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Problematic ships project: Goku x Chichi.

C'mon, fandom, lay off the tropey shounen het.

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Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job
fireheart1001 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Is this the first time you did Dragon Ball fanart? It's great! They look so cute. :D
ErinPtah Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Almost the first! I did draw Vegeta for a meme one time.
fireheart1001 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Ahh I see. XD
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2017
Alright, I'll bite: why are they calling it problematic? I get the sense that what I perceive as issues with the ship isn't exactly what these people are saying is problematic.

Either way, everyone is all smiles and I love the color scheme on this. Great work as usual!
ErinPtah Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
As best as I could gather, the angry people were infantilizing Goku and then getting mad about the implications. Also possibly the characters give each other grief, and therefore something something abuse?

From what (little) I remember of the show, it's tropey shounen het, with the usual "ehhhh" features of tropey shounen het. So the things I might genuinely complain about are a problem of broad genre trends, rather than any specific ship being Wrong and Bad.
HappyAggro Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
I mean, canon wise, he had agreed to the marriage as a child without understanding what it was (he thought it was a type of food) but agreed to it as an adult in order to keep the promise he had made? I don't know if that's what they were talking about? I consider that to be a questionable element, but I'd hardly wish to infantile Goku or demonize Chi-Chi about it. Chi-Chi gives Goku grief more than anything but her reasoning tends to be understandable and Goku tends to be oblivious to her desires but neither of them inherently hate the other. There's definitely been a lot of discussion about their dynamic, but I've seen better actual discourse elsewhere rather than...this disk horse. It's a shonen series from the 80s, Toriyama isn't exactly the most consistent or self-aware author, and he often goes for humor without really acknowledging implications. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Also, Chi-Chi has been traditionally hated on by members of the DBZ as an adult specifically for being constantly displeased by Goku's obliviousness because of her aggressiveness. (Because, y'know, women have to be super pleasant all the time.) They didn't really NEED to bring in "the disk horse" to justify not liking her but, well, I knew it was going to happen eventually.
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