i love being a shipper. I love watching ppl fall in love. EVERYWHERe. I wanna see ‘em fall in love in space & in castles & in apocalypse. on boats & in Bogota. GIVE ME SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE & SLEEPLESS IN SEOUL. bring me love stories from Antarctica and Atlanta and Australia. space pirates falling in love. witches falling in love. scientists, chefs, teachers, all fallin in love. i wanna see fairies & lawyers in kooky love stories. alllll the stories about people who hate each other and then tacitly come to agreements and then become friends and then LOVAHS. best friends who didn’t know they were in love & random strangers who go through wild misunderstandings before they reach “DUDE I LOVE YOU” Ppl who used to be in love but then life took over, stuff went sideways, years went by, then they run into each other and wow stuff happens NOW THEY FALL IN LOVE AGAIN.
ANYWAYS I’m gonna drown myself in messy relationships, neat relationships, sweet ones, tragic ones. PHEW I LOVE WATCHING PPL FALL IN LOVE
And it’s not because I glorify unhealthy relationships. I can’t speak for every shipper, but for me?
It’s because of hope. Now, let me explain:
I identify with LeFou and his love for Gaston. I was there once. I was in love with a girl I thought was my best friend. She knew of my feelings for her and used that to get me to do anything she wanted. And I gladly did. Until I finally saw what was happening.
So, why would I want to relive that through the story arc of fictional characters? Because in fandom you can FIX IT. And that can be pretty damn cathartic.
There’s a parallel in the storyline and the new film portrayed it beautifully. Gaston and Adam were the same; it’s just Adam was turned into a physical representation of the monster he was. Let’s not forget, it took years for him to become human again.
So we saw what happens to a man like that with the opportunity to change and without (not to mention the extreme it takes to reach that level of change). Even when I was a child, seeing the cartoon for the first time in the theaters, I saw Gaston as a character that was overcompensating for something. I just never realized what. Thus he received my sympathy as opposed to my disdain.
This film also represents Gaston and LeFou’s relationship in a far less physically abusive light than the cartoon. As well as more of a friendship, as opposed to the far more pathetic animated dynamic.
It’s the possibility for redemption that I see, a possibility that sadly, for many people, is never actualized. And in Gaston’s case, he is one of them.
So, I don’t ship abuse, I ship possible redemption. Because to some degree, those of us who struggled to come to terms with our sexuality, can see a little bit of ourselves in not only LeFou, but in Gaston as well. And ultimately, we want there to be hope for all of us.
I have an idea/question, because I’ve seen Elriel lots on my dash and it got me thinking (and because I am tired as shit of couples everywhere): I want Elain and Lucien to be mates but of the best friend quality.
First, because what Lucien needs is a friend, he needs to learn what friendship means before throwing him into a relationship and Elain needs a break to rationalize what the fuck happened but mostLY MY SMOL GINGER ONE NEEDS A PROPER BFF.
So omg can’t you imagine Elain braiding Lucien’s hair while she talks to him of Azriel and Lucien is like first world shipper of them and goes “omg woman just kiss him.” Lucien using his cunning little head to set them up. Lucien and Cassian being bros and shipping elriel like mad. Lucien getting excited when he sees shadows because “omg he is here my ship is sailing.”. Lucien using court politics to bring Elain to the Night Court and when she talks to him about it he is there checking his hair for split ends being the suavest wingman going “I have no idea what you are talking about”
also excuse you but lUCIeN AND TARQUIN EVERYONE????
Scott has been listening to his best friend talk about his love for Lydia Martin since third grade. Can you imagine the pride and happiness he feels to see his best friend finally being with the girl he’s always loved, who has somehow become his other best friend in the world? Scott McCall’s best friend brought Lydia Martin into his life as well and now both of his best friends are in love. Scott McCall, the biggest Stydia shipper, must be so freaking happy to see the two of them finally together after all this time. Hearing Lydia talk about her love for Stiles must blow his mind after seeing Stiles pine after her for so long and now it’s real, true, adult love between both of them. Wow.
Grace may be straight, but she definitely wasn’t in Don’t Look Back
So yeah, I’m on the train and am gonna write the thing.
I was rewatching the Gracevas parts of Don’t Look Back last night, and knowing now that Grace is straight, I was struck by how not straight she acted in the movie. Yes, I am a shipper, so of course I’m going to want to see things that point to my ship. But if you know anything about Grace as a character, so many of her actions are firmly NOT platonic in DLB.
