(I started typing a simple reply to this ask and it somehow became a rant. I’m terribly sorry to the person who sent it - I scribbled you out so you won’t feel targeted.)
I’ve been in the fandom 3 years, on tumblr for 2, and I follow almost 700 spn-related blogs. I found most of these blogs through similar posts to the one I made earlier. ‘Like if you’re a Cas!fan’, ‘Reblog if you ship destiel/cockles’ etc… I specifically hunt down Cas!fans, fans who are not Dean!girls or Sam!girls, but Cas!girls/boys in the sense that Castiel is their favorite character. I am probably already following the most extreme Castiel fans on tumblr.
And even with all of that I have never seen Sam-hate. And by hate I mean character-bashing, people who want him off the show, etc.
Though it’s not always the case, I commonly see Cas!fans who like and enjoy Sam, but prefer Dean and Castiel. I have seen several Cas!fans who don’t connect with Sam’s character at all, and are therefore completely indifferent to Sam. They neither like nor dislike him, they simply don’t care that much. But I have never once see a Cas!fan who hates Sam. The only Sam/Jared hate I have ever seen is people who are trolling the tags because they are addicted to fandom wank/attention.
The same is true of Jared. The only Jared hate I have ever seen is trolls trolling purely for the sake of trolling. People who don’t have an account for any reason other than saying “Jared sucks” “Baby padalecki should die!!” and their comments often have really bad grammar and sound unintelligent, they tag their hate and try really hard to get people to notice them on top of being really hateful. These are people who either just like the attention that taking such a hateful stance gets them, or are purposefully trying to give destiel shippers a bad name. (yes there are people who oppose destiel so strongly they do shit like this - I have proof if you want it) These blogs are fake. A true Sam!hater would have a seemingly normal spn blog, with asks and replies from other blogs, comments on things they’ve reblogged, maybe some posts showing their tumblr crushes, etc… my point is, it’s easy to spot the fake-troll-blogs.
There are plenty of fans who watch the show for Misha/Cas, it was why they started watching, it was why they stayed. Castiel was a regular/recurring character for quite some time, and a lot of people were shocked when he was reduced to 8 episodes a season… (I’m still in shock) for a lot of us who thought Castiel was an integral part of the show, it’s as though spn announced next season there would be no Dean, or that Dean would only appear in 8 episodes.
There are people who think Castiel needs his own spin-off. There are people who read/write fanfic that is solely about Castiel and his past/future as an angel before or after Sam and Dean existed with little or no mention of Sam or Dean at all. They love Castiel just for Castiel, not as a little pet for the Winchesters, or just a love interest for Dean. And even with all that, I have never seen anyone say Cas should dominate the show, or get more screen time than the bros.
I myself think Castiel should be returned to a series regular, and get equal screen time. I believe both Castiel and his actor earned the right to be considered the third main character, the third Winchester… more like he was in seasons 4, 5, and even 6. I think that the the show has grown past it’s original premises. Not just with Castiel, but Sam and Dean have become much more complex than they were ever intended to be, the show was never meant to be about their ‘bond’, that stuff was all added in later… as well as the concept that this is a show about family and that family don’t end with blood. And I think all this evolution and growth… is a good thing and natural/normal development for a tv show.
Extremist means more than the norm. Cas!extremists are not just normal fans who ‘like Cas’, Castiel is their favorite character, they watch the show primarily for Castiel… etc. But loving Castiel to this extreme and hating Sam or Jared or not connected or related in any way. If a person doesn’t care much for Sam, it has nothing to do with whether or not they like Castiel. If Castiel didn’t exist- they still probably wouldn’t care much for Sam.
The fact that loving Castiel to an extreme is automatically associated with hating Sam is ridiculous actually. If I said I were a Dean!extremist would you assume I hate Sam? Nope only Castiel fans get this association… even though nothing about liking Castiel automatically makes you more or less prone to liking Sam less than any other character. It’s like if I said ‘FuckYEAH blue is the best color ever, I am all about blue!!!’ And people were like ‘Oh so you hate red?’ That would be weird. The two things are completely unrelated. Maybe some blue!extremists like red and hate yellow. Or are just completed unopinionated on red. But for some reason there is this negative association that all blue!fans hate red. Loving blue to an extreme doesn’t magically make you hate red, or mean that you want to see red taken off the color wheel. Loving Cas to an extreme doesn’t mean you hate Sam or want him off the show.
Basically my point is, I am about as extreme as a Cas fan can be.
