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*[http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1289694.html Freudian analysis of Dean] by sarahwilder
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1289694.html Freudian analysis of Dean] by sarahwilder
 
*[http://ash48.livejournal.com/46730.html Dean's relationship to food] by ash48
 
*[http://ash48.livejournal.com/46730.html Dean's relationship to food] by ash48
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'''[[Sam]]'''<br>
 
'''[[Sam]]'''<br>
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*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/386147.html Why Sam is not going darkside but he may end up wearing spandex] by missyjack
 
*[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
 
*[http://fannishliss.livejournal.com/35762.html Rockstars, hunters and addiction] by fannishliss
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'''[[John Winchester]]'''<br>
 
'''[[John Winchester]]'''<br>
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*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/15711.html Cast a giant shadow: John in Asylum] by astri13
 
*[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
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/248910.html John's digression from champion to adversary] by kinda_tempted
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'''The Winchesters'''<br>
 
'''The Winchesters'''<br>
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*[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://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://technosage.livejournal.com/139351.html  Alpha, beta & omega: Pack order in the Winchesters] by technosage
*[http://angstslashhope.livejournal.com/973409.html Oedipal narrative in Supernatural] by angstslashhope
 
 
*[http://angstslashhope.livejournal.com/984889.html You're not my brother: Insights into the boys' relationship through Skin and Asylum] by angstslashhope
 
*[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://spiderine.livejournal.com/286889.html The blunt instrument and the sharp: Sam and Dean in Mystery Spot] by spiderine
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*[http://seahorse-4215.livejournal.com/12372.html Jimmy: The man behind the curtain] by seahorse-4215
 
*[http://seahorse-4215.livejournal.com/12372.html Jimmy: The man behind the curtain] by seahorse-4215
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/515923.html The evolution of Castiel's humanity] by missyjack
 
*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/515923.html The evolution of Castiel's humanity] by missyjack
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'''Other Characters'''<br>
 
'''Other Characters'''<br>
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*[http://missyjack.livejournal.com/425155.html Better the devil you know: illustrated meta on Ruby through seasons 3 & 4] 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
 
*[http://tirra-lyrra.livejournal.com/4810.html Illustrated meta on Anna] by tirra-lyrra
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'''Mytharc Meta'''<br>
 
'''Mytharc Meta'''<br>
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'''Gender and Sexuality'''<br>
 
'''Gender and Sexuality'''<br>
 
 
 
*[http://astri13.livejournal.com/23778.html Manly man in TVLand: Gender in Supernatural] by astri13
 
*[http://astri13.livejournal.com/23778.html Manly man in TVLand: Gender in Supernatural] by astri13
 
*[http://monkeycrackmary.livejournal.com/668294.html Less Campy: comparisons of gender depictions in Buffy and Supernatural] by monkeycrackmary
 
*[http://monkeycrackmary.livejournal.com/668294.html Less Campy: comparisons of gender depictions in Buffy and Supernatural] by monkeycrackmary
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* [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
 
* [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
 
* [http://missyjack.livejournal.com/647343.html Looking at Dean Winchester: The Gaze In Supernatural] by missyjack
 
* [http://missyjack.livejournal.com/647343.html Looking at Dean Winchester: The Gaze In Supernatural] by missyjack
* [http://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/425753.html Gender bias in Supernatural]: a tally of deaths and survival by gender by ash48 and bythedamned
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* [http://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/425753.html Gender bias in Supernatural]: the cold hard stats by ash48 and bythedamned
  
 
'''Class'''<br>
 
'''Class'''<br>
 
*[http://amonitrate.livejournal.com/501098.html Supernatural and economic instability] by amonitrate
 
*[http://amonitrate.livejournal.com/501098.html Supernatural and economic instability] by amonitrate
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* 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
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'''Ethnicity'''<br>
 
'''Ethnicity'''<br>
 
*[http://ethrosdemon.livejournal.com/330069.html  Regional accents in Supernatural] by ethrosdemon
 
*[http://ethrosdemon.livejournal.com/330069.html  Regional accents in Supernatural] by ethrosdemon
 
*[http://theangryblackwoman.com/2009/09/09/an-open-letter-to-eric-kripke/ Race in Supernatural] by The Angry Black Woman blogsite
 
*[http://theangryblackwoman.com/2009/09/09/an-open-letter-to-eric-kripke/ Race in Supernatural] by The Angry Black Woman blogsite
 
*[http://hagar-972.livejournal.com/1228603.html Judaism in Supernatural] by hagar-972
 
*[http://hagar-972.livejournal.com/1228603.html Judaism in Supernatural] by hagar-972
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'''Music'''<br>
 
'''Music'''<br>
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*[http://community.livejournal.com/spn_heavymeta/62720.html Chasing Rabbits: On the use of "White Rabbit" in the teaser to [[Hunted]]] by gigglingkat
 
*[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
 
*[http://gigglingkat.livejournal.com/tag/ownsmysoul Other music metas] by gigglingkat
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'''Miscellaneous'''<br>
 
'''Miscellaneous'''<br>
 
*[http://astri13.livejournal.com/18381.html Somebody save me: the point of view of people in peril on the boys] by astri13
 
*[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://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://silver-spotted.livejournal.com/13067.html  The long arm of the law] by silver_spotted

Revision as of 09:19, 11 June 2011

A meta essay, or meta (short for meta-analysis) refers to an essay that explores the text of a show in more detail than an episode review or recap. Broader themes, or deeper analysis are investigated, often with supporting evidence in the form of screencaps, pictures or charts.

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

Meta Communities

The Supernatural community spn_heavymeta on Livejournal is dedicated to providing a platform for metaists and readers alike. In the first two seasons of Supernatural, the community followed a set regime, where members would submit essays for each episode on Dean, Sam and John. After Season Two this structure was abandoned, and the community simply provided a central place for people to link to their metas.

Communities which focus on analysing fandom itself include Meta Fandom and Fanthopology which tracks mentions of fandom in the media.

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.

Famous aca-fan Henry Jenkins has written about Supernatural.

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.

In 2009, Benbella Books published In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural.

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

Meta Essays

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

Dean


Sam


John Winchester


The Winchesters

Castiel


Other Characters


Mytharc Meta

The Impala


Supernatural & Its Visuals


Gender and Sexuality

Class

Ethnicity


Music
Music (Original Score) (meta on themes and motifs in the music score by zimsham)


Miscellaneous

Fandom & Fanfiction