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Serious Slash by StrangeWeirdo Serious Slash by StrangeWeirdo
Okay, I felt this stamp wouldn't be out of place. You may wonder what I mean by this, and it is simple. It's about those people who actually care about which fictional character fucks which fictional character.

Alright, I enjoy male slash. No secret. I have a lot of pairings I enjoy because I think their personalities work or even just because they look aesthetically pleasing together. I go to some communities to read fanfiction or see fanart of my favourite pairings. Sometimes, rarely, I might even contribute. Countless others do this. I don't see any problem.

What I do see a problem with are the people who seem to think pairings are something anyone should treat seriously.

There are two kinds. You have the people who ship some random couple and will fight to the death for it, flame people who like other pairings, draw other characters getting mauled because there's another popular pairing involving one side of their OTP and said character, etc. Those are annoying enough.

Then you have the people who somehow feel that a drawing of two male characters kissing has RUINED THE SHOW FOR THEM and the artist should GET A KNIFE SHOVED DOWN THEIR THROAT because they made their favourite characters into FAGGOOOOOTS. These are more annoying, and I don't think I'll ever understand them. Why would your enjoyment of a show be hindered by someone's silly picture ?_? is it really worth saying things like 'please, just no' or that this kind of thing makes you 'lose faith in humanity'? Aren't you taking this a little too seriously? It's about the relationships of people who don't exist.

I've seen fanfictions of shows like Will&Grace where Will or Jack were paired with girls. I think it's an alright show. Despite having seen that these stories exist, I didn't write a flame to the author. I didn't stop watching the show or cry while slowly cutting myself because you have to have a completely warped perception of importance to give half a damn about this kind of thing. I just didn't read the story.

I personally like House/Wilson, for instance. It's not canon, even though some writers like the pairing. Plenty of people like House/Cuddy or other kinds of slash pairings. There are about as many retards in any fandom of House (there was a big fight between House/Cameron and House/Wilson at some point and it was all very silly) and I think this seriously impairs everyone's enjoyment of their respective pairing.

So, tl;dr: If you enjoy your pairings in peace and quiet and let others do the same we'll all be much happier in our respective fluffy, lovely silliness.
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ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Writer
I can't tell you how annoyed I get when people say for example 'Naruto and Sasuke do not love each other, stop pairing them together!!!' I admit this isn't one of my favorite yaoi couples around but good god I don't tell people to stop shipping NaruSasu because shippers are gonna ship what they want to ship haters have to understand that. I don't get why people get 'depressed' or lose interest in a show because of the fandom that's so stupid. Why quit liking a show that they love because of some fans pairings? Makes no sense to me.
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RayKling Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thank you. Finally someone who gets it. I mean I can understand not liking it when the picture is really graphic, but I would feel that way about any pairing slash or not. The thing that bugs me is when they freak out and are screaming "THOSE CHARACTERS AREN'T GAY!!!!" even though the characters are never given a canon sexuality they just assume their straight because they "don't act gay." Even when the character is obviously straight does it really matter? It's just a drawing/story. It's not like it will make a difference to the series. I honestly don't care who people like together. It can be the crackiest pairing ever and I just wouldn't care. Pairings don't have to be cannon or make sense it's all just for fun.
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NatariSaru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I agree! People should calm the hell about slash and just have fun. I like both Canon and Non-Canon equally, so I don't see why people cry over this. Most of the time, the creator doesn't give a crap what the fans do, just as long as someone has fun with the characters. A few artists I know even created doujinshi based on their actual series with many of their characters in unofficial pairings, so why does it matter?
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zombies-lost-my-keys Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Personally, I support very few pairings, most of which are canon. However, I don't see the point in getting so up tight about something that's fictional, plus they aren't even said persons characters in the first place and if the actual creators are fine with it then why shouldn't they pair them up with this character or that character? I used to get so asshurt over slash, thank god I changed, OOC still irks me a bit, but not much.
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, it's just an unecessary hassle :v
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Juggolette Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I completely agree. i just dont see a point of taking it so seriously when its never gonna happen in the first place.
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HalfpastDamned Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist
I must agree. I myself go by a strict 'make love not war' policy when it comes to shipping. It always makes me laugh when someone flips out on me for this pairing or that.

