All is good under the impala hood

… or not?

The drama of yesterday is still ongoing. While Jared said all was well, Jensen’s aunt entered the chat and… well, she was not happy.

It’s funny how this seems to have turned into a Jared vs. Jensen thing. I didn’t look at it as Jared sending his ‘army’ against Jensen, but his follow up tweet about people not sending death threats definitely makes it seem like that’s what happened anyway.

I love the way he wrote that tweet too…he would be in true misery if anything happened?

For someone who is constantly on his phone, one has to wonder why he didn’t just call, but it’s not the Jared way. Judging by the traffic to my blog, he’s definitely on the losing side here. All the posts about his Twitter faux pas are hitting the numbers.

Jensen fans do not play either. He’s never in the wrong. And I guess per his Aunt, the damage is well and truly done.

I say they’re both wrong, and this drama is what happens when unstable people follow unstable person(s). This is also what happens when people lack boundaries and common sense and have a victim mentality. And this is what happens when people do things in a calculated and underhanded manner.

The biggest issue here is Jared was the right person to try this with. Instead of keeping quiet and letting what Jensen did sink in, he went looking for sympathy.

That never works.

Personally? I’m enjoying the drama. 😂 I ain’t got no dog in this fight.

Talk about being happy for your friends…

… or not, in the case of….Jared Padalecki who had this to say when Jensen tweeted about his Supernatural spin-off…

I saw his tweet and thought nothing of it. Yes, the last line was a little bit strong, but I don’t know what kind of friendship they have. Well…Turns out he really didn’t hear about it from JA first.

I wish I could say I had a better reaction but I literally started laughing when I saw the second tweet.

ETA: He even went after one of the writers involved in the spin-off (and wisely deleted it – credit goes to the person on Twitter who took a screenshot!)

Why is he like this?

Upon further inspection, I see I missed key signs in the first tweet. The lack of exclamation! The weird line breaks (why is he tweeting like this? Why can I picture him furiously smashing his enter key?!).

The ‘Sam Winchester had no involvement whatsoever‘ is clearly code for himself because it doesn’t make sense.

Surely, he meant (LOL) Sam Winchester isn’t involved in any way whatsoever?

Anyway, I’ll be fair to Jared. It does seem like a bit of a dick move on Jensen’s part to do this without at least a heads up? Although, I’ve been telling you all he’s a dick for years now so I’m not surprised.

On the flip side maybe Jared’s reaction is why he wasn’t told? He could have just wished Jensen well and then messaged him privately and we’d be none the wiser – until he inevitably had a fifty tweet rant about it.

At the very least, I’d feel more sympathy if he wasn’t constantly doing the most. Dramatic as he may be, he’s not necessarily in the wrong here.

Jensen, bro, what’s going on?

What was so bad that you couldn’t call Jared and be all like, “So, I’m creating a spin-off of the show we’ve been on together for the last fifteen years. I’m going to be narrating. You’re… well, you’re not in it at all actually, and uh…”

…I guess it would have been an awkward conversation to have.

Somebody update me on this mess because I doubt I’ll be keeping up. I only saw the original tweet Jensen posted by accident.

… and I literally finished work and somehow the blog has its highest daily hits since I started it ten years ago. I have no idea how or why, but uh… thanks? It’s nice to know the hours I wasted writing these posts weren’t for nothing thanks to Jared’s complete lack of filter on Twitter.

Apparently Jared did what he should have done in the first place and all is well again.

….I don’t even have the energy to mock all this brothers nonsense. Clearly, the friendship runs deeper on one side.

Is this really necessary?

In what should be a surprise to absolutely nobody, Jensen Ackles is not ready to let Supernatural go.

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural, one of the most important series in the history of the CW, is eyeing a comeback with a new iterationwith prequel The Winchesters, centered on Dean and Sam Winchester’s parents.

… in the history of the CW… well, alright. I can’t work out of that’s a burn or just a sad indication and reflection of the network as a whole.

The show is produced by Jensen and Danneel’s production company…and all their other ideas sucked even more, I guess?

