I’m just tryna look at cute fanart of my otp kissing and I don’t need these bad bad vibes up in mah face, Kay?
Everyone can have an opinion, okay, I would never try to change someone’s mind about shipping. However, please don’t hate on ships. You don’t have to agree with it, you don’t have to ship it, but hating it and posting hate about it only puts shippers in a bad mood.
Imagine, there’s a person on one side of the street, protesting or advertising an opinion you don’t agree with, and they are being rude, quite aggressive, and acting a bit crazy!
(Cause let’s face it shippers be crazy no matter what they ship)
What do you do? You walk past, or cross the street!!
So on tumblr or Pinterest or whatever you use, scroll past, or hide the post, and don’t post hate!!
Also, if you see hate or receive hate directly, that targets your ship, don’t retaliate, because it makes the whole thing worse.
Thank you this has been a rant from a very tired fan.
(Ps, sorry to bother the fandoms but I’m gunna tag the ships I’ve seen hate in while searching their tag)
not really?? i never thought of a favorite, because as the story progresses, so does the character’s relationships and I end up shipping everyone with someone else (i.e I shipped Peridot and Jasper, then Peridot and Pearl, then Peridot and Amethyst, and then Peridot with Lapis)
But if I had to choose a fav, it would probably be StevenxConnie
just out of curiosity, do you write Moana and Maui as a platonic or a romantic ship?
Short answer: Platonically!
Long answer: Brother and sister. I see Moana and Maui as platonic soulmates, as the type of duo that the Gods themselves would not be able to separate (side-eyes How Far They’ll Go furiously). There’s just…there’s so much beauty in this movie.
When we first meet Maui he likes Moana about as far as he can chuck her into the ocean. But by the end, he’s tearing up over her. Hell, he has a tattoo of her right over his heart, the first one he’s gotten in a thousand years. And, as evidenced by the last couple of minutes of the film, he stays by her side, with her people as they voyage.
I do not and will never ship them romantically. As I’m ace/aro, I tend to prefer friend-ships in general. But particularly so with Moana and Maui, whose age gap literally cannot be spanned in her mortal lifetime.
I'm sorry if this is a super dumb question but I saw your post and was just wondering if you had things to keep in mind or pointers to prevent fetishization in fandom/shipping? Because I know I would never mean to but I'd like to be conscientious of what I can do to prevent it from happening regardless. Thanks so much I hope this isn't a bother!
Hey! It’s not a dumb question and I appreciate your asking. For the most part, it’s just becoming aware of what fetishization means and the forms it takes. I tried to clear it up a little bit below.
It’s mostly just treating gay characters in gay ships as you would straight characters. So, it’s bad to fixate on a ship because it’s gay or to make a big deal out of shipping a ship because it’s gay. Defining one’s self by one’s gay ships is bad. Like, it gives me bad feelings when I see people saying, “God, my ships are so gay,” because of the emphasis that’s placed on the gay aspect. I run a blog for The Hobbit and LotR and my favorite ship is a straight ship but I don’t go around saying, “God, they’re so straight,” or define myself by the orientation of my ship.
Characters in gay ships are often reduced down to only being in a relationship. Their whole lives have to revolve around that fact that they’re gay and their other traits are ignored. It’s important to allow characters to continue to be themselves beyond their relationship.
Also, there’s a lot of stuff in fandom that uses the same language and ideas used by homophobic people to oppress us. For example, the concept that a person is “sinning” when they ship a gay ship. Calling gay people sinful, however indirectly, is still an aggression against gay people. The same language has been used to oppress us and invalidate our identities. Along with that, the hypersexualization of gay men in fandom is also bad. There’s such an emphasis on sex between men in fandom. Saying that being gay is inherently sexual or a more sexual thing than being straight has also been used to condemn gay people as immoral. Also, people who aren’t men attracted to men labeling characters as tops or bottoms isn’t too cool either. Like, a gay man calling himself a top is something different than someone putting that role onto a character, generally to fill heteronormative roles of dominant and submissive.
This was a really long rant and I thank you if you read it. Feel free to add what I missed. I hope this is at least a bit helpful!
“Sometimes, my muse is feelin’ a ship and sometimes they aren’t. It has nothing to do with the fact that you’re an OC blog, certain canon character, I hate you, etc. My muse has a type and isn’t inclined to jump the dick of every character that turns it their way. I’ve never written relationships that way and I never will. If I’m not feelin’ the ship or if my muse just isn’t into it, then, well, we just don’t have a ship and neither of us should try and force it.”
i'm an lgbt male and honestly the shipping within the community never bothers me until the straight fans take it too far (like that shirt @ the got7 fanmeet- when shippers get way too militant).. but i get that varies between people. things like fanart and fics are fine to me so long as they're never shoved into the idol's faces, they at least give me gay content to consume lol
I personally don’t have a problem with the content itself, its just that its usually made by and for straight (usually fetishizing) fans and that gets me like :\ but I acknowledge that some lgbt fans like and I’m okay with it! So I guess I’m neutral abt this? As long as it isn’t some fujoshi shipping idols
Prompt #4. “Is that my shirt?” - Young Sully and Marlowe. Please?
[i hope this is alright! I’ve never done this ship before, and honestly never written Marlowe in a fic so hopefully it’s not too ooc!]
Victor Sullivan was usually better with the ladies. Spilling a drink on his lady was not what he’d had in mind for his one date opportunity, but here they were. By chance, Katherine Marlowe had arrived in the city the night before his flight out, and had been in the bar below his motel room when he’d come down for a drink.
Now he was sitting alone at the table while she searched upstairs for a new shirt; her blouse soiled from an enthusiastic swing of his beer after one of his jokes. She had been extraordinarily unimpressed, and he worried what the mood of the night would be on her return. He suspected that the ruined item had been worth more than his motel room.
When his panic had reached nearly its maximum, the sound of a door opening alerted Victor to Marlowe’s return. Still dressed in her slim black slacks, she was now sporting a rather flamboyant pattern button-up that was a good few sizes too large. She was also sporting a very disgusted expression on her face.
“Is that my shirt?” Victor said, an eyebrow raised. Kate wearing one of his shirts willingly was one of the last sights he thought he would see. Then again, willingly was probably the incorrect word to use.
She lowered her gaze at him. “I think I should be asking if this is your shirt - you look like a street merchant!”
Victor gaped in protest.
“Well excuse me, darling, but I actually like my sense of style! You didn’t have to put on the shirt.”
“I disagree - every shirt in your wardrobe is an abomination. I had no choice.”