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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.  
  
See [[Picspams]] for links to graphics based meta, which use images from the Show, alongside, or instead of text.
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See [[:Category:Meta|other entries]] in the Meta category for books and academic essays.  
  
 
==Meta Communities==
 
==Meta Communities==
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In the first two seasons of Supernatural, the Supernatural community [http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/ 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 Supernatural community [http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/ 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.  
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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.
  
Communities which focus on analysing fandom itself include [http://community.livejournal.com/metafandom/ Meta Fandom] and [http://community.livejournal.com/fanthropology/ Fanthopology] which tracks mentions of fandom in the media.
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* [https://justanotheridijiton.dreamwidth.org/tag/monday+meta+digest This is a link to a masterpost of the Monday meta digest] a weekly round up of Supernatural meta
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/https://oranges8hands.dreamwidth.org/15594.html Masterpost of meta recs] by orange8hands
  
The forums on [[Television Without Pity]] and [[supernatural.tv]] as well as blogs like [[The Winchester Family Business]] often contain meta-ish discussion, as do the comments sections on many media sites.
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==Meta Essays==
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==='''[[Dean]]'''===
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*For s1 and s2 meta: [[SPN Heavy Meta]] and [[Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot]]
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*Other pages: [[Drugs]]
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*[https://supernatural-tv.livejournal.com/1289694.html Freudian analysis of Dean] by sarahwilder (November 2007); [http://archive.today/2018.08.19-224603/https://supernatural-tv.livejournal.com/1289694.html archive link]
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*[https://dodger-winslow.livejournal.com/135965.html Ignition Point: Dean in Dream a Little Dream of Me] by dodger-winslow (April 2008); [http://archive.today/Fr1so archive link]
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*[https://dodger-winslow.livejournal.com/175017.html SPN Meta. Cope or Die: Dean, Hell and Damnation in Season 4 Thus Far] by dodger-winslow (January 2009); [http://archive.today/y90wU archive link]
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*Dean’s relationship to food by ash48 (December 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.02.16-195557/https://ash48.livejournal.com/46730.html archive link]
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*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/508543.html  daddy's little blunt instrument (and other thoughts)] by amonitrate (April 2010); [http://archive.today/ITFe6 archive link]
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*[https://fandom-talks-back-blog.tumblr.com/post/10676547226/mangelpain-a-study-on-dean-winchester-in-7x01 Mangelpain: a study on Dean Winchester] by lizstiel (September 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190216201603/http://fandom-talks-back-blog.tumblr.com/post/10676547226/mangelpain-a-study-on-dean-winchester-in-7x01 archive link]
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*The Six-Year Carousel Ride of Dean Angst & the Hope for Progress in S7 by zimshan (October 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190628030230/https://zimshan.livejournal.com/236944.html archive link]
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*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/571572.html "I'm not someone you want to aim to be": Dean in SPN season 6] by amonitrate (May 2012); [http://archive.today/2018.12.07-015921/https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/571572.html archive link]
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*[https://sargraf.livejournal.com/190323.html about Dean, caregiving and perception] by sargraf (May 2012); [http://archive.today/IX57K archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/76286965445/no-one-cares-that-youre-broken-dean No One Cares That You’re Broken: Dean as an ACoA] by lookatthesefreakinghipsters (October 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20140325080004/http://lookatthesefreakinghipsters.tumblr.com/post/33972635142/no-one-cares-that-youre-broken-dean archive link 1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209054036/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/76286965445/no-one-cares-that-youre-broken-dean archive link 2]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/42402902569/there-must-be-some-kind-of-way-out-of-here-does "Come on! I ate one, maybe two!"] by i-m-an-angel-you-ass, lilykep, defilerwyrm (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20171224072306/http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/42402902569/there-must-be-some-kind-of-way-out-of-here-does archive link]
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*[https://runawaymarbles.tumblr.com/post/48235738861/shape-shifts-like-a-duck-supernatural-1x06 Shape-shifts Like a Duck: Supernatural 1x06] by runawaymarbles; (April 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180831012127/http://runawaymarbles.tumblr.com/post/48235738861/shape-shifts-like-a-duck-supernatural-1x06 archive link]
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*[https://mithrilwren.tumblr.com/post/48556853498/grotesque-dean-winchester-and-bahktins-theories Grotesque: Dean Winchester and Bahktin’s Theories on the Body, Degradation, and Rebirth] by mithrilwren [fansofcollisions] (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200511015430/https://mithrilwren.tumblr.com/post/48556853498/grotesque-dean-winchester-and-bahktins-theories archive link 1], [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901143544/http://fansofcollisions.tumblr.com/post/48556853498/grotesque-dean-winchester-and-bahktins-theories archive link 2]
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*[https://abossycontrolfreak.tumblr.com/post/54017727001/dean-and-abandonment-issues Dean and Abandonment Issues] by abossycontrolfreak (June 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180828054051/http://abossycontrolfreak.tumblr.com/post/54017727001/dean-and-abandonment-issues archive link]
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*[https://nekosmuse.dreamwidth.org/723061.html Dean Winchester and Childhood PTSD: An Examination of Personality Traits Common to Adult Survivors of Untreated Childhood PTSD] by nekosmuse (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20141221202257/https://nekosmuse.dreamwidth.org/723061.html archive link 1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209054037/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/90930831975/dean-winchester-and-childhood-ptsd-an-examination archive link 2]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98439022985/it-is-easier-to-build-strong-children-than-to It is Easier to Build Strong Children than to Repair Broken Men: Dean Winchester and Early Years Education] by lookatthesefreakinghipsters (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150625073949/http://lookatthesefreakinghipsters.tumblr.com:80/post/56555616563/it-is-easier-to-build-strong-children-than-to archive link 1]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209061559/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98439022985/it-is-easier-to-build-strong-children-than-to archive link 2]
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*[https://archivedtexasbowlegs-blog.tumblr.com/post/10501478005/dean-winchester-is-a-lot-of-things-but-stupid Dean Winchester is a Lot of Things, but Stupid Isn't One of Them] by texasbowlegs (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223173254/https://archivedtexasbowlegs-blog.tumblr.com/post/10501478005/dean-winchester-is-a-lot-of-things-but-stupid archive link]
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*[https://feandra.tumblr.com/post/63655813816/the-art-of-letting-go-a-take-on-deans-mental The Art of Letting Go: A Take on Dean's Mental State in 9x01 "I think I'm going to like it here"] by feandra (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150815020008/http://feandra.tumblr.com/post/63655813816/the-art-of-letting-go-a-take-on-deans-mental archive link]
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*SPN's S Div9 So Far: Deconstructing Dean by twistedsardonic (December 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530230004/https://fianceanon.tumblr.com/post/185257445967/spns-s-div9-so-far-deconstructing-dean archive link]
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*[https://i-speak-tongue.livejournal.com/79757.html The Problem with Divine!Dean: A Secular Humanist Perspective] by i-speak-tongue (January 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200419022643/https://i-speak-tongue.livejournal.com/79757.html archive link]
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*[https://jujubiest.tumblr.com/post/78731147447/im-poison-dean-winchesters-dark-side I'm Poison: Dean Winchester's Dark Side] by jujubiest (March 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180826170651/https://jujubiest.tumblr.com/post/78731147447/im-poison-dean-winchesters-dark-side archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/82403360327/dean-winchester-and-billy-pilgrim-brothers-in Dean Winchester and Billy Pilgrim, brothers in arms unstuck in time and mind…or how Dean is a little like a Vonnegut character and that’s really not a good thing] by larinah (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903153806/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/82403360327/dean-winchester-and-billy-pilgrim-brothers-in-arms archive link]
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*[https://i-speak-tongue.livejournal.com/80266.html Guilt and Shame, Dean Winchester Style] by i-speak-tongue (April 2014); [http://archive.today/6DGmT archive link]
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*[https://amonitrate.tumblr.com/post/89485518804/this-is-what-youre-gonna-become-masterpost This is What You're Gonna Become -- (masterpost)] by amonitrate (June 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181207013335/http://amonitrate.tumblr.com/post/89485518804/this-is-what-youre-gonna-become-masterpost archive link]
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*[https://herrosesneverfall.tumblr.com/post/95666040484/dean-the-pinball-wizard-supernatural-and-its Dean The Pinball Wizard: Supernatural and It’s Christ Figure] by herrosesneverfall (August 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200419020006/https://herrosesneverfall.tumblr.com/post/95666040484/dean-the-pinball-wizard-supernatural-and-its archive link]
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**[https://herrosesneverfall.tumblr.com/post/111386237839/dean-the-pinball-wizard-redux Dean The Pinball Wizard. Redux.] by herrosesneverfall (February 2015); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200418042738/https://herrosesneverfall.tumblr.com/post/111386237839/dean-the-pinball-wizard-redux archive link]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/100643214346/im-not-a-hammer-as-you-say I'm Not a Hammer] by defilerwyrm (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170212221205/http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/100643214346/im-not-a-hammer-as-you-say archive link]
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*[https://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/100380382885/reichenbach "Reichenbach"] by susurrantpetrichor (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903164338/http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/100380382885/reichenbach archive link]
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*[https://lost-shoe.tumblr.com/post/100081656483/i-really-need-to-talk-about-that-fight-scene Demon Dean vs. Cole] by lost-shoe (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180628124210/http://lost-shoe.tumblr.com/post/100081656483/i-really-need-to-talk-about-that-fight-scene archive link]
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*[https://savingsammyhuntingdestiel-blog.tumblr.com/post/100335666956/the-carved-becomes-the-carver-psychological Psychological torture in OTHOTP and Reichenbach] by savingsammyhuntingdestiel (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903183021/http://savingsammyhuntingdestiel.tumblr.com/post/100335666956/the-carved-becomes-the-carver-psychological archive link]
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*[https://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/100701388599/my-fair-demon-or-alastair-as-pygmalion-and-dean My fair demon] by androbeaurepaire (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904011527/http://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/100701388599/my-fair-demon-or-alastair-as-pygmalion-and-dean archive link]
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*The (Partial) Fall of the House of Winchester: Deconstructing Ask Jeeves by twistedsardonic (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150502124145/http://twistedsardonic.tumblr.com/post/103029085335/the-partial-fall-of-the-house-of-winchester archive link 1], [http://archive.today/A10qG archive link 2]
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*[https://veneredirimmel.tumblr.com/post/103748778210/the-wounds-that-never-heal The Wounds That Never Heal] by veneredirimmel (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903191234/http://veneredirimmel.tumblr.com/post/103748778210/the-wounds-that-never-heal archive link]
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*[https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/109442013171/8x02-and-10x11-that-rage-has-been-there-since That rage has been there since long before the Mark] by peter-pantomime (January 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200217013222/https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/109442013171/8x02-and-10x11-that-rage-has-been-there-since archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/131030012282/weapons-and-dean-winchester Weapons and Dean Winchester - just some musings on how Dean is often compared to weapons throughout the series] by larinah (October 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903150913/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/131030012282/weapons-and-dean-winchester archive link]
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*[https://bythehighwayside.tumblr.com/post/142880368437/so-ive-been-seeing-a-lot-of-posts-lately-about Dean has a hard time separating different kinds of love] by bythehighwayside (April 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227020332/http://bythehighwayside.tumblr.com/post/142880368437/so-ive-been-seeing-a-lot-of-posts-lately-about archive link]
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*[https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/154027548798/rosewhipped22-anti-anti-destiel-loved-your "Surface level Dean" is not the whole story of Dean] by rosewhipped22, elizabethrobertajones (December 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190101001128/https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/154027548798/rosewhipped22-anti-anti-destiel-loved-your archive link]
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*Fisher, Natalie. 2017. [https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-regarding-dean-inner-truth-episodes/  'Supernatural': What episodes like 'Regarding Dean' teach us about the inner workings of the Winchesters]. ''Hypable'', February 16; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170516015509/http://www.hypable.com/supernatural-regarding-dean-inner-truth-episodes archive link]
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*[https://starsinursa.tumblr.com/post/161566228629/deans-love-languages Dean’s Love Languages] by starsinursa (June 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200503042430/https://starsinursa.tumblr.com/post/161566228629/deans-love-languages archive link]
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*[https://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/68278529512 the genuine dean] by outpastthemoat (November 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204030607/http://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/68278529512 archive link], [https://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/165386446486 update post s12] (September 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181225144438/http://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/165386446486 archive link]
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*[https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/166166200679/the-post-about-sams-reaction-to-what-dean-likes "Do you think Sam really knows Dean?"] by thejabberwock; studio82a (September 2017); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181219155349/https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/166166200679/the-post-about-sams-reaction-to-what-dean-likes archive link]
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*[https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/174825532266/thejabberwock-im-realizing-as-im-making-gifs From a analysis standpoint, (Bugs is) a great episode] by thejabberwock (March 2018); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181219134744/https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/174825532266/thejabberwock-im-realizing-as-im-making-gifs archive link]
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*Lost Childhood with Scoobynatural: [https://teamfreewillbettertogether.tumblr.com/post/172534470756/lost-childhood-within-scoobynatural-i-was-not Part 1 Dean] by teamfreewillbettertogether (April 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190512160849/https://teamfreewillbettertogether.tumblr.com/post/172534470756/lost-childhood-within-scoobynatural-i-was-not archive link]
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*[https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/173740150124/thejabberwock-dean-winchester-and-selective Dean Winchester and Selective Mutism in 13.21] by thejabberwock (May 2018); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181219160526/https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/173740150124/thejabberwock-dean-winchester-and-selective archive link]
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*[https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/182439730774/why-do-people-say-its-significant-that-dean-has Why do people say it's significant that Dean has never said I love you to anyone but Mary?] by thejabberwock (January 2019), justanotheridijiton (February 2019); [http://web.archive.org/web/20191027163019/https://justanotheridijiton.tumblr.com/post/182439730774/why-do-people-say-its-significant-that-dean-has archive link]
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*[https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/184507150574/deans-jungian-shadow-arc-in-s14-confronting-the Dean's Jungian Shadow Arc in S14 - Confronting the Internal Father (2x22 to 14x20)] by drsilverfish (April 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190526040607/https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/184507150574/deans-jungian-shadow-arc-in-s14-confronting-the archive link]
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==='''[[Sam]]'''===
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*For s1 and s2 meta: [[SPN Heavy Meta]] and [[Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot]]
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*Other pages: [[Drugs]]
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*[https://wee-chesters.livejournal.com/25270.html Hero Worship] by gwendolyngrace (November 2007); [http://archive.today/OeQt8 archive link]
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*[https://girl-wonder.livejournal.com/108985.html Sam in Season 3] by girlwonder (November 2007); [http://archive.today/2018.08.19-222237/https://girl-wonder.livejournal.com/108985.html archive link]
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*[https://tahirire.livejournal.com/111299.html It’s my choice: Why I believe in Sam Winchester] by tahirire (March 2009); [http://archive.today/d1gjb archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/386147.html Why Sam is not going darkside but he may end up wearing spandex] by missyjack (March 2009); [http://web.archive.org/web/20090330201728/http://missyjack.livejournal.com/386147.html archive link]
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*[https://ginzai.livejournal.com/80943.html General Sam meta and thoughts on S4] by ginzai (May 2009); [http://archive.today/kAfvU archive link]
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*[http://quarterwhore.livejournal.com/66264.html Sam in Season 4] by quarterwhore (August 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-013434/https://quarterwhore.livejournal.com/66264.html archive link]
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*[https://blahbaby.livejournal.com/12288.html Sam and His Choices] by blahbaby (September 2009); [http://archive.today/bwMW7 archive link]
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*[https://monicawoe.livejournal.com/12200.html Sam's Anger] by monicawoe (April 2010); [http://archive.today/LyFV6 archive link]
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*[https://zimshan.livejournal.com/225640.html Cracking the Enigma which is Post-Hell!Sam (circa S6)] by zimshan (October 2010); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190217012055/https://zimshan.livejournal.com/225640.html archive link]
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*Soulless Sam - The Real S6 Enigma, [https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/article-archives/sam-winchester/16310-soulless-sam?showall=1 Part One] + [https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/article-archives/sam-winchester/16314-soulless-sam-the-real-s6-enigma-part-two?showall=1 Part Two] by Far Away Eyes (June 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190629003743/https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/article-archives/sam-winchester/16310-soulless-sam?showall=1 archive link pt1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20190629003952/https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/article-archives/sam-winchester/16314-soulless-sam-the-real-s6-enigma-part-two?showall=1 archive link pt2]
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*[https://zimshan.livejournal.com/248857.html 'Not Normal. Safe.' - Why S8!Sam Makes Sense in Context of his History & in Relation to Dean] by zimshan (October 2012); [http://archive.today/SJwi2 archive link]
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*Sam's hobbies are...uh... by flutiebear, nekosmuse (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181218015813/https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/90928719855/flutiebear-rambling-my-way-through-thedas archive link]
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*[https://mayaofthemountain.tumblr.com/post/49415264720/sam-winchester-demon-blood-vampires-and Sam Winchester, Demon Blood, Vampires, and Childhood Sexual Assault] by mayaofthemountain (May 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20170420220457/http://mayaofthemountain.tumblr.com/post/49415264720/sam-winchester-demon-blood-vampires-and archive link]
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*[https://spindletrees.tumblr.com/post/53538774278/a-meta-which-stays-mostly-on-track A (Sam/Jess) Meta which stays mostly on track] by spindletrees (June 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828052019/http://spindletrees.tumblr.com/post/53538774278/a-meta-which-stays-mostly-on-track archive link]
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*[https://bold-sartorial-statement.tumblr.com/post/53049294929/sam-winchester-marginal-man Sam Winchester: Marginal Man] by bold-sartorial-statement (June 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828051954/http://bold-sartorial-statement.tumblr.com/post/53049294929/sam-winchester-marginal-man archive link]
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*[https://alethiometry.tumblr.com/post/56803430369 Sam has almost no meaningful possessions of his own] by alethiometry (July 2013); [http://archive.today/mZqsG archive link]
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*[https://despitetheabundance.tumblr.com/post/56946012283/wild-ramblings-on-spn-and-souls-and-angels-and The Sam of Sam: Constants and the soul] by despitetheabundance (July 2013); [http://archive.today/fZwsb archive link]
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*[https://jimmynovaks-archive.tumblr.com/post/54982564504/see-and-believe-the-christ-narrative-of-sam See and Believe: The Christ Narrative of Sam Winchester] by jimmynovaks (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204101650/https://jimmynovaks-archive.tumblr.com/post/54982564504/see-and-believe-the-christ-narrative-of-sam archive link]
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*[https://sam-winchester-admiration-league.tumblr.com/post/137486004539/the-twelve-disciples-of-the-american-messiah The Twelve Disciples of the American Messiah] by kennedyclintonkat  (July 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180829021512/http://sam-winchester-admiration-league.tumblr.com/post/137486004539/the-twelve-disciples-of-the-american-messiah archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/57968356849/coddling-vs-control Coddling vs Control] by safiyabat (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180830032800/http://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/57968356849/coddling-vs-control archive link]
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*[https://abstractedcharm.tumblr.com/post/58964913813/sam-winchester-unworthy-on-the-inverted-cross Sam Winchester Unworthy on the Inverted Cross] by abstractedcharm (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20151203030554/http://abstractedcharm.tumblr.com/post/58964913813/sam-winchester-unworthy-on-the-inverted-cross archive link]
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*[https://nickigrants.tumblr.com/post/58203567683/i-like-that-sam-winchester-is-a-character-who-sort Sam is written as like a female character] by theongreyjoy [nickigrants] (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20131106065202/http://theongreyjoy.tumblr.com/post/58203567683/i-like-that-sam-winchester-is-a-character-who-sort archive link]
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*[https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/61652150916/somewhat-wank-ified-opinion-here-i-am-so-sick On Sam’s sucky childhood] by waterbird13 (September 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180831032636/http://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/61652150916/somewhat-wank-ified-opinion-here-i-am-so-sick archive link]
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*[https://imgonnashoottothrill-archive.tumblr.com/post/62519712787/sociopath-actually-psychopaths-are-marked-by Sam does NOT have Antisocial Personality Disorder] by fuckyeahlucifersupernatural (September 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180831022824/http://imgonnashoottothrill-archive.tumblr.com/post/62519712787/sociopath-actually-psychopaths-are-marked-by archive link]
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*The Holy Grail is Not for You: Sam Winchester as Lancelot by sarasarai (September 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20150310111510/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/60501240977/the-holy-grail-is-not-for-you-sam-winchester-as archive link]
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*[https://brightly-lit.livejournal.com/20549.html Is Sam the failure Dean claims he is?] by brightly-lit (October 2013); [http://archive.today/UFjTe archive link]
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*[https://oranges8hands.tumblr.com/post/63590124448/sammys-head-compare-and-contrast Sammy’s Head (Compare and Contrast)] by oranges8hands (October 2013); [http://archive.today/JXKa2 archive link]
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*[https://supernatural-meta.tumblr.com/post/63821183961/magickstiel-this-is-just-going-to-be-me Sam and Death] by magickstiel (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181218015947/http://supernatural-meta.tumblr.com/post/63821183961/magickstiel-this-is-just-going-to-be-me archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/68236865668/a-rock-and-a-sam-place-spoilers A Rock and a Sam Place] by safiyabat (November 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901190315/http://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/68236865668/a-rock-and-a-sam-place-spoilers archive link]
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*[https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/74802326174/samprincesschester-replied-to-your-posti-feel Sam as a messianic figure, for or against?] by waterbird13 (January 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200418041639/https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/74802326174/samprincesschester-replied-to-your-posti-feel archive link]
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*[https://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/74302712037/sammy-is-a-chubby-twelve-year-old-on-the “Sammy is a Chubby Twelve-Year-Old” - On the Significance of Wording and Dean’s Inability to Let Go] by dustydreamsanddirtyscars (January 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901220111/http://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/74302712037/sammy-is-a-chubby-twelve-year-old-on-the archive link]
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*[https://augustdean.tumblr.com/post/72874773462/the-internalization-of-sam-a-meta-more-as The internalization of Sam] by augustdean (January 2014); [http://archive.today/i9gXm archive link]
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*[https://minorkeepsakes.tumblr.com/post/75083597565/the-emasculation-of-sam-winchester The Emasculation of Sam Winchester] by minorkeepsakes (January 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901230617/http://minorkeepsakes.tumblr.com/post/75083597565/the-emasculation-of-sam-winchester archive link]
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*[https://esper-aroon.tumblr.com/post/75713390816/on-the-codependency-issue-and-sams-perspective On the codependency issue and Sam's perspective] by esper-aroon (February 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180902001334/http://esper-aroon.tumblr.com/post/75713390816/on-the-codependency-issue-and-sams-perspective archive link]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/75780850454/i-have-to-be-honest-as-much-as-dean-needs-to-be Sam's Part in the Codependency Problem] by defilerwyrm (February 2014); [http://archive.today/Z3H0f archive link]
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*[https://ash48.livejournal.com/394421.html Sam Winchester vs The Heart of the Show: Why Sam Winchester is unsympathetic] by ash48 (February 2014); [http://archive.today/gkmxu archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/76639657192/its-not-paranoia-if-they-really-are-all-out-to It’s Not Paranoia If They Really Are All Out To Get You] by safiyabat (February 2014); [http://archive.today/s3nM1 archive link]
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*[https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/77950173814/theres-a-girl-she-lives-with-someone-shes-very On Sam's victimisation (cw: abuse, addiction, sexual assault)] by waterbird13 (February 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180902164510/http://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/77950173814/theres-a-girl-she-lives-with-someone-shes-very archive link]
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*[https://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/78243407264/sweater-vests-and-snazzy-pants-costume-design-in Sweater Vests and Snazzy Pants: Costume Design in 9.14] by susurrantpetrichor (March 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180902165130/http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/78243407264/sweater-vests-and-snazzy-pants-costume-design-in archive link]
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*[https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/81933129400/no-but-ive-been-thinking-about-this-since-last Do you understand how fucking amazingly impressive it is that Sam is even able to grasp the concept of standing up for himself? (Untitled)] by waterbird13 (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206225507/http://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/81933129400/no-but-ive-been-thinking-about-this-since-last archive link]
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*When Jumping the Shark, Please Wear Sam!Goggles by soul-whisperer-sam (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170207135259/http://soul-whisperer-sam.tumblr.com/post/87222675348/when-jumping-the-shark-please-wear-samgoggles archive link]
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*[https://spnmonster.tumblr.com/post/92148250534/after-you-looked-for-me-did-you-look-for-me-sam The non-agreement] by spnmonster (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206045526/http://spnmonster.tumblr.com/post/92148250534/after-you-looked-for-me-did-you-look-for-me-sam archive link]
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*[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/96217758104 Untitled meta on Sam in the s7/s8 hiatus] by rainbofiction (August 2014); [http://archive.today/eCRSL archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/95717617430/cloaked-and-clothed-sam-winchester-and-clothing Cloaked and Clothed: Sam Winchester and Clothing in Seasons 1-3] by lookatthesefreakinghipsters (August 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204023029/http://lookatthesefreakinghipsters.tumblr.com/post/95246127519/cloaked-and-clothed-sam-winchester-and-clothing archive link]
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*Carver Era Sam by rainbofiction
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**[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/96217758104 Prologue], [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904011824/http://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/96217758104 archive link] (August 2014)
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**[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/100689786919 Part 1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904011721/http://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/100689786919 archive link] (October 2014)
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**[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/100859946759 Part 2], [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904011658/http://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/100859946759 archive link] (October 2014)
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**[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/101696877519 Part 3], [https://web.archive.org/web/20190721010957/https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/101696877519 archive link] (November 2014)
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**[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/102027641584 Part 4], [https://web.archive.org/web/20190721011811/https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/102027641584 archive link] (November 2014)
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*[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/105217121434 Let’s Talk About Sam’s Childhood?] by rainbofiction (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903211548/http://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/105217121434 archive link]
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*[https://laugh-while-crying.tumblr.com/post/104181326962 Sam Winchester and Control] by laugh-while-crying (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903204831/http://laugh-while-crying.tumblr.com/post/104181326962 archive link]
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*[https://foolscapper.tumblr.com/post/104218524459/random-thoughts-on-sam-and-clowns Random thoughts on Sam and Clowns] by foolscapper (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903205046/http://foolscapper.tumblr.com/post/104218524459/random-thoughts-on-sam-and-clowns archive link]
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*[https://themegalosaurus.tumblr.com/post/111817356958/help-okay-im-a-dean-girl-through-and-through "What are Sam's distinctive traits? Why isn't he just a foil for Dean?"] by themegalosaurus (February 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150226192656/http://themegalosaurus.tumblr.com:80/post/111817356958/help-okay-im-a-dean-girl-through-and-through archive link]
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**"[https://web.archive.org/web/20190525231036/https://heavenlysams.tumblr.com/post/111814622879/my-bloody-valentine-5x14 he's able to keep it together sufficiently to refuse Famine's secondary temptation (a whole bonanza of demons) and save the day]."
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*[https://foolscapper.tumblr.com/post/110226705474/hi-ashlee-its-me-elianna-from-the-rabbit-video Sam and Food (Untitled)] by foolscapper (February 2015); [http://archive.today/nhsrk archive link]
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*[https://chuckwinchester.tumblr.com/post/112361243403/oh-yeah-i-said-id-write-this-meta-after-1014 Sam's "hobbies"] by chuckwinchester (February 2015); [http://archive.today/JCyxS archive link]
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*Sam’s view as receiver of the story versus Dean’s view as both receiver and adapter by larinah (February 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206033917/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/110555218347/sams-view-as-receiver-of-the-story-versus-deans archive link]
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*[https://yaelstiel.tumblr.com/post/112523249143/i-guess-im-sledgehammeranon-lol-but-my-point Sam is more reserved, there is simply nothing to really show you because it’s all goes inside him (Untitled)] by yaelstiel (March 2015); [http://archive.today/XJ7wY archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/126891795870/about-the-cindy-girl-all-these-years-ive-thought Sam killed Cindy and it's never mentioned again] by elizabethrobertajones, mrsbluebertgreggleson, iwatchthepie (April 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193818/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/126891795870/about-the-cindy-girl-all-these-years-ive-thought archive link]
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*[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/122862187904 Sam stopped making connections because between Lucifer and Dean how can he] by osointricate, rainbofiction (June 2015); [http://archive.today/CiQ5D archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/122839239190/nerdylittleshit-themegalosaurus Sam and personal possessions] by faithsammy, themegalosaurus, nerdylittleshit (June 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193818/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/122839239190/nerdylittleshit-themegalosaurus archive link]
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*[https://samimsorrydeactivated.tumblr.com/post/122967220351/sam-winchester-and-chronic-pain Sam Winchester and Chronic Pain] by samimsorry (July 2015); [http://archive.today/7bTDC archive link]
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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]
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*[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]
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*[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]
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*[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://semirahrose.tumblr.com/post/156467751758/id-love-to-hear-your-thoughts-on-sams thoughts on sam’s relationship with food (untitled)] by semirahrose (January 2017); [http://archive.today/MxssK archive link]
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*[https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/160765449473/god-appointed-him-dean-to-look-after-the-earth the "and Sam" line now genuinely bothers me on Sam’s behalf that God treated him as an afterthought to Dean (untitled)] by elizabethrobertajones (May 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227101916/https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/160765449473/god-appointed-him-dean-to-look-after-the-earth archive link]
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*[https://missjackil.tumblr.com/post/165612536802/the-development-of-sams-quests The Development of Sam’s Quests] by missjackil (September 2017); [http://archive.today/GCZPM archive link]
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*[https://missjackil.tumblr.com/post/167743676887/sam-winchester-the-reluctant-hero Sam Winchester: The Reluctant Hero] by missjackil (November 2017); [http://archive.today/LQiTf archive link]
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*[https://idontneedasymbol.tumblr.com/post/171249598011/sam-hunting Sam & Hunting] by idontneedasymbol (February 2018); [http://archive.today/4PB0Y archive link]
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*[https://teamfreewillbettertogether.tumblr.com/post/170509714291/71-72-11-promo-1102-1311-bonus-gif-612 Sam and Torture] (February 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190516025726/https://teamfreewillbettertogether.tumblr.com/post/170509714291/71-72-11-promo-1102-1311-bonus-gif-612 archive link]
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*[https://obsessionisaperfume.tumblr.com/post/170424461467/im-still-feeling-things-about-that-conversation I’m still Feeling Things about that conversation between Rowena and Sam (Untitled)] by obsessionisaperfume (February 2018); [http://archive.today/ZEQJM archive link]
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*Lost Childhood with Scoobynatural: [https://teamfreewillbettertogether.tumblr.com/post/172604004461/lost-childhood-within-scoobynatural-part-2-sam Part 2 Sam] by teamfreewillbettertogether (April 2018); [http://archive.today/2CAu8 archive link]
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*[https://tasteslikemolecules.tumblr.com/post/188467937084/veryslowreader-the-drama-of-the-gifted Untitled thoughts about Sam and Jack in 13.03] by veryslowreader, tasteslikemolecules (October 2019); [http://archive.today/Fe7r6 archive link]
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==='''[[John Winchester]]'''===
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*For s1 and s2 meta: [[SPN Heavy Meta]] and [[Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot]]
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/7244.html Supernatural University: Father (Doesn't Always) Know Best] by bardicvoice (January 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20120308085558/https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/7244.html archive link]
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/2328.html Supernatural University: Focus on the Mission -- Lessons from John Winchester] by bardicvoice (July 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20120308074212/https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/2328.html archive link]
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*[https://impulsiveanswer.livejournal.com/1785.html John and great vs. good] by impulsiveanswer (March 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200405005847/https://impulsiveanswer.livejournal.com/1785.html archive link]
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*[https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/248910.html "Our Dad's a Hero" - John Winchester's Digression from the Champion to the Adversary] by kinda_tempted (July 2009); [http://archive.today/sSFCj archive link]
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*[https://hearseeno.livejournal.com/10985.html Changed Men: Nicholas, Bobby and John] by hearseeno (September 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.01.29-232147/https://hearseeno.livejournal.com/10985.html archive link]
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*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/504947.html “I didn’t deserve what he put on me” : the whitewashing of John Winchester and the celebration of family dysfunction as heroic in “In the Hunt”] by amonitrate* (March 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180901154135/https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/504947.html archive link]
