why do you hate crowley? jw
hmm okay this might get a little long
well, for starters I just don’t enjoy him as a character, he annoys me when he’s on screen, (i actually do like Mark Sheppard though, that becomes very conflicting for me) and yeah I just find his character itself unenjoyable.
but that’s not why i object to him so much, it’s because of all the ways in which he represents a sexist supernatural and I can’t help but feel bitter every time I see him. I’ll show you how, using Ruby and Bela as my examples here because a) they’re my favourites and b) they were generally disliked by the fans.
tell me, what are the things that people like about Crowley then? He’s funny? So were both Ruby and Bela. Ruby had some of the best silly one-liners in the show such as her referrals to french fries and “it’s witchcraft short bus” and “Now guess who’s coming to dinner?”“Oh god”“Guess again!” while Bela had some truly witty remarks that rendered the main boys speechless. Sometimes people recognise Ruby as a funny character but that does not stop them from calling her a bitch or a whore and I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone who dislikes Bela acknowledge her wit as anything other than “annoying” or “arrogant”.
he’s cunning/clever/manipulative? he outsmarts the winchesters? wow those are all the traits i love in my main two ladies!! and in fact, you will see that while Crowley is eternally praised for his guile, Bela, who is arguably one of the most cunning and manipulative characters on the show, was labelled a bitch almost instantaneously. and when Ruby revealed herself to have completely and utterly outsmarted both Winchesters, rather than loving that quality as they do with Crowley, it was actually used as a sort of justification for all the sexist fans who now finally had a “reason” to hate her.
and here, my absolute favourite one (she says bitterly) “he’s not that bad/he’s actually pretty nice for a demon/he helps the winchesters/he’s kind of part of the little family in a weird uncle kind of way now” ah yes. he’s not that bad, he only tortures people for a living. he kidnapped, tortured, (implied)raped and killed Meg. “oh but Meg is just a demon,” I hear you say. okay how about Linda Tran? what did she do to deserve her treatment from Crowley? “he’s actually pretty nice for a demon/he helps them”, because he totally does that out of the goodness of his heart and not his own selfish agendas (let me refer to Meg again here, who by the very same fans who love Crowley is often called a selfish bitch for doing these things) when, ever in the entire however many seasons he has been in, has he done something that even remotely didn’t benefit him? I mean Meg, sure she claimed to be all about self-preservation, but in actuality, don’t you think it would’ve made more sense for her to just hide and lay low than to keep teaming up with the Winchesters, like for example, when she watched over Cas in hospital? and what about her eventual sacrifice? is that just nothing to you? (not to mention that it was Crowley who she saved the boys from in her final scene, hmm yeah we seem to overlook all the times Crowley consistently screws them over don’t we? not even like “he used to but now he’s grown” such as Meg did)
and lastly, this is my absolute most important point - Crowley abused his son. He was a canonically abusive parent and he doesn’t even seem sorry by the way, he totally shrugs it off like “eh so” and yet, the fans do not care. “Oh? Crowley willingly, unapolegetically admits that he used to beat his son?? meh.” while at the same time these fans are happy to interpret signs that John maybe was abusive to his sons, and he is automatically everyone’s least favourite guy. I mean sure, if you think that John was abusive I 100% agree you should hate him. But while you’re at it, focus that hatred on Crowley, the canonically, self-admitted alcoholic abusive parent who continues to torture innocent people to this very day. and don’t even get me started on Bela fucking Talbot and her abusive family and how she is shown little to no sympathy by the same mysoginistic sexist fans who then go and praise Crowley, an abuser.
tell me supernatural fans? is that who we are as a fandom? we hate women and praise men? tell an abused little girl that she deserves what she’s got coming but glorify a man who unashamedly abused his only son? I don’t know about you but that’s not who I want to be.
put me on team Bela/Ruby/Meg over team Crowley any day.
tl;dr - Crowley represents the inherent sexism and misogyny of Supernatural and was an abusive alcoholic while he was alive and a cruel sadist now as a demon, and that is why I hate him.
i feel like i have the potential to be fashionable, but i’m missing money and confidence
do you have those shows that you just pretend got cancelled after a certain season/episode and any following episodes just never existed in the first place?
Imagine Harry and Ginny a few months into their marriage and they’re so happy and in love and then one day they go shopping for food and household items and Harry just casually grabs certain items before Ginny hisses at him to "Check the prices, Harry, God! That bed set is far too expensive, we’re not going to have anything left to get the food with!" And Harry starts to laugh and say "We don’t have to worry about -" and then he stops and he and Ginny look at each other. And Harry realizes that she’s grown up having to measure out all her money and decide what she can and cannot have for a certain week or month or year. And Ginny realizes that she is actually no longer obligated to worry about money ever again.
Imagine Harry and Ginny eating dinner together and Ginny’s telling him about certain meals her mum made and teasing him about how he wolfs everything down and "Honestly Harry, you’re worse than Ron!" and Harry retorts laughingly "well old habits die hard, I had to fight Dudley for meals all the time, you at least knew you were going to eat every day!" And Ginny’s grin starts to fade and she asks "You…you didn’t get to eat everyday?" And Harry realizes what he said and he changes the subject quickly and Ginny looks at the plates in front of him and resists the urge to pile on some more potatoes. And the next day Vernon Dursley’s car is egged.
Imagine Harry and Ginny both suffering from night terrors and PTSD and agreeing that maybe going to that therapist Hermione recommended isn’t such a bad idea, and that’s how Thursday night became Therapy Night when they go out to dinner or to the pub after each session and agree that they need to talk to some Healers about introducing these sessions since therapy is still widely seen as muggle nonsense in the wizarding world.
And Ginny murmurs over her fire whiskey that sometimes she can still hear Tom Riddle murmuring in her ear, and Harry whispers that he dreams about running after his mother and father and Sirius and Remus as they disappear behind the Veil in the Department of Mysteries and he doesn’t know if he wakes from terror or regret about not making it through. And they go back home and hold each other closer that night and both wake up with raging hangovers.
i don’t trust people who hate on a female character but don’t say jack shit about the male writer who wrote her background, personality, motivation, and relationship with other characters
or people who shit on female character for being unpleasant and hard to get along with but baby the male character with the same personality because awww he’s so misunderstood and needs a hug~~~
i’ll take my chance with aliens before i mess w/ whatever is at the bottom of the ocean
on today’s episode of “what’s wrong in my life” my blanket does not cover my feet
the hardest thing in the world is loving fictional characters more than the people writing them