Percabeth, as a ship, it's a Hetero ship. but that doesn't means that Percy and Annabeth, as individuals, are straight, they could be bi/pan/poli/etc. but people often portrays them as Hetero. is that what you're saying? JKFHAK i'm just a confused person. (excuse my english jshdk) (also, I'm really sorry if this is messy, I suck at redaction)
alright it’s okay i’ll actually elaborate…i just get Tired and frustrated and sometimes it’s difficult to tell who is actually asking/curious and who is being obnoxious
what i mean by Painfully Hetero is this:
heterosexuality and hetero couples, in real life, but more specifically in fiction (bc fiction carries over to real life and obviously fiction is written by real life people), are a basket case of sexist and heterosexist tropes. they are put into these bad, boring, sexist dynamics and fall into these overly cliched patterns of behavior that are boring, which i am very much sick of seeing forced into percabeth when we could actually be having a lot more fun with them as a couple.
Annoying Hetero Dynamics exist bc they’re sexist tropes repackaged in a romantic relationship, honestly. the most annoying ones that come to mind (particularly in fanon percabeth):
weird passive aggressive “teasing” dynamic where people can’t just like…admit that they love each other and enjoy each other’s company. they’re always putting each other down to…save face? be “teasing” and trying too hard to be ~~~cute~~~ and…i don’t even honestly know bc i find it weird and unappealing. and sexist!! woman becomes a “nagging wife / crazy girlfriend / ball and chain” for voicing any kind of valid criticism of her male partner, man is allowed to behave disrespectfully and dismissively towards his female partner (just watch a sitcom. any sitcom.)
always talking about how In Love they are but never actually shown like….. enjoying each other’s company. their love story doesn’t actually make a whole lot of narrative sense, we rarely see them doing anything other than having sex or staring into each other’s eyes or almost dying for each other. sexist, usually, because it just makes man appear obsessive and creepy and the woman usually becomes wildly out of character bc she’s not actually getting anything out of the relationship and we all can’t explain what she sees in him. (kara and mon-el, bella and edward, stereotypical YA dystopian novels, quite honestly han and leia like i love them too but…cmon)