I know. The finale was an abysmal ending to a mediocre season. Many of you are currently disillusioned, if you haven't already started flagging earlier in the season. The fannish squee Thursday used to summon is frozen and lifeless, murdered most callously by these latest events.
I know many of you will wish to leave SPN fandom-- and that's natural. Most are brokenhearted over the events (or rather non-events). And worse, horror of horrors-- you may even feel you've lost the will to create fanfics, fanart, vids, etc., that canonical douchebaggery has killed any fannish creativity you might've had left for fandom.
Some of us are already swearing to bounce back right now and create even better works of fannish devotion to clear the dead skunk stench this last ep's been; but some may need more encouragement.
To that purpose, I'm linking zimshan
's fanvid Kill A Man
, saluting the spirit of SPN fandom and fans, a potent reminder that fannish disappointment can be a mighty slavedriver to fannish creation. With many thanks to roque_clasique
for first pointing me in its direction. zimshan
herself has said all I meant to in her post, and far more eloquently, but I wanted to add my own message too.
Watch, and remember in the midst of your fury and disappointment, as you're swearing up and down you're quitting fandom on the spot and cussing out the writers for trashing our beloved Show; why we are here, we ficcers and artists, podficcers, vidders, meta writers, plain fen who love our fandom, and what WE can do-- we are not bound to the circles of canon!
Canon may twist and turn and lose its plot, but fandom remains. WE remember what was, what 'is', and in our works we look to what might
or could be
arising from the 'what is'. The 'what might be' and the 'what should've been'-- the speculation and the fixit have always been the essence of fandom's creations. Why should now be any different?
The fannish tales we tell with these characters are ours, and canon cannot take that satisfaction from us. Sam and Dean and Cas's copyrights may not belong to us-- but in the creative spirit our individual visions, so often very different from canon belong to us and us only, and we share these visions with others of like mind and gain pleasure from doing so.
Now is the time to come forth and create, to keep the love alive. From the ashes of disappointment and disillusion let the flames of creativity awaken and blaze forth to new heights!This entry was originally posted at http://luminare-ardua.dreamwidth.org/852.html. Please comment there using OpenID.