Fansites are funny places! When I joined this site in February, I found so many exciting things to do, to comment on, to look at, and great people who shared my undying love of Supernatural! But I also found something that I was not expecting - a fanbase tipped so heavily in favour of Dean. Now, I love Dean. He's hot, funny, all that stuff, but he was starting to irritate me a little with his seemingly indifferent attitude towards the breaking of the seals - certainly not his fault, but the story arc was starting to drag. I found myself really wishing he would make up his mind already, sink or swim, poo or get off the pot...you know what I mean! I don't envy the guy by any means, but it's been pointed out ad nauseum
how horrible his experience was. We know that! But the end of the world is at stake, so, maybe a little urgency is called for?
Anyway - I am not here to Dean-bash, simply because I am not a Dean-basher. I am PRO-Sam, but I am not ANTI-Dean. Like I said, I love Dean, I just love Sam more. Sam is not a saint. (But apparently Dean is! oops, heh,heh, that wasn't bashing was it...?) He's a person with flaws. But one of those flaws is not stupidity. He knows what they are facing, and what they are up against. So he made a decision to use what he has, and to fight back. Whether or not it was the right decision remains to be seen, but that's the point - it remains to be seen
I get my back up a bit when I read things like, he's addicted, he's too far gone, he's a stupid idiot, how could he hurt Dean so badly, how could he let skankus supremus Ruby use him like this, only Dean can save him - WTH??? If the whole point of this show is to have Sam sink to rock-bottom just so Dean can be the hero and save him, then I'll be sorry I started watching. I hereby challenge the whole idea that Dean will be the ultimate saviour and Sam the ultimate scumbag! (Unless Kripke wants to be a real dick about it and base his decision on who has the larger fanbase! We'd be right out of luck, fellow Sammites!)
So the point is, Sam is taking a horrible bashing that I feel is unjustified and unfair, because I unshakably believe there is more to him than that. But try to defend him? Holy crap! Put on your flak jackets and combat helmets, keep your head low and listen for incoming - you're dead in their sights and they've got heat-seeking missiles at their disposal. (I do love debating, especially with fanfly, but I don't want to have to defend my POV every
Ha,ha! Like I said it's rough being a Samgirl.
The one possibility that bothers me though, is if people are so pro-Dean that they become anti-Sam. Or if they are so pro-Dean that they can't see any flaws in his behaviour. Are they so pro-Dean that they can't look at things impartially. Exactly the same thing applies to people who are pro-Sam. (Like me of course! It's something I try to stay aware of.)
All I know is, I love them both, but I love Sam more, and I'd like to be able to count on Kripke not to make Sam into a total ass. I have to wonder if he had any idea that one of his lead characters would become so disliked, if not downright hated. Granted, there are some (not many!) people who really don't like Dean. All this is because of the turns the storyline has taken, and it's really too bad because they used to be so close. It's harder for Sam fans, though, 'cause it's OUR guy who's getting trashed! WE WANT JUSTICE!!
Yep, it's rough being a Samgirl! ;)))
*Edit* Something I wanted to add, but forgot. This ramble was inspired by an icon I found of Sam with large red devil horns on his head. It's sort of funny, I guess - but only if you're a Dean fan. When I first saw it I was hugely disappointed that Sam would be depicted that way. I don't think it likely that I would find an icon of Dean carving up somebody on a rack! I actually used the Sam icon in a pick I made, though more out of spite than anything else. ;) :)