so what is your actual fav ship of vld and also fav character :')
Hi there! So my absolute favorite ship has to be Sheith. I have loved them from the first episode and it just keeps getting better and better as the seasons go on. I can’t get enough of them together.
And my favorite character is Keith, cause I can relate to him in so many ways. And I love how he has been showing more emotion since the beginning and when you all see the first episode of season 3, you’ll understand what I mean. He is just amazing.
I just want Kat and Adena to be happily ever after but like obviously that won’t happen cause it’s too early for that to be a thing and that stresses me out. I have already given my heart to this show so hopefully they don’t SMASH IT LIKE EVERY OTHER SHOW HAS
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Yes, I ship Karamel, yes I don’t like supercorp.
I made a post a few months ago saying that liking those will not make me a racist nor a homophobe. But now seeing what the cast did to the fans I am starting to think so. You just don’t make fun of fans, period.
First of all they give you the work you are doing, because after all a show gets renewed based on the number of viewers and the merchandise it sells.
Second because maybe you are an inspiration to them, to small kids, to teenagers in trouble, to young adults and adults trying to scape shitty sceneries in their life’s.
I shipped Sanvers and I am also a bisexual girl who has suffered from discrimination and racism in Japan, a country that not many people identify as racist but it is, a lot.
And I will not accept mockery in any kind, not to supercorp fans, Sanvers fans or any kind of fans in this world. You have to respect what people like and think, you have to understand your liking is not the only one. You have to get that the people have so many things going on that sometimes watching a show on tv makes them happy.
Because that’s what tv shows are supposed to do.
I want to apologize for my previous post, the one where I complained about being called racist because of Karamel, now I get that the people that act that couple are also homophobic and probably also racist
I will not support nor watch Supergirl anymore.
I don’t like shows that disrespects their fans and the actors that were not involved in the situation deserve better than that.
Someone: Why are you still into that fandom when you don’t like that show anymore? - Me: Have a seat, this may take a while...
This is all from a fandom that had our ship for 2 years. #LookWhatWe’veDone
“Lexa was the one for her.” “Lexa was her soulmate.” “Lexa was the love of her life.” “Clarke will never love anyone the way she loved Lexa.” “Clarke will always be grieving Lexa.” - Eliza Taylor (Clarke Griffin herself). Clexa didn’t just kiss, they didn’t hook up, they made love. Doesn’t get more canon than that :)
It’s more than a fandom, it’s the lgbtq community. Multiple full size billboards were put up, bringing attention to the “Bury your gays” trope. Unlike others who only think about themselves, we actually did something positive in the real world to benefit the lgbtq community, we helped raise over $162,500 in charity for the Trevor Project. We got the television industry to recognize their use of tropes and inspired The Lexa Pledge by showrunners to do right by their LGBT audience. We got “LGBT Fans Deserve Better” trending worldwide, staying in the top 10 for hours with over 276K tweets.
We trended worldwide 55 times in the weeks following Lexa’s death. Fans from all around the globe were devastated. “Lexa Deserved Better”spread across the world with hundreds of fans sharing their pictures from more than 200 cities and over 55 countries.
We dominate in the polls, there’s no other way to describe our 47 poll wins so far, and 7 more polls we’re currently leading. Did I mention we only had our ship for a total of 15 episodes, plus the fact that alot of these polls were won with “half our ship dead” as haters like to point out… just shows how powerful Clexakru is because we continue to win even with fandoms teaming up against us Lol It’s been nearly a full year since Lexa died and we’re still winning polls :D
Me: Okay Google, what is “extra”? - Google: The Clexa Fandom.
Yes, we legit made up an entirely new character, Elyza Lex, and ship her with Alycia’s character on Fear, Alicia Clark, to make our spinoff ship Lexark and dubbed the show “Queer the Walking Dead”.Working with the Clexa material we got in the short time span, webuilt an empire on fanfics, fanart, comics, etc, created by some of the most talented fans. Plus all of the character social media accounts, if you’re not following @confusedlexa on Twitter you are seriously missing out :D Meanwhile we made Jason Rottenassberg’s follower count drop faster than The Loo ratings.
The outrage at The Loo isn’t just limited to our fandom, it’s shown by the many articles written labeling The Loo as one of the worst shows of 2016. It’s days before the season premier and the public is still dragging the show, it’s won polls for “Biggest Disappointment”, “Show You Gave Up On”, and more… talk about karma ;) Eliza’s openly asked fans for Clexa fic recs and admitted that her mother has a Lexark picture in her home. We really couldn’t have a more dedicated Captain of the Bitanic, a year later she’s still the biggest Clexa shipper <3 As if that wasn’t enough, how many characters have such an iconic look that they got their own SnapChat filter and Sims makeup? And to top it all off, we have a star, a real star in the sky!
