Alright I got reminded of this since we discussing about adding pages for Duet Units on the wiki.
Should we start being more strict about comments that talk about "shipping" Utaite on the wiki since its a really...how should I say this...controversial topic?
First I should state that I really dislike this sort of thing since, to me, it appears very disrespectful.
I know some people mean it in the "friendship" way but I think that word tends to have more romantic connotations more than anything which I think is kinda disgusting for people to do.
Its one thing to do it with fictional characters but to do with real people is another matter.
I don't think Utaite would appreciate the fact that people are writing fiction about them and pretending that they know how the utaite would think or act in a certain situation.
Also I got alarmed that someone posted SoraMafu's email in the thread because I don't want people to think that its okay to send them "shipping" artwork/fanfiction. I know for sure that Utaite in the past have specifically asked not to be given such things as they were apparently handed some in the past(??). Well they weren't too happy about it that's for sure.
I know the JP fandom has become super private about these things as one or more utaite have complained about finding them, so for ENG fandom to be so public with it is very discerning. I don't want the young ENG fandom to think its "acceptable" to do such things in the public.....
I think I'm going to start closing/deleting threads and comments about "shipping" Utaite since its disrespectful