friendly reminder that all they had to change was that John Winchester wasn’t his father.
This is Dean with no alteration other than the life he was born into. If Bobby and Ellen were his parents and he didn’t have to grow up the way John raised him. This would be Dean. This is who Dean is, if he was able to express himself in a healthy way. This is who Dean is underneath all that John Winchester got to be a manly-man bullshit.
A prius driving, colorful fashionable outfit wearing, phone on a fucking clip on his belt wearing, salad/clense doing, frilly coffee drinking, recipe sharing successful metrosexual (comfortably bisexual) businessman.
I HATE THIS POST. This is not a good example of the progress Dean could make if the SPN TPTB would only be his free-flowing natural self. The whole point of this episode is that he felt UNNATURAL. The goofy suspenders and matching tie, the colorful shirts, the ridiculous health food—the show is mocking the yuppie prius-driving lifestyle. The show is mocking the idea that this is a sincere lifestyle, and Dean feels fake and wrong the whole ep. Also there’s no remote indication in this ep that he’s “comfortably bisexual.”
But it is, I guess, a really good example of how disparately the SPN fandom and TPTB see the character. The show thinks this lifestyle is the worst possible alternative for Dean; the fandom, judging by the notes on this (and how often i see it going around), thinks it’s one of the best.
I had no idea anybody thought this was Dean’s “true self” without John as his father. That’s…silly.