“Yes, the Meta Human Thesis, more likely than not, these exceptional beings live among us. The basis of our myths, Gods among men
upon our little blue planet here. You don’t have to use the silver
bullet. But if you forge one. Well then. We don’t have to depend on the
kindness of monsters.” - Lex Luthor
it’s ‘These two would be great together’ or
‘This is cute, why not?’
Or, mostly, ‘These two deserve each
other’ whether you mean it in a nice way or a bad way.
Here’s what I’ve observed:
basically starts as us seeing chemistry between two characters, feeling
that they have great potential. Potential for what? For anything
The potential to:
Complete each other? (Ladynoir)
To make for an
interesting story? (Drarry)
To be good for each other? (Stucky)
To balance each other out
with their differences? (McKirk)
Or that they simply make sense based on:
History (Stucky) / (Clintasha)
From then it can branch out to just liking the dynamic, the idea
of them, even if it doesn’t lead to a happily ever after or a happily
ever anything. This is where ‘problematic’ ships come into the play.
Now, let’s discuss the biggest question –
When is it Shipping and when is it Fetishizing?
We have a big fetishizing problem in fandom in general, and that’s different from having a fetish. It centers around dehumanizing and depersonalizing people, making them out to only be their mental illness, sexuality or just their appearance. Let’s discuss!