5 Fandom Stuff For Valentine’s

Five Fandom Friday: Valentine’s

Idea found here: http://www.thenerdygirlie.com/2014/09/introducing-5-fandom-friday.html

 


  1.  Funko Pops

    How could you go wrong here? Get your geeky friend or lover they favorite Funko Vinyl Pop Figure or one from their fandom or just one they would love!

  2. A Hot Tropical Blanket

    What I mean by this is “Hot Topic” if you didn’t get the Supernatural (SPN) reference or anywhere actually. Hot Topic sells fandom fleece blankets and I have an SPN one and love it!

  3. A Poster of Their Fandom

    How could you go wrong here? Anime Poster? Game Poster? TV Poster? I got a Supernatural poster and loved it, I also love my Hunger Games and Pokemon Posters.

  4. A Plushie or Figure

    Again, how could you go wrong? A plushie from Pokemon or Animal Crossing or whatever their fandom is! Plushies are the best! I have tons! Now, for a figure I mean, a standing figure of anime or fandoms (like Funko but smaller, could be Funko though ;)) or maybe an amiibo 🙂

  5. Trading Cards

    Is your friend or lover into games or just into the fandom? Trading cards of their fandom may be what they need! I have Pokemon, Supernatural, Harry Potter, etc. trading cards and love it!!

 

One last thing:

A Supernatural Valentine :)




Supernatural: Fact vs Fiction Part 2

 Supernatural Fact vs. Fiction

Part 2: Creatures of the Night

Part 1: http://fandomgeeklife.com/supernatural-fact-vs-fiction/


 

 

1. Wendigo 

The Supernatural episode “Wendigo” aired on September 20th, 2005

Sam and Dean make a stop at Blackwater Ridge and end up helping a young woman and her brother find their other brother, who mysteriously disappeared, while on a camping trip, in the woods.IMDb 'Supernatural: Wendigo'

 

Wendigo’ are someone possessed by a creature. They can be a separate creature but it depends on the legend. The Wendigo is an Algonquin-based Native American legend but known among many other Native American tribes as well. It is also known well on the Atlantic Coast or the Great Lakes. 

 

It is believed to be demonic based in all legends told. Wendigo’s are usually created through cannibalism, the spirits then inhabited them by what they eat.

 

Roughly translated, the word ‘Wendigo’ means ‘the evil spirit that devours mankind’. Another translation, said to be made by a German explorer around 1860, equates the word ‘Wendigo’ with ‘cannibal’. Wendigoag are said to have an insatiable hunger for human flesh – no matter how much flesh they eat, they remain hungry.Ancient Origins: Wendigo

 

The other story of a Wendigo, is the Wendigo made a deal with the devil to become a warrior. A human possesses it inside its heart and the only way to kill it is to kill the human.

 

The human that is being possessed by the Wendigo has no idea what is going on. When the person/wendigo is killed that person can be rescued.

 

2. Bloody Mary

 “Bloody Mary” also aired in 2005 but in October.

A game of Bloody Mary unleashes a ghost who lives in mirrors and kills by gouging out the eyes of her prey, Sam and Dean must find a way to stop her before she claims another victim.IMDb 'Supernatural: Bloody Mary'

 

This legend name also known as “Mary Worth” “Mary Worthington” “Mary Whales” “Mary White” “Hell Mary” and many others.

 

The legend goes the same way as the Supernatural episode. Instead of blood pouring out their eyes it pours out of the sink, tub, etc. then they die with scars of their face.

 

There are a couple stories floating around about how and why this urban legend got started and if it’s real.

A lot people say its real and a lot do not.  One is over a hundred years ago a witch that did dark magic was hanged and her spirit haunts the mirror and kills whoever says her name dies.

There are more but I am going to give one famous one:

Mary Tudor was the daughter of the notorious King Henry the VIII who is famous for putting his wives to death whenever he grew tired of them. Mary was the daughter of his first wife and so ended up seeing an awful lot of carnage over the years as King Henry VIII put to death not only his wives but a great many of the people around him. To make things worse, for years she was disowned by her father and made to do things like serve in the household of her younger half-sister as a reminder of her new status as an illegitimate child. She grew up in the looming shadow of her unpredictable father, he was the most powerful man in England and could make her life miserable or put it in danger at any moment. When Mary Tudor became Queen of England at the age of 37 she finally had a chance to do things her way, but unfortunately her way turned out to be things like burning people at the stake because they refused to follow the same religion as hers. Soon large portions of the population started to detest her and her unyielding ways, leading to riots and rebellions around the country and eventually a new name for her: Bloody Mary.Anita's Notebook: Bloody Mary

 

3. Hell Hounds

 

I’m not even going to bother listing how man episodes Hell Hounds have been on, but my favorite was no doubt Crowley’s pet Hell Hound.

In Supernatural, Hell Hounds have black fur, have red eyes, they have a foul odor (not sure if its Sulfur), super strength and speed. Unlike Supernatural (so far) according to legend they can sometimes talk.

 

In some legends,  if you look in a Hell Hounds eyes three times or more you are sure to die. Hell Hounds usually guard entrances to other worlds (like Hell) and are mostly guard dogs (best guard dog ever, right?). If the country believes they are derived from fire, they have a fire like appearance.  A Hell Hounds howl is an omen of death, every time in Supernatural when they bark or howl someone dies right? Hell Hound sightings have been all over the world, mostly in the US and cemeteries. 

