 2013); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/1086274 AO3 link]
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*[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]
 +
*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/112651573513/what-are-your-thoughts-on-the-recently-revealed elliot-trans-trex asked: What are your thoughts on the recently revealed episode titles (10.18-10.23) for SPN?] by neven-ebrez (March 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200326235423/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/112651573513/what-are-your-thoughts-on-the-recently-revealed archive link]
 +
*Welcome to Earth 2 – Alternative realities in Supernatural and their narrative purpose by karoffelbrei89 [nerdylittleshit] (June 2017); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/17022516/chapters/40022703 AO3 link]
 +
*Season 13 and the thematic road so far… by neven-ebrez
 +
**[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/171473099798/season-13-and-the-thematic-road-so-far March 2018]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180306045435/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/171473099798/season-13-and-the-thematic-road-so-far archive link]
 +
**[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/173134667073/season-13-and-the-thematic-road-so-far April 2018]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190527212023/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/173134667073/season-13-and-the-thematic-road-so-far archive link]
 +
**[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/174005614118/season-13-and-the-thematic-road-so-far May 2018]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190527211944/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/174005614118/season-13-and-the-thematic-road-so-far archive link]
 +
*Favard, F. 2018. Angels, demons and whatever comes next: the storyworld dynamics of Supernatural. ''Series - International Journal of TV Serial Narratives'', 4(2), 19-26. doi: [https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2421-454X/8164 https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2421-454X/8164].
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*[https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/182020254238/charlie-and-charlie-one-character-arc-two-genres Charlie and Charlie: one character arc, two genres] by flyingfish1 (January 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200331204211/https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/182020254238/charlie-and-charlie-one-character-arc-two-genres archive link]
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*[https://prairiedust.tumblr.com/post/186852162586/folklore-master-post Folklore Masterpost] by prairiedust (August 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223033356/https://prairiedust.tumblr.com/post/186852162586/folklore-master-post archive link]
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==='''The Impala'''===
 
==='''The Impala'''===
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==='''Supernatural & Its Visuals'''===
 
