Shipping is for Fun
Shipping isn’t about what IS. It’s about what could be. It’s about maybe. It’s about what if. It’s about unrealized potential. It’s about seeing something in two people that you connect to, relate to, cling to, or hope to find yourself. It’s about leaving behind reality to to imagine all of the possibilities out there. It’s about losing yourself in that magic for a while. It’s about seeing things others may not see, or questioning things that you have been told, or following an instinct that there may be more to the story than what others accept.
The way tumblr is, sometimes we may bump into other people in a similar or related fandom that don’t ship what we ship, or we don’t ship what they ship, or they don’t ship at all, or they only like being a fan of already established couples, or they only ship people who are not in other relationships, or they only ship fictional characters. IMO, There’s no wrong way to ship as long as you are not hurting or harassing or slandering anyone.
Don’t let anyone take the fun away with their comments because this is FOR FUN. It’s not about being right and it’s not about being realistic. Enjoy your ship. Enjoy your videos, edits, gifs, fanfics, and discussion. Wildly speculate. Use hyperbole. Enjoy the freedom to make sarcastic or tongue in cheek or remarks to your other shippers about your OTP without feeling the need to defend what you like. Let others ship what they like in peace.
I’ve had so much fun shipping on this site and I’ve learned so much from my fellow shipmates about how to make it even more fun, and this is one of the ways. Stay in your bubble and don’t worry about what others think. Ship on!