without shipping war

Even though there are a lot of Reylo haters right now...

I feel like if and when Reylo becomes canon, there will be more (or possibly less) shippers out there, depending on how they execute the relationship.

Right now, Reylo shouldn’t happen (yet). If at the very start of TLJ they’re already in a relationship, that would obviously just be bad writing. The only interactions they’ve had were as rivals. Granted, there was a little bit of underlying softness and attraction between them in those interactions, but that’s clearly not enough to start a relationship.

But if Rian Johnson was to build their relationship and make people realise “hey, these people might actually be good for each other”, I’m sure the Reylo community would grow.

An example of this is Captain Swan (Emma swan x Captain Hook) from once upon a time. When they first met, Hook was a villain and Emma was the ‘saviour’, so obviously they were enemies. Although there was definitely some sexual tension between them and occasional softness, there were very few people who shipped them, especially since it looked like Emma was going to end up with Balefire (or whatever that guy’s name was). But when he became an ally and eventually a friend of Emma’s, their relationship developed and there was a bit of a love triangle between Emma, Hook and Balefire. When finally Balefire died, Emma and Hook went through a period of time where basically Hook was madly in love with her and she was just trying to act like she hated his guts even though she obviously had feelings for him too. But when Hook made a major sacrifice for her (I.e. He sold his ship so he could save her), she finally gave in to her feelings and a relationship started. By then, Captain Swan was now one of the main ships of the series and had many, many fans. A major contrast between when they first met to what they are now. This is basically how I want Reylo to go.

So what I’m saying is, although Reylo might seem unlikely and unpopular right now, as time progresses and their relationship develops, I believe more people will turn to the Reylo side, just as they did with Captain Swan.

Okay can we all just enjoy the Tokyo Ghoul series the way Ishida is writing it? Its very disappointing too see negative reactions to the recent spoilers of Tokyo Ghoul :re, this is Ishida’s story. Ishida can do whatever the hell he wants with his manga and I guess no matter what people are gonna be piss babies about it and leave the fandom because a ship they wanted wasn’t canon or whatever.

Like seriously if the spoilers here or the next chapter prove that TouKen or KenTou is canon to Ishida then so be it. Its Ishida’s story. Regardless of who Kaneki ends up with it shouldn’t matter as long as he’s happy

I keep seeing these silly posts comparing Anakin and Satine with the tags “obi-wan has a type” and let me just give you this mental image, friends:

obi-wan and padme have the same type.

au where padme survived and she and obi-wan run off and raise the twins, the two of them are out shopping for supplies and they run into a random hot powerful blonde who is throwing a temper tantrum, and they both make the same ‘mmmmm’ sound

then they look at each other with complete and utter horror as the realization kicks in.

anonymous asked:

I feel you on the whole drarry being hard to read lately because of everything happening politically and socially. Like a few years ago, I realized that if I knew Draco in real life I would seriously hate him because of his blood purity shit and everything but I adore him as a fictional character??? I know fantasy doesn't equal reality but that stuff is just way too similar to what's going on lmao every time I read something that glosses over Draco's racism now I can't do it

Yeah, same p much. I would find him really hard to forgive.

On one hand, that’s so much of what can make drarry fic interesting. How on earth can you come back from that? What can one do to earn forgiveness? What would even inspire someone to seek it?  The ethical questions underpinning H/D fic can be extraordinary and rich and amazing. Which in turn can make for amazing, moving, compelling stories.

It’s just that a lot of people ignore them? I think (and some other v wise folks have suggested to me) that that’s worse on tumblr, and I think there’s something to that. The prevelance of aesthetics and fan art and the popularity of fluffy headcanons make it seem at times like everyone’s forgotten where they came from and what their history is about, and how deep and really really justified and well-founded their mutual antipathy was.

Like:

  • Draco tried to kill Harry’s teammate
  • Draco almost accidentally killed Harry’s best friend while trying to intentionally kill Harry’s mentor
  • Draco didn’t intervene in the torture of Harry’s other best friend
  • Draco was a bully and a jerk, and was protected and motivated by his privilege in doing that
  • Draco genuinely believed that Harry and his best friends were inferior on account of their blood status and/or class status
  • Draco faked an injury that almost resulted in the death of one of Harry’s mentors’ pets
  • Draco’s father did something that led to deep psychological trauma for Harry’s best friend’s sister/Harry’s girlfriend
  • Draco’s aunt killed Harry’s godfather
  • Harry put Draco’s father in jail 
  • Harry tried to upset the larger sociopolitical order that assured Draco’s privilege (y’all know how privileged people panic and lash out about that)
  • Draco and Harry were on opposite sides of a war

Those are not things you can gloss over. I know they were children at the time, but still. Those are not things you forget. Those are not things you ignore. Those are not things that two people could fall in love with without addressing. They aren’t.

