We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.
Sometimes we didn’t always get along, I’ve had some nasty words with some of your fandom in the past and fell into that hellish hole of RB fandom vs CS fandom that had many of us blocking each other, of which I regret because I do have some in this fandom who I’m still on very good terms with…
But I do really hope you all get a happy ending on Friday. I hope everything is okay between Rumple and Belle—Belle is my second fave character and I want her to just get the ending she deserves. And that they are happy with Gideon. And that if this is the REAL Rumple in Seattle—that he finds his way back home. At this point, I’m over fandom drama and I just want everyone on the show to end on a good note and as many fans as possible to be happy by the end of the series. Because at the end of the day, i did at one point love this ship, and fighting is pointless and people should wish happiness on others over anything else—esp with how ugly the real world has gotten lately.
So, good luck on Friday Rumbellers. I’ll be rooting for you.
So, here is something I think the four/five of you (Sans, Chara, Papy and Asriel, as well as Toriel hopefully) might like. *Gives Wii U with Mario Kart 8 (all DLC), Captain Toad, Nintendo Land, and Mario 3D World, plus four Wii remotes and nunchucks* Most of these games are four player (and very age appropriate, don't worry), and Nintendo Land even has five Player as well. Captain Toad is only one player, but I figured you can take turns on the puzzle game. Have fun!! (With love, from Everybody)
“OOOOOOH! MORE GAMES! THANK YOU, INTERNET PERSON!”
“whoa. that’s a lotta stuff.”
“Indeed it is! Thank you so much, dear, I know we’ll have a lovely time with them. I am not very familiar with videogames myself, but the boys do enjoy them, and I would love to give them a try. Not to mention, I remember Chara being quite a fan of them.”
[Indeed, Chara is already grinning widely, shooting Asriel a competitive glance. Asriel groans.]
“Not again. They always beat me at everything! I’m terrible!”
“You just need more practice, Asriel.”
“You never let me win, though!”
“What would be the fun in letting you win?”
[Chara snickers and goes to help Sans and Papyrus set up the console.]
When you say "support pedophilia," are you using the term literally? Because I've seen people say that shipping anything with a big age gap is supporting pedophilia and that's really insulting to CSA survivors who happen to ship consenting adults who happen to be 10+ years apart.
Oh dear it looks like we’re getting into the discourse.
Shipping consenting adults who are 10+ years apart isn’t pedophilia. However, if one of the adults is only 18 and the other is 28, that’s still really, really creepy. There’s a maturity gap there that puts the 28 (or 27, or 26, or 25, you catch my drift) year old in a position of power over the 18-year-old, which is what makes it bad anyway.
I’m going to ask you to use your own judgement here. If you think that the two adults in question would have the same level of maturity (say, 30 and 40), and that therefore none of them would be inherently in a position of power over the other, then there’s no problem at all. If this isn’t the case, then know I’d feel uncomfortable with your ship.
So, in regards to ships with two consenting adults and a large age gap, the answer is this: no, it’s not pedophilia, but depending on the age of the adults, it might still be top tier creepy. I would rather you not follow me if you ship ships like that, but I can’t conceivably check it, so I decided not to put it in the BYF.
(And besides, I also don’t want to bar people from a blog that has nothing to do with the ship, especially considering that this is an autism blog, and I know from personal experience how helpful those can be when working through internalized ableism. A fictional ship, while it affects reality, is at the end of the day still less important than the well-being of a person).
Now, I AM going to put my foot down when it comes to shipping actually, undeniably pedophilic ships like Camp Camp’s Maxvid or VLD’s Shidge. Yes, I know that many shippers wouldn’t support ACTUAL pedophiles, but this is still glorification of a pedophilic relationship, and in my book that’s close enough to ‘supporting pedophiles’ to block you. And no, I don’t care if the kid is aged up. It’s disgusting.
Other examples of what I mean by “supporting pedophiles”:
Defending “non-contact MAPs” (AKA pedophiles who haven’t actually molested children, and I mean, yay for not being the worst scum of the earth you could possibly be? Have a cookie. /sarcasm)
Believing that pedophiles are LGBT+ because “love is love”
Believing that pedophiles have the right to form creepy ass organizations to celebrate being pedophiles (you know, the ones with promotional pictures with an adult man walking into the sunset hand in hand with a child *gags*)
Writing/drawing child porn.
I’m sure you’re catching my drift.
TL;DR: Shipping two consenting and equal adults (I’ll let you use your own judgement to determine what that is) with a big age gap isn’t “supporting pedophilia”. Any of the above bullet points is, and I’m also going to include shipping undeniably pedophilic relationships.