Does anyone even care about the love story of John and Mary Winchester at this point? Even the idea of Dean Winchester narrating it is boring. Isn’t he supposed to be dead?

Anyway, hard pass (and I’d be surprised if it was picked up, but anything is possible).

What even happened here?

So, a few days ago – I got an alert that was like ‘YOUR STATS ARE BOOMING! etc’ and it was my post about Jared Padalecki’s post on Black Lives Matter. I don’t remember what I wrote it now, but I don’t recall saying anything controversial (for me anyway).

I could see it was mostly being clicked on from Twitter (which always makes me wary – I once saw someone tweet my blog URL at Misha one time and ask: “What do you think of this?” which noooo, this blog was always for disgruntled fans like myself and not to be tweeted at the actors).

Anyway, I looked up the post on there and see that it was linked to some drama from a few days ago.

This was my understanding of what happened, but if I’m wrong by all means correct me.

Jared tweeted this:

And I guess an overzealous Misha stan (fan?) or Jensen stan (fan?) took offense to that:

… and Jared took offense to that…

LMAO.

God forgive me, but I absolutely HOLLERED!

I really needed the laugh, too, so looking into it came at the right time. Whew!

I hope Jared was being facetious and it didn’t actually hurt him. The original tweeter was being stupid (and I say this as someone who’s tweeted some not so nice things myself in the past*), but the response isn’t much better**. If I was him, I’d have just been like, “Well, alright then. Wish granted. You’ll never see me post Dean again [dean.gif]” – via DM*** – and blocked them. Or better yet, just post Dean with no explanation.

I don’t understand the people on Twitter with millions of fans who actually read the mentions. I can barely read my texts from two weeks ago let alone the stream of crap that must come through. Like, no bueno. Ick.

Anyway, I’d like to thank Jared and mylovecas for the entertainment!


*I used to be a I’LL SAY WHAT I WANT TO SAY person, but I’ve mellowed. If you think someone is a prick, the best thing to do is ignore them and go on with your life. Words hurt, no matter how strong we think we are, and you never know what someone is going through.

**Jared’s passive aggressive response here is cute, but by doing it the way he did, it does come across like he was… sending the masses after her. It has a sinister undertone to it, and I’m betting the phenomenal folk who support Jared let their voices be heard. To me, it makes him just as bad as the original tweeter. What they said didn’t really warrant a response, and if it did, he needed to go high and not low.

***The best option is always to respond privately wherever and whenever possible. Or not to respond at all!

Back to my involvement in this and it seems like someone shared it for some reason or other.

I don’t really mind, but I’d like to stress my involvement in the SPN fandom is zero these days. My opinion is solely limited to what is within the posts on this blog (and I’ll admit I do cringe at some of the stuff I’ve posted on here. My tag list alone is absolutely terrible 🙈).

…but hey, I’m much nicer these days. 😁

Someone called me a Karen the other day and I was so taken aback! I’m like a internet beef retiree at this point. I was unprepared for the hostility. How I previously found the time to have so much internet drama in the past is beyond me. There are too many angry and messed up people online.

The snark will always be strong, though!

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Supernatural: 15×20, The End

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Carry On

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Please Don’t

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One-Line Review: A relatively lacklustre episode up until the twenty minute mark (when I had a noststalgia-induced meltdown) yet somehow, it was a fitting (but predictable) end to the show.

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Supernatural: 15×19, Wow! Really? Great!

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Inherit The Earth

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Inherit The E-xposition And Talk Us Into Boredom-arth.

Why am I doing this?: Well. Before 2020 went to shit, I said I would. And also because I was always going to watch the end. Just to make sure it’s really over.

I haven’t seen Supernatural for five years. The last episode I watched was The Hunter Games.

Not a single episode since, and honestly? Before watching this episode, I thought I was going to throw up. I was sweating. SWEATING! I’m not sure if it’s just because the show is over and I’m like, ha, this show was actually a huge part of my life once upon a time or I’m just naturally repulsed by the show. Or the heat from my laptop.

Probably the latter.

Hey, maybe the sock I ate is doing a victory dance in the deepest depths of my stomach. I’ll let you know.