==='''Supernatural & Its Visuals'''===
*[http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/11982.html Kripke and His Camera: Pastels, Flowers, and Symbolism in WIAWSNB] by bowtrunckle
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See [[Title Card]] for title card metas
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/107140.html Blue Velvety Smoothness: Visual references in WIAWSNB]
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*[http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/18965.html Red Demons and Yellow Psychics: Color Association and their Role in Supernatural's Visual Language Part 1] by bowtrunckle
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*[http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/20659.html Red Demons and Yellow Psychics: Color Association and their Role in Supernatural's Visual Language Part 2] (This part focuses on Sam and his connection to demons) by bowtrunckle
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*[http://hearseeno.livejournal.com/2612.html The Supernatural Color Wheel] by hearseeno
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*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/18965.html Red Demons and Yellow Psychics: Color Association and their Role in Supernatural's Visual Language Part 1] by bowtrunckle (September 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20151031074005/http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/18965.html archive link]
*[http://zimshan.livejournal.com/200624.html There's a Reason To Hope: The Cinematographic Use of Lighting & Shot Composition in SPN 5.04] by zimshan
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*[https://sadelyrate.livejournal.com/33475.html The Angel in the House: On the Presence of a Higher Power] by sadelyrate (October 2007); [http://archive.today/2017.04.15-140530/http://sadelyrate.livejournal.com/33475.html archive link]
*[http://zimshan.livejournal.com/205606.html The Balance of Red & Blue: Color Symbolism in context of Fate & Free Will in Season 5] by zimshan
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*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/20659.html Red Demons and Yellow Psychics: Color Association and their Role in Supernatural's Visual Language Part 2A] by bowtrunckle (October 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181210030250/https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/20659.html archive link]
*[http://bellanut.livejournal.com/305752.html#cutid1 Picspam tribute to Kim's directorial work on Supernatural] by bellanut
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*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/20909.html Red Demons and Yellow Psychics: Color Association and their Role in Supernatural's Visual Language Part 2B] by bowtrunckle (October 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190624024808/https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/20909.html archive link]
*[http://www.coltshot-1.livejournal.com/48818.html "...a storyteller who spoke with his camera..." Part One] and [http://www.http://coltshot-1.livejournal.com/48914.html Part Two]. A picspam looking at Kim Manner's direction of Season One and Two episodes by coltshot1
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*[https://hearseeno.livejournal.com/2612.html The Supernatural Color Wheel] by hearseeno (December 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190624035052/https://hearseeno.livejournal.com/2612.html archive link]
*[http://sadelyrate.livejournal.com/33475.html The Angel in the House: On the Presence of a Higher Power] by sadelyrate
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*[http://hearseeno.livejournal.com/10703.html Visual Tropes and Call-Backs in Early Season 5 Episodes] by hearseeno (September 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190624033649/https://hearseeno.livejournal.com/10703.html archive link]
*[http://blacklid.livejournal.com/261368.html Supernatural Title Cards and the 5 elements] by blacklid
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*[https://zimshan.livejournal.com/205606.html The Balance of Red & Blue: Color Symbolism in context of Fate & Free Will in Season 5] by zimshan (November 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180313071353/https://zimshan.livejournal.com/205606.html archive link]
*[http://meiou-set.livejournal.com/14753.html Supernatural Title Cards and their meanings] by meiou-set
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*[https://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/7162.html Statues in Supernatural] by tirra-lyrra (November 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.02.18-014448/https://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/7162.html archive link]
*[http://hearseeno.livejournal.com/10703.html Visual Tropes and Call-Backs in Early Season 5 Episodes] by hearseeno
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*[https://zimshan.livejournal.com/214722.html Tracking the Visual Story: The Saga of Red & Blue Continues...] by zimshan (April 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207044251/https://zimshan.livejournal.com/214722.html archive link]
*[http://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/7162.html Statues in Supernatural] by tirra-lyrra
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**Repaired images [https://web.archive.org/web/20190624001458/https://theheatdeathof.tumblr.com/post/185804133267/tracking-the-visual-story-the-saga-of-red mirror 1/3], [https://web.archive.org/web/20190624002046/https://theheatdeathof.tumblr.com/post/185804134172/whered-all-this-green-come-from-the-toxic mirror 2/3],[https://web.archive.org/web/20190624002615/https://theheatdeathof.tumblr.com/post/185804135127/517-how-the-red-blue-collide-with-green mirror 3/3]
*[http://andreth47.livejournal.com/33490.html The Writing On The Wall: a study of the graffiti in The End] by andreth47
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*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/85738.html Comparative Directorial Styles: Edlund, Rohl, Singer, Scgricca, and Manners] by bowtrunkle (July 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190218005312/https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/85738.html archive link]
*[http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/article-list/category5/12082-a-visual-review-qtwo-and-a-half-menq.html A Visual review of Two and a half Men] by Ardeospina
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*[https://galwithglasses.livejournal.com/38872.html SPN women in white - the road so far] by galwithglasses (November 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190627024546/https://galwithglasses.livejournal.com/38872.html archive link]
* [http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/60-season-six/16071-a-visual-review-qlike-a-virginq.html  Visual review of Like a Virgin] by Ardeospina
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*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/87454.html Season 8: Dissecting Visual Drama] by bowtruckle (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190218004641/https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/87454.html archive link]
* [https://missyjack.livejournal.com/742413.html Supernatural Noir: season six in review] by Jules Wilkinson
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*[https://sikai.tumblr.com/post/54938244092/why-do-you-dress-me-in-borrowd-robes-the-role “Why Do You Dress Me In Borrow’d Robes?” The Role of Costumes and Mirrors In 8x11/8x20 And What It Might Mean For the Character Development of Dean Winchester] by sikai (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150303052615/http://sikai.tumblr.com:80/post/54938244092/why-do-you-dress-me-in-borrowd-robes-the-role archive link]
* [http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/85336.html Comparison of Jensen's choice of shots in The Girl Next Door] with Hitchcock's Stranger on a Train by bowtruckle
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/100724025897/the-star-brite-drive-in-theater-intrigues-me-it The Star-Brite Drive-In theater and some thoughts on why show went to the trouble of using visual effects to add it to Soul Survivor] by larinah (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903160102/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/100724025897/the-star-brite-drive-in-theater-intrigues-me-it archive link]
*[http://zimshan.livejournal.com/214722.html Tracking the Visual Story: The Saga of Red & Blue Continues...] by zimshan
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*[https://hearseeno.tumblr.com/post/105084137174/visual-motifs-flowers-mystery-secrets-and Visual Motifs - Flowers: Mystery, secrets, and things yet to be revealed] by hearseeno (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903210855/https://hearseeno.tumblr.com/post/105084137174/visual-motifs-flowers-mystery-secrets-and archive link]
* [http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/85738.html Comparative Directorial Styles: Edlund, Rohl, Singer, Scgricca, and Manners] by bowtruckle
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* [http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/87454.html Season 8: Dissecting Visual Drama] by bowtruckle
 
