Let me start off this journal by saying THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO ALL PIRIHON FANS
. So don't take this message to be directed at you in particular. You'll know if it's being directed at you, I'm sure.
And this is my message:
Okay, so there's a significant enough portion of PiriHon fans that also like to hate on Taiwan and the pairing of Japan/Taiwan. I see fanworks that deliberately bash on Taiwan and make the Japan/Taiwan ship look horrible, just so their precious PiriHon looks *~so much better~* in comparison.
Yeah. STOP. Why you should stop:
1. Taiwan is a fantastic character and isn't a 'horrible bitch rival for Japan's affections'! She doesn't even have a canon crush on Japan anyway, she's about as much a ship rival as America or England, heck, less so, Ameripan and AsaKiku have a lot more canon interactions. Seriously, the basis for targeting this character for hate is pathetic. 100% pathetic. Grow a pair.
2. Bashing a character or ship does not make your ship look any better in comparison. Seriously, you're being as bad as say, the Spamano fans that hate on Belgium, or the FrUk/USUK fans that hate on Seychelles. You are.
3. In fact, it's making you and your ship look bad! Guess what? I really wanted to get on board with PiriHon and believe me, I tried, but then I see the side of the PiriHon fandom that is hating on mah gurl Taiwan and I just, I despise that side of the PiriHon fandom so much. I can't ship PiriHon as anything more than friends now, I can't go any further than that.
4. You are free to dislike Taiwan and Japan/Taiwan, but making characters OOC or whining about it is not going to give you any medals or anything. Seriously? What are you gaining out of hating on Taiwan or Japan/Taiwan or whoever? Tell me, I'd love to know what makes you feel so A+++++ about that sort of behaviour.
5. btw it makes your Philippines OC look really bad too, like woooowww what an amazingly sugoi character being in a bitchy rivalry with taiwan oh wowwwwwwww desu desu
6. and guess what, you're making the PiriHon shippers that don't hate on Taiwan get lumped in with bad seeds - I know not every PiriHon fan behaves this way, but I've seen enough of this behaviour that I just wanted to get this message out there because lol, if I don't say it, who will?
7. in fact it's this sort of behaviour that makes people hate on the APH OC fandom in general - hating on characters for 'interfering' with their kawaii OC/Canon ships - thanks for making everyone look bad, you little shit
Anyway I've been wanting to say this shit for a while now and why yes, yes I am being harsh
but it needs to be said
YOU DO NO ONE ANY FAVOURS WITH THIS BEHAVIOUR.
by the way, no I am not going to bring up direct examples of this dumbfuckery, but it's out there, believe me