other than each other, i can think of exactly One miles ship and One phoenix ship that arent Creepy so when someone says they dont ship wright//worth i dont trust them bc either they don’t ship either w anyone (which is fine) or there’s like a 90% chance they ship something Bad
humans getting a reputation amongst the galaxy for doing totally absurd and reckless things, like making absolutely ridiculous flight paths through asteroid belts, or hitting warp speed for a five mile trip, or devoting 90% of the power of a ship’s onboard computer to their personal laptop so they can torrent abba’s discography, or mixing rocket fuel with mentos to see what happens
and at first other species are like….. okay we’d better not have humans on the crew if they’re this dangerous….. but then when they notice the humans are actually getting a lot more done and advancing super fast because they take such absurd risks “just to see if it works” it becomes commonplace to have a group of at least four humans on every ship in the fleet
no other species previously had a word in their language that equated to “fuck it” but within a century “fuck it” is regarded as an immensely wise proverb
You know what kind of sucks in real life relationships? Endless angst and drama and uncertainty. You know what’s really fun in fictional relationships? Endless angst and drama and uncertainty that adds conflict to the story.
Sometimes people enjoy horrible things in fiction because they’d never want to experience those things in real life, but fiction allows people a safe, reasonably controllable space to experience incredibly intense emotions and conflict and drama.
Mulder: see scully all the evidence points towards aliens/ghosts/supernatural
Scully: i dont know mulder
Scully: *sees dead baby alien*
Scully: *watches telekinetic kid explode a fishtank*
Scully: *is literally abducted*
Scully: there’s probably some scientific explanation behind it