Pairings: The way they look at each other
Sherlolly - BBC’s Sherlock
Whouffle - Doctor Who
Merlance - Arrow
Nysara - Arrow
OTP - Olicity - Arrow
So, why does fandom wank have to be a thing? Can’t we just read an article and go “Hmm. That’s interesting” and then wait to see what happens in the next season?
Shows and ships are meant to be fun. If you don’t ship anything or ship everything - that’s cool. If you like one character over another or dislike another character intensely - that’s awesome. It means you’re engaged and hopefully enjoying what you are watching.
Giving actors shit over what they say in interviews isn’t cool. Giving other fans shit over what they fear or think is awesome isn’t cool, either.
Chill yourselves, enjoy your favorite characters, watch the show, and then feel free to have insightful discourse after you’ve been exposed to the proper source material.