Anyway, onto the recap.

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jared padalecki’s take on black lives matter

The journey towards understanding structural racism still requires people of colour to prioritise white feelings. Even if they can hear you, they’re not really listening. It’s like something happens to the words as they leave our mouths and reach their ears. The words hit a barrier of denial and they don’t get any further. That’s the emotional disconnect. It’s not really surprising, because they’ve never known what it means to embrace a person of colour as a true equal, with thoughts and feelings that are as valid as their own.

Reni Eddo-Lodge,  ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’, 2014.

Before anyone runs in here with pitchforks, I’m not here to call him out.Not entirely anyway.

I’m surprised he said something (and unsure why he picked Father’s Day, but okay).

Quick note – I used to be a huge fan of Jared up until the Trayvon Martin case went to trial and… the ignorance came tumbling out of his nostrils at full force.

The fact that he had more to say about a young black woman who’s friend was murdered than the person who committed the crime says it all, let alone the whole cracker debate.

It was a wrap for me after that.

Yes, that was years ago, but like with all of his transgressions, it was promptly never mentioned again.

Anyway, this was his Father’s Day/BLM tweet(s):

He managed not to insult anyone, which is great.

HOWEVER.

Besides what he said about talking to his children, I don’t know what he’s trying to say. And I don’t care to read it over again.

It’s too long, to put it bluntly. Maybe it’s a case of the messenger, but I’m too tired.
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He said they [he and his friend who’s also white and Southern-bred, lol] talked about not dancing around it, but apparently that didn’t translate to the statement itself.

All he did was dance around the issue.

I don’t understand why white people keep composing these essays.

The buzz phrase of the year seems to be ‘I need to do more’ – which I find ironic because it implies they were doing something to begin with.

Who are these statements for? Who are they really for? I saw someone write that he’s put out the best statement on the matter. How? Racist white people react strongly to a very simple hashtag. I don’t think his composition is really going to get through to them.

So, he basically wrote all of that about himself for himself.

I feel like he did that thing where you need to write a paper for class, but you have no idea what to say, so you just keep writing until it looks like you put some thought in it.

I was unmoved by ALL of it. I pasted that quote above because it sums up what I felt when reading it – a complete and utter emotional disconnect.

I understand that it’s hard for white people to wrap their heads around the idea that people are treated differently because of their skin colour, but…

I’ve peeped the game.

Not just from Jared, but all of the celebs out there who had free time (oh, look we’re in the middle of a pandemic!), access to a word processor and fan bases to share their words with.

As a black person, I can only read what people are saying and decide whether I believe it’s genuine. It doesn’t even matter who they are. I have had the exact same issue with a few other statements I read.

They’re basically rambling about themselves and posting it like they’re saying something. They will say the right words, say that they’re privileged, but…something doesn’t match up.

With Jared, by the time I got the end of his post, he’d come up with a very cute idea involving 5 steps. If we take 5 steps forward, we can take another five and another five.

In fact, that was probably the only part I really understood because of how frustrating it was.

This is not a baby steps situation.

Anyway, after I wrote most of this post, I realised the entire statement is directed at white people by a white man… who discussed everything happening with another white man!

[… I’m sure his other friend Stephen Amell was on hand to offer his support, too!]

I suppose I should be glad he didn’t bother a black person with the nonsense because he used up a lot of words to say:

black lives matter, and we need to make sure that people aren’t treated unfairly or differently because of the colour of their skin. As a white person, I’m privileged because I’ve never felt like people judge me based on the colour of my skin. Going forward, I’m going to educate myself, my children and others around me so that one day, people of all races are treated fairly and equally. 

In fact, had he just tweeted the hashtag and opened his wallet and donated to some worthy causes, I would have been like, ‘well, alright, look who’s getting involved!’ and kept it moving.

Unsurprisingly, he doesn’t call himself out on past transgressions – maybe he doesn’t think he has any.

I’ve come across too many instances of him being an asshole for no reason– to believe that he’s suddenly going to check his white privilege when he can barely check his regular privilege, but a’ight.

