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A Deep Loss in Our SPN Family: A Tribute to Janet

(Photo by Lady_MickeyD - a truly amazing picture)
On August 9th, we were all saddened to hear about the passing of Janet McDannald, aka Lady_MickeyD, from her recent battle with cancer.  Janet was a dear friend to our staffers FarAwayEyes, Bardicvoice, and Tigershire.  Alice and Nightsky also had a chance to meet her a few times.  She was an amazing person with a deep passion for the "Supernatural" fandom.  A few of us have chosen to share some words about our experiences with Janet and how she touched our lives.     

In a World of Civility - A Wish for the SPN Family

It’s been a disheartening few days in more ways than one.  In the past two days, I’ve been fighting online battles both on Twitter and on this website among a lot of other tragedies that have been going on in the world  as well as our own SPN Family.  I sat down to write an apology for the events of the last day and came up with this call for unity instead.  
Before I share this crazy lament of the state of the SPN fandom today, I will say I’m sorry.  I apologize if I’ve offended or if I’ve done something that didn’t meet approval.  On behalf of the Winchester Family Business, I offer apologies for anything a WFB staff member has done that my have offended, even though offense is never the intent.  It’s impossible to please everyone, but we don’t do anything with the intent to attack or bully.  If the intent construed otherwise, well, read what I have to say below.  Thank you.  

Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 1.09 "Home"

One of my favorite things in the realm of storytelling is a haunted house.  I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of ghosts and poltergeists.  In real life, I'm pretty sure that I will never meet a vampire, but ghosts...they just always seem to be hiding just out of eyesight when I'm alone in the dark.

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Inspiration and Unity: The Power in "Family Don’t End With Blood"

Inspiration and Unity: The Power in Family Don’t End With Blood

Love can be hard to verbalize. It goes beyond simply the four-letter word or a moment in time. It is an enduring experience that moves us and impacts our world view in ways we never knew possible but can’t possibly imagine changing once we experience it. And this is the kind of love that the narratives bring together in Lynn K. Zubernis' book Family Don’t End With Blood. This is the love that the book beautifully details in each and every unique, moving chapter - looking at what the SPN Family is all about.

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Memorable Moments: Supernatural 12.14 "The Raid"

Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series! For Supernatural 12.14, "The Raid", I once again put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from the episode. The list varies from episode to episode depending on what transpired.  I hope you enjoy it and share what your picks would be!

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Living in the Moment: Experiencing the Spectacular Supernatural #SDCC17 Panel

This was my first year covering San Diego Comic-Con solo. It was only the second time I had ever been to #SDCC (a hashtag my hands have become accustomed to typing just as much as they type #Supernatural). Alice had a schedule conflict this year so I was left to navigate tickets and passes, emails and contacts, technology and geography on my own. To say I was nervous all the time wouldn’t come close to describing my perpetual state of mind for the weeks preceding and the entire week of Comic-Con.

This year was also the first time I would have the opportunity to attend a Supernatural Comic-Con panel. I’ve read about them, watched them on YouTube and written news items covering them for several years but I've never seen one in person. Last year I came close to attending one but instead was tortured by having to stand outside as long-time friends and fans I had just met filed inside Hall H (being on a press room schedule doesn’t allow one to stand in line for hours to secure a place at the coveted panel). This year, though, was different.

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Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 7.21 "Reading is Fundamental"

I’ve been going back and forth on which episode to review and it’s been a tough decision.  I’m super busy right now, as is everyone, so I didn’t want to do something too involved, deep, or extremely beloved.  Instead, I was inspired by the news that Hulu is now streaming Osric Chau in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.  I’ve decided to review Osric’s first episode in Supernatural - which is quite beloved anyway, and to talk about Dirk Gently and the joys of streaming.

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