Do you ever spend more time analyzing every single moment of your ship, take the time to even put moments in chronological order, and just devote your time to a ship than to actually do your school work or even try to have a life bc I can most definitely relate
You know that moment when you see that a fanfic hasn’t been updated in years, but you think to yourself, “Pssshhh I just won’t get invested in it.” and then you get to the last chapter and you’re just like wHY DO I TREAT MYSELF THIS WAY ??!!?!
So, I wanted to create an appreciation post for the ships that are scorned and receive hate.
For the ships that are treated with homophobia, and are belittled for no other reason than for being between two people of the same gender. The ships whose beautiful emotional developments are ignored, and instead stereotyped into false pictures of “lustful yaoi pairings,” which they are most certainly not.
For the ships that are overshadowed and ignored due to their more popular competition:
For the ships who, conversely, are “too popular,” or have “taken over the whole fandom.”
For the ships who are sent hate for ‘queer-baiting’ in spite of their beautiful, long-developed bond:
For the ships that are considered ‘abusive’ or ‘wrong’ because the characters have problems (and work them out, in DirkJake’s case!):
And the ships between two characters who are “clearly straight,”
(Yes, I have actually seen this argument used against Kagehina XD)
Because every pairing, no matter how minute, mainstream, or controversial, deserves respect. It’s okay if you don’t ship it. Hell, I don’t ship all of the pairings in this post. However, that gives you no excuse to behave with hostility towards the people who do.
(I will likely continue making edits to this post. I didn’t include every ship that has ever received hate, of course, and I may have mis-categorized a few of them. I understand that not everyone will like these ships for a variety of reasons, but I would appreciate it if everyone avoided any shiphate :)
Ok so I just saw Netflix’s Death Note trailer and frankly I’m pissed. Not only is it completely white washing a legendary anime and misrepresenting the characters, but it is trending on YouTube right now with 114k likes. As Netflix is extremely popular in pop culture, this means millions of people will see Death Note as the misrepresented piece of garbage Netflix is showing.