hi! im sorry, i've probs already sent u something, but did u kno that Allura has recently been confirmed as 17 (or the altean equivalent)? It happened at Wondercon. And seeing as Shiro is ~25, Sha//ura is a bit... Yikes, y'know? sorry to clog up ur ask box!
Hi there! No worries at all about clogging up this inbox, I’m always open to messages!
As for the whole age of the characters thing, I haven’t actually heard anything about this, and to be perfectly honest I don’t really subscribe to the idea that things said in tweets, cons, interviews are canon. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there so as far as I’m concerned, unless the character’s ages are explicitly stated in the show, we don’t have canon ages, and therefore everything is kind of up to interpretation and personal headcanons, y’know?
So it is totally possible that Allura is 17! And that’s awesome because it means she’s such a badass at such a young age, and that’s something to be impressed and inspired by! I personally don’t headcanon her being that young myself - the way she speaks and presents herself to me seems like someone who is much more comfortable and confident with themselves than a teenager - but it’s totally plausible that she’s just very mature for her age! She’s royalty after all. Or maybe Alteans age differently, who knows?
My point is that while I personally don’t headcanon Allura as being 17, it is totally okay for others to do so. And if that means shipping her with Shiro squicks you out a bit, that’s totally cool too! I personally try to tag any shippy stuff I post, regardless of the ship, so that people can blacklist. And if I ever miss anything I encourage people to tell me so I can fix it. I totally understand that not everyone ships the same things.
I’m a multishipper myself. I will ship some things more than others, and some of my ships I just think are adorable or cute rather than realistic. It’s all in good fun. If my ships are your ships, great! I’m always up for chatting about the different ships and possible AUs and headcanons! And if my ships are not your ships, that’s fine too! Just let me know if you ever need anything tagged, and you are always welcome to unfollow me if my blog is making you uncomfortable. Voltron is a great show, and we have a great fandom, it’s all about making sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time, and if I can ever help with that I’d be happy to.
Thank you so much for sending in this message, I’m always pleased when I get a chance to talk to people in the fandom. Keep on rockin!