History ShipToShipCombat / LiveActionTV

17th Mar '17 12:17:18 PM iamconstantine
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15th Mar '17 5:51:47 PM okyrro
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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with Chip Zdarsky giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is ace-spectrum in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships, or that his relationships may lead him to discover he is ace.[[note]]Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic or affectionate companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}[[/note]] With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-fans likening those who enjoy the ship to "scum" and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors and writers]] on Twitter[[note]]The fact that the show had been far in production by the time Jughead was revealed as ace (they started production as early as 2013/2014 and were finally given the go-ahead months before the character was revealed as ace in 2016) and that rewriting Jughead's entire plot without further causing months -if not years- in DevelopmentHell, would have been nigh impossible, is generally ignored. This doesn't preclude an exploration of the concept in the second season, or even later in the first season. [[/note]]

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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with Chip Zdarsky giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is ace-spectrum in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships, or that his relationships may lead him to discover he is ace.ace [[note]]Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic or affectionate companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among cuddling or other things forms of romantic affection – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}[[/note]] With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] season]], things have gotten more heated, with some particularly venomous anti-fans likening calling those who enjoy the ship to "scum" "scum", and have taken taking to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing sending aggressive messages to the actors cast and writers]] crew]] to delete their accounts or "just die" on Twitter[[note]]The fact Twitter.[[note]]To make things more complicated, the comic that explicitly confirmed Jughead was ace came out ''after'' the CW had ordered the pilot in January 2016, and the show had been far in production by since 2013-2014, which makes it very probable that they already had all the time Jughead was revealed as ace (they started production as early as 2013/2014 and were finally given the go-ahead months major story beats written well before the character was revealed as ace in 2016) and that rewriting would have had to go back into DevelopmentHell in order to rewrite much of Jughead's entire plot. And, of course, it's possible that this plot without further causing months -if not years- in DevelopmentHell, would have been nigh impossible, is generally ignored. This doesn't preclude an exploration of the concept may actually ''be'' in the second season, or even later in half of the first season. season or may be explored in subsequent seasons, especially since Cole Sprouse himself is very interested in exploring the concept.[[/note]]
15th Mar '17 10:47:12 AM okyrro
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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with Chip Zdarsky giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is ace-spectrum in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships, or that his relationships may lead him to discover he is ace.[[note]]Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic or affectionate companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}[[/note]] With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-fans likening those who enjoy the ship to "scum" and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors and writers]] on Twitter[[note/]]The fact that the show had been far in production by the time Jughead was revealed as ace (they started production as early as 2013/2014 and were finally given the go-ahead months before the character was revealed as ace in 2016) and that rewriting Jughead's entire plot without further causing months -if not years- in DevelopmentHell, would have been nigh impossible, is generally ignored. This doesn't preclude an exploration of the concept in the second season, or even later in the first season. [[/note]]

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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with Chip Zdarsky giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is ace-spectrum in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships, or that his relationships may lead him to discover he is ace.[[note]]Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic or affectionate companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}[[/note]] With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-fans likening those who enjoy the ship to "scum" and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors and writers]] on Twitter[[note/]]The Twitter[[note]]The fact that the show had been far in production by the time Jughead was revealed as ace (they started production as early as 2013/2014 and were finally given the go-ahead months before the character was revealed as ace in 2016) and that rewriting Jughead's entire plot without further causing months -if not years- in DevelopmentHell, would have been nigh impossible, is generally ignored. This doesn't preclude an exploration of the concept in the second season, or even later in the first season. [[/note]]
15th Mar '17 10:46:38 AM okyrro
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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with Chip Zdarsky giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is ace-spectrum in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships, or that his relationships may lead him to discover he is ace.[[note]]Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic or affectionate companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. It may just be a question of bad timing; ''Riverdale'' was in production as early as 2013-2014, while Jughead was revealed as asexual in early 2016 - ''after'' the pilot had already been ordered/people were cast and the plot set - it's possible, now that they have more flexibility, they will explore Jughead's asexuality in the second season.[[/note]] With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-fans likening those who enjoy the ship to "scum" and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors and writers]] on Twitter.

