|ext_14446 (nightengale.livejournal.com) wrote in thefourthvine,|
And I'm spamming you, TFV, sorry.
But I (fortunately) never ran into Sparky till this rant. I hope to God I don't once I leave this page. And I'll readily admit to being a McShepper - and using that term (though not exclusively). I figure, if it's not going to be confused with other possible name-derived pairings (such as Chlois verus Clois or something) and it's not got any ridiculous non-name words in it (can anyone tell me who SS Guns & Handcuffs is?) then it's relatively harmless to use.
Of course then there's the ones like Silentshipping, Puzzleshipping, Kickshipping...I hail from the land of YGO and it is .not. a happily-named place. No matter how amusing I find the names personally, I'm *in* fandom, and I don't *need* to be explained to. So it doesn't matter if *I* can understand them or not, what matters is that newbies and fandom-transplants/transfers have no idea what the fuck we're on about.
My point is....the way I see it, dumb pairing names are never gonna completely die out. I'd rather...herd...the use of such rather than attempt to eradicate it. Dissuade the Silentshippers rather than the Clexxers. I figure we'd have more success that way.
Annnnnnnnnd I lose at coding. ^^;