hey, um, is it ok if i confess something? this isnt easy to say, and ill try to say it as nicely as possible, but… the fact that a lot of ‘tumblr user x [insert skelebae here]’ ships have become so popular and widely accepted recently has made me feel rather… depressed. i have absolutely nothing against you or other people being shipped or anyone that wants to ship anything. in fact, i think you’re all very cool and neat people, and i admire you very much! but for me personally, its gotten to the point where i dont even look forward to reading new imagines/headcanons anymore; not just on here, but on any blog. whenever i do, i just feel intense guilt because its like the skeletons i love are already in a relationship with someone else, so i feel like im not “allowed” to be in love with them and enjoy new posts anymore… and then i hate myself just a little more because its like im inadequate; i dont “meet the standards”, so to speak. im really sorry that this message is so long and on anon, but i wanted this to be shown, in case someone else out there is going through the same thing i am. thanks for taking the time to read this.
First off, I want to thank you for your confession! This is a safe place and I want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable here.
There’s no such thing as “one skeleton” that all of us has to share. No one really owns them, except their creators. Everyone has their own versions of these characters that rightfully belong to them. Shipping ourselves with our favorite skeletons shouldn’t be causing harm to anyone and it’s purely out of self indulgence, to make ourselves feel better and happy.
I’m sorry that it’s making you depressed and if after I reply to this message, you want to unfollow all headcanon blogs, then that’s your call, but you’re very much allowed to love your own skeleton.
If you want to go into theoretical terms, there are an infinite amount of different versions of the skeleton to choose from because of the multiverse theory. For example, someone else’s of SF Papyrus, could be completely different from my “Rus”, even if they are both Swapfell Papyruses.
At the end of the day, these are all just fictional characters and shouldn’t be taken seriously. Have fun at with them, because they’re fake and meant for entertainment, not to make you feel bad.