"I'm not hopeful at all anymore that there will ever be canon Destiel. Sometimes I wonder if the fan campaigns contributed to Cas and Dean being separated so much this season. There was so much negative attention over accusations of queerbaiting, it feels to me like TPTB are now making a deliberate point of establishing it won't happen. I'm always torn about campaigning these days, because I'm afraid the writers will destroy their bond completely to demonstrate that they are not leading us on."
Asked by Anonymous
Well it would have been a lot easier for them to avoid queerbaiting accusations if they’d just say outright that they’re not intending to make it canon.
I agree with the anon, I think that’s what happened too. Feels like they never intended to go all the way, got pissy about being called out, and are now pushing that segment of fans (us) away in retaliation. :P Certain writers have a “don’t tell us what to do!” attitude sometimes. A lot of fans have that attitude too though, “don’t tell the writers what to do” lol that mythical writer stereotype that writing is a sacred act that must be done in complete isolation or something.