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15 April 2018 @ 08:45 pm
Supernatural Origin  

After reading the origin stories on my Fl*st I decided to share mine., I’m sure many of you have heard this before but I still decided to drive you barmy *G*

 I found the premise of the show when I was reading an issue of SFX magazine. I remember how it caught my imagination, the writer of article compared it to being like Kolchak the Night Stalker on the road. I’d been watching Kolchak on VHS (I’m showing my age here) with my friend Adam and I decided I liked the sound of it.

 I waited patiently for ITV to get it’s act in gear and let us know when the show would air. We in the UK were treated to the now legendry scary just sexy promo and that’s when I first caught sight of our leads. Now let us take a moment to appreciate this beautiful piece of work….

Dear CW that’s how you promote a horror show with two ridiculously hot leads! I recall the first time I saw it, I was immediately drawn to the hot guy in the leather jacket, utterly convinced I’d seen him before somewhere. Then it hit me I’d caught a glimpse of him in the show Dark Angel which was being shown on channel five. If I hadn’t been looking forward to the show before I definitely was now, so I sat down one Sunday night with my long suffering other half and watched the very first episode.

 They had my interest from the opening scene and by the time the boys had reunited after that intense fight scene I was well on my way to being lost. When Dean uttered the immortal words “Dad’s on a hunting trip and he hasn’t been home for a few days.” I knew I was in this for the long haul.

There was just something about Dean, there was his cocky manner and humour but even in the early episodes you could see there was a vulnerability about him and his protect Sam at all costs really got under my skin. By the time I watched Faith, Dean Winchester had ruined me for any other fictional character, I was helplessly infatuated, and the fact Dean looks so pretty when he’s hurting…. Whoops my H/C Fan Girl is showing.

I was happy watching the show and then I went looking for Fan fic, I’d discovered fan fic because of my love of The Magnificent Seven TV show. I thought if this show has fan fic there must be more out there. From there I found FanFiction.net and a whole new world opened up for me, I was enjoying reading stories about the Winchesters and I followed a writer back to their website which happened to be on a site called Live Journal. I was bombarded with all sorts of goodies, fic, pic, spams, memes and vids!  I didn’t know where to start it was all so overwhelming.

The first thing I did was to create an account, and on the 9th July 2006 Sasha-dragon crept quietly onto the pages of LJ,  and I began to indulge my passion for the Winchesters wholeheartedly. I mercilessly stalked stir_of_echoes, first of all for her vids and fics and I stayed because she is such a wonderful person. It took another three years before I actually posted anything.

I stalked the pages of Live Journal and found other like minded and very talented fan girls, like milly_gal, dizzojay and jj1564.

I began to realize there was so much more to fandom than just fic, there were communities and challenges and something called a convention!  Dear old Rogue Events how I miss you, I’d missed the first two Asylums but my fortieth birthday loomed large and I decided I’d take myself along as a birthday present and have some fun. I’d only do it once, and even better Jensen was going to be there and then Jared joined and finally there was Misha so I went a little overboard with the photo ops *G*

You have to bear in mind I had never done anything like this before, I’m saying I’d never even had a holiday on my own before, so going away on my own was a big deal. And despite Asylum 3 being utterly disorganized I was hooked! I spoke to people from all round the world, I mean I walked up to people and spoke to them, it was unbelievable! I had an absolutely amazing time, I’d made new friends and I decided to go back the next year, and I’ve been to every May convention since.

But my adventures in Fandom didn’t stop there, I even tried my hand a writing. I’d always had an active imagination, and to be fair I think I’d been writing H/C in my head for years for various TV shows. I finally screwed up my courage and posted this little fic. Once that happened I was bitten by the bug and carried on writing.  Even now I tend to write J2, simply because I’m afraid of getting the boys wrong. Having said that though my proudest moment was having my story Way of The Warrior turned into a Fanzine novella, so can say I’ve been published.

The little show that could has given me so much, I’ve found a home here, I’ve found my voice and I’m no longer so afraid to be me. I’ve also found friends who I’ve been lucky enough to meet in real life, and I count them amongst my closest friends I even view them as my second family. As a wise man once said “Family don’t end with blood.” And that’s how I feel about this fandom, you are my family, and although I’m not here as much as I’d like to be I love you all. And I know that if I’d never fallen in love with a cocky smart assed hunter, I would never had found all of you.

That's my origin story, I've followed the boys across three networks ITV, Sky and E4 and I will be with them till the end of the line and beyond.

Current Mood: happyhappy
chellexxxchellexxx on April 15th, 2018 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing you story.

