Just a quick reminder for people new and old to fandoms.
You do not owe someone an explaination for shipping something
You do not need to defend your ship
You do not need to prove your ship is ‘healthy’ in order to ship it
You do not need to ship healthy ships
You do not need to ship hetero, gay, or queer ships that satisfy some quota of diversity for the fandom
You do not have to ship at all
And on the flip side:
Do not try to harm others
Do not tell others they need to harm or kill themselves
Do not cross post your hate
Do not forget to tag NSFW items as people browse while on a work network
Do not post your long fics without putting it under a cut. Some people use mobile and this is really hard for them to scroll, or use text to speech
In the end, ship what you want, don’t ship what you don’t want to ship, and be courteous to one another. And as a last piece of advice, don’t focus on your notp. Post your ships instead and build up what you love, not what you hate.