people who complain about “getting too many asks”
people who get straight A’s and every test they say “im so gonna fail”
People who say their art sucks when its clearly amazing
Having a student who just can’t pass his fucking driver’s test
people who think being respectful and kind is a weakness
The response to this is simple and finite.
They’re terrible representation. Consent issues abound, to say the least.
And any other supposed “baiting” has already been shut down in undeniable fashion by the characters themselves within the text.
They became irrelevant to the discussion after 4x18, and they were before, anyway, because there was never a question of canon. Ever.
Because, full circle, their affection arises because they are brothers.
(Addendum: asexual Castiel wouldn’t change anything for romantic canon Destiel, which is the most baited part of the ship. Were the endgame to be romo-ace!Cas/bi-ro/-sexual!Dean and just romantic canon I know many a shipper who would be more than satisfied with that [especially since Dean has never acted predatory toward Cas, unlike a certain rapist demon—just attracted]. I personally think Cas is sex-indifferent [but not -repulsed—low sex drive but not nonexistent] demi and Dean is the only close bond that yielded both attractions [and Male Gaze as a result, for both tbh, 8x07/8x10], but I’d be cool with the former as well, as long as it was explicitly clear that sex or no sex, they’re in love. And you know why? Because Destiel shippers are not just in it for queer characters on their own, we’re in it for the believable queer love story we’re already being hand-fed tiny bit by tiny bit when we can see the giant feast being portioned off to us.)
the idea of wearing jeans that are not skinny jeans terrifies me now i can’t remember what i used to do with all that extra space around my ankles