With just 2 brief mentions, we made Costia into more than just a name, we brought her to life, unofficially decided to cast Nathalie Emmanuel for the role, and headcanon Lexa’s first love as a beautiful sapphic woman of color.
We have Elycia, Eliza & Alycia, BFF’s in real life. Without them, we wouldn’t have Clexa. Alycia’s moved on to a better show, like many other cast members have done. Eliza will move on to bigger and better things as well when The Loo gets cancelled and she’ll finally be free from all the … “shit” ;)
Clarke Griffin, Wanheda, The Ambassador of the 13th clan, Klark kom Skaikru, Fleimkepa, Leader of the ungrateful sky brats <3 “You bring them justice.” “I know you’re just trying to help.” - Lexa to Clarke. “Clarke elevates herself… she’s special.” - Lexa to Titus about Clarke. Lexa was the only person who never berated, belittled, or blamed Clarke.
Lexa, Heda, The Commander of the 12 clans, Leksa kom Trikru, Soulmate of Clarke Griffin, also known asAlexandria Woods in fanfics <3 “I want you!”, “I love you.”- Clarke to Lexa. “We loved her.”- Aden to Clarke about Lexa. The girl who was taught “love is weakness”, was loved by many.
*Those great Clarke and Lexa gifs were made by @amgirl01
This is just too amazing not to include, check out @miselizasjaneGrounders trailer. Things like that are why I’m so into this fandom and always will be. I have other wlw ships, some of them I really love and have shipped for years, some more recently. But none of them mean more to me than Clexa, I’ll always be Clexakru, because it’s about so much more than just a ship or a show.
Watch Katie McGrath be embarrassed by her own fans at SDCC this year if they ask inappropriate questions to any of the Supergirl cast members. And yes, i understand that not all of you are that immature but there are people belonging to the SC fandom on twitter and tumblr planning to spew hate and even boo Chris Wood. Like really, y’all are stooping that low over a ship on a tv show??? I have been a part of many tv fandoms and i must say Supergirl has the absolute worst. Fans go as far as attacking characters, actors and even show runners, so much so that an actor called out one side of the fandom for being toxic, when he was just on the show for one episode. Imagine how the rest of the cast must feel at the daily hate some people spew at them. Y’all don’t have to like certain characters, but have some respect for the actors and people who work extremely hard year round to make this show. Oh and newsflash, no one is being forced to watch the show - if people have such a dislike for the show and new characters, feel free to stop watching and feel free to stop throwing hate as well. Ship whatever you want to ship, canon or not but stop throwing hate around. Even if ya’ll don’t have class, please ACT like you do at Comic Con and be respectful to everyone.
And telling them that they have irresponsible teams for most of their shows. Teams being a general term to cover cast/crew.
And that if they want to remedy relations with the LGBT community, which they keep fraying, they should make a show just for us. A show featuring 90% LGBT characters and relationships, including the main relationship and characters, just for LGBT viewers. Obviously non-LGBT individuals are welcome to watch, I know plenty of people are open-minded and down for equality.
And if they’re concerned that there isn’t a market for LGBT content, they can always have a look at their Clexa stats. The difference in ratings between their numbers now as opposed to the Clexa-heavy days is that market. And if they feel that’s not good enough, remind them that there was a day where The 100 was 0.4 viewership and it still got renewed for another season.
For real. So much progress has been made for the LGBT community, especially in legislature, and that’s STILL not enough for them to not be scared about broadcasting LGBT friendly and thriving content?
They know that they have an LGBT audience, and I feel like that’s why they gave us Sanvers. And I’m not saying that Sanvers isn’t a valid ship because of this suspicion, I’m saying that the CW thinks that giving us side-romances are enough.
“Why ship Supercorp when we already gave you Sanvers?”
“Why still talk about Lexa when you have Clarke and Niylah?”
“Why ship Beronica when we gave you Kevin and Joaquin?”
“Why are you still holding onto Beronica? We’re giving you a bisexual Serpent?”
It’s like they’re saying “Isn’t ONE enough?!”
And the answer is: No. And to give the LGBT community some credit, it’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. Granted we would love to see many LGBT ships and characters, but we want quality, and the ships that we support and promote are ones where we see quality, positivity, healthy chemistry and the like.
You know we don’t have much, you know this CW. So why are you mocking us for seeing more than you do in your characters and shows?
Because you know what, when I publish my books, regardless of the size of my following, I will never tell a reader that their ship (or the reason why they associate with the ship) is a joke or invalid. Even if I already know that the characters will never be a canon ship, I will not tell them to stop shipping what they do. I won’t pull the “you never knooooooww” bait either.
I’ll be honest. I’ll either say:
“I never considered this pairing. I will do some evaluation, and I promise that if it makes sense and does not threaten the original ending to the main story, I will do my best to include it for your pleasure.”
“I do not plan on making that relationship happen, but you are still more than welcome to see what you do. Please continue you art, playlists, metas, and fics. Never stop.” Because not every ship can happen, we know this, but that’s not a reason to not ship and CREATE. It is a muse for you. A source for your art. Please never stop.
