idk if this is even that popular of a ship

I was scrolling and I just saw a post that was saying it’s sad that people can’t open their mind to their all white het ship. Like it’s so open-minded to hyper-focus on the one young white guy in the main cast and see him as the only viable romantic option for the white woman lead who spent the movie bonding with the Black male lead.

And like they believe they’re open minded, even more highly evolved for preferring the white fanon ship that happens to be very popular to the point of ubiquitousness.

IDK. I’m not saying anything new here. It just pains me that shippers really think a lack of open-mindedness explains why people don’t like a ship that is the most typical and tropey in every impactful way.

How I wish that Isayama had never publicly said that Eren and Armin wouldn’t always be friends/would drift apart. It’s not the idea itself that’s so bad to me, it’s just the fact that it was openly stated so early on

How old is that interview now? At least 3 years old? 

I have no idea how the popularity of eremin as a ship changed over time, but I get the feeling that interview played a role. 

For so long there’s been this assumption that Eren and Armin wouldn’t even be friends by the end of the series, and that’s had an effect on fans. It leaves a sense of dread in a way. It skews the way people view their relationship in general. Less people are willing to give it a chance because of that, I think.

I’ve lost count of the times people bring up, “oh so THIS must be the thing that causes Eren and Armin’s falling out!” All the time. 

That expectation was planted early on, and now fans just can’t pry themselves away from that. There’s less focus on their actual relationship. The positive aspects are pushed aside in favor of what negative things may happen in the future. It’s like the majority of fans are just anticipating the moment Eren and Armin go through some dramatic fallout. 

That’s aggravating.

It’s fine to me if Isayama plans on the two drifting apart or have a major disagreement or whatever, I just can’t help but think how different the fandom’s perception of eremin would be if he just never made that intent public. If that interview never existed, if he never alluded to it, how differently would fans look at their relationship?

Consider his interview regarding EMA from the recent guidebook, where he hints even Mikasa will separate from Eren as part of her growth. If Isayama had said that 3 years back, would people perceive Eren and Mikasa’s relationship differently as well?

It just seems like eremin always comes back to that interview. You might have people discussing their relationship, only to end it on, “but Isayama said they won’t even be friends in the end anyway,” and that’s that. 

Maybe that’s part of why this ship isn’t terribly popular. People think it’s already been sunk by the author himself.

Zodiac SQUAD: Gemini, Capricorn, Scorpio & Pisces
  • Pisces, pulling Gemini with them, smiling at her: Come on, stop being annoying and just meet him
  • Gemini, making a face: Is my love life that bad that you gotta introduce me to some random guy?
  • Pisces, dead serious: Yes.
  • Pisces, sees Scorpio and drags Gemini over: Hey Scorpio, hey Cap. Here is the child.
  • Scorpio, chuckles while introducing Capricorn: Capricorn meet Gemini, the child. Gemini, meet Capricorn the stick-up-the-ass.
  • Capricorn, makes a face: I'm not some boring prick, you know-
  • Gemini, complaining: I'm not lonely in the first place why would I even need to date this loser
  • Capricorn, raises an eyebrow: Loser? Wanna bet on it? Let's go to the arcade, if you win against me in a first-person shooter game, I'll buy everyone something to eat.
  • Gemini, raises a eyebrow: And if I lose?
  • Capricorn, smirks: You gotta go to class tomorrow as Aruther.
  • Gemini, nods and shakes Capricorn's hand: Bet.

hey can i just say: i think its amazing & lovely how popular faranda is on here like…. 90% of ppl i follow here ship it + im super glad about that….. 

in general as a gay dude, i feel pretty catered to in fandom spaces (m/m ships are usually popular in like. every fandom) and i always feel super sad for my wlw friends cus the ships w girls get overlooked so muchhh in sooo many fandom spaces but ?? in my corner of the dghda fandom at least, faranda really seems to be taking off in a big way and i’m so happy for all of you girls who like girls out there!

we should really, as a fandom, do like a faranda week next month or something w art and fics and whatnot because?? good ship?? the goodest ship, even??

eene-fangirl  asked:

Which character do you ship Edd with and why? Are there any ships that you truly dislike?

Ho boy. Well, since the EEnE fandom is generally older and much less vicious than Steven Universe, I suppose it would be somewhat safe to talk about who I ship Edd with.

I never shipped Edd with anyone when I watched the show as a kid. But when i got into it again, idk why but I REALLY liked Edd/Marie. I know, I’m a basic bitch. I could go into a much more in-depth reasoning but the short answer is I’m a sucker for nerd/delinquent pairings, especially if the delinquent is a girl.