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**"[https://books.google.com/books?id=bhxdnszFWL4C&lpg=PA77&pg=PA97#v=onepage&q&f=false A Powerful Need : heroism, Winchester style]" by Sheryl A. Rakowski; "[https://books.google.com/books?id=UOXbKfBvGc4C&lpg=PT1&dq=%22We&pg=PT112#v=onepage&q&f=false We've Got Work to Do : Sacrifice, heroism, and Sam and Dean Winchester]” by Amy Garvey; [https://web.archive.org/web/20100101064350/http://www.smartpopbooks.com:80/essay/full/25 We're Not Exactly the Bradys]" by Tanya Huff
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81052508434/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); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043724/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81052508434/s1-demonic-timeline-or-why-john-did-not-force-sam-and archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81050954066/whats-up-john-winchester-character-parallels Character parallels between Linda Tran and John Winchester] by lookatthesefreakinghipsters, subjecttochange8 (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193806/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81050954066/whats-up-john-winchester-character-parallels-between archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81052240064/john-winchester-a-study-in-character John Winchester, A Study in Character] by castopsdeanbottoms (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043724/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81052240064/john-winchester-a-study-in-character archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81052352146/a-bum-rap-around-every-turn-standing-up-for "A bum rap around every turn": Standing up for John Winchester] by quarterclever, safiyabat (June 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043724/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81052352146/a-bum-rap-around-every-turn-standing-up-for-john archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98437914390/waterbird13-somewhat-wank-ified-opinion-here Sam did NOT have an awesome childhood] by waterbird13 (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043724/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98437914390/waterbird13-somewhat-wank-ified-opinion-here archive link]
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*[https://not-the-very-button.tumblr.com/post/67542797949/giving-up-the-ghost-sam-and-deans-relationship Giving Up The Ghost: Sam and Dean’s Relationship in The Context of 9x07 “Bad Boys”] by not-the-very-button (November 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901164750/http://not-the-very-button.tumblr.com/post/67542797949/giving-up-the-ghost-sam-and-deans-relationship archive link]
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*[https://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/73584147237/burning-john-winchesters-bones Burning John Winchester’s Bones] by susurrantpetrichor (January 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901214040/http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/73584147237/burning-john-winchesters-bones archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/80336337231/the-story-became-the-story-johns-control-in "The Story Became the Story": John’s Control & Dean’s Tragedy] by lookatthesefreakinghipsters, subjecttochange8 (January 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193809/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/80336337231/the-story-became-the-story-johns-control-in-9x07 archive link]
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*[https://yaelstiel.tumblr.com/post/81293251578/deans-daddy-issues-mirroring-forgivness-and Dean’s Daddy Issues, Mirroring, Forgiveness and Growth] by yaelstiel (March 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181212012238/http://yaelstiel.tumblr.com/post/81293251578/deans-daddy-issues-mirroring-forgivness-and archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/90083237580/yaelstiel-twice-john-winchester-knew-he-was Twice John Winchester knew he was leaving his boys for good (re Sam)] by yaelstiel (June 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043724/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/90083237580/yaelstiel-twice-john-winchester-knew-he-was archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/91363860382/i-thought-you-were-mr-boy-scout-how-the-real “I thought you were Mr. Boy Scout” - How the real people behind Dean’s movie heroes fall short in comparison to fiction, and what that might imply in his relationship with John and maybe even himself.] by larinah (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903151105/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/91363860382/i-thought-you-were-mr-boy-scout-how-the-real archive link]
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*[https://apaladinagain.tumblr.com/post/91378907111/abusive-behaviors-in-s1e20-dead-mans-blood Abusive Behaviors in S1E20 Dead Man’s Blood] by apaladinagain (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190127160906/https://apaladinagain.tumblr.com/post/91378907111/abusive-behaviors-in-s1e20-dead-mans-blood archive link]
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*[https://ohgodnotthisperson.tumblr.com/post/91384588526/john-winchester-the-dursleys-and-abuse John Winchester, The Dursleys, and Abuse] by ohgodnotthisperson (July 2014): [https://web.archive.org/web/20150527191701/http://ohgodnotthisperson.tumblr.com/post/91384588526/john-winchester-the-dursleys-and-abuse archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98590089870/nekosmuse-deathbycoldopen-twistedsardonic John was probably using them as bait] by nekosmuse, twistedsardonic, deathbycoldopen (September 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043724/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98590089870/nekosmuse-deathbycoldopen-twistedsardonic archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/103266887845/oh-my-god-okay-but-can-we-talk-about-the-effects the effects of John's abuse on Dean actually being recognized and mentioned in canon [November 2014] by alovelikecas, crossroadscastiel (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193812/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/103266887845/oh-my-god-okay-but-can-we-talk-about-the-effects-of archive link]
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*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/104890195597/the-parents-we-havent-left-behind The Parents We (haven’t) Left Behind] by deathbycoldopen (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903211405/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/104890195597/the-parents-we-havent-left-behind archive link]
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*[https://hekate1308.tumblr.com/post/108612963742/dean-winchester-and-parental-figures-in-7x14 Dean Winchester and Parental Figures in 7x14, “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie”] by hekate1308 (January 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206034201/http://hekate1308.tumblr.com/post/108612963742/dean-winchester-and-parental-figures-in-7x14 archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/110781665602/larinah-larinah-so-i-just-started-watching Semper Fi….Dean’s conflicting feelings of loyalty and grief and resentment to John reflected in driving his car to honor his memory] by larinah (February 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903162529/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/110781665602/larinah-larinah-so-i-just-started-watching archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/118182955210/there-are-two-things-i-believe-without-a-doubt John really didn't do the best he could] by thevioletcaptain (March 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043724/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/118182955210/there-are-two-things-i-believe-without-a-doubt archive link]
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*[https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/132236207279/11x04-and-john-winchesters-ghost 11x04 and John Winchester’s Ghost] by drsilverfish (October 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190127044839/http://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/132236207279/11x04-and-john-winchesters-ghost archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/130507559675/obsessionisaperfume-landofexpectations Henry commenting on Sam being like John] by yourdarlinglittlesammy, landofexpectations, obsessionisaperfume (October 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193806/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/130507559675/obsessionisaperfume-landofexpectations archive link]</div>
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==='''The Winchesters'''===
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*For s1 and s2 meta: [[SPN Heavy Meta]] and [[Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot]]
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*[http://angstslashhope.livejournal.com/984889.html You're not my brother: Insights into the boys' relationship through Skin and Asylum] by angstslashhope (April 2006); [http://archive.today/3a8US archive link]
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*[https://marinarusalka.livejournal.com/267446.html Sam, Dean and the non-hunting life] by marinarusalka (September 2006); [http://archive.today/xuZ62 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]
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*[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]
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*[https://zazreil.livejournal.com/10534.html Supernatural Face Time Meta] by zazreil (May 2008); [http://archive.today/Lu3oA archive link]
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*[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://hagar-972.livejournal.com/765875.html Life and Love: Morality Under War in Supernatural] by hagar-972 (June 2008); [http://archive.today/M8Exf archive link 1]; [http://archive.today/XZmm4 archive link 2]
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*[https://hagar-972.livejournal.com/868723.html Trauma and Post Trauma in Supernatural: an essay and a half, plus intro] by hagar-972 (September 2008); [http://archive.today/dNwOc archive link 1]; [http://archive.today/HJY3X archive link 2]
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*[https://failing-light.livejournal.com/115636.html Sam's Destiny and Dean’s Choices] by failing_light (October 2008); [http://archive.today/w77Or archive link]
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*[https://redrikki.livejournal.com/49919.html Smith & Wesson: Weapons & Tools] by redrikki (March 2009); [http://archive.today/vFu9T archive link]
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*[https://i-speak-tongue.livejournal.com/36784.html The Roles People Play] by i-speak-tongue (April 2009); [http://archive.today/AOM2c archive link]
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*[https://weesta.livejournal.com/750194.html Repeated language] by weesta (May 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-033554/https://weesta.livejournal.com/750194.html archive link]
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*[https://hearseeno.livejournal.com/5712.html Mirror Mirror on the Wall] by hearseeno (15 parts, Feb-May 2009); [http://archive.today/nNi6t archive link]
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*[https://eilonwy.livejournal.com/1628976.html Dean's Culpability & Sam’s Morality] by eilonwy (June 2009); [http://archive.today/D7va8 archive link]
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*[https://zimshan.livejournal.com/196706.html 'How to End the World': Sharing Blame & Responsibilities in the context of Choice & Free Will] by zimshan (September 2009); [http://archive.today/RGsgQ archive link]
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*[https://ginzai.livejournal.com/83019.html On personality responsibility and culpability] by ginzai (September 2009); [http://archive.today/TzLyp archive link]
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*[https://destina.livejournal.com/488098.html Thinky thoughts brought on by 5x01: vessels, and shared responsibility] by destina (September 2009); [http://archive.today/HltId archive link]
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*[http://vichan.livejournal.com/357116.html Sam and Dean and Me: codependence in Supernatural] by vichan (September 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.01.03-044600/https://vichan.livejournal.com/357116.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]
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**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]
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*[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]
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*[https://sistermagpie.livejournal.com/190351.html Happy memories and heaven] by sistermagpie (April 2010); [http://archive.today/zHFo2 archive link]
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*[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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*Noone, Kristin. 2010. "What are little ghouls made of? The Supernatural family, fandom, and the problem of Adam." ''Transformative Works and Cultures'', no. 4. [https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2010.0136 https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2010.0136].
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*[https://drunkenwords-blog.tumblr.com/post/3681733237/the-amulet-you-protect-me-now-my-take-on-the Speculation on what the Amulet means] by drunkenwords (March 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190518204935/https://drunkenwords-blog.tumblr.com/post/3681733237/the-amulet-you-protect-me-now-my-take-on-the archive link]
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*[https://days-of-dust.tumblr.com/post/8628318566/a-little-psychological-perspective-on-the-season-7 A little psychological perspective on the season 7 nonsense we've been hearing] by leinthalexander (August 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190518204801/https://days-of-dust.tumblr.com/post/8628318566/a-little-psychological-perspective-on-the-season-7 archive link]
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*[https://sargraf.livejournal.com/189345.html a little (long) post about TFW and its "Gaze"] by sargraf (April 2012); [http://archive.today/JH135 archive link]
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*[https://purplehrdwonder.livejournal.com/25787.html The Humanity of the Winchesters: Sam, Dean, and the Superhuman Bond between Brothers] by purplehrdwonder (August 2012);  [https://web.archive.org/web/20190627023410/https://purplehrdwonder.livejournal.com/25787.html archive link]
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*[https://ash48.livejournal.com/282505.html Daily Burst: Greatest Hits (8.06 Southern Comfort)] by ash48 (November 2012); [http://archive.today/Hz2C9 archive link]
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*Playing with perception: Sam and dean in Season 8 by metamorphic rocks (December 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20121225052546/http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/archive-articles/59-the-family/17580-supernatural-season-eight-and-playing-with-perception-the-insight-of-sam-and-dean.html archive link]
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*[https://deanwinchestersheart.tumblr.com/post/40865351260/an-opinion-about-810s-ending An opinion about 8.10's ending] by deanwinchestersheart (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223144524/https://deanwinchestersheart.tumblr.com/post/40865351260/an-opinion-about-810s-ending archive link]
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*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/42223642566/broken-family-shattered-self-my-favorite-things Broken Family, Shattered Self (My Favorite Things: Supernatural Edition)] by deathbycoldopen (February 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20130513005356/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/42223642566/broken-family-shattered-self-my-favorite-things archive link]
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*[https://orintwos.tumblr.com/post/42048631729/with-all-the-nonsense-coming-from-that-singer Codependency and Counterdependency in the Winchesters] by orintwos (February 2013); [http://archive.today/3R52t archive link]
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*[https://snowwhitestitching.tumblr.com/post/46602355166/posting-by-request-i-decided-to-look-up-quotes Dean and Sam, Martyr and Messiah] by snowwhitestitching (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200204023339/https://snowwhitestitching.tumblr.com/post/46602355166/posting-by-request-i-decided-to-look-up-quotes archive link]
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*The Winchester Brothers on failure vs. quitting by quarterclever (May 2013)
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**[https://quarterclever.tumblr.com/post/50687433626/the-winchester-brothers-on-failure-vs-quitting Part 1, Sam]; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828050500/http://quarterclever.tumblr.com/post/50687433626/the-winchester-brothers-on-failure-vs-quitting archive link]
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**[https://quarterclever.tumblr.com/post/51539952104/the-winchester-brothers-on-failure-vs-quitting Part 2, Dean]; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828050429/http://quarterclever.tumblr.com/post/51539952104/the-winchester-brothers-on-failure-vs-quitting archive link]
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*WHAT THE AMULET IS, IS THE SYMBOL OF RESPONSIBILITY, TRUST AND FAITH, SWINDLED IN THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TEAM FREE WILL [May 2013] by mishasminions (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207044736/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98438597750/let-me-explain-to-you-how-the-amulet-works archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/52313980031/sam-sammy-and-dean Sam, Sammy, and Dean] by safiyabat (June 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828050636/http://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/52313980031/sam-sammy-and-dean archive link]
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*[https://heaven-is-my-hell.tumblr.com/post/56105231886/the-progression-of-sam-and-dean-winchester The Progression of Sam and Dean Winchester] by heaven-is-my-hell (July 2013); [http://archive.today/6Kxox 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]
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*[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]
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*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/]
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*[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://morganlucas41.livejournal.com/15795.html Sam/Dean in 9x13: Contextualizing the brothers' current issues] by morganlucas41 (February 2014); [http://archive.today/YTb2h archive link]
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*Dot's Ramblings. 2014. [https://dotramblings.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/if-you-want-to-be-brothers-sam-and-dean-in-supernatural-9-12/ If You Want To Be Brothers: Sam and Dean in Supernatural 9.12]. ''Dot's Ramblings'', February 1; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901231721/https://dotramblings.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/if-you-want-to-be-brothers-sam-and-dean-in-supernatural-9-12/ archive link]
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*Exorcising Emily. 2014. [https://thegeekiary.com/supernatural-resolution-or-idealization-of-winchester-codependence/6335 Supernatural: Resolution or Idealization of Winchester Codependency]. ''The Geekiary'', February 2; [http://web.archive.org/web/20140202165939/http://thegeekiary.com/supernatural-resolution-or-idealization-of-winchester-codependence/6335 archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/75833049470/getting-to-be-brothers-again Getting to Be Brothers Again] by safiyabat (February 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180902000257/http://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/75833049470/getting-to-be-brothers-again archive link]
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*[https://queernatural.tumblr.com/post/78096526134/sam-9x14-the-storm-off Sam & 9x14 - The Storm Off] by queernatural (February 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180902165042/http://queernatural.tumblr.com/post/78096526134/sam-9x14-the-storm-off archive link]
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*[https://podalecki.tumblr.com/post/75713998383/you-didnt-save-me-for-me-you-did-it-for-you "You didn't save me for me. You did it for you." (An explanation)] by podalecki (February 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20170215024620/http://podalecki.tumblr.com/post/75713998383/you-didnt-save-me-for-me-you-did-it-for-you archive link]
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*[https://mixgoldenphoenixarchive-blog.tumblr.com/post/83888464377/is-it-just-me-or-is-supernatural-actually-a-show Supernatural is actually a show about toxic family relationships] by mixgoldenphoenix (April 2014); [http://archive.today/c1byl 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]
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*[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]
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*[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]
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*[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://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/102449221114/some-thoughts-about-the-new-samulet-in-comparison Some Thoughts About the New Samulet in Comparison to the Old One] by androbeaurepaire (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904020220/http://androbeaurepaire.tumblr.com/post/102449221114/some-thoughts-about-the-new-samulet-in-comparison archive link]
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*[https://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/102518784116/10x05-fan-fiction-i-cant-carry-your-burden "I Can’t Carry Your Burden, But I Can Carry You" or "How the Samulet Became A Symbol for Maturity"] by dustydreamsanddirtyscars (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904015803/http://dustydreamsanddirtyscars.tumblr.com/post/102518784116/10x05-fan-fiction-i-cant-carry-your-burden archive link]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/117209330886/it-cant-rain-all-the-damn-time It Can't Rain All the Damn Time] by defilerwyrm (April 2015); [http://archive.today/uBCoI 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]
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*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]
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*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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==='''[[Castiel]]'''===
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*[https://dodger-winslow.livejournal.com/165770.html SPN Castiel Meta: Thinky Thoughts Gone Wild] by dodger-winslow (October 2008); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200419023604/https://dodger-winslow.livejournal.com/165770.html archive link]
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*[https://karenmiller.livejournal.com/163713.html Angel Dancing -- meta on the final scene of episode 4.16: On the Head of a Pin] by karenmiller (March 2009); [http://archive.today/CqtmC archive link]
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*[https://karenmiller.livejournal.com/177879.html A Boy and his Angel . . .] by karenmiller (May 2009); [http://web.archive.org/web/20090615195817/https://karenmiller.livejournal.com/177879.html archive link]
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*Spedding, Amanda. 2009. Castiel: An Angel in the Trenches. Innsmouth Free Press, September 9; [https://web.archive.org/web/20110102121817/http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/?p=1732 archive link]
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*[https://darksilvercat.livejournal.com/31674.html Where Do Castiel's Loyalties Lie?] by darksilvercat (October 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-045525/https://darksilvercat.livejournal.com/31674.html archive link]
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*[https://schmevil.livejournal.com/224513.html some niggling questions about angels in Supernatural, and Castiel in particular] by schmevil (October 2009); [http://archive.today/Ff3Nn archive link]
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*[http://sistermagpie.livejournal.com/185303.html Dicks with Wings (Castiel character meta)] by sistermagpie (October 2009); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-045310/https://sistermagpie.livejournal.com/185303.html archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/515923.html The Evolution of Castiel's Humanity] by missyjack (January 2010); [http://web.archive.org/web/20100107085622/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/515923.html archive link]
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*The darkest hour by saucery (May 2011); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-044931/https://saucery.livejournal.com/14078.html archive link]
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*[https://quillswift.tumblr.com/post/11943904293/i-think-what-gets-me-most-about-these-interviews TPTB deal with Castiel as a weapon...Fans have accepted him as a beloved character (Untitled)] by yeswecas, heart4hawkeye, quillswift  (October 2011); [http://archive.today/VJdIf archive link]
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*[https://morganlucas41.livejournal.com/11243.html Thoughts on Cas at the end of S6] by morganlucas41 (March 2012); [http://archive.today/WiQ6C archive link]
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*[https://ihavealittlefeminism.tumblr.com/post/22470438325/supernaturals-depiction-of-castiels-mental Supernatural’s depiction of Castiel’s mental health condition in Reading is Fundamental] by ihavealittlefeminism (May 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180830034821/http://ihavealittlefeminism.tumblr.com/post/22470438325/supernaturals-depiction-of-castiels-mental archive link]
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*[https://jimmynovaks-archive.tumblr.com/post/26860380719/castiel-and-the-symbol-of-the-bee castiel and the symbolism of the bee [July 2012] by jimmynovaks (July 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190525211804/https://jimmynovaks-archive.tumblr.com/post/26860380719/castiel-and-the-symbol-of-the-bee archive link]
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*[https://lifeinabox66.tumblr.com/post/35589473472/on-castiel-identity-and-metrical-analysis On Castiel, Identity and Metrical Analysis] by lifeinabox66 (November 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20151031144727/http://lifeinabox66.tumblr.com/post/35589473472/on-castiel-identity-and-metrical-analysis archive link]
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*[https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/142632219489/foolmeetwice-flutiebear-novakian-you untitled commentary on cas and television and wavelengths/light] by novakian, flutiebear, foolmetwice (n.d.); [http://archive.today/Ryhdp archive link]
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*[https://martivist.tumblr.com/post/36343303458/castiel-vs-the-idiot-box Castiel vs. the Idiot Box] by martivist (November 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200412014404/https://martivist.tumblr.com/post/36343303458/castiel-vs-the-idiot-box archive link]
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*[https://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/39490124612 an eternal tuesday afternoon: the symbolism of Castiel’s favored heaven] by outpastthemoat (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181205030956/http://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/39490124612 archive link]
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*[https://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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*[https://subjecttochange8.tumblr.com/post/42460597231/in-the-beginning-he-was-really-splendid-castiel “In the Beginning He Was Really Splendid" -- Castiel as Toy] by subjecttochange8 (February 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901164823/http://subjecttochange8.tumblr.com/post/42460597231/in-the-beginning-he-was-really-splendid-castiel archive link]
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*Second Star to the Right, and Straight on Till Endgame: Castiel as Peter Pan, and What That Means for His Fall by sarasarai (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20130430003904/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/48582934811/second-star-to-the-right-and-straight-on-till-endgame archive link]
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*Ayres, Bran Lindy. 2013. [https://branlindyayres.com/2013/05/15/ill-see-your-agenda-and-raise-you-an-angel/ I'll See Your Agenda and Raise You an Angel]. ''Bran Lindy Ayres'', May 15; [http://archive.today/H7nHf archive link]
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*[https://daughter-of-a-badass-blog.tumblr.com/post/54134000574/the-path-to-becoming-human The Path To Becoming Human] by daughter-of-a-badass (June 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180829021131/http://daughter-of-a-badass-blog.tumblr.com/post/54134000574/the-path-to-becoming-human archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/107093348255/proportion-how-your-eyes-trick-you-into-thinking Proportion: How your eyes trick you into thinking Cas is shorter and thinner than he actually is] by mischeviousart (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193818/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/107093348255/proportion-how-your-eyes-trick-you-into-thinking archive link]
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/88828.html Demonstration Angel] by bardicvoice (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190811203633/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/88828.html archive link]
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*[https://whatwouldcaptainamericado.tumblr.com/post/57396185561/no-gosh-id-love-to-answer-i-just-hope-i-can-find On Castiel's recurring symbolic connection to water] by whatwouldcaptainamericado (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180830002351/http://whatwouldcaptainamericado.tumblr.com/post/57396185561/no-gosh-id-love-to-answer-i-just-hope-i-can-find archive link]
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*[https://pocketsized-prophet.tumblr.com/post/61614902729/im-sorry-but-youre-wrong-dean-doesnt-need A categorical refutation of Cas being a "tool"] by pocketsized-prophet (September 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180831030729/http://pocketsized-prophet.tumblr.com/post/61614902729/im-sorry-but-youre-wrong-dean-doesnt-need archive link]
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*[https://subjecttochange8.tumblr.com/post/63613074000/follow-the-stream-cas-and-water-since-season "Follow the Stream" -- Cas and Water Since Season 6] by subjecttochange8 (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180830001637/http://subjecttochange8.tumblr.com/post/63613074000/follow-the-stream-cas-and-water-since-season archive link]
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*[https://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/65408995678/in-which-the-winchesters-are-humanist-messiahs-and In which the Winchesters are humanist messiahs and Castiel is worth more than many sparrows] by susurrantpetrichor (October 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901152204/http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/65408995678/in-which-the-winchesters-are-humanist-messiahs-and archive link]
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*[https://feandra.tumblr.com/post/75182952418/hi-from-a-scientific-perspective-i-was An attempt at a neuroscientific examination of Castiel’s human experience and why it changed him] by feandra (January 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170213092220/http://feandra.tumblr.com/post/75182952418/hi-from-a-scientific-perspective-i-was archive link]
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*[https://beespatellas.tumblr.com/post/77987374354/when-i-fell-i-thought-i-had-no-choice-but Castiel as the reluctant messiah] by beespatellas [thussaithcastiel] (February 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180902163110/http://beespatellas.tumblr.com/post/77987374354/when-i-fell-i-thought-i-had-no-choice-but archive link]
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*[https://thevioletcaptain.tumblr.com/post/80168235242/the-route-of-flowers-symbolism-and-castiel The Route of Flowers: Symbolism and Castiel] by thevioletcaptain (March 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193818/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/99694923630/the-route-of-flowers-symbolism-and-castiel archive link]
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*Dot R. 2014. [https://thegeekiary.com/im-nothing-castiel-in-supernatural-9x14-and-his-road-so-far/7638 “I’m Nothing”: Castiel in Supernatural 9×14, and His Road So Far]. The Geekiary, March 4; [http://web.archive.org/web/20140305035130/http://thegeekiary.com/im-nothing-castiel-in-supernatural-9x14-and-his-road-so-far/7638 archive link]
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*[https://cuddleslutloki.tumblr.com/post/82116804246 Untitled meta on BAMF!Cas in 4.20] by cuddleslutloki (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206231949/http://cuddleslutloki.tumblr.com/post/82116804246 archive link]
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*[https://venusdebotticelli.tumblr.com/post/98823933356/hi-i-was-wondering-if-you-could-elaborate-on-the symbolism of cas breaking televisions (untitled)] by venusdebotticelli (September 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190629013536/https://venusdebotticelli.tumblr.com/post/98823933356/hi-i-was-wondering-if-you-could-elaborate-on-the archive link]
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*[https://floatingaboveclouds.tumblr.com/post/100097338173/cas-trench-coat-meta Cas’ Trench Coat Meta] by floatingaboveclouds (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903183230/http://floatingaboveclouds.tumblr.com/post/100097338173/cas-trench-coat-meta archive link]
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**[https://floatingaboveclouds.tumblr.com/post/189276915208/cas-trench-coat-meta-4x01-edition Cas' Trench Coat Meta - 4x01 edition] by floatingaboveclouds (November 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20191128211809/https://floatingaboveclouds.tumblr.com/post/189276915208/cas-trench-coat-meta-4x01-edition archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/174042179723/larinah-cas-what-are-you-fishing-for A lot of fish, fishing poles, bait, and talk of fishing so far this season (Untitled)] by larinah (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190525143521/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/174042179723/larinah-cas-what-are-you-fishing-for archive link]
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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]
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*[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]
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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]
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*[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]
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*[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://iwatchthepie.tumblr.com/post/133018668222/so-all-week-ive-been-seeing-posts-about-whatll tl;dr: The idea of Cas watching The Wire makes me deeply sad] by iwatchthepie (November 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190629024244/https://iwatchthepie.tumblr.com/post/133018668222/so-all-week-ive-been-seeing-posts-about-whatll archive link]
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*[https://compassionatedragon.tumblr.com/post/133156357510/castielslight-i-just-watched-spn-and-i-feel untitled commentary on cas, depression, and television 11.06] by castielslight, compassionatedragon (November 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160701031250/https://compassionatedragon.tumblr.com/post/133156357510/castielslight-i-just-watched-spn-and-i-feel archive link]
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*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/142389059237/what-do-u-suppose-lucifer-did-to-cas-to-make-him I think that Cas + television in general is a good thematic indication of his depression, tbh (Untitled)] by persephoneshadow, deathbycoldopen (April 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190629015756/https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/142389059237/what-do-u-suppose-lucifer-did-to-cas-to-make-him archive link]
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*[https://cloudatlascas.tumblr.com/post/149648536189/whitmerule-mistletease-neraiutsuze-the untitled commentary on parallels between 7.03 and 11.06] by callmebiless, neraiutsuze, cloudatlascas (August 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190629015235/https://cloudatlascas.tumblr.com/post/149648536189/whitmerule-mistletease-neraiutsuze-the archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/157408365705/cas-symbolic-association-with-fish-in-s12 Cas' Symbolic Association with Fish in s12] by winchester-reloaded, mittensmorgul (February 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180522193232/http://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/157408365705/cas-symbolic-association-with-fish-in-s12 archive link]
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*[https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/157440143897/a-fish-out-of-water-not-necessarily-a-bad-thing A fish out of water - not necessarily a bad thing] by postmodernmulticoloredcloak (February 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190606030119/https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/157440143897/a-fish-out-of-water-not-necessarily-a-bad-thing archive link]
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*[https://nox-lee.tumblr.com/post/172425049763/cas-pops-into-scooby-world-and-immediately Cas pops into Scooby world and immediately examines his hands, turning them over...] by nox-lee (March 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190516221247/https://nox-lee.tumblr.com/post/172425049763/cas-pops-into-scooby-world-and-immediately archive link]
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*[https://amwritingmeta.tumblr.com/post/181174935300/14x08-cas-and-his-shadow Cas and his shadow] by amwritingmeta (December 2018); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181231080250/https://amwritingmeta.tumblr.com/post/181174935300/14x08-cas-and-his-shadow archive link]
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*[https://amreadingintothings.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/spn-castiel-angel-or-man/ (SPN) Castiel: Angel or Man?] by Annelie Widholm (February 2020; originally posted March 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200308071243/https://amreadingintothings.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/spn-castiel-angel-or-man/ 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]
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*[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'''===
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*For s1 and s2 meta: [[SPN Heavy Meta]] and [[Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot]]
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*See individual pages on [[Characters]], meta is under "External Links"
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==='''What Makes a Story Work?'''===
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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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'''Genre and Themes'''
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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]
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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]
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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]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/637968.html supernatural noir] by missyjack (September 2010); [http://archive.today/WvnCP archive link]
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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]
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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]
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*[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]
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*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]
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*Season 13 and the thematic road so far… by neven-ebrez
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**[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]
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**[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]
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**[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]
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*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'''===
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*[http://anteka.livejournal.com/75017.html Dean's Emotional State and The Condition of The Impala" (S1)] by anteka (September 2006); [https://web.archive.org/web/20070125201652/http://anteka.livejournal.com/75017.html archive link]
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*[https://raloria.livejournal.com/13483.html A Tribute To The Impala a.k.a. Metallicar] by raloria (December 2006) [https://web.archive.org/web/20170421093535/https://raloria.livejournal.com/13483.html archive link]
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*[http://anteka.livejournal.com/193550.html Dean's Emotional State and The Condition of The Impala" (S2)] by anteka (January 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20070110072353/http://anteka.livejournal.com/193550.html archive link]
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*Wilkinson, Jules. 2009. [https://missyjack.livejournal.com/741530.html Back in black]. ''In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on "Supernatural,"'' ed. Supernatural.tv with Leah Wilson, 197–207. Dallas, TX: BenBella; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160529142404/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/741530.html archive link]
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*George S.A. 2014. A Man and His 1967 Impala: Supernatural, U.S. Car Culture, and the Masculinity of Dean Winchester. In: George S.A., Hansen R.M. (eds) ''Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul''. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
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*Stewart, Mark. 2014. [http://www.flowjournal.org/2014/08/a-black-1967-chevy-impala/ A Black 1967 Chevy Impala: Fan Shibboleths as Cultural Password]. FlowTV 20.2; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170327034043/http://www.flowjournal.org/2014/08/a-black-1967-chevy-impala/ archive link]
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*[https://wingstocarryon.tumblr.com/post/132198922847/the-case-of-baby The Case of Baby] by wingstocarryon (October 2015); [http://archive.today/J5HjT archive link]
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*Knowles, Thomas. 2016. The Automobile as Moving Castle. Ed. Melissa Edmondson. ''The Gothic in Supernatural: Essays on the Television Series''. McFarland Press.
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*[https://durenjtmusings.tumblr.com/post/163817501817/10-baby-facts-for-spn-fic-authors 10 Baby Facts for SPN Fic Authors] by durenjtmusings (August 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190513202232/https://durenjtmusings.tumblr.com/post/163817501817/10-baby-facts-for-spn-fic-authors archive link]
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*[https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/163735042652/impala-meta-masterpost-i-was-bored-so-here Impala Meta Masterpost] by elizabethrobertajones (August 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181231000114/https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/163735042652/impala-meta-masterpost-i-was-bored-so-here archive link]
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*[http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?s=8e5ff79d841463156ac4a8d9c62d00f4&showtopic=3165109 The sociology of Supernatural] - A [[TWOP]] forum to discuss issues of sex, gender and race in Supernatural
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==='''Supernatural & Its Visuals'''===
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See [[Title Card]] for title card metas
  
