captain swan*

Isn't it strange to think that some people will never know what it's like to be in fandoms?

They’ll never spend hours scrolling through tags on tumblr

They won’t pterodactyl screech when they see their otp

They won’t know how to handle ship discourse

They won’t stay up late into the night reading fanfics

They won’t get into heated debates over a problematic fav

I respect them, but it’s strange to think that my friends and family will never know the simple things about being a fangirl (fangirl being a gender-nutural term)

do you ever have a ship that you obsess over for a couple of weeks/ months /whatever and then slowly a new ship takes over and soon it becomes a year or 2 and many ships have come and gone, where each time you just enter a stage of intense dedication and obsession until one day, some new fandom material comes out from one of your old ships and you find yourself nostalgic so you just sweep Ao3 for a few fics and next minute you are in so deep through the ship’s Tumblr tag that you realise you are exactly where you were, 2 years ago, obsessing over the same ship, looking through the same tag, scrolling through the new fics and you think


wow


some things never change

honestly i totally get shipping becuase it’s fun and emotional and important to people 

but what i don’t get is shipper wars?? or shipper hate?? like pls keep fandoms a positive space thx bye