im sorry im really salty right now but i have to go on a gd rant bc im????
this fandom is so violently against thinking outside the lovesquare it’s crazy. go through every ship you can think of, count the amount of content in the tags for each, and then come back to me if you don’t believe me
like first off let’s start with the f/f ships
by far the most popular two are julerose and chlolya, a.k.a. ships that don’t include mari and don’t mess with the lovesquare
and before you pull the whole “oh but their dynamic is better”
chlonette and chlolya are both rivals to lovers ships in their simplest form. so why is chlolya more popular?
alyanette and julerose are both friends to lovers ships in their simplest form. so why is julerose more popular?
it takes clawing through alyanette, chlonette, lilanette, etc. tags to find content, meanwhile chlolya and julerose are everywhere bc they’re “safe ships”
this one’s even funnier bc mlm ships in this fandom are practically nonexistent
the most “popular” ones are adrinino and adrinath, but guess why you barely see content for them?
the only reason they’re more popular than kim/max is bc they either involve the main characters, or they involve nath (the only background character that people seem to give a shit about for reasons unknown????)
oh and it gets better bc let’s talk about het ships that don’t get any love
i’ve seen marinath used so damn often as a means to an end for lovesquare shippers. like if i had a dollar for every time i saw marinath used as a way for adrien to be jealous/confess his feelings, i could buy a fucking condo
nino x marinette? alya x adrien? no?
yeah. figured. kinda makes the lovesquare impossible, right?
the best part about this is that when you check which pairings get useless comments tagged on about ‘oh are you guys serious?’ ‘yeah but they’re just friends?’ ‘this pairing would never work’ and ‘x person loves y so they can’t possibly like z,’ do you know which ones you’ll see more often than not?
pairings that include adrien or marinette
im tired of seeing people be dismissive of alyanette, adrinino, and ninette. i’m tired of having to literally claw through the tags for chlonette or lilanette. im tired of seeing artists and writers get tens of thousands of notes on their lovesquare art and struggle to get 200 notes on art with pairings that disrupt the lovesquare.
it’s disheartening. it’s annoying. it’s isolating. and it feels like a lot of people don’t even care so i guess im done
is born into a shitty socioeconomic situation and forced to steal to survive from a young age, dropping out of his education early
grows up on some of the poorest streets in one of the most crime-ridden cities in america
has a father who is a criminal and has spent time in prison at least once during jason’s life only to disappear without a trace before jason is a teenager
has a mother who is addicted to drugs and is forced to look after her before she dies before he is a teenager
is finally taken in by a rich guy and given economic stability…only to be enlisted as a junior vigilante in a war against crime under the weight of his predecessor’s legacy with a legal guardian who doesn’t seem to realise that punching people in the face is not adequate therapy for a traumatised child
tries desperately to succeed at school whilst being a good robin, but ends up lonely and mostly friendless
tries desperately to incarcerate a serial sex offender and rescue his traumatised victim only for her to commit suicide because of said sex offender and for jason to find her body
his unchecked emotional issues become exacerbated to the point where he completely disregards his own safety and life whilst fighting crime
discovers that his biological mother is still alive and goes looking for her in the hope of having family, and upon finding her immediately trusts her and confesses that he is secretly robin whilst attempting to save her from the joker’s blackmailing…only for her to hold him at gunpoint and hand him to the joker on a silver platter
is brutally tortured half to death before having what was left of his broken body blown to hell by a bomb
comes back to life…buried alive and still carrying injuries from the explosion, forced to dig himself out of his coffin with his bare hands before being hit by a fucking car and spending a year in a coma, before wandering the streets for another year as a virtually braindead homeless person
has his higher functions restored in the lazarus pit and discovers that the madman who destroyed his life and countless others is still alive, causing jason to experience an emotional breakdown from which he is forced to recover alone
I don’t mean to freak anyone out, but I read all of the tags that come up when one of my imagines is reblogged. And I mean all of them. And I just want to say thank you to every single one. Every kind word that comes up, every little message. Tagging it to leave a simple comment, to make sure one of your friends sees it, or even if just to better organize your Tumblr. I get so cheesed about every single one. Because I am a softie. And extremely easy to get excited.
Just wanted to let you guys know, and to give proper thanks.
And hey, thanks for reading. It feels good to know that my writing is actually getting some notice. It really humbles someone to know that their writing is our there, being analyzed or hopefully appreciated. And it excites me to know I have you out there reading this and any of my imagines. So thank you, everyone. People who just scroll, people who like, people who reblog, people who tag, people who message and reply. I see my regulars and I see newcomers. One of my favorites is to see someone going down my blog and appreciating even the imagines I wish I could delete out of sheer embarassment of how I wrote back then and the creative liberties I took on Dark.
do i have your attention yet?? good!! have you eaten and drank some water already?? please go do so if you haven’t!! it’ll just take you a few moments to do that and there! don’t forget to eat your meds too if you have any!!
have you also had enough rest?? if you haven’t, take a few minutes of napping before you go back to what you’re doing! let your body soak up some more energy.
are you looking for some good words to hear? here it is!! you’re doing good so far, pal, even if things arent looking good right now, you’re still trying to go forward with what strength you have. im impressed!!! im so proud!! and you’re going to get through this (๑و•̀ω•́)و i believe in you!!!