carolyn-claire replied to your post “I need a disinterested opinion. I have TJLC friends in RL. My roommate is one. I ship Lestrade/Happiness. She is telling me that by shipping anything other than Lestrade/Molly, I am furthering a homophobic opinion. When I asked her what that meant, she said that I should ship that because it would be in support of TJLC. I do ship it, but I also ship Sherstrade, Mystrade, Johnstrade, and Lestrade/Sarah. Has it really come to this? That if I don’t ship something “TJLC approved” I’m a homophobe?”
Is this because M/L is seen as the best hope for preventing M/S in someone’s confused thinking? I swear there are TJLCers who actually believe that shipping things will somehow make them happen in canon; I can’t interept their behavior any other way.
Yeah I think the logic is that if you support a ship that directly contradicts Johnlock, you are ruining their plans and therefore get to be accused of homophobia.
Whatever happened to it not mattering whether or not it became canon? I do remember an awful lot of posts over the last hiatus about how it doesn’t matter if any ship becomes canon or if it doesn’t because that’s not the point of shipping. Times sure have changed.
straightlock replied to your post “It’s scary how invested some shippers are. Johnlock and Destiel diehards can be terrifyingly gung-ho about it (particularly considering the showrunners for both shows have demonstrated zero interest in making the ships canon).”
I mean in the end it’s fictional. Not real. Do LGBTQ need representation? Yes. But I feel its a excuse for straight fangirls use for it. I respect the opinions of those are actually affected by it and even then you don’t have to put down other ships
That’s how I feel about it as well.
I am a little bit at a loss for words at the idea that not shipping a certain m/f is now considered homophobic. Even if you ascribe to the idea that shipping represents your stance on LGBT+ rights, having ships that contradict one m/m ship (especially if it’s other m/m ships) is ridiculous. But I still maintain that shipping almost always bears no relationship to your stance on any marginalized group. And really, this is one of the reasons why.
Really people jump that if you don’t ship JohnLock or believe in TJLC that you are homophobic? Even if you ship other gay ships? Really? Or even ship one character to another to benefit JohnLock? Even if it’s het you are still homophobic? Where is the logic in any of this?
I’ve seen people call johnlockers who don’t support TJLC homophobic. I do remember people going after people who didn’t ship johnlock (mostly sherlolly shippers) for being homophobic before all of this started, but it seems we have reached new heights where if you don’t ship johnlock hard enough you still hate gay people.
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It’s almost always the non-canon ones, isn’t it? Which is kind of why I really hate that shipping runs fandoms on here. It’s terrifying sometimes to see what they are capable of in the name of a fictional ship.
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Actually no. I am aware of quite of few johnlockers that believe in TJLC that well into adulthood and it frustrates me because they don’t exactly act mature about it.
Yeah unfortunately a huge part of the problem is the number of adults doing all of this.
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I really hope so because that’s adorable.
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THE SUBTEXT (THAT I TOTALLY DIDN’T JUST MAKE UP FROM WISHFUL THINKING AND OVER-ANALYSIS WHY WOULD YOU THINK THAT) TOTALLY PROVES JOHN/MOLLY IS ENDGAME!!!!!
All aboard HMS John/Molly!