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Backstory Question

Hi! I've recently discovered Supernatural, and haven't seen all the eps yet, but couldn't resist starting to write a fic to follow right on the cliffhanger ending of the season. Anyway, I'm wondering if it's ever been made clear whether John was into supernatural stuff before his wife, Mary, was killed, or did he just become aware of all this afterword, when he began to hunt Mary's murderer? I'm not sure whether he'd be confused and shocked by what happened ie, what was that thing? And would have to do all the research to figure out it was a demon before he began his hunt or if he'd recognize it was a demon immediately. (Yeah, yeah, I know, what's this backstory detail doing in a possible second season opener fic? LOL. What can I say? I like to know character motivations and backstory, to inform 'memories' and current actions). Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks! Arianna

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rhianne
Jun. 19th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Heya honey - no, he wasn't into supernatural stuff before Mary died. The ep called Home explains it to a point; he goes to see a psychic who tells him the truth about demons etc. A useful site, especially for John, is the official Supernatural Warner Brothers site. There's a whole flash site there devoted to Supernatural, where they've created an online version of John's journal which records some of his thoughts and actions after Mary's death. It's not very easy to read online (weird font and font size) but it's worth persevering with - you learn a lot about John's motivation and how the kids, Dean in particular, react to Mary's death. Dean, for example, refuses to speak for months after she dies, withdrawing into himself and cutting off from the rest of them. Definitely worth a look -

http://supernatural.warnerbros.com/

The site is fascinating but the journal itself isn't all that easy to find - click on the link, then once the movie has played, click on the car to the left hand side. Once the car interior appears the journal is on the floor of the Impala - it lights up when you put your mouse on it. Click on it and the pages will load. Have fun!
caarianna
Jun. 19th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks, buddy! But, shoot, didn't know Dean wasn't talking... may need to change something else, too, in the draft (it's up to 17 pages already)! Good to know though as I like to respect canon, and the lead to the site, etc is extremely helpful!
rhianne
Jun. 19th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
No worries, hon - don't forget you can always yell in my direction if you want to know something specific - I've overanalysed the show/Dean to death, so if I can't give you an answer, I'll certainly know someone who can! ;-)
jessriley
Jun. 19th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Quick, snatch her up :0)

I only have limited knowledge of the episodes and I had absolutely no idea that Dean didn't talk for months afterward. Maybe those couple of paragraphs may need to change just a little - now that new evidence has come to light - LOL

Off to check out this site.
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