Usually at various points in the long Supernatural season, fans can get a little grumpy.  An episode will come along that divides the fandom, and in the heat of debate, we sometimes forget the basics.  We sometimes forget to ask ourselves,  "Why Does Supernatural Make You Happy?"  

After reading all the lively discussions here from the last few days (don't get me wrong, they've been good), I went on Twitter last night and asked just that.  The challenge was to say why they loved Supernatural in 140 characters or less.  The responses were pretty amazing.  So lets take a pause here for pure happiness and remember the love.  I've even found a few photos to enhance the fun!

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@AirbatMcfly:  I can do in less: two brothers, an Impala on the road (at least when we get that back)
 
 
@TuesdayMelodies:  It gives me hope that no matter how bad things are, that someone is fighting to make it better for everyone.
 
@reneebshor:  Because it teaches how Family and Love can changed the world. Giving of yourself to help others is what matters most.
 
 
@aprild26:  cuz of the bond between the brothers.No matter what, family is the most important thing n love the dedication 2 eachother.
 
@MelanieDesi: How often do I invite characters & the awesome folks who create them into the family? Never before - that's why SPN is my :)
 
 
@SPN_Sherry:  They inspire me to keep going no matter what, just like they do. :D

@PritiBent:  exciting, emotional, scary, funny, family, all done very professionally but with flare! Fabulous escape from normality.
 
 
@Twilight_SPN:  Because help us to forget for a while the problems of the real life and show U that u always can defeat the problems
 
@abyassee: #SPN makes me happy because it makes me feel like I'm part of something special with the coolest bunch of people ever.
 
  
@jlly4:  bc I get scared,laugh,cry,worry,and laugh some more EVERY episode.Add great writing,amazing guest stars,talented crew,&THEJs
 
@kazamigorical:  It's proof of unconditional love
 
@TeresaPezzino:  Because it inspires me to get back up no matter how hard I have been knocked down and to have the strength to forgive.
 
 
@purplehrdwonder:  Because it's an optimistic, humanistic story about love and how our choices matter even when the world tells us otherwise.
 
@SwanSong513:  It's their family which changes as people die, go evil, are resurrected but the love is always there, the S/Ls great too.
 
 
@StephGrevelis:  When I was recently diagnosed w/cancer, SPN & its fans took my mind off things and gave me something to look forward to.
 
@deansfangirl:  1 sexy car, 2 sexy young men, 7 seasons of epic plots, 22 new episodes every year, and 100s of classic rock songs about sex.
 
@deansfangirl:  Or maybe I just need one word: Jensen! <3
 
 
@CastleSid:  bt its just many aspects of that show along the characters always remind me of d ppl very close to me...thats why!
 
@farawayeyes4:  No matter my mood, it is my happy place. It's where all my dreams are good. It inspires me to chase my own dreams. 
 
 
@MayberryMiMi:  The entire #SPN family has provided a place of refuse and love during a time of struggle & change.
 
@windykl: feeling the brotherly bond on screen..the heart-to-heart talks over beer btw sam/dean..these things make me wanna watch

 
 
@jokerworldwide:  #SPN makes me happy cuz it makes me believe in the power of family and its my hour to forget everything else going on :)
 
@CastleSid: well,it makes me happy cuz one of d character dean,reminds me of myself and sam as my big brother.i knw,the role is reversd.
 
 
@kristyl_:  #SPN makes me happy because it allows me to escape into the world of 2 brothers who fight & die for each other (+ @Jarpad).

 
 
@bjxmas:  Nothing makes me happier than seeing our beautiful boys smile & knowing they love their jobs & the entire SPN family!
 
@bjxmas:  As hard as RL may be I know the Winchesters have it harder & carry on. As tragic as their lives get, they inspire me.#heroes
 
 
@bjxmas: SPN FINALLY gave Jensen the material he deserves! And it introduced me to Jared, JDM, Jim, Misha, Mark2, Sterling, Richard&&
 
@CamillaBug:  The fact that Sam and Dean do all that they do and still manage to smile somehow, even if it is just for each other.
 
 
@SpnHunter_Witch:  "Just cause you're blood doesn't make you family" is my motto for life.
 
