There are THOUSANDS of people out there that loved season 12 and are really excited for the next season, you just have to look for them! Check out all the awesome people posting on @spnhiatuscreations and such and look for people in the tags! There’s lots of love still around.
shameless self promo here but I loved season 12 so much and am DAMN excited about s13, and have started a podcast if anon wants to listen! All of us hosts are fairly positive people, and we post our episodes every monday on soundcloud and itunes!
If anon is so inclined they can go to @superspecpod and take a look! 😀
Fandom is a weird place like this, too. It seems that every year there’s both an influx of new people just beginning to explore, as well as folks who have just fallen out of the fandom for whatever reasons. It’s not something new that’s only happening just now. Just like you, anon, there’s so many other people who’ve just joined in fandom during s12 who are just as excited to see where everything’s going in s13, as well as a huge group of folks who’ve still been around for years.
Fandom fluctuates constantly. Don’t despair! There’s loads of us here who are still passionate about the show, and happily still writing about it (both meta and fic). 🙂
I’ve been in fandom for almost 15 years, and in that time I’ve seen tons of good people come and go, move on to other fandoms, and new fandoms pop up.
I used to get really upset over it, but I just keep meeting new people and finding wonderful new things, and though I miss those people who aren’t around anymore, I do appreciate having known them and the content they produced.
Fandom is constantly evolving 🙂