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Misha Collins is the most amazing and kind person


Psych.

These kind of comments are always my favourite. The humble Supernatural fan stumbles across my blog and they unleash the fury.

That the post is from three years ago amuses me to no end. 

Here’s the full comment (link)

WTF HOW DARE YOU
I KNOW THIS IS OLD, BUT I NEED TO SAY THAT
Misha Collins is the most amazing & kind person.
So he do sometime stupid & unfunny jocks. This is doesn’t mean he deserves a death sentence for it. He is just HUMAN like all of us. He is kind, sweet happy person. SO HE DID BAD JOCK. HOW DARE YOU TO WITH DEATH FOR HIM, HE DOSN’T DESERVE THAT. IF U DON’T LIKE HIM, THAT FINE, IT’S YOUR CHOICE. BUT DON’T SAY SUCH THING, AS YOU WOULDN’T WANT BAD THINGS LIKE THAT WRITTEN ABOUT YOU BECAUSE A BAD JOKE. It’s disgusting to talk like that about a person. This is not the way to disagree with a person, to humiliate him, especially if that person is a kind and good, person who is trying his best to make the world a better place, and GISH is a greate example for that. So if you do not like it, it’s okay, but stop, just stop, he dosn’t deserve that.

In true Supernatural Snark fashion, here is the breakdown.

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snarkvestigation: delving into the minds of overzealous fans


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This is a topic that always interests me because much like food packaging, fanbases generally come with this warning:

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I know that’s not very PC, but some of them are just not people that I ever want to be around. I often find myself wondering why they behave the way they do and what their true motives are. What are they trying to achieve? Occasionally someone pops up here and I’m reminded of the downright toxic fan behaviour that occurs on certain parts of the internet. Luckily, I can laugh off most of the comments posted here but I have witnessed some pretty outrageous things over the years. The question I’m always left with is why?

Many, many months ago, I received an interesting comment and I decided to probe further. Here I present my findings and conclusions. To be fair I will add what I said and just paraphrase all of the responses that I got. Or is that unfair? Whatever, for privacy’s sake, I will do it like that, lol!

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I am officially no longer a fan of anything*


This is kind of a response to this: Vision. Fans all have different visions etc. Yeah. Anyway. Rant incoming.

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*Well, except for Manchester United, Chris Hemsworth, certain boybands and Simon Baker. And Tom Hardy on the days when he doesn’t annoy the shit out of me (I am pretty sure most of what he says is just pseudo-babble).

Anyway, for the sake of this post I will mostly refer to football/soccer fans because they’ve really captured my disdain for ‘fans’. At least with SPN, there’s the ‘these people have [insert adjective] fantasies about [insert annoying person affiliated with SPN]’ aspect. It’s stupid but whatever. They’re gullible consumers and whatnot.

Either way, sports fans don’t really have that excuse. Man-crushes don’t count.

Anyway, I used to read the Guardian for sports comments. Basically, I’m the kind of football fan that spends two hours POSTING IN CAPS on Twitter and after that, I go into lurk mode. I stopped reading the Guardian Sports section because it was just full of silly opinion pieces in which the writers would argue against points that they had been writing about for weeks. There was also an aggressive campaign to get a manager fired which was distasteful. In the end, the amount of rage said manager (of my team, no less!) generated was hilarious to me (well, not during matches). They also have this annoying habit of not linking sources. I get it, they have a business to run but it is kind of frustrating to read an article that assumes the readers knows what the fuck they’re talking about it despite providing no information. They do it a lot and I am over it.

So I started using r/soccer, which is basically the subreddit for everything soccer related. I actually started off at the sub for my team but it was very all late teens/early males’ ish and kind of hilariously bad so I switched to r/soccer.

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My favourite fan reactions.


As a sort of…fandom lurker…non-lurker. Does it count as fandom when it’s just the comment sections of recaps? Anyway I sometimes read these things for shows I don’t watch so I can remind myself why I don’t watch them (looking at you, Castle) and there’s always a general trend in the comments. All of which are amusing and irritating.

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This sounds like something that Supernatural fans would do.


So, I was bored in class this morning and I came across this article “Manchester United fans planning fly-past calling for Moyes to be sacked” Manchester United are an English football team that  I support,  who won the league last year and then declined rapidly this year (much to my chagrin). Supposedly fans are now revolting against the manager and in an attempt to force the board to sack him they want to FLY A PLANE PAST THE NEXT GAME.

….a plane.

An actual plane with a message attached.

These people want to  spend £1000 on this shit when they have the entire internet at their disposal. I’m not sure how a plane flying past would help voice their displeasure any more than chanting strongly worded songs at the game. The board aren’t really going to be all like, “Fuck, these fans wasted their own time and money to speak out against our decisions! WE MUST ACT NOW.” They’ll probably be smoking cigars and cracking the fuck up along with the rest of the country.

But anyway, my expectations of other people been raised. I now fully expect to hear about Supernatural fans protesting via plane whenever they put this show out of its misery. Several planes. And huge messages on lorries. SKYWRITING SHIA LABEOUF STYLE. Bus shelters. Face tattoos. Space beams. Spray painting their houses. Chest tattoos.

EVERYTHING.

I am counting on all of this happening. Don’t let me down fandom.