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So I’ve seen a lot of discourse surrounding The Winchesters the supernatural prequel series and I have decided to put in my two cents because why not. For reference I have a degree in marketing and public relations and took multiple media studies courses while I was in college. If you needed some reason to take my word on this topic and know it has some legitimacy and that it’s not just an opinion piece.
The Winchesters has been controversial from its conception. I’ll be honest with you I wasn’t even interested in it when it first was announced. However the reality here is if it fails that’s it that’s the end of the supernatural universe. If you don’t want to watch it by all means don’t watch something you’re not interested in. But if you’re wishing for it to fail and crash and burn let me spell out the reality there for you.
If the prequel fails there will be no continuation no fix it, no empty rescue, no heaven break out. Well why? Well because we’re working with tv which is at its core a business. The CW and Warner Bros have invested a lot of money into The Winchesters and trusting CMP to give them a product that will be profitable. You often don’t get multiple chances with TV business. CMP is working directly with Warner Bros and The Winchesters is their first project. If The Winchesters fails and doesn’t bring in the money or viewership it’s supposed to it will not get picked up for the back half of their season and it will get cancelled. The network is not likely to continue to support a universe that didn’t make them money or a production company who’s first major project flopped. So you can kiss away your dreams of more supernatural projects.
Supernatural already has two spin offs (Bloodlines and Wayward Sisters) that got canceled before they could even start. Both of these coming during supernaturals initial run when supernatural was at its peak popularity. So a spin off prequel is a risk for a network that didn’t see viability in two past spin offs. But they do see it here. They do see potential and with a successful prequel we are opening up a whole world of possibilities within the supernatural universe. But if it fails and crashes and burns as so many people wish it to, that’s it. That’s the end.
Some of you might say: But If this fails can’t we just show them we want a different show in the supernatural universe? No. Simply the investors and higher ups are going to look at numbers and when they see numbers that don’t match their monetary projections they are going to abandon that universe completely and write it off as not profitable. They will move on to something else. And these investors won’t be looking at your tweets and tumblr posts saying oh we don’t want this we want something better. They will not care. This is a money game for them and they will put their time and energy into what makes them money. Jensen saying hate watch it wasn’t completely a joke. The numbers are what matter to the network not the reasoning behind watching or not watching.
This is the ground we need to build off of to get to where we want to end up. If you want a future for the Supernatural universe and want the possibility for a finale fix it, for a empty rescue, for a heaven breakout, this is where we need to start and it needs your support. We need The Winchesters to succeed. I’m writing this not to try to convince anyone who might not be interested but to explain to those of you wishing it’s downfall the ramifications of this failing.
I have finished this drawing Celestial Being in partnership with @spn-family-giving. In celebration of Misha Collins' birthday a print of this Castiel drawing will be auctioned off in support of Nova Ukraine. More details here.
Yall my heart is warm. Fandom artists and creators are coming out to support various aid organizations & the families of members of the spn family whose families are in Ukraine. (X)
Fundraiser list so far:
@sinnabonka who recently had a harrowing Multi-day journey to the border has been offering paper copies of their novel at cost for months. You can donate directly to her and her family @ ko-fi.com/sinnabonka
@TFWS_Therapist is offering art sketch commissions for $10 (x)
instagram.com/byLizHand is raffling off SomeThings inspired art (x)
@caslostwings is raffling a paper copy of Fire & Ice for Tommy's family btw Belarus & Kyiv (x)
@malmuses is donating all Kofi and patreon donations from Feb to Ukrainian mutual aid (x)
@stillwinchester is offering $5 icons, $10 pictures, & $20 full background works - show receipt of donations to organizations from link at the top of this post (x)
@superdle Choose the superdle solution on the day of your choosing,$1 to enter the raffle, $50 & up for a sure thing. (x)
@winchester-reload is donating all their kofi donations from March to the Ukrainian Crisis Fund (x)
@valderie is raffling off spn art prints to two winners, send photo of receipt of donation to Ukrainian Aide organizations to enter (x)
@deanwasalwaysbi is offering custom icons of your chosen character(s) with pride flag or nature backgrounds for donations $5 &up, Custom gifs for $15 and up. Venmo @peakbaio or donate to organizations from list at the top of this post. DM with screenshot of donation receipt. (x)
@cubbypao is raffling off a CASTIEL PHOTO OP with an aid donation of $20+ to venmo @peakbaio (x)
@fuckitupvato is raffling off a copy of SomeThings along with three stickers they designed (x)
@steve_castiel is offering character sketches with screenshots of donations to venmo @peakbaio (x)
@jolauriang is auctioning a fic prompt from within the DeanCas Hockey verse (x)
AND @SPNFamilyRelief is offering a massive fan fiction auction. PayPal donations to [email protected] . To volunteer as a creator or enter the auction follow instructions here (x)
Wow, Jared Padalecki proving he’s always been a piece of shit. I mean this tattoo is a known whistleblower for white supremacy, racists and pro gun morons. What an ass. He got this recently which means he knows all about the mass shooting that killed 19 kids in his home state. Also, it proves he cares more for guns than children and women. I’m done. He can go into a hole. I do not care about him.