I’ve gotten a couple messages about keeping speculation to private messages and not shipping and/or speculating publicly that I want to address here because I think it needs to be said. first of all. I basically have stopped shipping publicly but not out of choice. I was forced to. and it fucking sucks, let me tell you. I wouldn’t wish it on any shipper. You have no idea how badly I want to come back (and I will be back) fully like it was before this whole mess happened. Second of all, do you notice that because a lot of us have stopped talking that tumblr is now boring as hell? At least my dash is and that’s not meant as an insult to the people I follow at all. I think a lot of shippers have gone underground out of fear and that makes me really sad. It shouldn’t be that way nor should it ever have come to be that way. Shipping is meant to be fun and we’re meant to be able to speculate without consequence. other ships do it, why can’t we? so while I’ve taken a big step back, I don’t mean for this to be forever and I don’t think we should have our voices silenced just because some people are watching. That’d be really really sad and it’s not the way I choose to live my life, both online and off - being silenced by those who have more money than me or who can scream insults louder than I can (see also: America’s political climate at the moment). That doesn’t make them powerful, that makes them gross and pitiful. So, as long as you feel safe, why not say fuck it and ship however YOU want? That’s why you joined tumblr, isn’t it? You joined because you were looking for a place to ship and have fun and for a community. Why let some assholes in suits or behind anonymous faces stop you?
anyway. I needed to get that off my chest. I think it’s unfair and ridiculous to ask anyone to silence their opinions out of fear or what have you. I didn’t make this blog to sit back and not express my opinions nor did I end up with almost 3600 followers because I kept my mouth shut. so fuck the patriarchy! be a shipper! :)