Okay. Now I’m annoyed.
HEY YOU. YES, YOU. I FUCKING SAW THAT.
Don’t give somebody grief because they have a different take on a character than you’d prefer. Yes, their favourite is problematic.
SO IS YOURS. EVERYBODY’S FAVOURITE IS “PROBLEMATIC” ON SOME LEVEL. ANYBODY WHO DISAGREES IS LYING TO THEMSELVES.
Stories are made by human hands, so they’ll never be a perfect shining beacon of unproblematic goodness. That would be a story without conflict, and you know what kind of story that is? BORING.
Don’t tell somebody they should “stop” doing the fandom thing that makes them happy. They know the difference between fantasy and reality.
Here’s a thing that should be stopped: STOP GIVING MY MUTUALS A HARD TIME. The point was already made and we all agree to disagree, so let’s not belabour it, okay?
Don’t use a minor disagreement on the subject of canon as an excuse to bully someone. Because, in doing so, you’re choosing something that literally does not exist in our world over REAL people with actual feelings.
And to my mutuals: Don’t you DARE stop doing your own thing. And don’t let anybody make you feel bad, or make you question if it’s worth it. IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY, IT’S WORTH IT. The world would be less colourful without your contributions.