Famous aca-fan Henry Jenkins has written about [http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/index.php?title=Henry_Jenkins Supernatural].
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[[Essay Collection|Some of us really do watch for the plot]] was published in 2007 through Cafe Press and was the first collection of fan meta on Supernatural.
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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In 2009, Benbella Books published [[In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural]].
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==='''Gender and Sexuality'''===
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'''Gender Performance and Masculinities'''
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*[https://astri13.livejournal.com/16849.html More bark than bite - Dean and Attitude] by astri13 (July 2006); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190704223436/https://astri13.livejournal.com/16849.html archive link]
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*[http://monkeycrackmary.livejournal.com/668294.html Less Campy: comparisons of gender depictions in Buffy and Supernatural] by monkeycrackmary (August 2006); [http://archive.today/2017.01.02-202552/http://sharpest-rose.livejournal.com/668294.html archive link]
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*[http://astri13.livejournal.com/23778.html Manly man in TVLand: Gender in Supernatural] by astri13 (August 2006); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190217202658/https://astri13.livejournal.com/23778.html?view=214498 archive link]
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*Masculinity in Supernatural by lefefuge (August 2006); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190217202658/https://astri13.livejournal.com/23778.html?view=214498#t214498 archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/180150.html Musings on Dean's masculinity] by missyjack (June 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200503021651/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/180150.html archive link]
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*Bruce, Melissa N. 2010. The Impala as negotiator of melodrama and masculinity in Supernatural. In "Saving People, Hunting Things," edited by Catherine Tosenberger, special issue, ''Transformative Works and Cultures'', no. 4. [https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2010.0154 https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2010.0154].
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/647343.html Looking at Dean Winchester: The Gaze In Supernatural] by missyjack (October 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150825200250/http://missyjack.livejournal.com:80/647343.html archive link]
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*[https://thegreatestdragon.tumblr.com/post/15266655297/supernatural-and-homophobia Supernatural and Homophobia] by thegreatestdragon (January 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200428004145/https://thegreatestdragon.tumblr.com/post/15266655297/supernatural-and-homophobia archive link]
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**Related: [https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/113022577115/fuckyeahspnhearourvoice-gifset-about-how actually the show is very homophobic] by various (December 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/113022577115/fuckyeahspnhearourvoice-gifset-about-how archive link]; link rot repair: [https://web.archive.org/web/20190603025651/https://paulsenandzanes.tumblr.com/post/14963309630 [gifset about how "non-homophobic" SPN is]]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616005938/https://subbucky-deactivated.tumblr.com/post/39526563229/yourdarlinglittlesammy-of-course-the-most "I already made that gif set"]
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*a bitch of a term by flutiebear (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207192405/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/91431985915/a-bitch-of-a-term archive link]
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*[https://i-see-light-blog.tumblr.com/post/47211562990/sam-winchester-in-a-traditionally-female-character Sam Winchester in a Traditionally Female Character Role and Why People Don't Like That] by i-see-the-light (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20171120113153/http://i-see-light.tumblr.com:80/post/47211562990/sam-winchester-in-a-traditionally-female-character archive link]
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*Asher-Perrin, Emily. 2013. [https://www.tor.com/2013/05/17/supernaturals-dean-winchester-dismantled-his-own-machismo-and-thats-why-we-love-him/ ''Supernatural’s'' Dean Winchester Dismantled His Own Machismo -- and That’s Why We Love Him] ''Tor'', May 17; [https://web.archive.org/web/20171102003521/https://www.tor.com/2013/05/17/supernaturals-dean-winchester-dismantled-his-own-machismo-and-thats-why-we-love-him/ archive link]
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*[https://nickigrants.tumblr.com/post/58203567683/i-like-that-sam-winchester-is-a-character-who-sort Sam is written as like a female character] by theongreyjoy (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20131106065202/http://theongreyjoy.tumblr.com/post/58203567683/i-like-that-sam-winchester-is-a-character-who-sort archive link]
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*[https://sarisleah.tumblr.com/post/61660269104/really-when-you-think-about-it-is-it-any-wonder "I said, you're pretty" (Untitled)] by sarisleah (September 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180904014505/http://sarisleah.tumblr.com/post/61660269104/really-when-you-think-about-it-is-it-any-wonder archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/973490.html Somewhere over the rainbow: a queer reading of slumber party] by missyjack (November 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20191110020014/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/973490.html archive link]
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*O’Malley, Sheila. 2013. [http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=72302 Breaking Down the Schtick: Jensen Ackles, Physical Comedy, Objectification, Consent, and Other Supernatural Topics Inspired By Three Seconds of Footage]. The Sheila Variations, December 22; [http://web.archive.org/web/20181209231338/http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=72302 archive link]
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*Ain't I Tough Enough: Dean Winchester’s Gender Performance by dorkilybeautiful (June 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204020633/https://dorkilybeautiful.tumblr.com/post/87763188753/aint-i-tough-enough-dean-winchesters-gender archive link]</div>
  
