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Pop Of Opinion: Supernatural's Twitter Riot: When Good Fans Go Bad

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10/25/2013 12:22 pm
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Pop Of Opinion: Supernatural's Twitter Riot: When Good Fans Go Bad

Susan Booth

Staff Writer

It seems that nowadays, that the slightest thing can cause a riot among fans of popular TV series. Perhaps this has always been the case, but with the ease of communication through social media, outcry is so much easier and immediate. As a fan, more often than not, you sometimes never focus on how it might feel for the cast, crew and everyone else to be given a hard time. You have a guttural reaction to what you are seeing happening on the screen and jump straight onto Twitter to express your outrage/love/support of what has just happened. The fact that the cast and crew can be harassed by fans all because the fans become upset over something that transpired and perhaps not in the way that they wanted them to, is often times overlooked. However, no one should be given such a hard time for doing their jobs, especially when more often than not, they had nothing to do with the turn of events! This article is an opinion piece. The cast and crew behind Supernatural literally put their blood, sweat tears and then some into every single episode that we enjoy each week. What fans need to understand is that there are going to be times when something is going to happen that we don’t like, or someone that we all like might die. That’s just the way the writers have chosen to go with the storyline, and with Supernatural, there is almost always an explanation behind these events. I consider myself to be a Supernatural fan; I have the famous tattoo and even named my first born son after Dean Winchester. As a fan I know my limits, but this past Tuesday’s Twitter incident showed me that sometimes things just go too far. Some of the Supernatural cast live tweeted Tuesday night’s episode, “I’m No Angel”. Within a short period of time they became more than overwhelmed with tweets from fans complaining that Cas and Dean didn’t become Destiel and kiss, but instead Castiel was shown losing his v-card to reaper April Kelly. The episode was fantastic and Jeremy Carver is really showing us that he’s more than capable of being the showrunner and the writers continually do a great job! Now, I know that there are a number of vocal angry fans feel that the episode should have gone differently. Sure, it would be interesting to see something like that happen. But, can you honestly tell me that it would have been what was good for the story or the characters? Also, the cast, crew and writers, along with the showrunner will more than likely explain why things turned out the way that they did. I can’t even begin to think about how hard this must be on those who are involved with the series and how they must be feeling. My heart goes out to all of you and I hope you know that so many of us out there will always stand behind the series and all the amazing things you do for us fans. The Winchester Family Way Facebook page has launched a campaign that I have started, which involves rallying the SPN family for a positive response to this backlash. Keep up the hard work ladies! That being said, try not to take your favorite show too seriously. Remember those who work so hard for the fans! Also let’s wait and see what happens next. We don’t know what twists and turns are brewing in the minds of the writers. We, as Supernatural fans won the People’s Choice Award last year for having the BEST T.V Fandom. We should continue to live up to that honor, which is more than something to be proud of as a Supernatural fan.


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