* [https://hearseeno.tumblr.com/post/105084137174/visual-motifs-flowers-mystery-secrets-and Visual Motifs - Flowers: Mystery, secrets, and things yet to be revealed] by hearseeno
 
* [https://sikai.tumblr.com/post/54938244092/why-do-you-dress-me-in-borrowd-robes-the-role “Why Do You Dress Me In Borrow’d Robes?” The Role of Costumes and Mirrors In 8x11/8x20 And What It Might Mean For the Character Development of Dean Winchester] by sikai
 
  
 
==='''Gender and Sexuality'''===
 
==='''Gender and Sexuality'''===
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*Fisher, Natalie. 2017. [https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-minority-deaths-eileen-leahy/ Dismantling the ‘Supernatural’ death toll – is there a better way?] Hypable, May 17; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180401035256/https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-minority-deaths-eileen-leahy/ archive link]
 
*Fisher, Natalie. 2017. [https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-minority-deaths-eileen-leahy/ Dismantling the ‘Supernatural’ death toll – is there a better way?] Hypable, May 17; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180401035256/https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-minority-deaths-eileen-leahy/ archive link]
 
*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/172922862143/schmerzerling-ozonecologne in. re. the thing Supernatural has done a couple times this year where they are bringing back alternate-universe versions of fan-favorite characters that were unceremoniously disposed of a few seasons ago: it's not working for me.] by yarnyfan (April 2018); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-171552/https://twitter.com/crwilley/status/984785897328664576 twitter archive link]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616023524/https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/172922862143/schmerzerling-ozonecologne tumblr archive link]</div>
 
*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/172922862143/schmerzerling-ozonecologne in. re. the thing Supernatural has done a couple times this year where they are bringing back alternate-universe versions of fan-favorite characters that were unceremoniously disposed of a few seasons ago: it's not working for me.] by yarnyfan (April 2018); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-171552/https://twitter.com/crwilley/status/984785897328664576 twitter archive link]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616023524/https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/172922862143/schmerzerling-ozonecologne tumblr archive link]</div>
 
'''Wayward Daughters'''
 
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*Tannenbaum, Emily. 2018. [https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a15171522/wayward-sisters-supernatural-spinoff/ How Supernatural's All-Female Spinoff, Wayward Sisters, Was Born: From fandom to canon: six characters and thousands of fans willed a new show into existence]. ''Elle,'' Jan 17/May 11; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180612200344/https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a15171522/wayward-sisters-supernatural-spinoff archive link]
 
*Day, Betty and Riley Santangelo. 2018. [https://medium.com/@AKNerdFighting/wayward-the-movement-and-the-power-of-casual-female-viewers-a41246cc268d Wayward: The Movement and the Power of "Casual Female Viewers"]. ''Medium.com'', January 17; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181024043530/https://medium.com/@AKNerdFighting/wayward-the-movement-and-the-power-of-casual-female-viewers-a41246cc268d archive link]
 
*[needs development, work in progress]</div>
 
  
 
'''Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Sam'''
 
'''Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Sam'''
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*Dean Winchester as Greyromantic Part 1: The Quick and Dirty by mustiep999 [bossydean] (August 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150709001431/http://ilanaglazer.co.vu:80/post/93996135054/i-decided-it-was-high-time-i-updated-my archive link]
 
*Dean Winchester as Greyromantic Part 1: The Quick and Dirty by mustiep999 [bossydean] (August 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150709001431/http://ilanaglazer.co.vu:80/post/93996135054/i-decided-it-was-high-time-i-updated-my archive link]
 
