This post got me thinking so much about how so many in this fandom view Jensen as only a tool to validate some ship and like to disparage him whenever he does/says something that might not go along with popular opinions of certain shippers. And I’m looking in every direction here. There are lovely people among all shippers, but there are appalling ones everywhere too. But what you ship shouldn’t even matter in this regard. What matters is that Jensen should be able to voice an opinion without hundreds of people trying to find some hidden meaning in it or - even worse - a hidden agenda that stems from internalised misogyny or homophobia. You don’t like what he says? Fine. Does it make him a bad person for having a different opinion than you? No.
People should really learn that respect goes both ways. Personally, I would feel rather distressed by so many strangers putting labels on me and trying to define who I am without even knowing me. I think the same goes for most people, especially if it’s done with such frightening dedication. Don’t tell me that you honestly like Jensen and respect him, when you try to present him as a completely different person than he appears to be and call everything he does that doesn’t fit your view on him “fake” and “hiding his true personality”. Because that actually only shows that you like Jensen for who you want him to be, not the person he is all on his own.
I could have added this to my response to the other post, but I think this applies to so many more instances where Jensen got hated on for daring to do/say something that goes against certain ships or doesn’t fit the way people want to see him. And this needs to stop!
Take that post I linked for example and look at the majority of
responses and tags from other people. Look how most of them find all these
theories about Jensen at least “interesting” and even more taking it as
valid facts (even though the OP did say that it’s her thoughts on the
I know there will always be haters who have absolutely nothing else to do than to dedicate all their free time to hate on other people. I don’t understand it, but I’m under no illusion to change that. But I do hope that if more people who like Jensen for the wonderful man he is will speak up, that maybe there will be more awareness about how wrong this behavior towards Jensen truly is.
I am genuinely considering rewriting The Tempest’s Shadow. When I started, I didn’t intend for it to be a novel and now it is. The tonal and stylistic difference between the first ten chapters and the rest of the story has been bothering me for some time, and now I’m running into issues in the Wycome arc from not setting certain things up properly earlier.
I don’t know… It’s more work than I usually dedicate to fanfic projects, but I think I would be happier if I re-worked things so I can have proper foreshadowing and set-up, and also fix my Adamant chapters. The first ten chapters just don’t cut it for me anymore.