So first, we know Grace is weird about physical affection. In Next Class season 2, she is shown to hesitant to hug Maya, her best friend, and ultimately only hugs her because Maya wants to. Even their hug at the end of season 1 was mostly one-sided on Maya’s end, with Grace looking awkward. But with Zoe, someone she barely knows? They roll around in the grass together and hold hands for the entire car ride.
Hell, in the scene where they have lunch together, Grace casually touches Zoe’s shoulder as she gets up to refill their drink. Who does that with their friend? I don’t, and I’m a pretty affectionate person. Grace would never.
And their whole conversation about love, staring into each other’s eyes and talking about how falling in love is as scary and exciting as a roller coaster. Has Grace EVER had a conversation so mushy with anyone else? Also Grace was talking from experience, so if she wasn’t falling for Zoe then who was she talking about? Oh, and “Careful, you might be the one in love with me”, HOW IS THAT NOT FLIRTING?
And then there was Grace’s jealousy over Zoe hanging out with Miles. Sure, it can be written off as Grace just not liking him, but did Grace ever care when Maya was dating him? Nope. Plus, her reactions were purely jealousy. She got annoyed at their PDA, and was really angry to have Zoe hang out with him instead of her. Sure, I would be a little annoyed if one of my best friends ditched me to hang out with her boyfriend, but I wouldn’t be THAT upset just to have them around me. And when Zoe accuses Grace of being a “lovesick lesbian”, GRACE LOOKS HURT.
And just… they became friends so fast. Grace took forever to open up to Maya, but just a couple weeks into the summer Grace was telling Zoe the summer would suck without her, and they were hanging out all the time one on one…. like I would expect that from Zoe but Grace? Never.
Like look, you don’t have to ship Gracevas, but Grace was so clearly coded as queer and having a crush on Zoe in DLB. None of her actions are consistent with her character otherwise. This isn’t even getting into everything that happened in Next Class season 1! We were being deliberately played by the writers, which is why it hurt so much when Grace was revealed to be straight. They coded her as queer, they had her play up a crush on Zoe, they had her have sex with Zoe…. and then nope! Straight. This goes so far beyond a character being ambiguous in their sexuality. The writers wanted Grace being straight to be a “plot twist”, and in doing so they severely burned their queer female fandom.
Queerbaiting hurts us, it really does. This isn’t just about fans being upset their shp didn’t happen. And I’m still so bitter. The writers have proven they are fully capable of writing brilliant stories, but they really screwed up here. They probably don’t even get it, and we’ll probably never even get an apology.
Even though I am now on Season 7 of Supernatural, I have tried to ship Destiel, but I just can’t. My best friend ships it, but I can’t bring myself to ship it.
Sorry, but that’s just how I feel. I see absolutely no reason to ship it at all. You can throw all the “evidence” or “proof” at me, but it won’t make me change my mind.
I also don’t like how a bunch of shippers tend to make Sam a cheerleader for Dean and Castiel. It annoys the crap out of me.
The show is about Sam and Dean, not Dean and Castiel.
I will not tolerate people hating the writers/actors/crew and calling them homophobic or some shit like that just because they won’t make this ship canon. It’s completely rude and disrespectful.
I will not tolerate people confusing canon and fanon. Dean is not bisexual. He has stated several times that he doesn’t swing that way and that he likes women. The crew and Jensen himself have stated that Dean is straight.
I am a proud bisexual 18-year-old girl and I will not tolerate when people continue to try and make Dean bisexual when he is not.
Do not say it is for the sake of “representation” when it clearly is not.
It is because these people want their ship to become canon and they know it will never happen. Ever.
I mean, ship it all you want, but do not threaten or force the writers/actors/crew to make it canon when it won’t. Don’t petition it to become canon either.
Please respect the writers, actors, and the crew. Do not throw fits like little two year olds because you aren’t getting what you want.
So my best friend who I never get to see is sleeping over and we start talking about Star Wars and I’m low key talking about Rey and Kylo and I said “whatever their relationship turns out to be” and she says “always shipping them together though haha” and I was just like, is this real life? You’re my best friend AND you ship Reylo, like how did I get this blessed? I’m a trash shipper and you are too and we can roll around in the trash together and be happy
that day caroline lost not only her future husband. she lost her best friend, she lost the love of her life, her happiness, her laugh, her smile. The man she loves sacrificed himself for her happiness, because thats all that matters to him, her happiness even if it doesnt include him.
I love and support byeler shippers and Mileven shippers and Jancy shippers and Stonathan shippers and Stancy shippers and jopper shippers but if you ship ched you should become my best friend right no w