I join FCs to have fun, to meet other fellow Bleachtards and Narutards and gush. I don't join FCs to push my opinions or likes/dislikes on other people or to bash on characters. Why should I make real people miserable over imaginary people?

When it comes down to it, manga really is a bunch of lines on a piece of rough paper, or lines on a computer screen if you mainly read scanlations. I know it sounds like heresy for a die-hard fan to say that, but it does help to take a step back and look at the big picture - is manga really worth getting all worked up over?

I'm sad that there are people who say "All shippers are 'tards!" or "All fans of __ are annoying!" because there are definitely exceptions to each of these sweeping generalizations. I hope to be one of them myself.