In March 2010, the online journal "Transformative Works and Culture" published a [http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/issue/view/5 special Supernatural issue].
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'''The Wittier Rape<ref>[[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.</ref>'''
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/411989.html Better a Friendly Refusal Than Unwilling Consent: Possession and Sex in Supernatural] by chasingtides (September 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/http://chasingtides.livejournal.com/411989.html archive link]
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/412937.html Meta: Angels and Demons: Thorns and Stings] by chasingtides (September 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20120228091240/http://chasingtides.livejournal.com/412937.html archive link]
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*[https://blubird-pie.livejournal.com/2748.html Swapping Spit and Satin Panties: Sexual Objectification of the Male Characters in Supernatural] by blubird-pie (February 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200501223200/https://blubird-pie.livejournal.com/2748.html archive link]
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*[https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/540562.html Torture and rape in Season 6] by amonitrate (December 2010); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-164234/https://amonitrate.livejournal.com/540562.html archive link]
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*[https://hells-half-acre.livejournal.com/279809.html Male Sexual assault in Supernatural] by hells-half-acre (November 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20121116051019/https://hells-half-acre.livejournal.com/279809.html archive link]
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*[https://mithrilwren.tumblr.com/post/41321239879/sexual-violence-in-supernatural-a-study-regarding Sexual Violence In Supernatural: A Study Regarding Sam and Dean] by mithrilwren [fansofcollisions] (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150721205550/http://fansofcollisions.tumblr.com/post/41321239879/sexual-violence-in-supernatural-a-study-regarding archive link]</div>
  
==Meta Essays==
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'''Women's Work<ref>"woman in the refrigerator, woman as victim, woman as object and woman as tempter," [https://fanlore.org/wiki/Women%27s_Work Women's Work] on Fanlore</ref>'''
This is a selection of meta essays, primarily drawn from LiveJournal.
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*[https://archiveofourown.org/works/719415 Women's Work vid] by luminosity, sisabet (2007); [https://archive.org/details/WomensWork106MB archive link]
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*Micole. 2007. [https://aqueductpress.blogspot.com/2007/08/womens-art-and-womens-work.html Women's Art and “Women's Work”]. ''Ambling Along the Aqueduct'', August 29; [http://web.archive.org/web/20190217210852/https://aqueductpress.blogspot.com/2007/08/womens-art-and-womens-work.html archive link]
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*Something about Mary by spg (January 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20080117074811/http://thehathorlegacy.info/supernatural-theres-something-about-mary/ archive link]
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*[https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/145246.html A feminist take on Supernatural] by fanishliss (February 2008); [http://archive.today/5XoAd archive link]
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*[https://deadbeat-nymph.livejournal.com/15619.html Hell hath no fury like a woman born] by deadbeat_nymph (February 2008); [http://archive.today/g6bao archive link]
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*[https://marinarusalka.livejournal.com/401763.html Women in SPN Season 3 -- a look at the one-shot characters] by marinarusalka (May 2008); [http://archive.today/LPftY archive link]
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*[https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/157259.html Supernatural Gender and Race breakdown for S3] by black_samvara (May 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200507060002/https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/157259.html archive link]
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*[https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/5867.html Meta on 3.2 "The Kids are All Right" (Motherhood and Misogyny)] by fannishliss (June 2008); [http://archive.today/VHhIu archive link]
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*[https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/54379.html Heavy Meta ON 5.17] Warnings: Little squee here. Dr. Fannishliss gets serious about the Language Problem in the recent episode. With love. by fannishliss (April 2010); [http://archive.today/HsoOK archive link]
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*[https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/425753.html Gender bias in Supernatural: the cold hard stats] by ash48 and bythedamned (June 2011); [http://web.archive.org/web/20150829194706/https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/425753.html archive link]
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*[https://ihavealittlefeminism.tumblr.com/post/20726958816/supernaturals-depiction-of-consent-issues-and Supernatural’s depiction of consent issues and rape] by lihavealittlefeminism (April 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190603032619/https://ihavealittlefeminism.tumblr.com/post/20726958816/supernaturals-depiction-of-consent-issues-and archive link]
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*[https://todisturbtheuniverse-archive.tumblr.com/post/49517732068/the-sexualization-of-violence-against-women-in The Sexualization of Violence Against Women in Supernatural] by todisturbtheuniverse (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190405002542/http://todisturbtheuniverse-archive.tumblr.com/post/49517732068/the-sexualization-of-violence-against-women-in]
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*On Media, Fandom, Female Characters, and the Clusterfuck-Combination of All Three (Or: It Sucks to be a Woman on ''Supernatural'' but it’s Hard to Explain Why) by effingdavis (May 2013)
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**[https://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50349343798/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the Part 1]; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180829012746/http://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50349343798/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the archive link 1]
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**[https://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50428188626/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the Part 2]; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180829013200/http://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50428188626/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the archive link 2]
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**[https://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50509280786/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the Part 3]; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180829013341/http://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50509280786/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the archive link 3]
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**[https://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50616216059/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the Part 3]; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180829013458/http://effingdeixis.tumblr.com/post/50616216059/on-media-fandom-female-characters-and-the archive link 4]
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*[https://centrumlumina.tumblr.com/tagged/spn-bechdel-test Supernatural Bechdel test] by centrumlumina (May 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828030547/http://centrumlumina.tumblr.com/tagged/spn-bechdel-test archive link]
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*[https://womeninfiction.tumblr.com/post/64909323539/i-worked-up-some-numbers-re-female-vs-male Some numbers re: female vs male representation among recurring characters] by womeninfiction (October 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180901001017/http://womeninfiction.tumblr.com/post/64909323539/i-worked-up-some-numbers-re-female-vs-male archive link]
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*SPN by the numbers by persephoneshadow (January 2014)
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**([https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/75104175325/spn-by-the-numbers Part 1]); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616195329/https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/75104175325/spn-by-the-numbers archive link]
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**([https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/75200652736/spn-by-the-numbers-part-2 Part 2]); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616195452/https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/75200652736/spn-by-the-numbers-part-2 archive link]
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*[https://undead-feminist-blog.tumblr.com/post/77163905152 Supernatural and Consent: Why Season 9's Writing Team Has No Excuse] by undead-feminist [thatonesnorlax] (February 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200223155828/https://undead-feminist-blog.tumblr.com/post/77163905152 archive link]
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*[https://greekedtext.tumblr.com/post/99386535093/turn-left-spn Turn Left, SPN] by greekedtext (October 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20151215215906/http://greekedtext.tumblr.com/post/99386535093/turn-left-spn archive link]
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*[https://fozmeadows.tumblr.com/post/106021966651/season-of-women-s10-of-supernatural Season of Women: Season 10 of Supernatural] by fozmeadows (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181218125502/https://fozmeadows.tumblr.com/post/106021966651/season-of-women-s10-of-supernatural archive link]
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*[https://livebloggingmydescentintomadness.tumblr.com/post/118492888725/how-was-abaddons-death-sexualized Abaddon's death(s) are sexualized] by livebloggingmydescentintomadness (May 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190612040221/https://livebloggingmydescentintomadness.tumblr.com/post/118492888725/how-was-abaddons-death-sexualized archive link]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/118334444626/did-everyone-just-wake-up-on-the-stupid-side-of Did everyone just wake up on the stupid side of the bed this morning?] by defilerwyrm (May 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150508160358/https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/118334444626/did-everyone-just-wake-up-on-the-stupid-side-of archive link]
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*Exorcising Emily. 2015. "[https://thegeekiary.com/supernatural-a-history-of-violence-against-women-2/24763 Supernatural: A History of Violence against Women.]" The Geekiary, May 26; [https://web.archive.org/web/20150528084246/http://thegeekiary.com/supernatural-a-history-of-violence-against-women-2/24763 archive link]
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*Carroll, Audrey. 2015. “[https://www.popmatters.com/193440-banished-to-oz-the-vanishing-ladies-of-supernatural-2495531773.html Banished to Oz: The Vanishing Ladies of Supernatural].” Popmatters, June 15; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180120035915/https://www.popmatters.com/193440-banished-to-oz-the-vanishing-ladies-of-supernatural-2495531773.html archive link]
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*Lane, Carly. 2015. "[https://www.themarysue.com/supernatural-fridging-comic-con/ Supernatural's Ongoing Fridging Problem Isn't a Laughing Matter.]" The Mary Sue, July 15; [https://web.archive.org/web/20150717164854/http://www.themarysue.com/supernatural-fridging-comic-con archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/138391524735/gillasue345-ailuromatron-gillasue345-i as of 11.10 death stats] by gillasue345 (January 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181208031441/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/138391524735/gillasue345-ailuromatron-gillasue345-i archive link]
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*I considered writing a post about Supernatural ep 12.21, but I've got to head into the office for the day so I'll just share a few thoughts by horrorfemme (May 2017); [http://archive.today/2019.06.16-022931/https://twitter.com/horrorfemme/status/862993898641268736 twitter archive link], [https://web.archive.org/web/20170515135138/http://horrorfemme1138.tumblr.com/post/160588986321/i-was-going-to-write-a-whole-new-post-but-im tumblr archive link]
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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]
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*[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>
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'''Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Sam'''
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*[https://samwinchesterappreciation.tumblr.com/post/70501661723/i-just-read-your-gray-romantic-meta-on-dean-and brief meta on Sam being demiromantic] by mustiep999 [bossydean], bangingpatchouli (December 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181230021001/http://samwinchesterappreciation.tumblr.com/post/70501661723/i-just-read-your-gray-romantic-meta-on-dean-and archive link]
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*[https://backinwyoming.tumblr.com/post/72467469242/whats-your-opinion-on-the-possibility-of Anonymous asked: What's your opinion on the possibility of queer!Sam, as in pansexual, bisexual, or any variation of queer?] by backinwyoming (January 2014); [http://archive.today/t7u22 archive link]
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*[https://samwinchesterappreciation.tumblr.com/post/85038820149/optimisam-see-to-me-this-has-nothing-at-all-to I think this scene is actually just a little indication that Dean knows Sam is not completely uninterested in guys] (Untitled) by lukearnold, optimisam, samwinchesterappreciation (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200429061056/https://samwinchesterappreciation.tumblr.com/post/85038820149/optimisam-see-to-me-this-has-nothing-at-all-to archive link]
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*[https://twinkjaredarchived-blog.tumblr.com/post/70648662727/sam-winchester-and-demisexuality Sam Winchester and Demisexuality] by twinkjaredarchived-blog (December 2013); [https://bottomnoctis.tumblr.com/post/85168293096/sam-winchester-and-demisexuality revised version] by bottomnoctis (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190603003217/https://twinkjaredarchived-blog.tumblr.com/post/70648662727/sam-winchester-and-demisexuality archive link], [https://web.archive.org/web/20190603003259/https://bottomnoctis.tumblr.com/post/85168293096/sam-winchester-and-demisexuality revised version archive link]
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*[https://pocochina.tumblr.com/post/91572542683/im-sorry-i-am-super-dumb-and-often-have-trouble Untitled meta on Sam’s demon blood addiction read as a parallel for the 80s AIDS crisis] by pocochina (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206045547/http://pocochina.tumblr.com/post/91572542683/im-sorry-i-am-super-dumb-and-often-have-trouble archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/91064181738/your-demon-lover-sam-and-brady Your Demon Lover: Sam and Brady] by safiyabat (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190813022216/https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/91064181738/your-demon-lover-sam-and-brady archive link]
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*[https://bananadaiquiri.tumblr.com/post/91090064742/queersam-week-day-1 Queer!Sam Week Day 1: Favorite (potential) Queer!Sam moment(s)] by bananadaiquiri (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190813020025/https://bananadaiquiri.tumblr.com/post/91090064742/queersam-week-day-1 archive link]
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*[https://hunterinabrowncoat.tumblr.com/post/96093651961/bornunderabluemoonbaby-hunterinabrowncoat-i demi!sam makes so much sense and the writers really need to look into it!] by hunterinabrowncoat, bornunderabluemoonbaby; [https://hunterinabrowncoat.tumblr.com/post/96118671031/cassyswinchestergospel-hunterinabrowncoat more] by cassyswinchestergospel (August 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150611103617/https://hunterinabrowncoat.tumblr.com/post/96093651961/bornunderabluemoonbaby-hunterinabrowncoat-i archive link], [https://web.archive.org/web/20191006224737/https://hunterinabrowncoat.tumblr.com/post/96118671031/cassyswinchestergospel-hunterinabrowncoat archive link]
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*[https://kerasines.tumblr.com/post/103315660910/hey-id-like-to-hear-ur-thoughts-on-sam-and Demisexual and queer Sam] by kerasines [kimchesters] (November 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20170828040345/http://kerasines.tumblr.com/post/103315660910/hey-id-like-to-hear-ur-thoughts-on-sam-and archive link]
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*[https://samwinchester.org/post/105239063040/okay-but-seriously-sam-has-never-explicity okay, but seriously, sam has never explicity stated his sexuality. ever. (Untitled)] by transgendersam [subbyjared] (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190813020437/https://samwinchester.org/post/105239063040/okay-but-seriously-sam-has-never-explicity archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/105132715753/hi-about-the-demon-summoning-thing-you-can-no Reply to an ask on Sam + Crossroads Demons] by samwinchesterappreciation, safiyabat (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190813030327/https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/105132715753/hi-about-the-demon-summoning-thing-you-can-not archive link]
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*[https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/105180130243/its-not-just-one-crossroads-demon It’s Not Just One Crossroads Demon] by safiyabat (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190813021950/https://safiyabat.tumblr.com/post/105180130243/its-not-just-one-crossroads-demon archive link]
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*[https://nelliespector.tumblr.com/post/128727059901/sam-has-never-stated-his-own-sexual-orientation bullet point post: #sam is bi #queer!sam #feel free to add your own] [September 2015] by nelliespector [novakspector] (September 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20191006224052/https://nelliespector.tumblr.com/post/128727059901/sam-has-never-stated-his-own-sexual-orientation archive link]
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*[https://nelliespector.tumblr.com/post/130256405071/sam-winchesters-backstory-is-like-a-laundry-list Sam Winchester’s backstory is like a laundry list of allegorical queerness] by nelliespector [novakspector] (October 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170910015317/http://nelliespector.tumblr.com/post/130256405071/sam-winchesters-backstory-is-like-a-laundry-list archive link]</div>
  
