*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

what was your favorite ride at universal

can you believe harry walked up to louis with the biggest smile on his face, put his hand on his shoulder, pulled him back to WHISPER in his ear ‘you were mine’??

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and then you know what was even worse?

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look at louis’ face - look at his reaction - and then look at harry 

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LOOK AT THEM

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

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?

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.

The seconds stretch and Mark watches Daniel’s gaze flicker from his eyes to his lips and then back up. A shaky breath, he hears it and feels it against his face, the radiant heat of every inch of Daniel’s body meeting his in the inch of air between them and ricocheting back and surely Daniel can feel it, too? How can he stand it? Mark wants to sink to the floor and take Daniel with him and never surface for air again.

Platonic

by Kate Paddington

$17.99 print / $9.99 eBook bundle

Available: July 29, 2014  

US/Canada Pre-Order Begins: May 13, 2014

Mark Savoy and Daniel O’Shea were high school sweethearts who had planned their forevers together. But when Mark goes to college in California rather than following Daniel to New York, he embarks on a decade-long search for independence, sexual confidence and love.

When Mark lands a job in New York and crosses Daniel’s path, they slowly rebuild their fractured friendship through texts and emails. If they finally agree to see each other, will they be able to keep it platonic? Or will the spark of a long-lost love reignite just as Daniel accepts a job overseas?

Platonic is a story of trials, growth, and knowing how to learn lessons from the past to build a future.

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US/Canada: Pre-order the print edition by July 28th at InterludePress.com and receive the eBook bundle free. Pre-orders begin May 13th. Available July 29th from InterludePress.com, Amazon, iTunes, and through your local bookseller.

International: Order from your local or online book retailer starting July 29th. Send a photo or pdf of your receipt by September 29th to promotions@interludepress.com and receive a free Platonic eBook bundle.