"We hunt monsters. What the hell?!"
I agree with Aisha’s post 100%. Seriously, I’m totally with her on this issue and would apply it to all the recent wankery—if you think Supernatural queer-baits, is homophobic or is misogynist or (insert other social issue) and it really, really bothers you, then why watch it?
Obviously, if it offends you that much, or if the actors, etc. offend you that much, it is not the show for you. No one is forcing you to watch it. It is not a platform for YOUR beliefs (it sure isn’t one for mine—I don’t believe God is an absentee Father and 99% of angels are as bad as demons). Either you can accept it as a show centered on men, in platonic relationships, as it HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOR 9 YEARS, or find a show that makes you happy and leave SPN behind.
It seems rather easy to me—its like purchasing a product at the store, if it has something you find offensive or deal-breaking disappointing, don’t buy it. When I watch SPN, I don’t expect a central, regular female character and I’m okay with that. If I want to watch shows with great female characters, I watch Once Upon a Time, Bones, Castle, etc. Once Upon a Time, a show I absolutely adore, is filled to the brim with strong, female characters. Lots and lots and lots of them. Might want to go give that a try if its that important to you. It really is awesome.
While on the subject, I’ve always hated that argument about all the women dying on the show—all the men die, too, including Bobby and Kevin. Only Sam, Dean and Cas stay alive (and maybe Crowley, but no guarantees) and only Cas because of Misha’s fans. I really think he’d have been a goner after season six if he didn’t have so many fans.
All I can say is I’m so, so, so grateful for Jensen and Jared. They take this and made it into something so much better.
me when i see myself in a reflective surface unexpectedly (via magic-spelldust)
Yep, pretty much exactly what I think when I see myself.
I feel really guilty about some of the unfollowing I’ve been doing recently, but I’m trying to simplify my Tumblr and design it around what makes ME happy. I come to Tumblr for specific reasons and those reasons do not include a steady diet of politics, social issues or fandom ships (to some extent, I can overlook ships if its not an overwhelming majority, wank-filled or real-life ships that do not exist but are perpetuated as fact). I get enough of those things through my Twitter and Facebook and come here to be free of all that.
Also, I recently unfollowed a huge batch of people who don’t follow back simply because I wanted to have more room for mutual followers. And I don’t want to be following 100s of people who aren’t even remotely interested in what I’m reblogging/blogging. Obviously, I’m never gonna be close Tumblr buddies with the people I follow/are followed by—most never interact with me on any level—but I still want to keep the number of people I follow in check to some degree.
So, again, apologies, but if you do a lot of blogging or reblogging about politics, social issues or ships, I’ll probably end up unfollowing because those things are not why I come to Tumblr and its extremely likely we won’t agree on those things anyway. I’m here purely for Jensen Ackles, Supernatural, things I find beautiful/speak to me, occasional emoting via reblogs and the rare ranting post.
Hope that doesn’t make me seem like a jerk, but it is what it is and since I don’t have any interpersonal discussions with anyone here (for whatever reason), I feel that shouldn’t be a problem for anyone. Though, just so you know, my ask is always open to anyone who wants to chat about whatever (not attack) whether I follow you or not. I certainly don’t bite, I’m just not an outgoing person or anything even close to it.