When this tactic of separation only seems to make the shippers in the fandom that much more united in opposition to the narrative, introduce a new, blindingly heteronormative romantic relationship for one or both members of the gay ship in question. Have the narrative insist that this new person is the real OTP of that person, the one true soulmate they were meant to be with.
A long but pretty interesting read on how shows court and then distance themselves from their slash fandoms.
My Harry Potter Deathly Hallows water color tattoo with the quote “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” ‘cause I love me some Jily.
t minus like two and a half weeks till HP tattoo (!)
Freier Fall (2013)
Hanno Koffler and Max Riemfelt in Freier Fall (2013)