Fandom Friday – Shoshannah Stern and Off The Grid

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Credit to Stands. (c)2018

Shoshannah Stern is an actress, in theatre, television, and film. She played hunter, Eileen Leahy on the hit show on The CW, Supernatural. The Supernatural cast and fans are known for their various charities, especially for actor/activist, Misha Collins’ Random Acts.

The All You Need is Love campaign will run for the next seven days. Items will begin shipping the third week in May. Proceeds from this campaign will go to Off The Grid, a non-profit that provides access to survival tools in high risk and remote areas all across the world. One of those survival tools is for the deaf and hard of hearing who are often forgotten about during emergency communications.

Shoshannah herself is deaf; her first language is American Sign Language. She is currently co-starring (and co-writing as well as having created) This Close, a series currently appearing on the Sundance Now streaming service. This Close is a modern day drama showing the universal story of friendship, love, and life where the two main characters (and others) just happen to be deaf.

New York Times article on This Close

Here’s their official trailer:

Fandom Friday – Out-of-Context Quotes from Supernatural

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​I’m sure our house isn’t very different from other families. We have our own idiosyncrasies and short hand for expressing ourselves. For me, my go-to for commentary is almost always one of three places: Seinfeld, Supernatural, and Hamilton. Even my kids, who have never seen Seinfeld, are familiar with several of the pop culture vernacular: yada, yada, yada. not that there’s anything wrong with that. Newman. TWIIIIIX. Low talkers, close talkers, anti-dentites, big salads, baby eating dingoes, and why we don’t lick envelopes.

When I’m told to take a break, I will invariably start singing, “let’s go upstate.”

My name is…is followed either by Alexander Hamilton or Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.

Supernatural is one of those wonderful shows where the actors love to go to work. It’s evident, and after twelve completed seasons, they often harken back to previous seasons and episodes and call out fanon, continuity, plot holes, and just plain fun call backs. For fans who love the meta, and I am one of them, it is a laugh, a private moment between actor and fan, an inside joke. My sister just binged and completed the series, and she’ll make a comment to me, and I’ll smile because I know something she doesn’t, mainly because I’m on tumblr and read many of the convention accounts, and participate in the Supernatural family and social media.

Here are a few of those out-of-context quotes that might or might not make sense to you, but for the SPN family, trust me, they are hilarious. In no particular order:

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Fandom Friday – Supernatural vs. Super Bowl

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Dean: We’re on the one-yard line here.

KevinAnd, I should have told you this six months ago, but the sports metaphors? You want to motivate me? Magic cards, Skyrim, Aziz Ansari.

Dean: What? Yeah, I don’t know what those words mean.

The definitions so you’re not as clueless as Dean Winchester on this Super Bowl 50 weekend:

Magic cards

Skyrim

Aziz Ansari