Shipping Gripes Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by furrylatula, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Thats called a threesome.
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  2. mizushimo

    mizushimo the greatest hits

    My current otps are:

    [Character i ID with and have a crush on] x [his hot bff]

    [Character I ID with] x [marshmallow]

    [Character I have a crush on] x [his S/O]

    Often I only get heavily invested in one character in an otp, and I'm more interested in their dynamic as pair rather then the other character as an individual.

    Then there's the popular old standby:

    [Character I ID with] x [Character I at least really get where he's coming from and I would like to see them both grow as people]

    I wonder if the [ID] x [Crush] otp thing is something everyone goes through at some point? Like something people are drawn to if they enjoy romance and/or want to experiment with that kind of relationship.
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  3. Kemmasandi

    Kemmasandi Optimus Prime's disapproving eyebrows

    Thinking back, most of my OTPs have been something like [character I both ID with & am kindasorta crushing on] X [character I think plays off the first character in an interesting way].

    That said, I haven't had a lot of canon OTPs... OCxCanon ships were what I was doing for the majority of my fandom history. (Which honestly probably fits the above criteria as well, but with the addition of heyyyyy self-insertion lmao)
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  4. LumiLapin

    LumiLapin Bad Bad Bun

    What about [character I identify with]x[character my rp partner identifies with]
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  5. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I forgot the most important one!

    [Character selected because I think they have wtf shipping potential] x [Character(s) who deliver(s) on that potential]

    And that’s why I ship Spinister/Dai Atlas.
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  6. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I didn't particularly mind Davekat until it became canon, upon which both the canon and the fandom's treatment of it were so everything-I-dislike-about-ships that I now practically have an angry tic whenever it's mentioned, even in objectively good fics/art. I guess many people have pairings they react to like that, but I don't like hating a canon ship! I've never had that happen before, usually I can at least tolerate most ships, and it's hard to get round the "but canon" feeling when I pair them with others.
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  7. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    apparently people are saying pearlmethyst is bad bc "they're like sisters!!" and i'm like...have you watched the show...
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  8. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    That terrible feeling of self-betrayal when someone who ships the same thing you do has their shipping goggles on so tight that you actually find yourself thinking the sentences "You're making up subtext where there isn't any! Not EVERYTHING has to be gay! You're missing the point of the story by making it all about shipping!" and then feel dirty.
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  9. Morgan Jae

    Morgan Jae pecure. sontain. crotect.

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  10. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    I want it both ways. I want to ship it flush and pale. I want the romantic and/or sexual intimacy to be another dimension to the relationship, not a shinier replacement or some sort of bizarre upgrade.

    Or I wanna ship it pitch and flush. That’s also amazing.

    Or perhaps the rare, rare gem: pitch and pale.
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  11. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    I wish that quadrantshipping had reached the kind of multi fandom ubiquitousness that things like abo have.
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  12. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    Honestly same, I got hit with this real hard trying to talk about TF things and grasping for words before realising that wait! I am a Homestuck, I do have words for this!
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  13. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    Exactly! The second sentence there wasn't originally in Homestuck terms, then I was like, wait... why am I reinventing the wheel? I already have a better wheel.
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  14. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    I have the great misfortune of being apparently the ONLY queer person in the entire Magnus archives fandom to just NOT LIKE JONMARTIN
    and it would be fine, if it wasnt canon, the only thing anyone ships, and yet another ship that everyone is apparently banned from writing as anything other than fluffy bullshit
    basically related, I'm so tired of the widespread fandom trend that all queer ships but especially f/f need to be fluffified to absurd extremes, or else you're a Bad Person
    no! it's just boring when that's ALL there is! like eating cotton candy three meals a day, but without the associated health risks.
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  15. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    this is STILL the biggest fucking struggle when it comes to finding decent pearlrose

    like no

    they're a couple of disasters and it's way more interesting that way

    also semi-related, there's a tendency for mutually toxic relationships to be portrayed as a very simple "x abused y" scenario and i fucking hate it. where is the good good mutually horrible jaspis ffs
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  16. Morgan Jae

    Morgan Jae pecure. sontain. crotect.

    Trust Me Youre Not The Only One
    but yeah that fandom is.... ive found a small corner of it where everybody writes The Bad Stuff, and i have nestled down in that corner. this is my hole it was made for me
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  17. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    God, I want the Good Timeline where quadrant shipping and a/b/o exist in happy harmony so I get to play out the clusterfuck of poly shipping that mixing the two would bring.
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  18. Maya

    Maya smug_anime_girl.jpg

    GOD thirding this with my own fandom because there's this character who REALLY REALLY VALUES LIFE and ppl ship her with a literal mafioso who KILLS A LOT OF PEOPLE, BECAUSE MAFIOSO and canonically they would get along absolutely horribly and be awful to each other but no let's fluffy uwu lesbian them. wheres the CONFLICT, the DRAMA, the holding very sharp objects to each other's throats! i'm so fucking tired
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  19. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    I don't even know the fandom but wtf. That sounds so boring??

    Honestly why do people hate conflict in fiction now
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  20. Maya

    Maya smug_anime_girl.jpg

    ITS SO GODDAMN BORING ACEY IM SUFFERING ;; (it's yosano/kouyou from bungou stray dogs, btw)

    like, i probably would love the ship if people didnt woobify it, but there is literally not a single bit of content i can find where that doesnt happen! the only person remotely willing to write it the way i want it is my gf and they wont, understandably, because they'd get disowned by the fandom and that means no feedback

    i am seriously so exhausted of this "the only conflict you can have is domestic coffee shop karen drama" bullshit. i gravitate towards fandoms that have ""darker"" (aka like some life peril) for a REASON!
    • Witnessed x 3
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