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Fandom has gotten very…proprietary over the years and now is a good time as any to remind y’all that you don’t own the source material. 

Creators are under no obligation to make your ship canon, redeem your problematic fav, or write their characters in a way that lines up with your headcanons. 

You are playing in someone else’s sandbox, so don’t get your tailfeathers twisted when the creators don’t drop their plans for their product to conform to fandom demands. 
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Unpopular opinion time: I think one of the reasons for all of this conflating “this makes me feel bad” with “this is bad” in fandom is because a lot of people haven’t learned how to deal with negative emotions. No one likes feeling discomfort, anxiety, anger or sadness, but the fact of the matter is that you will feel those emotions, and instead of trying to shield yourself from them and making sure you will never come across anything that makes you feel that way, why you should be doing is learning how to deal with these emotions.

I am not saying “just suck it up”. Repeat: I am not saying “suck it up, toughen up, don’t be a wuss”. But you can learn how to deal with these emotions so that they can’t harm you as much any more. It’s something I learned both from how I was raised and when I was in therapy for my social anxiety and bipolar. Being bipolar, I will never, ever be free of these emotions, no matter how much I try to avoid things that bring them on, because my brain can simply go “heeeey time to be depressed motherfucker” and dump them on me. 

And guess what, practicing mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy has made my life so much better. I have learned how to reflect on my emotions, how to experience them without getting caught up, and how to make sure they don’t take control. Yes, this also works with triggers. 

So maybe instead of yelling at others about how they should do fandom and what they can create and enjoy, take charge of your own life and try to work on how to make fandom more enjoyable for yourself. Blacklist and block libereally, populate your dash with blogs that post stuff you enjoy, and put “cognitive behavioral therapy” into google search and learn how to deal with negative emotions. It will improve not just your fandom life, but your life in general. Trust me. 
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you: i hate this ship and anyone who ships it is gross

me, an intellectual: this ship isn’t my thing and makes me uncomfortable, but i respect people’s rights to ship whatever they want and i can just blacklist or unfollow if it’s really that difficult for me to see.
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trogdordragonman:

when you follow your fave author into a new fandom
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pyrebomb:

“Ship means something you want to see happen.” Bitch, no it don’t. This weird-ass modern culture of lobbying show-runners to make your ship canon didn’t emerge until the advent of social media. (And recent social media like twitter, not shit-you-forgot-existed like MySpace.) Shipping and fandom in general have been around much longer, so you can stop acting like “this is the way it has always been uwu” right the fuck now.

Until relatively recently, most fans I’ve known have been perfectly okay with their ships never being canon. I, personally, would be actively offended if certain ships of mine became canon. That is not why I ship them. What I want from canon and what I want from fandom are often entirely different things that only intersect on the margins.That is why fanworks are called “transformative” ffs.
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absolutely despising how someone interprets your favorite character

understanding that they can interpret your favorite character any way they want but you still just
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equilateralwaffle:

why did shipping turn into a contest of “most accurate” or “most likely to be canon” why do i have to get a 40-slide powerpoint, three defense lawyers, a fortune teller, and a background check of myself and my whole immediate family to say i want two ppl to have sloppy makeouts in a car

Also: when did shipping turn into a ‘which relationship is the most healthiest in real life terms.’ I mean I ship people because I think their story is interesting, not to get relationship advice.

I ship people because I think their story is interesting, not to get relationship advice.
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benepla:

fandom culture is weird because like “hey let’s roleplay hardcore sex in languid painful detail” is a like buddy thing to do. friends do that. this is my best friend we enjoy watching movies together, braiding each other’s hair, and making characters from animes we like emotionally 69

It is a true gesture of friendship to write your friend’s kink.
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Let me be clear when I say that I really don’t care what you ship or what kinks you may or may not have.  I don’t care what your justifications, or reasons are nor do I need you to explain anything to me. 

You are a person, an actual living breathing person.  As long as you don’t willingly harm someone else or send hate to someone, you’re okay in my books.  As long as you don’t attack others for having different views or threaten others for doing the same exact things (shipping or whatever), then I couldn’t care less what you do with your free time.  I may not understand why you ship thing things you do, nor why you like the things you do, but I respect you as a person and your right to create or share whatever those things may be.

Your ships are fine and you are fine.  (◕ᴗ◕✿)
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Oh thank you! 

Would I mind? Would I mind?

Oh it’s been my OTP since then too. Still going strong too. What can I say about Arthur and Eames that hasn’t been screamed about already? The love I have for them is amazing. I love their love. I can read about those two idiots falling in love a hundred million times over. 

I do believe it’s canon. There’s too many on purpose little signs peppered throughout the movie if you just look. Nolan knows all too well what he’s doing. The little back and forth’s, the little knowing smile Eames gives Arthur when demonstrating what a kick is, like he’s done it before and Arthur giving him that stink eye like “really? Still think that’s funny?” 

Leave us not forget the ever perfect “Go to sleep, Mr. Eames” and Eames laughing. AND COME ON. Eames would know how to hook himself up to the PASIV, yet Arthur goes over to him to help him and not Ariadne, the obvious newb? Yeah. Come on. There’s too much surrounding THEM and let’s just say I’d sell my soul and everyone else’s to get a sequel or prequel of them. 

Their matching totems too. COME. ON. 

And this is all without mentioning the ever famous, ever adored “darling.” 

DARLING. DARLING. HE CALLS NO ONE ELSE SUCH AN AFFECTIONATE NAME. 

I don’t ride or die for this line alone, but it sure as hell helps the case.

*DEEP LONGING SIGH* While there has been a lot of ship jumpers. (the traitors) I don’t think this fandom is dead. Slow sure, but every year, come July, then lot of us once again wake up and celebrate the masterpiece that is Inception and the love of Arthur and Eames. 

Also. we always welcome to new people who just wandered in, stars in their eyes as they come into the fandom. :D

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