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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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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/107140.html Blue Velvety Smoothness: Visual references in WIAWSNB] by missyjack (May 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180826172801/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/107140.html archive link]
 
*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/11982.html Kripke and His Camera: Pastels, Flowers, and Symbolism in WIAWSNB] by bowtrunckle (May 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180826173338/https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/11982.html archive link]
 
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
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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]
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
*[https://andreth47.livejournal.com/33490.html The Writing On The Wall: a study of the graffiti in The End] by andreth47 (October 2008); [http://archive.today/2019.02.18-014320/https://andreth47.livejournal.com/33490.html archive link]
 
*[https://spnematography.livejournal.com/17877.html The Viewer’s Guide to Supernatural: the pilot (1x01)] by bowtrunckle & hugemind (November 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190714200043/https://spnematography.livejournal.com/17877.html archive link]
 
 
*[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://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]
*[https://zimshan.livejournal.com/200624.html There's a Reason To Hope: The Cinematographic Use of Lighting & Shot Composition in SPN 5.04] by zimshan (October 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190218005835/https://zimshan.livejournal.com/200624.html archive link]
 
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
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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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*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]
 
*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://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]
 
*[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
 
*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/298973.html Wheelchairs and Shotguns: Handicapped Other in Supernatural Fandom] by chasingtides (January 2010); [http://archive.today/zKF4j archive link]
 
*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/298973.html Wheelchairs and Shotguns: Handicapped Other in Supernatural Fandom] by chasingtides (January 2010); [http://archive.today/zKF4j archive link]
 
*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].
 
*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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*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]
 
*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]
 
*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]
 
*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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* Rodriguez, Ashley . 2017  [https://qz.com/1100849/supernatural-the-tv-show-that-unites-democrats-and-republicans-and-russians/ TV’s new longest-running fantasy show unites Democrats and Republicans—and Russians] ''Quartz.com'', Oct 13, 2017
 
*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]
 
*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]
 
*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]
 
*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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*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].
 
*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].
 
*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]
 
*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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* Ramundo, Emily 2019  [http://www.publicbooks.org/white-men-and-the-monsters-who-love-them/ White Men and the Monsters who love them.] ''Public Books'', October 9, 2019
 
*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].
 
*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