Do you ship Destiel? And have you read Twist&Shout?
Oh boy. I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me this since I started this blog.
Let me start by saying that I don’t not ship Destiel, that is I don’t ship against Destiel. I would be perfectly tickled to see Destiel become canon, cuz shit those two would make basically the best couple to ever walk the planet. And I do love seeing other people put together beautiful posts and stories for Dean & Cas. I get it. I really do get it.
But let me tell you why I don’t actively ship Destiel…
It’s the same reason I never shipped Sam and Frodo in LOTR, when a lot of people often like to suggest (either jokingly or seriously) that they were in love. Because I think there’s something important about representing and maintaining those kinds of deep, meaningful, and emotional relationships, with absolute undeniable love between men that aren’t romantic. I think as a writer it’s important we write this. And I think as readers it’s important that we see it.
I guess what I’m saying is that from my perspective, for women in films and TV, we see those kinds of best friend, hold each other while you cry, say I love you, run-to-eachother-when-something-is-wrong kind of relationships pretty frequently. And most of the time we don’t automatically jump to the conclusion that it’s romantic love. It seems unbalanced to me. I cherish the idea that men can and DO have those kinds of relationships without it being considered romantic love.
I see a lot of parallels in the way Dean and Cas interact with the way Dean is with Sam (and yeah okay there are definitely fans who ship DeanxSam :P), like there are so many of those emotional and deep moments, tear the world apart for each other kind of love between the brothers too. And between Cas and Dean. There is very obviously a deep, deep love there between Dean and Cas. But I don’t think it has to be romantic.
And *sigh* Twist & Shout. *nods* Twist & Shout. It was beautiful. And it destroyed me. <3 My heart still aches just thinking about it.
Ok… So there it is. I hope I don’t upset anyone with this opinion. Love you guys! And my blog is always a place where you can ship whoever you want and I will ALWAYS support that and write for it if you ask! :)