And yet.

So when people do - which is a lot of the time - I have a lot of trouble reading it too, and it’s become so common that I’m pretty much taking a wholesale break from it. 

(and I don’t know that I can even begin to verbalize how it feels to run across a great larry fictional war AU which, in the notes, lists among its influences “a certain feeling of nostalgia for old school HP fics,” and to realize that, as hard as I’d looked in HP, I can’t find anything new like that there - that other fandoms, with other source material, are doing a better job of this than we are.)

It’s not that I don’t want to read drarry. I do; part of why I’m taking a break is so that it doesn’t start to feel like homework, and I can pick back up, probably with draco tops, with a bit of space and perspective and less frustration.

But for Merlin’s sake, y’all.

Don’t forget who these characters are.

Stucky is cute, staron is cute, clintasha is cute, romanogers is cute, samsteve is cute, sambucky is cute, scarletwidow is cute, Sam x Nat is cute, natsharon is cute, steggy is cute, scarletamerica is cute, winterwitch is cute, brucenat is cute, pepperony is cute, scarletvision is cute, Tony x Rhodey is cute, t'chucky is cute, they’re all cute!

What’s not cute is leaving hate in the tags or spreading negativity about a particular ship for no valid reason, so let’s all just please try to not bring others down, and spread some more positivity and love in the fandom (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

hamiltonsletters  asked:

i'd like to formally thank you for opening my eyes to Sheith, but also because of you, I've engaged in a two day long debate with one of my friends who ships klance. it's lasted two days (and counting) because we keep sending each other essay length analyses that in turn require essay length rebuttals and I have two actual essays due next week but here I am with 3k words on sheith and exactly 507.5 words between the 2 essays for school. I live life on the edge. But seriously, thanks and <3 <3 <3

You welcome~  <3

Who won?

anonymous asked:

People saying people are anti only because of pairings, but if you search some people made the anti-will of fire forum as early as year 2007 because they found Konoha politics unsettling and wrong. It's still up there, but the last comments are after the ending and are basically "are you fucking kidding me??" I think some of them had some faith things would be changed but there were also people who didn't believe things would change.

I’ve seen that thread on the forum too. You guys should check out the anti-itachi thread on the forum too. Nothing I said here is new, people have been saying the same things for years, way before the pairing were decided. 

Tbf, while there’re greater reasons to hate Naruto besides the ships, many anti’s emotional attachment to the series come from ships, and they do hate the canon ships more than the fascism. However, pro have no place to preach, they only support the ending cos of their ships. Ultimately, Naruto is unappealing without shipping wars. How often do you see pro make an argument Naruto is a good series even without the ships? It’s close to never. All their arguments sound like this: “Naruto/Sasuke/Sakura/Hinata got a family, they’re happy!”. These are shipping arguments, because that’s all pro care about in the series. Not even the pro think Naruto is a good series. What’s there to like about Naruto? nothing.

womanaction  asked:

for ship meme: axel/roxas, roxas/kairi, anakin/padme, riku/kairi, anakin/obi-wan

Thank you so much!!!!!

Axel/Roxas:

1 = NOTP, Disgusting.

Alright, here’s my thing with this ship. It’s creepy in KH2 only, but adding Days and the question of Axel’s age brought in by BBS and it just gets… so much worse? We go from stalking and kidnapping someone due to being hung up on a friendship that the other person had already ended when he stopped being available to you, to one year of gaslighting, to possibly 10/11 years of age difference. It’s… it’s creepy. I do understand why it’s such a popular ship though, and DDD/Kairi’s concert skit go right over Axel’s crimes so much I don’t fully blame the fans for apologizing his actions.

Roxas/Kairi:

4 = I could see why others like it, kinda cute I suppose.

They have like kind of a scene in KH2, but there are weirder ships, I suppose. And it’s kinda interesting to explore, I can see why people would ship it. I do still have to get into my “Roxas is not at all currently ready for a relationship” thing though, it’s kinda what stops me from liking even Roxas/Xion, which is probably the Roxas ship that bothers me the least out of the three main ones.

Anakin/Padmé:

7 = I like it, would read a fanfic with them if it was well written.

I’m not ~that~ into it, but there’s a lot of great fanfic for them, and I do find their relationship to have some cool moments in TCW. The movies not so much, but it’s not a secret that I dislike RotS, and a lot of my problem with Anidala in the movies comes from that one.

Riku/Kairi:

10 = One True Pairing (OTP). I will fight to the death for this ship.

