Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why Sam and Dean are the Perfect Guy

The Supernatural Sisters welcome guest blogger Victoria Smith with today's post! Thanks, Vicki, for offering your perspective on our beloved brothers. Vicki is the co-author of The Shape of Love, and if you like her brand of humor (and how can you not?) look her up at her blog, where she posts daily. Vicki, take it away!


Yes. I meant “guy” as in singular. I can never decide which Winchester brother I prefer, so I’ve decided to prefer them both. (Get your mind out of the gutter, this is a PG blog) Merging the brothers would be the best of both worlds. Oh, and for the record, I’m talking about Sam and Dean, not Jensen and Jared, because while I’m reasonably certain Jensen and Jared are good guys (I’ve never met them, so being positive would be silly) :), they’re not Sam and Dean in real life. If you think that, then…umm…I don’t know what to tell you.

Anyway. Sam and Dean balance each other so well. What Sam lacks, Dean has and vice versa. Dean’s “devil may care” attitude is in direct contrast with Sam’s research and moral stance. If it weren’t for Sam, Dean would likely pitch himself headlong into who-knows-what and probably be dead by now. On the other hand, if it weren’t for Dean, Sam might over-think things and end up taking too long researching, or thinking, and the case might never get solved, or you know, he’d end up getting picked up by cops. (Unless, of course, Dean is dead. Then we have super-concentrated Sam and as attractive as that is, I’m not so sure it’s a good idea.) So, yeah, balance and the perfect guy. Dean seems to be the messier of the two, and Sam is tidy. Logically, merging them would give you someone who knows how to put the toilet seat down, does the shopping, and occasionally leaves a small mess. I think I could live with that.

Both have a sense of humor, and that would merge nicely, except I can’t help but wonder if eventually that might drive one crazy. They’re smart in different ways, though you can’t convince me that Dean is just a pretty face with a lot of common sense, nor do I believe that Sam lacks that common sense, but together we’d have a phenomenal combination of book smarts and logic.

We won’t go into the physical aspects, because, let’s face it, each Winchester is perfection in his own way. I will, however, push the PG rating of this blog to mention the differences in the brothers in that way. Sam is all rough and against the wall, while Dean appears more playful (not that we’ve got a lot to go on there. Hint, hint, Supernatural People). Merging the two in that way would probably leave you speechless for weeks, but now that I’ve firmly planted that idea into your heads…that’s all I have to say about that.

I guess what it boils down to is that I don’t want to have to choose. I am never firmly in one brother’s preference. It all depends on the week and what they’re up against. And that makes me love Supernatural even more.



Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks a lot Vicki, now I'm going to be distracted all morning :-) (Actually, thanks for real for joining us here.) While I've never actually stopped to compare the guys', er, styles in that way, it's kind of interesting how Sam (seemingly broody and Mr. feelings) is usually portrayed as somewhat rougher. And I think you're totally right about them balancing each other out because anyone who's seen the end of Mystery Spot can attest that Sam pretty much went off the deep end without Dean.

Yeah, I think the two of them combined would be pretty close to perfect. But I still love Dean just a smidge more :-)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I'm totally with you, Vicki. I could never pick one, not anymore. In the first couple of seasons, yes, but now...

Thanks again for blogging today!

Trish Milburn said...

What a cool post, Vicki. I think you're totally right -- I like aspects of both guys. I hadn't thought about the "that way" differences, but you're right! And how totally opposite is that from how you'd think it'd be from their personalities.

Victoria said...

Thanks for having me guys! It's a pleasure to be here! :)