Hello, to anyone outside Spain watching Cable Girls and shipping Alba and Francisco, let me tell you something. HERE IN SPAIN WE HAVE BEEN SHIPPING EVERY CHARACTER THESE TWO ACTORS PLAYED EVER SINCE 2007.
Back in 2007, there was this show called “El Internado”, and the actors who now play Alba and Francisco had a beautiful relationship, one of the most painful, yet beautiful I’ve ever seen, and let me tell you, there are so many parallels between that relationship back then and the one they’re having in Cable Girls, like, I can’t believe they’re doing this, my heart can’t take it.
Also, what Francisco tells Alba in the first episode, “ten years is not enough to forget you”, like, GET THE FUCK OUT, IT’S BEEN TEN FUCKING YEARS SINCE THAT OTHER SHOW AIRED, WHERE IT ALL STARTED, WHAT ARE YOU DOING. And well, I’ve only watched till ep. 3 of Cable Girls, and that scene where Francisco asks her to tell him that she doesn’t love him and Alba goes and tells him, THAT SCENE IS A FUCKING PARALLEL BECAUSE IN THE OTHER SHOW, IT WAS THE CHARACTER OF BLANCA THE ONE WHO ASKED THE CHARACTER OF YON TO TELL HER THAT HE DIDN’T LOVE HER AND HE DID.
This show is making me way too emotional and bringing back feelings that I definitely didn’t ask for. Also, the actor who plays Carlos was also in that other show and it’s just too much. But his character in Cable Girls is so so different and I’m laughing way too much.
Also, thank jesus for Carlota and Sara, wHAT AN OTP, OH MY GOD. And what I find funny about this is that the actress who plays Carlota used to go out with another Spanish actor who is now going out with the actress who plays Sara (idk, it’s funny to me, okay? I’m stupid sometimes). But they’re reaaaaaaaally good friends and that makes me so so happy.
Anyways, I need to keep watching this show because it’s just too good to be Spanish and I am literally shook. GO WATCH IT, PLEASE!
so, you’re joining the hamilton fandom and want to produce content? great!! scared of the unofficial etiquette in this mess? let me help.
(disclaimer: this is an UNOFFICIAL guideline. i’m aware that this fandom is a problematic mess that’s full of discourse and the only adult ones tend to be actual legal adults. don’t fuckin @ me saying that hur durr i’m wrong and should rot in hell. this is based off personal experience.)
•Most pairings are accepted. The main ones are Hamilton/Laurens, Hamilton/Burr, Hamilton/Eliza, Jefferson/Madison, Jefferson/Hamilton, Washington/Lafayette, Maria/Eliza (or any Schuyler sister rly) and Mulligan/Lafayette. These usually have the most content, but also contain the most discourse. There’s also some major minor character ships out there; Lee/Seabury, Lee/KG3, Seabury/KG3 etc. I found Eacker/Philip H smut once. This fandom is literally the reason why Rule 34 exists. If it exists, there is porn of it.
•Polyamorous ships are widely accepted. I don’t ship any personally, but a few big ones are Hamilton/Eliza/Laurens, Laurens/Hamilton/Lafayette/Mulligan, Hamilton/Jefferson/Madison, etc. Basically, a lot of people like the idea of Hamilton’s cheating being converted into a happy, consensual relationship that’s polygamous, and that’s okay. (Please note I’m not equating cheating with polyamory. Hamilton being a dirty cheater doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with poly ships if you don’t want, but to me it seems particularly common, especially with the ships containing Hamilton and Eliza.)
•And I know you want to ask; what’s not accepted? Hard question. This fandom loves its angst, so there aren’t many ships that seem untouchable. For the love of God, though, don’t write anything that’s incestuous. I’m talking father/son, sibling/sibling. Don’t make any of Hamilton’s kids end up with the characters in the show. No, Washington/Hamilton doesn’t count as incest, although I personally can’t stand it.
•BASICALLY, don’t be a dick. Also, bear in mind that James Reynolds is the Umbridge of this fandom. If you portray his relationship with Maria as anything less than abusive, there will be riots. I’ve yet to see an (educated) James Reynolds apologist.
•In terms of physical appearance, this fandom is a little wishy-washy on guidelines, unofficial or no. Tip: don’t whitewash if you’re drawing/writing them as their musical characters. Just don’t whitewash in general. This fandom seems to be okay with historical-era fanart and fanfic, which usually involves the characters looking like they did historically, but don’t romanticise them. Don’t romanticise them in general, but especially if you’re making them historical-era.
