Since the beginning of my rewatch, I have been positive and talking about how much I love characters and actors like 99,9% of the time. I LOVE Supernatural, I really am not harsh on it, sometimes I just see a flaw and don’t point it because I like this show very much and I accept its flaws as I would accept them from a dear friend.
The two occasions I have posted negative comments about something are also the two only occasions strangers (or I guess because one of them was anon…) came to me and basically told me to shut up.
The first one, about John, I understand. I was ranting, and I wasn’t paying much attention whether I could sound a little harsh on the character. I mean, I believe what I said, but I also posted like maybe half a dozen posts on a row (well it was an inspiring episode, what can I say ? :p) and yeah it totally could have been felt as spam, borderline hate. I would have apologized about how I had communicated my feelings about the character if the person that messaged me had done it without aggressiveness. But that person came on my post and told me I needed to calm down and stop posting basically, which I didn’t like and couldn’t accept.
Then the second one was not even about supernatural. I just saw Ruby 1.0 appear, and I realized I actually loved her (I mostly think about Ruby 2.0 when I think about Ruby, so it was kind of a surprise). And I have discovered Arrow this year, and first I was very exited because Katie Cassidy was in it, but I have not been able to like Laurel Lance, and the character got me so frustrated that at some point I just kinda felt like I must not love the actress, because it is very rare when I don’t like a character at all when it’s played by and actor/actress that I like. So when I saw that I loved Ruby 1.0, I made a post saying that it was really confusing because I didn’t like Laurel but loved Ruby 1.0, so basically it wasn’t the actress but the character.
I got called rude by an anon and got asked not to tag my “laurel hate” not to bother her fans. If saying “I don’t like this character” is hate, I don’t know how to express my feelings anymore. This time, I have no idea how I could have phrased it not to offend anyone.
I really think this website is amazing. You can discuss the things you love with strangers, among other amazing things you can do. But if I just have to censor myself because people don’t like to read opinions that are not theirs, we might have a problem.
And I really don’t understand how people can think like that. I mean, I don’t ship destiel but I still smile every time I see someone talking passionately about it, and I also some time reblog destiel stuff when they are clever or beautiful or funny. It is not because I don’t agree that these people are wrong, or rude for saying what they feel. It just doesn’t make any sense to me that people would think like that, would actually think that it was actually rude and hate when I said “I don’t like Laurel Lance”. If someone could explain, I would be very happy to understand.