otp:platonic

*me pointing to a ship* close platonic relationship

*fandom crying voice* no… that’s wrong… they cant be platonic………. stop….. theres no proof…… ………. they look into each other in eyes and hugged like once ……. stop saying this fake thing….

*me pointing to a ship* luv that close platonic relationship

Send me a color!

Red: You’re someone I look up to.

Orange: You make me smile.

Yellow: We’re not close, but you seem cool.

Green: I have a squish (friend crush) on you. (“I would like to be your friend.”)

Turquoise: You have a great sense of style.

Blue: We don’t always agree on things, but I’m glad I followed you.

Indigo: [Sunglasses emoji]

Purple: We should talk more.

Pink: Thank you!

Alternative to platonic love

Aristotelian Love – Your partner completes you.

Newtonian Love – There’s a strong attraction between your bodies.

Freudian Love – They’re the partner of your dreams.

Lacanian Love – You want them to want you.

Foucauldian Love – You like to discipline and punish.

Hegelian Love – There’s this whole master-slave dynamic.

Shakespearean Love – Sometimes you pretend to be other people in bed.

Joycean Love – Sometimes you see other people.

Arthurian Love – One partner is married.

Schrödingerian Love – On the verge of collapse.

Heisenbergian Love – Moving fast but you don’t know where it’s going.

Heideggerian Love – When you can’t be without your partner.

Homeric Love – You’re cousins.

Lovecraftian Love – Horrible and indescribable.

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Someone fucking hold me now!!
This is the best winchester brothers video I have ever seen. I am fucking bawling

Putting Cinder in Oprhan!au just because I want but in like sisterly love.

Cinder would be the child that everyone tries to avoid but only lil Ruby is brave enough to talk and play with her.

And Cinder actually likes being with her ~ Ruby is like the little sister she never had.

And the flower crown is made by Ruby <3

don’t mind me i’m just thinking about Nico and Jason joking around being head councelors for cabins that only have one camper, sitting together at the table and making ridiculous compromises (‘i will eat my peppers if you eat that steak— okay half the steak— please at least eat a snicker before capture the flag?’), actually paring up for capture the flag, watching game of thrones with Reyna and Nico helping them mend their relationship, Nico telling Jason about his crush on Will, Jason being annoyingly supportive—-

siiigh

Being "alone" doesn’t mean being "lonely"

In the aromantic and asexual communities, I’ve often seen platonic love being promoted as of equal value to romantic or sexual love. Which it is. But the kinds of love that are being promoted ALWAYS involve a relationship of some kind with someone else. As if love is only valuable, as if life is only valuable, if you’re surrounded by the love of others.

But what about those other kinds of love that often get forgotten? What about loving and accepting yourself? I’d say that is just as important. Often people feel they need others to validate themselves. And sure, maybe we DO need some love from others. But I believe it’s good to remember there are many more kinds of love which don’t involve (human) relationships.

Such as love for pets. A dog really can be a best friend to some people. Or love for a certain activity, a passion you have in your life. Painting, writing, singing? Your passion for your hobbies are, in my opinion, just as great a love as any other and can bring you fulfillment.Love of nature, life, love of love (for those shippers out there!).

Even for those who DO feel romantic attraction, one-sided love for, say, a celebrity or the person in the year above, can be fulfilling, dreaming about the possibilities, even without ever wanting to act upon it. Think of lithromantics on that last one.

I know it’s been said before, but seriously:

How do people find platonic partners?

Like I want to have someone who is important to me and I to them (like a best friend)

But I also want to snuggle with someone and it not have any chance of being misconstrued as romantic.

How would one even find that? Do you just stumble across it and realize later that’s what it was?