As for other ships, there aren’t any that I truly dislike. I know Edd/Eddy is a really popular one and I totally get it. I even tried shipping that once a long time ago, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Again, i have a much longer explanation, but for the sake of this ask I’ll just chock it up to personal preference.

I mean, I tend to just have my one ship and i’m cool with that and if other people ship something else that’s totally fine. But I will say, one reason I got back into EEnE was because a few years ago there was a huge KevEdd craze going around and I really was just baffled by it. Was there something I missed??!?!/1 But no, it was just a nearly crack ship that got really popular. And at the time it really pissed me off cuz I just couldn’t understand the appeal of KevEdd when they barely spoke at all in the show and Kevin is a huge dickwad with no backstory or substance as a character. It just felt like it was being shipped for looks and nothing else, which bothered me. And then when i was at a convention i had someone try and tell me that it WAS canon, but yet, they hadn’t even watched the show. And I just. Idk if there was one ship I dislike, it’s KevEdd, but ONLY because it got super popular because people who don’t even really care for the show thought it looked hot. Also, I fucking can’t stand Kevin. Anyway, if you ship it, that’s fine. Whatever. I’m just answering what i was asked.

Dude if I was Mipha I’d be pissed as shit like the boy you grow up with, grow an intensely close and emotionally intimate relationship with, fall in love with, FUCKING CUSTOM TAILOR A ROYAL GARMENT-DECLARING HIM AS YOUR ONE AND ONLY SOULMATE AND LOVE-BY HAND FOR, fucking literally gIVE YOUR LIFE FOR and CONTINUE to service after death by providing a huge life saving battle advantage and THEN??

WHAT DOES THE INTERNET DO??? DO THEY RECOGNIZE THIS???

NO. THEY SHIP THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR SNOT NOSED LITTLE BROTHER WHO HE’S ONLY KNOWN FOR LIKE A WEEK JUST SO THAT THEY CAN GET THEIR GAY FETISHIZING ROCKS OFF THINKIN ABOUT LINK TAKING TWO THICK SHARK DICKS.. I’D BE SO FUCKIN PISSED. I’D HAUNT THE FUCK OUT OF EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM.

anonymous asked:

hi~ i read your about page where you said you might write up your reasons for not liking some ft ships like the whole debate with fraxus/miraxus & chendy/rowen but i couldn't find anything on it on your blog so i wondered what were your thoughts on that? i know there's fandom arguments about homophobia and crackshipping there too. i’m a multishipper but i really like your anti posts for naruto so i thought if you had any ft ones then they might be as good! �

Thank you! I’m really glad you that like my Naruto posts. They’re pretty controversial, so nice comments are always appreciated! 😅 Dude, I haven’t updated by ‘about’ page in months, so doing that write-up completely passed my mind… Thanks for being interested though! I guess I’ll spill:

Right, this might be quite controversial, so remember that any opinions expressed are just personal preferences/reasons, right? ⚠️

Like I said on my page, “I have a ‘manga > anime’ complex thanks to Studio Pierrot, so I only read FT. I wanted to avoid filler brainwashing, bias and only know of canon with this series, after the mess with Naruto…” Therefore, I only really ship that which I believe is substantially depicted/suggested in canon, and kind of have a bit of a pet peeve for anything outside of that.
[ #1 justification disclaimer! ]

( 1 ) Mir/axus [ & Fraxus ]

So I was genuinely surprised that Mir/axus was even a thing when I started searching the fandom’s tag, once I’d caught up. I don’t know if they’ve been implied in filler, but they were non-existent as a romantic pair in the manga. Honestly, they hardly had any on-panel interaction… Like, the only evidence that came to mind for “logical” reasoning behind them was chapter 380’s cover art. (Maybe 329’s, at a push.) I even tried to find some supposed “moments” under their Wikia page, but that listed was merely scarce interaction with no romantic subtext; each synopsis was pretty much grasping for straws.

Here’s the thing – you mentioned the fandom discourse of “homophobic” accusations, right? Now, the I too hate when shippers (in any fandom) cry that, simply because others don’t ship a queer pairing. Like, c’mon. But, in this case (and Wendy’s), I must admit that I do find it somewhat relevant… Idk if this ship’s popularity (and, more so, acceptance alongside the actual semi-canon pairs) is because most have been influenced by external material or if it’s just because there’s no other member of the opposite sex that they’re paired with, but Fraxus was actually suggested in canon; emphatically from Freed’s point of view! Even on Laxus’ side, numerous chapters have moments that – here’s the thing – anyone would undeniably accept if either Freed or Laxus were female*.