@SpnHunter_Witch: I've learned so much about family and morality from this show that I am a better person now.
 
@bookdal:  Because it's a simple story about love and family in a world that sometimes loses sight of the pleasure of closeness.
 
@Desilugiggles:  #SPN makes me happy because there is no other show in the world that you can get lost in & forget about everything else.
 
 
@AnimeChik27:  The fandom or #SPNFamily is one big family, you make friends in this group and keep them! it's just about family
 
@AmberAnnh:  #Supernatural feels like family, and at the end of the day, that's happiness for me.
 
 
Yes, you'll probably notice an omission.  I never put mine up.  So, if I did tweet something, here it is:

@WinFamBusiness:  It's been the same since the very 1st time I saw SPN, Two brothers, a classic car, and the open road.  Life is an adventure.  
 
 
So if you didn't share on Twitter, what about Supernatural makes you happy?  
 

Comments  

sofia
# sofia 2012-03-28 15:52
I always miss the fun things on twitter! Here's what mine would have been:

@LastWeekOn: #SPN makes me happy because it reminds me of the power of great storytelling and the impact relationships have in our life, family or not. Love it!
digyd
# digyd 2012-03-28 15:57
Looks like I missed it too even though I get the tweets on my phone. So this would be me:

@jigsawverbiage Two beautiful brothers repeatedly saving the world from evil while wrestling with the demons within themselves. Who can ask for more?
RGNYC*
# RGNYC* 2012-03-28 16:27
Excellent stories; a family dynamic; superb acting; awesome staging, lighting, and direction--Supe rnatural is addictive and the best show on TV!
Clarice 0909
# Clarice 0909 2012-03-29 12:50
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Excellent stories; a family dynamic; superb acting; awesome staging, lighting, and direction--Supernatural is addictive and the best show on TV!
SPN is my favorite addiction, more than chocolate or any other thing. And pls don't cure me of it. Gonna die loving and being addicted to it.
kazkriz
# kazkriz 2012-03-28 17:10
I did not have the chance to teet this yesterday. . so I will say it now.

It's the best thing in my life . I have a international family I love, cuz it's home :) and it's my happy place..no matter what.
Karen
# Karen 2012-03-28 17:43
This is a wonderful idea. I love the pictures too.
Now if I could figure how to work twitter, mine would be.
:-*

Two Brothers + Love + Family + Friendship + Strength + Flawed + Forgiveness + Impala + Classic Rock = Supernatural
:-)
Jasmine
# Jasmine 2012-03-28 18:48
There is no way that brotherhood would've mattered 2 me this much w/o the Winchesters; it's sadly never something u c everyday
belluvsmiami
# belluvsmiami 2012-03-28 18:48
" 2 ridiculously handsome guys,1 hot Impala one heck of a cast & one hell of a storyline.Oh & the best fans a fandom could ever have 100% SPN. "

- Ive made more friends on Twitter in the past year then I have with a fandom Ive been involved with for the past 10 years. Says a lot about this fandom doesnt it? :)
LEAH D
# LEAH D 2012-03-28 19:16
I was going to visit and no longer comment but I just had to say how very much this was needed. It is nice to be reminded of why we love this show. Karen, I couldn't have said it better! Wonderful idea and great pic's Alice.
PENNY JAIME
# PENNY JAIME 2012-03-28 19:39
It could be beacuse watching them during my dialysis treatments saves my sanity. Or because I have two sons. In reality the main reason may sound silly. Because jensen made me cry. I'm 49 yrs old. Always believed no matter how good a show is, it's still just a show (or movie). No point in wasting real emotions. BUT-He crys, I cry. EVERY TIME!!! Even after seeing an epi 20 times. He's GOOOD
buffsgirl
# buffsgirl 2012-03-28 19:46
Thanks for this Alice. This was SO needed! :-)

@hwikoff_SPN inspires me to do better, be better and chase after what I want.
Mieke
# Mieke 2012-03-28 20:03
Supernatural makes me happy because it is at once incredible, pure imagination and the very essence of reality. Love and generosity rule in the SPN universe. Family don't end with blood.
BagginsDVM
# BagginsDVM 2012-03-28 20:47
Why do I love Supernatural?
The power of an epic story that draws me in & provides an escape from reality, the bonds of family that don't end with blood, the charisma of the actors & the characters they bring to life, the childhood memories revisited of growing up with American muscle cars, and the incredible friends I've made in this fandom!
MisterGlass
# MisterGlass 2012-03-28 21:33
I like this idea.