•SPEAKING OF ROMANTICISING, these characters were BAD PEOPLE. Jefferson owned slaves, Burr owned slaves, Washington owned slaves, the Schuylers owned slaves, evidence points to Hamilton owning at least one slave. Don’t let the Alexander apologists fool you; they were bad people historically. Don’t refer to them, ESPECIALLY I HISTORICAL CONTEXT, as ‘cinnamon rolls’. They were misogynists against the rights of women and minorities. Don’t forget that, no matter how much you like their characters. The Jefferson you like is portrayed by a black Jew; the Jefferson in history was a racist with a history of sexual assault and a slavery apologist.
•KEEPING THAT IN MIND, personality-wise, what we get from the musical is a little murky. Peggy is a great example of this. Fanon Peggy is very outspoken, sarcastic and a typical millenial. In the musical, she’s shy, hides behind her older sisters and very cautious. This is because of the fact that a) Peggy’s vocals are only apparent in one song through listening alone and b) historically Peggy was very similar to fanon Peggy. THIS DOESN’T MATTER. PORTRAY THEM HOWEVER YOU THINK SUITS BEST. Don’t let the musical force you to make Eliza’s main trait be ‘nice’. For all you Laurens stans out there, it’s okay to let him have interests other than art, turtles and Hamilton. Feel free to give them depth, complexities, flaws. Not only is it fucking refreshing amongst the collection of bland chatfics and high school AUs that seem to reduce each character to a single trait, it’s good for original character practice as well.
•THE SCHUYLER SISTERS get their own section. If you’re doing something historical, remember that they had other siblings. It’s generally agreed that Angelica and Eliza were closest, but Angelica and Peggy and Eliza and Peggy are shown in the musical as being close too (see Angelica dancing with Peggy and hugging her in Satisfied, and Peggy helping Eliza put away her letters and being dragged along with her in Helpless and The Schuyler Sisters). Sometimes it seems that fics reduce them to plot devices, minor characters or love interests; I won’t go all 'SJW!1!1!1’ on you but they are their own people as well, and flesh them out. (This problem is not as common in artwork, since art of them tends to focus on them either as a trio or Satisfied and Helpless companion pieces starring Angelica and Eliza.) Also, fun fact that this fandom seems to have overlooked - all three of them could play instruments.
-REVOLUTIONARY SET AND DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS. Things to remember include Madison and Hamilton being friends before Jefferson showed up, Jefferson and Lafayette being close, Mulligan historically being Hamilton’s biggest hypeman (oh, I wish I was kidding) and Laurens and Lafayette being close friends. As for Burr, he’s traditionally relegated to the strange outsider by the fandom. This is more of a personal view, but Burr started off as a member of the Revolutionary Set, and progressed into a Democratic Republican, and this fandom likes to forget that.
-THEODOSIA JR. Theodosia is never seen, only mentioned, which basically means everything about her is fanon. Literally. The only confirmed thing about her are her parents. This means Theodosia is good for inserting an audience-type character into; she’s an empty vessel, essentially, so anything you do to her involves zero fact checking. BEAR IN MIND that Theodosia is usually shipped with Philip, and that some members of the fandom will have expectations of her. Ignore those people. Theodosia is a shell of an OC, so as long as you don’t murder her in childhood or something, there’s no real discourse you have to be wary of. (Apart from Philip/Theodosia discourse, which is apparently a thing? But there’s discourse in practically every ship, so by all means, ignore that too.)
•UNMENTIONED/UNSEEN CHARACTERS. I’m talking Ben Franklin, John Adams, James Monroe, Governor Clinton, them. John Adams appears to be universally hated, John Jay is often used as a filler or plot device, and the others are just used as names. Don’t bother about continuity with them.
-SOME COMMON AU IDEAS
•High School/College Modern AU. This is a big one. There are flaws in it, namely romanticising too much and relegating major characters to 'minor’ status, but it’s so widely used that it’s good to know if you’re new here.
•Modern Government/Law AU. Another big one. Not as commonly used because ugh, research and maturity, but there’s a massive pro to them - more complex themes and 'child’ characters can be added because the main lot are usually older. My personal favourite.
•Chatroom AU. What it sounds - no real fic, just usernames and text speak. Good for laughs or plain fights, but bad for complex emotion, fluff, angst, or major plot. Also, they clog up the tags of less major ships, especially on AO3.
•Soulmate AU. A variety of soulmate AUs exist, but essentially boil down to having some kind of matching mark, etc. Amazing for angst, fluff, plot and character development, but not so great for humour or multi-chapter fics.
•Domestic AUs. Exactly as they sound. Massive fluff traps, no real substance but they’re amazing if you’ve had a shitty day and need something to cheer you up. Fan favourite.
So there you go! Everything you need to know if you’re entering the Hamilton fandom, give or take a few things. Don’t bash ships, don’t romanticise them too much, and take Ron Chernow’s content with a pinch of salt (he’s known for 'not finding’ easily accessible content regarding the women of the Hamilverse). Good luck!
