The thing about writing, being a writer, is that it’s dangerous.
You always have these filters through which you see the world. You see the world through characters. Your characters, other people’s characters, it doesn’t really matter. You’re always interpreting. ‘How would Dean react?’ ‘What about Corey?’ There’s always a different view point. Sometimes it’s even your own.
Occasionally though, I think it’s a frighteningly thin wall that separates the writer learning their character from the person who just retreats into a world that doesn’t exist. What is that famous quote? “I’m not crazy, but I can see it from here.”
If I ever get old and have dementia, I hope that I’m trapped with Sam and Dean and Cas and Bobby. That wouldn’t be so bad.