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Okay, first up let me tell you the reason behind writing this. 1) I live in a country where I absolutely, do not ever see any chance of Jensen and Jared coming here for a convention, despite the fact that they have a huge, I should say, gigantic fan following here and 2) Well, what better way to convey your thoughts about these two guys to thousands of other fans worldwide, than via here!
 
For the past seven and a half years, Jared and Jensen have entertained us both on screen and off. With a huge fan base around the globe (and I mean literally all around the globe), Jared and Jensen have captured our hearts not only with their acting skills but also with their beautiful personalities. I don't think any show other than "Supernatural" has ever gained this kind of popularity and status in regions outside the West. The "Supernatural" fandom is everywhere, from Iran to the United Arab Emirates, from Russia to India. We're all bound together through a single thread; our love for Sam and Dean and our love for Jared and Jensen.
 
I became a fan of "Supernatural" not very long ago. It all started in January of this year (2012) and since then there's been no stopping me. In fact, I don't mind being called a "˜Supernatural Addict' by my friends and family. I absolutely love that term!
  
Right from episode one, I fell in love with Sam and Dean. Then slowly, I became a Jared and Jensen fan as well. I launched into a crusade to know anything and everything about the show and the cast. I read every report related to the actors and "Supernatural" that I could get my hands on, every discussion, every con video, anything available online or in print. Unlike other fans, I've never favoured any one character or any one actor. I love them both. For me it's a story about both Sam and Dean and not one over the other. Same goes for Jared and Jensen, my heart beats for both of them, not just the one. I didn't become a "˜Sam girl' or a "˜Dean girl' nor a "˜Jared fan' or a "˜Jensen fan'. I simply identify myself as a "˜J2 Fan' and a "˜Supernatural Fan'.

As I haven't met Jared and Jensen, this write up is based on my understanding and observation of the actors based on my "˜research' and I hope that someday they may read my thoughts so they know what we fans feel for them.
 
There are many reasons why we "fangirls" adore "the boys". Some reasons can be pointed out, while some remain a mystery of the heart. But as a devoted fan of the show and J2, I've tried to identify some of the reasons, which have made me a hard core Jared and Jensen fan.
 
1.    J2 raise the bar: I mean seriously, tell me none us has ever dreamt of a guy who is just like them! Jared and Jensen have raised the bar for all the guys that I would ever go out with! Who doesn't want to know a guy who actually has some of their traits? They're smart, funny, sensitive, sexy, handsome, faithful, and family oriented... OMG don't even get me started on that list. They've raised this girl's expectation and I know it's not fair but come on, how can I not dream about such a guy? Jared and Jensen fit the bill of many girls' dream guy and that's part of what I think makes them so special.

2.    Good Actors + Good Human Beings: Now that is a rare combination, trust me. I'm a complete film and TV addict and I'm hugely interested in the entertainment beat and I know many people would agree with me on this one, that Jensen and Jared are a perfect example of this rare combination.. The film and television industry is one such industry where there is more "show off" and less reality, but these two guys have surpassed the down-to-earth test as well. Apart from being superb actors (nobody in the world can doubt that), they are good people. They work for charities, they respect their wives and families, and they respect their fans. They are not like typical Hollywood stars. They live a low-key life and stay out of the limelight. In short no star-shenanigans for these boys, which makes them all the more desirable.
 
3.    They sweep us off our feet: Ok, I myself have not witnessed this, but until that day, whatever reports I've read confirm this fact! Every single fan that's been lucky enough to meet Jared and Jensen in person has sworn up and down how nice they are. Every con report, every meet and greet report and every personal experience I've ever read has confirmed the fact that they treat their fans warmly and with respect. It's not easy to pose for hundreds of photo ops and still look so cheerful in all of them! Not everybody can do that and not get cranky! They make fans feel special and this is what makes them so special. They talk to you as if you belong to their family; they maintain eye contact, which is a very important part of conversation. They are patient with the fans who are a nervous-wreck and they try and make them feel comfortable. No matter how stupid the question is (and sometimes there are very embarrassing questions), they rarely refuse to answer or show any displeasure. What more could a fan ask? They openly appreciate the things we do for them, the love and care we show them and graciously accept the gifts we give them. This in turn makes us respect them more. Hell, my world goes dizzy just watching them in conventions on my computer screen! I don't know how those fans that see them in person hold it together. I personally think of myself as a chatterbox who can go on and on and on, but boy, if I ever come across Jared and Jensen, I don't think I would be able to say a single word.
 
4.    Always in the good books: I think many attention-seeking stars could learn a lesson or two from Jensen and Jared. How do two guys who are rich and famous and part of Hollywood, stay away from the tabloids and gossip magazines? They've both been in this industry for many years and yet they've successfully managed to stay away from any bad publicity. No drug related cases, no sex tapes, no bad mouthing other actors, no public fights or outrages. They don't throw their stardom weight around. They do the work and they live their lives as much like a normal human being as they can. They don't partake in the typical Hollywood attitude, which supposedly helps an actor to become a big star. What is more surprising here is that Jared and Jensen are big stars and yet they are minus all these things. They made it big owing to their hard work and not by grabbing the sensational headlines for some stupid reason. It's their work that speaks for them and this speaks volumes about who they are personally. In my opinion, I think this has a lot to do with the way they were raised. Jared and Jensen, both come from close-knit families and were raised with strong family values and traditions. They are close to their parents and their siblings. Their families come first, which in this 21st century is quite surprising. So, here is a big THANK YOU for Mr. And Mrs. Ackles and Mr. and Mrs. Padalecki for giving the world a beautiful gift in the form of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki! As a side note though, I absolutely don't mind photos of Jared "˜frolicking' in the Brazilian waters and Jensen riding mini-bikes"¦.

