i and my little sister (she’s 11, a baby carat!) had this conversation about svt ships that made me realize some things. i asked her who’s her otp in svt and she said jicheol, and i asked her why. she said it’s because she feels happy seeing jihoon smile when they have shippy moments, because she’s sad that jihoon seemed to have grown a lot more serious since debut (she misses cute kid jihoon). so i said, “but you find all ships cute right?” and she said, “yeah, because they all love each other.”
but the point of this post is not jicheol, nor any other ship in this fandom at all. let’s face it, entertainment companies use bromances as a promotional tool. some ships are highlighted due to fan response, some are not, which leads people to think they “don’t have a lot of moments.” but i think what’s important though is that, no matter who you ship (and yes, it’s okay to choose your own ship), it shouldn’t be about what you think is real as if they have real-life romantic relationships (
they don’t). it’s not about competition among ships. it’s not about some ships “having more cute moments” than others. it’s not about being in this team or that team.
shipping might be weird outside of the context of fandom, but in the end it’s about your own emotional investment while still knowing the limits. it’s about seeing the love between members and choosing how to interpret that based on your personal preference. it’s about what you feel when you see those members interact. it’s about celebrating the love between all members because seventeen is honestly one of the most united, strongly-bonded idol groups out there.
instead of hating and being divided, spread love instead ♡