*cracks knuckles* All right, allow me to explain you a thing. But first, let me just thank you for being so nice about it instead of lashing out with hate; I think the world needs more people like you :)
Okay. How Seriadne Came To Ship Elsanna: The Novel.
seriously it’s a novel I’m so sorry I got carried away
Yes, they’re blood sisters. Yes, this bothered me at first. Yes, I’m still a bit bothered if people irl know I ship it.
What happened with me was basically this:
Me: *going into the theater* Okay, I’m not gonna ship it. I know my mind is going to try and ship the one pairing that Disney would never have a chance of making canon, but I’m not gonna cave. I know it’s wrong. It’s wrong. No.
Me: *half an hour in* Dammit, NO! I’m not gonna ship them! I can’t! It’s not right!
Me: *after it ends* Maybe if I deny it for long enough…
Me: I’ma make a Frozen blog to distract myself.
Me: I hope people won’t get mad at me if I post a little bit of Elsanna here and there…
Me: *changes name and entire theme of blog to revolve around Elsanna*
But I do have better reasons, I promise. (I’m sorry to tack this gigantic speech onto your question, but I get carried away sometimes.) This is my reasoning for both why I ship Elsanna and why I think it is acceptable.
- The Westermarck Effect, which states that people who have spent their childhood together are less likely to be romantically attracted to one another. Spent their childhood together like Anna and Elsa have not.
- The fact that Elsa and Anna are both consenting adults. I’m not saying that everyone should commit incest, but I’m of the mind that whatever consenting (and sober) adults do behind closed doors is their business, so long as it doesn’t cause harm to anyone.
- The widely accepted headcanon that Elsa is queer in some way - strengthened by Jennifer Lee’s comments and favorites on Twitter as well as key details in the movie itself (i.e. “Let It Go” as a coming out song, as well as Hans saying “As heir, Elsa was preferable, but no one was getting anywhere with her” among other examples).
- The fact that Elsa and Anna are both women, and as such can’t reproduce. Allow me to elaborate. I’m not against the idea of a brother and sister getting together (again, so long as they’re both consenting, sober adults, etc…I can’t emphasize this enough) but should they attempt to reproduce, the fetus could develop very harmful defects. I’m not saying that two sisters can be a couple, but a brother and sister or two brothers can’t; that would be unbelievably unfair of me. It’s just that when anyone’s health comes into play, other factors have to be considered - factors that don’t apply to Elsa and Anna.
- The fact that they’re fictional - though, if the circumstances were exactly the same albeit in real life, I would probably ship them then as well.
THEN come the more feelsy fangirly reasons.
I know people shame this ship because they think it’s disgusting, sinful, illegal, etc., but the love these two show for each other is, in my mind, anything but. Frankly, I don’t mind if it’s romantic Elsanna or sisterly Elsa and Anna; I just want them to have each other for the rest of their lives. I know what it’s like to feel alone and abandoned, and these women don’t deserve that. Though they’re fictional, there are plenty of people like them, plenty of people with bad memories who deserve more love than can be put into words, plenty of people who are Elsa and Anna. It just so happens that Elsa and Anna are sisters.
But the weird thing is, if you ask me exactly what made me change from shipping primarily sisterly Elsanna to primarily romantic Elsanna, I won’t be able to answer you, because I don’t know. All I know for sure is that they never stopped loving each other, no matter what form of love people choose to perceive it as.
After all, true love saved them both in the end.