And besides, isn't one of the points about slash pairings is that even though it may not be generally accepted by other fans, you can still enjoy it for it's own sake? It seems highly hypocritcal to try and condemn someone for essentially doing the same thing as you.
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KawaiiSpy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
lol, TF2 fandom...nutshell. Er, one half of it at least.

People need to stop acting like if somebody dares pair up a character with another character that breaks your OTP, it's the end of the frickin' world. Or claim its more canon than others (or canon at all in some cases) when it's not. :D
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Suerte23 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Writer
I completely agree. I can't stand seeing people who say that it's disrespectful to the creator to ship anything but the canon or to play around with a character's sexuality. Shipping is all in good fun. It's not srs business. D:
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Pan-Boleyn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I would use this stamp if I knew how to use stamps. Ships are fun, and I simply don't read the ones I absolutely hate. Those I just don't ship - and even some I usually dislike - I'll give a shot for the sake of a good story. But why would anyone want to waste their time getting angry because someone ships something else?

They say never talk about politics or religion. In fandom, sadly, never talk about shipping (unless you all ship the same) seems to be a rule too.
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PatMonahanFangirl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love slash, but I wouldn't kill someone over it... Heh.
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PhantomMagician Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I second this, can I also second not taking fanfiction/fanart/fandom/television shows in general too seriously. I mean really people get way to attached to this stuff and then go over board. I know that I do get attached to characters but I don't go over board because I know it's all just supposed to be for fun.
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly, there's people who get disturbingly attached to fictional characters. Not in a "I admire their principles" way, but in a "THEY ARE LITERALLY REAL AND WE ARE MARRIED" way and it's pretty creepy.
I mean I have some fictional characters I think are admirable but they're. Never going to meet me or see the fanart/fanfiction about them. So who cares.
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MystressVulpes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthisplz: :D

House/Wilson? I can kind of see that one. XD I actually came across another stamp a while ago about C.O.D yaoi. The maker went off on it as if the art was some how making it into the game. he even put "The general against C.O.D yaoi" in his signature. It seems so many people don't know what rule 34 is anymore or how to have fun.
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zombies-lost-my-keys Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Old comment is old but I think I know the person your talking about. It may have been one of my friends or me on my old account. I appoligise for my assholish behaviour at that time and I'm sure my friend does to.
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MystressVulpes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind old comment stuff and it's okay everyone blows their lid and makes an ass out of themselves over something. I've done it too. Actually, little bit of my comment might be that way as well. We all make mistakes it's how we learn. :D
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zombies-lost-my-keys Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, but I still feel like a little bit of a douche for overreacting about CoD slash. Now I just don't care, it's all fictional, right?
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MystressVulpes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
right and yeah I know that feeling it doesn't go away easily. Don't worry in the end you learned from it which is more than a lot of people do in their lives.
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I find that people in "manlier" fandoms (video games, especially FPS ones and such) are usually much worse about the whole "GAY FANART IS RUINING MY SERIES OH GOD", which I think is pretty funny. They could be spending all that time they use up by bitching on playing the game :v
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MystressVulpes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
true, it just says "I'm not comfortable with my sexuality" to me. I usually just have a "eh" and move on when I see a pairing that weirds me out.
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KawaiiKaabii Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I'm not even a fan of yaoi and I SOOOOOOO agree with this. I hate it when people take pairings SOO SERIOUSLY. And they BAWWWWWW just because "THE CHARACTER'S NOT GAY WTH YOU'RE SICK AND STUPID AND <insert adjectives here> baww baww!111"

'PAIRINGS ARE SRS BSNS!11'
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? PAIRINGS ARE WHAT DEFINES MY LIFE AAAAA dear me
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sailor-saturn0909 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
What you wrote is very true...DON'T TAKE SLASH SERIOUSLY!!
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Word!
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sailor-saturn0909 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Word.
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Pineapplelicious Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
THANK YOU! I get SO tired of people wussing out over a picture of FICTIONAL characters kissing. Usually slash/crack is just for fun it shouldn't be taken so seriously. XP
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! I really don't see the point in wasting energy over getting upset over someone's ship, haha.
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Pineapplelicious Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Yeah XD Of course those are the kinds of people that stick to canon like it's their Bible or something @___@ I just have fun bending the game around XD
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thesoundofaglance Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
thank you so much for this. im a BIG fanfic/fanart person, and i have these issues with ppl ALL the time. especially as i mostly write and read slash and non-cannon.
i dont get it either, i definately have my fave pairings, but just becuase im a spirk lover doesnt mean i wont read a little spock/ahura. im a female, and boys love is hott and all, but sometimes you need a little familiar ground lolzz.
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I read and write/draw a ton of slash and non-cannon, but I've been surprisingly lucky so-far! When people get a bit agressive I just sort of tell them to chill and in the end we all have cake and tea or something and it works out.

