Thank you so much for that post of yours mentioning Anzu prefering Atem wasn't equal a negative judgment on her. I was so tired of seeing some stories that label her as bitch if she so much as basically expresses her right to have her own feelings in not returning yugi's feelings. Btw I'm curious: what are your views on the whole love triangle revolving around Yugi, Anzu and Atem in canon? What do you think about it?
Oh my goodness, no problem, Anon! I can never spend enough time defending Anzu, particularly on the topic that her romantic preferences do not equal her worth. Goodness gracious- How she treats people should always outweigh who she likes in assessing her as a person.
But my gosh… if you want me to assess the triangle between those three, we should first make some things clear on my OTHER opinions on the characters/ships:
Puzzleshipping is my die hard OTP.
Peachshipping I low-key ship depending on the presentation or scenario.
Revolutionshipping is… I kind of place it close to Prideshipping in my mind, actually. In both cases, I really appreciate Anzu/Kaiba’s feelings for Atem, the role their feelings play in their personal arcs, and their dynamics with Atem in general. I also think Atem cares deeply for both in some capacity. But in both, it just, doesn’t ‘do’ anything for me, for lack of a better word. And while I might like to explore the emotions in writings at times, I’m rarely drawn to them as active ships.
I also tend to see/write Yuugi as bisexual (with a preference/stronger awareness of liking girls), Atem as demisexual, and Anzu as heterosexual.
These views definitely affect my opinions on the Anzu/Atem/Yuugi love triangle, and it’s better I just acknowledge that than claim I’m unbiased.
But let’s do this. (Get ready for a text wall)