In an inbox of largely lovely messages, anon, you’re actually rather rude. Which is something I hope you realized when you were typing this.
But let’s discuss anyway, because you bring up some interesting talking points. And yes, I feel like I can explain a few things, and hopefully provide some insight, as you’ve requested.
I would just like to add one thing to that splendid answer.
"Fangirls" are not ‘hot’ for characters that are dicks. We are hot for character that are interesting. When you put a ‘good’ person with a ‘good’ person and no conflict exist between them you get a boring story - you either need to have shit raining on them from the sky to make the plot interesting or you have a Fluff (which is not bad at all, but then and again you need some red meat in your stories).
So no, good/bad dichotomy is not just there to feed our primal urges (in a bigger part) it’s there to make the story interesting.
(And to be honest I find the anon suspicious on the grounds of their ire. Anyone who takes such strong offence by something that harms them not, can be easily ignored and causes other people nothing but joy smells of resentment and disappointment. Do you ship another couple, anon, one that gets much less recognition? Do you dislike fluff and fix-its that are a strong presence in Hobbitverse? Do you resent having your beloved canon soured by Teh Ghey or the form said Teh Ghey is taking? Do share.)
Even if I am a dude in my mid-20iesI agree 100 with this post.
Teenage fangirls keep fandoms alive, and it gives many of them a launching plataform to become writers and creators of their own right.
this makes me laugh so hard for some reason
In which the autocorrect fails Sarah
this needs to be in every art history books in 10 years
Drunk Alison (part… 3?)
OMG I love these