12 years of the SPN Family


SUPERNATURAL ALL SEASON SPOILERS

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12 years ago, a long-haired Sasquatch and a super-mega-hot guy dressed up in layers, plaid, and leather, and began an era. If you don’t know much about Supernatural, here’s the basics. Sam and Dean are brothers who have been raised as monster and demon hunters. They Season 4 Spoilers have started and Season 5 Spoilers stopped apocalypses (Apocali? Who knows), saved lives, kicked ass, and many other things. If you’re a Tumblrite, then you’ll know that they’re famous for hijacking posts and making them about Supernatural. Here are some examples: (aka I wanted to waste half an hour looking for Spn Tumblr posts)

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Anyway. You guys get that. But I’m not writing this about their post-hijacking, or their world saving, or even the intense greenness of Jensen’s eyes. I’m writing it about the fandom and the actors.

Let’s start with Jared Padalecki.

First things first: he’s super hot.

 

 

 

 

Second, he has this campaign: Always Keep Fighting. It’s a campaign to help advocate for people with depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, or other mental illnesses. Here are some photos of his campaign:

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Primarily, it’s Always Keep Fighting, but recently it’s beaches off into other things: Those just as powerful things being I Am Enough (Pic 3) and Love Yourself First (Pic 1). He speaks about his struggle with depression and says many important and influential things: these are some of my fav quotes from him.

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(Whew, there’s a lot of photos in this one.) (I’m typing it on my phone and my thumbs are TIRED ugh) (I’m on my computer now yay)

He’s said so many inspirational things, and he’s using his fame for good, which you see a lot of celebs doing but not enough. He’s helped people, made people aware when they weren’t, and gotten people out of dark times. Also, his character Sam Winchester has some of those issues. I mean, those boys got plenty of issues, but him particularly. He struggles with a severe addiction in Season 4, we see lots of self-loathing throughout the series, and his childhood was very messed up. He’s also lost a ton of people and been physically hurt a ton himself, Unspecific Season Spoiler (Kinda most seasons) and died multiple times. And yet, he’s kept fighting through all of that. He’s an inspiration to us all.

 

Next, let’s talk about Jensen and Misha.

Both very attractive men. (ruby put some pics in here later k thx-you)

They have this campaign, quite like Jared’s, called the You Are Not Alone campaign. They, with the help of IMAlive and To Write Love on Her Arms, will fund the #SPNfamily Crisis Support Network. This will train people to be able to help people who have issues with mental heath, self-harm, or an addiction. It will also give people an opportunity to chat with said trained people for free. It’s a great campaign that, as small as it is, has done much for many people. To quote Jared: (also above!) “If you can make a difference for one person, then it’s worth is.” These campaigns, all of them, have made a difference in countless people, whether providing emotional support, hope for the future, or just a simple knowledge that they are not, in fact, alone.

Now, you may be wondering: “This is great and all, but why are you telling us this now?” ILL TELL YOU WHY! Today is September 13th. Today marks the 12 year anniversary of the TV Show Supernatural. 12 years since Jared and Jensen got the first script. Since the episode got released that has changed so many lives.

Look at where we are. Look at where we’ve started.

Ruby.

P.S. I’m wearing my AKF shirt to get in the MOOD.

P.P.S. 666 words in honor of SPN day. Wear your merch! Or write “Saving People, Hunting Things, The Family Business” on your arm and show it off to show your support and love to everybody around you! Or not. All your choice! ❤

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