so i noticed you said you like paperhat, how do you feel about everyone that says its abusive? if you get more into the fandom, would you avoid that part of the ship and stay in the fluffy side?
I’m actually really glad you asked this!
What I’m going to start off by saying, is with cartoons and fiction, I think there is a bog difference between slapstick humor, and violence and abuse.
For example, Black Hat is defined as the major villain, so of course he’s going to be a total jerk. But the way it’s portrayed is humorous and light.
That’s what makes the difference with fiction, ESPECIALLY cartoons! It all has to do with the light and seriousness in which you convey it. Because these characters aren’t real, and can’t feel, it’s up to us as the viewer to determine how they feel. That all has to do with the tone.
A tone like this:
The colors, the animation, the character reaction. It all conveys dark and serious. Making the viewer see it as abuse, not slapstick humor. You feel bad for Pacifica in a more serious way. It’s “how awful…” it’s not “LMAO that’s terrible!!”
Meanwhile a tone like this:
although it’s violent, the tone and scheme make it slapstick. Therefor the audience views it as light and humorous so there’s no bad effect. This is how we would react “LMAO how terrible!!!” This differentiates it from abuse.
Anyway, this is just how I see it. i don’t want to step on any toes or make people angry, but in my time as a creative, writing and animating and character design, this is what I see. Now of course if anything happens in Villainous that makes me see it as abuse (negative light), I’m not going to be able to help but stop shipping it.
So if the fandom gets too in depth about this and starts hating on the ship for X, Y and Z. I’m just going to steer clear.
Also I think it would be cute to see Black Hat have a bit of a soft side just for Flug, but that’s just me being me!