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*[http://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/4810.html Illustrated meta on Anna] by tirra-lyrra
*[http://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/4810.html Illustrated meta on Anna] by tirra-lyrra
*[http://arcadianambivalence.tumblr.com/post/65497409560/anna-milton-meta-the-lioness-the-leader-the Anna Milton Meta: The Lioness, the Leader, the Sacrificial Lamb] by arcadianambivalence
*[http://arcadianambivalence.tumblr.com/post/65497409560/anna-milton-meta-the-lioness-the-leader-the Anna Milton Meta: The Lioness, the Leader, the Sacrificial Lamb] by arcadianambivalence
* An Anna Milton Meta by susurrantpetrichor - A multi-part analysis of Anna's character, including feminist and theological readings.
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/49912550973/an-anna-milton-meta-part-1-why-would-an-angel-fall Part 1: Why Would an Angel Fall?]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/50701628976/an-anna-milton-meta-part-1-1-bonus-content-too Part 1.1: Bonus Content! Too Off-Topic for the Main Post! Now with more theology and possibly a small feminist rant.]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/53641980099/anna-milton-meta-part-2-a-forgiveness-and-love Part 2(A): Forgiveness and Love]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/54074860256/anna-milton-meta-part-2-b-its-time-to-think-for Part 2(B): It’s Time to Think for Yourself]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/57826233000/anna-milton-meta-part-2-c-agency-and-ambiguity-in Part 2(C): Agency and Ambiguity in “The Song Remains the Same.”]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/59357292792/anna-milton-meta-part-2-1-blasphemy-doubt-agape Part 2.1: Blasphemy, Doubt, Agape, the Beloved Community, Etc., Etc. (more religious-y bonus content)]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/70827552970/anna-milton-meta-part-3-the-madwoman-in-heavens Part 3: The Madwoman in Heaven’s Attic, the Angel in the Impala]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/84897828085/anna-milton-meta-3-1-she-prophesied-true-things Part 3.1: “She Prophesied True Things”]
** [http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/85091622865/anna-milton-meta-part-4-useless-speculation Part 4: Useless Speculation]
==='''Mytharc Meta'''===
==='''Mytharc Meta'''===

Revision as of 07:42, 11 May 2014

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 Picspams for links to graphics based meta, which use images from the Show, alongside, or instead of text.

Meta Communities

The Supernatural community spn_heavymeta on Livejournal is dedicated to providing a platform for metaists and readers alike. In the first two seasons of Supernatural, the community 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 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.

Famous aca-fan Henry Jenkins has written about Supernatural.

In March 2010, the online journal "Transformative Works and Culture" published a special Supernatural issue.

Meta Books

Meta Essays

This is a selection of meta essays, primarily drawn from LiveJournal.



John Winchester

The Winchesters


Other Characters

Mytharc Meta

The Impala

Supernatural & Its Visuals

Gender and Sexuality





Fandom & Fan Works