I was wondering if those of you who write fan fiction can tell me what you think about the references to it and other fan activity in the show? Such as Chuck's books (yes I know he is a prophet), or Becky's reference to the people on the forums understanding her / writing supernatural fiction herself (season 7: time for a wedding episode). Just whether you like it or not and why.
To be clear, I don't need peoples views on fan fiction, or fan activity, just what you think of the show referencing it, is it good, does it show they appreciate their fans, or does it mock or poke fun at them?
I'm planning on doing a dissertation on fan activity and wanted to do a study on supernatural fans as I am one and know a lot about the show / fan activity associated with the show. I just find it interesting that fandom feeds back into the show itself unlike a lot of other shows which to me seems to demonstrate how the Supernatural guys realise how important their fans are.
Can't speak for anyone else, but I think it's funny and rather enjoy it. It's kind of a little shout out to the fans and writers themselves, at least that's how I see it. And, if they do poke fun at it or whatever, it still shows they recognize it's out there and it does give them a chance to express how they feel about it.
However, I do also see the aspect that if done to much it does take away the ability to lose yourself in the show, the mystique so to speak, you know like for that hour you can forget your watching a show and just go with it. < Not a great explanation, I know