On Ship Bashing & Abusive Ships
You know how a lot of the time some of the biggest ships are between two characters who hate each other and/or treat each other like shit?
And then there are the waves of people that are so absolutely against that ship because it’s abusive, or out of character or whatever?
Do they not realize that a lot of the time ships between two characters that hate each other have displayed more emotion towards each other in canon than a lot of other otp’s?
Hate is a strong emotion, it’s certainly more intense than indifference or even respect between characters. Shipping two characters who hate each other also creates a more dynamic atmosphere for a story for fans to flesh out. It is not abnormal to want to ship those two characters.
More under the cut.