I stumbled upon Alice ‘s episode reviews the summer between season three and four and followed her from Blogcritics to this site. It has changed in many ways since the early days, but the core is still the same. For me, the WFB is a safe haven to unite with people from all walks of life about a show that we each love and characters that bring us back week after week. It is a site with a dedicated creator who goes above and beyond to bring us information about the show, whether it ‘s from comic con or interviews with the behind-the-scenes show-runners.
At the Winchester Family Business, we are invited to write our own articles expressing our individual interpretations and opinions about our great show. We have the psychological analysis, beautiful reviews, thoughtful discussions, clever games, great humour and even poetry and song-writing. Many talented individuals contribute to the Winchester Family Business and it is a pleasure to be sharing the show with so many different and wonderful minds. I have learned a great deal as a member of the Winchester Family Business, from the intricacies of the close-captioning on television to the way ratings are gathered and interpreted to the artistry of camera angles and score selection involved in episodes. There is so much more that what we just see week-to-week on our televisions and the Winchester Family Business is a world where all of these things can be discussed and appreciated.
This site is truly a safe haven for me. I know that I can come here and gain insights into the show, understand a variety of opinions and even disagree with them, without my personal character being attacked. I can come here and laugh. I can commiserate over the death of TV character that moved me to tears. I know that I can visit this site and have people who understand why I threaten death to anyone who interrupts me Thursday ‘s at 9. I know that at any given time, if I say â€œWinchesterâ€ or â€œwayward sonâ€ there is a whole community of people whose minds also instantly summon the Supernatural characters and world when these phrases are spoken. When I move overseas in the fall, I know that this site will be a touchstone when I am very far away from real-life family and friends. The Winchester Family Business is a wonderful community that has become an important part of my life.
Alice created this site, and she maintains it and though I didn ‘t create it, I do feel like it ‘s â€œmy siteâ€ too. Just the way â€œmy streetâ€ is my community; I feel protective of and love this site. Thank you, Alice for this fabulous site that brings us all together and for continuing to keep it a clean and positive environment in which to love our show.
So, I put it to my fellow writers â€“ what does this site mean to you?