Glad you like the stamp, haha c:
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DeadPoet4lyfe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
love it took the words right outta my mouth lol
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks c:
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FuneralForAFetus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
This is so refreshing, especially considering my recent pairing obsessions have made me want to hide in the corner so I won't get flamed. I hate how people get so obsessed with their so-called otp and decide that everyone else's pairings are wrong or distasteful. We all have a right to love what we want, and I'm so sick of people who decide that no, you really can't because groups like one that I found saying how disgusting AlicexTarrant is feel they have the authority to decide what is right or wrong in a certain fandom. I mean god, just because I like my slashy pairings doesn't mean I'm destroying what's canon, I just want to have some fun!! There are certain pairings that I really don't like, but I keep it to myself and let people have their fun and/or crack :D Mutual respect, people!! Anyway. enough of my ranting. this is awesome ^____^
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel, I used to be very 'omg :0' about some of the pairings I like, but as time went by I realized that I wasn't hurting anyone and that I wasn't the creepiest person out there by any stretch of the imagination (cough otakukin cough kawaii yaoi fangirls cough) so I mellowed out. IT'S PROVEN TO BE VERY HEALTHY and I'm a lot less bothered about fandom stuff now, haha.

Mutual respect is, I find, the key to enjoying oneself in fandoms. Glad you like the stamp!
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0Leth0 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Agreed. So many stupid single minded people.
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes you wonder whether they don't have bigger fish to fry, really.
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SatoriPangea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Hell yeah. If I could use stamps, this would be the first one on my list.
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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SSjUmi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just been looking for a nice "I'm a slash fan, btw" like stamp for my journal, but all I found were bitchy "SLASH = EVIL! Fucking retarded fans of it, GDIAF!" and "Yeah, so I love Slash, deal with it, fucktard" stamps

... Except for yours.

Its brilliant and true. I mean, srsly, we're in fandom. Live and let live. Your kink might not be my kink, but that's ok.
What's so difficult about that?

Anyways, :+fav: & use ;)
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad a bunch of people are agreeing with the message here :B live and let live is the way to go in fandom.
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ReyahRayno Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a huge pairing whore. I will slash almost anything and anyone. I will not deny this at all. Does this mean I don't respect "canon" or other fanon pairings? No. Everyone has their own tastes and I can respect that. There is absolutely no need to feel angry or insulted at someone because they don't like your OTP or whatever.

Honestly, aren't there bigger things we should be worried about?
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. Stressing out over people you don't know being in a relationship is something I'll never really understand.
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MarsW Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Finally! Love this!
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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zhooz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I agree with this so much! I`m a slash fangirl all the way, but I know that my pairings will never ever be cannon :D
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, just accepting the non-canonical nature of one's pairing makes it easier to enjoy all sorts of fic imo :B IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN ANYWAY, SO GO WILD WITH AU FICS AND ALL
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HMaschine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I full-heartedly agree. Pairings are as much serious business as my thumb has feet growing out of it.
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kari10101 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010   General Artist
HousexWilson?
That's almost canon!

On a more serious note, I do have to agree with the stamp. Hell, some of my favourite pairings have a character from one in another. =/ Like my Adult!SonicxAdult!Cream and SonicxShadow loves.
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StrangeWeirdo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It should totally be canon ;__;

And I'm glad people agree with this stamp. The sooner we all realize that shipping has literally zero real-life relevance, the better.
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kari10101 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010   General Artist
But it isn't...Oh well, at least the person House is paired with is likable.

Haha, yeah! Like I said before, I like multiple pairings with one of the characters the same! Most of the time, I'm in it for the plot and not the pairings.
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