Zuko and Katara did everything a couple would do actually, they trusted eachother, fought, ate, cried and slept near eachother. Only thing they didn’t do is be intimate on a physical level. But their relationship is very deep and intimate on a intellectual level. Their love and care for eachother is undisputable.
I have seen many other shows with canon couples who don’t have the relationship that Zuko and Katara have, which is based on the mutual respect and understanding of one another. And that is why I ship them so hard.
I guess the best word to describe the last episode of Superstore for me is - bittersweet.
I loved it, i honestly loved it. I think it was amazing season finale, gracefully walking the line between fun and serious.
A few comments before I’ll turn into my Amy x Jonah ramble:
1. I just want to say that I really love Glenn. When I started this show he was annoying the hell out of me, but with time he found a way into my heart. And I just can’t help to find it really endearing how much he cares about his employees. Bless his kind soul.
2. Garret wants Dina to care about him! And Dina actually listens to him, which I find quite surprising, since Dina don’t listen to anybody. I don’t know if I ship them romantically yet, but damn I dig their relationship.
3. Sandra helping everyone to hide and closing the doors right in front of that bitch’s face! Good for you, Sandra!
4. I lost it at the scene where “The Final Countdown” was playing while tornado was hitting and dude with razors. Superstore customers wee at their best this episode.
5. Don’t even tell me that Brett is dead, find him show! Don’t joke like that.
Now let’s talk about Amy and Jonah, kids. Because damn this episode was so good for us.
Okay so first of all Garrets face when Jonah was telling him about all that wedding incident is so me. I also had that stupid smug grin on my face, when Jonah was trying to explain himself. And when he was trying to make ‘sexy’ work as casual word. Ahhh, classic Jonah, what a cute idiot.
But of course it was not what made me go all ADVNSJVDFLBJDGLKBJ during this episode and it was not even the kiss (even tho i was internall screaming during it). What I loved the most in this episode was that little shift in Amy and Jonah relationship, that was shown to us. Let me explain myself here.
From the very beginning we were shown that Jonah cares about Amy, he wants her happy, he suports and respects her. And I’m sure Amy’s aware of this too. Now she even knows for sure there is an element of attraction in all that (lmao how did you missed all that heart eyes he was sending your way all the time, amy?). But before this episode we always saw Jonah being there for her when, theoretically, she could handle situation by herself. He was her support (very welcome, but not not necessarily needed), but he was never the a crutch to lean on. Not untill now.
Correct me if I’m wrong, guys, but this was the first time when we saw Amy reaching for Jonah both physically (taking his hand,when she’s afraid; kissing him) and emotinally. Maybe the emotional part wasn’t so prominent, but I read all this “We’re gonna die here”, “-So I’ll just keep talking? - Okay”, “You suck at being comforting” as “ Reassure me”, “Please talk, this will calm me”, “No, you’re doing it wrong, do it the right way”. Amy was losing it, Amy was affraid and she needed someone to be there for her, to keep her sane. She needed someone who could at least pretend that they are calm and make her believe that everything gonna be okay.
And here comes the scene, that ended me
They way he said that, the way his voice sounded at that moment. So confident, so calm, so promising, so intimate, so… dare I say… sexy. (Ben Feldman what are you doing to me?) I think Amy actually believed him her. YOU GUYS, I THINK HERE IN THIS MOMENT WAS THE FIRST TIME WHEN AMY SAW JONAH NOT AS ‘COLLEGE BOY’ BUT AS A MAN. She finally saw a partner in him and trust me, she won’t be able to unsee it now. THAT was the shift I was talking about.
As gentle and silly and cute he is most of the time, now Amy also sees Jonah as someone who can protect her if she needed that, if she ask for that. He pulled her to his chest to hug and hide from tornado, just saying! And I think this is one of the reasons she kissed him. She finally snaped, she finally solved her Jonah - puzzle. Now she sees the whole picture and what she’s looking at is exactly what she needs and what she wants.
But they will take their time, getting there, right?
Because, even tho Amy was sure her marriage is over during last episode, we know it’s not exactly tru. Not yet. This kind of things don’t end so quickly. In this episode we saw that she and Adam still care for each other. They do, and it’s perfectly fine. I think they’ll always care for each other in some way, that kind of bond don’t just disappear, espesially when you have a child together. So I can easily see Amy and Adam giving their relationship one more chance in s3. For the sake of their family, for the sake of Emma.
But now it would me even harder for Amy. Because it may have been okay to live in a marriage without love before, but it would be so much worse to do it, while falling for someone else.
And Jonah. Oh my poor Jonah. He now has his heart officially broken. because just for a second he held everything he wanted in his arms and that he had it swept right back away. But hang on there, buddy. She’ll come around.
“I’ll come around If you ever want to be in love I’m not waiting, but I’m willing if you call me up If you ever want to be in love I’ll come around”
Can I just take a moment to appreciate the Sterek fandom?
Round of applause to you all because you guys are amazing.