[ My volumes are enclosed in my bookcase, but luckily I have 49 – 57 (Avatar – Alvarez) on-hand beside my bed, so I skimmed through to find (max.) five pages to evidence Laxus’ P.O.V. ‘cause this post will already be long enough. ]

Chapter 416: “At this rate, I won’t be able to protect what’s important to me.”

It’s also worth noting that the official tankōbon/volume translation of this reads: “I’m not strong enough to protect the people I love yet.”

Chapter 460.

Chapter 462: “But that ain’t important now. All I’ve got on my mind… Is bringing the pain to the bastard who took out Freed and the others.”

Chapter 472: “So you’re the one who did a number on Freed and the others?”

Chapter 473: “Thanks a lot, Freed… There’s no wizard that could break your spells…”

*That’s the key consideration – that if you were to replace either’s gender for that of the opposite sex, it changes how they’re perceived. These panels, for example, are dismissed by those who oppose Fraxus, but they would be regarded as “ship moments” and a validation of Laxus’ affection if you were to replace Freed’s name in the dialogue and/or presence in the panels with a female (Mira)!

That’s why I can kind of understand these claims, ’cause the existence and general fandom acceptance of these ships is very heteronormative in that respect (i.e. ignoring present queer pairings for heterosexual ‘crack-ships’) which makes it kind of discriminatory; reminiscent of homophobia perhaps. [ Although, I agree that term is a little extreme, as it doesn’t seem intentionally prejudiced. ] Whilst Freed is emphatically portrayed as LGBT+, Laxus’ sexuality is a little more implicit, yet he is assumed straight by default… It’s ironic/hypocritical because the majority of ships are founded upon one character’s feelings, whilst neither Mira nor Laxus have shown said romantic interest in each-other.

( 2 ) Ro/Wen [ & Chendy ]

Again, I hate Ro/Wen due to a similar reasoning. Finding out that they even existed as a ship was baffling, tbh! I mean, at least Miraxus had the cover as some rationale, but Ro/Wen is based solely on them being the same age… Talk about heteronormative? Also, technically, that’s an incorrect claim, due to the seven year time-skip in which she remained frozen. Like, she’s actually the same age as Sting & Rogue. But you don’t find her forced with them. Why, because they’re older and that’s frowned upon? You know, despite the same premise applying to Ro/Wen; since Romeo was half Wendy’s age when she was introduced (6 & 12).

The ship can’t even be supported with evidence, since they had no significant canon interaction until the Alvarez Arc. Their only other contact was in an omake. Yet their age difference is evident in both; dismissing any reach at romantic subtext. In the omake, Romeo refers to Wendy as “nee[-chan]”. Similarly, she is presented comforting him like a child, with him looking up to her as that same sister figure in their Alvarez panels. I have seen some of these shippers disregard Chendy as being “platonic”, when Romeo and Wendy’s dynamic is actually – canonically and strictly – such.

Chendy, however, do have a substantial, visibly & literally present, mutual bond. They have extensive, plentiful interaction, as well as an actually present romantic subtext… I know that it may be difficult for (I guess) anyone outside of the LGBT+ or a truly ‘open’ community to understand, due to our heteronormative society – as Chendy are often disregarded as “just friends” (🙄) – but many of their moments transcend platonic affection and bear intense likeness to the other romantic pairs’ depictions. For example, they are also featured alongside the semi-canon couples in art-work, like Mashima’s couple sketches on Twitter.

Not to mention that friendship is the foundation of any healthy, romantic relationship! Of course they’re going to be best friends before engaging in such, particularly in the case of same-sex pairs. Yet no-one uses this dialogue (of labelling each-other as “friends”) against NaLu, despite them stating the other as that same description on numerous occasions. But despite that mentioned above, Chendy are still dismissed. Again, if either were the male, then it would be a different situation… I mean, since people ship characters based solely on covers and all – chapter 421’s cover (among others)?

Summary:

Obviously there’s nothing wrong with crack-shipping! And, no, not liking a queer pair [more than a straight one] doesn’t make you “homophobic”. But – in the case of Fraxus 🆚 Mir/axus & Chendy 🆚 Ro/Wen – I think that there is something kind of messed up with arrogantly defying a character’s canon depicted/suggested sexuality and/or romantic interest(s). There is something somewhat discriminatory about disregarding their other prevalent, significant and actually developed bonds, to the extent that someone’s heteronormativity is so severe that they substitute a same-sex character for an irrelevant one of the opposite sex, who does not even have decent interaction with the character in question; fabricated entirely from the ridiculous, inaccurate [R/W] rationale of them being “the same age” or merely sharing a chapter cover.

