@bodyguard4JandJ started a Wordpress account and I left a comment which is still awaiting moderation.
In the meantime, I figured my loyal followers deserved an explanation regarding my lengthy scarcity here. Some of you know why, most of you don’t. Besides the chaos in my personal life, I’ve had to step back and take a look at how I feel about the show. Below is the comment I left on his page, for better or for worse. Be WARNED! There are spoilers for the coming season referenced in the comment below! If you have not seen spoilers for season 8 and do not want to, read no farther!
I’ve been looking at spoilers for the coming season and I’m not sure if I can take much more of this. In fact, I’m pretty positive I can’t. I love the Js, I want to support them no matter what they do. They have given so much to the fans, they always make us feel like we’re a part of it and I think most of us know how special that is. I think that’s probably mainly what’s been keeping me hanging on these last 2 seasons. Wanting to back THEM, wanting to support THEM. Because the show? Not the show I fell in love with. I fell in love with a show about two brothers who travel the country, saving people, killing the evil in the world. Now? It’s a show about a fallen angel who sometimes hangs out with these two guys who barely like each other. They’re not brothers anymore, they’re barely business associates. The writers keep promising us it’ll get back to Dean-n-Sam, back to “saving people, hunting things”, back to MotW and not so bogged down in all this other stuff that sucked the life out of the family these two once had (and a good number of the fans, too). They keep promising they’ll get back to being brothers, and yet Sam doesn’t even bother to look for Dean, even (arguably) knowing where he is. That’s not brothers. I have a brother, I know what I would do for him. I don’t think the writers know what we’re asking for when we ask for them to be brothers again, or they just don’t want to give it to us. The Winchesters don’t need any more monkey wrenches in their “relationship” because they no longer have one. And I miss that. I miss the show I loved. I want to support the Js, I want to love the show, I want to be as big a fangirl as I’ve been in the past, but I just don’t know anymore. And I know I’m just one fan, and I really feel like my opinion doesn’t make a bit of difference to anyone anywhere at this point, but I had to say my piece before I decide whether to walk away or not. JAckles and JarPad haven’t let me down, but the writers sure as hell have.
Granted, I’m not WinchesterBros or Salted&Burned, but I’ve put a LOT of time, energy and my own resources into the fansites here and other pages I’ve created for the show. Those people who, any time you voice a dissenting opinion, come back with “well, if you don’t like it why don’t you just stop watching?” annoy me. If I didn’t give a damn about the characters, the show, the crew, the cast, ALL of it, I WOULD have walked away when I first had the overwhelming impulse to - while watching Live Free or Twihard. But I didn’t. Because I do care. That doesn’t mean I have to like and/or agree with the writers, or even the popular vote. I think what the writers are doing with Sam right now is unforgivable. I’ve always said you can’t love one brother and not the other, because of the love they have for one another. But that’s no longer true. I think that’s completely unfair to the characters. And to us. But that’s just my opinion, and I know it’s not a common one. It’s not even a particularly popular one. But it’s mine and I’m entitled to it. Right now, my heart is broken for the show I’ve loved so much.