Forever and always, tbh. I’m not as into it as I am into SoRiKai these days, but out of the SoKai/SoRiku/RiKai options, it’s still the one I love the most. I’ve spoken of this ship enough before that I don’t feel the need to rant right now, but it’s… it’s awesome.

anakin/obi-wan:

7 = I like it, would read a fanfic with them if it was well written.

More or less the same thing that with Anidala, really. Their banter is really fun to watch in TCW (and the movies as well, in this case), and they manage to both know everything and nothing about each other, which is kinda where my issues with it come from. There’s also a huge age difference between them, but I don’t see it as an issue by the time RotS rolls around - can’t see it during AotC at all though, especially since Anakin’s still Obi-Wan’s apprentice by then. Late TCW/RotS is when it starts being okay to me.

Flaws of the Fandoms.
  • (Note: these are only what I notice mostly)
  • Steven universe: Dramatic over small things.
  • Hetalia: No chill when it comes to cosplay
  • Welcome to hell: Over protective
  • Fnaf & Minecraft: (sometimes) Childish and take the game to seriously
  • Naruto: Angry and Mean without noticing
  • Doctor who: SHIPPING WARS
  • My little pony: Creepy at times and own too much merch
  • OHSHC: Genders are everything to them. Use wrong pronouns and you shall experience hell.
The Main Hallway

inspired as a sequel to this wonderful/amazing/beautifully drawn comic by @rolierose

By the time Shiro met her in the main hallway of the palace, Allura had done her best to compose herself, even if she couldn’t quite look in him eye. Nor could she really look at him at all without remembering the view she had walked in on, a broad, strong chest and stomach and arms, finely defined with muscle. There were hardly anything that could render the princess of Altea speechless, but Shiro’s―what was the Earthling term Lance had used (even if it had been grumbled in regards to Keith)? Oh, yes―Shiro’s hotness was apparently one of them. 

The tips of her ears were still burning as he joined her, his gaze downwards instead of the friendly greeting she was used to. Well, maybe it was better for her own self, but it still rubbed her the wrong way. Was he ashamed she had caught him in an incriminating state? She didn’t know how much Earthlings were affected by things like nudity; perhaps there were large differences between them and Alteans. Or had she embarrassed him by her reaction, staring and stuttering like a fool?

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Thank you! Though rude responses like these anger me a little, but if I were to be rude as well it’ll change from a talk about the ship to a problem between me and the anon, so I just try to keep it aimed towards the main topic. Besides, this being written appropriately should satisfy people and stop them from resending the same question becuase they didn’t understand the answer.
(Also though he have different ships I like the way you accept that the fandom has many ships without creating a war :) )

“I’m sorry if I — if I hurt you,” he adds, looking away. “I didn’t enjoy doing it.”

Poe resists the urge to go and kiss him — but then he doesn’t, lowers himself down between Luke’s knees and takes his head in his hands, reverent. “You really, really didn’t,” he murmurs. 

to the sky without wings by @leupagus

And then they have an epic makeout session that ends in tears – my tears. In other news it’s been 84 years and I’m still in rarepair hell (which apparently has PUKE as the ship name, fitting). Am coping by posting doodles, of which I have an embarrassing plethora of, inspired by the fic that started it all.

The Main Issue With Olicity

Look, I’m someone who approaches Television Shows with an open mind, meaning I’m open to whatever the show has to offer, and, as a viewer, am open to following the show where it goes, and allowing it to change my mind on whatever it might be.  A favourite character could become a least favourite, a favourite couple could become a least favourite couple.  It’s all in the writing, and the choices these writers make.  Without starting ship wars here, I just thought it would be important to sit down for a second, and just flesh out the main reason I can’t get on board with Oliver and Felicity as a couple. 

There is no on-screen development from point A to B to C.  

At the end of the second season, Oliver created a ruse to fool Slade into thinking he kidnapped the wrong woman by telling Felicity that she is the one he truly loves, and allowing her to be kidnapped with the cure so they could stop Slade.  It went hand in hand with the idea behind the episode, “In order to stop the unthinkable you have to do the unthinkable.”  It was shocking because there had been zero implications on the show to back up Oliver’s claim that he did, over every other woman, love Felicity the most.  They were shown as partners, as friends, and any romantic attraction was shown to be very one-sided.  Aside from that, Oliver was shown to be more interested in Laurel and Sara, the former relationship having only just ended a week and two or three days prior to this declaration of love.  So it was an interesting twist, and a shocking moment for the writers to prey on because of how the chances of it being true seemed improbable.  Watching that scene, I felt like there was a box, and I was on the outside of it.  That’s how out of the blue that declaration felt, but instead of going, “no, wait a minute – maybe there are true feelings here, and maybe this whole situation has allowed Oliver to tap into feelings he may not have necessarily known he had up until now,” they inevitably jump ahead five months later to where he suddenly does love Felicity, and wants to date her, and makes comments about how he only knows two things in his life, and one of them is that he loves her.  It’s just convoluted and forced.  His love, which felt out of the blue in one episode, was said not shown to be true in the next episode.  So a huge development for any two characters falling in love on a show has already been immediately taken out of the picture, and the show has forced its viewers – all the viewers, not just those who have adored the idea of these two since day one – to process this information as fact, even though there’s forty something episodes under it’s belt showing us the complete opposite and not backing up this direction for Oliver. 

