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.
Well, that explains why Tumblr has so much unnecessary drama and annoys an older person such as myself.
Aisha Tyler | Nerd HQ 2014
"Very well put, thank you." (Jensen Ackles)
This is one big reason why people begging (throwing fits) for ships to be made canon bug me so much. I like that Supernatural is a show about platonic male relationships and men showing deep emotions— I take a great amount of joy and pleasure in seeing that explored. I don’t need or want any of it to become romantic. That would ruin the show for me—so to those who say no one would mind? Not true. I would mind. I’ve invested 9 years of my life into this show because it hit on something I desperately love seeing in TV and movies—men who love deeply in a completely platonic manner. Seeing platonic male/male relationships and dynamics.
Sometimes I feel like people insisting on ships can’t see that its even possible for straight (or gay men) to have strong, engaging platonic relationships or that it is just as important as if it were romantic. Its like saying men can’t love that deeply unless its romantic (or that romantic love is more important than any other kind of love). Women can, but not men? What? No. Just no. It is possible and I love seeing that on this show—it makes it special. More special than the million romances on every other show.
Besides, that’s what fanon stuff is for, things we don’t get to see onscreen. That’s one of the things that makes fanon works so much fun. If the show met all of our individual needs, why would we bother creating our own stuff? For me, fanfiction was about exploring storylines that didn’t go the way I wanted them to or didn’t exist (or just didn’t go into the resolution deeply enough). There have been plenty of things even as a non-shipper that I was gutted about not getting, but I’m not having a fit about it. I’d rather go read a fiction that fulfills that need or write it myself than use my every waking minute to bully people related to the show over it. I don’t ship, but I figure its the same kind of thing.