I just can’t believe how far we’ve actually come. Seriously. We
started out so little, barely any shippers, barely any Sterek dedicated
blogs, accounts, etc. (well, at least in the first few episodes because
this fandom grew pretty fast). We had little fics, little arts. Can you
honestly believe that there was once a day where Sterek only had 100
fics, a handful of art and a couple hundred shippers? Because I fucking
cannot. 6 years later and there’s 46k+ fics, thousands of gorgeous arts,
fanmixes, many dedicated blogs and accounts, thousands and thousands of
stans and events guys, so many Sterek events that only help broadcast even more of what this fandom has to offer.
Guys, we’ve expanded so much throughout the years. Our fandom has grown rapidly and we just keep building up.
don’t even get me started on how much we’ve been through. Because we
have been through so much together. We’ve been slammed for wanting to
see these characters together, we’ve constantly been told that “Sterek
is non-existent” and “Sterek will never happen,” yet we’re still here.
We’ve been used by Jeff and tossed out by the network and the show.
We’ve seriously been through more than any other fandom ever associated
with Teen Wolf, but you know what’s beautiful? We only kept going.
We literally gave a bunch of “fuck you"s to everyone who’s ever
spoken down on us by continuing to progress the way we are. We’ve been
so successful in creating something that we never even dreamed of
becoming this big.
Hell, people who don’t even watch the show ship Sterek! That’s how amazing this fandom is. That’s how talented and dedicated we are.
And no one can even argue against the dedicated part, because
regardless of all the constant hate we’ve received, we continued on and
progressed. Guys, we’re so dedicated that we made our. own. fandom! We made our own fandom guys! How insane is that?
And in all honesty, I know it may suck sometimes, thinking about how
we were baited and all, but don’t let that be a bother. We still got
something great from all of it, many things actually. And also, the joke
is all on Jeff because when his show is done, we’ll still be here!
We really are victorious, honestly. And no one can ever make me think differently.
This fandom is filled with so many strong, talented and absolutely
amazing people. And yes, like every other fandom and ship, this one has
its issues, but we always make things work and I think that’s truly
We are still this massive group of people who have yet to falter in
our constant expansion. We are still this group of people who are
incredibly devoted and we are still this group of people who still have
yet to come to a dead end in all we do.
I honestly couldn’t have asked to be part of a better fandom. I know it sounds like all talk, but I’m serious guys.
may not have gotten canon, but I think we still got more than a lot of
other fandoms. Friendships flourished, some talents were discovered and
some talents were strengthened, creativity continues to blossom
throughout this entire fandom, support is a constant thing, we’ve got
people to lean on. We’ve got each other and we’ve got these two
beautiful characters with all this potential that we used and created
into what it is today.
There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love this fandom!
And from here on, we’ll just keep growing. So thank you all so much,
thank you for all of it. And special thanks to the first person in this
fandom who ever brought up Sterek because I’m pretty certain that is a
major factor in the growth of our fandom.
You guys are astonishing, and I appreciate all of you so much.
This fandom, to me, is pretty God damn iconic.
And every single person in it has been a part of what makes Sterek and the fandom itself as astounding as they are.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to open up lenaluthorisgay.tumblr.com. It’s nice of you to visit my little corner of the internet. Now. Please kindly get the fuck away.
Because look. We’ve said it before. We will keep saying it. We will quite literally probably never stop saying it. The story they are telling is offensive, out of character, and quite horrifically disgusting.
There are posts that go into a lot more detail here, and I’ll link them if you actually care, which I’m pretty sure you don’t. But let me give you a summary: Mountain Dew, literal slave owner and self-proclaimed misogynist, has disrespected Kara, gone against her direct wishes in their relationship, and objectified her and emotionally manipulated her not just once but many times.
This isn’t about a ship war. This is about the fact that they took a show that had a strong, incredible female protagonist who was amazing not just because she was a superhero but because she was a good person and turned it into a show where said protagonist literally says “I can give up being who I am if I have you, a boy, in my life.” That’s not healthy. That’s the opposite of healthy. That’s so big of a red flag it is emitting radiation and Kara is going to lose her powers because she’s suddenly near a red sun.
It’s about the fact that people are romanticizing and idolizing an extremely unhealthy relationship because Mountain Dew is a conventionally attractive white guy. It’s about the fact that this show is teaching a generation of young women that this is okay. And you know what? It isn’t.
This is for all those creators, animators, voice actors and everyone involved with the making of a story that is a show, a book, a comic book, a manga and/or a movie (to name a few)…
Recently, someone took pictures while on a tour in Studio Mir. those pictures belong to DreamWorks and the Voltron Legendary Defender creators. After the poor person, posted them, they went viral within the VLD Community. Soon,they were being contacted by Studio Mir to take those pictures down, due to legal reasons involving DreamWorks.
And this person did their best. Never in my lifetime have i seen so many people coming together to delete all those pictures from tumblr, twitter instagram etc….