Now, you would think if the show was resetting itself in a way to position these two characters as the ones to root for, you would think that maybe if you were on the outs of it, you could forgive them if they developed them at a steady pace from here on out, but they just don’t.  Oliver continues to throw the word love around when talking about and to Felicity, they sleep together without having even dated and explored a life outside of being friends and partners, and then drive off in the sunset together to where we find out, five months on, they’re on the cusp of becoming engaged.  I mean, if anyone sat down and really studied it, they should be able to understand why there are a large group of people who can’t get on board with this relationship.  It’s not just about chemistry, and it’s not just about popularity, and it shouldn’t be about either of those things initially.  It should be about story, and it should be about characters, and things should organically happen.  You shouldn’t have to throw a time jump in, and pluck your character from point C and then take them to point H, and just go: “well, the audience will just have to accept it.”  That’s rubbish.  We should see the development, and now, it’s gotten to the point where it’s impossible to jump on board and enjoy these two as a couple because there’s no defining episode to go back to and see this growth, or this shift, and there’s no journey to re-watch.  It’s a shift.  It’s a break in the story that has taken a completely different turn.  It’s like they’ve been plucked from one point and dropped in another.  

In conclusion, we are looking at an underdeveloped, forced relationship here that has suffered from a lack of “show don’t tell.”  I mean, the earliest arguments for Olicity were: “I can’t believe he’s chasing this woman and going after that woman when he has Felicity right there.”  It’s exactly what I’ve been saying here, though.  It was one-sided, and then it wasn’t, but instead of going on this journey where Oliver discovers his feelings for Felicity, we’ve just been thrown five months forward where he can definitely, with all the confidence in the world because it’s the only other thing he knows, say that he loves Felicity Smoak.  This is why fans throw out the word “fan-service” and this is why the relationship cops some flak, especially last season.  It wasn’t earned.  A ring is being dangled in front of this couple, and I genuinely don’t know if I’m meant to think Oliver will spend the rest of his life with this woman, or if they’re dramatising things for a breakup.  I mean, there hasn’t been development to warrant marriage, and the idea that Oliver and Felicity should be together for the rest of their lives.  There hasn’t been enough development for me to even believe they should be together now.  But the thing is, the idea of them getting married doesn’t surprise me because every other important development of their relationship has been so forced, and off-screen, that it would be more surprising if the wedding actually happened on-screen. 

anonymous asked:

( for the ask meme ) Reylo?

gentle kiss

She kisses him like a question, her hand curving his cheek, her palm a stop against his jaw. He doesn’t move, barely breathes, fingers clenching and unclenching at his sides. She is too much for him to hold.

“I should kill you.” You should kill me.

A soft sigh puffs out against his mouth. He strangles a shudder at the sensation, the hyperawareness of every part of her that touches him. Even her breath.

“I’d rather you didn’t.”

The galaxy has trembled in fear at the wrath of Kylo Ren. And this woman, this Jedi, sighs at him. She would rather he didn’t.

His fingers clench again. His lightsaber stays untouched.

She kisses him again, still soft, still searching. He waits for her to come up empty.

“I make you weak,” she whispers, brushing the words across his lips. She kisses the corner of her mouth. “I’m a distraction. You can’t get me out of your head.”

It takes him a moment to realise that she’s there – the touch of her mind, reaching into his, prying the thoughts out of her skull by way of her mouth. The shudder is undeniable this time, but it breaks her spell. He shakes his head slowly, stepping away.

“What are you doing?”

Her expression is inscrutable. He twists back into her mind, tries to turn the tables, but she’s too fast for him.

“Giving you a focus,” she says, and then she’s gone. Like she was never there to begin with

Kylo smears a gloved hand over his mouth, but the taste of her lingers.

She wants a chase. She wants him consumed with her. She won’t kill him; the hypocrisy of Jedi, to only deal death when they don’t care.

She eats at the edges of him. He wonders at himself, that he knows exactly what she’s doing, and falls prey to it anyway.