That sounds much harsher than I intended, I’m so sorry! Btw, I don’t blame shippers – everyone is (obviously) allowed to ship what they want! What’s stated above is simply why I’m against Mir/axus and Ro/Wen, especially as an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and a bisexual myself.

[ I’ve updated by ‘about’ page now too, btw! ]

Okay, so the fandom has decided that we’re only allowed to ship four things? (And by four, they mean only Klance).

  • Can’t ship Shiro with anyone because fandom decided on a completely made up fanon age and anyone who disagrees is evil.
  • Can’t ship Pidge with anyone because fandom decided on a completely made up fanon age and anyone who disagrees is evil.
  • Can’t ship Allura with anyone because Shallura is suddenly evil due to completely made up fanon ages, and can’t ship Kallura because ???? (IDK, the answer I see most often seems to be racism and straight teen girls fetishizing gay men)
  • Can’t ship Sendak, even when it’s not romantic or healthy, because no one may ever explore destructive relationships ever.
  • Can’t ship Lotor, even when it’s not romantic or healthy, because no one may ever explore destructive relationships ever, even though we’ve literally never met his character and his “personality” is entirely fanon right now.

So that leaves Klance, Heith, and Hance…and we all know that writes out Heith and Hance for having a dark skinned, heavyset character which isn’t popular for the skinny twink loving girl part of the fandom. Oh, and of course Matt ships are acceptable because random background white boy with 5 seconds of actual screen time is always a super popular ship choice.

Look, I’m not one who ships adults and minors ever or romanticizes hero/villain pairings, but you can’t arbitrarily make up fanon things as a weapon in a ship war and use these headcanons to attack literally every other ship or character in the entire show, as if Klance is the only “moral” choice left. 

If something isn’t your thing fine, I completely understand. I hate Lance because he sexually harasses the women on the show and I think Klance is boring, trite, and unappealing by trying to make two people who dislike each other into something romantic. But I don’t make up fanon things about the characters or the ship! 

And this sudden recent decision to disallow all Allura ships when she’s a dark skinned black princess just reeks of traditional fandom racism and misogyny. Everyone was fine with shipping her with Shiro and now they realize she’s the same age as everyone else (including Shiro) and can be shipped with Lance or Keith, the amount of hate has increased dramatically. You only liked her when she wasn’t a “threat” to your ship.

This is just ridiculous.

ok i don’t normally go for modern aus but imagine:

gaston is a enthusiastic if not always appropriate semi-popular actor and lefou is his wrangler/best friend/recurring character that’s always just sorta in the background when gaston does interviews and such and the internet just ships it so hard. bonus points for stanley as costume designer for the show who, after a set photo gets out of him and lefou hugging and hanging out, gets his own following that’s broken off the main train to quietly ship them. even more bonus points for lefou anonymously contributing rumors

anonymous asked:

Idk if that newest person asking about jamilton was playing up the meme or not but people need to stop. It's been a ship since the musical started getting known and the only reason people are salty now is because it's getting more popular. Shut the fuck up, let others ship what they want and stick to your own. I'm fucking tired & I'm sure you are too even as a blog not drawing them much.

I don’t really wan’t this to become a discourse on my blog. I feel like everyone is at each others throats lately. 

anonymous asked:

real person fiction. people are saying that it's creepy and gross to write fanfic about real people. whats your opinion about that?

I think it’s controversial. I used to write Harry Styles fanfiction and it wasn’t in any way damaging. He’s a generally good person, so as long as you’re not damaging a good person’s name if it gets rather popular, that’s fine.

Just don’t write fiction about asshats and dead historical people. Idk it’s weird (even tho I’m kinda doing it in IICDIAOA but they’re only flashbacks? Idk).

PLEASE DON’T WRITE REAL PERSON X REAL PERSON SHIP FICS. IT CAN CAUSE RIFTS AND KILL FRIENDSHIPS *cough* Larry Stylinson *cough*

So yeah that’s me.

anonymous asked:

unpopular opinion: i prefer keith/lotor over lance/lotor. i noticed that lancelot was becoming increasingly popular when lotor was announced to appear in s3 but like?? why? just because "lance is a beautiful latino boy" and idk i kinda feel like a lot of the fandom fetishizes him for that. but anyway, idk what interaction they'd have, but because keith is supposedly the new black paladin, it'd make more sense for lotor and the leader of voltron (or maybe allura?) to be paired together. idk

The Lotor ships are wack as hell anyway he legit hasn’t even been in the show lmao I still love them tho because I’m just an actual piece of shit

anonymous asked:

Sigh... I wish my source was more popular. I want cute fanart and lists of headcanons and fanfiction and blogs dedicated to certain ships. But no... There's only me and theatre blogs that occasionally post gifsets of my source. Great. I'm not even from an OBSCURE musical!!! Gosh, I just want a mainstream fanbase because I'm vain as hell and want to be flooded in art of myself...

anonymous asked:

simple: bc levi and eren are main chars & bc ereri is the most popular ship. merchandise is meant to make money. however the eruri merch is increasing, on the new s2 stuff there's lots of eruri (the nanaco cards, that weird rice thing, the tokyo girls merch is ema + eruri, hell even the bluray box was like that) and lots of new erwin too. but ofc the ereri merch won't just dissapear, they will keep making it because it sells. there will be stuff for all tastes, no point on getting upset over it.