'''[[Dean]]'''<br>
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'''Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Dean'''
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/5727.html Dean's Arrested Development] by noelq
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*[http://ladyraiden.livejournal.com/1454.html Dean as Combat Commander] by ladyraiden
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/308708.html The Story of My (non) Existence: Bisexuals and Genre Television] by chasingtides (February 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181230074440/https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/308708.html archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/28907.html Good Dean Hunting] by astri13
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*[https://waterofthemoon.livejournal.com/430230.html “Well, You Are Kind Of Butch”: The Bisexuality Of Dean Winchester] by waterofthemoon (March 2010); [http://archive.today/hZqE6 archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/7027.html Who's in Charge here: Dean in Wendigo] by dotfic
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98432425450/in-which-anne-over-analyzes-frontierland In which Anne Over-analyzes Frontierland] by perpetuallycaffeinated (April 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209200308/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/98432425450/in-which-anne-over-analyzes-frontierland archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/31659.html Still a long way to go: Dean in Home] by karaadora
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*[https://sobrans.livejournal.com/736.html Pink and Satiny: An Exploration of Dean Winchester's Bisexuality] by sobrans [lotstradamus] (April 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170808160650/http://sobrans.livejournal.com:80/736.html archive link], [https://lotstradamus.tumblr.com/post/21354448571/pink-and-satiny-an-exploration-of-dean-winchesters tumblr], [https://web.archive.org/web/20150727043454/http://lotstradamus.tumblr.com/post/21354448571/pink-and-satiny-an-exploration-of-dean-winchesters archived tumblr link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/31753.html If you love someone set them free: Dean in Shadows] by marinarusalka
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*[http://metalicar.tumblr.com/post/30401895063/dean-ontheroad-parallels Dean Winchester and "On the Road" Parallels] by metalicar (August 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180829011227/http://metalicar.tumblr.com/post/30401895063/dean-ontheroad-parallels archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/18004.html Dean in Route 666] by anteka
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*[https://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/41068015926/why-dean-winchester-would-make-a-great-bisexual Why Dean Winchester would make a great bisexual character: an essay by me] by silvenhorror (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227090416/http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/41068015926/why-dean-winchester-would-make-a-great-bisexual archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/43853.html  If that's what it takes: Dean in Dead Man's Blood] by jewelgalantine
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*[https://agentmapal-blog.tumblr.com/post/42592058827/the-fucking-badge-scene The Fucking Badge Scene] by agentmapal (February 2013); [http://archive.today/AdQYV archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/58696.html Dean in Croatoan] by blackcat333_99
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*[http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/42840432902/the-subversion-of-deans-masculinity The Subversion of Dean’s Masculinity] by defilerwyrm (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160719115747/http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com:80/post/42840432902/the-subversion-of-deans-masculinity archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/67377.html Holding out for a hero: Dean in NightShifter] by slaysvamp
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*[https://lotstradamus.tumblr.com/post/44550462622 "Hi. I'm Tom, I'm a queer man, I'm not a shipper, and I’ve been increasingly certain that Dean Winchester is a closeted bisexual since season 2..."] posted by lotstradamus (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181230022556/http://lotstradamus.tumblr.com/post/44550462622 archive link]; originally posted as a comment on Let's Discuss: Dean Winchester - Bromance, a Gay Thing, or Other? The Winchester Family Business, 2013 Feb 10. [http://web.archive.org/web/20190101164310/https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/article-archives/lets-discuss/17688-lets-discuss-dean-winchester-bromance-a-gay-thing-or-other8 archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/72559.html Fear of irrelevance: Dean in In My Time Of Dying] by ataniell93
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*[http://rebloggy.com/post/on-season-8-s-build-up-to-dean-being-openly-bisexual/42519217780 On season 8's build-up to Dean being openly bisexual] by katnisstiel (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20130627151424/http://katnisstiel.tumblr.com/post/42519217780/on-season-8s-build-up-to-dean-being-openly-bisexual archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1289694.html Freudian analysis of Dean] by sarahwilder
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**Hannah. 2013. The Shipping News: Marauder's Era Fanfic and Dean Winchester, Bi-Curious? ‘’AfterElton’s The Backlot’’, February 18; [https://web.archive.org/web/20130220190057/http://afterelton.com/2013/02/shipping-news-marauders-fanfic-dean-winchester-bi-curious archive link], [https://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46461676007 excerpt on tumblr], [https://web.archive.org/web/20200428050811/https://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46461676007 archive link]
*[http://ash48.livejournal.com/46730.html Dean's relationship to food] by ash48
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*[https://superwholockthecomic.tumblr.com/post/42613887625/arguments-for-straight-dean-need-to-work-a-little Arguments for straight Dean need to work a little harder] by superwholockthecomic (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160301162442/http://superwholockthecomic.tumblr.com/post/42613887625/arguments-for-straight-dean-need-to-work-a-little archive link]
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*[https://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46637273989 I have no doubt Dean likes the ladies. But I also have no doubt that he likes dudes too. (Untitled)] by thefuckingtrenchcoat (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181220011714/http://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46637273989 archive link]
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*[https://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46336471251 Let's take a look at this statement: 'Dean is not canonically queer until made explicit'] by mekbuda (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181231211609/http://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46336471251 archive link]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/48081931881/good-stuff-big-things-who-is-dean-smith-really Good Stuff, Big Things: Who is Dean Smith, really?] by defilerwyrm (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20171124131432/http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/48081931881/good-stuff-big-things-who-is-dean-smith-really archive link]
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*[https://ashkiryn.livejournal.com/21985.html On Dean Winchester and His Repressed Bisexuality: Evidence through the Seasons] by ashkiryn (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180215202435/https://ashkiryn.livejournal.com/21985.html archive link]
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*[https://cutecuddlyvampirate-blog.tumblr.com/post/48804744749/deans-gay-friend-representation-is-not-only-on Dean’s Gay Friend - Representation is not only on the screen] by cutecuddlyvampirate (April 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180828050927/http://cutecuddlyvampirate.tumblr.com/post/48804744749/deans-gay-friend-representation-is-not-only-on archive link]
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*[https://mithrilwren.tumblr.com/post/49635079364/thoughts-on-the-siren-episode-sex-and-violence Thoughts on the Siren Episode ("Sex and Violence")] by fansofcollisions (May 2013); [http://archive.today/62Ox0 archive link]
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*[https://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/57755120226/on-gender-stereotyping-and-analisys-of-deans On gender stereotyping and analisys of Dean's biseхuality] by silvenhorror (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20130925131859/http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/57755120226/on-gender-stereotyping-and-analisys-of-deans archive link]
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*[http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81053310263/saltfree-thickney-saltfree-incoherent when Dean is ‘’vehemently’’ protesting about being straight in canon, it’s important to take hunter culture into consideration (Untitled)] by saltfree, thickney (November 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207222602/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/81053310263/saltfree-thickney-saltfree-incoherent archive link]
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*[https://ahubofreadersandmagicians.tumblr.com/post/86944271923/bisexual-dean-winchester-history-in-the-making Bisexual Dean Winchester: History in the Making] by ahubofreadersandmagicians (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204022000/http://ahubofreadersandmagicians.tumblr.com/post/86944271923/bisexual-dean-winchester-history-in-the-making archive link]
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*[https://thoughtlessthinkythoughts.tumblr.com/post/91777625160/deans-intense-fling-and-the-narrative-purpose Dean’s “Intense Fling” and the Narrative Purpose of Sex in Supernatural] by thoughtlessthinkythoughts (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204025533/http://thoughtlessthinkythoughts.tumblr.com/post/91777625160/deans-intense-fling-and-the-narrative-purpose archive link]
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*Greyro and bi meta from Sex and Violence by mustiep999 [bossydean] (July 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20141221015718/http://ilanaglazer.co.vu:80/post/91173493186/this-morning-i-woke-up-in-a-particular-mood-and archive link]
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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]
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*[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]
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*[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]
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*[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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*Arguments Against Bi!Dean Are Bad by argumentsagainstbideansuck (April 2015 - February 2017)
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/authorialintent But the Writers SAID], [https://web.archive.org/web/20170118063155/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/authorialintent archive link]
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/biasedperception That’s Just Your Opinion, Man],[https://web.archive.org/web/20170118063200/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/biasedperception archive link]
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/bisexualitysdiscontents Bisexuality & Its Discontents],[https://web.archive.org/web/20170118063205/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/bisexualitysdiscontents archive link]
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/Deansaidheshetero Dean Said He's Hetero], [https://web.archive.org/web/20170118063139/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/Deansaidheshetero archive link]
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/falseequivalences False Equivalences], [http://web.archive.org/web/20170118063210/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/falseequivalences archive link]
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/itsnotqueerbecause It’s not evidence of Dean's queerness because…], [https://web.archive.org/web/20170118063215/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/itsnotqueerbecause archive link]
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/thisisaboutshipping The Shipping Accusation/Problem], [https://web.archive.org/web/20170118063310/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/thisisaboutshipping archive link]
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**[https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/misc Misc.], [https://web.archive.org/web/20170118063220/https://argumentsagainstbideansuck.tumblr.com/misc archive link]
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*[https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/164196287338/the-dean-is-bi-meta-masterpost-full-credit-to The Dean Is Bi Meta Masterpost] by elizabethrobertajones (August 2017); [https://justanotheridijiton.dreamwidth.org/10759.html mirror link], [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227064636/https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/164196287338/the-dean-is-bi-meta-masterpost-full-credit-to archive link]
  
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*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).<ref>"Research: Book Chapters" Emily E Roach, https://eroach.academia.edu/research. Accessed 30 April 2020.</ref>
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**Preview on Google Books: [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA65#v=twopage&q&f=true 65-65], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA67#v=twopage&q&f=true 67-68], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA69#v=twopage&q&f=true 69-70], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA71#v=twopage&q&f=true 71-72], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA73#v=twopage&q&f=true 73-74], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA75#v=twopage&q&f=true 75-76], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA77#v=twopage&q&f=true 77-78], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA79#v=twopage&q&f=true 79-80], [https://books.google.com/books?id=wrK8DwAAQBAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&lpg=PA63&pg=PA81#v=twopage&q&f=true 81]</div>
  
'''[[Sam]]'''<br>
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'''Discussions of Characters' Sexuality: Cas'''
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/18200.html Sam in Season 1] by dunkle_feuer
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*[http://dodger-winslow.livejournal.com/12101.html Is Sammy selfish or functional ?] by dodger-winslow
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*[https://neraiutsuze.tumblr.com/post/10718763039 “If the pizza man truly loves this babysitter, why does he keep slapping her rear?” It’s a lulzy joke, but the more I think about it, the sweeter it is…] by neraiutsuze (September 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190705004330/https://neraiutsuze.tumblr.com/post/10718763039 archive link]
*[http://estel-willow.livejournal.com/129467.html I had a crappy guidance counselor: Sam in Asylum] by estel_willow
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*[https://bookkbaby.tumblr.com/post/59575421046/an-asexual-interpretation-of-castiel An Asexual Interpretation of Castiel] by bookkbaby (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160520204519/https://bookkbaby.tumblr.com/post/59575421046/an-asexual-interpretation-of-castiel archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/15040.html The end of innocence: Sam in Home] by morgan32
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*[https://poedamyron.tumblr.com/post/57177801116/why-i-think-cas-shouldnt-be-canonically-straight Why I Think Cas Shouldn’t Be Canonically Straight: and No, it’s Not Because of Destiel] by poedamyron (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180830003238/http://poedamyron.tumblr.com/post/57177801116/why-i-think-cas-shouldnt-be-canonically-straight archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/23458.html Daaaad: Sam in dead Man's Blood] by astri13
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*Cas and intimacy: ([https://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/58933650150 Part 1]), ([https://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/58939950325 Part 2]) by outpastthemoat; ladyofthesilent (August 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181205065804/http://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/58933650150 archive link 1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20181205065852/http://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/58939950325 archive link 2]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/30210.html Carry on my wayward son: Sam in Salvation] by candygramme
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*[https://asexual-supernatural.tumblr.com/post/97141702588/castielculator-lets-have-a-serious-talk-about Let’s have a serious talk about ace!Cass. His experience with sex on the show is just shattering.] by castielculator (September 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200429063936/https://asexual-supernatural.tumblr.com/post/97141702588/castielculator-lets-have-a-serious-talk-about archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/48261.html Allowance for us all: Sam in Everybody Loves A Clown] by sargraf
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*[https://asexual-supernatural.tumblr.com/post/125016640183/umhi-can-you-do-the-list-thing-for-acecas-i blessedhunk asked: Um...hi! Can you do the list thing for ace!Cas? I ask because on your page there's a cartoon of Cas saying, "So ace." Also, I have my own evidence for Cas being ace, but I want to see if I missed any, and what other people have noticed. :)] by jenmisheel (July 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200429040141/https://asexual-supernatural.tumblr.com/post/125016640183/umhi-can-you-do-the-list-thing-for-acecas-iarchive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/71731.html My turn to fall apart: Sam in Playthings] by marinarusalka
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*[https://gneisscastiel.tumblr.com/post/169814330800/castiels-sexuality Castiel’s Sexuality] by gneisscastiel (January 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180122055809/http://gneisscastiel.tumblr.com/post/169814330800/castiels-sexuality archive link]</div>
*[http://dodger-winslow.livejournal.com/70009.html True Believer: Sam in Houses of the Holy] by dodger_winslow
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/49099.html The killer in me: Sam in Croatoan] by missyjack
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/147930.html Sam Winchester as Chewbacca] by blackjedii
 
*[http://fryadvocate.livejournal.com/108985.html Sam in Season 3] by girlwonder
 
*[http://quarterwhore.livejournal.com/66264.html Sam in Season 4] by quarterwhore
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/386147.html Why Sam is not going darkside but he may end up wearing spandex] by missyjack
 
*[http://fannishliss.livejournal.com/35762.html Rockstars, hunters and addiction] by fannishliss
 
  
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==='''Shipping'''===
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See [http://supernaturalwiki.com/Category:Pairings Pairings] for a list of all Supernatural character ship pages
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*Hartinger, Brent. 2010. [http://www.afterelton.com/print/2010/08/slash-fandoms-part-one?page=0,0 Has Slash made the world better for gay men?] ''After Elton'', August 11; [http://web.archive.org/web/20100829081221/http://www.afterelton.com/print/2010/08/slash-fandoms-part-one?page=0,0 archive link]
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*Hypable Staff. 2013. [https://www.hypable.com/slash-shipping-fandom-taboo-destiel-supernatural/ Breaking fandom taboos: Let’s talk about slash shipping]. ''Hypable'', May 7; [http://web.archive.org/web/20150328173520/https://www.hypable.com/slash-shipping-fandom-taboo-destiel-supernatural/ archive link]
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*[http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/55354958064/the-art-of-the-answer-how-showrunners-speak-about The Art of the Answer: How Showrunners Speak About Shipping] by sarasarai (July 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190223040519/http://podajleki.tumblr.com/post/55361888210 archive link]
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*Davies, Morgan Leigh. 2013. [https://the-toast.net/2013/09/19/brief-history-slash/ A Brief History of Slash]. ''The Toast'', September 19; [https://www.webcitation.org/6cohM9qc1 archive link]
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*Coy, Olivia. 2015. [https://thenewinquiry.com/fifty-shades-of-yellow/ Fifty Shades of Yellow: Tinhatters keep the early paranoid dreams of internet forum-based fandom alive]. ''The New Inquiry'', June 22; [https://web.archive.org/web/20200425041326/https://thenewinquiry.com/fifty-shades-of-yellow/ archive link]
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*[http://agentfreewill.tumblr.com/post/130016803057/meditation-on-love Shipping as a meditation on love] by agentfreewill (September 2015); [http://web.archive.org/web/20160731164245/http://agentfreewill.tumblr.com/post/130016803057/meditation-on-love archive link]
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*McCulloch, Gretchen. 2015. [https://the-toast.net/2015/09/30/a-linguist-explains-the-grammar-of-shipping/ A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Shipping]. ''The Toast'', September 30; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160311231553/http://the-toast.net/2015/09/30/a-linguist-explains-the-grammar-of-shipping/ archive link]
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*Jackson, Gita. 2017. [https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/05/overwatchincest-shipping-tests-the-limits-of-whats-permissible-in-fandom/ Overwatch Incest 'Shipping Tests The Limits Of What's Permissible In Fandom]. ''Kotaku Australia'', May 11; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181105051919/https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/05/overwatchincest-shipping-tests-the-limits-of-whats-permissible-in-fandom/ archive link]
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*Coelho, Steph. 2017. [https://www.thethings.com/15-supernatural-couples-we-wish-had-gotten-together/ 15 'Supernatural' Couples We Wish Had Gotten Together]. ''TheThings'', April 4; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170709150118/http://www.thethings.com/15-supernatural-couples-we-wish-had-gotten-together/ archive link]
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*Donaldson, Kayleigh, 2018. [https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/inside-the-world-of-real-person-fanfiction Inside the World Of Real Person Fanfiction]. ''SyFy Wire'', June 4; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180708011548/http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/inside-the-world-of-real-person-fanfiction archive link]</div>
  
'''[[John Winchester]]'''<br>
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'''Fandom Stats'''
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/35734.html John in Season One] by phantomas
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/17566.html The John Winchester Parenting Handbook]  by ellipsisblack
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/4046.html  On the dangers of normal: John in the Pilot] by deannie
 
*[http://sargraf.livejournal.com/110472.html  Choices and consequences: John in Something Wicked] by sargraf
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/14286.html John in Home] by dotfic
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/71385.html Fallen warrior: John in Everbody Loves a Clown]by morgan32
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/31440.html The vanishing act in reverse: John in Shadows] by phantomas
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/15711.html Cast a giant shadow: John in Asylum] by astri13
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/248910.html John's digression from champion to adversary] by kinda_tempted
 
  
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*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com:80/592966.html What we write - an analysis of genres and pairings, and changing trends in Supernatural Fanfic from 2005-2009] by missyjack (May 2010); [http://web.archive.org/web/20100526163312/http://missyjack.livejournal.com:80/592966.html archive link]
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*[https://archiveofourown.org/series/1215111 AO3 Census Project] by [http://fanlore.org/wiki/Centrumlumina centrumlumina]
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*[https://archiveofourown.org/series/1209645 AO3 Ship Stats Project] by [http://fanlore.org/wiki/Centrumlumina centrumlumina]
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*[https://archiveofourown.org/series/1427488 Shipping Stats] by [http://fanlore.org/wiki/Destination:_Toast! destinationtoast]</div>
  
'''The Winchesters'''<br>
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'''Fandom Surveys'''
*[http://dodger-winslow.livejournal.com/11358.html It's all about the Sam, the Dean, the Dad, the Demon] by dodger-winslow
 
*[http://silver-spotted.livejournal.com/8111.html Hugging & brotherly love: a comparison of the way brothers relate in Supernatural, Heroes & Prison Break] by silver_spotted
 
*[http://technosage.livejournal.com/139351.html  Alpha, beta & omega: Pack order in the Winchesters] by technosage
 
*[http://angstslashhope.livejournal.com/984889.html You're not my brother: Insights into the boys' relationship through Skin and Asylum] by angstslashhope
 
*[http://spiderine.livejournal.com/286889.html The blunt instrument and the sharp: Sam and Dean in Mystery Spot] by spiderine
 
*[http://ahania.livejournal.com/57462.html Sam vs. Daddy] by ahania
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/114173.html Redemption narratives and kissing] by missyjack
 
*[http://destina.livejournal.com/488098.html Vessels, and shared responsibility] by destina
 
*[http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1364 Sam and Dean's transformative love story] by Catherine Tosenberger
 
*[http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/34017.html Tension, Conflict, Motivation, and Plot: Why the Story is About Dean & We Do Know Sam] by bowtrunckle
 
*[http://eilonwy.livejournal.com/1628976.html Dean's capability and Sam's morality] by eilonwy
 
* [http://technosage.livejournal.com/139351.html Of Alphas, Betas, and omegas]: of Winchesters and Alphabet soup by technosage
 
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*[http://vichan.livejournal.com/357116.html Sam and Dean and Me: codependence in Supernatural] by vichan
 
*[http://affectingly.livejournal.com/424837.html The tragedy of Sam and Dean] by affectingly
 
* [http://community.livejournal.com/ship_manifesto/122065.html Sam/Dean] Ship manifesto by slytherinblack
 
* [http://setissma.livejournal.com/567370.html  Why I write Sam/Dean even though I've never liked incestfic] setissma
 
* [http://luzdeestrellas.livejournal.com/156537.html Analysis of Sam's love/devotion for Dean] by  laurificus
 
* [http://hidingincanada.tumblr.com/post/4562383289/on-incest-and-wincest-the-wrong-way-and-the-right-way On Incest and wincest]: the right and wrong way to write Sam/Dean] by hidingincanada
 
* [http://sn4gu.myfastforum.org/archive/sarah-s-wincest-manifesto__o_t__t_124.html A Wincest Manifesto]
 
* [http://pinkwood.blogspot.com/2011/06/psychotically-irrationally-erotically.html Psychotically, irrationally, erotically co-dependent…the obsessive bromance of Supernatural] by pinkwood
 
  
'''[[Castiel]]'''<br>
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*[http://karenmiller.livejournal.com/177879.html A boy and his angel] by karenmiller
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*McCollum, Ashley. 2013. [http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/09/26/best-thing-ever-destiel/ Best Thing Ever of the Day: What Are The Chances Destiel Will Be Canon?] ‘’MTV Geek News,’’ September 27; [http://web.archive.org/web/20130927002055/http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/09/26/best-thing-ever-destiel/ archive link]
*[http://darksilvercat.livejournal.com/31674.html Where Do Castiel's Loyalties Lie ?] by darksilvercat
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*[https://fandomdebunker.tumblr.com/post/65557988216/re-1-claim re 1 percent claim] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20131216224259/http://profoundbond.org:80/census.php Profound Bond Census] by Fandom (de)Bunker (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181214005136/http://fandomdebunker.tumblr.com/post/65557988216/re-1-claim archive link]
*[http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/?p=1732 Castiel: An Angel in the trenches] by Amanda Spedding
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*[https://huntforanswers.webs.com/ HuntForAnswers Fan Survey] by ancestorbound (mid-October to mid-November 2013)
*[http://sistermagpie.livejournal.com/185303.html Castiel's character meta] by sistermagpie
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*[https://fandometrics.tumblr.com/post/83735014570/rest-of-results-after-the-cut-more Survey of the Supernatural Fandom] by fandometrics (April 20th-23rd, 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20171006222030/http://fandometrics.tumblr.com/post/83735014570/rest-of-results-after-the-cut-more archive link]
*[http://seahorse-4215.livejournal.com/12372.html Jimmy: The man behind the curtain] by seahorse-4215
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*[https://inkbleeder.tumblr.com/post/174187346126/i-saw-a-fandom-survey-going-around-that-could-in I saw a fandom survey going around that could in no way whatsoever cast objective results and decided to make a better one because I'm a huge nerd. Here are the results - Part 1] by inkbleeder (May 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190330151431/http://inkbleeder.tumblr.com/post/174187346126/i-saw-a-fandom-survey-going-around-that-could-in archive link]
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/515923.html The evolution of Castiel's humanity] by missyjack
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*[https://inkbleeder.tumblr.com/post/174242070276/spn-fandom-survey-results-part-2-shippers-who SPN Fandom Survey Results, Part 2 - Shippers Who Ship All The Ships] by inkbleeder (May 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181001034452/http://inkbleeder.tumblr.com/post/174242070276/spn-fandom-survey-results-part-2-shippers-who archive link]
*[http://saucery.livejournal.com/14078.html The darkest hour] by saucery
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*[https://inkbleeder.tumblr.com/post/174319335346/spn-fandom-survey-results-part-3-the-drama SPN Fandom Survey Results, Part 3 - THE DRAMA!] by inkbleeder (May 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190326121052/http://inkbleeder.tumblr.com/post/174319335346/spn-fandom-survey-results-part-3-the-drama archive link]</div>
  
'''Other Characters'''<br>
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'''[[Wincest]]'''
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/75584.html Then and Now] by blackcat333_99
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/75584.html Hunter and hunted: Jo in Born Under a Bad Sign] by missyjack
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/74177.html Long arm of the law: FBI Agent Hendrickson in Night Shifter] by marinarusalka
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/73548.html You can't choose your family: Bobby and Ellen as mentors] by mahoni
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/62689.html Why Gordon is more than just a killer: Gordon in Bloodlust] by phantomas
 
*[http://makishef.livejournal.com/119733.html Sam and the Trickster in Mystery Spot] by makishef
 
*[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://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/4810.html Illustrated meta on Anna] by tirra-lyrra
 
