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    Why shipping is like politics

    The more I read posts by people who love or hate a specific character, I'm reminded of the current political landscape of the U.S..

    People identify themselves as Republicans or Democrats. There are some people who identify as independent, but not many. Some also identify with a version of one of those, such as moderate, left-leaning, right-leaning, centrist, etc...

    Why can't people be more open minded? Why do people feel the need to jump on one side or the other? That's why I've started this thread. To list what I see as good and bad qualities of each character. Please feel free to add your own. Most of mine are coming from a comical perspective, but feel free to share your honest opinions of each character. The only thing that I ask is that you mention a good AND bad quality about each character that you mention. Thanks. Let's have fun.

    (Mods, please move if this isn't in the right place.)

    Rick
    Bad: went crazy.. not sure how stable the man is
    Good: want him on my side vs ANYBODY wishing to do harm
    Michonne
    Bad: becoming too soft
    Good: Slice and dice
    Carl
    Bad: Mean little brat some times
    Good: Mean little brat some times
    Daryl
    Bad: Ashamed to admit his romantic love for Rick
    Good: Pays the bills for tptb
    Carol
    Bad: Likes to kill women and children
    Good: Saved everyone's a**
    Beth
    Bad: Can't sing worth crap.
    Good: Kinda cute
    Ty
    Bad: Too much of a *@#*!*( to do what needs to be done
    Good: Great babbysitter. Has a bright future as a nanny
    Bob
    Bad: Not very usefull anymore after having a knife shoved in his head
    Good: Great to invite to a bbq
    Maggie
    Bad: Not very family oriented
    Good: keeps Glen focused
    Glen
    Bad: whipped by maggie
    Good: keeps maggie focused
    Eugine
    Bad: useful as a paperweight
    Good: smarter than Abe
    Abe
    Bad: not the brightest scientist escort
    Good: hot girlfriend and dolphin smooth

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    I got a good laugh from this :) thanks for posting this! It was great to read

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    I think most fans can see the truth in what you have listed. The difference comes in determining if the good is worth the bad. Some people dont have time for Ricks craziness, whereas I'd take that over sleeping with one eye open on Carol any day.

    I just wish people would realize it's okay to have different opinions...

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    I think we need to create a coalition to rise up against the Carylers and Bethlyers honestly
    (although that ship war may be over sooner than later)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyChatKiller View Post
    I think most fans can see the truth in what you have listed. The difference comes in determining if the good is worth the bad. Some people dont have time for Ricks craziness, whereas I'd take that over sleeping with one eye open on Carol any day.

    I just wish people would realize it's okay to have different opinions...
    Oh I think most people do realize its fine to have differing opinions @LadyChatKiller, no worries. It's the deliberate ignoring of the actual storyline facts from the show and distorting through the hate filter done loudly and often by a few people that gets on most people's nerves IMO.

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    It sucks that all shippers get cast in a bad light. It kinda makes me mad and sad. Oh well if being passionate about something makes me a mean girl or hated so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    Oh I think most people do realize its fine to have differing opinions @LadyChatKiller, no worries. It's the deliberate ignoring of the actual storyline facts from the show and distorting through the hate filter done loudly and often by a few people that gets on most people's nerves IMO.
    This. I think shipping is good fun but the stuff described ruins it for everyone.

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    I don't think it's all the shippers. I see a lot of posters who say they don't ship anyone feeding the nonsense. I think something like this brings out the trolls in general.

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    "Ship and let ship !" IMO-I know tons of realistic, highly-intelligent, stick-with-the-facts, terrific shippers who take the high road even in these tense and ugly days within the fandom.

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    I think it's fun to play around with how different characters match together. Even if it's not a traditional couple, every pairing would have it s own interesting quirks. I think everybody has something to offer everyone. It doesn't have to be cannon to be fun and interesting, IMO. The problem is when people start to make it their life and condemn everyone who disagrees. I think we would all do well to remember that at the end of the day, we're using our imagination to pair up fictional characters. It's kind of silly (but fun!) By nature. It's not worth being mean About. To me, anyway.

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