*[https://porcupine-girl.tumblr.com/post/617153996444106752/drsilverfish-deathbyspookyopen Untitled Musings about ''Porky's II'' and 4.05] by various (Oct 2014-May 2020); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200504213635/https://porcupine-girl.tumblr.com/post/617153996444106752/drsilverfish-deathbyspookyopen archive link 1], [http://archive.today/hsyQa archive link 2]
 
*[https://porcupine-girl.tumblr.com/post/617153996444106752/drsilverfish-deathbyspookyopen Untitled Musings about ''Porky's II'' and 4.05] by various (Oct 2014-May 2020); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200504213635/https://porcupine-girl.tumblr.com/post/617153996444106752/drsilverfish-deathbyspookyopen archive link 1], [http://archive.today/hsyQa archive link 2]
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*[https://destielhiseyesopened.tumblr.com/post/107539516411/storytelling-vs-real-life Storytelling vs Real Life] by destielhiseyesopened (January 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150402061423/http://destielhiseyesopened.tumblr.com/post/107539516411/storytelling-vs-real-life archive link]
 
*[https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/117576391831/masculinity-and-queerness-in-the-media-a Masculinity and Queerness in the Media: A Meditation on Dean Winchester] by peter-pantomime (April 2015); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181227025829/https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/117576391831/masculinity-and-queerness-in-the-media-a archive link]
 
*[https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/117576391831/masculinity-and-queerness-in-the-media-a Masculinity and Queerness in the Media: A Meditation on Dean Winchester] by peter-pantomime (April 2015); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181227025829/https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/117576391831/masculinity-and-queerness-in-the-media-a archive link]
 
*[http://jenmisheel.tumblr.com/post/133229537963 bi!dean by episode] by jenmisheel (November 2015); [https://justanotheridijiton.dreamwidth.org/10537.html mirror link]
 
*[http://jenmisheel.tumblr.com/post/133229537963 bi!dean by episode] by jenmisheel (November 2015); [https://justanotheridijiton.dreamwidth.org/10537.html mirror link]
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*[https://archiveofourown.org/works/15158384 This Is the Song That Never Ends] by sisabet (July 2018)
 
*[https://archiveofourown.org/works/15158384 This Is the Song That Never Ends] by sisabet (July 2018)
 
*[https://bluestar86.tumblr.com/post/189655807218/destiel-the-intimacy-of-touch-and-holding-hand Destiel - The Intimacy of Touch and Holding Hands] by bluestar86 (December 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200206012702/https://bluestar86.tumblr.com/post/189655807218/destiel-the-intimacy-of-touch-and-holding-hands archive link]
 
*[https://bluestar86.tumblr.com/post/189655807218/destiel-the-intimacy-of-touch-and-holding-hand Destiel - The Intimacy of Touch and Holding Hands] by bluestar86 (December 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200206012702/https://bluestar86.tumblr.com/post/189655807218/destiel-the-intimacy-of-touch-and-holding-hands archive link]
*[https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/189694711559/understanding-the-closet-in-narrative-healing Understanding the Closet in Narrative - Healing Hands/ Holding Hands in 15x08 Our Father Who Aren't in Heaven] by drsilverfish (December 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200329022146/https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/189694711559/understanding-the-closet-in-narrative-healing archive link]</div>
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*[https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/189694711559/understanding-the-closet-in-narrative-healing Understanding the Closet in Narrative - Healing Hands/ Holding Hands in 15x08 Our Father Who Aren't in Heaven] by drsilverfish (December 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200329022146/https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/189694711559/understanding-the-closet-in-narrative-healing archive link]
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*[https://naruhearts.tumblr.com/post/189715501541/the-purgatory-spell-in-15x08-love-death-and-an The Purgatory Spell in 15x08 - Love, Death and an Underworld Journey] by naruhearts (December 2019)
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==='''Queerbaiting'''===
 
==='''Queerbaiting'''===
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*[https://yourlibrarian.livejournal.com/136886.html Victimhood in SPN] by yourlibrarian (October 2009); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/6791830 AO3 link]
 
*[https://yourlibrarian.livejournal.com/136886.html Victimhood in SPN] by yourlibrarian (October 2009); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/6791830 AO3 link]
 
*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/501098.html A Striking Position to Take: SPN and economic instability] by amonitrate (March 2010); [http://archive.today/VY0jK archive link]
 