I’m a self-proclaimed Cas!extremist. It’s harmless, like my addiction to coffee. I don’t hate tea. I keep it in my cabinet. I don’t hate Sam. I want him on the show. But I am obsessed with Castiel. I want to meet other fans who are obsessed with Castiel, and I want to be proud of my obsession and enjoy it. Isn’t that what tumblr is for? (
unless you are a hipster in which case get out)
Normally I’m not for trying to influence the writers- but I am in favor of this campaign, because on this matter it’s clear that what they think the fans want is ALREADY influencing them!
Producer Robert Singer states over and over again in interviews that he thinks this is what FANS WANT, and that’s why he keeps giving us ‘brothers only’ story lines and killing off all our beloved side characters.
Singer talking about female characters and other side characters: “I don’t think there’s ever going to be a third wheel.” “It’s been sort of the feedback that we get that that’s not something that the fanbase particularly likes.” SOURCE
Singer talking about why Purgatory was only shown in flashbacks: “Because fans usually hate it when the brothers are separated, so that’s why they’re being reunited quickly. “ SOURCE
There are many more quotes like this. They think they are giving us fans what we want. We love the bro-moments, but in addition to the supporting characters! ! So I say we kindly and politely enlighten them as to what the ‘real majority’ of fans think. Show your love and support for all your favorite side characters!!
*’Cookies for Sterek’ was so popular it even got some media coverage
*’Nuts for Jericho’ successfully got the show renewed (part of the SPN team includes some Jericho writers)
C’MON FANDOM, WE CAN DO IT!
Think of J2M’s reaction to having feathers everywhere!
Here’s your instructions:
“To be a part of the campaign and show your support of Castiel and other supporting characters, simply write in big, bold letters on a piece of paper “Feathers for Castiel” and put it in an envelope. Also put a feather (or many) in the envelope, white if possible but any colour if you can’t find white. Include a letter behind the bold note if you like, expressing your opinion, and then seal the envelope and send it to this address:
Supernatural Cast & Crew
Supernatural Films Inc.
8085 Glenwood Drive
If you want a show that encourages healthy character development, listens to its fans, creates storylines that have strong, interesting arcs, and supports it’s supporting characters, get involved with Feathers for Castiel now. When you have sent your feather, post on Twitter or Tumblr under the tag #FeathersForCastiel
Letters should be sent so they arrive at their destination on the 27th of February, or as close as you can get to it. Talk to your local post office to find out when you should send it.
Check your local craft stores and supermarkets for feathers. If you want to send a box of feathers or go even more extreme, feel free.
Time is running out.” (view full post by mapalap)
‘If We Hold On Together’ - Team Free Will (x)
I think that the writers should have a small group of fangirls/boys from tumblr to review their ideas and the episodes and make sure everything is consistent. FUCK YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY US WE WOULD VOLUNTEER.
IT WAS SO BEATUIFUL I COULD CRY
this really is going to be season gr8
IT’S A HUMAN PORTAL. ONLY HUMANS. NO ANGELS.
first we find the angel
DAMN STRAIGHT DEAN
DAMN FUCKIN STRAIGHT
Whenever I’m trying to get involved in other fandoms, I remember how great SPN is.
Supernatural fandom is one of the best fandoms.
We have the craziest most, most divided, insane, trollish, immature, people…
But on the flip side, we also have the nicest, most welcoming, smartest, easy-going, giving, most talented people.
Light cannot exist without the darkness, I guess… but I wouldn’t trade this fandom for anything.
SAM YOUR FACE - IT’S SO NAKED NOW!
ALSO DESTIEL FEELS! HELP ME!
DEAN’S FACE - NOOOO!
CAAAAAS! KILL ME NOW!!!
win all the polls
what if dean winchester’s real problem is that he’s an anime character trapped in a human body
look at dem eyes that ain’t NATURAL
would you say it’s
Voting is once hourly so set your alarms!
And be sure to leave a positive comment to support your ship! Go to the last page to see comments. Must be logged in to post! There was a lot of negativity and ship bashing in the comments section last round D= So I’d really like to get some positive comments going! Maybe even some roleplay? xD
We need more meta on Castiel’s sexuality……
First, we have shy virgin Cas.
Then Castiel watches porn. Because ‘it was there’. (Not sure if I believe that) Castiel enjoys the porn.
Then Cas throws Meg against a wall and kisses her. But then in the same episode he later implies he didn’t enjoy the experience, or has no interest in pursuing sexual activities.
We have Castiel’s statement about being indifferent to sexual orientation.
We have Emmanuel the married man who doesn’t seem to have had sex.
We’ve got the ‘sex is boring and repetitive and I don’t understand your fascination with it’ line. (BUT YOU HAD A BONER SO I THINK YOU’RE LYING CAS.)
EDIT: ilovehowyouletmefall said: Don’t forget Future!Cas with his orgies.