Today let’s talk about LOVE! I know that Valentines day was last month but why would I need a special ocassion to ask you what makes two (or more) characters shippable?
What’s so great about them that you could watch them fall in love again and again?
What’s so wonderful abou their love to make you addicted?
Let’s get to it then!
I mean, if they can’t have fun, what’s the point?
I need some snark. Some humour. Some clever back and forth.
If they’re not so annoyed to be in love with this other dumbass and can’t stop getting into the dumbest disagreements just for the sake of it then how do you even tell they’re in love? I want them to go from ‘excuse me, who do you think you are??‘ to ‘no, it’s cereal first and THEN milk‘ and back again if the other party messes up.
Not every romantic relationship has to be sexual, yes. But it’s still something I love so it’s high up on the list.
I want some eyes drifting to the silver of the skin visible when the other party streaches and then angrily ignoring the thought. Some intense eye contact. Having to control their breath when they are forced to close proximity.
You know it.
There’s nothing better than two (or more) dumbasses thinking they’re in a hopeles one-sided love.
What can I say, I love to suffer.
Just let me see their want and it’s even better if it’s oblivious for everyone but them, because of course.
The passion between them but also let them be passionate about something. It’s always more compelling to see characters that want something and care about something.
And if their wants clash with other desires? Well…
Give me those touch starved fools. Those idiots starved for love. Every touch is a bliss.
…and then they find each other and ahh…
Stoic and a jokester. Red and blue. Goth girl and a pastel princess. Sun and Moon…
Name it I’ll take it.
I’m a huge fan of seeing the clashes in my ships, I guess. No idea how this works out in real life but it makes for a good plot.
…but still have a common ground
While I love characters on the opposite ends of the spectrum paired together there must me something that will make them stay together.
Common values. Common goals. Something that will make them think ‘maybe we’re not so different after all…‘
Don’t let them have it too easy though!!
I want to see them work for it and suffer, and suffer, and suffer. There must be a thousand things keeping them apart. I want to think they’re finally about to get there and have my tiny heart crushed!!
Make them work for it.
they’re still able to maintain other relationships
One of the things I hate is romance being the only relationship. If you only talk to one person how do I compare and make my judgement? How do I know it’s not some ‘I don’t have anyone else in my life so this may as well happen’ bs???
Give them some friends/family/whatever and have them maintain those relationships. Please.
but it could be only you for me
But in the end nobody fits so well with me like you do, baby…
They could live apart, they are competent human beings, but would it be truly living? Wouldn’t it be loneliness and emptiness and always always something missing?
- What makes characters shippable for you?
- What are your favourite ships?