after many years I still never tire of this video
THIS VIDEO IS THE REASON I PLAYED THIS GOD DAMN GAME ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO
this is the only thing I think of when someone says phoenix wright
There are some times when I know what a video is going to be before pressing play. This is one of those times.
I’ve now decided that whenever people start shipping a straight white male and a straight white female together, I’m going to show up and say “WHY CAN’T THEY JUST BE FRIENDS? WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE ABOUT ROMANCE?” Yeah. Let’s see how well that works out.
Because showing up and saying that to queer ships, to ships where a WOC is involved (looking right at all the fucked up shit that is said about Ichabbie) is ridiculous. There is a HUGE lack of representation for these ships and you have no right to shit on them when most of…
I’m sure complaints about shipping occur for awful reasons all the time, so I’m not necessarily disagreeing with all of what is being said here, but most of the criticism of queer shipping that I see on my dash comes from the notion that every single male (generally male, yes) friendship in television and movies is secretly a gay romance. The complaint is not that white and / or heterosexual romance would be preferable, it’s that the ship cart appears before the character horse.
I’m no shipper, but from my perspective, fanfic and shipping culture would most logically spring from love for a set of characters, and the relationships of those characters. If gay ships are simply a blanket that one drapes over every character simply because they enjoy that character, that can become artificial, because it no longer matters if the viewer sees anything in the characters at all.
But again, that’s what I’m seeing. You, of course, may be seeing something entirely different. Mainly, I take issue with the implication that “Why can’t they just be friends” is NEVER a valid complaint.
It is a valid complaint because saying “you are wrong for for enjoying this hypothetical romance” is a dick move.
I have to take umbrage at the idea of “every single male…friendship in television and movies is secretly a gay romance.” Can you cite examples? I mean, obviously you can, but I also guarantee that every example you cite that I ship, I can provide reasons as to why I ship them together and it WILL be more than “it’s hot” and “I like gay shit.”
And the fact remains that even if someone does ship gay stuff commonly, that just goes back to the idea that we have to if we want some representation, even if it’s not canon representation. There simply isn’t enough queer stuff on tv and in films, so if we want to see it, it often has to be of our own creation.
Plus, I’ll add in the fact that queering literature is a legit academic field and that it offers unique and new viewpoints into works of fiction. If you just discount every person who tends to look at art through a queer lens, that’s just— well, dismissive and rude.
(Also, I ship plenty of straight ships and lady/lady ships, so.)
I always roll my eyes at the “slashers don’t understand/value friendship, they think EVERY SINGLE FRIENDSHIP is a romantic relationship!” argument because, honestly, you’d be hard-pressed to find an individual who does see every single friendship that way. The majority of people I know in slash fandom have some relationships that they just can’t interpret as romantic. Fandom in aggregate ships everything because it is made up of a lot of different people with different tastes and viewpoints and opinions, but individual fans do not ship everything, for the most part.
And yeah, I’ve got to agree with the above point about representation. I mean, the period of time in which I most feverishly shipped any two characters of the same gender who interacted for more than ten seconds was when I was a sad confused gay teenager who couldn’t find any books about ~people like me~ that weren’t issuefic centered around the great trials of Not Being Straight. So there’s that.
Rude English signs.
in Effingham IL for some reason they have “SPEED HUMP” signs instead of “speed bump”
i mean their name is already “Effingham” so why not i guess
Actually it sounds like they were originally called Fuckingham and they decided that just wasn’t very Midwestern so they changed the name.
We had speed humps in the New Jersey town I grew up in, too! But that’s… New Jersey.