Fictional Silliness and Where I Draw the Line :/
You know I’ve posted several of these pics before and I’ve never noticed just how swollen Jared’s knuckles are. Eh, I guess I’m always too blinded by the cuteness but… now I kinda wonder what the other guy looked like:
I mean, wow look at the swelling on the middle knuckle…
So Jared, tell us, what do you do when another guy makes puppy-dog eyes as your boyfriend Jensen?
Sorry Jensen, did I say something wrong?
Uhm, Jared, I was joking honest. If you could just go back to smiling we’ll forget all about the puppy dog eyes…
No, really. I’ll never mention it again.
See, now isn’t that better?
Uhm, Jensen. Is there something you’d like to add?
It’s okay Jensen. There’s no one here but us...
“So anyway we were in this bar and this guy was checking out my ass and if you can imagine for a minute that this was the guy’s face…”
“What can I tell you, he’s a toppy Bastard!”
And speaking of J2 Jared and Jensen and disclaimers…
I’ve been replying to feedback for various things, and there is are a couple of comments which I’ve been meaning to answer for a long time and haven’t because I’ve been trying to think of something to say. It’s a comment that has left me stumped for some time as to how to respond.
Because we all know that RPS isn’t real, right?
Truthfully, I’m not so much stumped as uncomfortable responding to a comment when the person leaving the comment obviously thinks it is. Or rather believes/wants to believe that a relationship outside of fiction is real and does exist. Its one thing to be sucked into a piece of fiction, there are definitely works of RPS out there that are so real as to be convincing, so emotionally compelling that we temporarily lose our awareness of its fictional status. But seriously, we are still aware that that’s all it is. A piece of fiction that is so well written it evokes the idea that the relationship and events surrounding it may actually exist. But that belief only exists within the realm of the story and for the duration of the story.
But sometimes that’s not always the case because a lot of what we see in fiction, I think, also relies on reader interpretation.
And yeah, it’s fun to joke about amongst each other within comments, to stretch the boundaries. I know I do and have done that, often and it doesn’t make me uncomfortable because on the whole I think it’s easy to determine that that’s exactly what most people are doing. Stretching the boundaries and playing within a fictional realm, knowing it to be fictional and with a clear understanding of where the line between truth and fiction is drawn.
I think it’s also just as easy to determine when someone doesn’t have a clear understanding of where the line is drawn, or chooses not to because it doesn’t quite fit the reality they’ve created. I know that sounds harsh but I’m sure I’m not the only person who has backed away from a comment or a thread because they’ve felt a little uncomfortable with the content or comments appearing to impart the existence of a relationship between--okay, I’ll bite the bullet…
Appearing to impart a belief in the existence of a relationship between Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, represented beyond its fictional representation.
If it is just me then please feel free to correct me.
Fiction can seem real without it being factual and RPS, as with most fiction can be subjective.
Fiction isn’t true; it can only SEEM to be true. The sentiment within the fiction may well be true but the characters, their actions and relationship with and toward one another are the works of the author’s imagination. Yes, there are some damn good authors out there who strive to create a story that is as realistic as possible, a story so good that it’s easy to get caught up in the emotion as if the story were real. They include accurate character details, background, and certain characteristics which they then work their story around and while certain events involved in the story may well be true, the plot or rather the porn is fictional.
Jared and Jensen are very real. Certain facts regarding their past, hometowns, family situation, career and such are real. What an author does with those truths, how they weave them in among the non-truths is creative storytelling.
But that’s what fiction is, telling stories.
I think it could even be said that RPS isn’t really ‘Real Person Slash’ seeing as how we, when writing that person re create them from what we see of them in interviews, promotional work and such. We take their public persona and create a ‘Fictional Real Person’.
I write RPS, I read RPS but that doesn’t mean I believe Jared and Jensen are at it like rabbits. It doesn’t mean I’m going to read a story and think:
OMg! They're totally doing it Ya’ll.
But judging by certain comments I’ve received there are some who believe or like to believe that they are, you know. Like totally doing it ya'll.
But it’s not all about the RPS. It would be unfair to say that those who like to think that Jared and Jensen are totally doing it believe so simply because they read RPS.
Like, seriously for real, up against the wall, in their trailers, on set, off set, backstage at events and all the places in-between, totally doing it ya’ll.
It would be unfair to say that the few who do read RPS and then establish such a belief do because of what they read when I think it’s apparent that a small number of people already hold that belief prior to reading RPS. Some may never read RPS at all but rather have formed that belief due to the obvious close friendship between Jared and Jensen and the public evidence of their affection for one another.
I guess what I’m saying, in a really long-winded manner so as not to offend/upset/or piss in anyone’s Cheerios, because yeah, dude I get it. Jared and Jensen are friends, they’re very touchy-feely with one another and I think that’s great. I think it’s a wonderful thing when two guys who obviously have affection for one another, and enjoy each other’s company and friendship aren’t afraid to show that in public. Who aren’t afraid to hug the other without that reassuring punch to the arm or slap on the back that reaffirms them as manly men.
It’s a wonderful thing. It’s heart-warming to hear them talk about one another, to express their respect and appreciation of the other. So many people nowadays are afraid to do that, to openly show affection for another. And I don’t just mean two people of the same sex but people in general. But in saying that, I’m all for fraternal bonding.
Just because two men openly show their affection for one another and don’t hide it away on mountain doesn’t mean they’re so in love with one another that every girlfriend *must* be a beard, or a threat or someone forced on them by an agent or manager.
Can’t they just be friends?
Is that impossible to believe that two men can share affection and be totally comfortable with that?
Is it that impossible to believe that it is that simple?
Or does there need to be a reassuring punch to the arm or slap on the back for it to be anything other than unselfconscious physical closeness?
I guess for most it is that simple but not for everyone.
I guess for me it is that simple.
I guess I’m just not comfortable answering comments in my journal about how much Jared REALLY is the only one for Jensen or how Jensen’s girlfriend is REALLY a convenience thrust upon Jensen by his agent to hide his relationship with Jared.
I mean, seriously. WTF?
I write fiction. I read fiction. I don’t believe for one second that it is anything other than fiction.
I don’t really have an opinion in regards to their real lives, who they shag, where they shag them or what their most favoured position is. Or even if there is a donkey involved.
I don’t care.
Seriously, I’m all about the use of a disclaimer.
Plot is also of the good. Although lack of plot can and will be excused in place of PORN.
I have no problem commenting back and forth regarding Jared’s FICTIONAL lust love for Jensen or FICTIONAL Jensen’s need to slam Jared against the nearest flat surface. Or sending FICTIONAL Jensen over to your house wearing nothing but a strategically placed red bow and a smile. I’m sure we can find some way to keep FICTIONAL Jared occupied while Jensen is otherwise engaged.
101 things to do with a naked Padalecki.
Now that could be fun.
More fun than worrying over whether or not your internet boyfriends are going to break each other’s hearts over some icky girl who may or may not be a beard, or even have a beard.
So yeah, whatever. My FICTIONAL J2 are all about the naked sex love.
The real Jared and Jensen can shag whoever they please because quite frankly it isn’t any of my damn business :)