I swear the hate on gay ships needs to stop

Stop it. Just stop it. In nearly all discussions I’ve had with people about a homosexual ship, I get the response “Not all male/male friends are in love”. No shit Sherlock. Not all male/female friends are in love either.

Stop throwing your homophobic shit at people. Accept the fact gay ships exist, and that they are sometimes in fact canon. Just because I ship two males (and this applies to females too of course) doesn’t mean I’m a “Yaoi obsessed fangirl”.

Person A just got home from a long day at work.

Person B ran up to A yelling in excitement at their lover being home.

Person A had no energy to deal with B, and was ready to fake it out to not make B sad.

As soon as B got close enough and about to jump into A’s arms, they stopped, and realized that A just wasn’t up from incessant energy.

Person B just smiled softly and took A’s coat and bag, set them down, and took A over to the couch to snuggle.

EXTRA: Person B was quietly talking about their day to distract A, until they both slowly fell asleep. Still cuddled with each other.

Homophobic people
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Person:</b> *sees a canon gay ship, confirmed canon by the author, hinted many times in the story* ew why do people always have to make two guys romantic while they're not. Can't two guys just be friends???<p/><b>Same person:</b> *sees a hetero ship without any signs of romance at all, author confirmed male is not interested in women* they're canon.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>

Person A was outside; weaving a crown out of daisies from their lawn.

Person B walked up to their home, saw A in the grass, and sat down next to them.

A soon leant against B and started up a new crown once finishing their own.

About 20 minutes of peaceful silence later, A reached up and gently set the newly finished crown on B's head.

B then picked up the discarded first one and set it on A’s head.

Person B laid down on the grass, while A settled down comfortably on top of them. Once settled they both started staring up at the floating clouds.

EXTRA: A soon fell asleep, and B gently stroking their hair, taking in the rare, but beautiful, silence.

So, in Tsubasa Caractere Chronicle, Mokona describes Kurogane and Fay as “veeery close friends”… which sounds suspiciously like there’s more to it. Mokona uses the phrase to describe the relationships between other characters, too, but in those cases it’s a simple, direct statement. You can see the term (仲良し nakayoshi) used here as well (toward Sakura), without any hidden meaning:

(Literally the term means “relationship [is] good” and refers to people who get along well.)

It’s also used here, from Watanuki to Mokona. As you can see, neither case contains Mokona’s giggles or an emphasis (“veeery”), let alone hearts.

Speaking of which: If you compare the different relationship charts, you’ll see that, while Mokona often says that someone “really loves” (大好き daisuki) other person, hearts are not always used. Most hearts can be seen in Mokona’s self-analysis, all in relation to the people who love Mokona… But other than that, hearts are used only on two charts: Syaoran’s, toward Sakura… and Kurogane’s, toward Fay. (Kurogane and Fay also appear on only two charts each – toward Mokona and toward each other.)

But even beyond the hearts and the declaration of their close relationship, Tsubasa Caractere Chronicle offers another interesting detail. And like so many moments between Kurogane and Fay in the manga itself, the detail is somewhat subtle but very unambiguous. And, once again, it’s a Tomoyo who provides this insight. (Bless those girls!)

In her assessment of the furisode, Tomoyo mentions that it is “strangely radiating sex appeal”… And the term used there (色気 iroke) really does mean “sex appeal” (“sensuality” or “eroticism” are also possible translations). Given the historical symbolism of a man wearing a furisode (that he’s a warrior’s lover), there’s really no denying that the outfit was deliberately chosen to mean exactly what we always knew it meant. Here’s our proof!

Interestingly, the image of Fay in his furisode and the image of Kurogane in his crescent-moon-design kimono used here are from the exact same panel (found at the end of chapter 180, volume 23). Moreover, Tomoyo mentions that they both look very good in these distinctively Japanese clothes… Is this foreshadowing their future in Nihon together? I certainly hope so <3