You may be asking yourself, “What in the world is Wincest?” Well, unfortunately for you, I am about to tell you. Wincest is Supernatural fanfiction that features a sexual relationship between brothers Sam and Dean. (Or one of them and their Dad.) I know! I felt like gouging my eyes out the first time I read about it too!
Okay, I have to admit that I have never actually read any Supernatural fanfiction. I only know that Wincest exists because I lurk at the TWOP forums and it is talked about a lot there. I use to read Harry Potter fanfiction all the time though and it has it’s own eye-gouging trends. (Twincest for one. Yes, as in Fred and George! ICK!)
Anyway, I don’t have to actually read Wincest to know that it is wrong. It is about incest, for pete’s sake! Incest is illegal (in most places and cultures), abnormal and gross! Why would you want to write about it, at least in a positive light, let alone read it? I just don’t understand!
I have read articles that say most fanfiction of this nature is written by teenage girls who have a crush on one of the male characters. Apparently it is easier for them to share their crush with male characters than another female character. I have no idea if this is true or not, it’s kind of silly if it is, and makes me feel a little bit sorry for these girls.
Honestly, the thing that bothers me the most about Wincest is the people that insist that it is canon. WTF? Where are they getting this?
Of course, Sam and Dean love each other. They are brothers, who have literally been to hell and back for each other and they have a strong family bond, but that does not equal sexual attraction. There are many different types of love. Can’t people today tell the difference? (I know the show sometimes makes allusions to Wincest but always with the idea that it is ridiculous. To quote Dean: They know we’re brothers, right?)
You are probably wondering why I even care when these are just fictional characters that I am talking about. Well, these characters are near and dear to my heart and I hate to see them put through something so… gross!
So, I have just one thing to say those of you writing fanfiction, I say, “Grow up and create a Mary Sue to fulfill your sexual fantasies with your favorite Winchester brother and leave the Wincest alone!”
Are you a fan of Supernatural? If so, what are your views on Wincest?
Let’s be clear that I am not talking about Slash fanfiction. It’s not my thing, but as long as the characters aren’t related, I say go with whatever floats your boat.