Crikey, that promo is hot! I might have watched Show sooner if i'd seen it too!!

sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on April 18th, 2018 12:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading, and yes that promo was smoking hot, it was such a shame when the show moved to Sky and they didn't promote it like that.
bigj52: JensenLeatherbigj52 on April 16th, 2018 11:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing and the intriguing video. I hadn't seen that before so enjoyed it and they are soooo young and sooooo hot. It would have made me watch the show too. I first saw Jensen on Dark Angel too and thought he was so gorgeous. Happy to have met you here.

I've met a lot of my online friends in RL too from my fave show Queer as Folk as you already know. I'm off to America to visit them all in a few weeks for a month.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on April 18th, 2018 12:28 pm (UTC)
It was one hell of a promo and yes they were so very young in it bless em, it really was an incentive to watch the show. Ahh the joys of Dark Angel, Jensen looked so very, very young in that show, I almost felt guilty about perving over him...almost *G*

I think this fandom has given all of us so much, we've made new friends discovered new passions and generally have a fun time.

Have a lovely time in America.

Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on April 16th, 2018 08:58 pm (UTC)
I love reading everybody's origin story - we've all got similar stories, yet at the same time they're all different.

I rally don't remember that 'scary just got sexy' trailer when it came out - I must have been walking around with my eyes closed!!!

And the best thing about finding Supernatural and finding fandom is that we all found each other! :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on April 18th, 2018 12:32 pm (UTC)
These origin stories have been so much fun, it's been really interesting to discover how we found out about the show and fandom.

Oh that promo, it was a work of art. I remember the first time I saw it, I damn near swallowed my tongue when I clapped eyes on Jensen, I should've known I was doomed!

I agree wholeheartedly this little show and it's fandom has given us so much, and made us all a family.
supernutjapansupernutjapan on April 17th, 2018 06:28 am (UTC)
So many hearts!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on April 18th, 2018 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Echostir_of_echoes on April 17th, 2018 10:43 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing your story I am loving everyone's take on how they came to love show and fandom and the Supernatural family.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on April 18th, 2018 12:33 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed writing it, it's been brilliant seeing how we found the show and fandom and how we all became family.
Echo: Bobby/Familystir_of_echoes on April 18th, 2018 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, family!!!!
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on April 17th, 2018 02:24 pm (UTC)
I loved reading your origin story, and all the others too, I find it so interesting hearing about how everyone found Show.

And yes to everything you said about fandom. It's certainly changed me and my life and I'm going to my first ever con in May (not long now!!)

We are indeed a family and I feel blessed that we all have each others backs :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on April 18th, 2018 12:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, all the origin stories have been fascinating, finding out how we found our way to one another though the show.

Congratulations! You'll have a wonderful time, I'm going to two this year, the Saturday for Creation and on the 18th May I'll be off to Starfury's crossroads. Hopefully I'll see you there.
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on April 18th, 2018 12:48 pm (UTC)
Yay for two cons!!! Yes, I'm getting more excited now, although I'm still nervous. The main draw was getting to meet some of my flist, so yes, we'll have to meet. I've got preferred seating tickets for the Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Saturday night consent (are you going to that?) I'll post my seat numbers nearer the time as I can't remember what they are (but I'm pretty sure I'm far back as I only bought them in January!)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on April 18th, 2018 06:44 pm (UTC)
Trust me the butterflies in the stomach will be the size of elephants by the time the con comes round *G* I love meeting people of my Fl*st it's always nice to put a face to a user name.

As I've said I'm only there on the Saturday and I'll be sitting with the Plebs as I'm general admission, but I'm sure we can catch up during the breaks. I've got a ticket for the SNS as well, I'm so looking forward to that, although I'll have to keep one eye on the time as the last train for Wolverhampton leaves at 23:14, so there'll be a mad dash around eleven O'CLock.
madebyme_xmadebyme_x on April 19th, 2018 09:36 am (UTC)
Eeeeeeeee!!! I feel nervous already, but also excited to meet people, and couple that with the fact that I'm going to a friends wedding in Wales the day before and I need to drive, I'm even more nervous (I don't do well with driving to unknown places, especially if I'm on my own!)

But yay, we'll definitely meet up then, and I'm sure you won't be the only one dashing to the train station!!!
milly_galmilly_gal on April 20th, 2018 09:44 am (UTC)
I read this the other morning before work but my brain could and would not brain, so I've come back to say excellent origin story and long may you Convention, Squee and be a part of this crazy ♥
julchen11: J21julchen11 on May 17th, 2018 10:34 am (UTC)
Came here via dizzojay today! And I'm glad I came :-))
What a great story, this could be mine as well ! After reading some works of you ( comments will be left of course) I'd so like to friend you *no puppy eyes because Sam/Jared does them better*
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on May 17th, 2018 07:16 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Lovely to meet you, I think ours is a common story and one that keeps us together. Of course friend away, the more the merrier *G*
julchen11: J21julchen11 on May 18th, 2018 01:03 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot! *Dances around you*