5.    Their legen-wait for it-dary Friendship: In this world of cut-throat competition, it's not easy to find true friends, especially in the same profession, but this doesn't hold true for our boys. Jared and Jensen are not only brothers on screen but they are brothers off screen as well. Working together for past seven years, their friendship has only grown stronger and I believe that is one of the biggest contributing factors to their large fandom. Jared and Jensen could have easily fallen prey to egos. They both star in a highly successful TV show, they both have meaty roles, they're both playing the lead characters, which could have been a set up for a cast having a huge tussle between who is the star and who is not. But that's not Jared and Jensen. They easily break the myth that two actors can't be good friends. Of course, there are other actors who are good friends in real life, but the question is how many of them have worked together for seven whole years and still have the same connection. I can't think of any examples other than Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. Jared and Jensen don't compete with each other, instead they look out for each other. They have been through thick and thin together and as Jensen has said many times, they've watched each other backs since episode one. This is what sets them apart. Some people seem to think that their friendship is fake and that they secretly hate each other or something, well to those people I would just say one thing"¦. "Screw you!" Seriously, how can somebody fake friendship for seven long years? I mean, have those people not seen these guys together? To illustrate this point, I'll just use a couple of quotes from Jared and Jensen, which they said during DallasCon 2012 and nicely sum up their friendship.
 
"For Jensen to win, I win. If I win, he wins.""“ Jared talking about the easiness of their relationship.
 
"It's nice to know somebody always has your back."-Jensen on his relationship with Jared.
 
Need I say more?



 

Comments  

PENNY JAIME
# PENNY JAIME 2012-12-18 13:01
WOW!! Beautiful write up. I have never been able to explain to people why I love the show ( and J2) so much. You just did. Thanks
TKB
# TKB 2012-12-18 14:28
Amen sister
divya
# divya 2012-12-18 15:25
Totally with you..and you said everything I ever wanted to say..and couldn't..!! :-) thank you..!!
see not tht great at writing anything..!!
Ginny Anderson
# Ginny Anderson 2012-12-18 15:54
Awesome write up! You said it all! Thanks!
TexasGreatGrams
# TexasGreatGrams 2012-12-18 16:00
What a great explanation of why so many of us love this show and really want to meet J2. I have tickets for the 2013 Dallas convention, just because of what I've heard about "the boys". Let's hope we have several more years of this fabulous show. By the way, I am really loving season 8.
bigenough
# bigenough 2012-12-18 16:13
Amazing men, proud to call myself a fan.
aelaine
# aelaine 2012-12-18 17:12
Exactly! well said. my feelings are the same, if they weren't the men they are, the show just wouldn't mean the same to me. You should mail this to the show, it is really well written and I bet most everyone agrees! :-)
alysha
# alysha 2012-12-18 20:38
Aww! That's so kind and true! Those guys do inspire! It's rare in their line of work!
saumya
# saumya 2012-12-19 10:57
thank you so much guys for liking the write up guys.. it really means a lot since it is my first article on Jensen and Jared.. hope it conveys what is the heart of every fan.. i had this write up for quite a long time but i was not sure whether it would ever publish on this site.. a big thank you to Alice Jester and Ardeospina for accepting it.. it means a lot.. !!Quote:
I agree with you 100% Saumya. Enough is enough. We need a SPN convention in Asia/Middle East.
i totally agree wid you Octobelle05.. its high time SPN conventions are held in Asia/Middle East.. I am from India and Supernatural has a lot of fan following here.. they gotta come here once..!!
divya
# divya 2012-12-19 12:55
I am frm India too...we are so many here...!!
They gotta come at least once..!!
saumya
# saumya 2012-12-19 11:07
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Exactly! well said. my feelings are the same, if they weren't the men they are, the show just wouldn't mean the same to me. You should mail this to the show, it is really well written and I bet most everyone agrees!
hey aelaine.. i want to mail it to the show.. but don't know how to do that..!! and thank you for liking it..!! :D
st50
# st50 2012-12-19 11:23
Beautifully written and lovely sentiments.
Here's an address for you, saumya! (copied from Winchester Bros site)

Supernatural Films Inc
8085 Glenwood Drive
Burnaby, B.C.
V3N 5C8
Canada
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2012-12-19 15:29
You put beautifully into words what sums up the fandom of this wonderful "little" show. I fell in love with this show for the story but also because of Jared & Jensen. I'm a self avowed tv addict, but this show has that special spark to it that keeps me coming back for more and more. I'll still be watching my DVD's when I'm 80! Ha. We are all very proud to suffer from Supernatural Obsessive Disorder! :D
hedi
# hedi 2012-12-20 07:12
This is just brilliant. thank you for putting this up! this almost got me teared up! I too am from a country where I'm sure i won't be able to meet any of these guys but that doesn't mean we can't be super fans ! =D thank you!
Haleh
# Haleh 2012-12-21 11:18
Very well written!

As a fan in Iran I see 0 chance for myself to meet the guys, ever...but I'm always grateful to other fans who share their con experiences with us on twitter, Tumblr & Youtube. Of course going to a con is whole different experience, but watching the vids on YT is the only thing I can I have and seriously in my situation I couldn't ask for more! :)
PaintedWolf
# PaintedWolf 2013-01-03 04:09
Wow, thanks so much for this tribute. You hit it abolutely spot-on why we love these guys so much. I, too live in a country they're not likely to visit (we started a petition once but I don't think anything's come of it) and I can't afford to go overseas to see them, but every report I've read mentions something about how wonderful they are.
My favourite quote about their relationship-an d I have no idea where it was said-but apparently Jensen once said of Jared: "I would jump in front of a bullet for him any day and never think twice." And I believed it, too.
sucharita
# sucharita 2013-02-01 00:15
I am from India too & i love j2 too.......