Picspams are a popular form of art which may range from simply a collection of photos of a particular subject (Sam’s hair, the Impala, Dean laughing, Jared in hats) through to the picspam meta. In this form pictures are used to illustrate and explore a character or episode in the show.
Initially found on Livejournal, by 2011 Tumblr had become the centre of the artform, especially in the form of animated gifs. After every episode, key scenes are reproduced in this form, with the dialogie added as text.
Some examples of picspams from Livejournal:
- Daily Padalecki keepaofthecheez posts themed picspams dedicated to Jared (and Sam)
- Ten Expressions Hilarious re-interpration of each episode by kroki-refur
- Brotherly Manlove by Winchesters sargraf's insightful analysis of the boy's relationship through how they interact in each other's space and through physical contact
- Dean Winchester Clothing Picspam and the Sam Winchester Clothing Picspam bellanut beautifully documents the boys' wardrobe
- Motel Rooms bellanut takes us on a tour of all those quirky motel rooms.
- Dean and the Impala In this perceptive meta, anteka draws parallels between Dean's emotional state and the condition of the Impala
- Castiel The Sex!Hair of Castiel Hilarious study of the angel Castiel and how his angelic nature influences his appearance
- 19 top moments in Supernatural by moodymuse19
- The Epic Love Story of Sam & Dean As Told Using Lyrics of One Legendary Ms. Britney Spears
See also Tumblr which from 2009 became a popular site for a new form of picspams posts.