Still, maybe a miracle has happened. Maybe he’s changed (based on the statement, he hasn’t, but we all have to start somewhere!).

Going forward, I hope that:

  • the black characters (if there are any) on Jared’s new show, Walker, aren’t killed off or subjected to racist treatment behind the scenes.

Note: The CW is a hotbed of racism. Kat Graham went through it on The Vampire Diaries (the link is a long read, but there’s some seriously messed up stuff in there.

Some years back, Supernatural had a black woman morphing into a dog, or whatever that shit was. My recap is a mess, but basically, a white male character was the master of a black female character. They made a big deal about her choosing to be in such a dynamic, but…yeah. It was racist.

Supernatural in general has been problematic in terms of race and diversity. In its first season, Dean and Sam Winchester took on a racist truck that was killing black men, and to date, it’s probably the episode with the most black people in it). Minority characters often meet a gruesome end, or are seen for one or two episodes before they vanish.

On The Flash, Candice Patton has endured racism from some of the show’s the fans.

….and back to my hopes:

  • He stops making deportation jokes.
  • He doesn’t still believe in reverse racism.
  • He’s let the whole cracker thing go, because… no.
  • He’s not still disparaging women of colour.

…just don’t ask me how deep that hope runs.

Oh and I noticed that Jensen’s been all pro-BLM too which is good for him, I guess, and black fans of Supernatural who want to feel like their faves give a shit.

Somewhere in a corner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is probably following suit.

I would give them all the benefit of the doubt, but like Maya Angelou once said: when someone shows you who they are – believe them. 

Season 15

In honour of the last season, I will be watching and recapping the last two episodes of Supernatural.

I was there at the start, figured that I’d come through at the end.

Maybe.

Anyway, the last episode I watched was 10×10, so if anyone would like to recap the past four seasons in 2-3 sentences I’d be grateful.

Did Sam finally change his conditioner? Did Dean stop eating gravel for breakfast? Is Castiel dead? Is Bobby still being annoying from the grave? Is Mary dead again? Who is the heck is Jack and why should I care (also, is he still alive?) Is Jessica coming back? What happened to Wayward Sisters? Is Kripke writing the last episode (not that I would if I was him)?

All of those questions are rhetorical because I don’t care, but yes. I suppose I’ll touch base with you all in May (or whenever it ends).

eight years

Apparently, my blog turned eight on 6th December. That’s a long ass time, but in fairness, I haven’t watched the show for three of those years. I was going to watch season 15. Specifically the last episode, but I’m wavering. I saw a bunch of tweets about Christian Kane being on the show and there’s something about him that irks me. I think I was blinded by the hair before, but yeah…

What do you say, snarklings, do I do one last snarkview?

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stupid and senseless: jensen ackles’ big dumb friend

Following on from Drunk & Disorderlecki, the silence was lifted. Drafted in first was Jensen Ackles, who I personally think is as idiotic as Jared.

He just hides it better.

I saw that he has an album coming out and I’d much rather listen to an asthmatic cow screaming into a fan.

I wasn’t going to post about the responses until I foolishly clicked on an article on the way home on Monday.

At the DC Con last weekend, Jensen offered these supportive words:

“There’s a lot of love. I’m going to tell Jared to stay home more often…I’m kidding. We all miss my big, dumb friend*. And I’ll just say it now, he had a bad weekend last weekend. He’s dealing with what he’s got to deal with so just send him support and love and have a good weekend this weekend.”

*Big, drunk, violently dumb friend.

I mean, if a regular bad weekend to Jensen is a large sized man assaulting three people, who am I to judge? I’d say Jared had a catastrophically dismal and failure of a weekend, but maybe that’s the best way Jensen can articulate himself.

Why do I need to send him support and love, though?

Naturally, there was more.

“When he showed up on set, because he had a couple days off last week — which turned out to be a good thing — but when he showed up on Wednesday, I brought him in in handcuffs. So we’re having fun, we’re having fun with it. The crew really wanted to wear orange jumpsuits. But we couldn’t get them in time. So it wasn’t like we thought it was a bad idea. We certainly were going to roll with it.”

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