I hate to make a vent post like this, but seeing how every time I search the #cedfia tag on Tumblr, all I see is hate now, I feel I need to speak up.
Listen carefully: No one is telling you to ship it. No one is telling you to SEARCH it. And the fact that you are dedicating your lives to trying to make us fans seem like what we're shipping is wrong is so unbelievably sad. Seriously. Find a new way to spend your time.
Besides, who's to even say there ARE bad ships? We live in a world now, where people ship whoever the hell they want. One of the most common ships are when people ship canon-ly straight guys together. THERE ARE NO RULES IN SHIPPING. There's even incest ships. As we learn early on in life, incest is wrong, but in shipping anything goes. So, yes, pedophilia is just as wrong, but (and I can never stress this enough): ANYTHING GOES IN SHIPPING.
Now to be perfectly honest, I don't rather care for most ships like those, but here's the fun difference with me: I DON'T TAKE THE TIME TO BRING DOWN THOSE PEOPLE'S SHIPS. If they wanna ship it, more power to them. If I don't like it, I just ignore it. Simple as that.
Personally - and most Cedfia fans would be on my side, if you would just listen before hating - I only ship Cedric and Sofia ROMANTICALLY with an older Sofia. Them at their canon ages are just adorable besties to me. Unfortunately, I've seen haters bring this down, as well. Though I should point out the fact that Sofia is from a time when age didn't really matter. So when Sofia does reach the age of maturity, the fact that Cedric would be well into his 40's (maybe close to his 50's) really doesn't say anything. That's just how it was back then. But then, I ship Rumbelle (Rumpelstiltskin/Belle) on Once Upon a Time, so anything you say about age difference kinda goes out the window with me.
Anyways, I'm starting to lose the motivation I had when I started this post, so I'm just gonna stop now. There's probably no hope that those who I'm speaking of will even see this post, but it just feels good to get it off my chest.