It is like it has become popular to like them. So young fans just do what the crowd wants them to do. Right now shipping slash is “in”. So girls jump on every bromance and try to make it in to a romance.
Yes honey, i’m afraid you’re the only one. :3
I think a lot of the reason it seems overrated is that it really has become such a hot topic. Not just with fanfic - there will always be fic, for any two (or more) characters in anything - but because of the impact such relationships are having.
It is a bromance, I know that’s all it is, I’m not delusional, but society is rapidly changing and tv shows aren’t catching up.What’s the point in teaching us to be accepting of all people, if the only heroes we get to watch are straight, cis, white men? When was the last time you saw a prominent character who was gay, or just not straight, without their entire role revolving around their sexuality? When will we stop having bromances dangled in front of us, that as you say become overrated and overhyped when we could just as easily have an actual romance?
I’ve started writing fan fiction again, if only to give myself something to do while I’m unemployed. Its a wonderful writing exercise.
Secrets and Lies (1069 words) by earlgreysoul
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Audiences Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
Characters: Merlin (Merlin), Arthur Pendragon
After the great dragon torches parts of the kingdom, Uther is convinced he’s cursed and starts hunting for sorcerers. Merlin thinks he’s clever enough to hide all his magical wares. He isn’t.