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Why shipping abusive relationships in fiction does not mean that you support or excuse abuse: an essay

Sigh.  Okay.  Hi, I’m a long term shipper of Hannigram and Sauron/Celebrimbor with two degrees that basically amount to art analysis and the institutional teaching of historical and context and analysis.  I was hoping I could just get away with not writing a long post about this but now that I’ve seen the excessive amount of hate in the Percival Graves/Credence Barebone tags…sigh.  okay.  Let’s talk about shipping abusive relationships in fiction, and how shipping abusive relationships is not necessarily glorifying or normalizing abuse.

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The Creator and His Great Machine (Poetry #228)

He sits in front of the Great Machine
thinking thoughts so obscene.
He gives birth to our fears
his voice beneath our ears.
Things not quite right
prowl under his eternal sight.
The evil in the world, he cannot shirk
until he can put them into words.
He wishes us no harm or pain
but from kindness, he has nothing to gain.
He loves us all, the concepts we can be
he even loves a concept like me.

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