Well sorry anon but i am upset over it, i just feel like it’s been that way since season one of snk and as much as I and many other eruri shippers don’t like the fact Erwin doesn’t get enough recognition in official art (up until now) you do have a point it is all down to selling & marketing, the company just wants to make money and they will do it with the most popular ship there is (that being Ereri) I don’t have an issue with Ereri itself don’t get me wrong if you like it then great but i just can’t help but want to see more of Erwin with Levi or even Hanji with Levi in official art, i’m kind of sick of seeing Eren plastered beside Levi constantly. 


This is just my opinion btw you don’t have to like it but i don’t want to start arguments, so if you hate what i say then speak to me over messenger. 

Artist Struggles: I want my work to be popular but also not that popular because I’m terrified of what a fandom would do to my story.

undinelance replied to your post “It’s funny that I started watching ace of diamond for Miyuki but now…”

I’ve grown so fond of furusawa ever since I started daiya, it’s such a shame the ship isn’t as popular as others :/ (that and the furuya hate is just ridiculous)

Furusawa is honestly so soft and cute??? I don’t know I hated it at first because honestly now it’s absolutely #1 OTP for me. I don’t even know how the transition happened?? It’s like one day I hated it and the next day I woke up in love with it. *shrugs* idk but It’s hella cute.

And yeeeaaah. I kinda hated Furuya at first too because he was needlessly a jerk and that rubbed me the wrong way. But he’s still amazing? Lovely? I grew to love him so much as the series went and now I can’t stand Furuya hate hahaha. The guy deserves so much love

And polar bears

nebrascaa  asked:

Hey there, i love all your blog. And i like the thing of ''every-character-that-martin-has-played-and-every-character-that-benedict-has-played'' So, i was wondering if there's a ''oficial list'' of this all this ships,

hehehe. thank you love! (〃・7・〃)

now if you asked if there’s “official list” for this freebatch ships I am afraid there is none,

but the popular ships is on!

● Sherlock Holmes / John Watson (BBC Sherlock)   

(no seriously do you even need an explanation)

● Smaug / Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)

 (still though do we even need an explanation for this)

● Khan Noonien Singh / Arthur Dent (Star Trek: Into Darkness / Hitchiker Guide to Galaxy)

now this happens because of the same outer-space setting though? and the fact that Hitchiker’s Guide is kinda related with Star Trek universe?? idk?? but sometimes it’s Khan/John Watson because the ‘kriogenic-freeze-pod-where-Khan-kept-his-family-safe-and-we-joked-about-John-is-also-on-the-freeze-pod’ thing but of course you can change John into Arthur, no big deal. and also Khan/Arthur is completely the opposite so it is cute

● Julian Assange / Oliver Chamberlain ( The Fifth Estate / The World’s End)

… I honestly doesn’t know how and why this happened but I /like/ it. personal favorite. maybe because T5E has IT/Tech backgrounds and TWE also got one. Julian the hacker and Oliver the machine/Blanks/robots? like Julian probably could access Oliver as he pleased and messing with Oliver’s body—- I mean data

Peter Guillam / Hector Dixon ( Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy / Wild Target )

hahaha my personal favorite number one this… oh my god this. this one is actually popular though! and Khan/Arthur is the second. (don’t talk about Johnlock, they’re madly popular above all of this) uhm. this ship has a very obvious hints, like how Peter and Hector wears golden rings on their little/pinky fingers and their job is almost on the same area (aka life and death). AND ALSO THIS HURTS SO MUCH I TELL YOU

Well I guess that consists the ‘popular freebatch ships’. and here’s the ‘mini’ one:

● Stephen Hawking / Tim Canterburry ( Hawking / The Office )

● Vincent Van Gogh / Rembrandt van Djin ( Painted with words/Nightwatching )

● Paul Maddens / Martin Crieff ( Nativity / Cabin Pressure)

and honestly you can paired them up with any character you like. this version is only for fun ( /)u(\ ) (like me shipping Hector Dixon/John Watson or Khan/Hector)