  
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*[https://ship-manifesto.livejournal.com/122065.html Erotically Co-Dependant: A Dean/Sam Manifesto] by slytherinblack and kissedbythegods, at Ship Manifesto (December 2005, updated through season 5); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209230243/https://ship-manifesto.livejournal.com/122065.html archive link]
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*[http://destina.livejournal.com/364283.html Emotional Intimacy & Communication] by destina (October 2006); [http://archive.today/2017.01.02-195339/http://destina.livejournal.com/364283.html archive link]
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*[https://monster-of-hope.livejournal.com/2823.html Justifying Sam/Dean] by monster-of-hope (March 2007); [http://archive.today/2019.01.03-010838/https://monster-of-hope.livejournal.com/2823.html archive link]
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*[https://destina.livejournal.com/392796.html Could Dean kill Sam?] by destina (March 2007); [http://archive.today/2019.01.03-003305/https://destina.livejournal.com/392796.html archive link]
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*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/114173.html Redemption narratives and kissing] by missyjack (May 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180629034833/http://missyjack.livejournal.com/114173.html archive link]
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*[http://setissma.livejournal.com/567370.html Why I write Sam/Dean even though I've never liked incestfic (Untitled)] by setissma (August 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180629034833/http://setissma.livejournal.com/567370.html archive link]
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*[https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/3414.html?thread=6230 Wincest and Romanticism] by fannishliss (February 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209231334/https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/3414.html?thread=6230 archive link]
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*[https://setissma.livejournal.com/630095.html Things That Are Completely Fantastic About Sam/Dean] by setissma (March 2008); [http://archive.today/2018.12.09-231629/https://setissma.livejournal.com/630095.html archive link]
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*[http://sn4gu.myfastforum.org/archive/sarah-s-wincest-manifesto__o_t__t_124.html Wincest Manifesto] by Sarah on Supernatural for Grown Ups (circa 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180620094550/http://sn4gu.myfastforum.org/archive/sarah-s-wincest-manifesto__o_t__t_124.html archive link]
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/243165.html Incest in my Canon?] by chasingtides (October 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209231339/https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/243165.html archive link]
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*Tosenberger, Catherine. 2008. "The epic love story of Sam and Dean": Supernatural, queer readings, and the romance of incestuous fan fiction. ''Transformative Works and Cultures'', no. 1. [https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2008.030 https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2008.030]
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*Hellekson, Karen. 2009. [https://khellekson.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/catherine-tosenberger-talks-about-supernatural/ Catherine Tosenberger talks about "Supernatural."] ''Karen Hellekson'', April 6; [https://web.archive.org/web/20100608142738/https://khellekson.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/catherine-tosenberger-talks-about-supernatural/ archive link]
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*Chan, Suzette. 2009. [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1364 Catherine Tosenberger on Sam and Dean's Transformative Love Story]. ''Sequential Tart: A Comics Industry Web Zine'', April 6; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170221015717/http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1364 archive link]
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*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/368771.html Wincest: transgressive taboo or conservative construct?] by missyjack (February 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20191204143130/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/368771.html archive link]
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*[http://luzdeestrellas.livejournal.com/156537.html Analysis of Sam's love/devotion for Dean] by laurificus (May 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180629034833/http://luzdeestrellas.livejournal.com/156537.html archive link]
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*[https://coyotesuspect.dreamwidth.org/31949.html Wincest! The Musical] by coyotesuspect (December 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190103040103/https://coyotesuspect.dreamwidth.org/31949.html archive link]
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*Young, Katie. 2011. [https://katieyoungauthor.com/2011/06/18/psychotically-irrationally-erotically-co-dependentthe-obsessive-bromance-of-supernatural/ Psychotically, irrationally, erotically co-dependent…the obsessive bromance of Supernatural]. ''Katie Young Author'', June 18; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209230221/http://pinkwood.blogspot.com/2011/06/psychotically-irrationally-erotically.html archive link]
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*[https://nickigrants.tumblr.com/post/38483110508/a-samdean-manifesto A Wincest Manifesto] by nana (circa 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20121122082518/http://theongreyjoy.tumblr.com/post/20822368404/a-wincest-manifesto archive link]
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*[https://brothersintheimpalaarchive-blog.tumblr.com/post/47043171835/what-is-wincest-and-how-do-i-ship-it-a What is Wincest and How Do I Ship It: A Comprehensive Guide] by brothersintheimapala (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20150408120114/http://brothersintheimpala.tumblr.com/post/47043171835/what-is-wincest-and-how-do-i-ship-it-a archive link]
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*[http://spnmonster.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/sam-dean-soulmates/ Sam & Dean: Soulmates] by spnmonster (July 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209230238/https://spnmonster.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/sam-dean-soulmates/ archive link]
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* [http://rabidbehemoth.tumblr.com/post/62877362459/why-wincest-is-canon Why Wincest is canon] by rabidbehemoth (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170515234000/http://rabidbehemoth.tumblr.com:80/post/62877362459/why-wincest-is-canon archive link]
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*Torrey, K. T. 2014. [http://www.academia.edu/9268608/Writing_with_the_Winchesters_Metatextual_Wincest_and_the_provisional_practice_of_happy_endings Writing with the Winchesters: Metatextual Wincest and the provisional practice of happy endings]. ''Journal of Fandom Studies'' 2: 163-180.</div>
  
'''Mytharc Meta'''<br>
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'''[[Destiel]]'''
*[http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcj2n9xm_1fmfddm Good and Evil in Supernatural] (Supernatural panel held at Escapade 2006, a fan-run convention)
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*[http://destina.livejournal.com/362862.html Sam, John and the Demon] by destina
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*[http://ship-manifesto.livejournal.com/214617.html Because God Commanded It: Dean/Castiel] by vichan (February 2009); [http://archive.today/V0O8R archive link, page 1], [http://archive.today/qyJxk archive link, page 2], [https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/159625079974/because-god-commanded-it reposted on tumblr] (April 2017), [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204151815/https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/159625079974/because-god-commanded-it archive link].
*[http://furor-scribiend.livejournal.com/100827.html The possibilities of Sam Winchester] by fuoror_scribiend
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*[https://shrinkingsiren.livejournal.com/1805.html dean/castiel picspam (4x22 lucifer rising) + meta] by shrinkingsiren (May 2009); [http://archive.today/2020.05.09-230739/https://shrinkingsiren.livejournal.com/1805.html archive link]
*[http://hooloovoo-too.livejournal.com/15186.html The Winchester Guide to Demonology] by hoovooloo_too
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*[https://vasiliki.livejournal.com/323113.html SPN meta: The Lack of Unconditional Love] by vasiliki (June 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190528034546/https://vasiliki.livejournal.com/323113.html archive link]
*[http://researchgrrrl.livejournal.com/67994.html Angels, spirits, spirits and planetary talismans] by reasearchgrrl
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*[http://pinkandsatiny-blog.tumblr.com/post/21187672704/the-secret-relationship-theory-deancas-bonus The secret relationship theory] by pinkandsatiny (April 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190219061117/http://pinkandsatiny-blog.tumblr.com/post/21187672704/the-secret-relationship-theory-deancas-bonus archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/149619.html A Cowboy, a Hero, and a Chevy Impala: American Mythology in Supernatural] by aislinamara
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*[http://lurea.tumblr.com/post/33425238654/802-dean-and-cas-by-the-water-in-love Dean and Cas Purgatory reunion] by lurea (October 2012); [http://web.archive.org/web/20150811232115/http://lurea.tumblr.com/post/33425238654/802-dean-and-cas-by-the-water-in-love archive link]
*[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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*[http://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46721895344 Supernatural and Queer(ed) Canon] by rootsunknown (November 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181226015435/http://bisexualdeanwinchester.tumblr.com/post/46721895344 archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_reviews/13070.html Meta analysis on Season 3] by albydarned
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*[https://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/37424454688/destiel-pro-canon-destiel-shipping-meta Destiel & pro-canon Destiel shipping meta masterpost] by silvenhorror (December 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200329035300/https://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/37424454688/destiel-pro-canon-destiel-shipping-meta archive link]
*[http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/51406.html On The Head Of A Pin: there's no going back] by bardicvoice
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*5:04 Future!Dean and Cas are Lovers and the Whole Camp Knows It by lurea (October 2012)
*[http://schmevil.livejournal.com/224513.html Questions on the angel hierarchy] by schmevil
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**[https://lurea.tumblr.com/post/32740499203/504-futuredean-and-cas-are-lovers-and-the-whole part one]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181219182804/http://lurea.tumblr.com/post/32740499203/504-futuredean-and-cas-are-lovers-and-the-whole archive link]
*[http://cugami.livejournal.com/35132.html Supernatural: Paving the Way for The New World/Testament] by cugami
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**[https://lurea.tumblr.com/post/32801243802/504-futuredean-and-cas-are-lovers-and-the-whole part two]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181219182804/http://lurea.tumblr.com/post/32801243802/504-futuredean-and-cas-are-lovers-and-the-whole archive link]
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**[https://lurea.tumblr.com/post/32886310546/504-cas-sexuality-is-deans-business-future part three]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181219182805/http://lurea.tumblr.com/post/32886310546/504-cas-sexuality-is-deans-business-future archive link]
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**[http://lurea.tumblr.com:80/post/33015108069/504-loving-you-darling-till-the-end-future part four]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190408101006/http://lurea.tumblr.com:80/post/33015108069/504-loving-you-darling-till-the-end-future archive link]
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**[https://lurea.tumblr.com/post/41138030165/endverse-characterization-dean-and-cas 5:04 End!Verse Characterization - Dean and Cas] (January 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181219182807/http://lurea.tumblr.com/post/41138030165/endverse-characterization-dean-and-cas archive link]
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*[https://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/44550655379 The Supernatural Lover: Fairy Tale Archetypes and Destiel] by outpastthemoat (March 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180830000050/http://outpastthemoat.tumblr.com/post/44550655379 archive link]
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*An Argument in Tropes – A Destiel Meta ([https://octoswan.tumblr.com/post/48057062023/an-argument-in-tropes-a-destiel-meta Part One]) ([https://octoswan.tumblr.com/post/48562595727/an-argument-in-tropes-a-destiel-meta-part-2 Part 2]) by octoswan (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20130515181727/http://octoswan.tumblr.com/post/48057062023/an-argument-in-tropes-a-destiel-meta archive link 1], [https://web.archive.org/web/20131028164829/http://octoswan.tumblr.com/post/48562595727/an-argument-in-tropes-a-destiel-meta-part-2 archive link 2]
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*Casual Viewers noticing Destiel by silvenhorror (April 2013)
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**([http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/47559705026/stories-from-fellow-fans-about-casual-viewers Part I] | [https://web.archive.org/web/20170421051959/http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/47559705026/stories-from-fellow-fans-about-casual-viewers archive link I])
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**([http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/47805620356/stories-from-fellow-fans-about-casual-viewers Part II] | [https://web.archive.org/web/20160311000707/http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/47805620356/stories-from-fellow-fans-about-casual-viewers archive link II])
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**([http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/48320320771/casual-viewers-noticing-destiel-part-iii Part III)] | [https://web.archive.org/web/20131103072447/http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/48320320771/casual-viewers-noticing-destiel-part-iii archive link III])
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**([https://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/49020248473/casual-viewers-noticing-destiel-part-iv Part IV] | [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227090133/http://silvenhorror.tumblr.com/post/49020248473/casual-viewers-noticing-destiel-part-iv archive link IV])
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*The Great Season 7 Rewatch by flutiebear (Sepember 2012 - April 2013)
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**([http://archive.today/QEAPz Part 1]) ([http://archive.today/Z2xVO Part 2]) ([http://archive.today/txNjA Part 3]) ([http://archive.today/87LXH Part 4]) ([http://archive.today/IfLNP Part 5]) ([http://archive.today/Ycp2A Part 6]) ([http://archive.today/rRUG5 Part 6.5]) ([http://archive.today/26Z1H Part 7]) ([http://archive.today/opq7y Part 8.1]) ([http://archive.today/ckHRd Part 8.2]) ([http://archive.today/Euy9W Part 8.3]) ([http://archive.today/lfGCn Part 8.4]) ([http://archive.today/QQf1x Part 8 coda]) ([http://archive.today/Dp8F9 Part 9])
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**[http://archive.today/QEAPz Author's note, April 2014]: For many reasons, I am no longer in the Supernatural fandom, and I will never finish this meta series. While I leave the GS7R up for posterity's sake (and because I worked too hard on it to take it down), you probably shouldn't bother following me for more SPN meta, because it won't be coming. Ever.
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*Supernatural and the Love Narrative: A Non-Shipper’s Perspective on Destiel by sarasarai (April 2013)
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**([https://web.archive.org/web/20130801112016/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/47245988714/supernatural-and-the-love-narrative-a-non-shippers Part 1]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20130501221256/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/47432225387/supernatural-and-the-love-narrative-a-non-shippers Part 2]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20190320013205/https://theheatdeathof.tumblr.com/post/183575888632/vii-a-little-slice-of-kevin-dir-charlie Part 3]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20190320013410/https://theheatdeathof.tumblr.com/post/183575917377/xi-larp-and-the-real-girl-dir-jeannot-szwarc Part 4]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20190320013640/https://theheatdeathof.tumblr.com/post/183575955022/xv-mans-best-friend-with-benefits-dir-john Part 5]) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20130614005548/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/48277851414/supernatural-and-the-love-narrative-a-non-shippers Part 6])
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**[https://web.archive.org/web/20131028133216/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com/post/50174062564/supernatural-and-the-love-narrative-special-clip Special "Clip Show" Edition] (May 2013)
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**[https://web.archive.org/web/20150215072603/http://sarasarai.tumblr.com:80/post/48095606054/supernatural-and-the-love-narrative-a Author's note]: This meta was written prior to season 9, which has in my opinion quite clearly and distinctly moved the relationship back to platonic.
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*[http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/52910054222/on-the-nature-of-the-profound-bond On the Nature of the Profound Bond] by defilerwyrm (June 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170216133318/http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/52910054222/on-the-nature-of-the-profound-bond archive link]
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*[http://heaven-is-my-hell.tumblr.com/post/52209994040/the-romance-narrative The Romance Narrative v. The Bromance Narrative: When slash ships transcend crack ships] by heaven-is-my-hell (June 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181229222616/http://heaven-is-my-hell.tumblr.com/post/52209994040/the-romance-narrative archive link]
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*[https://pondlifeforme.tumblr.com/post/74264760608/cain-dean-parallels-extended Extended Cain & Dean Parallels] by pondlifeforme (January 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181210042032/http://pondlifeforme.tumblr.com/post/74264760608/cain-dean-parallels-extended archive link]
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*[https://queernatural.tumblr.com/post/74262150919/9x11-parallels-deancain-samabel Parallels - Dean/Cain, Sam/Abel & Castiel/Collette] by queernatural (January 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180901214720/http://queernatural.tumblr.com/post/74262150919/9x11-parallels-deancain-samabel archive link]
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*Canon Queer: Deconstructing Destiel Theory by honestbrooklyndirt (March 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181231195228/http://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/178379667400/canon-queer-deconstructing-destiel-theory archive link]
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*[https://thevioletcaptain.tumblr.com/post/80028018892/the-weight-of-the-world-is-love-masterpost The Weight of the World Is Love] by thevioletcaptain (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180902011645/http://thevioletcaptain.tumblr.com/post/80028018892/the-weight-of-the-world-is-love-masterpost archive link]; [https://justanotheridijiton.dreamwidth.org/36396.html mirror 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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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/148053254738/the-divine-reviews-collection The Divine Reviews Collection] by neven-ebrez (Oct 2013 - Aug 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181211232648/http://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/148053254738/the-divine-reviews-collection archive link]
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*[https://amagicbeyond.tumblr.com/post/95058336112/draped-in-the-flag-of-heaven-all-for-one-man Draped in the Flag of Heaven, All for One Man: Castiel's Creed] amagicbeyond (August 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181204023116/http://amagicbeyond.tumblr.com/post/95058336112/draped-in-the-flag-of-heaven-all-for-one-man archive link]
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*[https://obsessionisaperfume.tumblr.com/post/98133390372/the-rule-of-three-in-heaven-cant-wait The Rule of Three in "Heaven Can't Wait"] by obsessionisaperfume (September 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20150324013304/http://obsessionisaperfume.tumblr.com/post/98133390372/the-rule-of-three-in-heaven-cant-wait archive link]
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*[https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/101978723018/okay-i-made-this-massive-ramble-about-destiel Summary of Destiel + POV] by elizabethrobertajones (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227141629/https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/101978723018/okay-i-made-this-massive-ramble-about-destiel archive link] ([https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/165634856748/elizabethrobertajones-bluestar86 updated] September 2017, [https://web.archive.org/web/20190525181725/https://elizabethrobertajones.tumblr.com/post/165634856748/elizabethrobertajones-bluestar86 archive link])
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*[https://fozmeadows.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/queerness-tropes-proof-of-love-why-destiel-is-canon Queerness, Tropes & Proof Of Love: Why Destiel Is Canon] by fozmeadows (April 2015); [http://web.archive.org/web/20170311104609/https://fozmeadows.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/queerness-tropes-proof-of-love-why-destiel-is-canon archive link]
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*[https://archiveofourown.org/works/16857655/chapters/39580636 The Three Day Deancasversary] by mittensmorgul (September 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200422050222/https://archiveofourown.org/works/16857655/chapters/39580636 archive link]
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*[https://charlie-minion.tumblr.com/post/146136368622/spn-11x23-they-think-theyre-family SPN 11x23: They think they’re family] by charlie-minion (June 2016); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181219230639/http://charlie-minion.tumblr.com/post/146136368622/spn-11x23-they-think-theyre-family archive link]
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*[https://charlie-minion.tumblr.com/post/169407342882/singular-vs-plural-you Singular vs Plural “You”] by charlie-minion (January 2018); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181219232728/http://charlie-minion.tumblr.com/post/169407342882/singular-vs-plural-you archive link]
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*[https://archiveofourown.org/works/15158384 This Is the Song That Never Ends] by sisabet (July 2018)
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*[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]
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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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</div>
  
'''The Impala'''<br>
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==='''Queerbaiting'''===
*[http://anteka.livejournal.com/75017.html  The Impala as a mirror for Dean's emotional state] by anteka
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/741530.html Back in Black] by missyjack
 
  
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[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Queerbaiting Definition and history of Queer Baiting] on Fanlore
  
