[Jayfeather from Warrior Cats and Turtle from Wings of Fire look at each other, both holding sticks]

Why the “Which Series Is Better?” Argument Shouldn’t Be A Thing by Echopaw

Echopaw takes a moment to talk about a common debate between two fandoms.

[Jayfeather from Warrior Cats and Turtle from Wings of Fire look at each other, both holding sticks]
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[Jayfeather from Warrior Cats and Turtle from Wings of Fire look at each other, both holding sticks]

Hello!

It’s Echopaw, and there is a lot of overlap between the Warrior Cats and Wings of Fire fandom. Basically all of the people I know in my life who like Warrior Cats, also like Wings of Fire, including myself. I’ve been a fan since I was in elementary, while I’ve only been a fan of Warrior Cats since a few years ago. But I’ve been around both fandoms a fair bit, and I just have to say, the “which series is better?” argument is dumb. There is just no need to fight over the two series. They are both separate entities, written by separate people (yes Tui. T. Sutherland is one of the Erins but we are ignoring that). And they are both good series. Warrior Cats has cats and battles and interesting lore. Wings of Fire has dragons and interesting characters and Queen Scarlet. They are both great. So, why can’t people just accept that both are good and we just move on? I’ve literally seen people digitally attack one another for their opinions. Like, sheesh? No need. I like Wings of Fire more and I love Queen Scarlet, but I’m not going to put a person on trial just because they think Scarlet is a dumb villain. Honestly, I think people just need to calm down. It isn’t serious. They are both kid series. Ink. Paper. And it’s fine to enjoy what you want to enjoy. I’m allowed to like one series more than the other. Other people are allowed to like one series more than the other. Someone can think my favorite book is a piece of garbage. I can think their favorite book is a piece of garbage. We can’t (and shouldn’t) police other people’s opinions – especially online I mean you’re most likely never gonna meet them in real life so does it really matter? – because at the end of the day when all is said and done they are books. These aren’t real stories. These are fictional beings. They are magical cats and dragons.

It isn’t serious, and we shouldn’t make it serious. It is just unneeded conflict, making someone feel bad over nothing. So, I guess, in conclusion, don’t take it seriously.

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