I'm getting fed up with the ACOTAR fandom. People have continued to try and police everyone's thoughts (regarding ships/characters/etc) and I'm just tired of it.
Nonnie, love, you have no idea how hard I feel you on this right now. I am so, so tired of the “yeah, but…. #PROBLEMATIC UR HOMOPHOBE EW THAT CHARACTER IS BAD™“
Yeah, well, Fangirl With the Opinions, I give zero fucks at this point. It’s a ship. Of fictional characters. I’m going to smush them together in any which way I feel like, and ya know, if I feel like shipping Amren with goats (it’s a thing) or Lucien with only his firedick, that’s what I’m going to do, ok?
I’m soooo tempted to ship/write only non-canon ships just as a form of not-so-silent rebellion.
And I wanted to write about this anyway, but I’m sorta… I’m getting the impression that people are going to have to whip out their own sexualities at some point in order to prove the validity of their feelings, and that’s NOT COOL. As a bi woman who has not come out to her family yet, I really don’t appreciate the feeling that I need to explain myself by sharing that fact with total strangers. I mean I share a lot of things with y’all, don’t get me wrong. But I really, really don’t think that there should be some kind of test for “ok your opinion about this ship is valid then”. And I’ve already seen so, so many people have to qualify their statements with “I’m bi” or “as a lesbian”, etc.
I get that this gives particular people a different, valuable experience, in light of some of these spoilers. What I don’t like is the idea that people are being forced to disclose this information in order to validate their thoughts.