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19 November 2008 @ 05:25 pm
Supernatural Con Clips  
Ack, I'm spamming today. It's because my anxiety is flaring up.

I just finished watching the con clips from this past weekend over on youtube. Overall, they were a lot of fun to watch. Jensen and Jared are a hoot together. I liked those the best. Jared as always is really funny and high energy while Jensen is more thoughtful. It's great to watch them. I'm happy that I have taken a shine to actors that are generally nice and talented. I really wish the best for their careers.

Though, I admit that some of the fan behavior makes me cringe and makes me embarassed to be a fan. Sometimes I really want to go to an SPN con and I entertain going (if I had the money) but it's some of the behaviors that make me think no way. One clip it even looked like Jared wasn't pleased and that guy is always bouncing. But overall, the fans are nice. I just get anxious with the really extreme parts of fandom.

I highly recommend them, but there are some vague spoilers for some upcoming episodes.
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cate12345cate12345 on November 19th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I friended you(I hope you don't mind, I loved your St.Patrick's day story), and thanks for telling us there are clips up at Youtube. I shall have to go check them out.
Working for the Mandroid: Father Figuresmoonshayde on November 19th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Hi! I was trying to place you and remember where I had talked to you before, but my mind has been like a wasteland lately. I'm glad you enjoyed the fic :)

And the youtube clips are great. Just block out the crazy and you'll be fine.

Let me go check out your LJ :)
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lastwordslinger on November 19th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
I hear you on the fan weirdness. I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but it kind of upset me to watch some random woman make Jared as flustered as he got when she wished him luck on his "pursuit of Jensen". I don't think I've ever seen Jared get offended before, and that was awful close. I get it. People ship them, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. But do they really think that is endearing to either of them? That people take their friendship the wrong way and confront them like that? Honestly, people can like whatever they want to! That's their right. I just think it's in terrible taste to act like your fan-stuff is canon in front of the actors. O_o So uncomfortable.

Also, I LOLed when someone yelled out Wincest, and Jensen said, with narrowed eyes, "WHAT? ...I heard that." And Jared added, "that's not funny." And they moved on. I think that speaks for itself. :p

One last thing to rant on, and then I swear I will shut up. Why can't they let Jensen be himself? It's like they want him to get onstage and dance like a trained monkey. "Do Eye of the Tiger! Say sonofabitch! Do the cat scream!" IF YOU WANT TO SEE THAT, THEN WATCH THE EPISODES. Jensen is a real person who is NOT Dean and deserves a leeettle more respect than that.

*gets off soapbox* See what you started? LOL!

Honestly, I loved the con footage. I just cringe at those moments is all.
Working for the Mandroid: Headlightsmoonshayde on November 19th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
You know what the sad part is? Look, I really hate Wincest and J2. I do. I hate it. But the people I know who ship it are good people. They are nice people and they know the difference between fantasy and reality. So these people? They make the friends I know look BAD. And that ticks me off. It's a poor reflection on fans as a whole and the Wincest or J2 people that really aren't batshit crazy.

I heard and saw the "pursuit of Jensen" thing, but I cou;dn't hear what had set Jared off enough to get really serious with "that's not funny." Now I know. That's too bad.

I just think some fans blur reality. It creeps me out since I doubt most fans are this way. And the actors are people. They have distinct personalities. Jensen doesn't like to perform like that on the spot. Stop asking him. Jared seems a little more outgoing, but that is his personality. I just think people should respect boundaries is all.

But enough with the not nice stuff. The clips were great and to watch them joke and laugh and banter was so much fun. You can tell they are good friends and really enjoy having fun :)
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Working for the Mandroid: Bring Itmoonshayde on November 19th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
I've done the con circuit before back when I had money. I went to SG-1 cons. And it's awesome to be able to see the actors and listen to what they have to say.

But it's embarassing when the fans act up. You just want to hide in a corner. Most of us are nice people and to be associated with that makes me cringe ;)
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: Sam JMTsuperbadgirl on November 19th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, if someone can take the bounce out of Padalecki, then fan behavior is inappropriate.

(I want to, but I won't watch the con vids.)
Working for the Mandroid: Sammymoonshayde on November 19th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
They were a lot of fun to watch. (I finally caved and watched them.) But really, some were cringe worthy and embarassing. It's a good reminder in what NOT to become. I think we're all crazy enough LOL

But there were some vague spoilers about what a couple of episodes would be about, etc.

And no joke. Jared got quiet and serious. We all know what he is usually like, public persona wise.
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Shalla: spn carshopshallanelprin on November 19th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I've never been able to afford going to the actual conventions so I have a lot of fun virtually 'attending' via YouTube. I have to say that this con is one of the worst in terms of fan behavior which is sad. Jared will do crazy things on stage, Jensen won't...so stop asking already! And I cannot believe someone brought up the necrophilia thing. Good grief people.