*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/501098.html A Striking Position to Take: SPN and economic instability] by amonitrate (March 2010); [http://archive.today/VY0jK archive link]
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*Williams, James A. 2010. [https://www.popmatters.com/130830-american-ghost-towns-and-the-anti-apocalyptic-road-trip-of-supernatu-2496140162.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 American Ghost Towns and the Anti-Apocalyptic Road Trip of 'Supernatural.'] ''Popmatters'', September 20; [http://archive.today/aD5wN archive link]
 
*SPN and the Underclass series by laespada
 
*SPN and the Underclass series by laespada
 
**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/1127.html Part 1 - Intro]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331221341/http://laespada.livejournal.com/1127.html archive link]
 
**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/1127.html Part 1 - Intro]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331221341/http://laespada.livejournal.com/1127.html archive link]
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*Ireland, Brian. 2013. [http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/Online_2013/Supernatural.html “All I saw was evil”: Supernatural’s Reactionary Road Trip]. ''American Studies Today/Online'': 14; [https://web.archive.org/web/20150222081751/http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/Online_2013/Supernatural.html archive link]
 
*Ireland, Brian. 2013. [http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/Online_2013/Supernatural.html “All I saw was evil”: Supernatural’s Reactionary Road Trip]. ''American Studies Today/Online'': 14; [https://web.archive.org/web/20150222081751/http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/Online_2013/Supernatural.html archive link]
 
*[https://archiveofourown.org/works/2195250 On the Acquisition of SucroCorp by Richard Roman Enterprises a.k.a., A Meta Post on Season Seven that No One Asked For and No One Will Read] by chuckwinchester [apocalypse-patisserie, MajorEnglishEsquire] (March 2014)
 
*[https://archiveofourown.org/works/2195250 On the Acquisition of SucroCorp by Richard Roman Enterprises a.k.a., A Meta Post on Season Seven that No One Asked For and No One Will Read] by chuckwinchester [apocalypse-patisserie, MajorEnglishEsquire] (March 2014)
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/85815411657/i-think-we-have-here-another-reference-to-the The Civil War and season 9] by larinah (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903153806/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/85815411657/i-think-we-have-here-another-reference-to-the archive link]
 
*[https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/108868529753/theyre-taking-a-new-approach-to-hunting-this A new kind of hunter origin story (Untitled)] by flyingfish1 (January 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903180530/https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/108868529753/theyre-taking-a-new-approach-to-hunting-this archive link]
 
*[https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/108868529753/theyre-taking-a-new-approach-to-hunting-this A new kind of hunter origin story (Untitled)] by flyingfish1 (January 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903180530/https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/108868529753/theyre-taking-a-new-approach-to-hunting-this archive link]
 
*''Supernatural'''s America - A series of Meta posts about the connection between US history and ''Supernatural'' in seasons 8, 9, and 10 by larinah (Oct 2014 - Jun 2015)
 
*''Supernatural'''s America - A series of Meta posts about the connection between US history and ''Supernatural'' in seasons 8, 9, and 10 by larinah (Oct 2014 - Jun 2015)
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**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107029472507/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 5 - Ain’t That America/To Dream the American Dream]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107029472507/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
 
**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107029472507/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 5 - Ain’t That America/To Dream the American Dream]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107029472507/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
 
**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107350215042/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 6 - This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land/This is My Father’s World]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107350215042/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
 
**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107350215042/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 6 - This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land/This is My Father’s World]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/107350215042/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/100724025897/the-star-brite-drive-in-theater-intrigues-me-it The Star-Brite Theater]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/100724025897/the-star-brite-drive-in-theater-intrigues-me-it archive link]
 
 
**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/120787763967/funny-im-in-the-business-of-making-dreams-come Funny, I'm in the business of making dreams come true…Rowena, Crowley, Gavin, and Seth and the pursuit of the American Dream]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/120787763967/funny-im-in-the-business-of-making-dreams-come archive link]
 
**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/120787763967/funny-im-in-the-business-of-making-dreams-come Funny, I'm in the business of making dreams come true…Rowena, Crowley, Gavin, and Seth and the pursuit of the American Dream]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/120787763967/funny-im-in-the-business-of-making-dreams-come archive link]
 