It’s about getting past the petty squabbles, and forgiving each others’ transgressions, to stare horror in the face, unblinking, and together.
Vivian
# Vivian 2012-03-28 21:52
Hahaha, that was very Mommy like from you, Alice! Please, kids, don't fight, in spite of our differences, we are family after all!

And that is what Supernatural is about, and I love it!
suzee51
# suzee51 2012-03-29 14:03
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Hahaha, that was very Mommy like from you, Alice! Please, kids, don't fight, in spite of our differences, we are family after all!
I agree wholeheartedly with Vivian - thanks "Mom"/Alice for the reminder that we ARE a family. That certainly put the past few article postings in to a different perspective for me.

And one last heartfelt "thank you" to Alice for including the picture of Kim Manners in this article. I miss his guiding hand terribly and always include him in our "family".
Melanie
# Melanie 2012-03-28 22:11
mine would have been @feistywildhear t it makes me laugh, cry and get out of my own head for a while. oh and @jarpad lol
KELLY
# KELLY 2012-03-29 00:22
I could do it with 3 words. Sam Dean Bromance. But I won't.I love each brother individually. Dean- the hard edges (cough hard body) with the gooey center. He cares so much. He's take hit after it but he just keeps fighting and keeps saving the world despite it (and his)suicidal tendencies.
And Sam with puppy dog eyes (cough hard body) who keeps trying and succeeding despite everything that been thrown at him. He was destined to go darkside and overcame it. And manage to save the world in the process.
And the Bromance. I love how much they love and care for each other. I go squishy at their brotherly moments. I bought them as brothers from the very first show. They can have a whole conversation with a few looks.
We definitely need more bromance moments!!!
Belinda
# Belinda 2012-03-29 06:52
Why I love SPN? Simple...

"two boys, an old drunk, and a fallen angel" - family don't end in blood
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2012-03-29 10:04
Why do I love SPN? The undying devotion of two brothers to a cause that would be utterly hopeless for us mere mortals. And the guys ain't too hard on the eyes either!
Michele
# Michele 2012-03-29 12:58
So this is a fail on the character count, but there's just too much to say:

My luv for this show has mellowed & grown like a good marriage does w/time. The fireworks have faded but the love is still strong. I look forward to seeing each episode as if visiting a good friend. It has a mix of all the things I luv: flawed heroes, hunky actors with XTREME talent, action, relatable plot, witty dialogue. And of course, “family don’t end with blood.”
sweetondean
# sweetondean 2012-03-29 13:59
Awww I missed joining in on this. Started a new job. Stupid life, getting in the way of what's REALLY important. Supernatural. Ok, so better late than never! Here goes:

@AmyinSydney Everything about it makes me happy. The story, friendships, cast, crew, the Js. It inspires me. I'm a better person because of Supernatural.

:-)
Malin
# Malin 2012-03-29 15:35
why I love supernatural...

well, it's har to choose, cause I love everything. heh, I'm just 13, so well... Supernatural makes me feel free, and not bond to a future everyone just decide for me. Like they just drive around in the Impala, hunting things. I cry, I laugh, I smile, I worry. I show lots of emotions when I watch supernatural. What pisses me off though, is that they can't tell each other what they feel and what secrets they carry. but I love those parts too, hard to explain. My head feels so light after watching an episode, it's like my daily doze of extreme sugar. I smile, when Dean come with his cocky comments, or when they just joke around. I'm so glad i discovered Supernatural, and I still remember the very first episode i saw.

So shortly said, the things that makes me happy, is the Impala, Sam and Deans bond, their personalities.. . and everything else... ;)
Bevie
# Bevie 2012-03-29 17:23
Best tv show ever! 2 brothers who love each other more than life itself, 2 actors whose chemistry clicked in from the first & made it real to me, loving friends & even some loving villains.

