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Author has written 48 stories for Naruto, Millennium Trilogy, Pokémon, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Twilight.
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 are allowed to attack a ship. You are NOT allowed to attack a shipper.
If you do end up attacking a ship, don't be surprised when shippers attack 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. You’re not going to have much luck forcing 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.
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