Maybe I’m just unlucky, but in all the corners of Durarara!! Fandom I’ve run into, there seems to be one main focus. The pairing of Shizuo x Izaya. At first I shrugged it off as weird ships pop up in fandom, but as it gets more popular, and the fans are getting more vocal as well as…obsessed, it just irritates me more and more. Enough that I want to rant about it, even though at the same time I do realize it’s not hurting me, and to each their own. So I comprised a list of the reasons that it annoys me from the smallest reason to the biggest reason.
4. They’ve only encountered each other once in the series so far. There’s no chemistry between them. In matter of fact, Shizuo seems more interested in breaking ever bone in Izaya’s body rather then being madly in love with him. However, I am aware of the power of well-written fanfiction, so while there’s no on screen chemistry, fandom is very capable of creating off screen chemistry. Also, they were evidently friends at one point.
3.This series is fabulous. I hate to see it become degraded to ‘OMG, these pretty boys in love!!!1111’ I am aware that it’s possible to like the idea of them together and like the series, but I’ve also been in fandom long enough to know that there will be some people in it only for the yaoi, and to push the pairing down everyone’s throats. What I mean by that is when anyone brings up Durarara!! wanting to know about it, there’s going to be an influx of ‘Shizuo x Izaya is so cute!’ responses. The idea of Durarara!! being boiled down to that is kinda sad.
2. The idea of either of them in a relationship with anyone creeps me out. I doubt Izaya is even capable of love.
1. They’re getting way more attention then my personal yaoi ship.