I do think the boys handled it well and in a few more cons they might feel comfortable enough to start calling fans on their crap. One of the reasons I love Michael Shanks (from Stargate SG-1) is that he'll tell people (fans) that they're nuts to their faces at Q&A sessions. It's awesome :)
Working for the Mandroid: Sam Cutmoonshayde on November 20th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
I barely heard the necrophilia thing, but I heard it creep into one of the clips. I kind of figured that would happen :( At leats what I saw Jared made it into a joke.

I've met Micheal Shanks and yeah he can be snarky to the fans. Though, he was very nice to me. It's all about how you treat a person.
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Working for the Mandroid: fangirl fightmoonshayde on November 20th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
I know. he obviously doesn't want to perform or sing. The act of the panel itself is probably enough performance for him. I can't blame him.

Oh they totally raz on us behind the scenes ;)
jenni_fromtexas: Oh Deanjenni_fromtexas on November 19th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I considered going to the Dallas convention, but it was beaucoup bucks, way out of my league. :( I'll enjoy living vicariously through the clips, though! *g*

There are parts of this fandom that drive me absolutely insane, LOL. I think I would want to crawl under my seat if I did get to go to one and some creepy fans started in on them with the kink or anything else that spoils their moods. I was lucky enough to get to see Jensen perform in the Few Good Men play in Fort Worth and it was just my pure joy to see him on stage. I didn't feel the need to wait by the stage door to harrass him, I respect him too much, but you should have seen the wide-eyed obsessed crowd. It was scary. I felt terrible that Jensen had to walk outside to that, being so exhausted from the performance. Crazy batshit people, I tell ya. It was as though they believed purchasing the tickets to the play entitled them to get to meet him in person.
Working for the Mandroid: Got Nothingmoonshayde on November 20th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh you went to the play? How was it? DId you enjoy it? That must have been exciting!

I had heard people were waiting outside. That doesn't bother me so much if they were respectful and all, but as soon as it gets obnoxious forget it. Fans have such entitlement issues.

We really don't deserve anything ;)
flynn_boyant: Supernatural - Here to save youflynn_boyant on November 20th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Well, I was there and while I did enjoy it I did get VERY embarrassed by some of the things said to them in the panels.

My hope is that they know from the, "Oh god, you did NOT just say that reaction," from members of the crowd (like me) that they know that not everyone in attendance agrees with those sentiments. Let's just say that everyone in my area of the room was pissed when the necrophilia and "pursuit of Jensen" things were said.

Fandom is such a double edged sword at times.

They were adorable though, I must say. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Across Realmsmoonshayde on November 20th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
I've been to cons before too (just for a different fandom) and I know that the group tends to police its own. When you watch on youtube, it's hard to get that impression sometimes.

But it's always those few that ruin it for the rest. I want to headdesk everytime one of the nutters fans gets up to the mike.
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victoriatimeblind on November 20th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
Spammage is okay love! ♥

I looooved the con clips! But you're right, some of the fan behaviour... I'm so amazed that the guys are still so nice and down-to-earth, y'know? Even Jared manages to take all that crap and awkward questions and make them into a joke... They're just so amazing. Some fans should totally just back off. :/
Working for the Mandroid: crossroadsmoonshayde on November 20th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)

But yeah the clips were adorable. I loved how they both fell. I loved how Jared kept trying to mess up the mike and hand it off to Jensen or every time when they started to joke and goof off.

They are awesome :)
Autumn Dandelion: Stargate - Daniel handautumndandelion on November 20th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
I've run into it more at NASCAR races than at cons (probably because the main con I attend, Arisia, doesn't draw big name guests), but fan behaviour really can be embarrassing. At races, it comes in the form of people yelling to drivers like they're dogs. Some fans will incessantly try to get drivers to come over to sign autographs when drivers are in the middle of a practice session, talking with their crew chiefs, or eating. Fans have mobbed drivers. The worst one I experienced personally was when Jimmie Johnson walked by in the garage area, and people threw themselves at him to the point that he got shoved around. Fans can be ridiculous, and it really is embarrasing to be associated with people like that as a fellow fan.
Working for the Mandroid: Corporalmoonshayde on November 20th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Wow. I'm not a race fan, but that's pretty extreme. I guess it goes to show you that this sort of thing happens everywhere.

I just wonder what part of human behavior triggers this sort of thing?
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     Mandya_phoenixdragon on November 23rd, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Sometimes fandom is urk...

*hugs you*