Star Light, Star Bright Ship: Shooting Star/ Guardian Angel!Jimin | Reader Description: When you wish upon a star, you never really think he’d come to visit. Warnings: Fluff, Intercourse, Fingering, Slight Cum Play, Slight Dirty Talk, ANGST Word Count: 7,595 A/N: Fluffier (sorta) than my other writings, and maybe not as dirty. It’s still there though. I was starting to think I’d never get around to writing this but I’m so glad I finally finished!
Going off of this point by @colt-kun which I’ve copied and
pasted here. This gives a great overview of a purely statistical analysis of
why m/m ships are more common.
“There’s also the sheer
numbers to take into account.
Take the first Avengers movie
as an example (because frankly its one of the few recent blockbusters with two
female speaking roles). Two females, Black Widow and Maria. Then eight males,
Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Loki, Fury, Coulson.
polyships/selfships for ease of math, and using the characters cisgender
identities bc that is what they are largely seen as (no disrespect meant to any
Possible f/m ships: 16
Possible f/f ships: 1 (2.2%)
Possible m/m ships: 28 (62.2%)
That’s not even accounting
for screentime, character chemistry, interaction times, etc. thats just the
When there’s a large
disparity in character gender then yeah, you’re going to see a heavy
inclination to m/m ships because that’s really ALL THATS POSSIBLE. The fans
have a natural desire for more story and romances, they want to world build and
AU. We’ve done that since stories were first told.
So of COURSE you’re going to
see a lot of women - of all sexual orientations - leaning towards m/m pairings
because when there’s only potatoes at the buffet… you eat the potatoes. Think
of all the shows an movies with only one female character in a cast of men. Is
it really difficult to see WHY there’s a lot of m/m ships there?”
Mainstream media is male-centered and male-dominated.
Going beyond just the numbers the fact is that in the
majority of popular films and TV shows many of the female characters aren’t
well-rounded or on screen as much as most of the men. There is a tendency for
women to be the secondary characters or maybe to have one main female
character. This makes it hard to really relate to and invest in a lot of the
female characters out there. Not that people don’t, but it’s not going to
attract a huge following.
Take Supernatural (low hanging fruit I know) where even if
there are a large number of women that appear throughout the series, there
aren’t many that stick around(and let’s not even go there with all of the deaths and how sexist that is right now ha)or interact with each other in a way that would
lead to a lot of shipping. Even in my lovely Hannibal fandom, the Marlana ship which
people love and people write for just isn’t going to have as much of a
following just based on the fact that they aren’t the main characters. And Marlana is a good example of a w/w ship where they aren’t objectified, don’t die, and still it’s a secondary focus. There obviously are some exceptions, but they are few and far between.
jonghyun: f(x) is a group that i really like. they’re really pretty. i saw them at (the) sm party tonight…, they’re so pretty. (makes weird noises) okay, i’ll pull myself together now. (source: thatcoolcatmeow)
Yesterday I hit 1k followers, which is so mindblowing for me, because I run this blog for only 7 months and I never thought that I will gain that many, but here we are!I appreciate and love all of you so so much, for sticking around with me for that long, it means a lot!!
So, I decided to make a follow forever, where I will basically tag some really nice people which I love and appreciate, to say thanks!
I can’t tag all my mutuals bc it would have been huge, sorry, but if I am following you and you are not here ily