'''Supernatural & Its Visuals'''<br>
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*[http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/11982.html Kripke and His Camera: Pastels, Flowers, and Symbolism in WIAWSNB]
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*[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Dear_%22Slash%22_Fandom Dear "Slash" Fandom] by effingdeixis [thequixoticbedhead] on Fanlore (May 2013)
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/107140.html Blue Velvety Smoothness: Visual references in WIAWSNB]
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* Romano, Aja. 2013. [https://www.dailydot.com/society/jensen-ackles-homophobia-supernatural-fandom/ How One Question Triggered a Supernatural Meltdown]. ''The Daily Dot,'' May 6; [http://archive.today/yaJrY archive link]
*[http://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/18965.html Red Demons and Yellow Psychics: Color Association and their Role in Supernatural's Visual Language Part 1]
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*[https://fanlore.org/wiki/On_Queerbaiting_and_Misha's_Comments_at_NJCon On Queerbaiting and Misha's Comments at NJCon] by t-eyla (June 2013)
*[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)
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*Veronika K. 2013. [http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/09/supernatural-907-dean-and-castiels.html "Supernatural -- 9.07 -- Dean and Castiel's Reunion and Queer-Baiting."] ''SpoilerTV,'' September 20. [https://web.archive.org/web/20130921073453/http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/09/supernatural-907-dean-and-castiels.html archive link]
*[http://hearseeno.livejournal.com/2612.html The Supernatural Color Wheel] by hearseeno
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*Baker-Whitelaw, Gavia. 2013. [http://www.dailydot.com/fandom/destiel-supernatural-queer-romance-canon/ Did Supernatural Just Give Fans the Queer Romance They've Been Hoping For?] ''The Daily Dot,'' October 15; [http://archive.today/bMDXA 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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*Romano, Aja. 2013. [https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/fandom/supernatural-destiel-fans-wb-exec-twitter/ WB executive deletes Twitter account after angering 'Supernatural' fans]. ''The Daily Dot,'' October 24; [http://web.archive.org/web/20170704224949/https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/fandom/supernatural-destiel-fans-wb-exec-twitter/ archive link]
*[http://blacklid.livejournal.com/261368.html Supernatural Title Cards and the 5 elements] by blacklid
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*[https://fandomdebunker.tumblr.com/post/64860502869/regarding-chad-kennedy Regarding Chad Kennedy] by The Fandom (de)Bunker (October 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181214011102/http://fandomdebunker.tumblr.com/post/64860502869/regarding-chad-kennedy archive link]
*[http://meiou-set.livejournal.com/14753.html Supernatural Title Cards and their meanings] by meiou-set
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*Pajor, Samantha. 2013. [https://www.mic.com/articles/69757/supernatural-needs-to-admit-dean-is-bisexual 'Supernatural' Needs to Admit Dean is Bisexual] ''Mic,'' October 25; [https://web.archive.org/web/20141024094146/https://mic.com/articles/69757/supernatural-needs-to-admit-dean-is-bisexual archive link]
*[http://hearseeno.livejournal.com/10703.html Visual Tropes and Call-Backs in Early Season 5 Episodes] by hearseeno
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*Chan, Suzette. 2014. [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=2555 Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls Katherine Larsen and Lynn Zubernis]. ''Sequential Tart,'' March 10; [https://web.archive.org/web/20171023061330/http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=2555 archive link]
*[http://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/7162.html Statues in Supernatural] by tirra-lyrra
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*[https://khaleesiofthegreatdairystate.tumblr.com/post/87749086933/schrodingers-queerbaiting Schrödinger's Queerbaiting] by khaleesiofthegreatdairystate [amyrat151] (June 2014); [http://archive.today/iOEY2 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 zimsham
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*Cruz, Eliel. 2014. [https://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2014/07/17/fans-take-supernatural-task-queer-baiting Fans take Supernatural to task for "Queer Baiting."] ''Advocate,'' July 17. [https://web.archive.org/web/20140718161733/https://www.advocate.com/bisexuality/2014/07/17/fans-take-supernatural-task-queer-baiting archive link]
*[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://impostoradult.tumblr.com/post/88939745341/snuggydeamon-queerbaiting-is-bad-a-powerpoint Destiel: One of the Most Effective Queerbaits in TV History] by snuggydeamon (June 2014); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200426020049/https://impostoradult.tumblr.com/post/88939745341/snuggydeamon-queerbaiting-is-bad-a-powerpoint 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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*Romano, Aja, Diana Michelle, Dori Koogler, and Jessica Mason. Queerbaiting in Genre Television: Representation or Exploitation? Geek Girl Con 2014. [https://web.archive.org/web/20190223164021/http://dailydot.tumblr.com/post/99661305010/join-us-at-geek-girl-con Panel description], [https://web.archive.org/web/20150115014454/https://geekgirlcon.com/mini-slash-track-geekgirlcon-14-panel-recap/ panel recap], [http://web.archive.org/web/20190223162530/http://fangirlingthebook.tumblr.com/post/101113495320/some-have-asked-to-see-some-of-the-slides-we-used some of the slides used].
* [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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*Gennis, Sadie. 2014. [http://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-queerbaiting-destiel-1089286/ "Supernatural Has a Queerbaiting Problem That Needs to Stop."] ''TV Guide,'' November 17. [https://web.archive.org/web/20181122002148/https://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-queerbaiting-destiel-1089286/ archive link]
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*Rachel A. "Queerbaiting and Dean Winchester." YouTube.com, 22 Feb 2015, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNl4ElrW54E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNl4ElrW54E]
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*Aparicio, Rachel. 2015. [http://thedailyfandom.com/supernatural-needs-to-pull-the-trigger-on-destiel-or-castiel-and-they-need-to-do-it-now/ Supernatural Needs to Pull the Trigger on Destiel or Castiel (And They Need to Do It Now)]. ''The Daily Fandom,'' March 20; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170430000525/http://thedailyfandom.com/supernatural-needs-to-pull-the-trigger-on-destiel-or-castiel-and-they-need-to-do-it-now/ archive link]
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**[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/114295585525/pathsofpassion-destieldrabblesdaily Limiting a character to being one half of a ship is really fucking gross] by pathsofpassion, destieldrabblesdaily (March 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/114295585525/pathsofpassion-destieldrabblesdaily archive link]
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**[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/116014605265/uha-long-long-response-to-your-making-cas Making Cas the Scapegoat of Destiel is Reductive (Untitled)] by anon, bittercasgirl (March 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/116014605265/uh-a-long-long-response-to-your-making-cas archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/114193078625/impostoradult-rainbofiction-rainbofiction Supernatural + Polysemy (Untitled)] by rainbofiction, f-ckyeahfutbol, fireintheimpala, impostoradult (March 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181207043614/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/114193078625/impostoradult-rainbofiction-rainbofiction archive link]
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*Kelly, Geneva. 2015. [https://www.thisisbiscuit.co.uk/fans-vs-fiction-queerbaiting-in-supernatural/ Fans vs fiction: Queerbaiting in "Supernatural"?] ''Biscuit,'' March 6; [http://web.archive.org/web/20171205141216/https://www.thisisbiscuit.co.uk/fans-vs-fiction-queerbaiting-in-supernatural/ archive link]
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*[https://impostoradult.tumblr.com/post/139634487291/some-people-call-it-tragic Not shipping it is anyone's prerogative. But to say it hasn't been queerbaited just falls into the realm of willful obtuseness. (Untitled)] by some-people-call-it-tragic, bombshellsandbluebells, impostoradult (February 2016); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190404235134/http://impostoradult.tumblr.com/post/139634487291/some-people-call-it-tragic archive link]
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*Campbell, Anna. 2016. [https://medium.com/@queensnknaves/queerbaited-homoeroticism-homophobia-in-supernatural-in-the-age-of-the-internet-e8b80ffb0b4b  Queerbaited: Homoeroticism & Homophobia in Supernatural in the Age of the Internet.]  ''Medium,'' February 20; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170110190828/https://medium.com/@queensnknaves/queerbaited-homoeroticism-homophobia-in-supernatural-in-the-age-of-the-internet-e8b80ffb0b4b archive link]
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*Marty Stu. 2016. [https://fanslashfic.com/2018/08/02/dean-winchester-bisexual-hero-supernatural-deserves/ Why Dean Winchester's Bisexuality Matters]. ''FAN/FIC Magazine,'' September 8; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160910165524/https://fanslashfic.com/2016/09/08/why-dean-winchesters-bisexuality-matters/ archive link]
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*Johnson, Hannah. 2016. [http://www.btchflcks.com/2016/09/supernatural-and-bisexual-erasure.html Supernatural's Scariest Monster: Bisexual Erasure]. ''Btch Flcks,'' September 30; [https://web.archive.org/web/20161010003203/http://www.btchflcks.com/2016/09/supernatural-and-bisexual-erasure.html archive link]
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*Mary Sue. 2018. [https://fanslashfic.com/2018/08/02/dean-winchester-bisexual-hero-supernatural-deserves/ Dean Winchester is the Bisexual Hero Supernatural Deserves]. ''FAN/FIC Magazine,'' August 2; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181226050531/https://fanslashfic.com/2018/08/02/dean-winchester-bisexual-hero-supernatural-deserves archive link]
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*[https://chill-legilimens.tumblr.com/post/183200238037/queerbaiting-and-the-blame-ping-pong-ball-the Queerbaiting and the blame ping-pong ball] by chili-legilimens (March 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190306214144/https://chill-legilimens.tumblr.com/post/183200238037/queerbaiting-and-the-blame-ping-pong-ball-the archive link]
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*Anonymous asked: [https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/186170310637/why-do-you-think-supernatural-has-such-a-large Why do you think Supernatural has such a large LGBTQ+ following? The representation of queer people ist piss poor and most of the time non-existent. Is it because of the IMO queerbaiting or are there other reasons?] by postmodernmulticoloredcloak, floral-lumberjack (July 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190719014906/https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/186170310637/why-do-you-think-supernatural-has-such-a-large archive link]
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*Roach, E 2019. "Supernatural Wincest and Dean's Bisexual Panic" in ''Queerbaiting and Fandom: Teasing Fans Through Homoerotic Possibilities''. Brennan, Joseph (ed). University of Iowa Press.</div>
  
'''Gender and Sexuality'''<br>
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==='''Supernatural's America<ref>Title of section heading inspired by larinah's [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/supernaturlsamerica Supernatural's America] meta series</ref>'''===
*[http://astri13.livejournal.com/23778.html Manly man in TVLand: Gender in Supernatural] by astri13
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*[http://monkeycrackmary.livejournal.com/668294.html Less Campy: comparisons of gender depictions in Buffy and Supernatural] by monkeycrackmary
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*[https://astri13.livejournal.com/18381.html Somebody save me: the point of view of people in peril on the boys] by astri13 (july 2006); [http://archive.today/2019.02.17-032546/https://astri13.livejournal.com/18381.html archive link]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/145246.html A feminist take on Supernatural] by fanishliss
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*[https://astri13.livejournal.com/16289.html Hotness prevails - the brothers as seen by outsiders] by astri13 (July 2006); [http://archive.today/RxX4n archive link]
*[http://lerefuge.livejournal.com/124120.html Masculinity in Supernatural] by lefefuge
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*[https://malkingrey.livejournal.com/289820.html "Supernatural" - Kansas Burning] by malkingrey (September 2006); [http://archive.today/r14sd archive link]
*[http://sasha-davidovna.livejournal.com/179798.html Macho vs masculinity] by sasha-davidovna
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*Notes on the Supernatural Underclass by vee-fic (April 2007)
*[http://crossroads-lore.livejournal.com/1789.html Some Considerations (in defense) of Supernatural's Malleus Maleficarum from a Feminist] by crossroads_lore
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**[https://vee-fic.livejournal.com/25141.html Part 1], [http://archive.today/eBOpI archive link]
*[http://thehathorlegacy.info/supernatural-theres-something-about-mary/ Something about Mary] by spg
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**[https://vee-fic.livejournal.com/25546.html Part 2]; [http://archive.today/mEnqU archive link]
*[http://deadbeat-nymph.livejournal.com/15619.html Hell hath no fury like a woman born] by deadbeat_nymph
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**[https://vee-fic.livejournal.com/25920.html Part 3]; [http://archive.today/O6XNZ archive link]  
*[http://angstslashhope.livejournal.com/973409.html Daddy, would you like some sausage ?: Oedipal narrative in Supernatural] by angstslashhope
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**[https://vee-fic.livejournal.com/26115.html Part 4]; [http://archive.today/W9wPb archive link]
*[http://www.genders.org/g47/g47_wright.html Latchkey Hero: Masculinity, Class and the Gothic in Eric Kripke's Supernatural] by Julia M. Wright
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**[https://vee-fic.livejournal.com/26437.html Sidebar on Supernatural Underclass notes]; [http://archive.today/fCHXj archive link]
*[http://chasingtides.livejournal.com/308708.html The Story of My (non) Existence: Bisexuals and Genre Television] by chasingtides
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*[https://vee-fic.livejournal.com/55269.html Masculinity and Social Class] by vee-fic (May 2007); [http://archive.today/Olgoy archive link]
*[http://www.pulptone.com/?p=2978 The Women of Supernatural] by Mike Elrod
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*[https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/149619.html A Cowboy, a Hero, and a Chevy Impala: American Mythology in Supernatural] by aislinamara (April 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190218065246/https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/149619.html archive link]
*[http://waterofthemoon.livejournal.com/430230.html "Well, you are kind of butch": the bisexuality of Dean Winchester] by waterofthemoon
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*[http://yourlibrarian.dreamwidth.org/80934.html The Outside World] by yourlibrarian (May 2008); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/6774667 AO3 link]
*[http://fan-eunice.livejournal.com/24586.html Commentary on the "Women's Work" Fanvid] by fan-eunice
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*Ron, Lyric. 2008. "''Supernatural'' Politics?" ''MediaBlvd Magazine'', July 23; [http://web.archive.org/web/20080727021708/http://www.mediablvd.com/magazine/the_news/issue21/supernatural_politics?_200807231230.html archive link]
*[http://aqueductpress.blogspot.com/2007/08/womens-art-and-womens-work.html Women's Art and "Women's Work"] (Essay on the gendered nature of vidding and, in particular, examining "Women's Work", a fanvid by Luminosity and Sisabet & how it examines the portrayal of women in Supernatural)
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*Wright, Julia M. 2008. "[https://www.colorado.edu/gendersarchive1998-2013/2008/06/15/latchkey-hero-masculinity-class-and-gothic-eric-kripkes-supernatural Latchkey hero: Masculinity, class, and the Gothic in Eric Kripke's Supernatural.]" ''Genders'' 47.
*[http://characterscount.pbworks.com/Supernatural-S1 Characters Count Analysis of Supernatural Season 1] (Statistics by episode on the number of characters who speak and/or die and who are female and/or of color and whether the episodes pass the Bechdel & race-Bechdel tests, with [http://characterscount.pbworks.com/Notes-on-Supernatural-S1 notes])
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*[https://yourlibrarian.livejournal.com/136886.html Victimhood in SPN] by yourlibrarian (October 2009); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/6791830 AO3 link]
* [http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/30/36 Tosenberger, Catherine: "The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean".Supernatural, queer readings, and the romance of incestuous fan fiction, in "Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures", Volume I, 2008]
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*[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]
* [http://www.afterelton.com/blog/lylemasaki/whats-up-with-supernatural-homoerotic-hoyay HOYAY! "Supernatural": Coded gays, slashfic bait and Wincest, oh my!] on After Elton
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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]
* [http://www.afterelton.com/blog/michaeljensen/supernatural-first-facebook-recap Supernatural recap on Facebook] by Michael Jensen on After Elton
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*SPN and the Underclass series by laespada
* [http://www.afterelton.com/print/2010/08/slash-fandoms-part-one?page=0%2C0 Has Slash made the world better for gay men?] on After Elton
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/1127.html Part 1 - Intro]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331221341/http://laespada.livejournal.com/1127.html archive link]
* [http://missyjack.livejournal.com/647343.html Looking at Dean Winchester: The Gaze In Supernatural] by missyjack
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/1673.html Part 2 - Dangers of Underclass]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331221450/http://laespada.livejournal.com/1673.html archive link]
* [http://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/425753.html Gender bias in Supernatural]: the cold hard stats by ash48 and bythedamned
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/2051.html Part 3 - Music]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20171002042901/http://laespada.livejournal.com/2051.html archive link]
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/2441.html Part 4 - War]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331223311/http://laespada.livejournal.com/2441.html archive link]
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/2701.html Part 5 - Clothes]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331223745/http://laespada.livejournal.com/2701.html archive link]
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/2912.html Part 6a - Cars]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331223840/http://laespada.livejournal.com/2912.html archive link]
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/3110.html Part 6b - Cars]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331223438/http://laespada.livejournal.com/3110.html archive link]
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/3976.html Part 6c - Cars]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331223938/https://laespada.livejournal.com/3976.html archive link]
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**[https://laespada.livejournal.com/4162.html Music 2- Return of the Meta]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20170331223438/http://laespada.livejournal.com/4162.html archive link]
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*[https://likeanegg-ssb.tumblr.com/post/41295246665/sam-dean-and-class-differences Sam, Dean, and class differences] by mekbuda (January 2013); [http://archive.today/8gxWg archive link]
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*[https://isthemachinesinging.tumblr.com/post/44403679752/the-boy-smoked-the-pages-parallels-with-the “The Boy Smoked the Pages”: Parallels with the Personhood of Monsters] by isthemachinesinging (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181205000022/http://isthemachinesinging.tumblr.com/post/44403679752/the-boy-smoked-the-pages-parallels-with-the archive link]
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*[https://basiacat.tumblr.com/post/48330330881/alright-this-needs-to-be-prefaced-with-the-fact Winchester Accents: None of Them Sound Like They’re from Kansas] by basiacat (April 2013); [http://web.archive.org/web/20181206014130/https://basiacat.tumblr.com/post/48330330881/alright-this-needs-to-be-prefaced-with-the-fact 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]
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*[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]
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*[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]
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*''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/105390093762/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 1 - The Star-Spangled Banner]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/105390093762/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
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**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/105537103602/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 2 - The South Will Rise Again]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/105537103602/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
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**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/105801260032/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 3 - How You Gonna Keep ‘Em Down On The Farm?]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/105801260032/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
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**[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/106724752272/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters Part 4 - The End of the Cattle Drive/Back in the Saddle Again]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160823195513/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/106724752272/supernatural-is-a-show-about-humans-monsters archive link]
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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]
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**[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]
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**[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]
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*[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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*McGeer, Tess. 2019. [http://floodmagazine.com/57278/an-undead-elegy-for-the-american-dream-on-300-episodes-of-supernatural An Undead Elegy For the American Dream: On 300 Episodes of “Supernatural”]. ''Flood Magazine'', February 7; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190208025509/http://floodmagazine.com/57278/an-undead-elegy-for-the-american-dream-on-300-episodes-of-supernatural/ archive link]
  
'''Class'''<br>
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*[http://amonitrate.livejournal.com/501098.html Supernatural and economic instability] by amonitrate
 
* Supernatural and the Underclass series: [http://laespada.livejournal.com/1127.html Intro], [http://laespada.livejournal.com/1673.html Dangers of the underclass], [http://laespada.livejournal.com/2051.html Music], [http://laespada.livejournal.com/2441.html War], [http://laespada.livejournal.com/2701.html Clothes], [http://laespada.livejournal.com/2912.html Cars Part One], [http://laespada.livejournal.com/3110.html Cars PArt Two] by laespada
 
  
'''Ethnicity'''<br>
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==='''Religion'''===
*[http://ethrosdemon.livejournal.com/330069.html Regional accents in Supernatural] by ethrosdemon
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*[http://theangryblackwoman.com/2009/09/09/an-open-letter-to-eric-kripke/ Race in Supernatural] by The Angry Black Woman blogsite
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*[https://bowtrunckle.livejournal.com/28452.html Fluffy White Feathers and Divine Eyes: Hunters and the Absentee Higher Power] by bowtrunckle (January 2008); [http://archive.today/dMCzC archive link]
*[http://hagar-972.livejournal.com/1228603.html Judaism in Supernatural] by hagar-972
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*[https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/9922.html Angels in Hebrew and Christian scripture] by fannishliss (November 2008); [http://archive.today/GXhMF archive link]
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*[https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/20390.html Supernatural vs Christianity] by fannishliss (April 2009); [http://archive.today/l1tVg archive link]
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*[https://missyjack.livejournal.com/577618.html Some thoughts on what Supernatural is saying about religion] by missyjack (April 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200425021457/https://missyjack.livejournal.com/577618.html archive link]
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*[https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/55263.html Supernatural’s Christless Christianity and Pagan People-Eaters] by fannishliss (April 2010); [http://archive.today/2020.04.25-021145/https://fannishliss.livejournal.com/55263.html archive link]
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*[https://schmevil.dreamwidth.org/242594.html trivialization of Hindu gods in Supernatural episode] by schmevil (April 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190221075418/https://schmevil.dreamwidth.org/242594.html archive link]
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*[https://hells-half-acre.livejournal.com/225651.html The nature of Death of Supernatural] by hell-half-acre (April 2011); [http://web.archive.org/web/20180129055909/https://hells-half-acre.livejournal.com/225651.html 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]
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*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])
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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]
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*Pop Culture Pagan by persephoneshadow (Nov 2013 - Feb 2014)
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**[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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**[https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/66292057312/pop-culture-pagan-supernatural-and-symbolism Supernatural and Symbolism]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20180901163753/http://ibelieveinthelittletreetopper.tumblr.com/post/66292057312/pop-culture-pagan-supernatural-and-symbolism archive link]
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**[https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/75642782128/pop-culture-pagan-son-of-a-witch-part-1 Son of a Witch! Part 1]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616192226/https://persephoneshadow.tumblr.com/post/75642782128/pop-culture-pagan-son-of-a-witch-part-1 archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/140137821580/her-roses-never-fall-drsilverfish a lot of the staff is Jewish so stop treating Christian readings of the show as more legitimate than Jewish readings] by isthemachinesinging, drsilverfish, her-roses-never-fall (March 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193822/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/140137821580/her-roses-never-fall-drsilverfish archive link]
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*[https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/116713925312/multiple-jesus-es multiple jesus-es] by postmodernmulticoloredcloak (April 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200331215328/https://postmodernmulticoloredcloak.tumblr.com/post/116713925312/multiple-jesus-es archive link]
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*[https://welkinalauda.tumblr.com/post/116714584049/2-4-6-8-time-to-transubstantiate 2-4-6-8 Time to Transubstantiate] by welkinalauda (April 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200331214033/https://welkinalauda.tumblr.com/post/116714584049/2-4-6-8-time-to-transubstantiate archive link]
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*[https://angel-afraid-of-falling.tumblr.com/post/116840867909/im-not-a-biblical-scholar-nor-am-i-a-religious untitled post about the last supper] [based on [https://ara-claire.tumblr.com/post/116654315906/1-x-2-the-woman-beside-jesus-is-not-an this] post] by angel-afraid-of-falling (April 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200331213819/https://angel-afraid-of-falling.tumblr.com/post/116840867909/im-not-a-biblical-scholar-nor-am-i-a-religious archive link], [https://web.archive.org/web/20200331214149/https://ara-claire.tumblr.com/post/116654315906/1-x-2-the-woman-beside-jesus-is-not-an archive link]
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*[https://hogwartsbitchcraftandmisandry.tumblr.com/post/116672942727/we-need-to-talk-about-the-stynes-in-this-weeks we need to talk about the stynes in this week's spn], [https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/117322462915/we-need-to-talk-about-the-stynes-in-this-weeks excerpt of commentary in the post] by hogwartsbitchcraftandmisandry (April 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200502032659/https://hogwartsbitchcraftandmisandry.tumblr.com/post/116672942727/we-need-to-talk-about-the-stynes-in-this-weeks post archive link]; [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193812/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/117322462915/we-need-to-talk-about-the-stynes-in-this-weeks commentary archive link]
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*[https://midrashic.tumblr.com/post/140292366316 but i want to talk about miriam especially for a moment] by firstdrafted (March 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160320072243/http://firstdrafted.tumblr.com:80/post/140292366316 archive link]
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*[https://sunkin-akh.tumblr.com/post/179169265921/the-problems-with-the-first-scene-of-spn-1401 The problems with the first scene of SPN 14.01: tackling casual racism, and the history of disrespect to non-judeo-christian religions in SPN] by sunkin-akh (October 2018); [http://web.archive.org/web/20200402205317/https://sunkin-akh.tumblr.com/post/179169265921/the-problems-with-the-first-scene-of-spn-1401 archive link]</div>
  