And we got victory.
But of course the victory was short lived.
It started with one person. A person who, claimed they loved the romantic ship of Keith and Lance from Voltron Legendary Defender, and kept on posting those pictures all the while saying to Studio Mir, ‘I won’t take them down unless you confirm Klance Canon’.
(i.e the ‘ship’ name of Keith and Lance.)
People started to say so many things about this person as in:
“They hate Klance and are making us shippers look bad!”
or: “They aren’t even in the Voltron fandom, they are just here being a troll (aka, nuisance)!”
To be honest, it doesn’t matter who they ship, why they did this or if they even are in the fandom. What matters here most is 1) all the people who have planned out the story of VLD and who are now, getting either, discouraged by how these so called ‘fans’ are acting or are rolling their eyes at us. And 2) The consequences Studio Mir can face due to this once small accident.
And with this one idea from that person ‘blackmailing’ Studio Mir, came copycats. Around thirty other people or so are doing the same. ‘Blackmailing’. All claiming they just want LGBTQ representation in a very successful show like VLD but not knowing they are jeopardizing the chances of ever getting that in this and possibly many other shows.
Now, onto the show itself.
I fell for Voltron Legendary Defenders because of how it just isn’t a kids show to me. Its very well made, humorous to all ages and all in all one of the best reboots i have seen in awhile (my 32 year old Brother agrees to this too.)
But, again, as someone who too, ships Klance i have never felt more ashamed?
A lot of people who ship LGBTQ relationships in shows and books that aren’t canon are seen as ‘Fetishizing’ these characters.
The romantic relationship of two men or two women or all of the above, should never be considered a fetish. Because it is now the real world. Romance is real and for people to fetishize that, is sick and saddening.
I personally, love the dynamic of Klance. But, i also love and adore the dynamic of Klance not being romantic. Them becoming best friends is more than any person in this fandom could ask for.
To even enter into a romantic relationship, people NEED to become the best of friends first. It’s common sense.
Now, i know the panel for VLD is coming up (?), and whether or not they address this isn’t our business but, what is and will always be our business is how we react.
Our actions speak louder than words.
If Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos, walk onto that stage and say, “Keith and Lance will never enter into a romantic relationship.” it is OUR jobs to know that this wasn’t because of some person on the internet that this was probably true from the start.
But, if they say, “Any and all romantic relations that will take place in this show in the future have been decided on our own and without the pressure of you lovely people of the fandom. We make things canon on our own terms and love the continuation of support from the fandom.”
Still if Klance becomes canon, that does not mean you go and praise the people who tried to ‘blackmail’ these people. If Keith and Allura get together you don’t go bashing and hating on those people who tried to ‘blackmail’ the creators. You sit and watch the show and learn to love it not for its ships, characters, design but for it as a whole.
I am sure that whatever happens the VLD team will see that, hey, we (as in the fandom) all are very happy with how they are going with the show. They recognize they can’t simply say “Yes gay will happen” but they also know that if they happened to plan out romance before this whole ‘blackmail’ thing happened that they have the right to.
All in all, for those people who ship all the romance between characters, or even just LOVE the show as a whole (all fans should at least) it’s our job to: 1: STAY POSITIVE 2: To remember, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS And 3: To love the show for what it is.
-CLAY STOP STALLING AND JUST LISTEN TO THE FUCKING TAPES
-jeff fuCKING ATKINS DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER
-awww hannah imma cut every bitch and asshole who ever hurt you
-TOO MANY SHIPS TOO MANY SHIPS
-fuCKING KISS HER CLAY
-I love tony so much he’s so precious aww
-why do courtney and bryce have to breath
In today’s episode of “Mom why are you like this”:
Last night as I’m driving home from Wonder Woman, I get a text from my mom.
She apparently somehow found herself in a Supercorp YouTube black hole, and wanted to share the videos with me. Mind you, she’s never seen the show in her life. And I am dying bc here’s my mom watching gay ass Supercorp vids on her own and gradually starting to ship it.
“There’s so many of them…it’s kinda sweet.”
“Mom when tv doesn’t give enough LGBT stories we have to make our own.”
“That’s really shitty….but I think you’re right. Kara and Lena love each other.”
I’ve neither been to a comic con or invested my time meeting up with like minded fans to spend a weekend long catching up. I have indeed been around a fandom or two, immersed myself in all things shippery and of course battled the sides good and evil whereupon one side always believes actors do not date their costars or they’re either gay/bi or simply prefer dead beats or blonde bimbos with about as much talent as a toe nail (sound familiar?) What I bring to observations is years or reading body language (how your behavioural responses react) and micro expressions (facial responses)
I have always explained that it takes more facial expressions (that includes what your thoughts pattern comes up with through word association) to tell a lie, than it does to tell the truth. Body language is not hard to understand, it’s the motives behind the body language that’s more interesting. I could drone on lol about the differences of behavioural psychology but for the purposes of my musings I will keep it short.
