I feel the need to rant on a subject because a friend of mine is being harassed over her opinion on her ship.
These two posts [ X ] [ X ] have suddenly become an issue of racism in The Walking Dead fandom. Though not everyone is as narrow minded as the few select people who have brought skin color into the mix.
Some of the comments that have been reblogged onto these posts are downright ridiculous. Now someone please explain to me where and how they come off as racist? Would you not defend yourself too when approached in such a manner? Skin color should NEVER and I mean NEVER come into play when someone is discussing their preference of a ship ESPECIALLY when said poster did not express hate for the character and even went as far to explain her reasonings behind her ship.
It makes me question whether these people have a clear view of reality, or if everything thrown in their direction becomes a racial issue. Yeah I get it, you want to protect your ship, you don’t agree with the Caryl ship, but that does not give you the right to assume that just because you don’t like her opinion you can come at her with accusations of racism. Race wasn’t even brought into play until someone else decided to reblog the post with some half thought out comment on a personal opinion.
People can be insane. That’s what I’ve learned today and those of you ignorant enough to justify your comments that because one doesn’t find a ship to be logical, as racism can go on and unfollow me now. And those of you who feel the need to reblog this post with your negative banter about my defending a friend will be ignored.
Yes I’m aware that not all of you lurking in The Walking Dead tags are small minded, and I applaud those of you who can see a personal opinion for what it is and not turn it into some huge race debacle. We need more of that in this fandom. ACCEPTANCE of a ship.
The only thing that would piss me off about this whole Carol situation is if the writers started…
boo hoo if you’re going to put your opinion in the Michonne tag where Michonne fans can see then don’t act shocked when people give their opinion right back, and why is it ALWAYS that people have more of a problem with people calling out racism than the racism itself? I’m sick of this coded language on tumblr and people not expecting us to say anything about because it might hurt your wittle feelings. GTFOH with that shaming shit nobody cares OK!
Oh grow the fuck up seriously. It’s pathetic the lengths a person will go to try to prove a point or justify their twisted opinions. The fact of the matter is that you took an innocent personal opinion, one that had nothing to do with race by the way and turned into such. Nowhere in the post did it say anything about the difference in race of the two characters until you brought it up. So yes shame on you, shame on you for going there. Shame on you for making half assed assumptions based on “coded language” like you actually know what’s going on in the other persons head. You’re the one who made race a factor in this issue so yes that makes you the racist. There’s no issue with calling someone out for being racist the issue is you have no fucking clue if the person is racist. You just want to assume they are because they prefer that Carol and Daryl got together how exactly does that make a person racist wanting two characters who have been together in the same group since day one to have a relationship as opposed to a character that just came in last season? You don’t and you don’t have the right to pass that kind of judgment without credible proof. This has nothing to do with my “wittle” feelings, believe my feelings are perfectly intact I don’t give a shit about you or your racial bullshit. It’s about you turning something so insignificant as an a difference in opinion on ships and turning it into a racial debacle. I thought we were past this kind of shit, but obviously we aren’t. No one said anything about disliking Michonne personally she’s a well developed character who deserves much more air time but what do I know right because the fact that I don’t ship Michonne with Daryl so I guess that makes me a racist too right? If I did see her get with anyone I would prefer it be Rick I suppose that also makes me a racist. Why don’t you read through the lines there and take note of my “coded language.” Here take note of this “coded language”you’re an idiot. We’ve obviously reached the point where no one allowed to voice their opinion without being called a racist or some bullshit like that. Now this is the last time I’m going to say anything on the subject cause this is getting fucking ridiculous. I have much more important things to worry about than a person whose opinion means less than nothing to me. You can keep spewing whatever crap you need to spew to make yourself feel better and justify your idiotic theories, because I’m done listening. I’m not playing into this crap anymore the fact that it’s gone on this long is pathetic. So please continue being an insignificant human being, who has nothing to offer to the tumblr community but half assed assumptions based on “coded language” that somehow makes a person a racist. How about youget the fuck off of here with your idiotic bullshit racist conspiracy theories. I’m not discussing this anymore in fact effective immediately you will be blocked from my account not because we have a difference in opinions but because you’re an ignorant asshole.
