I have had it with this fandom and its discourse. First it was anti-shaladin discourse, then it was discourse for liking Lotor as a character, and now there’s this whole: “Shallura is pedophilia now too, ermahgerd I hate the creators” drama.
It sickens me that you have watered down the meaning of the term pedophilia (at this rate, it’s going to become the new “triggered”). It sickens me that you equate like for a character as defense of the character’s actions. It sickens me that you push your own moral values upon others, when morality is SUBJECTIVE and societal.
It sickens me that you attack people and then parade around with some sort of moral superiority as if you are entitled to being pandered to. It sickens me that you have attacked the TEAM for following their own vision and not pandering to you. It sickens me that many of you seem to be so out of touch with reality and unaware of how your actions effect others. Over the years, I have been in many different fandoms with terrible discourse: including the ATLA, Free!, SNK, and Naruto fandoms and in my personal opinion the Voltron Fandom beats out all of them in terms of how terrible it is. The Voltron fandom has created such a toxic environment for itself, it isn’t even funny.
Because here’s the thing: people shouldn’t be SCARED. And everybody is scared. Even the Voltron Team is so fucking scared of this rabid fandom. Josh Keaton, who is a great guy by the way, was one of the most active supporters of shipping in our fandom. And what did he get for it? Attacks (including personal ones) to the point where he isn’t allowed to discuss shipping anymore. And now people complain when the team doesn’t want to talk about it. You did it to yourself people.
No ages have been confirmed. We have been given ranges - sometimes hypocritical ranges - by multiple members of the team. And from what I’ve seen, I don’t even think the team is on the same page when it comes to their ages. So until ages are explicitly stated, you have NO REASON to label a ship as “wrong”, and you NEVER have reason to attack somebody over a ship. Feel free to say: “I’m not comfortable with this ship” all you want, but you have no right to force your opinion down other’s throats.
I will NOT be participating in fandom matters on this site until shit dies down and people finally start admitting that this is all due to some dumb shipping war. (which I highly doubt is going to happen). If any of you reading this follow me on Youtube for my edits, do not worry as I will still be active there.
I tried to recreate my beautiful brindle baby Beau but boy (ok I’m done) I’m about as trash at creating pets as I am Sims. There’s so much choice and all the little ways you can customize them is a bit overwhelming right now but I will probably be spending much more time figuring out how to master clay pups than I ever did on Sims.