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Family Don't End with Blood

Family Don't End with Blood

Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Has Changed Lives

  • Author: Lynn Zubernis
  • Publisher: BenBella Books
  • ISBN: 1944648364
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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How a Show, and the Support of Its Fandom, Changed—and Saved—Lives Supernatural, a three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Tumblr’s 2015 Most Reblogged “Live Action TV,” has made a name for itself by supporting and encouraging its fans to “always keep fighting,” and a memorable line from early in the show’s run, “Family don’t end with blood,” became an inspiring mantra for many who found community in the fandom. In 25 powerful chapters written by Supernatural’s actors and fans, including series lead Jared Padalecki, plus special messages from Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Mark Sheppard, Family Don’t End with Blood: Cast and Fans On How Supernatural Has Changed Lives examines the far reach of the show’s impact for more than a decade. Supernatural has inspired fans to change their lives, from getting “sober for Sam” to escaping a cult to pursuing life-long dreams. But fans aren’t the only ones who have been changed. The actors who bring the show to life have also found, in the show and its community, inspiration, courage, and the strength to keep going when life seemed too hard. Including essays and special messages from Supernatural ’s cast: Jared Padelecki (“Sam Winchester”) Jensen Ackles (“Dean Winchester”) Misha Collins (“Castiel”) Mark Sheppard (“Crowley”) Jim Beaver (“Bobby Singer”) Ruth Connell (“Rowena MacLeod”) Osric Chau (“Kevin Tran”) Rob Benedict (“Chuck Shurley aka God”) Kim Rhodes (“Sheriff Jody Mills”) Briana Buckmaster (“Sheriff Donna Hanscum”) Matt Cohen (“Young John Winchester”) Gil McKinney (“Henry Winchester”) Rachel Miner (“Meg Masters”) Collected and edited by Lynn S. Zubernis, a clinical psychologist, professor, and passionate Supernatural fangirl, Family Don’t End with Blood provides an insightful and often uplifting look into the way international fan communities become powerful, positive forces in the lives of so many. In keeping with the show’s message to “always keep fighting,” a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to RANDOM ACTS, a nonprofit founded by Misha Collins, and AT TITUDES IN REVERSE, whose mission is to educate young people about mental health and suicide prevention.

Fan Phenomena: Supernatural

Fan Phenomena: Supernatural

  • Author: Lynn Zubernis,Katherine Larsen
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 1783202033
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 142
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Supernatural premiered on September 13, 2005, on what was then called the WB Network. Creator Eric Kripke was inspired by Jack Kerouac'sOn The Road, putting his heroes, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, in a big black '67 Impala and sending them in search of the urban legends that fascinated him. The series attracted a passionate fan base from the start and was described as a “cultural attractor” that tapped into the zeitgeist of the moment, reflecting global fears of terrorism with its themes of fighting unseen evil. The chemistry between the lead actors, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, contributed to the show's initial success, andSupernatural found its niche when it combined demon-hunting adventures with a powerful relationship drama that explored the intense, complicated bond between the brothers.Supernatural is as much a story of familial ties, love, and loyalty as it is of “saving people, hunting things.” Fan Phenomena: Supernatural explores the ongoing fascination and passion for a show that developed a relationship with fans through eight seasons and continues to have an impact on fan culture to the present day. Essays here explore the rich dynamic that has developed between fans and producers, actors, writers, directors, the show creator, and showrunners through online interactions on Twitter and Facebook, face-to-face exchanges at conventions, and representations of fandom within the show's meta-episodes. Contributors also explore gender and sexuality in the show and in fan art; the visual dynamics, cinematography, and symbolism in the episodes as well as the fan videos they inspire; and the culture of influence, learning, and teaching in the series.

In the Hunt

In the Hunt

Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural

  • Author: Supernatural. tv
  • Publisher: BenBella Books
  • ISBN: 1933771631
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 275
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A companion book to the cult television series about two brothers investigating paranormal occurrences. From the protagonists to the show's demons and urban legend source material, In the Hunt provides fans with an in-depth analysis of their favourite television show. Featuring essays from three fans as well as a foreword by Supernatural tie-in writer Keith R.A. DeCandido, this insightful anthology sheds light on various issues, including homoeroticism and how Supernatural can be interpreted as a modern-day Brothers Grimm tale.

