|Bleach fandom Y U DO DIS.
||[Dec. 11th, 2011|09:06 am]
In Support of Hated Pairings
Dear Ulquiorra/Orihime rabidshipper:
You know, you can like your pairing all right. Nobody's telling you not to do so. I really despise its fanon portrayal (and you love that one, afaik), but I know it's not the end and be all.
But seriously? When someone posts a tumblr rant protesting all the shipwars in Bleach (and makes good points about it), you simply do NOT reply to it with a rant that bashes the everloving fuck out of the pairing that opposes yours. You do NOT try using an anti-shipwar post to START bullshit. You do NOT go all "oh but this pairing is CANON and so OBVIOUS why don't people see it OMG".
And specially, you do NOT throw insult the fans of that pairing, compare them to other hated pairings, call them delusional and say you sooooo pity them because their pairing will never ever happen according to you.
SPECIALLY when you HAVE thrown babyish hissy fits when called out on your bullshit.
That simply wasn't nice, you idiot. Double considering that the pairing you're bashing is the one that is THE MAIN TARGET OF THE HATE. Not only it's not nice, but it's fucking STUPID.
That rant trying to stop shipping wars was amazing. I agreed with everything except the part about boys not getting rabid about shipping. I've seen it happen, they just don't like to use words like "shipping" because "that's a girly thing". But that's a different topic entirely.
I can't stand the vitriol of Bleach shipping wars. It's partly why I and some others I know have retreated into a little corner far away from the heated discussions. It's like, why does it matter what's the endgame ship? If Ichigo chooses Rukia or Orihime, that doesn't take away the fanart or fanfiction. I don't get why it's so important for people other than to just create more wank.
What I can't stand is how shipping wars and ship bashing is always used as an excuse to attack one of the characters involved or the shippers. I can't stand that some of the vocal members have taken it upon themselves to bash Orihime, IchiHime, and IchiHime shippers. There is no reason why someone who ships Ichigo with someone else would need to do this. That can be said for any other kind of rabid shipper who bashes another character or ship.
But really, the few vocal IchiRuki/UlquiHime shippers (who ship what I'd call a watered down, muddled version of UlquiHime just so Orihime is with someone else), that look for any excuse to attack Orihime or her love for Ichigo make me want to shout, "STOP SHIPPING ULQUIHIME. STOP SPEAKING LIKE YOU SPEAK FOR ALL OF US, PLEASE. THANK YOU!"
Maybe it's because I ship IchiHime too, but I've always found the contrast between Orihime's unrequited love for Ichigo and Ulquiorra's unrequited obsession with Orihime really interesting. I don't get why people try to make it out like Orihime would drop everything for Ulquiorra either. Orihime's number one priority is her nakama. It ALWAYS has been. That will never change.
Orihime was never in love with Ulquiorra either. At best, near the very end, she felt compassion for him and felt sympathy for the devil. But romantic love? What are people reading? While it can be argued that Ulquiorra started to lust for Orihime near the end... what with the poem, him going wacko and throwing a big tantrum to "prove his point", and then going all "Orihime stays with us" at Ichigo when he just informed her seconds before hand that Aizen had no use for her anymore... it is DEFINITELY one sided and not healthy.
It makes it frustrating that people are changing this ship with their fanon into something it's not. Because the canon is interesting in itself. This is not a ship that's full of fluffy kittens and rainbows. It's dark, twisted, bittersweet, and messed up. I mean, I'm all for crack art as long as people realize it's crack. But actually claiming that "Ulquiorra makes Orihime stronger! It's so healthy and romantic!" is so off the mark. My god.
And then all this shipping war madness just invites nasty antis who want an excuse to hate on Orihime. People who hate IchiHime more than 99% of the time ALWAYS attack Orihime and her feelings. People that I've seen hating on UlquiHime ALWAYS attack Orihime and "what she did wrong". They'll bash anything about her and sometimes even pull out the misogynistic insults.
And I'm just like, "Can we stop with the Orihime hate? Please, just for once?" She get so much of it, it's sickening. If people are doing the same thing to Rukia now than that's not cool either. Rukia is awesome too and she doesn't deserve this kind of rabid behavior directed at her either.
Wow, that turned into a long rant. I have a lot of feelings about this. >>;