For one thing, I didn’t realize that people were so offended that they tried to indignantly write ships I said I thought were bad. Good for you, man. What I saw was very funny. Crack can be great stuff, but it’s so dependent on being related to something. Subversion and the unexpected are the backbone of humor, after all. And this crack was related not merely to the source material but to a couple of things I happened to mention. A gold star for everybody.
For another, I didn’t realize people don’t know the difference between an elitist and a purist. I am only a little of a purist, but apparently a full-blown Taniquetil elitist fartnugget, which is to say: I don’t have a problem with genderbending, AUs, or whatever. Just so long as there is method to the madness, and the method is relevant to the beginning as to the end.