I have always found shipping couples to be the most immature and pathetic form of wish fulfillment in the world. It used to be that when you felt that two characters who had no romantic chemistry whatsoever would make a good couple, you kept that opinion to yourself. When you told people that stuff they would look at you funny and if they were your friends they would move on and you would never speak of it again. All of a sudden now the fandom cultures have embraced shipping as some sick sacred ritual. It honestly just shows the worst in people when you ship. There is almost no positive shipping I can think of. Of all the ships I have encountered in my lifetime, in the most ship-happy community of all (Avatar the last air bender) the worst ship by far is zutara. I say as much not because Aang and katara ended up together, as they should rightly be I will add, (In context of the story, and not my opinion) but because the two of them simply have no romantic chemistry. But more importantly I wonder how zutara shippers expect katara to completely forget that when zukko and katara first met he THREATENED TO MURDER HIS GRANDMOTHER AND HER ENTIRE VILLAGE IF THEY DIDN’T HAND OVER THE AVATAR. Oh yeah, they are a match made in heaven alright. Nice job guys.
The only thing worse than shipping characters is shipping characters of the same sex who are not, and have not indicated that they are either gay or lesbian. There is nothing with homosexuality, but it is so selfish and inconsiderate to depict characters who aren’t that way displaying those characteristics. It is bad enough you are expressing an opinion that you should in all honesty keep to yourself, but you are also sharing your self-fulfilling wishful fantasy with the world. In any reasonable world your sick delusions would be frowned upon. I am all for people having the right to express themselves, but that doesn’t mean that you should express every putrid opinion in your mind. All people have some opinion or thought that is distasteful, but it is our responsibility to suppress them. I have often seen Asami/Korra, or Princess bubblegum/Marceline ships. Its not “cute”. The only thing worse than shipping characters of the same sex who are not gay or lesbian is shipping real people. Stop making assumptions about people’s sexuality and who they do or do not like.