Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot

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Title: Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot
Publisher: Cafe Press
Date(s): 2007
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Supernatural
Language: English
External Links: Cafe Press
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Some of Us Really Do Watch for the Plot is a 333-page anthology of meta essays about the show "Supernatural."

Synopsis from the publisher: "This eclectic collection is the first, official or unofficial, to explore the characters and world of Supernatural. Sam and Dean's psychology, emotional lives and even fashion sense are analyzed, the dynamics of the Winchester family explored and the reasons why there is not more fraternal hugging is seriously considered. We get insights into supporting characters such as Bobby and Jo and, of course, the beloved Impala. The mythos of the show - from the Heros path to the genetics of demons - is examined, while other writers take an overview of themes in Supernatural such as free will and faith. The writers bring a variety of opinions and philosophies to their critiques of Supernatural. You will agree enthusiastically with some, while others will have you hurling this book across the room! Many will have you rushing to re-watch episodes with newfound insight.We love taking this trip through truck stop American for the scares and the thrills, the rockin' music and the urban legends, and of course the hot Winchester boys and their bitchin' ride. And some of us really do watch for the plot!"[1]

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Table of Contents


  • I had a crappy guidance counselor: Sam in “Asylum” by Hannah McLean
  • Carry On, My Wayward Son: Sam in “Salvation” by Sue Ashworth
  • He’s Clearly John’s Favorite: Sam and the Demon in “Devil’s Trap” by Ashley M. Barnett
  • Carry On, My Wayward Son: Sam through the First Season by Ignipes
  • The enemy within: Sam in “Croatoan”. by Jules Wilkinson
  • The Possibilities of Sam Winchester: Of Nephilim and the Role of Azazel by Monique Brathwaite


  • If you love someone, set them free: Dean in “Shadow” by Marina Frants
  • If That’s What it Takes: Dean in “Dead Man’s Blood” by Jennifer Saldana
  • Good Dean Hunting: A Season One Overview of Dean Winchester by Astrid Porschel
  • Holding Out For A Hero: Dean in “Night Shifter” by Cathy McQuillin
  • Come Tumbling Down: Dean in “Heart” by Cathy McQuillin
  • Combat Commander or Why Dean Has More Kills by Iris Sniper


  • The Vanishing Act, in Reverse: John in “Shadow” by Phantomas
  • The Beginning of the End of John's Journey: John in “Devil’s Trap” by Phantomas
  • There, But for the Grace of My Sons, Go I: John in “Bloodlust” by Dodger Winslow
  • John Winchester: Writer by Krista Braton
  • John Winchester and Roman Values by Vanzetti


  • Gettin’ To Be Brothers Again: Sam and Dean in “Dead in the Water” by Destina Fortunato
  • Character Motivation in Season One: It’s All About the Sam, the Dean, the Dad, the Demon by Dodger Winslow
  • A Common Enemy, Blood Ties, Friendship – What Makes a Family by Andie Masino
  • “Heart” and the tear that spoke volumes by Ash
  • Being Touched by Mary F. Dominiak
  • Sam, Dean, and Emotional Intimacy by Destina Fortunato
  • Why the Winchester brothers don't hug (and why this is a good thing): a comparative study of the Winchesters, the Petrellis and the Boroughs-Scoffields by Grace Lister


  • Impala Meta – Season One by Andie Masino
  • Hunter and hunted: Jo in “Born Under A Bad Sign” by Jules Wilkinson
  • You can't choose your family: Bobby in “Born Under A Bad Sign” by A. Stahl
  • A Rose By Any Other Name: Meg in “Born Under A Bad Sign” by Blackcat333_99
  • Of black and white, shades of gray, nature vs. nurture, angels, knights, spikes, and siblings: “Bloodlust” by Dotfic
  • The Long Arm of the Law - the threat of law enforcement on Supernatural by Silver_spotted


  • The Family Business: Saving People, Hunting Things by Amanda Plavko
  • Free will is doing whatever the fuck we want: the Winchesters and eschatology by Technosage
  • Good, Evil, and the Problem of Pain by Mary F. Dominiak
  • “Houses of the Holy”: Modern Media Exegesis. By Emma Moniz-Rivera
  • "Less Campy": Supernatural's attempted reassertion of a pre-Buffy status quo by Mary Borsellino
  • Chasing Rabbits: Examining the use of White Rabbit in the teaser for “Hunted”. by Gigglingkat
  • Supernatural vs. Fairy Tales by Heather Richards
  • Sideways and Super Troopers: The humor of Sam and Dean Winchester in “Hell House” by Charlee M


  • Parallelism in Supernatural by Susan
  • Supernatural: Season One Hunt Initiation Log by Dotfic
  • The Laundry List: Season One by Clex_monkie89