Those things will kill you.
Perhaps an emotional response requires physical stimuli.
there will come a day when you’ll think “oh lmao i was such a anime nerd when i was 13 glad i’m over that” and then you’ll see a picture of ur fav and then you’ll draw them as a soft pastel nerd and realise that you’re still a trashy anime nerd in the most unironic ways
matt i actually did work this weekend it was awful remind me never to do it again
friends turned lovers is literally my favorite trope - like, all other tropes can go home.
give me shared inside jokes that date back to wayyyyy before a first kiss was ever shared. give me living together with separate bedrooms until one of them gradually becomes unnecessary. give me confused reactions from people who already assumed the two of them were dating. give me arguments over what counts as an anniversary because should we start at the date we met or the date we became friends or the date we got over our stupid selves and finally started kissing.
give me stories that show the line between friends and lovers is a really, really thin one - that appreciating the friendship that two characters share doesn’t mean you can’t ship them really damn hard too. that you can keep all the awesome friends-being-assholes-to-each-other stuff and add on all the shippy stuff to get something extra special awesome.
give me all of that.