[personal profile] laurenthekiwi
I'm a pretty lowkey shipper. I don't read much relationship-based fanfic, trawl for fanart, post any headcanons or imagines, complain loudly on Twitter about my noTPs. This doesn't mean that I'm not a shipper. My very first 'grown-up' tv show was Star Trek: TNG and I distinctly remember getting annoyed that Troi and Riker weren't married yet, despite being totally in love. I can't have been more than 10.

I'll admit I haven't yet seen the new Avengers movie. I'll also admit I went spoiler hunting on TVTropes. Finally, I'll admit that Clintasha have been one of my OTPs.

Yeah, you can guess where I'm going from this. SPOILER: Clintasha the ship has been sunk pretty conclusively, and in its place floats happily married family man Clint, and Brutasha.
In some ways, I'm gutted. I really like the idea of the 'non-supers' hooking up after facing death back-to-back. Budapest. The arrow necklace. 'Compromised". On the other hand, I think I can handle Clintasha as an BroTP: best buddies, lone agents of death whose list of trusted people begins with the other, fire-forged friends, and totally platonic. Hawkeye is happy, Natasha is Aunty Nat and not jealous.
I'm having a bit more trouble with Brutasha. It's like they picked the single most unlikely character not in a relationship. He genuinely scared her due to the Hulk. Her, the super-spy-assassin of death. I'm hoping they go a bit more comic-compliant and hook her up with Bucky (BlackWinter, anyone?)
(on a side note, Evans and Renner called her character a slut in an interview as a joke, which was totally uncalled for, and while Evans issued a sincere apology, Renner basically said "sorry if you got offended" which is not an apology at all and this makes me upset)

I consoled my poor shipper's heart with a look through #Clintasha on Tumblr and found denial, Whedonhate, and a few interesting points.
People got annoyed at the discussion of Brutasha v Clintasha v Romanogers v etc and wanted to know why she needed a romantic subplot at all (because she doesn't get her own movie at all, that's why), or said that the romance made her more one-dimensional. I can't really comment until seeing the movie, but as the audience you can comment on the romantic aspects of a character without betraying the rest of their personality, right?
Others told off Clintasha shippers for getting upset with the movie as a whole due to one little part. Personally, I'm having doubts about goingto see this movie because I know that something I liked WAS BLOWN TO PIECES AND BURNT TO THE WATERLINE. I know it's not a big part of the movie. But it's going to hurt.

I guess the point of this late night super long first post is that sometimes we place more emotion into a thing than we think, and that it's ok to be upset when things you like, for one reason or another, no longer likeable in the same way.

March 2016

202122 23242526

Most Popular Tags

Powered by Dreamwidth Studios
Page generated Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 20:26