katrina and ichabod are already married

anonymous asked:

hello, do you mind me asking what happened with sleepy hollow? I only watched the first season lol

not at all! okay so first off, congratulations on escaping the train wreck early. second, there was a shitload of bs happening behind the scenes, 99% of which we are still in the dark about. the rest is under a cut bc damn.

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People who say that if Abbie were in a relationship with Ichabod it would stunt her growth..

But don’t say a word about Katrina being a literal plot device and the fact that her relationship with Ichabod literally cannot go anywhere at this point..

anonymous asked:

This is kind of off topic, but what do you think of the adultery aspect of the Ichabbie ship? I love Ichabbie, I definitely ship them, and I don't ship Ichabod/Katrina at all (they're just so meh), but I admit the adultery thing does make me a little uncomfortable. I'm afraid to talk about this bc I don't want to be accused of being racist (I'm not; I'd be uncomfortable with this in any ship, I just can't really stop myself from shipping ichabbie).

I’ve always hated and been uncomfortable with shipping married people (both in and out of their marriage tbh - shipping two people who are married to each other is just boring and never works for me, but that’s beside the point) - rooting for the end of a marriage feels a little ghoulish, no matter how little I think about the custom on the whole, and I don’t really enjoy that “taudry affair” aspect - while I may find the angst of it a little hot if I turn my brain off for a while, it only works briefly and when reality sets in I’m back to “eww no”. The only time I’m ever for it on shows is if it’s resolved quickly (couple meets, one of them is married but as soon as they realize they’re in love the married person divorces without a bunch of dawdling and then everything’s cool) but it being TV that’s rarely the case. 

Luckily though that’s not the problem with Ichabbie for me. I’ve been insistent on wanting them to remain platonic until Ichabod’s marriage to Katrina plays itself out, as I feel it will and must both in terms of in the story and for the sake of the show. I don’t want Ichabbie to even really realize - suspect maybe but not fully and truly realize - that they have feelings for each other beyond the deep affection of a close friendship and respect for each other as partners and fellow warriors, until Katrina is out of the picture. I want this for the integrity of the Ichabbie ship, for the … romance, I guess?, of it - I want their story to be theirs and not tangled up in Ichatrina any more than it already is.

From an anti-racist perspective there would be something powerful and important in having the white male lead leave his white wife for the black female lead, in having him choose Abbie over Katrina, and I do want that too in a way, but I worry it would end up backfiring on Abbie. I just don’t have enough faith in people to think they wouldn’t totally put that on Abbie, that they wouldn’t make her out to be a “man-stealer” or “temptress”, that she wouldn’t recieve even more hate if that happened and she’s already getting way too much. And again, while I don’t feel too strongly about marriage myself, I think this would be less of an issue/worry if Ichabod wasn’t married so since he is I lean towards the “in due time” scenario. 

Right now there is no adultery to speak of. Even ignoring the fact that Ichatrina isn’t even technically married (as they’re both legally dead and have each been technically dead in different ways) since they both consider themselves married, nothing untoward has happened between Ichabbie, nothing that constitutes adultery. I suppose you can argue emotional adultery in that there are some un-platonic feelings brewing there, but they’re still deeply buried and completely unacted upon and they’re both oblivious to them. 

So I say ship, ship but with patience - ship and enjoy the slow burn of it. It’s hard to pace yourself (I’ve always been terrible at it and am baffled I’m even going for it now, but idk, maybe I’m finally maturing with age?) and just enjoy watching the first sparks of a potential relationship without yelling “JUST BONE ALREADY” at the screen, but that’s what fanfic is for! Meanwhile we can revel in how deeply they care about each other and how much they need in each other, how incredibly close they’ve gotten so incredibly fast. There’s so much trust and love and affection and respect there, it’s a great foundation for them to build a relationship on once the time is right. And we’re getting so many shippy moments, without rushing forward, and that’s the perfect way to do a ship imo. I can go slow, as long as we see them together and they keep being cute together. (Although I wouldn’t mind a fakeout/dream/doesn’t-count-kiss sometime this season. I’m not THAT patient.)

Best of all, they already kinda act/function like a couple without the making out, and that is the type of ship where the writers can (if they’re smart and don’t panic) just put them together eventually without the dynamic of the show really changing dramatically. If/when Ichabbie gets together, it’ll basically be like they are now but with kissing - there’s no need to worry about the dreaded mythical (and completely bogus) Moonlighting Curse, as long as they don’t freak out.