September 8th, 2021

Nocker II

Shipping meme, day 24

24. Biggest notp

I don't put as much energy in my notps than in my otps. Also, to have even the littlest bit of energy to put into it, they need either to be canon either to be one of the fandom favourite. I don't spend time being "I would really dislike this random ship no one writes", even when I, well, really dislike it.

But let's do categories here too!

* Ships where I dislike the tropes. For example, Touga/Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena. Utena is about living like a prince, not a princess, and Touga is all about respecting the gender roles. First he tries to manipulate her to beat her in a duel. After it fails, he really falls in love with her, but he's like "I should protect her from afar even if she hates me because she's a girl and I'm a boy", so sorry, despite the redemption, he keeps annoying me. Even the movie reveal of his trauma of being raped by his adoptive father being the source for his homophobia can make him a little more sympathetic as a character, but it sure won't make me like the ship.

* And sometimes, the tropes align with my tastes, but I'm disappointed, because I don't like how the canon does things. Like, Varrick/Zhi Li in Legend of Korra. I do love assistants having a crush for their evil-ish boss! But the show tries to sell it to me as a happy ending when I don't see it. Varrick can sure do grand gestures, but we have no hint that he will start treating her better; him missing her only shows he loved how their relationship works, with the inequality and unreasonable demands. In addition, Varrick represents capitalism as other villains of the show represent other political systems, and his redemption arc in general, not only the romance, was rushed and absolutely not believable. He grows a conscience as a joke, and as a political statement I don't agree with. It could have been done better, but with more setup.

I probably dislike some ships more, I just totally forgot about them right now. ^^ Cette entrée a été crosspostée au https://flo-nelja.dreamwidth.org/714209.html. Commentez où vous voulez.