the fact I have to go through my history and physically take screenshots as proof that I’ve received death and rape threats and been told to kill myself for shipping zutara is just sad.
anti’s are so far up each other’s asses that they can’t even see that they’re not fucking innocent either. And it’s funny too, because they say the zutara fandom is toxic, yet out of everything I’ve seen in the atla fandom, besides the sukka fandom, zutara is probably one of the most down to earth???
Like we realize there is toxicity in the fandom. We realize there are people who go way too far and take it way to far, and we don’t condone that. We aren’t completely blind to the fact that there is a part of our fandom that is out of control, and we’ve acknowledged that. But like…..when we defend ourselves when we say we’ve gotten death threats and been told to kill our selves because of said ship, we need proof?
WE KNOW that there are a lot zutara shippers out there who have made some very poor choice and we believe people when they say they’ve gotten threats like ours from zutara shippers. We don’t ask for proof because we know that shit like that has happened. So why don’t you believe it when we say we’ve gotten threats??
News flash, there is disgusting behavior coming from both sides, and it needs to stop. We shouldn’t have to provide evidence to show that people are capable of stooping down that low. Why in the world would we ever lie about that shit?
Telling someone to kill themselves in general, is never fucking “okay”. In what world do you live in that telling someone to kill themselves is acceptable??? It’s not. Especially over some goddamn ship. We have our ship, you have yours. We write our respectful meta, and you can write yours. As long as you’re not intentionally hurting someone, then go about your business but when you start purposely messaging people with harmful threats and purposely put hate in that person’s tag, that’s when it’s too much.
What do you mean Zutara wasn’t canon?? Katara and Zuko got married in their twenties and rulled the Fire Nation together ending the prejudice against the Water Tribes.
They had three children: Kya was the oldest child and despite being a waterbender she rulled the Fire Nation after her parents iniciating a new era of prosperity and unity.
Iroh was a non-bender but with his high intellect and creativity he focused his time on creating new inventions to improve the lives of the most poor.
Izumi was the youngest daughter she was a firebender but her flame was blue, much like her aunt Azula. She travelled around the world, like her parents did one day, seeking adventures and a cause to fight for.
What people think I mean:
I get off on violence. I think hate sex is the best, don't think healthy and stable relationships are 'interesting' enough, and I purposefully sabotage all my relationships. I frequently ship characters with their abusers and consider dragging someone along and domestic violence 'grey areas' because if you look at context it really just means they love each other.
What I actually mean:
I love it when two people who hate each other, whether it be seemingly clashing personalities, or actual literal enemies (always enemies who balance each other out. Not 'anti-hero/villain guy constantly harasses heroine girl', but two people who are evenly matched and can hold their own against each other and even in hatred have somewhat respect for the other) who are fighting on opposite sides of a struggle, come together on equal ground and realize that they have more in common than they previously thought. When the two finally join the same side, whether it's due to the redemption of one character or what have you, they may not get along at first, but with time and effort the two eventually find themselves friends with the other. Only *after* they have an established trust and friendship do they then start to have romantic feelings for the other. The 'enemies to lovers' trope does not work if you cannot put 'friend' between the two.
When your soulmate is eating something you can taste it on your lips, just slightly. And maybe feel it on your lips too, like the powder of a cinnamon donut, except you can’t lick it away, so you’re just stuck with it like ‘damn you asshole, lick your goddamn lips! This is annoying!’
If they’re having cravings you do too. Sometimes you’ll get cravings for what you’ve just eaten.
If you taste something like strawberry lip gloss you know their either getting ready for a night out or kissing someone. Or maybe they just like the taste.
You constantly lick your lips when they’re eating something you like because ‘oh gods this taste so good, what is it?’ or 'I haven’t had that in ages!’
You get jealous of the fact that they have such nice food ALL THE DAMN TIME.
When they’re eating something you don’t like you try to not lick your lips for so long. It gets annoying and is hard to do for a while so you just put on lip gloss. Then you think 'awe, man. What if they don’t like… And that’s why they put on lip gloss the other week?’
One day you try to send them a recipe. So you just, like, munch on a piece of toast, then lick some honey, then eat some banana so they’ll try your favourite meal and you’ll have that taste on your lips without actually eating it.
One day you think 'what kind of idiot eats peanut butter with jam - holy shit it’s an American! Or someone in America… Maybe they just like it? Oh god will I have to take 20-something hour flight to find them? Uuuhhhggghhh!’
You’re in the middle of a test but just can’t stop licking your lips because 'oh god glazed donuts…’
You can’t place a taste but you know you’ve tasted it before.
After going to Harry Potter world you realise 'it’s butterbeer!’ and then you try a butterbeer cappuccino or whatever and are just - 'goddamn it you jerk you ruined all my experiences!’
You start craving a signature dish from your town that is only served there. You go to the restaurant and see three people eating the meal, so you just walk up to the counter, order something that is nothing like the dish or something that you know that person hates because every time after you eat it you taste mouthwash.
You calmly sit down and just watch the people as you eat your meal. The person you least expected it to be - oh god it can’t be - looks up and is just like 'fuck’ and has that expression on their face.
They look around and see you. Their eyes widen at what you’re eating. You’re the only one eating it. You smirk and wave at them because 'haha sucker you laughed when I was teased about my soulmate and it’s you!’
Or one day you turn to your best friend like 'hey, can you see if anyone is eating -’ your eyes widened as you see they’re eating the EXACT MEAL you can taste.
Or a different ending where you follow a celebrity on Instagram and just see a picture of a steak with the caption being 'why the hell do I taste banana and honey… I’m eating a steak!’
And you just drop your toast. Your family stares at you as you squeal. Then you realise 'shit. That could be anyone.’ But you do taste steak… 'But anyone can be eating steak!’ You rush to the kitchen and pull out dark chocolate and go to the bathroom and start brushing your teeth.
Soon you see another picture of a steak and a caption of 'okay, now I’m tasting ANOTHER thing that clashes with my meal. Soulmate, please let me eat in peace… AND WHO HAS DARK CHOCOLATE AND TOOTHPASTE?!?! Will my future babies eat like this too? God save me…’