It is an absolute shame to be in this fandom sometimes.
I (and Mod Aaron as well) do our best to make sure that the different forms of Chrobin can be enjoyed on this blog, esp. hetero Chrobin and gay Chrobin. I enjoy both to an equal degree and the only reasons female Robin tends to come up more on this blog is because a) we get more prompts for that and b) I, as a female, identify more with her.
It is disgusting to see the arguments that go on. Absolutely disgusting. Having a preference is one thing, but purposely saying that shippers of the other Chrobin are wrong or only like gay ships or are “heterosexual” (and don’t give me that shit about the word not being rude when used in this type of context) is uselessly, needlessly rude.
“Oh but the f-supports are terrible!” At least they still show that Chrom relies on Robin for strategy, that he genuinely feels bad and nervous about walking in on her, and that–in his dorky way–he tries to make the best of it so their relationship isn’t ruined. Do I think they’re flawed? Sure I do. Would I have them changed? Not really, because the supports give me more to experience for Chrobin, especially since I headcanon both sets of supports happening regardless of Robin’s gender.
Other than the f-supports and the unfortunate fact that there are no same-sex s-supports (which is a really shitty fact), the rest of the game for the two of them is the same. For instance, regardless of any pairings in the Future Past, Grima says to Lucina, “The person this body used to belong to loved your father.” For instance, regardless of pairings, Chrom doesn’t want Robin to sacrifice themself.
Awakening is meant to be enjoyed in whatever way you want, however you want (unfortunately barring same-sex), and shitting on other people for doing just that is awful.
We have been lucky to not get any hate on this blog. Never have I had to delete an ask because it was rude or attacking. We try to answer asks with encouragement, excitement, and humor–if I ever came across as rude I hurried to apologize. It is hurtful to me to see friends of mine be told they’re stupid and the like just because they prefer one Chrobin over the other, or, gods forbid, they say that both Chrobins are equal/perfectly acceptable to ship.
I try to make this blog a fun place. I usually use my personal if I ever have an opinion such as one like this. But never have I ever shit on someone for liking any ship. If I don’t agree with someone about it, I don’t agree with them. I’ll tell them if they want me to. But I will never insult them for it.
If you have a preference, so be it. That’s natural. That’s fine. That’s how the game should be played and enjoyed. If you think the f-supports are bad and don’t like fChrobin, whatever. If you don’t like mChrobin for whatever reason, whatever. I don’t care.
I’m not saying that everyone who ships some type of Chrobin is doing this sort of thing, but the ones that do have pissed me off to the point of saying this: If you have a shitty attitude about it, take a look at yourself and think about the fact that you’re insulting other people for enjoying a goddamn video game in whatever way they want to.
I hope that this is all I will ever have to say on this matter. I’m not arrogant enough to think that putting this here will stop everything, but I hope at least that it makes some sort of difference because I am sick and tired of seeing this sort of shit.
Please note that this is entirely from me, the head of this blog, and whatever opinions Mod Aaron has about this may or may not be the same; I didn’t talk to him about this before writing this post. Also, any replies or asks regarding this will be ignored/deleted or talked about in private. This post is all I ever want to have on this blog about the subject. This is not a place for arguments.