I think its amazing that the writers of this show still keep twitters and other social media, and don’t just completely ignore the fandom, when all they get is hate. neglect, and downright abuse.
And I find it nauseating to think of the reputation that the entire fandom gets because some of us can’t keep fanon and canon separate in our heads, and think that it is in any way appropriate to send messages like those seen on twitter to the people that make this show possible.
*publishing this, hope that’s okay*
Oh I absolutely agree that there are some things they need to be called out on. However, I do not think that Destiel is one of those things. It’s not canon. As much as everyone has different interpretations of their glances, lines, and the “humanity” thing, Destiel has never been made explicity canon.
I don’t agree that most of the criticism given on twitter was “concric” at all. I think it was bashing and rude. It was in no way constructive. It was childish. And I don’t believe that making Destiel canon to please the part of the fandom that wants it to be is the best way to be attracting a larger audience. Personally, it’s my belief that a large part of the fandom would no longer watch the show if that sort of fanservicing took place.
But again, this is just my opinion.
In my opinion, the subtext that some people think is canon Destiel or queerbaiting, I interpret completely differently. I see it as a brother loving his brother. Just in the way that Dean loves Sammy, he loves Cas. As brothers. I don’t see a romantic, homosexual subtext to their relationship.
I understand that people interpret the subtext in different ways, but I don’t think that means that the writers are queerbaiting. I think that they are writing the relationship how they see it, and if someone is interpreting it in a way that they find offensive, its their choice to leave the show.
While I completely agree that issues with plot holes and continuity should be addressed, I don’t think its the fandom’s place to attack the writers of the show about Destiel or any other ship, canon or otherwise.
It boils down to the fact that the writers are just that, the writers. They write the show, the write the characters, and they are going to (hopefully) stay true to that. They are the reason that we are all here. The reason that Jared and Jensen and Misha and everyone else on that cast are here as well.
I hope they don’t change the characters for the sake of the fans. Because these are the characters I fell in love with, the way they are written. And I think it would be a shame to deface that.
I don’t believe that the subtext of Dean and Cas’s relationship is sexual, I don’t believe that the writers are queerbaiting, I believe that the show is interpreted in many different ways and that can’t be helped. I think it’s wrong to attack the writers on twitter or other social media for the way they choose to writer their characters. And I hope that they don’t fanservice their writing in the future.