Pet Peeves of Shipping Wars
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Published: May 9, 2018
I'm sorry, but I have to get this out:
No, I am not a canon Nazi, nor am I a fanon Nazi either. My favorite pairings are both canon and fanon, as well as OC pairings.

But what does get my goat: 
Apparently, people think I am a homophobe for having straight, hetero shippings, both canon, fanon and original universe wise.

It seems like the yuri fandom is getting to be just as bad as the yaoi fandom. Now, not only are there misogynistic yaoi fangirls polluting art and fiction sites, there are also misandristic yuri fanatics as well. 

I am so sick to death of how yuri/yaoi fantards make the opposite sex partner as either abusive, annoying, or an intolerant ass clown. It's not just female characters getting hated on in straight pairings, but male characters as well. These misandristic beta male nice guys are getting to be just as annoying as misogynistic nice gals.

To be honest though, I do have some same sex and bisexual group pairings (as well as bisexual overtones in my original works), but now, I'm somewhat nervous to share them with people, due to the rabid fantards fucking it up for everyone. Whatever happened to equality and tolerance?

I'm sorry, I just had to get this out of my system, since it was bugging me for a while.

Tl;dr: Yuri fantards are now as bad as Yaoi fantards. Enough said there!
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The whole thing with shipping wars seems pointless to me. If you think certain characters would make a good couple and want to make a story about it, fine. It hurts literally no one, not even the fictional characters. Friendly debates is one thing, but why get into actual fights? I just don't get it.
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Boschian-FantasiesStudent General Artist
I don't get it either.
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HominineBeautyHobbyist General Artist
And this is why yaoi/yuri gets a bad rap. Fucking assburger freaks turning my favorite female characters into ugly, man-hating feminazis.
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Boschian-FantasiesStudent General Artist
IKR?

TBH, I have yuri and bi pairings, but I do it for fanon fun, not SJW pandering.
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It's all about fun!! :D
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Personally, I never came across many rabid yuri shippers except for shows that mostly centered around female casts. (and Lord knows how those fanbases on tumblr end up being) and being a yuri fan, my bitterness only came from misogynistic, homophobic and biphobic yaoi fans that have this bigotry towards female characters as well as lesbians and bi chicks.

I still am a yuri fan and shipper by heart BUT even I tend to get picky and have limits and preferences over ships. But does it even matter if a couple is gay or straight? As long as the writers know how to develop chemistry and bond between both characters, that's all what should really matter.

also.... I HIGHLY recommend for fandoms to not focus too much on shipping and appreciate their franchise for what it is. During my absence from here, I've been thinking bout developing a story with a college friend of mine. The main theme will be more sci-fi action based, but I will admit to add a slice of romance with a few characters. It just won't be the actual main focus since I still want to figure out the motivations of the antagonist, what the main plot should be, and important things like that.
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Boschian-FantasiesStudent General Artist
I may have romantic subplots in some of my stories and fanfics, but it's not the main focus, as I still add conflict and struggles as well.

I dread to think that if my original RoA universe becomes more well known, that there are going to be shipping wars in my series.
That is something I am not willing to deal with.
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And that shouldn't be the main focus. I'm trying so hard as I can to avoid some cliches and bad tropes I've noticed in a lot of Rom Coms so me and my friend won't add it in our story.

Sadly as creators, that's the unfortunate thing we may have to deal with. If actual threats get involved in the fandom, then its our duties as creators to call their rabid behavior out for getting worked up over fictional characters. I won't be a creator that will dictate what fans can and cannot do BUT I sure as hell won't sugarcoat toxic behavior if people are gonna harm each other over fiction.
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Well put.

I think I might feature this post.
SumireJaganshi's avatar
Agreed so much. This is why I left the Dynasty Warriors fandom.
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Are they full of yaoi and yuri spergs as well?
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I couldn't agree with you wholeheartedly!  Too many people, especially in the yuri/yaoi zone have gotten so gum-hoed about this whole shipping war hullabaloo.

It also doesn't help that such buffoons harp up praises on characters who were not given romantic interests (straight ones, at that) as being homosexual, despite having no indications, hints or overtones regarding that notion.  Three biggest examples being Elsa, Merida and Moana.

As for the fanon/canon pairings, that mainly depends more on the fan character him/herself.  If the character fits wells in the movie/game/comic/etc. universe, she/he is good to go.  If the character is interesting, both in design and story-wise, shouldn't be much a problem.  The biggest and most common challenge for the character is the compatibility with the canon character.

I had my share of struggling with the latter.  It all comes down to trying keep the canon character in character while adding a few character-development traits that would allow for the pairing to work, whether that be platonic or romantic.  The major reason why people seems to grab torches and pitchforks toward FC/Canon pairing is because most fan writers/artists seem to make the canon be wildly out of character, such as being a sex toy for the creator's FC, which is very common among any fanbase.

I noticed it quite often in the Rayman fanbase and I have since try to figure out what could work and still be creative there.  For example, instead of my FC Faye falling in love with Rayman right off the bat after being friends with him for years, Faye is instead given a first romantic interest that isn't Rayman since they were still friends and haven't been in touch with each others for a good mount of years.  Even after Faye began a relationship with Josiah; they eventually married and moved to the Glade of Dreams, Faye would still visit Rayman and his friends from time to time.

After twenty-five or more years of marriage, Josiah passed away and his death led Faye to flee from both the Glade of Dreams and the Glade of Aurora for three years, trying to get over her depression.  A divine direction led her back to her homeworld where she fought against the invading Lamites and was almost killed in an explosion.

Left with only memories of her time in the Glade of Dreams, but none from her birthplace and family, Faye was given help from Rayman and his friends once again and the two rekindled their mere forgotten friendship once more.  As time went on during Faye's quest to regain her memories, the romantic spark slowly peaks up between the two and the rest only begins from there.

This is just a drafting part of my character's arc and the compatibility part has yet to be flesh out. 
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Or even worse yet, a lot of those single female characters you mentioned are hijacked into stereotypical man haters out to smash the patriarchy.

The yuri and yaoi fanatics also have to keep in mind that in medival themed worlds, such as Hyrule and such, they would probably frown upon LGBT people, and treat them like outcasts. Because back in those days, LGBT people were associated with witches and warlocks, and, well anything witchcraft related is evil to that era of people.

I know it's harsh, but its the truth, sadly enough.
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Spacergirl003Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's actually interesting.  Let's also not forget about what else was included in the Third Rieche's great race exclusion back in WWII.

I wondered that's something LGBT would want to remove from textbooks or sugarcoat these facts.
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Boschian-FantasiesStudent General Artist
Also, let's not forget the homophobia and religious persecution in Fascist Italy and the USSR during WWII.

Trivia: A lot of Russian/Slavic art made during the art Renaissance era is missing or gone forever, due to Soviet censorship and art iconoclasm back then.
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Spacergirl003Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy cow! That's something I have yet to read in my History of Graphic Design textbook.  Probably not, but that'll be something.  I don't think I've gone that far in art history.
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Heh heh, good luck trying to find some Renaissance era Slavic art. It's rare.
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