What in the WORLD is going on in the spn fandom, y'all blowing up my dash but I have zero context kgjfjdjd
For anyone who hasn’t blocked the tag and is curious but wildly lost!
Jensen Ackles, who played Dean Winchester on Supernatural, announced the coming of a prequel show The Winchesters. The show is set to focus on what Deadline called “the epic untold love story” of John and Mary, Sam and Dean’s parents, as narrated by Dean. Fans were upset by this news because of all the possible spinoffs, a show about a couple who were manipulated by heaven into falling in love for the purpose of birthing their fated children - a couple who then became a fridged wife-mother and an abusive and absent father - is not the show anyone was hoping for.
But as everyone began posting about their disappointment with this news, Jared Padalecki (who played Sam Winchester) tweeted that he was not approached for the new show, and vagued about how he wished he could have found out from Jensen rather than Twitter. He also tweeted @ one of the writers involved, calling him a coward, and then deleted it.
Jared has a history of misbehavior on social media as well as generally shitty behavior (I won’t link in this post but feel free to add sources if you have!) and it is not at all out of character for him to throw a hissy fit on Twitter. His fans immediately insisted this is either a planned con or a hack. It is obviously neither.
Meanwhile other actors involved in Supernatural (notably Misha Collins, who played Castiel, and Julie McNiven, who played Anna Milton; EDIT: and Jake Abel, who played Adam Milligan) have also replied to the news and even hinted that they’d like to be involved. Without slinging around petty insults.
On top of all this, an episode of the original show, 6x15 “The French Mistake,” supposedly takes place in our world. In it, Sam and Dean get transported into a universe in which people refer to them as Jared and Jensen and are surprised at their behavior, because - and I’m quoting from the Wiki page here - “normally they don't speak to each other,” implying that they don’t get along. This is a show known within the fandom for blurring the lines of metanarratives, and for the actors to suddenly apparently match up to the plot of an episode they were in... It’s an extra level of hilarity to add to the inherent drama of the rest of the situation.
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pov you are Jensen Ackles
your fledgling production company just dropped the news that it has acquired the rights to create a spinoff from a show which you starred on for 15 seasons as a character who is deeply and intrinsically intertwined into your very psyche. you will be reprising that character in the new show as the narrator. the former cast of the 15 year show is supportive and congratulatory, with the exception of your supposed best friend of 16ish years who was also on the show with you and not informed of this development because [ ]. you figure if he’s upset, he’ll text you and you’ll hash it out like adults. he decides to blast you and your lead writer on twitter instead before calling to cry hysterically hash it out like adults (he deletes the tweet about the lead writer, but the tweets about you stay up). you receive frantic calls from your PR agent. just give me something to copy-pasta, you sigh. you add just a few more [...]’s and hit tweet. the creator of the show you’re currently on tweets something congratulating you. he then retraces his steps to ensure he’s still in good graces with your former best friend. Eric, you sigh. he deletes all the tweets related to the Winchester Twitter Derangement Scandal. your aunt continues to berate your former best friend and like other tweets berating him. you decide that your PR people can deal with that one because you know better than to tell a strong opinionated woman what to do. you notice while still logged on to twitter (remembering why you were inactive for so long), that fandom doesn’t seem to thrilled with the concept of your new show. you read a few tweets about why. “well that’s not what we’re doing...” you think. you find an article that summarizes their fears perfectly. you tweet it to reassure people you’ve done the reading. you use the word “canon.” The article specifically references the tag of John Winchester’s A+ parenting on the fan fiction website AO3.
You do half of this while attending a birthday party with the other cast members of The Boys, drinking and singing Happy Birthday in perfect harmony. At the end of the song, you open your phone to see that Misha Collins has sent you a no context video of him in a gold-striped bathtub. There is a dog. “That’s cute, I’d join GISH for that,” you respond, slightly buzzed.
A few minutes later your notifications inform you Misha has posted a video on twitter and instagram. He’s wearing shorts in this version.
You are Jensen Ackles.
You are thriving.
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