There is always those ships out there that you have nothing against. You may not ship it but you don’t mind it. You wouldn’t have hard feelings about it if it were to become canon…but then you get introduced to its shippers and can’t help notice that every post made by them is nothing but hostility to others and filled with so much immaturity you’re torn between wanting to reply to it or not, but you don’t want to feel as if you are arguing with a ten year old. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I know some of you like to instigate and start arguments just to put other people down, but all you’re really doing is hurting your ship by forcing people to hate it. I can’t tell you how many ships I’m now disgusted with just because of its awful following. Please stop hating and be a little nicer, if not for your ship then at least for yourself.
Damian Wayne problem 8,783: Your best friend and girlfriend hate each other and are jealous of the time you spend with the other. She also ships you with your best friend and is responsible for approximately 47.4% of the current slash fiction about you two, and has been since you were Robin and squeaky voiced.
Damian Wayne problem 2,445: SuperBat fan fiction is the most popular pairing in the universe and has been since before you were born. You hadn’t even met the new Superboy and there was already slash fiction about the two of you. You want to blame Drake for this, but know it’s your father’s fault.
When your ship isn’t the most popular ship in the fandom.
a.k.a me being salty
Searching for fanfictions of any ship other than ereri can be really frustrating. As for some reason, writers feel the need to tag every side ship in their work, whenever it’s a past relationship or even an implied relationship.
from my experience this is how searching for top fics goes:
Oh you want some eruri? here have this ereri fic featuring Erwin Smith as Levi’s evil ex, instead.
IS eremin what you are looking for? nope. but consider this,ereri with a sprinkle of one sided-eremin.
Looking for Yumikuri ? how about this 500k+long ereri fic where yumikuri is briefly mentioned. (same as basically every other ship in the fandom)
I have nothing against these typical portrayals of characters in fictions, it’s really not my point. I simply don’t see the need to tag side ships, it only makes people’s life harder.
Remember when the Batjokes fandom used to be one of the nicest fandom and new people were always amazed to see there was no drama here and that we were just a bunch of shippers enyoying Bats and Joker together and no one was shitting on what version the others liked better?
Is it bad to say I don’t like it?? I mean, I don’t HATE it, but it isn’t something I would wanna draw or go out of my way to find fan art or fan fiction for. Like, if I find it on my dash, I won’t immediately unfollow the person, I’m just not a fan. Don’t get me wrong, I love Hunk, just not with Keith and Lance.
I’ve been trying to look for nice Shance fics to read but came across a problem I’m sure some of you encountered as well… Half the tag is either Shklance, some other poly or past Shance with some other ship as the main. So I took initiative and filtered out all the main Shiro and Lance ships I could think of, and created the filtered tag where Shance is 99% the only Shiro/Lance ship mentioned.
***Unfortunately, this process has probably eliminated fics where one of the ships above is in the past and the main is Shance, and I am sorry for all the authors of these fics. I have nothing against any of the ships I filtered out, the only thought I had in mind was easier search for Shance exclusive content. From 620 fics, we went down to 366, and I think that number alone is evidence to how much this filtered search was needed.