*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/159128199496/spn-hunters-and-poverty SPN Hunters and Poverty] by durenjtmusings, kayanem, wingstocarryon, ameliacareful, chiisana-sukima, drsilverfish, defilerwyrm (April 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200404211501/https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/159128199496/spn-hunters-and-poverty archive link]
 
*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/159128199496/spn-hunters-and-poverty SPN Hunters and Poverty] by durenjtmusings, kayanem, wingstocarryon, ameliacareful, chiisana-sukima, drsilverfish, defilerwyrm (April 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200404211501/https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/159128199496/spn-hunters-and-poverty archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/113022592720/and-of-course-the-first-time-wicca-is-reference And of course the first time Wicca is referenced it's in THAT context] by babblegirl (November 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193801/d archive link]
 
*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/113022592720/and-of-course-the-first-time-wicca-is-reference And of course the first time Wicca is referenced it's in THAT context] by babblegirl (November 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193801/d archive link]
 
*Stiles, Paula R. Gods and Monsters: Jesus in 'Supernatural' on ''Innsmouth Free Press''; [https://web.archive.org/web/20150221144202/http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/blog/column-gods-and-monsters-jesus-in-supernatural/ archived link] (original lost in the [https://web.archive.org/web/20200419022229/https://thesnowleopard.net/thehistoricalmeow/2020/04/11/the-official-supernatural-destinys-child-15-13-live-recap-thread/ Great ''Innsmouth Free Press'' Database Crash])
 
*Stiles, Paula R. Gods and Monsters: Jesus in 'Supernatural' on ''Innsmouth Free Press''; [https://web.archive.org/web/20150221144202/http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/blog/column-gods-and-monsters-jesus-in-supernatural/ archived link] (original lost in the [https://web.archive.org/web/20200419022229/https://thesnowleopard.net/thehistoricalmeow/2020/04/11/the-official-supernatural-destinys-child-15-13-live-recap-thread/ Great ''Innsmouth Free Press'' Database Crash])
*[https://www.rodfei.org/a_golem_on_supernatural A Golem on Supernatural] by Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel. Published in ''The National Jewish Post and Opinion'', April 10, 2013; [http://web.archive.org/web/20141112191936/https://rodfei.org/A_Golem_on_Supernatural archive link]  
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*[https://www.rodfei.org/a_golem_on_supernatural A Golem on Supernatural] by Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel. Published in ''The National Jewish Post and Opinion'', April 10, 2013; [http://web.archive.org/web/20141112191936/https://rodfei.org/A_Golem_on_Supernatural archive link]
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*[https://theniftythings.tumblr.com/post/54663734222/in-which-i-am-still-confounded-by-hammer-of-the In which I am still confounded by “Hammer of the Gods”] by theniftythings (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181218213223/http://theniftythings.tumblr.com/post/54663734222/in-which-i-am-still-confounded-by-hammer-of-the archive link]
 
*Pop Culture Pagan by persephoneshadow (Nov 2013 - Feb 2014)
 
*Pop Culture Pagan by persephoneshadow (Nov 2013 - Feb 2014)
 
**[https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/67078114901/pop-culture-pagan-supernatural-and-sins-of-the Supernatural and Sins of the Mother]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20200502042636/https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/67078114901/pop-culture-pagan-supernatural-and-sins-of-the archive link]
 
**[https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/67078114901/pop-culture-pagan-supernatural-and-sins-of-the Supernatural and Sins of the Mother]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20200502042636/https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/67078114901/pop-culture-pagan-supernatural-and-sins-of-the archive link]
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==='''Miscellaneous'''===
 
==='''Miscellaneous'''===
*[http://astri13.livejournal.com/18381.html Somebody save me: the point of view of people in peril on the boys] by astri13
 
*[http://technosage.livejournal.com/135853.html Free will & determinism in the Supernatural universe] by technosage
 
*[http://silver-spotted.livejournal.com/13067.html  The long arm of the law] by silver_spotted
 
*[http://kentawolf.livejournal.com/1514.html “Why do I hafta be some kind of hero ?": A Hero’s Journey Analysis of Supernatural] by kentawolf
 
 
*[http://percysowner.livejournal.com/2220.html How the writers' strike affected Season 3] by percysowner
 
