My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture can't stop thinking about memorabilia!
Yes, in part, I'm simply bummed I lost out on Hurley's Dharma notebooks-- the ones in which he was writing Star Wars-- but more than that, I was just amazed but all of the really cool, really memorable, and really sentimental items at my fingertips.
Admittedly, I didn't have the strong connection with the show that just about everyone else in the room did. I only spent six days with it, not six years, so my investment was smaller. However, you all know there is at least one show with which I am deeply, expensively invested. And it hasn't even ended yet!
Earlier in the week My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture posed the question to readers about what item(s) they would most want to own from Supernatural, should that show take part in a similar auction with Profiles in History when it (sadly) ends. For that poll, I chose some of the bigger, more iconic pieces from the show, but I found I couldn't stop thinking about my own personal connection to the series, and the places in my life I have been over the past five years while watching, and in doing so, I managed to narrow it down to my Top Five Items from Supernatural I Just Have To Own!
5. Dean's "I Wuv Hugs" tee shirt. I don't usually go for the wardrobe. In fact, I usually took breaks during the LOST auction whenever the wardrobe would come up. With such low opening bids, it would take forever to get through the bunch, and quite frankly, it bored me. Actors' wardrobe is not something that would fit me, and even if it did, I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing it because it would diminish the value. However, this is one item I would break all my "rules" for because I'd love to sleep in it!
4. A hexbag. The show has used these in a few episodes, and the studio even gave away an authentic one about a year ago. But I didn't win it. And there's just something really cool about the idea of it. It's part voodoo, sure, but there are times when it can be used for good, to protect people, and times when it can be used to do people harm. I like the mysticism of it!
3. One of Dean's guns. But since there are weird laws usually prohibiting the sale of prop guns, I won't waste one my precious slots with this one...
3.B The original Impala licenses plates. The boys are from Kansas. Their father owned the plates, just as he owned the car, before them. It stands for who they are and where they come from, and it would be an amazing piece to also have the guys autograph!
2. Carver Edlund aka Chuck Shurley's "Supernatural" book series set. I just love Chuck. I think I loved him more before he was God because he seemed like me: somewhat bumbling but always well meaning and someone who writes because he "has to." I get that. I also loved the ridiculous, romance-style covers!
1. John Winchester's "hero" journal. Let's get this out of the way: I already know I wouldn't be able to afford it. The fans go nuts for Supernatural, and this is such an iconic, amazing piece, with pages and pages of handwritten notes by the prop department, photos, names, etc. It very well could sell for just as much as an Impala. But I have a "thing" for journals. Ever since I was a little kid, I would keep them by my bed to write short stories or script ideas or (in junior high school) bad poetry. I still keep them. And even though I would never dream of adding my own notes to this journal, I would want it to flip through whenever I experience writer's block. Besides, I think the notes the production staff made inside would be fun and priceless all on their own!
And yes, Dean's amulet would be cool, too-- for what it stands for because I really don't like the charm itself-- or a ring or a bracelet...but that's a bit obvious for me, isn't it?