I've always hated this ship - and it has nothing to do with my preferred ships. I just can't stand it.
This stamp turned out good looking though ;D
The few who may want to use this, knock yourselves out ;D
I'D LIKE TO SHARE A LITTLE FUN FACT FOR ALL YOU BBRAE FANS WHO WANNA SAY, "theyre canon in the comics so they were gonna be canon in the show!". Because BOY are you misinformed or what.
First of all, Teen Titans is VERY LOOSELY based off the comics. Very loosely. The characters personalities and designs are totally different and their stories are different and everything is different.
Teen Titans (the animated series) is a show based off of THE NEW TEEN TITANS, the Teen Titans comics from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. These comics eventually ended, and other Teen Titans comics were started and continued. But the animated series is only
based off of that first few decade-run.
Beast Boy and Raven were not
in a romantic relationship during this time - actually, they didn't fight, either. They spoke the least of any of the Titans. Their very few interactions are pretty dull.
When you see comic book images of Beast Boy and Raven kissing, this is from issues created only after
2004. BBRae only exists in the comics because it was popular in the TV series. Prior to the TV show existing, it was never planned, and never publicly considered.
The producers of Teen Titans (the animated series) stated to fans, on multiple occasions, that BBRae was not a plan for the show and never would be. Because the show is based off of THE NEW TEEN TITANS, and not any of the newer comic series, and therefore making BBRae happen would be a ridiculous jump from the canon material. And yes, most of Teen Titans (the animated series) is not all that similar to the source material, but character relationships are relatively spot on. The fact that the show adds any
significant interaction between Beast Boy and Raven is, honestly, enough of a change.
-Beep. Okay. Please, please do not leave a comment that says anything along the lines of, "I love BBRae but you're entitled to your own opinion!
Joy to all and peace on Earth!" It's more annoying than a flame, I can't even talk back to you without feeling like a douche. So just leave if you like or love BBRae. You have no reason to have clicked on this stamp in the first place.Template
God, lately I've just had the urge to complain about BBRae. Naturally this would be the best place to do so.
I'd like to clarify that this stamp represents a dislike towards BBRae in the ANIMATED TV SERIES
. The characters, although names, looks, and backgrounds are meant to be the same, are not the same characters. They have different interactions, looks, and personalities.
I just want to rant about one thing for BBRae that bothers the shit
out of me: when people claim Raven hated Terra out of jealousy for her and Beast Boy's relationship.
No. Just, GOD no. That's murder to a fantastic character's personality! Saying Raven is immature and pathetic enough to become suspicious of Terra's true intentions towards the Titans because Beast Boy actually showed a canon romantic interest in the blonde is a disgrace to her character!
Raven was not, in any way, shape, or form, ever romantically interested in Beast Boy in the animated series. Terra, however, was. And Beast Boy and Terra had a mutual relationship going, which is why most [notice how I say most, but not all] BBRae fans hate Terra. Because they're
jealous, not because Raven's jealous
Now, obviously BBRae had its' moments throughout the series. Every
ship had its' moments, although RobStar, BBTerra, and RobRae got the biggest ones [ie, RobStar is canon, BBTerra is part-canon, and RobRae had a huge chunk of season 4].
Let's see...the first one was in Nevermore, I believe. That was a good opener for a friendship, where Beast Boy and Cyborg
[I hate that I have to stress that part] get to learn that Raven's mind is hella scary. Very nice. Very friendshippy. Oh, did I mention he starts acting like a dick to her and she starts acting like a bitch to him not long afterwards? They're on one hell of a roller coaster ride. Immediately after that, Starfire gets to learn about Raven. Why doesn't Robin get an episode with Raven first season? Y'know, I never actually noticed that until now. Whatever.
Then uh...okay, I'll look at a list of episodes. Okay, they really didn't get much until Terra showed up. When Terra first arrived, although Beast Boy fell head-over-heels, Raven showed no interest in her whatsoever. Obviously she didn't distrust the girl until Terra actually hooks up with Slade. So was she jealous? Obviously not.
Then, wow, they get nothing until Spellbound? Nothing I can remember anyway. Spellbound, although obviously more BBRae implied than CyRae, was still
Raven interacting with the boys of the team excluding Robin. It's actually kind of unfortunate that the writers didn't do more with Raven-Beast Boy and Raven-Cyborg friendships. In this episode, Beast Boy learns that he's a dick to Raven and tries to respect her more, where Raven learns that Beast Boy is trying to be less of a dick to her. That hug, that hug! That's exactly what this stamp is. Beast Boy is so shocked by the sudden contact that he blushes. Ohmygosh, does that totally mean he has a crush on her? No it doesn't. But it gives nice footage for AMVs. Which BBRae AMVs desperately need, since most of the time Beast Boy and Raven interaction does not look even remotely romantic or even friendly.
And then comes the only episode that was singularly Raven-Beast Boy relationship, rather than Raven-BB-Cyborg. "The Beast Within" is a great episode for Beast Boy's character [especially for someone like me, who unfortunately didn't watch season 5]. So this episode reveals that Beast Boy cares about Raven and hates the idea of putting her in a coma! Very nice. He also doesn't want Adonis to rape/kidnap her or whatever. That's good. I disliked how weak Raven was in this episode, since she's easily the strongest of the Titans, but it fit for the story line. Although the conflict was technically between Beast Boy and Raven, this was easily a more internal conflict for Beast Boy, and it should've been done closer to Season 5 where they go more into BB "becoming a man".
Anyhow, this is way too long. But a rant is a rant, I suppose. If you love BBRae and are heavily offended by what I've written or are laughing your butt off at it, then good for you. I don't particularly want to hear it, but knock yourself out.
I forgot to add this: To sum up my hatred for BBRae [this may sound different than my rant if you've read both], their relationship didn't change at all
over the course of the series. Their interactions in "Trouble in Tokyo" and "Divide and Conquer" are exactly the same: Beast Boy is stupid, Raven is a bitch to him. Yeah, totally compatible. Even two of their best episodes, "Nevermore" and "Spellbound", are centered around the same issue: Beast Boy doesn't understand Raven, then he learns to understand her better. But apparently not well enough if they had to go through the same shit AGAIN. How many times would they have to go through another "you're creepy!" "i hate you" "oh sorry" before their relationship actually delves into
Beast Boy and Raven are incompatible and a really boring couple.