Common arguments against Megstiel (And why they don’t hold water).
Hello, Tumblr! It is I, Jo, bringing you once more a meta-analysis of one of the aspects of the Hell that is Supernatural and its fandom and particularly the Circle of Hell that is shipping one of its minor ships. Especially one that has so much canon fodder (see what I did there?) as Megstiel does. I have seen so many extensive (like… you would not believe how many of them, holy shit, they’re everywhere) meta-analysis, essays, theories, hastily put together thoughts, you name it, that people write stating why their ship is/should be/will be canon.
And if someone dares say “Well… I just don’t see it”, they’re likely going to be bombarded by a mountain of evidence of why they’re wrong. Admittedly, some of this evidence is well-thought out and compelling and some is… not… that. But I’m not writing this to argue against that mountain of evidence because I understand those analysis come from a place of love for those characters (and because I would be here all day). I’m doing it because whenever someone brings up Megstiel in these things, it’s usually to belittle it, disregard it or flat out deny its existence. And I, as a Megstiel shipper, have a thing or two to say about that.
Now, let’s make
something entirely clear: I’m not here to convince you to stop shipping your
ship and start shipping mine. I’m not here to attack you personally. You’re not
a horrible person for wanting something different to be canon than I do. I
don’t mean to start a shipping war. Full disclaimer, I am a snarky person and sometimes
this topic fills me with rage, which is why this essay will be peer-reviewed.
Meaning, I will have other Megstiel shippers who are a tad nicer or more jaded
than me read it and give me notes before I post it to tone down my salt in the
interest of keeping things civil.
And because if I’m excessively mean,
Senpai won’t hang out with me.
If you have another argument besides the ones I bring up here or if you’re not convinced by my counterarguments, tell me. I will be happy to have a conversation. Unless that conversation starts with you stating I murdered your puppy and destroyed your crops, in which case, I’m not interested in getting to know you and your mom is probably disappointed in you. If you still feel compelled to send me insults because I like a different ship, it will result in you being a) blocked, b) referred to the present essay or c) mocked. Depends on what mood you catch me in.
Okay, so now that we’ve established that, let me tell you why your arguments against Megstiel don’t convince me.