omfg so my little cousin (she’s 8) loves superheroes and we were in party city and she was browsing through the boys costumes because the girls side didn’t have the ones she wanted and then an employee tells her that she’s in the wrong side so she grabs a batman mask and says in the lowest voice possible for her age, “don’t question batman”
THIS GIRL IS MY ROLE MODEL
Apparently how people feel after waking up from naps.
How I feel after waking up from naps.
climb-misha-like-a-tree brought something to my attention and I just read about what Jared Padalecki and Aisha Tyler said at the Nerd HQ panel and….what?
I’m trying to find the words for how I feel about this. Because I am beyond confused and dumbfounded at how bizarre Jared’s…
Okay, first of all, i love Jared, i really do, but i swear to god if i was there i would have literally gotten up and fucking left, i am literally that pissed. “Forcing” romance because women are on the show? He’s kidding right? We have had many women on the show without forcing romance! Like you said, Abbadon didn’t bring any romantic interest to the boys, neither did Bela, Charlie (She likes girls), Ruby (When she was still played by Katie Cassidy before season four), Just because we bring women in doesn’t mean they have to be a ‘threat’ to the male bonds of the show. Yes, Ruby did get between the boys in season four, but so did Cas, the two of them dragged the boys in two different directions, but this doesn’t mean all relations will. There can still be a relationship without it affecting the boys, like you said, you can have a heavy emphasis on male bonds while still maintaining healthy relationships with female characters if you didn’t kill them all off. Also, having female characters is a healthy thing for the show, because if it was purely masculine, it would eventually become rough edged, yes, the audience is mostly women, but women also like having powerful women to view, Ruby was a example of a boss ass women who was independent and didn’t need protection
And maybe if they didn’t kill all the women, and gave them a chance and option to go without romantic interest, you might actually realize there is not really an affect. And let’s not even get started on the fact Jared thinks romance is limited to ‘women’. Has he ever even witnessed the Supernatural fandom? 98% of our ships are men and men. You;d think having a wife who enjoys pop culture he’d seen shows like Doctor Who, Torchwood, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black, and would know just how popular same sex relationships are, and that just because there aren’t women, doesn’t mean romance can’t happen. And if they’re all so against ‘romance’ why the fuck are you bringing in Dean’s new fling, especially since 99% of the fandom don’t even want Dean to have one!?
And i swear to fucking Lucifer, if they bring Rowena in and see her as just a Baddy to kill at the end of the season i might as well start the next apocalypse myself with how pissed i’d be, because seriously? Abbadon was a big chance to be something more, but instead, they snuffed her within what? One, maybe two seasons? If she is Crowley’s mother, it would mean she’d be centuries old, and also with the witch part on the side, do you really think a inhuman mythical centuries old extremely powerful creature would want a romantic interest? No. Witches are very independent, in total of the ones we’ve seen that have a lover are maybe three in the entire history of the show? I don’t see what’s so impossible about a women who doesn’t want or have a romantic relationship with the boys, Cassie or Crowley. Is it so far fetched for a women to not want a man to protect her or be at her side?
Charlie is a major side character, and other than Meg, one of the longest living female characters on the show, and she’s died once. Look at her, she doesn’t need a man, but the only reason she doesn’t is because she’s gay. Her being queer means she can’t be romantically entwined with a male on the show, and what Jared is technically saying is that she doesn’t count as a female character because of that. And Misha and Jensen’s faces while hearing this was awful, Mark’s as well, and he just rushed on to make sure they couldn’t get anything in because he knows all three of them would fight tooth and nail for the women of the show, but he seems he just doesn’t care.
I think what Jared is trying to get at is that if there was more "romance" (which he thinks is caused by women only by women hahahahah, honey you got a stormy coming if you keep thinking that) the show would be threatened of becoming a Soap Opera rather then remain a sci-fi horror like it is. I can understand that, i can, but the show is a long way from that, and women would not be the cause of the show becoming like that, and neither would romance.
And are we just going to forget that fact that not all the women on this show freaking grovelled for the main characters? Some of them were actually useful and strong, and not for show. Pamela and Jo, for instance, both had interactions (They literally kissed Dean once and Pam was dead and Jo was dying) with Dean, but otherwise they were just themselves, they didn’t freaking become clingy and needy, Meg was the same with Crazy!Cas, it was more maybe light flirting ans comments than actually anything, and they both continued with their lives. No all women instantly need to be considered a clingy, annoying, needy romantic interested with no spine. They’re women, and women in real life are pretty strong these days and have a lot more rights, so where does he get the idea that women on the show just can’t be living their lives without wanting to bang a winchester?
The fact Jared said this is enough to have me reeling, and i have a lot more to say, none of it particularity nice. I don’t know what possessed Jared to say this, and whatever the reason is, i hope it goes away long enough for him to realize he just insulted most of the show’s fanbase and apologize quickly, because he’s got a storm coming if he doesn’t, and i’m putting that lightly.
You know, I’ve read the comment and though it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be, it’s still not a good comment and it didn’t exactly do much for the question itself. I love the moose and it’s unfortunate that such a comment this came from him, especially at a time right after another scandal for the show. I don’t know what he was thinking.
I love Jared too, and i don’t really understand where it came from, like he met his wife through one of these important female roles, and i agree , what he said didn’t really answer the question, and it didn’t really need to be said, i wonder if Jensen, Mark, Misha, or even Gen said anything about it to him, because i kinda hope they did, it was a bit tactless.
I agree. After ten years of being on a show and doing these panels, I’m honestly disappointed that he say this or even be so tactless. I don’t now why he would say this.
You can tell it’s the last thing the others expected as well, and Mark and Misha and Jensen instantly went to contradict him but he didn’t let them, and he blew it off with a laugh like it was actually true. I mean, yeah he’s been on this show ten years, you’d think he’d at least know with an opinion like that it’s best to shut it and keep it to yourself, i’d be shocking if he hasn’t gotten a lot of twitter messages chewing him out for this one.
Yeah, the reaction was definitely not good.
Hopefully, we don’t get anymore scandals like this before the new season. I don’t like writing stuff like this. I’d rather go from my to do list than have to give out bad news to people.
*cuddles up close to you* *puts my mouth by your ear* I NEED CONSTANT REASSURANCE THAT YOU STILL ENJOY ME AND FIND OUR RELATIONSHIP APPEALING