What really makes a Supernatural Fan, a Supernatural fan? Is it our taste in mythology? Is it our strange "profound bound" with other fans? Or is it the fact that there are brothers to be watch 24/7? Well some may agree upon with at least one of those questions but some may agree upon all of them and that my friends is what decides what really is a Supernatural Fan. But, does it decide on our flaws as well?
The truth is, not really. However, those who believe in leaving the show due to its "lack of brother storyline","apocalyptic views by adding angels" or "it died along time ago" are all jerks for saying such things and giving up on its "long run" (a whapping 7 seasons thus far) persona. But on the other hand, quite a few other shows have lasted long as well (Lost and Friends being two great examples) but still being loved for what it is. And that right there is what makes us Supernatural Fans stick with this ever changing masterpiece.
However, like every show each of us are linked to, the fans seem to have well... their own cons and pros to go along with it. For those of you who think I'm a liar, I truely am not because I bet you anything if you think about it, it also did with your own favorite show. But the whole point of this article is to show what truely makes us Fans and what truely makes us have a few "mishaps" along with it~
Here is a list of some notable Pros I can name off by my own experience of being a Fan:
1. Our Know-How of Mythology
One thing that makes us true fans is our everlasting interest in mythology. Some of us of course could relate, as if being one of the most pronounced object of the whole show.
Let me put it this way, if you chose one of us fans as your help for a game show, a quiz or writing a fantasy story, you would be on top of your game because as Supernatural Fans, were well-adjusted to the idea of mythology. Any of us could possibly answer you right away with any question you could throw at us, making us a very good ally.
2. How to Protect
You may think that common household items such as salt and cleaning supplies would be totally off subject and seemingly random but truthfully, it actually is not. The common condiment Salt, or Na as said on the Periodic Table, is a highly effective substance for harming demons temporarily and offending off ghosts. There is also numerous sigils that we could use for a source of protection. Were probually the best source you could come to for a demonic or paranormal problem, just ask one of us for assistance, we'll be happy to help.
3. Never Gives Up/Leaves Someone Behind
Possibly our must helpful pro is that we don't give up easily or leave any companion behind to suffer alone. Very easy going and protective of those who we love (even if it means ourselves). People such as bullies or enemies should be afraid of our prideful style as we take charge of the situation until they are the ones who stops trying. Or when a friend is left behind for something, were always willing to join them for a source of companionship.
4. Quite Trustworthy
We also are a very trustworthy bunch. All of us are very trustworthy not to just other fans but also to the cast and crew that makes this show happen. Secrets are never a problem for us, we can always keep as long as you want it be.
5. Our Undying Urge to Help
Believe it or not but we are also a very charitable bunch as well as trustworthy. We love to help those who seek it, we don't ignore them or state a rude comments just because we want to. If a crew/cast member asked for our help, we will always be willing to give them a hand with it. We're their fans, it is our duty to make sure that we are all in a good mood.
We are all very opinionated to any fact, question or idea of Supernatural. Each of us are always willing to share our thoughts and ideas to the rest of the community, making life ever so easier to understand. Our voices may be small in the fandom community but we still happen to stand up and speak out to the rest of the crowd which every once in awhile, will gain a new fan to add to our fan lists. And because of this, we despise having the idea of haters or dislike in our comfort zone so we stand up to them until they can no longer reply. We are the protectors of our show's right!
Of course, these are just a couple but our true pro that makes us different from the rest is this
7. Watches the Show for What it is
We all love our show for what it is! Our goal is to remain with it until the very end and remember the good times, the bad and the completely hilarous. We believe in the show for what it is rather than what it is not. I mean, what is there to lose? It is a risk we're all willing to take for just the love of the show and how it has impacted all of us.
Now that we covered 7 pros, I would like to share, which I regreat to say, our cons due to our beloved show.
1. Empathized Emotions
This one is a huge con for us right now due to the lost of two of our leading men we have all managed to have a special place in our hearts for. When you become attached to a show as long as most of us on this spot have, you have a hard time controlling emotions that your charaters have. Connection with those characters cause problems for us, as if we've been pounded for too long and left out to dry while leaking the feelings that character has experienced. For example, when a character dies, your attachment to them will cause you to feel depressed and sad, creating a layered effect. Emotions are things that shouldn't be toyed with and because ours have been pulled in so many directions over the years, we are more proned to be emotional.
You know that we have Cas Girls, Dean Girls and Sam Girls but what happens when that love for your character goes awall? Due to the fact that most of us are females (sorry about that guys) we have an as described as a "undying bound" between ourselves and our favorite guy which, I admit it, gets in the way sometimes. And shortly, it will become a problem, causing cat fights online for one ficional guy. Of course, we know that but it still won't change the way we see our beloved boys/angel as a great companion.
3. War between other Fans
Let us be sure this never happens but there always seems to be a little war going on between us fans sometime. Remember, none of us are perfect and because of that, we wish for our own good, leading to chaos for others. The boys are a great example, each and every single one of us have our own whys on which one we like/pefer better and sometimes this causes problems. Or in other words, we are sometimes too opinionated of others. It isn't a good sign that things wouldn't look up, that is for sure. But we always manage to help ourselves out of the rumble by agreeing or managing it out.
4. Problems with Non-Believers/ Haters
As a fan, I truly hate those groups that seem to hate or despise us for our show tastes. Some believe in our show being "too long" or "stupid storyline now" and this is slowly but surely become a major problem because most of those who say such things had left the show to fend for itself, finding it a "waste of time" to even intercept. But what is worst, is that most liked season one and just left it at that, not giving the rest of it a chance. Of course, we won't stand this, will we?
Well there you have it, some Pros and Cons I could think about us. Of course, our fandom is awesome as always and apparently growing, slowly up surely. Hope you guys liked it.