This one is my favorite
SPN has deleted their connection with #AskSupernatural.
The above is probably the best tweet I have seen regarding this decision. Supernatural’s choice to ignore any and all criticisms and complaints, especially considering the unison and numbers in which they were expressed is unacceptable.
This means that they don’t care. They don’t care about us or what we have to say. They’re not even going to approach these questions and criticisms. They can’t even be bothered to acknowledge us because what we’re bringing up is something they don’t want to deal with.
I said in an earlier post that if they refuse to address these things, that we should stop watching. Ignoring it is a passive refusal to change. The show will remain misogynistic, sexist, inconsiderate of representation, and willing to queerbait for money. If we, meaning viewers who see and want change regarding these issues, continue to buy merchandise, continue to watch the show, continue to give them money and support, then we are saying that their behavior and lack of social awareness is okay when it is most definitely not.
If you’re concerned about the fate of these characters, don’t be. Do you really want to keep seeing the characters you love and care about go in the same circles over and over? Do you want to see them limited by a world where only certain types of people exist? Or one where the few interesting other people with stories and potential keep dying? Do you want to watch these characters limited to an endgame of either death or a white picket fence and a cookie cutter wife? As long as the conditions of strict, white, heteronormativity are enforced, we will never get a satisfying end for these boys that we’ve come to love. All you will get is a forced ending, wasted time, and a lot disappointment meanwhile the people who teased you and ignored you will be laughing their way to the bank.
If you’re concerned about the fate of the actors, namely Jared and Jensen and Misha, don’t be for even a second. These are talented men with a long run on a popular tv show. When this show ends, whether by a tired running through of another looping ten seasons or by lack of ratings because we left, they will find other work. They will expand as actors and have other opportunities for their talent. The chapter that was Supernatural in their life will close and a new one will open.
If you’re still attached and want to be in the fandom, go ahead. It’s hard to give up the characters you love. But don’t give this network your money. Do not buy the merchandise. Don’t tune in for the new season, not even to peek. If enough of us drop, the show will have no choice but to change or end and I would rather see it crash and burn than to blatantly keep going while being harmful.
Stick to fanfiction. Hell, write fanfiction! Take the reigns from season one and do a better job of satisfying these characters than the writers ever did. Put a disclaimer that while you gave up on the show and do not encourage people to watch it, you do love these characters and intend to be a part of a group of people who want to do them justice. Be sure to get that across as you don’t want to give the show free publicity either.
This is my advice to those who are of a like mind. This is my advice to the thousands who tweeted about these issues. I can’t make you do this but I will point out that continuing to watch the show now is a form of knowledgeable agreement. They don’t have an excuse to be blind which means we no longer have the excuse of thinking they are blind.
I’m hurt by the fact that my beliefs require me to do this. I know how much Jared and Jensen and Misha enjoy filming together. I know how much Sam and Dean and Cas deserve a plot worth living through, a world worth living in, and an ending worth living towards. I know how much work has been put into this show. However, this show doesn’t deserve to exist if it will knowingly stand on the shoulders of a harmful doctrine and it doesn’t deserve my support either.
so here’s some weird Corgi mixes
THE SOUNDS I MADE WERE NOT HUMAN
I'll tell you all how the story ends
Where the good guys die and the bad guys win
This ain't about all the friends you made
But the graffiti they write on your grave
For all of us who've seen the light
Salute the dead and lead the fight
Who gives a damn if we lose the war?
Let the walls come down, let the engines roar
We can leave this world, leave it all behind
We can steal this car if your folks don't mind
We can live forever if you've got the time