SO I’m new to the Supernatural Fandom
And it’s confusing as fuck?
I started watching the show about a month and a half ago because I kept seeing all these posts about it on Tumblr and Pinterest (fun fact: at first I actually thought that Destiel was canon because…yeah, just type in ‘Supernatural’ on Tumblr.) and yeah, I finished all eleven seasons in about a month.
So then several days ago I decided to make a blog dedicated to the show, especially Castiel because he is by far my favorite character (even though he was kinda neglected the last couple of seasons..) and since then I’ve gotten more into the fandom stuff and learned about the different ships and so on.
And I don’t fucking get it?
There are several thing that I really don’t understand. Like for example why almost every popular ship is gay? Don’t get me wrong here, I don’t have anything against it and I don’t hate on them or anything it’s just that I don’t understand. I do realize that for example Dean and Cas have a very strong and profound relationship but I really don’t find it romantic. And Sam and Gabriel? What the fuck? Where does that come from?
And Wincest?? I don’t get Wincest. Again, I’m not hating, I’m just confused. What exactly is Wincest? What do the fans ship there? Are they shipping the relationship and love between the two brothers because if so, yeah ok I ‘ship’ it too. Or are they actually shipping an incest relationship between Sam and Dean? Like…that’s kind of disturbing? Or am I getting something wrong here?
And what it is with Cockles? Why do you ship the actors? Like, they have wives and everything. I do realize that to the majority it’s just a joke and they don’t really mean it but some do?
Also, what is it with all the hate between the shippers? Is there a problem that I’m not seeing or are people just being dicks (or oversensitive?) Why can’t people just ship whatever they like without being belittled for it? Why do Destielers hate on Wincesters and vice versa?
I don’t ship neither but still it just angers me when I see a post that’s hating on either of them. And from what I’ve seen on Tumblr this kind of hate seems to be projected on the actors as well? I’ve never been on a convention myself and I’ve only seen a couple of videos from the panels and posts on Tumblr but apparently some ‘fans’ hate on Misha oder J2….so, yeah, I don’t get it.
I don’t mean to be rude or offend anyone, I’m just new to all of this and hope that someone can explain it to me. Please ._.