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==='''Ethnicity and Race'''===
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*Newitz, Annalee. 2009. [https://io9.gizmodo.com/supernatural-is-midwestern-gothic-for-the-google-gene-5233800 "Supernatural" Is Midwestern Gothic For The Google Generation]. ''io9'', April 30; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190217031036/https://io9.gizmodo.com/supernatural-is-midwestern-gothic-for-the-google-gene-5233800 archive link]
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*Johnson, Alaya Dawn. 2009. [http://theangryblackwoman.com/2009/09/09/an-open-letter-to-eric-kripke/ An Open Letter to Eric Kripke]. ''The Angry Black Woman'', September 9; [https://web.archive.org/web/20091116192144/http://theangryblackwoman.com/2009/09/09/an-open-letter-to-eric-kripke/ archive link]
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*[https://glockgal.dreamwidth.org/377764.html If Sam and Dean were PoC] by glockgal (June 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20100619041432/https://glockgal.dreamwidth.org/377764.html archive link 1], [http://archive.today/stAsf archive link 2]
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*[http://glockgal.dreamwidth.org/379836.html Sam and Dean Winchestgopal] by glockgal (July 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200505040557/https://glockgal.dreamwidth.org/379836.html archive link 1], [http://archive.today/pEkuw archive link 2]
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*James, Kendra. 2011. What’s Not Going Bump in the Night?: The Missing Folklore of Supernatural. ''Racialicious'', April 14; [https://web.archive.org/web/20160419014543/http://www.racialicious.com:80/2011/04/14/whats-not-going-bump-in-the-night-the-missing-folklore-of-supernatural-tv-correspondent-tryout archive link] [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/413413.html cajun_chick411]
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*Angelica Jade. 2011. The Failings of Supernatural in Terms of Race and Gender. ''The Poison Pen'', September 13; [https://web.archive.org/web/20111104125510/http://poisonpencinema.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/the-failings-of-supernatural-in-terms-of-race-and-gender/ archive link]
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*[https://disease-danger-darkness-silence.tumblr.com/post/37367484415/santahasthephonebox-made-rebloggable-by Basically, I love SPN. I really do. I probably always will. But they’re really, really bad about whitewashing everything and I’m sorry, but there’s nothing wrong with being upset about that] by santahasthephonebox, ireallyhatecornnuts (December 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190615235949/https://disease-danger-darkness-silence.tumblr.com/post/37367484415/santahasthephonebox-made-rebloggable-by archive link]
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*Harris, Tamara Winfrey. 2013. Privilege And The White Dude Super-Detective. ''Racialicious'', January 22; [https://web.archive.org/web/20130125021736/http://www.racialicious.com/2013/01/22/privilege-and-the-white-dude-super-detective/ archive link]
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*[https://stopcallingmebitch.tumblr.com/post/43089777691/dear-every-cracker-who-thinks-poc-shouldnt-be dear every cracker who thinks poc shouldn't be angry at the depiction of a black woman as an animal before we’ve ~*given the episode a chance*~] by stopcallingmebitch (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190615234800/https://stopcallingmebitch.tumblr.com/post/43089777691/dear-every-cracker-who-thinks-poc-shouldnt-be archive link]
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*[https://steppeghost.tumblr.com/post/43654550471/8x15-feels-from-a-poc-also-called-portia 8X15 Feels - From a POC (Also Called Portia)] by steppeghost (February 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181205000558/http://steppeghost.tumblr.com/post/43654550471/8x15-feels-from-a-poc-also-called-portia archive link]
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*[https://bellatrixissexy.tumblr.com/post/47769674254/my-spn-version-of-feminist-disneys-pics-i Untitled photoset about Asian-inspired “Monsters of the Week” and race on Supernatural] by bellatrixissexy (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616153354/https://bellatrixissexy.tumblr.com/post/47769674254/my-spn-version-of-feminist-disneys-pics-i archive link]
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*[https://oranges8hands.tumblr.com/post/48922345313/spn-monster-morality-redemption-and-race SPN Monster Morality, Redemption, and Race: Vampire Edition] by oranges8hands (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181227215809/http://oranges8hands.tumblr.com/post/48922345313/spn-monster-morality-redemption-and-race archive link], [https://justanotheridijiton.dreamwidth.org/20441.html mirror with link rot repaired]
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*[https://fuckoffyoudiefirst.tumblr.com/post/46078701607/asian-fetishes Asian Fetishes] + [https://fuckoffyoudiefirst.tumblr.com/post/46078748714/dean-winchestersupernatural-asianasian Dean Winchester/Supernatural & Asian/Asian American Women] by fuckoffyoudiefirst (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616155554/https://fuckoffyoudiefirst.tumblr.com/post/46078701607/asian-fetishes archive link], [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616155047/https://fuckoffyoudiefirst.tumblr.com/post/46078748714/dean-winchestersupernatural-asianasian archive link]
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*[https://grandenchanterfiona.tumblr.com/post/50321598434/spaceyunicorns-feministsupernatural-what gifset with commentary from S08 E17] by feministsupernatural (May 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190616155919/https://grandenchanterfiona.tumblr.com/post/50321598434/spaceyunicorns-feministsupernatural-what archive link]
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*Anonymous asked: [https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/85089913746/what-was-wrong-with-racist-truck-episode-is-it “What was wrong with racist truck episode? Is it because white ppl who make the show should not touch the subject of racism and should have chosen another target for the ghost truck? Or was there something else?”] by defilerwyrm (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190409053952/http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/85089913746/what-was-wrong-with-racist-truck-episode-is-it archive link]
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*[https://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/108046752309 Claire’s Hair and The Case of the Invisible Black People] by rainbofiction (January 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903133013/http://rainbofiction.tumblr.com/post/108046752309 archive link]
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*Nerdy POC. 2017. [https://medium.com/@nerdypoc/dear-writers-of-supernatural-545e1a3c5cd1 Dear Writers of Supernatural]. ''Medium'', January 27; [http://web.archive.org/web/20180129215016/https://medium.com/@nerdypoc/dear-writers-of-supernatural-545e1a3c5cd1 archive link]
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'''Music'''<br>
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==='''Music'''===
[[Music (Original Score)]] (meta on themes and motifs in the music score by zimsham)
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*[http://quidditchkiss.livejournal.com/765362.html Top fifteen music moments on Supernatural] by quidditchkiss
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/62720.html Chasing Rabbits: On the use of "White Rabbit" in the teaser to [[Hunted]]] by gigglingkat
 
*[http://gigglingkat.livejournal.com/tag/ownsmysoul Other music metas] by gigglingkat
 
  
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*[[Music (Original Score)]] (meta on themes and motifs in the music score by zimshan)
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*[https://sn-eighttrack.livejournal.com/4854.html Xiola's crazy theory about Eric Kripke, Blue Oyster Cult, and the "You Can Never Read Too Much Into the Lyrics On this Show" rule] by sn-eighttrack (April 2006); [https://web.archive.org/web/20120120080037/http://sn-eighttrack.livejournal.com/4854.html archive link]
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*[https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/62720.html Chasing Rabbits] in the teaser to [[2.10 Hunted]] by gigglingkat (January 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530005951/https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/62720.html archive link]
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**[https://gigglingkat.livejournal.com/tag/ownsmysoul Other music metas] by gigglingkat [http://archive.today/2019.02.21-050238/https://gigglingkat.livejournal.com/tag/ownsmysoul archive link]
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*[https://quidditchkiss.livejournal.com/765362.html My Top 15 Music Moments] by quidditchkiss (February 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530010005/https://quidditchkiss.livejournal.com/765362.html archive link]
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*[https://yourlibrarian.livejournal.com/114045.html Missing the Music: Song Use in SPN] by yourlibrarian (March 2009); [https://archiveofourown.org/works/6340 AO3 link]
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*[https://heartheskies.livejournal.com/8206.html Zeppelin Rules! A series of references on Supernatural] by heartheskies (April 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530005457/https://heartheskies.livejournal.com/8206.html archive link]
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*[https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/540105.html The Thing That Should Not Be: Dean Winchester, Metallica, and H. P. Lovecraft] by chasingtides (June 2011); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530010925/https://chasingtides.livejournal.com/540105.html archive link]
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*[https://i-speak-tongue.livejournal.com/78027.html Okay. To thine own self be true? Please elaborate.] by i-speak-tongue (November 2012); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530011600/https://i-speak-tongue.livejournal.com/78027.html archive link]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/46030993789/817-hope-you-find-your-paradise 8.17 Hope you find your Paradise] by defilerwyrm (March 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20170328220921/http://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/46030993789/817-hope-you-find-your-paradise archive link]
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*[https://destielhallow.tumblr.com/post/47358808925/lets-talk-about-music-goodbye-stranger-by Let’s Talk About Music: Goodbye Stranger] by spn-rants (April 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190210002529/http://destielhallow.tumblr.com/post/47358808925/lets-talk-about-music-goodbye-stranger-by archive link]
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*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/66848742022/its-just-me It’s Just Me] by deathbycoldopen (November 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181205054438/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/66848742022/its-just-me archive link]
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*[https://cymbalism.tumblr.com/post/67267685967 Castiel: Our Greatest American Hero] by cymbalism (November 2013); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180901164705/http://cymbalism.tumblr.com/post/67267685967 archive link]
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*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/74996458390/bringing-in-the-sheaves Bringing in the Sheaves] by yarnyfan (January 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206132908/http://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/74996458390/bringing-in-the-sheaves archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/73429803909/the-end-of-the-road-trip-the-top-picture-is-from The End of the Road Trip] by larinah (January 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903155517/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/73429803909/the-end-of-the-road-trip-the-top-picture-is-from archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/75718277030/a-hunter-and-a-gentlemanor-can-love-lift-sam A Hunter and a Gentleman…or Can Love Lift Sam and Dean Up Where They Belong?] by larinah (February 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903155235/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/75718277030/a-hunter-and-a-gentlemanor-can-love-lift-sam archive link]
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*[https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/85703144656/i-know-you-probably-wont-get-this-until-much This is actually the third time "Cheek to Cheek" has been used on SPN. Every time it’s been a Bad Thing.] by defilerwyrm (March 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530021820/https://defilerwyrm.tumblr.com/post/85703144656/i-know-you-probably-wont-get-this-until-much archive link]
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*[https://feandra.tumblr.com/post/82212249799/the-fact-that-dean-is-such-a-huge-led-zeppelin-fan Baby I’m Gonna Leave You: Dean and Led Zeppelin] by feandra (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181211192846/http://feandra.tumblr.com/post/82212249799/the-fact-that-dean-is-such-a-huge-led-zeppelin-fan archive link]
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*[http://tardisy.tumblr.com/post/82256400675/the-prophetic-lyrics-of-the-road-so-far The Prophetic Lyrics of the “Road So Far”] by tardisy (April 2014); [http://archive.today/5coJ4 archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/85404421240/though-my-eyes-could-see-i-still-was-a-blind Though my eyes could see, I still was a blind man…] by larinah (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181209193809/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/85404421240/though-my-eyes-could-see-i-still-was-a-blind-man archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/83080114537/themes-and-variations-or-how-9x18-is-meta-even-in Themes and Variations, or How 9x18 Is Meta Even in Its Music] by sleepsintheimpala (April 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181213034414/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/83080114537/themes-and-variations-or-how-9x18-is-meta-even-in archive link]
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*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/86337703878/metatron-superstar Metatron Superstar] by yarnyfan (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181206133134/http://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/86337703878/metatron-superstar archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/85936737052/cas-own-personal-fake-heaven-and-the-purple-rose Cas’ own personal fake Heaven and The Purple Rose of Cairo] by larinah (May 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903153956/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/85936737052/cas-own-personal-fake-heaven-and-the-purple-rose archive link]
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*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/tagged/spn10-countdown-challenge SPN 10 Countdown Challenge metas (4 songs in season 7)] by yarnyfan (Sept-Oct 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530010956/https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/tagged/spn10-countdown-challenge archive link]
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*[https://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/103266712765/subjecttochange8-lookatthesefreakinghipsters Musings on Sundown] by lookatthesefreakinghipsters (November 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181215035910/http://orangemeta.tumblr.com/post/103266712765/subjecttochange8-lookatthesefreakinghipsters archive link]
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*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/104703023358/put-the-load-right-on-me Put the Load Right On Me] by yarnyfan (December 2014); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530020502/https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/104703023358/put-the-load-right-on-me archive link]
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*[https://littlehobbit13.tumblr.com/post/110048260554/i-know-everyones-just-busy-being-tickled-that Think about why Taylor Swift wrote "Shake It Off"] by littlehobbit13 (February 2015) [https://web.archive.org/web/20190519045409/https://littlehobbit13.tumblr.com/post/110048260554/i-know-everyones-just-busy-being-tickled-that archive link]
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*[https://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/110297995640/its-a-new-soundtrack-i-could-dance-to-this-beat It’s a new soundtrack (I could dance to this beat forevermore)] by susurrantpetrichor (February 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903164343/http://susurrantpetrichor.tumblr.com/post/110297995640/its-a-new-soundtrack-i-could-dance-to-this-beat archive link]
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*Tryin' to make a living, and doing the best you can by larinah (March 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180903162654/http://larinah.tumblr.com/post/115040835432/tryin-to-make-a-living-and-doing-the-best-you archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/116605515998/isnt-it-ironic-dont-you-think Isn’t it Ironic, Don’t You Think?] by neven-ebrez (April 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530021305/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/116605515998/isnt-it-ironic-dont-you-think archive link]
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*[https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/118466839664/one-other-comment-i-had-about-this-weeks-episode Scoring Choices in Dark Dynasty, an observation] by waterbird13 (May 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530020915/https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/118466839664/one-other-comment-i-had-about-this-weeks-episode archive link]
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*[https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/118916667913/a-bird-may-love-a-fish-but-where-would-they-build A bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?] by angelswatchingover, flyingfish1 (May 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530020911/https://flyingfish1.tumblr.com/post/118916667913/a-bird-may-love-a-fish-but-where-would-they-build archive link]
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*[https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/130666285696/glassclosetcastiel-so-it-could-all-be-the The siren literally seduces dean through song] by glassclosetcastiel, peter-pantomime (October 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530005701/https://peter-pantomime.tumblr.com/post/130666285696/glassclosetcastiel-so-it-could-all-be-the archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/132147568592/sam-and-deans-sort-of-day-off-in-the-car-dad Sam and Dean’s sort of day off in the car Dad loved so very much] by larinah (October 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530014019/https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/132147568592/sam-and-deans-sort-of-day-off-in-the-car-dad archive link]
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*[https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/133330246454/i-know-im-still-several-episodes-behind-so-im comment on the song that Mary apparently loved and John apparently played for them all the time] by waterbird13 (November 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530014019/https://waterbird13.tumblr.com/post/133330246454/i-know-im-still-several-episodes-behind-so-im archive link]
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*[https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/132587868727/do-you-have-any-thoughts-about-why-they-might-have Thoughts about the use of "Daisy, Daisy" in 11x05] by larinah (November 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530014105/https://larinah.tumblr.com/post/132587868727/do-you-have-any-thoughts-about-why-they-might-have archive link]
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*[https://sarahbatistapereira.tumblr.com/post/133084891929/i-still-find-the-reaction-to-last-nights-episode comments on the final montage of 11.06] (November 2015) by sarahbatistapereira [https://web.archive.org/web/20190210041720/http://sarahbatistapereira.tumblr.com/post/133084891929/i-still-find-the-reaction-to-last-nights-episode archive link]
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*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/132507323738/is-everything-a-bob-seger-song-to-you “Is everything a Bob Seger song to you?”] by yarnyfan (November 2015); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530014028/https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/132507323738/is-everything-a-bob-seger-song-to-you archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/138223635045/when-we-got-the-preview-of-deans-sunset-chat-with sorry i just really love Patsy Cline and may have read WAY TOO MUCH into that reference pffft but at least i now feel the references are ENTIRELY JUSTIFIED by the rest of the episode and Mildred herself as a character] by mittensmorgul (January 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190608112507/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/138223635045/when-we-got-the-preview-of-deans-sunset-chat-with archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/138225262553/prison-grove Prison Grove] by yarnyfan, neven-ebrez (January 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530013457/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/138225262553/prison-grove archive link]
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*[https://s-cornelius.tumblr.com/post/139520787990/thylasam-if-anyone-was-wondering-the-song-from Observation on song choice in The Vessel] by thylasam (February 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20180704113704/http://s-cornelius.tumblr.com/post/139520787990/thylasam-if-anyone-was-wondering-the-song-from archive link]
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*[https://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/139530403697/no-i-regret-nothing No, I Regret Nothing] by deathbycoldopen (February 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20160413231308/http://deathbycoldopen.tumblr.com/post/139530403697/no-i-regret-nothing archive link]
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*[https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/149755374608/live-fast-die-young Live Fast, Die Young] by yarnyfan (August 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530014023/https://yarnyfan.tumblr.com/post/149755374608/live-fast-die-young archive link]
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*[https://thevioletcaptain.tumblr.com/post/151780555518/the-road-so-far The Road So Far in the Season 12 Premiere] by thevioletcaptain (October 2016); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530012627/https://thevioletcaptain.tumblr.com/post/151780555518/the-road-so-far archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/157068323845/bon-jovi-rocks-on-occasion Bon Jovi rocks… on occasion…] by mittensmorgul (February 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190531043045/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/157068323845/bon-jovi-rocks-on-occasion archive link]
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*[https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/157332113619/i-decided-to-look-up-the-actual-lyrics-for-stuck Musings on Stuck in the Middle (with You)] by k-vichan (February 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530012716/https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/157332113619/i-decided-to-look-up-the-actual-lyrics-for-stuck archive link]
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*[https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/160068205504/i-know-im-not-the-only-one-still-screaming-about Dean. Made Cas. A fucking mixtape.] by k-vichan (April 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190525184354/https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/160068205504/i-know-im-not-the-only-one-still-screaming-about archive link]
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*[https://margarittet.tumblr.com/post/160949634613/why-the-spn-mixtape-scene-from-12x19-is Why the SPN mixtape scene from 12x19 is screenwriting gold, and should be taught to the next generations of screenwriters everywhere - analysis] by margarittet (May 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20181218011916/https://margarittet.tumblr.com/post/160949634613/why-the-spn-mixtape-scene-from-12x19-is archive link]
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*[https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/161639999039/hi-do-you-think-that-the-last-episode-all-along I started laughing when I saw the finale was going to be called “All Along the Watchtower”] by k-vichan (June 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530012601/https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/161639999039/hi-do-you-think-that-the-last-episode-all-along archive link]
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*[https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/166360721899/here-is-the-metallica-nothing-else-matters-intro Here is the Metallica “Nothing Else Matters” intro section to 13x01 Lost and Found (and the season’s opener)... ]by drsilverfish (October 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190511233310/https://drsilverfish.tumblr.com/post/166360721899/here-is-the-metallica-nothing-else-matters-intro archive link]
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*[https://beanmom.tumblr.com/post/166366373092/nothing-else-matters I am freaking floored that they opened season 13 with a love song...] by beanmom (October 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20171019010532/https://beanmom.tumblr.com/post/166366373092/nothing-else-matters archive link]
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*[https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/167360797034/its-never-too-late-to-start-all-over-again Steppenwolf’s “It’s Never Too Late” is probably the greatest, most poignant song choice they’ve made in years… and it’s entirely possible that it’s actually the most on-point song selection in the history of the show.] by k-vichan (November 2017); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190430065403/https://k-vichan.tumblr.com/post/167360797034/its-never-too-late-to-start-all-over-again archive link]
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*Fisher, Natalie. 2018. [https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-diegetic-music-jack-driving/ Sounds of ‘Supernatural’: Jack’s driving lesson and more of the show’s best diegetic music moments]. ''Hypable'', December 6; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530004731/https://www.hypable.com/supernatural-diegetic-music-jack-driving/ archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/182101822505/searchin-for-a-rainbow Searchin’ For A Rainbow] by mittensmorgul (January 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190530012354/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/182101822505/searchin-for-a-rainbow archive link]
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*[https://prairiedust.tumblr.com/post/182333759960/i-have-some-feelings-over-the-song-choice-in I have some feelings over the song choice in Damaged Goods] by prairiedust (January 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190531043104/https://prairiedust.tumblr.com/post/182333759960/i-have-some-feelings-over-the-song-choice-in archive link]
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*[https://chuckwinchester.tumblr.com/post/182737951413/why-the-mixtape-is-nothing-but-a-romantic-gesture Why The Mixtape™ is Nothing BUT a Romantic Gesture] by wherethewildthingswerent, chuckwinchester (February 2019); [http://web.archive.org/web/20190219044732/http://chuckwinchester.tumblr.com/post/182737951413/why-the-mixtape-is-nothing-but-a-romantic-gesture archive link]
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*[https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/183478204205/sam-and-cas-rock-aliases-for-the-episode-are-from Sam and Cas’ Rock aliases for the episode...] by neven-ebrez, mittensmorgul (March 2019); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190525212609/https://mittensmorgul.tumblr.com/post/183478204205/sam-and-cas-rock-aliases-for-the-episode-are-from archive link]
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*[https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/190570175848/rosewhipped22-cas-was-super-into-truth-hurts Untitled Commentary on Cas’ Alias (Agent Lizzo) in 15.11] by rosewhipped22; neven-ebrez (January 2020); [https://web.archive.org/web/20200206011307/https://neven-ebrez.tumblr.com/post/190570175848/rosewhipped22-cas-was-super-into-truth-hurts archive link]</div>
  
'''Miscellaneous'''<br>
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==='''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://www.mediablvd.com/magazine/the_news/issue21/supernatural_politics?_200807231230.html Politics in Supernatural] by Lyric Ron
 
 
*[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://blackbetrayal.livejournal.com/17104.html Comparisons between Supernatural and Constantine] by blackbetrayal
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*[http://astarloa.livejournal.com/110468.html Bitten and Baudrillard] - hyperealism and Supernatural by astarloa
*[http://meret.livejournal.com/851603.html Chakras in Supernatural] by meret
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*[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
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==='''Fandom & Fan Works'''===
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'''Fandom & Fanfiction'''<br>
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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]
*[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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*[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]
*[http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/03/26/173923.php Navigating The Supernatural Online Fandom: A Great Hiatus Time Killer] by Alice Jester
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* [https://fanlore.org/wiki/The_J2_Haiti_Fic Racism in SPN fanfic]: The J2 Haiti fic
*[http://counteragent.livejournal.com/42225.html Still Alive] Fanvid meta on the Supernatural fandom
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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]
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/557714.html A box of mirrors, a unicorn, and a pony] by missyjack
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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].
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/592966.html What we write] - an analysis of genres and pairings, and changing trends in Supernatural Fanfic from 2005-2009
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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]
*[http://metapancakes.com/?p=169 Misha’s Minons: A Case Study in Online Community formation and hierarchy]
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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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* 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
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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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* 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
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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