I have been out of the fandom for a month in order to focus on my finals. But coming back in to it, looking through the tags and posts on tumblr and twitter, I’m disappointed by the amount of time the fandom is spending acknowledging hate. I’ve been a part of many ships, some with similar ship wars, and the amount of attention Karamel’s give to “anti’s” is unprecedented.
It makes the fandom a very draining and depressing place to be – which is exactly what they want. I know of many shipper who have had to take breaks or leave forever because it’s too negative, and I was tempted to too.
I love Kara. I love Mon-El. I love them because they’re so happy, and resilient despite all the horrors they have had to face in life. I would love it if this fandom could emulate that.
Why quote negativity onto Karamel timelines? What purpose does that serve other than spreading the hateful message?
Why @ an anti on a reply thread and draw more attention to their tweet when you could just leave your own comment and like the other nice ones?
Why talk about them using our tags instead of using it for positivity?
They’re taking the fun and joy out of the ship and you are letting them. You're making their voices louder too. Please ask Karamel's who engage in negative behaviour to stop. If users are being attacked and harassed encourage them to block those accounts and mute the tweets anti’s have found. If you see someone fighting dm them and ask them to stop. There is no point in arguing with them – we will not change their minds and they will not change ours – so it’s time we start ignoring it. If you see a comment like “haha take that antis” on our tags ask them to delete it. Our ship is not, and has never been, about them.
This will be the last time ship wars will be acknowledged on KaraAndMonEl.com