And for anyone else who finds this to be a racial issue keep it to yourself I’m no longer indulging any of you in this insanity. No one should have to justify a ship no one should be accused of racism because the people they ship happen to be the same color, and the fact that people have to make it about race is sad. It makes you ignorant, it makes you an idiot for making such rash assumptions.
The main point is this Daryl and Carol have been developing a relationship since the first season, maybe not a romantic relationship but a relationship nonetheless. So yes it would be disrespectful to just write them off after three fucking seasons of character development and relationship development, and stick Daryl with Michonne who has only been around the group sporadically since season three. It would be disrespectful to the Caryl shippers (I personally am not one). NO one is assuming Daryl/Carol, Daryl/Michonne are even going to get together it was a hypothetical personal opinion based on a spark the poster of this saw between Michonne and Daryl. Race has nothing to fucking do with it. It’s about the relationship the two of these characters have been working on/developing since season one. So tell me how not wanting that relationship to be written off and tossed to the side so quickly is invalid or insincere bullshit? Please fucking enlighten me cause I would like to know? How does it make someone racist? How does it even become about race, really I’d like to know how? Just because someone else’s ship differs from yours doesn’t make it invalid. Ship Carol and Daryl, ship Michonne and Daryl, ship fucking Rick and Daryl ship whoever the hell you want (except Bethyl cause that shit does not make one bit of sense at all.) It’s not hurting anybody, and neither are the difference of opinions. The minute you bring race into it or attack someone for different opinions that’s when it becomes an issue. Grow up and let people have their opinions let people speak fucking freely without having assholes jump down their throats the second they do. We all have the right to ship what we ship without question. Unless It’s the Bethyl ship cause I will always question why people want to see a sexy, fine, handsome, godlike, middle aged man with a child. I just can’t, and I won’t even fucking entertain the thought. And please don’t come into my ask with your bullshit or reblog this with some of your idiotic comments cause I won’t be having that. You stick to your ship freely and I’ll stick to mine. Although personally I don’t ship anyone on The Walking Dead except all the zombies I like to ship the zombies together.
Peace the fuck out homies.
Spot on rant. Seriously I’m losing hope in this fandom. How can something as simple as not shipping two particular characters be turned into an issue of race? What the fuck is wrong with some people? The original post contained nothing hateful about the character, I read it myself. It was a mere opinion on a ship. If you don’t agree with it to fucking bad. When you can give me “viable” or “sincere” reasons on why you do or do not ship all the parings you’re fond of then maybe your opinion will have some relevance. Let the people ship whatever the fuck they want whenever the fuck they want and shut the fuck up about it okay.
So, I recently came across a disturbing trend currently happening in China, they’re packing liveanimals into small plastic bags and selling them as keychains and charms. I signed a petition against it, you can find it here. I hope you guys take the time to sign as well, and pass this along to your friends. Let’s get the word out about this, and hopefully end this needless cruelty.
Alright so here’s my take on the Beth/Daryl interaction in tonight’s episode. I dunno if it’ll be considered spoilers cause it’s not a huge thing, but out of respect to those who haven’t seen the episode I’ll tag it as spoilers.
There is literally nothing romantic, cute, or ship worthy about the hug Beth gave Daryl. Look at his body language when she moves in, when she touches him. He flinches, his body is rigid and stiff and it looks as if he’s trying to move away from her. He wont let his body really touch her, it’s like he wants to comfort her. He doesn’t exactly know how to, and comfort through physical contact is not his forte. He’s still not used to being touched, it doesn’t matter how long he’s known the group, or how far he’s come. There are things that are ingrained in him that he hasn’t seemed to be able to shake.
Maybe that changes in the future. Who knows, but I highly doubt the Bethyl ship will take off. Daryl was meant to be a lone wolf. Even with how close he seems to have gotten to Carol I don’t see that going anywhere either. Having him mated off in my opinion would ruin the integrity of his character. He’s not ready and he may never be ready. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love for him to find love, but what he needs most is understanding which he’s getting from Carol. I think where he’s at now is perfect and why ruin a perfect thing? Though that’s just my opinion and I may be reading into things or just being plain crazy but hey I had to say something.