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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with Chip Zdarsky giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is ace-spectrum in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships, or that his relationships may lead him to discover he is ace.[[note]]Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic or affectionate companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. It may just be a question of bad timing; ''Riverdale'' was in production as early as 2013-2014, while Jughead was revealed as asexual in early 2016 - ''after'' the pilot had already been ordered/people were cast and the plot set - it's possible, now that they have more flexibility, they will explore Jughead's asexuality in the second season.[[/note]] {{Asexuality}}[[/note]] With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-fans likening those who enjoy the ship to "scum" and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors and writers]] on Twitter. Twitter[[note/]]The fact that the show had been far in production by the time Jughead was revealed as ace (they started production as early as 2013/2014 and were finally given the go-ahead months before the character was revealed as ace in 2016) and that rewriting Jughead's entire plot without further causing months -if not years- in DevelopmentHell, would have been nigh impossible, is generally ignored. This doesn't preclude an exploration of the concept in the second season, or even later in the first season. [[/note]]
15th Mar '17 10:37:03 AM okyrro
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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with the comic writer giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]] Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. It may be a question of bad timing; ''Riverdale'' was in production as early as 2013-2014, while Jughead was revealed as asexual in early 2016 - ''after'' the pilot had already been ordered and plot set - considering how central Betty and Jughead's relationship is to the story so far, rewriting it probably would have delayed it significantly after its years in DevelopmentHell - it's possible they will explore it in the second season. [[/note]] The reboot comics in which Jughead's asexuality was explored were being released in tandem with the production of ''Riverdale'', so the show reflects/subverts [[ArchieComics class Archie]] and doesn't take much inspiration from the reboot, complicating matters. With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans can be found telling people who find the ship cute that they are "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors and writers]] on Twitter.

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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with the comic writer Chip Zdarsky giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual ace-spectrum in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]] Many relationships, or that his relationships may lead him to discover he is ace.[[note]]Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic or affectionate companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. It may just be a question of bad timing; ''Riverdale'' was in production as early as 2013-2014, while Jughead was revealed as asexual in early 2016 - ''after'' the pilot had already been ordered ordered/people were cast and the plot set - considering how central Betty and Jughead's relationship is to the story so far, rewriting it probably would have delayed it significantly after its years in DevelopmentHell - it's possible possible, now that they have more flexibility, they will explore it in the second season. [[/note]] The reboot comics in which Jughead's asexuality was explored were being released in tandem with the production of ''Riverdale'', so the show reflects/subverts [[ArchieComics class Archie]] and doesn't take much inspiration from the reboot, complicating matters. second season.[[/note]] With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans can be found telling people anti-fans likening those who find enjoy the ship cute that they are to "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors and writers]] on Twitter.Twitter.
15th Mar '17 10:20:46 AM okyrro
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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]]Many asexual people do date and seek romantic companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. On the subject, Jughead’s actor, Cole Sprouse, noted that while him being asexual would be great, this isn't the same Jughead as the one in the reboot comics; ''Riverdale'''s Jughead is being written to fit this specific story, and that there has been a lot of ShipTeasing of Betty/Jughead since the early days of Archie Comics. Finally, ''Riverdale'' was in production as early as 2014, while Jughead was revealed as asexual in early 2016 - AFTER the pilot had already been ordered - considering how central Betty and Jughead's relationship is to the story so far, rewriting it probably would have delayed it significantly.[[/note]] Jughead is not written as asexual in ''Riverdale'' as of now; the writers seem more concerned with playing with and subverting their [[ArchieComics classic source material]] than following the lead of the reboot. With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans can be found telling people who find the ship cute that they are "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors]] on Twitter, where the cast tends to tweet their support of certain ships.

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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual (whether or not he is aromantic is hotly debated in fandom, with the comic writer giving a ShrugOfGod) – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]]Many asexual [[note]] Many asexual-spectrum people do date and seek romantic companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. On the subject, Jughead’s actor, Cole Sprouse, noted that while him being asexual would It may be great, this isn't the same Jughead as the one in the reboot comics; ''Riverdale'''s Jughead is being written to fit this specific story, and that there has been a lot question of ShipTeasing of Betty/Jughead since the early days of Archie Comics. Finally, bad timing; ''Riverdale'' was in production as early as 2014, 2013-2014, while Jughead was revealed as asexual in early 2016 - AFTER ''after'' the pilot had already been ordered and plot set - considering how central Betty and Jughead's relationship is to the story so far, rewriting it probably would have delayed it significantly.significantly after its years in DevelopmentHell - it's possible they will explore it in the second season. [[/note]] Jughead is not written as asexual The reboot comics in ''Riverdale'' as of now; the writers seem more concerned which Jughead's asexuality was explored were being released in tandem with playing with and subverting their the production of ''Riverdale'', so the show reflects/subverts [[ArchieComics classic source material]] than following class Archie]] and doesn't take much inspiration from the lead of the reboot. reboot, complicating matters. With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans can be found telling people who find the ship cute that they are "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors]] actors and writers]] on Twitter, where the cast tends to tweet their support of certain ships.Twitter.
14th Mar '17 2:47:42 PM okyrro
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14th Mar '17 2:39:02 PM okyrro
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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]]Many asexual people do date and seek romantic companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. On the subject, Jughead’s actor, Cole Sprouse, noted that while him being asexual would be great, this isn't the same Jughead as the one in the reboot comics; ''Riverdale'''s Jughead is being written to fit this specific story, and that there has been a lot of ShipTeasing of Betty/Jughead since the early days of Archie Comics.[[/note]] Jughead is not written as asexual in ''Riverdale'' as of now; the writers seem more concerned with playing with and subverting their [[ArchieComics classic source material]] than following the lead of the reboot. With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans can be found telling people who find the ship cute that they are "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors]] on Twitter, where the cast tends to tweet their support of certain ships.

