Lois Lane came into Smallville at season 4 and ultimately became Clark Kent’s other half and became one of the OTPs of my life.
Recently, I decided to start on Supernatural after randomly viewing a few scenes of the show. And there I “picked” up on Destiel. Did I have my shipping goggles when I saw a few scenes? Maybe. It’s not like there’s an actual off switch — or an on switch for that matter. But I definitely recognized it and became interested. So it seems that he’ll also be entering the show in season 4(from what i googled). Well, i’m not one to dislike pleasant coincidences like this. So I can’t wait finishing the first 3 seasons already =).
In all actuality, it was Castiel’s interesting character that drew me in. So I ended up googling him, and thereby officially discovering the shipping name “destiel.” Along with googling the fandom came lots of issues with the show, and queerbaiting was one of them : ( . Meaning what I initially saw between Castiel and Dean will 99.99% remain as subtext.
I’m truly heartbroken for the fellow fans who’ve been loyal to the show since season one and found Destiel to be their OTP. Unlike me who is just starting now, there’s definitely bound to be some who feels like they’ve been given the short end of the stick by being given false hope that Destiel might happen— only to be crushed after seasons of showing the said pair. What I mean is, even if not all people might have seen the a possible romantic tension between Dean and Castiel, a number of fans certainly did. And while accepting that, yes, that it is canon that they don’t have a romantic relationship, it should also be pointed out that it is also Canon that their relationship has progressed ENOUGH for people to sense the possibility (this is the key word here, POSSIBILITY) for such a relationship. I would’ve wished that they defined the line earlier on and not dropped an atomic bomb on the fandom when they felt things were getting out of hand due to unsaid expectations. (Because I’m pretty sure that they are well aware of the fanbase the pair was making, not to mention capitalizing on it).
They reap what they sow though. It is due to this negligent action that accusations like queerbaiting are being thrown on the table, and rightfully so. And that’s just one of the trifecta of problems the show has — the other two being Misogyny, and racism (which i have only yet read about, after all im still in season 1.
At the end of the day, I consider myself lucky to at least know what i’m getting in to. My heart is prepared to ship this all the way, no matter what the show does or how it ends. Because yes, I definitely saw something.
This is more than this pair being a slash pairing. What I ship are the characters Dean and Castiel. I don’t look at them with genders at the forefront in my mind, but as persons. People who in the few clips that i’ve seen has some kind of connection that I feel has possibilities.
I’m pretty sure i’ll have more to say once I catch up =)
Focusing once again on the nice coincidence that i thought of, I hope that Destiel becomes a great OTP to me in the same way that CLOIS just wowed me in Smallville