Okay, so... R-E-S-P-E-C-T
I have seen a lot, and I mean A LOT since I first made an account here on Tumblr. I have seen Crazies from every fandom, including, but not limited to: Supernatural, The 100, It, Stranger Things, GOT, Marvel, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Vampire Diaries, Originals, 13 Reasons Why, Disney, and OUAT.
And I just want to say that some people are absolutely fucked up. Whether they be the fans, the actors or the writers of characters. I just want to remind people that in regards to fandom, writing, ships and canon; we don’t owe each other jack shit… What we do owe each other is basic human dignity and respect.
In regards to Reddie/Destiel/Drarry and whatever other homosexual au’s (no matter how ALMOST explicitly they are depicted); it is representation. I know that when I request a ship I rarely am wanting to put myself in the shoes of the reader. Nor do I wish to sexualize children. With correct styles choices and proper wording we can create a reality that is so similar, yet so different from our own. That is where representation comes in and representation matters.
Now, on a note of age difference, I AM NOT PROMOTING PEDOPHILIA.
BUT, a person of age crushing on an older actor, or a bigger than two year gap is okay. The age stigma is something that is drilled into us in school (mainly for our own protection). But there are many, MANY couples out in the “real” world who are up to ten years or more apart. The actor is 18, and you are 21? So? As long as you are being a respectful human being then everything should be fine.
Lastly, on a similar note, LADIES. Against what you may have been taught or observed, it is okay to be the “older” or “taller” or “bigger” one in the relationship. As long as you are comfortable, and the other person in comfortable (AND BEING RESPECTED); everything will be okay.
If I have missed something, or something came across funny OR you flat out disagree? Let me know. Dialogue is how we get the ball rolling. There are people out there who don’t want to ask or are afraid to seem gross or stupid. I don’t ever want anyone who follows me or comes across my blog to feel like they can’t say or ask something. I love to talk, listen and learn.