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Avatar pairing minirants [May. 1st, 2009|11:42 pm]
In Support of Hated Pairings


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Kataang: Yes, it's canon. People like to squee about it being canon. That doesn't make them "boring sheeples with no imagination" or "assholes". They like it cause they think it's cute. And no, Bryke wasn't "masturbating" over it, nor did it happen just because he's the hero, she's the heroine and the writers called it "destined". Aang and Katara were friends first and lovers second, they grew together over the course of the story and were genuinely in love, even if she was confused during "The Ember Island Players".

Maiko: Fine, so Mai isn't the kind of gushy emotional melodramatic motherly maiden people wanted for Zuko. Maybe the relationship needed a little more airtime and development in canon. That doesn't make it "strangled by the red string" or "gross", nor is Mai a nasty bitch who likes fruit tarts more than she likes Zuko or would kill Katara's unborn steambaby out of jealousy. (And no, Sokka does not hate Maiko either.)

Zutara: Yes, I'm defending Zutara. I personally don't like the pairing, and find 90% of its fans obnoxious. But I don't agree with people pegging ALL Zutarians as butthurt whiners who just wanted their ship to become canon. And even if there was no way it was gonna be canon, even if Bryke WERE trolling the fanbase a bit, that doesn't make shipping it wrong or immoral.

Sukka: This pairing could've used LOTS more canon screentime and development. But just because Sokka is close with Toph and still wibbles over Yue doesn't mean he doesn't love Suki as much as he loved Yue/"should" love Toph.

[User Picture]From: jaina
2009-05-02 03:49 am (UTC)
Good lord, I hope Aang isn't anyone's lover yet. Let the boy grow some pubes before he's supposed to be banging someone. *g*
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[User Picture]From: sarajayechan
2009-05-02 03:57 am (UTC)
Well, maybe not "lovers", but still. XD
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[User Picture]From: monalisaofpasta
2009-05-02 04:02 am (UTC)
I am so over Avatar's thing with ship wars. Can't you just me enjoy Mai and Zuko's sexy times in peace.

What happened to the live and let live thing? (Yes I know it is fandom and it can never just let this go).

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[User Picture]From: sarajayechan
2009-05-02 04:11 am (UTC)
Sorry, but I had to get it outta my system after wandering into the wrong place. D:

It totally happened in "Nightmares and Daydreams". :3 Gotta love bed-head!Zuko.
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[User Picture]From: monalisaofpasta
2009-05-02 04:14 am (UTC)
The you was more general, I totally phrased that wrong. I am just so tired.

It's more like, why can't fandom just let it go.
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[User Picture]From: sarajayechan
2009-05-02 04:22 am (UTC)
...I knew that. XD;;

Yeah, really. D: I don't get fandom's obsession with having canon validate their ships anyway. It's great when it DOES, of course, but it's not like A/B becoming canon = B/C is dead and people can never ship it or else the Canon Gods will smite them.
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[User Picture]From: casualfangirl
2013-10-23 06:25 am (UTC)
It's like I was reading my own mind even though I do prefer Toph/Sokka, but I like Sokka/Suki too(I'm just too versatile when it comes to couples. I rarely have a One True Pairing).

Canon and Non Canon can coexist, but I can't blame some of the haters. Canon fans can be so strict about their canon to the point of being close minded while non canon fans can get on the delusional side, but those are just very loud minorities that make everyone look bad. Every group in general has these types of people and it can be hard to not generalize with black and white thinking for a while; I used to be terrible about this when I was younger.
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