*[http://percysowner.livejournal.com/2220.html How the writers' strike affected Season 3] by percysowner
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spnematography/17877.html The Viewers Guide to the Pilot] by bowtrunckle & hugemind (with emphasis on cinematography)
 
*[http://weesta.livejournal.com/750194.html Repeated language] by weesta
 
*[http://chasingtides.livejournal.com/431437.html Brains trumps legs: Disability in Supernatural] by chasingtides
 
 
*[http://redrikki.livejournal.com/54146.html Vampires as a metaphor for denial in Supernatural] by redrikki
 
*[http://redrikki.livejournal.com/54146.html Vampires as a metaphor for denial in Supernatural] by redrikki
*[http://meret.livejournal.com/851603.html Chakras in Supernatural] by meret
 
 
*[http://astarloa.livejournal.com/110468.html Bitten and Baudrillard] - hyperealism and Supernatural by astarloa
 
*[http://astarloa.livejournal.com/110468.html Bitten and Baudrillard] - hyperealism and Supernatural by astarloa
*[http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/60620054881/season-divines-themes-hints-through-movies-books-and Season Nine themes] as told through its episode titles (spoilers) by neven-ebrez
 
 
*[http://thefanmetareader.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/establishment-culture-or-why-supernatural-is-just-as-good-a-show-as-mad-men-by-fangirlingthebook/ Establishment Culture, or Why Supernatural is Just as ‘Good’ a Show as Mad Men] by fangirlingthebook
 
*[http://thefanmetareader.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/establishment-culture-or-why-supernatural-is-just-as-good-a-show-as-mad-men-by-fangirlingthebook/ Establishment Culture, or Why Supernatural is Just as ‘Good’ a Show as Mad Men] by fangirlingthebook
  
