and

I shipped Makorra (albeit jokingly at first) from its concept art stages. That’s about… 3 1/2 years. 3 1/2 years worth of bedroom eyes and smooches and making up and breaking up and telling each other “i love you” and promising each other “always”. 3 1/2 years of biting my tongue through love triangles and powering through crappy relationship issues and putting up with the SHIT people in the fandom threw at me because I saw the potential in Mako and Korra’s dynamic and truly believed they were meant for each other.

And, honestly, I feel like I just lost three and a half years of my life…