Asked by Anonymous
I no longer care about anything the Supernatural fandom or production team say or do. At this point, I largely watch that show out of boredom and a misguided sense of obligation to finish what I started. Generally speaking, both the people who make that show and the people who watch that show have been doing a lot of stuff with it lately that make me angry, and I no longer have the energy to deal with them.
Like, I’m all caught up on the show, and it’s like “Oh no, Dean would sacrifice anything to save Sam, including other loved ones. Oh no, every time Castiel thinks things are finally looking up, they turn bad. Oh no, the angels are just as bad as the demons and humans are caught in the crossfire. Oh no, people are mad at Sam for the suffering that came from his choices. Whoop, this bad guy has an insidious plan to do something sinister and he’s using the human race as guinea pigs!” Give me a break. The writers have clearly run out of ideas and are treading water with a “greatest hits” season of things that have worked for them in the past. Not to mention all this bullshit about not taking the show in a certain direction because it doesn’t follow their original intentions with the characters.
As for the fans, I’ve been seeing some ridiculous shit go down lately. I’ve seen supernatural fans calling others homophobic for not shipping Dean and Castiel. I’ve seen some fans complain about the lack of LGBT+ representation and queerbaiting, but totally change their tune whenever someone suggests canonizing a slash ship that isn’t Dean/Cas, or god forbid one that categorically rules out Dean/Cas like Cas/Sam or Dean/Benny. I’ve seen people demand that Bobby Singer or John Winchester return and, in the same breath, say that Meg and Linda Tran and Mary Winchester need to stay dead because their deaths were so significant in the character development of Sam, Dean, and Cas.
Basically, I see Supernatural as being kind of like the factions in the show itself. The fans are demons: Manipulative, cutthroat, and willing to exploit others as long as it suits their own ends. The writers are the angels: Cold, uncaring, attempting to maintain the status quo at all costs, and apathetic to the desires of the people they’re supposed to serve when those desires do not fit within the original designs. The show itself is the human race and the planet earth, constantly suffering at the hands of both writers and fans, who are both struggling against the other for control of something that continued to exist for a long time after its planned end-date.
Fun Supernatural fact: Remember the episode where the boys go to Philadelphia and fight the ghost of H.H. Holmes?
The climactic scenes of the episode take place in Moyamensing Prison, which was a real prison in Philadelphia.
The thing is, that prison was demolished 45 years ago, there’s nothing left of it but a little stone wall.
It was only after I saw the episode that I realized I go there all the time, and the best part of all this is that the place where Sam and Dean were fighting a ghost actually looks like this:
Fun game: wait until someone claims they should make Dean and Cas canon because it would be a step forward for LGBT+ representation, then suggest they make a canon relationship between Sam and Castiel and make a note of whether or not they still care about LGBT+ representation if it gets in the way of their ship
Expansion pack: Wait until someone suggests they resurrect John Winchester, and reply by suggesting they resurrect Mary Winchester, and write down how many reasons they give why Mary can’t come back that also apply to John
I think one of the reasons I have a hard time identifying with the Winchesters, especially Dean, is that they’re willing to murder any paranormal or supernatural creatures, including those who are sentient and who are, for all intents and purposes, paranormal metahumans, but they don’t murder terrible people who are just run-of-the-mill human beings
I guess I have a hard time with people whose moral code would compel them to try and kill Hermione Granger, but prohibit them from killing Hannibal Lecter.
Asked by Anonymous
They also should maybe stop holding hypocritical grudges against each other. I honestly do not see much of a difference between “Sam settling down with Amelia while Dean was in purgatory” and “Dean settling down with Lisa while Sam was in hell.” Actually, there is a difference: Dean knew exactly where Sam was, and Sam had no way of knowing Dean had even gone anywhere other than “died.”
Asked by Anonymous
Nah, Metatron did that. He’s kind of a turdbird. I’m still a little confused as to why all those angels were in vessels, though. I generally thought that the angels who are in heaven full-time don’t bother to put on a body.
I do, however, think that the responsibility for all demon related nonsense from this point on lies at least partially with Messrs. Winchester and Winchester, because they knew it would happen, had a chance to stop it, and knowingly chose not to do so.