The thing that’s honestly hilarious about aggressive and moralistic anti shipping movements is that it literally does not matter at all.
Nobody outside of a very niche bubble and a small number of people even remotely gives a shit. They pour all this time and energy into something that absolutely nobody in the real world outside of the Internet gives a flying fuck about. It would be sad if it wasn’t so funny.
i honestly get so frustrated seeing karamels being like “omg he made her breakfast in bed!!!! so abusive *sarcasm* lmaooo @ antis!!”
because guess what? abusers aren’t abusive 24/7. my mum also cooks me really delicious meals and tells me she loves me every now an then, but that doesn’t change the fact that she hits me and acts like she owns me and guilt trips and manipulates and silences and yells at me basically every single day. not always all at once and sometimes really subtly, but she still does it. just like mon el. so can you please stop invalidating and making fun of abuse victims?
this is not intended to be hateful in any way, i’m literally just trying to get y’all to understand our point of view and stop treating this as some kind of joke.
shance hc that lance has always had a crush on shiro, but he crushes on a lot of people, so it wasn’t a big deal at the garrison. he was pretty distraught over shiro’s disappearance, because thinking about someone so bright and so nice being gone was awful.
so when they actually start working together as a team for voltron, lance is like ‘it’s fine, it’s fine’– he maintained his crush at the garrison just fine and it’s not like he’d ping shiro’s radar anyway. he sighs longingly after him and laments to hunk about how good (and ridiculously hot) shiro is, but rebukes anything hunk says to him about doing something about it, god hunk, worst advice ever.
so it’s all great, he’s doing good, voltron is doing good and then, to his absolute horror, shiro flirts with him. at least, he thinks that he’s flirting with him? he can’t really tell!! is the thing!!! maybe he’s projecting, yeah, that’s totally what’s happening. whew.
except… it happens again. and again. and lance. can’t. deal.
everything that lance thought was cute about shiro before is magnified x100. shiro smiles? lance is jello. shiro smiles at lance? his head rushes and his face flushes completely red, right up to the tips of his ears. when he watches shiro walk or move or talk, he feels weak. he can’t control his heartbeat. it’s stressing him out.