 
==='''Fandom & Fan Works'''===
 
==='''Fandom & Fan Works'''===
*[http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/53031/move-over-alpha-geeks-here-come-the-fangrrls/ Move over alpha geeks, here come the fangrrls] Portrayal of the many facets of fandom, particularly Supernatural
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*[http://junkee.com/the-pros-of-cons/13936 The pros of cons] by Emma Ryan
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* [http://flowtv.org/2014/07/this-content-is-currently-unavailable/ This Content is Currently Unavailable: The Tyranny of Digital Distance, Updated] by Mark Stewart
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* [http://www.thismess.net/2016/08/supernatural-fandom-and-disability.html Supernatural Fandom and Disability Awareness] by David Perry
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*Todd Doyle, Elizabeth. 2008. [https://www.popmatters.com/move-over-alpha-geeks-here-come-the-fangrrls-2496186665.html Move Over Alpha Geeks, Here Come the Fangrrls]. ''Popmatters'', February 21; [http://web.archive.org/web/20190218043424/https://www.popmatters.com/move-over-alpha-geeks-here-come-the-fangrrls-2496186665.html archive link]
* [https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/8/18072622/fanfic-ao3-free-speech-censorship-fandom A great look at the free speech debate in fandom and particularly around fanfic and AO3] by Elizabeth Minkel
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/351035.html The Radical Notion that Women are People too: Sexism Among Spn Fans] by chasingtides (April 2009); [http://archive.today/2020.03.24-224951/https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/351035.html archive link]
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* [https://fanlore.org/wiki/The_J2_Haiti_Fic Racism in SPN fanfic]: The J2 Haiti fic
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/298973.html Wheelchairs and Shotguns: Handicapped Other in Supernatural Fandom] by chasingtides (January 2010); [http://archive.today/zKF4j archive link]
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*Freund, Katharina. 2010. "'I'm glad we got burned, think of all the things we learned': Fandom conflict and context in Counteragent's 'Still Alive.'" ''Transformative Works and Cultures'', no. 4. [https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2010.0187 https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2010.0187].
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*Barker, Cory. “[https://corybarker.com/2011/04/26/pcaaca-2011-samgirls-and-deangirls-anti-fan-fans-in-supernatural Sam Girls and Dean Girls -- Anti-fan fans in Supernatural.]” Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA Conference, San Antonio, TX, 20-23 April 2011; [http://archive.today/WwY2Q archive link]
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*Ryan, Emma. 2013. [https://junkee.com/the-pros-of-cons/13936 The Pros Of Cons: A Fangirl’s Journey Into The Heart Of A Pop Culture Convention]. ''Junkee'', July 13; [http://web.archive.org/web/20130721063749/https://junkee.com/the-pros-of-cons/13936 archive link]
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*Stewart, Mark. 2014. [http://www.flowjournal.org/2014/07/this-content-is-currently-unavailable/ This Content is Currently Unavailable: The Tyranny of Digital Distance, Updated]. ''Flow.TV'', July 7; [http://web.archive.org/web/20190218043949/http://www.flowjournal.org/2014/07/this-content-is-currently-unavailable/ archive link]
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*[https://www.isfanficlegal.com/post/65574915663/the-slumber-party-episode-of-supernatural-was Copyright law, the public domain & fanfiction-inspired thoughts on Supernatural’s Slumber Party ep] by heidi8 (October 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190218043834/http://www.isfanficlegal.com/post/65574915663/the-slumber-party-episode-of-supernatural-was archive link]
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*[http://netweight.dreamwidth.org/204215.html The nonnies made them do it! - A history of the Alpha/Beta/Omega trope in Supernatural fanfic] by netweight (October 2013); [http://archive.today/2013.11.13-235337/http://netweight.dreamwidth.org/204215.html archive link]
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*[https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/147791873226/getting-by-with-a-little-help-the-spn-family Getting by with a Little Help: The SPN Family, Saturday Night Specials, and the Sacred] by peter-pantomime (July 2016); [http://web.archive.org/web/20191026003207/https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/147791873226/getting-by-with-a-little-help-the-spn-family archive link]
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*Perry, David. 2016. [http://www.thismess.net/2016/08/supernatural-fandom-and-disability.html Supernatural Fandom and Disability Awareness]. ''This Mess'', August 12; [http://web.archive.org/web/20171004093412/http://www.thismess.net/2016/08/supernatural-fandom-and-disability.html archive link]
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*Reback, Dana. 2016. [https://medium.com/chaotic-good-studios/supernatural-gets-it-4b94f0215d18 Supernatural Gets It: How one of the largest fandoms understands the Internet better than the rest]. ''Medium.com'', December 7; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616231436/https://medium.com/chaotic-good-studios/supernatural-gets-it-4b94f0215d18 archive link]
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*Day, Betty and Riley Santangelo. 2018. [https://medium.com/@AKNerdFighting/wayward-the-movement-and-the-power-of-casual-female-viewers-a41246cc268d Wayward: The Movement and the Power of "Casual Female Viewers"]. ''Medium.com'', January 17; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181024043530/https://medium.com/@AKNerdFighting/wayward-the-movement-and-the-power-of-casual-female-viewers-a41246cc268d archive link]
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*Tannenbaum, Emily. 2018. [https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a15171522/wayward-sisters-supernatural-spinoff/ How Supernatural's All-Female Spinoff, Wayward Sisters, Was Born: From fandom to canon: six characters and thousands of fans willed a new show into existence]. ''Elle,'' Jan 17/May 11; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180612200344/https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a15171522/wayward-sisters-supernatural-spinoff archive link]
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*Minkel, Elizabeth. 2018. [https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/8/18072622/fanfic-ao3-free-speech-censorship-fandom The Online Free Speech Debate is Raging in Fan Fiction, Too]. ''The Verge'', November 8; [http://web.archive.org/web/20190210013651/https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/8/18072622/fanfic-ao3-free-speech-censorship-fandom archive link]
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*Hautsch, Jessica. 2018. "The Rhetorical Affordance of GIFs by Tumblr's Supernatural Fandom." ''Transformative Works and Cultures'', no. 27. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2018.1165 http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2018.1165].
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*Jacobs, Naomi. 2018. "Live Streaming as Participation: A Case Study of Conflict in the Digital/Physical Spaces of Supernatural Conventions." ''Transformative Works and Cultures'', no. 28. [https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2018.1393 https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2018.1393]
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*Xanthoudakis, Alex. 2020. "Mobilizing Minions: Fanactivism Efficacy of Misha Collins Fans in SupernaturalFandom." ''Transformative Works and Cultures'', no. 32. [https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2020.1827 https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2020.1827].
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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

Genre and Themes

The Impala

Supernatural & Its Visuals

See Title Card for title card metas

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