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Lily’s Shipping War Philosophies
I may not like what you ship, but I will defend to the death your right to ship it.
All ships are created equal. A ship is not superior or inferior because of its shippers.
All shippers are created equal. A person is not superior or inferior because of his or her ship.
All people are created equal. Having one ship, having multiple ships, having no ships, none of that makes you a better or worse person than someone else. We've already got racism and sexism to deal with, we don’t need shipism too.
You can attack a ship. You can NOT attack a shipper.
If you do end up attacking a ship, don't be surprised when the ship attacks back.
Shipping wars are not inherently bad. It is a form of entertainment, a contest of humor and wit that can open dialogue and create bonds.
There are no right or wrong ships.
There are no good or evil ships.
There are no smart or dumb ships.
You can persuade others to join or leave a ship. But it is not effective trying to force them.
Ships may reflect or be a manifestation of certain social ills, not the other way around. Burning the ships will not remove those social ills.
A ship is a part of a shipper’s ever-changing, complex identity. If you don’t like it, change it. If you do, embrace it. But never let the world make you feel bad or ashamed because of it.
Ultimately, ships are meant to foster communities and serve as a safe and happy escape. We've got one nice thing. Don’t ruin it by being an asshole.
Just don’t be an asshole.
Loss of the Yamato Nadeshiko [A Rant]
One thing I’ve noticed is the terrifying loss of old, traditional values in our modern society. Now it’s all power this, independence that. Have we become lost in the age of sexy, glamour, fame? What happened to the so-called simple wildflower of Japan?
Yes, I mourn for the loss of the Yamato Nadeshiko, and along with it, the forgotten virtues of loyalty, wisdom, humility, and love. Not romantic love, which has become all about serving “me, myself, and I”, but familial love. Unconditional love for one’s parents, one’s spouse, one’s child, and a willingness to make sacrifices on their behalf.
I think that type of selflessness shows more beauty and strength than a respectable job ever can. I think subtle is sometimes better than aggression or force, and a distaste for violence is a positive trait, not a negative one.
Yes, I want more Yamato Nadeshiko. Bring on the long dark hair and pale skin. Bring on the simple hair ornaments and modest jewelry. Bring on the gentle eyes and calm voice. Return the purity back to this godforsaken world.
Kishimoto, I’m begging you, please give me back Uchiha Itachi. I’m tired of reading about these selfish boyfriends and moronic husbands and deadbeat dads. If I wanted those, come on, I’ve got reality for that.
Sigh, it is truly the end of an era.
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