I blame Misha.
At least that’s what I think I’m supposed to say. I’m new to this GISH thing.
Actually, I blame Robbie Thompson and Felicia Day for luring me into this GISH thing. I saw a tweet saying that Robbie had devised a game for Felicia and other Supernatural cast members to play online as a charitable fundraiser to feed children who had lost their school meals because of CoVid closings. All I had to do to watch this epic battle of gaming nerds was pay $15 to join a mini-GISH scavenger hunt – a one day version of the larger, one week insanity that takes place every August. The game was part of the festivities included with my registration. I like scavenger hunts, I thought to myself. It’s only one day. I can set aside $15 and a few hours to see this game. Besides, I could use a little fun in my life right now.
Famous last words.
Do you have a favorite teacher? On the other hand, do you still remember a nightmare teacher, someone who crushed your spirit or treated you unfairly? Teachers influence us all, for good or bad, and most of us have strong feelings about those who taught us. Supernatural addressed this topic in the episode "After School Special."
"After School Special" (4.13), which was primarily set in a high school in 2009, also gave us a look at the Winchesters' high school days back in 1997. Upon realizing that, I was prepared to see the common characterization of an inflexible, petty, dictatorial teacher who tyrannizes and belittles students. Instead, I found a compelling glimpse of an unsung hero - Mr. Wyatt. Though the scenes with him were short, Mr. Wyatt demonstrated several attributes of a good teacher, and, in so doing, he provided Sam with life-changing inspiration. If we consider why Mr. Wyatt had such a lasting impact on Sam, perhaps this model teacher's lessons can extend beyond his Supernatural classroom.
On May 30, 1964 a future King was born in London, England.
His name is Mark Sheppard.
Yes, we are talking about you, Mark.
Today we celebrate your 56th birthday!
Supernatural has resonated with many people because of the timelessness of many of its themes like brotherly love, sacrifice, and courage against unbeatable odds. Recently, I was thinking about one of my favorite books, Watership Down by Richard Adams, and I was shocked to discover that there were several similarities between the book and the show. Contrary to what I first thought when I heard the title, the book has nothing to do with sinking boats on the ocean! Instead, it is set in England and is a tale of rabbits who take an epic journey from their warren to establish a new home of their own. Their journey is fraught with dangers, even after they find a perfect spot for their new warren. Published in 1972, It is a fascinating mix of realism with fantasy since the rabbits talk and have their own language and mythology. When I first read it in high school, I was immediately reminded of Pilgrim's Progress and Exodus from the Bible, but, now that I'm a fan of Supernatural, I saw numerous parallels between our show and this beloved book. (Readers are reminded that there will be references to the book in this article that may spoil certain events in the book.)
The main characters in Watership Down are brothers - Fiver and Hazel. Fiver is the younger brother, but, unlike Sam, he is the runt of the litter, and, even when grown, is smaller and weaker than the others. Like Sam, however, he has visions of the future, terrible visions of bloodshed and slaughter, visions which can be physically debilitating. The leader of the warren doesn't believe him, but his brother does, and together they guide a small group of rabbits out of their warren to safety.
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