Anonymous said: why do you hate kurotsuki that much?
hhhhhhh oh boy
i used to be so indifferent towards it? like i wasn’t really into the ship itself but i could deal with it. but idk it just somehow exploded in popularity and i don’t understand why?? i get it being a ship, i really, really do. i just dont get the incredible popularity, especially when bokutsuki is an incredibly rare ship and yet bokuto has had just as much interaction with tsukki, not to mention he’s had a very large influence on him and the similarities between bokuto and akiteru have been drawn up in canon
(tsukki has a brother complex, you can work with it when it comes to bokuto come on) plus even bokuto’s teammates have pointed in canon that bokuto seems to have special interest in tsukki. so i guess i’m a little bitter towards it for overshadowing a ship that deserves way more attention than it’s been given (kurotsukiboku tho aaayyy)
thing is i could deal with it when kurotsuki used to be just snarky sex and bad jokes. but somehow people have been trying to work them into fluff and romance and i just??? don’t get how they’re doing it because??? even tho kuroo teases tsukki, tsukki has never shown kuroo anything beyond respect as his senior and mentor or complete and utter annoyance. and i guess it somehow annoys me that people are trying to make kurotsuki work with elements that aren’t even suggested in canon? though granted, a lot of ships work with headcanons the thing is, most of the time the headcanons have basis to work on and well…
i dont know. look, i like their relationship in canon. i like the mentor/student thing they have going on. i think it’s great tsukki has a mentor to teach him how to be better in his position since they share the same one, cos bokuto and akiteru can only teach him so much as wing spikers.
and as far as shipping goes, i really like the idea of kuroo > tsukki. but not even like… kuroo being in love with him or anything. just wanting to get in his pants and there being like a 645834983024896235% chance that he wont. ever. and throw in boku > tsukki too where kuroo and bokuto watch the megane babe walk past and then they look at each other like “aaayyy”
the thing is i dont hate a single ship in haikyuu? there’s many i’m indifferent towards but i never dislike. kagehina was close but i dont dislike it enough to get angry at it every time i see it like i do kurotsuki (tho some kagehina shippers make me very…..)
so i guess my hate for kurotsuki stems from a bitterness and how i just dont get how popular it is, and then just disagreeing with the way everybody else seems to ship it. i don’t know.
i guess the ship just managed to grind my gears enough for me to actually feel hate for it.
I just have to say that I COMPLETELY AGREE……….. Something about Kurotsuki has unnerved me from day one. Kurotsuki shippers feel free to unfollow me, ok, but I have to establish this before I get bombarded by asks/ requests for this ship.
To be honest, I get the physical appeal - both are tall and really good-looking and geh, obviously, putting them together would make for a really hot pairing.
But that’s it.
I see no emotional appeal. No deep interaction or history. The only thing I can see in that ship is fucking. Kuroo invading Tsukki’s space and Tsukki being the typical tsuntsuntsundere (and let me just say I already really disagree about Tsukki being a tsundere… I get that it’s cute and comical to portray, but - no.) and yea, hot sex with the tsundere.
…and from what little I saw in the ship, that’s all there is. That’s the entire foundation and basis of the ship.
It just thoroughly unnerves me…
Perhaps it’s precisely this that makes the ship so appealing to people but for me, it’s the antithesis to a pairing I would ship. I crave the longstanding history and emotional ties and romance build upon and woven into friendship - I always have. Which is why Kagehina strikes a chord in me. As does Daisuga. And very strongly, Tsukiyama.
You might say that I’m just being petty because that ship invades my ultimate HQ!!OTP but not really… I ship Yamayachi, Yamahina (OMG I just realized - KageYama pffft but digressing), Kiyotsuki and heck, to a small degree, even BokuTsuki because gosh, Bokuto is just adorable and enthusiastic about Tsukki ok.
Perhaps as colonelchansan said, my hatred for it stems from how bitter I am about how popular such an unhealthy ship got….. Hmm. I’ll ponder on this a little more too. Thanks for articulating what I couldn’t, OP!