Don’t ever let the antis get you down. Don’t ever let anyone take away the joy that this is real and actually happening. Our ship is (and will continue to be) canon. It’s going to be canon! After seven years. Some of you just saw the light lol, and some of you have been shipping this since season 1 or even longer, for decades. It doesn’t matter; we all ship it, we’ve all done our waiting, and now we’re finally going to be rewarded.
Don’t let anyone tell you that the relationship is too rushed or the characters don’t have chemistry or Jon is just playing Daenerys to get her army and will betray her. Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for shipping this or let the antis ruin this moment for us.
Because we deserve this. The characters deserve it too obviously, but we deserve it just as much. We’re the ones who obsessed over the show for years, who wrote metas and drew fan art and wrote fics and drummed up support and refused to let the ship die, no matter what. We’re the ones who stayed strong even though it took seven years for our faves to meet onscreen. We’re the ones who fought antis and had to ignore character hate and we did it. WE DID IT. And now I for one am going to celebrate and I suggest that you all do the same. Because I’m proud of us, and I’m so honored to consider myself one of you.
Maybe you were here from the beginning. Maybe you just jumped on the bandwagon last episode. Maybe you read the first book when it came out and fell in love with the characters, or maybe the first book is older than you are. Maybe you’ve been a closet shipper. Maybe you just haven’t been really active in the community. Who knows-maybe there are some of you out there who were antis at one point?
It doesn’t matter. Jonerys is going to be canon and no matter what anyone says, nothing changes that. So let’s celebrate! Spam the tag with your edits, your jokes, your fics, your reactions. Spread the joy. Yeah, there are some people who don’t agree with us-but whatever. They don’t matter.
But our ship? That does.
I have to say I’ve never been part of a shipping community before. Hell, this is my first social media account. I don’t have anything else to compare this to. But what I’ve done this summer, when this blog has been up and running…the people I’ve talked to, everything I’ve written, the fact that my writing sideblog to this blog has over 1.5k followers? It’s surreal. It’s like being part of a community. More than that, it’s like being part of a family. And I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.
So embrace it. Embrace this moment, embrace this season, because this is what we’ve waited so long for. And don’t let anyone-anyone tell you otherwise, because you’re on a pretty damn great ship with some pretty amazingly talented people. Raise a glass to this ship and don’t worry about the antis. This is our day and they’re not allowed to ruin it.
“You know, the strange thing is, I… I should be with Billy. Until most recently, I’m quite certain I would have been. Unbothered by the idea of trading your life for the rest of the crew’s. And yet, for some reason, right now I am bothered by it. But I understand it. I understand the allure of ensuring that no one will ever think you the villain you fear you are. What a waste it seems to me, knowing it doesn’t have to be this way. Knowing the man who talked me into giving a shit about this crew… why, he could talk those people out there into anything. If he wanted to.”
what I love about the defenders is that they really are out there comparing Jessica feelings for Trish // Luke feelings for Claire (re: What about the ones you still love? The nurse? The woman on the radio) and then comparing Trish feelings for Jessica // Karen feelings for Matt (re: It’s complicated, he’s a good friend. Jessica’s a good friend too… she’s the stuff that will last forever) It’s gloriously beautiful because if you see them as platonic, they’re saying their love is as strong as significant as those romantic ones; and if you see them as romantic, that’s some real quality gay shit here and I live for both. Jessica and Trish are absolutely beautiful in every single way, because no matter how you see them, they’re each other’s number one