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I love both Shadowhunters and the pairing Malec, but I'm going to… - Me myself and I
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liliaeth
liliaeth
I love both Shadowhunters and the pairing Malec, but I'm going to have to stay away from Malec fandom on Tumblr, cause their behavior could start negatively impacting my love for the ship. I don't think I've seen a fandom of a canon pairing this entitled since well... the highdays of Buffy/Angel.
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shapinglight From: shapinglight Date: February 21st, 2017 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
You haven't come across the JohnLock 'shippers, then?
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: February 22nd, 2017 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't really watch Sherlock, so not really. johnlock also isn't a canon pairing. (made that distinction because sterek shippers are worse*eg*)
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: February 22nd, 2017 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Malec is my new favorite thing, but yeah, from what I've seen, it's all "I want my ship to be X, and not Y, and damn you if you don't give me exactly what I want."
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: February 22nd, 2017 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
It's like, even when they get episodes that are all about the emotional development of their ship, it still isn't enough, and somehow the show is bad to their ship, because 'they didn't show the sex scene between them'.

Looking at the episode, both last week and this week's, I just can' think of a single moment where actually showing that scene would have added to the episode, but then they keep whining about Jace getting a sex scene with a random girl, and comparing it to that.

Never mind that we got to see that scene, because, one, that's all Jace had with that girl, and two, it's a form of showing rather than telling, that Jace is trying to force himself to move on, and think of girls other than Clary, because he feels that his feelings for Clary make him a monster...

But then that would expect these viewers to think of storylines that aren't immediately connected to their own faves.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: February 22nd, 2017 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I can sort of see both sides, in that we see het sex scenes all the time, and rarely more than kisses between same-sex couples on TV. So, if the only reason not to show the sex scene is because Magnus and Alec are both men, then that's kind of shitty.

However, I agree with you in that it wasn't necessary for the development of their relationship, and with Malec, we're getting a main, end-game pairing between two men that's been really sweet. We're getting the kind of development of their relationship that I usually only dream of, even between het couples, and I can honestly think of a few het couples where we don't* get a sex scene when it's a well developed relationship.

tl;dr We get so few same sex relationships on TV, and so few same-sex sex scenes, I can see why folks would want it, but it wasn't necessary for the purposes of the story.

Edited at 2017-02-22 05:09 am (UTC)
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