“I can’t see Jade Curtiss with anyone that’s in the party based on what I’ve seen, and it hurts to see Kratos shipped with anyone at all knowing his past. Especially with his own son! What. The. Heck. Is. Wrong. With. US?! And are we going to let our supposed love that we believe these characters have going on destroy our legitimate talks about the Tales series? Really? Let me give you an example: I want to talk about Guy’s history and love of fontech, and some person would rather talk about his sex history with Luke/Jade/Peony/Natalia/Van? I love Guy a lot, but I don’t really give a woot about his orientation or who he’s bedding, because I don’t find that central to his character. Only when the characters MAKE it a part of their stories or their motivations does the romance actually matter, and that’s what I want to get across to all of the other fans out there.
The fandom can get crazy with the pairings sometimes, and while I love a crack pairing as much as the next fangirl, there’s a part of me that wants to see some of the actual characters’ feelings and interactions still in tact. I wonder how many fans take the state of the world around them or the characters’ roles in politics into considerations when forming these pairings? I mean, does no one care for the not-so random possibility of Natalia/Peony? Political marriages happen, too. It can’t ALL be because “so and so look so adorable together so they should go at it”. That’s fun in a crack RP. Sure. I can live with that. I just wish that in serious discussions between fans, we can actually discuss the characters, their backstories, and the settings of the Tales universe… instead of all the random fanpairings getting in the way of it.
…I just really had to get that off my chest. <3”
man i try really hard not to reblog stuff like this but i am in the mood so
you’re entitled to your own opinions, op, which include liking and disliking things—i’m not going to talk about basic stuff we disagree on because that would be really silly. but what i am going to say is that people engaging with material in a way you don’t is not a bad thing. people talking about what they’re interested in isn’t “taking away from the game”, dude. it’s people talking about something you aren’t into, which is going to happen. a lot. in your life. there are a lot of pairings i don’t like too, and a fair amount of them are pretty popular. but when people talk excitedly about them, they’re having fun. and it’s pretty stupid to put them down for that!
not all discussions re: shipping are shallow and/or sexually oriented, either. it’s pretty goofy of you to imply that—there are people who think a LOT about what they like and why they like it. a relationship between two characters does not necessarily equal losing the actual character’s feelings/situation/motivation! i mean like if you are looking on sexytalesconfessions or something then you’re going to find a lot of stuff about characters’ sex lives because that’s the purpose of the blog.
if you can’t find the discussion you’re looking for then don’t just wait for it to happen, start it! tag it! people will probably chime in. this is a much better approach than putting people down and acting like we who occasionally enjoy pairings (and relationships CAN factor into a character’s development) are shallow buttnuggets who don’t care about the characters/games.
also uh if a pairing on the internet actually…hurts you…i think you really need to step the fuck back tbqh because it’s not real
Life in the Elementary tag → for sophistory
oh my fucking god