oh my god please tell me you're referring to eren/levi i hate that ship more than anything
YES, that’s the exact ship I’m talking about. I cringe and want to bash my head against a wall every time I see it these days, which is often because it’s everywhere. TAT Just whhhhhyyyyy???? It makes absolutely no sense yet a majority of the shipping fandom loves it DDD8 I wouldn’t mind so much if people just treated it like a crack ship, but most of the shippers I’ve seen are entirely serious and treat it as if it’s canon or will become canon and so it’s just natural to ship it which is just…wat. My mind does not compute. 8( idk I was fairly neutral towards the ship in the beginning, but its obnoxious fandom has really made me hate it. (ﺧ益ﺨ)
why do people want to prove characters are straight so bad. there are literally millions of straight characters out there for you already DO you really need more
Because sometimes (and most times with some ships) it’s a matter of character integrity. I love me some homoships but jesus christ if you have to warp the character’s personality beyond recognition and disregard the intent behind who they are as PEOPLE and distill them into your fictional fucktoys only good for gayshipping
you may be missing the point
and you may need to stop
I agree, though I’d also add that it goes both ways. If making a character straight or gay would completely mess up their characterization to the point where they’re not even the same character anymore, then you’ve got a problem. This is true only in cases where sexuality IS in fact an integral part of a character’s canon personality though. In my personal experience, I see characters being mischaracterized a lot more in shipping matters for being paired up with characters they have no reason to be romantically involved with, not because of their sexualities as that is rarely ever addressed directly in canon for most characters, but for other plot or personality-related issues.