Actors are great liars, they have to be. They are playing imagination stories, where they become a different person and it’s their job to make you believe they are that person you are watching. They can switch in and out of character at a split second and that’s why they are actors. But…like politicians they don’t like being caught off guard. I generally as a rule do not read print interviews, they are very one dimensional and are at the mercy of not only the writer but also the editor before it goes to copy. That’s where you get the whole ‘don’t believe everything you read in papers’ but since the birth of social media that also applies to gossip sites/entertainment blogs and so on. The best type of interview is video, where an interviewr conducts it in a pretty relaxed atmosphere, and you can pick up micro expressions and body language easier. When the person being interviewed and their words, cannot be taken out of context, it’s not as easy to hide behind lies. You cannot control your body language, many have tried. Politicians are schooled to use their hands a certain way when they are talking to come across 'open’ and 'responsive’ when dealing with the press. It’s not so easy to school your face into becoming less expressive, because your eyes are the biggest source of showing your true emotion.
Actors have the same level of schooling, which is why in history it’s easier to move from acting into politics, it’s just another role, just another stage you are stepping onto…but with greater consequences for your performance. Now the key to my lengthy observation has a lot to do with truth over lies, especially the weekend of comic con. I understand many have come to the Outlander fandom as new shippers and have never had to witness in their shipping the level of hostility from particular people, who simply will not accept the male lead is attracted to the female lead and vice versa. So the shipping level really grates on their nerves. Add to that they in their own little world want 'said’ actor simply for themselves. They get cross when he does something or says something stupid. They nanny and scold that he’s not behaving a particular way, meanwhile they constantly put down his costar, always berating her for how she dresses, how she acts, what she looks like. Because in their minds she’s not good enough for him (sound familiar?) The shippers see good and bad in both but believe with their own eyes they are a couple.
They cannot be a couple if they are dating someone else (although many an attraction has ended other relationships)
*You cannot help sexual attraction for a person you are working with. You can fight it and mostly win. But for others it’s a stronger pull than denial.
*You cannot fake attraction (see above) animal behaviour is no different when you are human - it’s instinctual you see a potentially mate and you make your move to attract them. You each give off a sexual scent (pheromones) to attract, straighten your back, puff out your chest (male) play with your hair or neck, cross and uncross your legs (female) point your feet in the direction of your attraction and so on. Dilated pupils and aroused parts of male and females erogenous zones is also partularly telling.
As an actor, you are very good at 'pretending’ you are with someone, in a performance you are only as good as your 'chemistry’ with the other actor is allowed. There are many forms of chemistry and not necessarily 'sexual’ in orientation. You develop a good working relationship with someone you become good friends with. Makes it easier to work with them in 'serious or sexual scenes.’ No actor that I know of particularly like doing sex scenes and those who do…well it implies they either don’t find the whole '15 or so standing in a cramped part of the stage, including sound technicians and camera operators, the producer and director.’ OR they don’t mind doing the sex scenes, because they find the other person…wait for it…attractive.
It’s all well and good for the antis of the shipping couples to suggest that they’re actors it’s their job, but that part of the job is not all it looks like on the screen. It’s made easier and less intrusive if you actor like the person you are rolling around and dry humping for the sake of believability. Comic Con is an important date in all major studios calenders both TV and film. It’s a time when the heads of those studios assign their up and coming blockbusters for their first preview to the excited fans, who have paid handsomely for the tickets, flights and accommodations to live the experience. It’s also a time when actors are under enormous pressure to stick to a strick time roster of where they are meant to be, running practically from hall to hall, fan panel, press panel, entertainment interview and signing…all in the space of 2 days. Publicists run around like ants on a sugar rush, ensuring the actor they are representing gets to where they are meant to be, stick to a rigid set of questions they will only answer and absolutely 'NOTHING’ about their personal life. They are there to promote, promote, promote. PR comes into play only when there are hints or suggestions that there might be more than on screen chemistry between the two leads or you just simply end up with a pretty busy, but friendly 2 days amongst your cast friends. We have seen the plethora of 'couples onscreen’ through movie and television to understand fans wish they got together off screen, but to try and 'force’ a denial is harder when the actors in question lie with their mouths but can’t with their bodies. If there was nothing between them, there would be no need to offer up such a strong denial that they are not together off screen. If so…you would have a Tobias and Cait friendship or a Rik and Sophia friendship. In otherwords, safe, friendly and very open. A closed relationship ie trying to hide something so that the public can’t seen is easier to spot, awkwardness plays heavily in you trying to 'control’ your body language, which you cannot do as it comes across 'forced’ and over the top. Hence you can deny all you want and say it as many times as you want in every written or recorded piece to camera. Lying is easy, you open your mouth and a lie skips out. Telling the truth is harder, because it means exposing emotions you don’t want anyone to know about.