Transmediating the Whedonverse(s)

Transmediating the Whedonverse(s)

Essays on Texts, Paratexts, and Metatexts

  • Author: Juliette C. Kitchens,Julie L. Hawk
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030246167
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 210
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This book explores the transmedial nature of the storyworlds created by and/or affiliated with television auteur, writer, and filmmaker, Joss Whedon. As such, the book addresses the ways in which Whedon’s storyworlds, or ‘verses, employ transmedia, both intrinsically as texts and extrinsically as these texts are consumed and, in some cases, reworked, by audiences. This collection walks readers through fan and scholar-fan engagement, intrinsic textual transmediality, and Whedon’s lasting influence on televisual and transmedia texts. In closing, the editors argue for the need to continue research into how the Whedonverse(s) lend themselves to transmedial study, engage audiences in ways that take advantage of multiple media, and encourage textual internalization of these engagements within audiences.

Joss Whedon vs. the Horror Tradition

Joss Whedon vs. the Horror Tradition

The Production of Genre in Buffy and Beyond

  • Author: Kristopher Karl Woofter,Lorna Jowett
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 178672541X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 344
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Although ostensibly presented as “light entertainment,” the work of writer-director-producer Joss Whedon takes much dark inspiration from the horror genre to create a unique aesthetic and perform a cultural critique. Featuring monsters, the undead, as well as drawing upon folklore and fairy tales, his many productions both celebrate and masterfully repurpose the traditions of horror for their own means. Woofter and Jowett's collection looks at how Whedon revisits existing feminist tropes in the '70s and '80s “slasher” craze via Buffy the Vampire Slayer to create a feminist saga; the innovative use of silent cinema tropes to produce a new fear-laden, film-television intertext; postmodernist reflexivity in Cabin in the Woods; as well as exploring new concepts on “cosmic dread” and the sublime for a richer understanding of programmes Dollhouse and Firefly. Chapters provide the historical context of horror as well as the particular production backgrounds that by turns support, constrain or transform this mode of filmmaking. Informed by a wide range of theory from within philosophy, film studies, queer studies, psychoanalysis, feminism and other fields, the expert contributions to this volume prove the enduring relevance of Whedon's genre-based universe to the study of film, television, popular culture and beyond.

A Fountain Filled With Blood

A Fountain Filled With Blood

A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery

  • Author: Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 9781429909068
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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In In the Bleak Midwinter, Julia Spencer-Fleming's Malice Domestic-winning first mystery, Reverend Clare Fergusson was quickly introduced to a more eventful life than she had expected after moving to the small town of Millers Kill in upstate New York. But the Episcopal priest and former Army Air Force chopper pilot proved to her flock--and to police chief Russ Van Alstyne--that she could cope with the unexpected, even when it was as dire as murder. In this new adventure for the two ill-matched friends (who are gamely resisting something beyond friendship), evidence shows that a small town can hold just as much evil as the Wicked City. The Chicago Tribune says "[Spencer-Fleming] pulls it off again" in A Fountain Filled With Blood.

Blood Don't Make Us Family!

Blood Don't Make Us Family!

  • Author: Envious MS Envious
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0578062240
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 98
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This book is about how a person could be born into a family & grow up feeling like an outsider!

Stranger's Love: Family's Blood

Stranger's Love: Family's Blood

'The faith of a stranger takes you a long way.'

  • Author: Farishta Farhang; Tahmina Farhang
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453558381
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 156
  • View: 1943
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They say a family’s blood is stronger than a stranger’s love, but what happens when your family turns against you, and it is then that a stranger walks through the path of your life and suddenly, those who were your family turn to complete strangers, and it is then when everything changes. Thus, love has a price to pay. In some love stories, blood is the price to pay. Happy endings turn to worst nightmares and destiny starts to take control. Join me through a tragedy that will bring tears to your heart and sympathy to your blood. I’m Angel Khan, and this is my tragedy. A journey through fire and blood and what happens when a stranger walks through the path of my life and everything seems to be okay.

The Other Side of the Middle A Pennsylvania Dutch Story of Family Love

The Other Side of the Middle A Pennsylvania Dutch Story of Family Love

  • Author: Ronald Ray Schmeck
  • Publisher: Ronald Ray Schmeck
  • ISBN: 9781932864199
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 242
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A glorious celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch culture and family life in all of its stages, this is a story of farm family that meets life's challenges head on with sense of responsibility and love. This is a Pennsylvania Dutch tale of family love, and strong sense of community among friends and neighbors, as life takes its twists and turns within a culture that stick together. It is presented with deep reverence for simplicity and nature, and with lots of love.

Better homes and gardens new family medical guide

Better homes and gardens new family medical guide

  • Author: Edwin Kiester
  • Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books
  • ISBN: 9780696003448
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 896
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A survey of the functions, common diseases, and disorders of the human body also includes discussions of nutrition, allergies, first aid, mental health, child care, and drug abuse.