Flavours don’t require evidence in order to justify them. Flavours don’t have a context or source to draw from, flavours don’t have a consistent universe in which they inhabit and interact and rarely ever have rules. Flavours are entirely subjective, there is no right for flavours, barring the extremes.
Flavours are a poor comparison.
Any fuckoff dipshit who flips their lid, before anything else, at the mere mention of “I ship x and y” with no further context is a moron who doesn’t need to be reasoned with. They’re primitive, spiteful little gremlins that will never, ever agree with you so stop wasting your time.
Now if you go to lengths to say “I ship x and y because of a and b” and another person disagrees because “a never happened, and b is a misconception” then the issue is on your end.
If you ship two characters together because their personalities mesh, but their personalities in-canon are nothing like how you’re depicting them, that’s another problem.
Flavours end at ‘I like it’, and it’s not as though the taster can actually be wrong in the context. Ships end with justifications, because the characters they’re using have constructed personalities. They’re fictional but they’re made to represent people. They’re made to emulate human interaction. Humans have definitions, labels, quirks, considerations, behaviors - people have rules.
I’d be miffed if someone liked me because my favourite colour is pink and I like to go jogging, when in fact neither of those things are true.
If you want to depict Karkat as some ubersmooth charmer-supreme who gets his macking all over John who is in fact the most blatantly flamboyant homosexual who ever became a god then either just enjoy that for itself and forego justifications or up and write your own character, because it’s clearly an original idea and not based off of the source at all.
I want to reblog this because of reasons.
High-Five Jaunt. High-Five.