What more could I wish for? It fills me with love and keeps me looking forward to living on. (I've been disabled the last few years, & Show keeps me interested in life).

Thanks Alice. :-)
JO1027
# JO1027 2012-03-30 08:52
Jared and Jensen!
Pragmatic Dreamer
# Pragmatic Dreamer 2012-03-30 09:04
Why does Supernatural make this fan happy?

Dean + Sam +Impala + friends + fate + free will + monsters + angel + demons + courage + sacrifice = love, laughter, tears, and inspiration.

It's an equation that proves the truth of the sum being greater than the whole of its parts!

Thanks Alice & all,

Pragmatic Dreamer :-)
ryder21
# ryder21 2012-03-31 05:37
I only discovered this show a few months ago and thank my lucky stars for that.
No matter what, these brothers sacrifice for each other constantly. It is because of this show that I have become a better parent to my adult children, and also a better wife with my new look on life - don't let the little things get in the way of showing that you love and support each other.
I am also a huge fan of the acting talent, the storylines and the SPN family. Also.....Jensen , my inspiration.

My comment would be:
Supernatural taught me that we stand by each other, no matter what.
hedie
# hedie 2012-04-01 11:20
Why do i love Supernatural? well , my tweet would be like this :
@misschemical : because its more than a simple TV show! it connected people with love&protection.

but i wanna talk more! i'm ashamed to say that i didn't catch up with this show earlier and i just became a fan for about 1 year ago but , I've got to say , Supernatural is playing a big part in my everyday life now. every time i try to keep myself back and stop caring about it (because it's so addictive!) i just can't! it's just crawled into my life and stuck in there. Supernatural taught me what should family means and how you can be strong and withstand everything that's against your will and you can make ur own choices but you have to do it right. it taught me , it doesn't matter that none of its episodes is actually real but it also shows how can u be and u should be in the times of hard.
this show is like real life because Sam & Dean Winchester are just like us, they are not some up in the air characters who think they're the best , they are so much like us and that's why everyone in any spot in the world can sympathize with them . we can feel their pain , their happiness , their angst and their agony.
and on top of that is SPNFamily , which is the coolest thing i ever seen about a show , i mean i saw Lost, Prison Break , 24 and many other shows but none of them and its fans had this effect on me like Supernatural fandom did , they're creative and rabid and proud and we can do what we want , because that's just how we roll! lol
and one last thing that i earned from watching Supernatural was to get to know the most amazing and talented cast and crew in the world and most importantly for me was to knowing Misha Collins.
he had such a huge influence on me and my life and I'm damn happy that i have known him. he taught me too many good things from his life and his career and every little thing that he does and he made me wanna be a more better person in my life.
and that is not a thing you would get from every show out there and that's why i adore and admire and love and worship Supernatural!
kerinda
# kerinda 2012-07-07 10:46
what makes me happy about SPN well only to things makes me happy one the gag reels they are so damn funny and 2 jared oh jared so hot oh baby just seeing him every week makes me sooo happy I could cry other then that nothing else.
EastMesaDesign
# EastMesaDesign 2013-02-19 10:57
I found Supernatural on Netflix last summer, and have been devouring the episodes ever since. I think it is one of the all time greatest TV Series! I consistently say after each episode, "That was a good one!".

Thank you for all your efforts on this blog!

EastMesaDesign
http://eastmesadesign.co/
aelaine
# aelaine 2013-02-19 14:05
@SPNfanloveit SPN makes you care,the actors make it real,inner demons, outer demons,one fallen angel, it keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more.

I found SPN after I was no longer able to work, it gave me something to get up for,someone to hope and dream for. I have bought all seasons now and much more stuff but this is the only show ever I have looked online for others that felt the same, and of course they were here! I have very few movies I like enough to watch over and over and no tv shows but for me this one is truly special. Jensen and Jared and Misha if they were different in how they interacted with fans may have turned me off a little but all it did was pull me farther in! The best show, the best actors and writers and crew and the best FANS!