Friday, April 10, 2015


Saving People, Hunting Things - The Family Business

**********WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!**********

This week marks the beginning of a three week obsession-fueled, fangirl frenzy over three of the most popular fandoms in all of tumblr (and I am one of those crazy fangirls!).  Behold, part one of the triangle of feels: Supernatural.

 Team Free Will
You are, Dean! <3
So our two main characters are Sam and Dean Winchester.  They were both thrown into the world of hunting down demons and witches and pagan gods by their father after their mother was killed by a demon.  To say their childhood was normal in anyway would be a far cry - always on the road, learning how to kill any kind of monster they encounter - not exactly the typical upbringing.  But the boys made the best of it; Sam went off to college and tried to escape hunting while Dean (the eldest) stayed with their dad to continue their family business.  When their dad goes missing, the brothers reunite to try and find him and hunt down some badies along the way.  This is the basis of the show -  two brothers, traveling across the country in a black 1967 Chevy Impala, hunting monsters, and trying to find their dad. 
Team Free Will: Dean, Sam, Cas
The boys know how to deal with possession, ghosts, windegos, and all kinds of scary things and as the show grows, their world and lives become more dangerous and more complicated.  There are demons, Lucifer (aka the devil), the apocalypse, DEATH, angels, and even God.  The dynamic duo that is Sam and Dean eventually team up with long time survivor, and heavenly friend; the angle of the Lord Castiel.  Now the show has been on for 10 seasons and the Winchesters have died so many times, I personally could count them.  Anyway, enough about the actual show, lets learn all about the crazy fandom!
The Impala: Baby

Grab Some Plaid and Let's Go Hunting!
So members of the SPN fandom have a unique plethora of information and are pretty emotional.  Thanks to the show, fans can tell you how to trap a demon/possessed person using a devil's trap, how banish an angel from his or her vessel, and how to kill countless number of creatures including vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and even pagan gods.  The fandom is also very sympathetic towards Lucifer because he isn't really such a bad guy, just misunderstood and pretty much every angel is a dick  The fandom also is very much in love with not only the characters, but the actors of the show as well.  Sam - Jared Padalecki is a moose and Dean - Jensen Ackles is squirrel and everyone knows it.  The biggest ship on the show, hands down (my biggest ship too) is Destiel. I mean Dean and Cas have been through so much together; Cas gripped Dean tight and raised him from perdition!  Even the cast ships it!  Then the show has a total meta factor thanks to a phrophet chronically Sam and Dean's life and turning it into books that have been read by a large number of people.  Some of my favorite episodes are the ones where Sam and Dean are at a convention for the book series based on their lives - so funny!  
With such great characters and such an interesting story, there have been some really comedic moments on the show including one where Gabriel sucks Sam and Dean into a TV and they are forced onto stereotypical shows or "The French Mistake" which is about Sam and Dean being sent to an alternate universe where they are actors named Jared and Jensen on a show called Supernatural
 And with all the funny, comes the bragging rights SPN has on tumblr for having a gif for EVERYTHING.  Seriously, we do.  A show with so much death means there are a lot of tears shed watching this show.  I know I have shed my fair share.  Also, becasue of this show, certain songs trigger specific reactions from me. "Carry on My Wayward Son" is at the beginning of every season finale and I start tearing up just thinking about the words!  "Eye of the Tiger" makes me want to start dancing and rocking out in a ridiculous fashion like Dean.  Ah, what great memories!  This fandom is very passionate and is not afraid of anything, so be careful if you every come across one in the wild.  They may or may not be sporting some plaid.  

So have you seen Supernatural?  Are you this obsessed with any fandom?  Are you curious about the fandom's reputaion on tumblr?  Comment down below and I will see you for part two next week!



  1. I am just as obsessed with Supernatural as you are Emma! Oh the feels! I'm actually responsible for getting two of my friends hooked on the show. Each of us has claimed one of the boys as our's, mine is Cas. One of my friends actually has a stuffed moose that she has named Winchester.

    1. That is fantastic! My two best friends and I, we are all big fans of the show, have each claimed one of the boys as well - but we argue about who gets who. I want Dean, but so does my cousin. We bicker about it sometimes.

  2. I started watching this when it first came out, and it's been my religiously watched show ever since. Even in the week seasons when all I wanted to do was shake the writers and ask them what they thought they were doing. It's gotten to the point that I just watch, no questions anymore, I'm just ready to be taken on a ride.