Please Don't Drool on the Picture...

9:16 AM Elizabeth Seckman 31 Comments

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Jensen Ackles (Dean) &Jared Padalecki (Sam)




Spend the whole day simply enjoying the eye candy... I won't judge.

But if you're heart needs a break (or you're a guy), feel free to read on...it's my interview with the YA Partners in Paranormal, Angela Brown and Gwen Gardner. They are doing a blog tour and they were nice enough to stop and visit us!!




I am a HUGE fan of "Supernatural"...and it's not just the visual treat that is the brothers Sam and Dean. It's the total package: cool soundtrack, wicked story lines, humor, suspense, multi-layered, feel like you know them characters...this show rocks.

So, I had to ask Angie and Gwen...according to their research...

How do the "Supernatural" plots stack up?


1. Will salt stop a demon? Before I go ruining my hardwood floors with salt rings, is that even effective?

 Debate is ongoing about this.  Salt - preferably Kosher or sea salt - is believed to be a deterrent to evil spirits, hence the superstition to toss salt over your shoulder if you've done something that may earn you bad luck.  Salt is also used in the making of holy water and is sometimes referred to as the tears of angels.  So don't go ruining your hardwood floors.  Sprinkle some Kosher salt along the outside of your home's threshold.  Another important aspect is belief.  Minus the belief, you just got some salty stuff on the ground that will keep the slugs from coming in.
Also, salt worked pretty well in Hocus Pocus. Just grab a container of Morton’s, open the pour spout, and you’re good to go.

2. Sam and Dean make their own holy water. Is that right? Can any Tom, Dick, Dean, or Sammy bless water?

 This too, is up for debate.  Holy water is supposed to be water blessed by a priest and a prayer invoked over it to sanctify the water as holy water.  However, Supernaturalisn't the only show that did something like this.  The movie Constantine also stretched the holy water angle by having Shia Lebouf's character drop a sanctified cross into the water system of a building so that when the sprinklers went off, all the demons were burned by the "now holy water sprinklers".
Gwen’s daughter was Wiccan for a few years in high school and she made her own holy water. As far as she knows, it kept the demons away - but that’s up for debate, too...

 3. Cass, the angel, aside from being a cutie pie, he's also one of the only good (and by good I mean, likes humans) angels on the show. What's up with that? Are angels really man haters?

Let’s keep in mind that angels were awesome warriors during the war between heaven and hell, which doesn’t exactly make them God-Like. I don't want to say that angels are man haters, but consider that they were made by God with all these ridiculous powers and abilities, then this lowly human being is created and trumps the angels when it comes to status.  Some of the angels just didn't take that too well...like Lucifer lol!

4. And speaking of Bible peeps...the Four Horsemen...definitely some scary dudes...but in the supernatural order of things...are they good, bad, or neutral? And is there any reason Death is so obsessed with food on the show?

The Four Horsemen - in the general scheme of things, are actually neutral.  Their actions aren't exactly looked upon as all that great, but when your name is Death, Famine, Pestilence and War, you're basically stuck with a bad rap.  And hey, you can't fault Death for loving junk food.  I mean, hey, I think his love of pizza saved Chicago - indirectly - but it helped lol!!!

5. The show says demons are former human souls that after being tortured in hell, become demons...any way for a human soul to become an angel?

 I suppose since angels were created by God, that God would be the one to morph a human soul to an angelic one if that was God's choosing.  However, most of what I've seen is angels using humans as vessels because their angelic awesomeness is often too overwhelming and fatal for mere humans to bear. You do know there are angels among us, right?
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31 comments:

  1. I did drool for a bit.
    Then a bit longer.
    Then I realized that computer keyboards don't function well if they're drooled all over so I stopped lol!

    Thanks so much for having Gwen and me here. This was a fun post to put together. Had to do a little extra research by taking in few extra episodes of Supernatural :-)

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    1. Me too. Spent a whole weekend watching...for research. It's the sort of tough work writers must force themselves to do.

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  2. Please don't judge me...I've never watched Supernatural. I know people love it and I can now see why. *slight drool*

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    1. Brinda, I just started watching myself. And watching, and watching, and watching - it's hard to stop because the scenery is just so awesome!

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    2. I started watching this summer...and watched them all the way up to the current season. Totally addictive!

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  3. Elizabeth, thank you so much for hosting me and Angela today. We had a blast answering your questions. Angela was especially good at it, as what she writes is pretty close to Supernatural.

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    1. My pleasure. Loved the answers...and I feel better knowing if I need to stop a demon, I will go with the kosher salt. :)

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  4. I've never seen Supernatural... I'm missing out on some quality drooling time :-)

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    1. I was late to the love fest. Thought it was just hype, but then I started watching and caught up on 7 seasons in a summer!

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  5. Mmm...yummy men! Great end of the week to start the weekend! I haven't watched Supernatural, but I was quite found of Jensen Ackles when he was on Smallville. LOVED that show :)

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    1. That's right! He was on Smallville...which I loved...until Lex left. I really liked him. And before that he was a cutie pie on "Days of Our Lives".

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  6. Purty photo. :) Wow, I learned a lot about salt and holy water. I have crit partner who's a priest if you need some. Congrats to Gwen & Angela. :D

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    1. When I was a teen, I wanted my family to switch from Methodist to Catholic...just in case I ever needed an exorcism. I will make mental note...if I need one now, I'll drop you a line.

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  7. I've never seen Supernatural, but the post was interesting nevertheless!

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    1. I recommend it highly. Love Ackles's character, Dean, is wonderfully written.

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  8. I haven't seen it, but may need to check it out. I loved Jared Padalecki back when he was Dean on Gillmore Girls. :)

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    1. I've never seen "Gilmore Girls". My son just told me he watched it once...couldn't find the remote.

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  9. I don't watch it either, but the eye candy is appreciated all the same!

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    1. LOL...always good to have a grateful soul.

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  10. Hey,

    Luckily I just posted about not liking sweets or desserts (so much so that I didn't even spell "desert" correctly... duh...)

    My point being I was easily able to bypass the eye candy and enjoy the really interesting post... and now my nightlight is staying on ...

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    1. I didn't even notice it wasn't spelled correctly...don't hire me for edits!
      (and just blame the nightlight on the kids!)

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  11. Good to get the insider info on the technicalities of fighting demons! I'm still gonna surround the house in salt, if it doesn't keep out the evil fairies at least it still keeps the slugs away ;)

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  12. I've never seen Supernatural, but there's some great info here.

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  13. Gwen and Angela rock!
    I would think salt would only work on a demon slug...

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    1. A demon slug? Ugh, now that's a horrible thought! I still get the queasies when I think of that movie in the 80's or 90's about the slugs that slithered into people's mouths. Totally gross!

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  14. I've never even HEARD of Supernatural... uh oh.

    But I have heard of Gwen and Angela. You go girls!

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    1. At least you know the important stuff Kelley!

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  15. I Ok, so I was about to comment about you throwing cheeseburgers at the homeless, when I saw the thumbnail of Sam and Dean in your LinkWithin gadget and just had to click. I'm so glad I did because this was a fun interview. I'm also a fan of Supernatural and Gwen and Angela are such a great writing team! Ok, scrolling back up to drool some more... (;

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  16. There is a chance you are eligible to get a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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