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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual asexual – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]]Many asexual people do date and seek romantic companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. On the subject, Jughead’s actor, Cole Sprouse, noted that while him being asexual would be great, this isn't the same Jughead as the one in the reboot comics; ''Riverdale'''s Jughead is being written to fit this specific story, and that there has been a lot of ShipTeasing of Betty/Jughead since the early days of Archie Comics. Finally, ''Riverdale'' was in production as early as 2014, while Jughead was revealed as asexual in early 2016 - AFTER the pilot had already been ordered - considering how central Betty and Jughead's relationship is to the story so far, rewriting it probably would have delayed it significantly.[[/note]] Jughead is not written as asexual in ''Riverdale'' as of now; the writers seem more concerned with playing with and subverting their [[ArchieComics classic source material]] than following the lead of the reboot. With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans can be found telling people who find the ship cute that they are "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors]] on Twitter, where the cast tends to tweet their support of certain ships.ships.
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13th Mar '17 10:39:15 AM okyrro
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* ''{{Riverdale}}'', like its source material, is ''rife'' with shipping combat, and things can get pretty ugly:

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* ''{{Riverdale}}'', ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'', like its source material, is ''rife'' with shipping combat, and things can get pretty ugly:
12th Mar '17 10:52:39 PM okyrro
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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with some arguing he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]]Many asexual people do date and seek romantic companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. Jughead’s actor, Cole Sprouse, noted that while him being asexual would be great, this isn't the same Jughead as the one in the reboot comics; ''Riverdale'''s Jughead is being written to fit this specific story, and that there has been a lot of ShipTeasing of Betty/Jughead since the early days of Archie Comics.[[/note]] Jughead is not written as asexual in ''Riverdale''; the writers seem more concerned with playing with and subverting their [[ArchieComics classic source material]] than following the lead of the reboot. With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans tell people who find the ship cute that they are "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors]] on Twitter, where the cast tends to tweet their support of certain ships.

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** Most controversial is [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Jughead]]/[[OppositesAttract Betty]], which seems to be the generally FanPreferredCouple with both the fandom and the creators/actors. However, it's also the subject of debate because it is “in the way” of other ships, that it is [[StrangledByTheRedString too pushy on the audience]] or because the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2015 Archie reboot]] explicitly made Jughead asexual – leading to fans arguing about whether he is asexual in ''every'' continuity, if he ''should'' be, with some many supporters of the ship arguing that he can remain ace ''and'' have romantic relationships.[[note]]Many asexual people do date and seek romantic companionship, enjoying kissing and cuddling cuddling, among other things – they just generally don’t feel ''sexual'' attraction, which is different from ''romantic'' attraction - see the UsefulNotes for {{Asexuality}}. On the subject, Jughead’s actor, Cole Sprouse, noted that while him being asexual would be great, this isn't the same Jughead as the one in the reboot comics; ''Riverdale'''s Jughead is being written to fit this specific story, and that there has been a lot of ShipTeasing of Betty/Jughead since the early days of Archie Comics.[[/note]] Jughead is not written as asexual in ''Riverdale''; ''Riverdale'' as of now; the writers seem more concerned with playing with and subverting their [[ArchieComics classic source material]] than following the lead of the reboot. With Jughead and Betty's ShipTease ramping up [[spoiler: and their becoming a [[OfficialCouple couple]] midway into the season]] some particularly venomous anti-Jughead/Betty fans tell can be found telling people who find the ship cute that they are "scum" for liking it, and have taken to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings harassing the actors]] on Twitter, where the cast tends to tweet their support of certain ships.
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