 

Hell Hounds are also called the Bearer of Death because whenever one sees a Hell Hound death follows. They are omens for death and most countries scared of them. Another one is Black Shuck.

 

Black Shuck or Old Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog said to roam the Norfolk, Essex, and Suffolk coastline of England. For centuries, locals have told tales of a large black dog with malevolent flaming red or green eyes. According to reports, the beast varies in size and stature from that of a large dog to the size of a horse. Sometimes Black Shuck has appeared headless, and at other times he appears to float on a carpet of mist. According to folklore, the spectre often haunts graveyards, sideroads, crossroads and dark forests.Wikipedia: Hell Hound

 

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Supernatural: Fact vs Fiction

A lot of you may be able to tell my favorite show is Supernatural, this show deals with two brothers who hunters of the supernatural world but what truth behind these supernatural beings is there? Is there any fact? Or is it all fiction?

1. The Devils Trap

The devil’s trap was inspired by Key of Solomon or Clavicula Salomonis in Latin, which is a Grimoire or a book of magic.

Quote fromKey of Solomon:

SOLOMON, the Son of David, King of Israel, hath said that the beginning of our Key is to fear God, to adore Him, to honour Him with contrition of heart, to invoke Him 1 in all matters which we wish to undertake, and to operate with very great devotion, for thus God will lead us in the right way. When, therefore, thou shalt wish to acquire the knowledge of Magical Arts and Sciences, it is necessary to have prepared the order of hours and of days, and of the position of the Moon, without the operation of which thou canst effect nothing; but if thou observest them with diligence thou mayest easily and thoroughly arrive at the effect and end which thou desirest to attain.Key of Solomon

2. Exorcism’s

This one:

Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus

omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio
infernalis adversarii, omnis legio,
omnis congregatio et secta diabolica.
Ergo draco maledicte
et omnis legio diabolica
adjuramus te.
Cessa decipere humanas creaturas,
eisque aeternae Perditionis venenum propinare.

Vade, Satana, inventor et magister
omnis fallaciae, hostis humanae salutis.
Humiliare sub potenti manu dei,
contremisce et effuge, invocato a
nobis sancto et terribili nomine,
quem inferi tremunt.

Ab insidiis diaboli, libera nos, Domine.
Ut Ecclesiam tuam secura tibi facias libertate servire
te rogamus, audi nos.
Ut inimicos sanctae Ecclesiae humiliare digneris,
te rogamus, audi nos.

Terribilis Deus de sanctuario suo.
Deus Israhel ipse truderit virtutem
et fortitudinem plebi Suae.
Benedictus deus. Gloria patri.

The first sentence is from a 1952 Roman Ritual from the Ritual Romanum and translates too:
“We cast you out, every unclean spirit, every satanic power, every onslaught of the infernal adversary, every diabolical group and sect…” this ritual continues with Jesus Christ and this ritual does not. It is said that some fans say Sam fixes it to be more like that.

In “Devil’s Trap,” the rest of this next line and more is mostly unintelligible – however, this is what was lifted in between “ergo” and “perditionis” (which begins the next part that Sam says clearly) from the Rituale Romanum online: draco maledicte et omnis legio diabolica adjuramus te per Deum + vivum, per Deum + verum, per Deum + sanctum, per Deum, qui sic dilexit mundum, ut Filium suum unigenitum daret, ut omnis, qui credit in eum, non pereat, sed habeat vitam aeternae (with everything in between that cut out and Sam maybe picking it up here) cessa decipere humanas creaturas, eisque aeternae… (because there was not time for Sam to say all of that; they must have edited a bit, and what Bobby says in the “Born Under A Bad Sign” version seems to support this way of editing the original Catholic ritual.Exorcism's

3. Ghosts

Ghost have been talked about since the 16th century, the word was derived from “gast” which is “a terrifying rage” so it is connecting to spirits turning into vengeful ones for staying too long on earth and not moving on. Ghosts can make themselves be heard just like in Supernatural with sounds, knocking stuff over or moving stuff.

Here is a picture I found of a ghost sighting:

any paranormalists pursue the concept of ghosts as proof of evidence of life after death. In the past, ghosts were purposeful – they remained on earth to avenge their death or to reveal information. That is rarely reported now. Other beliefs (not facts) about ghosts include the following: A violent or emotional death could trap the spirit of a dead person in the world of the living. Animals have a greater sensitivity to spirits and paranormal energy than humans. Graveyards may be paranormal hotspots because of the high emotion level and that they are liminal place between the worlds of the living and the dead. Historic buildings are often said to be haunted – mainly because of the cultural connotation of old houses having spirits that remain. Abandoned hospitals, asylums and prisons are said to be haunted due to the great emotional residue, pain, violence, and death that took place. Some ghosts may be sent “into the light” and made to leave. Ghost investigators will say ghosts are composed of energy that remains post-death. That energy influences or is associated in some way with electromagnetic fields. Paranormalists believe that ghosts feed off heat energy, batteries, electricity, electromagnetic fields or “earth energies”. Ghost FAQ

I believe in ghosts. There have been many haunted places in the US and other countries to confirm that there are people staying after they have passed on. Do salt and iron have effects on them? I don’t know but I do know many other believe in the afterlife and it gives them hope they’ll see their loved ones again. Should spirits stay? According to Supernatural, that is a big no.

 


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