I recently contacted (and posted about) Digimon co-creator and series director of the first two Digimon series: Hiroyuki Kakudou.
Well, because some people seemed genuinely interested, I asked Kakudou some more questions regarding Sorato and…
Wow. Uh, way to get super special bitchy over a fictional character pairing. Also real nice to jump down someone’s throat because they feel a different pairing is better in their opinion and refuses to adopt your opinion as their own.
Jesus fucking Christ, you are legitimately the first asshole I’ve EVER met in this fandom since the show began. Thank you very much for spoiling my mood today.
"Asshole" is a bit much.
Honestly, I don’t see a problem with Jippy’s comment. No one is saying no one has the right to like non-canon pairings. No one is saying one pairing is superior to the others either. All she stated was what has been confirmed by the Japanese writing staff: Sorato was planned to be canon since the beginning of season one.
That’s it. Just like how Hikari was never originally meant to be a chosen child, which was also confirmed by the staff.
Canon doesn’t need to be approved by fans to be canon. It just is.
Honestly, I don’t care if “Toei animation doesn’t care” that I disagree with their canon. I spent and continue to spend a lot of money supporting their brand and purchasing product, which probably means more to them in the long run. This person came at me with a confrontational reblog AND tags, alluding to the fact that I’m a “misinformed fan” or even worse, that the dub is inferior to the sub for not sticking 100% to the original lines; I take even MORE offense to that because I am friends with many of the voice actors who worked and continue to work on Digimon VoiceOver and they work VERY hard and LOVE their job and the fans.
Don’t sit there and be snobby with me just because I don’t like Sorato. Don’t be snobby with me because I enjoyed the dub AND its allusions to Taiora. And don’t you DARE be snobby and pretend that you’re a better fan just because you tweet back and forth with someone from Toei. Arrogant as shit is how that reblog reply came out, and I really don’t care what supporters of Sorato or the followers of this person’s blog think of me.
But I will say this, if I continue to get confrontational reblogs and Asks because I disagreed with ONE Sorato blog that happens to have a good amount of followers, every single one of the sending blogs will be blocked, and I don’t want to do that to people in my home fandom; by the same token, I don’t deserve to be harassed, either.
I’m only going to say this once because tired of this already.
No one thinks they’re better than you. No one is trying to act like a “snob” either. (That I take offence to. Do not call me a name simply because I disagree with you. I expect the same respect I give) And no one is riding in on a horse to white knight to protect anyone either. I’m an individual who happens to agree with Jippy on this single topic, so don’t white wash the entire Sorato fandom like we’re some mindless army marching in to defend one of our own. I’m a grown-ass 28 year old woman who doesn’t have the time nor the patience to deal with childish name-calling over a fifteen year old children’s cartoon.
The only thing that was attempted to do here was to politely correct someone who was using the term “canon” in the wrong way. I do not care which pairings you like. Like none of them. Like ‘em all! It doesn’t effect my enjoyment of the series at all.
Prefer the dub over the sub! Prefer the English voice actors! Hate everything about the Japanese version if you want to! The only thing that was attempted here was to bring the topic of conversation back to Jippy’s original post: What is factual, not what you should like.
So yeah. Blocking me? Race you to it.
Actually, I wasn’t calling YOU a snob. I was calling the OP a snob because of the nature of the tags underneath his/her reblog reply. And, yes, they WERE being snobby and assumptive.
Maybe if the OP had realized that my little quip about not accepting Sorato was simply for my OWN blog, not directed towards them, and not an invitation for debate or argument with them in particular, and simply left my reblog alone instead of being confrontational, this would have been avoided.
But, no. Now I have yet another person, yes, rushing in to reblog and defend a conversation that never should have been started in the first place, and one that had nothing to do with you. Now I have ADDITIONAL supporters sending me asks, saying that I’m such a horrible person for DARING to disagree with the precious blog they follow.
Get it through your head: THIS WAS NOT AN INTENT TO DISCUSS. IT WAS MEANT FOR MY BLOG AND MINE ALONE. STOP. HARASSING. ME.
That’s quite a massive overreaction to this one simple and factual response.
Please go back to your very first reblog. This could’ve been avoided if you didn’t reblog my original post with a disrespectful comment about Sorato’s canon status in the first place. You’re free to ship Taiora and to prefer it over Sorato. But what made you think that a Sorato fan wouldn’t respond with some hostility to a dick-ish comment like the one you made?
It’s like if I went onto a Taiora love post where fans were squealing about the pairing, and suddenly decided to hijack and reblog it with: “Man, I’m so fucking glad Taiora isn’t canon. Everywhere I turn in the anime, Taiora doesn’t exist. IN YOUR FACE LOSERS WHO SHIP A NON-EXISTENT PAIRING.”
Would you have taken kindly to a comment like that? Do you think other Taiora fans would’ve taken kindly to a comment like that?
Because that’s the exact same effect your first comment had on Sorato fans reading it.
"Oh, you ship Sorato and the Japanese Digimon creator/director confirms it was intended to be canon from the very beginning and a whole bunch of other meaningful crap? Well, I don’t give a fuck about that. I know it’s canon and whatever but fuck you it ain’t canon to me and therefore I heavily imply that it ain’t canon full stop."
Yes, yes it is. Sorato doesn’t need your approval to be canon. It just needs Toei Animation’s. And that’s really all I said.
I’m sorry you were offended — but you annoyed not only me with your comment, but everyone else who has since liked/reblogged my response to you.
You know what you could have said instead? “I still prefer Taiora to Sorato.” I would have let that go without responding because, well, you’re allowed to prefer Taiora to Sorato. It’s a comment that doesn’t attack Sorato fans in any way. It’s harmless. But to actually get a little malicious and say, “I don’t care about what Kakudou says, I’ll never accept Sorato as canon” and then insert a Taiora dub e-mail as your reason?
(And if you actually think your original comment was in any way “innocent” or not dick-ish and ignorant … please re-read it and re-evaluate it from a non-Taiora fan’s point of view.)
You were asking Sorato fans to get offended and to respond — because your comment was offensive. Maybe I was a bit of a dick to you — but I was responding to a dick comment that you made in the first place. But judging from your huge overreaction to my response … you don’t even seem to realise this?
You know what’s arrogant as shit? Dismissing another (canon) pairing as not being canon and then thinking it wasn’t a dick comment and would not offend said pairing’s fans. And then overreacting like hell when confronted with simple facts, like you didn’t start this whole thing in the first place with your goading comment. Holy shit.
And FYI: Some people liking/reblogging my first response to you (that you got so offended by) aren’t even my followers/Sorato fans. What does that tell you?
Perhaps that my comment was just saying, “OK, Sorato isn’t canon to you, but hey, it’s still canon to Toei Animation and therefore Digimon’s canon and so it still matters, regardless of your opinion”. Because it does.
I dislike a lot of ships, but I’ve never been so ignorant as to say a canon ship wasn’t canon … and then actually think that comment was in no way offensive to, or provoking, fans of that pairing.
Please take a moment to re-read my initial response to you and not take it personally as you clearly have in several reblogs since. You posted a dub Taiora e-mail — and I simply “corrected” it, and told you Sorato was still canon regardless of your dismissal of its canon status. That’s … just fact?