In your option do you think we will get a Starmora kiss in Vol. 3? Or maybe Infinity Wars? I really hope so. I love the slow burn, because they're both growing as individuals and figuring everything out but if (when? 😏) they finally kiss it'll be something we've all been waiting for.
My money’s on Vol 3.
You know at first I was a little disappointed that they didn’t kiss in Vol 2, but after the second viewing I remembered some of my favorite writing advice: if they have to kiss for the audience to know they’re in love, you’re writing romance wrong. And the movie just shows SO WELL that they’re in love, and the way they trust/respect each other, like THROUGH THE ENTIRE MOVIE without them having to kiss (take note, most other Marvel movies).
There’s the obvious stuff, like the dancing and the arms around each other and the way she yells ‘PETER! NO’ when the ship explodes (holy shit my heart). And the slightly smaller stuff, like how she asks him to take a walk so they can talk about his fears/feelings about Ego away from the others. And he apologizes for flirting with the high priestess even though they aren’t “together” yet (like, you get so much stuff in other shows/movies where the guy flirts with other people and then huffily says ‘well it’s not like we’re officially dating’, but our Pure Peter actually apologizes).
OH ALSO the way he looks to her to see her reactions during the early scenes with Ego, how they trust each other during the first battle scene, how she’s the one to help him off the floor when Yondu crushes Ego, when he yells her name after she falls during the Ego’s core fight, even the way they fight after the dancing scene, like that’s a pair of partners and best friends who are madly in love and you don’t need them to kiss to see that.
That being said, I really want them to kiss in Vol 3 (or Infinity War).
Anyway, you asked me a really simple question and I ranted for three paragraphs, so sorry. I just can’t stop thinking about how much they love each other and what a treasure this movie is.
Thoughts on Shingen as a romance option? He's my favorite but even I didn't like the love that much between Shingen/MC :(
Like some people might come out here and Kill Me for this but I really don’t think Shingen needed to be a romance option in the first place lmao
I really don’t think he’s at a place in his life where love is ever going to take precedence over war for him. Shingen is a dying man and he’s really just trying to see if he can make sure his clan gets out of all of this in one piece. He knows he’s old and withering away. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again–his relationship with the MC is really contrived and feels very one-sided.
I think Shingen would’ve had a stronger story as a father-figure. I know it’s his Big Trait to be like Smut Lord #1 but like… I feel like I don’t see nearly enough stuff about Shingen in regards to family. It’s honestly been written as such a big part of his life within his narrative–his clan is literally what comes first and foremost for him, always–and I feel like we just don’t get enough of it? He goes so far out of his way to take care of everyone under his roof and like… I want to see more of that? Why can’t we? LMFAO
(If we’re going all out… like really, all of the lords probably could be married already, but I feel like Shingen definitely would’ve been married for a long ass time now–he’d have had plenty of kids already, likely just a bit younger than Yukimura (and lmao if we’re going by history he’s got a lot of bastards, too). Or even if he doesn’t have an official wife (concubines, anyone?)… Why don’t we get Kiku as his daughter, since she was in real life? In Saizo’s story you’re told that they’re really very close despite only being an uncle and niece, and Shingen overlooked her education himself. LIKE HE’S IMPLIED TO HAVE PRACTICALLY RAISED THIS GIRL! Fuck the whole uncle/niece bullshit, give me father-daughter scenes with Shingen and Kiku. Fuck.)
Anyway, ramblings aside, I don’t feel like he’s going to get any satisfactory development in exploring emotional intimacy or learning to love someone in a romantic capacity at the point MC comes into his life–like damn, if I’m in my late 30s-40s who gives a fuck??? LMFAO–and if we want to have seen any of it, it should’ve been done in his younger years. I really hate how they write Shingen out to be kind of immature in some senses (implied to have had plenty of sex but never kissed a woman, never held a baby, doesn’t understand physical boundaries) while also still trying to make him seem like a mature, experienced character, so I really think he would’ve needed that development when he was still growing up. They’re so wishy-washy with his character and I can’t stand it lmfao.
I also think it would’ve made for a stronger narrative if we got to explore the family dynamics he would’ve had with say, a wife/wives and children, because he would ultimately not be struggling through his illness alone (besides just Kansuke, anyway). I feel like it would’ve been way more satisfying to see how that took a toll on people he’s already close to and trusts (and could you imagine? Being married for years and knowing your husband is inevitably going to die? And all you can do is watch? BRUH), and more importantly, it’s not something he’d be able to hide from any of them. And listen, if they’re already trying to make Shingen adopt MC (TIRED OF THIS PSEUDO-INCEST SHIT VOLTAGE!!!) then why not just make him do it? Let her learn to be a noble, let her find a close and fulfilling familial relationship with the man who decided to take her under his wing. I would’ve loved that? God. But I also know this is an otome, so like… I’m not getting this any time soon LOL.
tl;dr I don’t think MC can really do anything for Shingen at the point she comes into his life within the story and that kind of makes the romance option for him a bit pointless.
Ntamw complains that girls never date him even though he's such a nice guy and is so nice to them - especially if that man complains that girls only want douchebags. These guys ALL think that if they are nice to girls, women OWE them sex/romance. And when people think you owe them something? They take forever to get rid of.
Why do some men believe they are owed love, affection and sex simply for being born? Maybe if they weren’t such boring, annoying douchebags who can’t hold a decent conversation they would have dating options.
It’s finally coming!! There’s six days until our event officially starts so it’s time to announce the info!
What is this event?
Yu-Gi-Oh Femslash Week is a celebration of the yuri/girl’s love ships in our fandom! Sometimes these ships get ignored and they definitely don’t get the same amount of fanwork as the boy’s love and even het ships in the fandom, so this week is an attempt to get some of the creativity juices flowing and add more content to a sometimes slower corner of the fandom!
When is this happening?
January 8th-January 14th
What are the prompts?
There are 3 prompts for every day; this doesn’t mean you have to do all of them, it just means you have options!
Sunday, Jan 8: Dueling: tag duel / duel monsters cosplay / series swap
Monday, Jan 9: Romance: formal wear / moonlight / first date
Tuesday, Jan 10: Aesthetics: music / ribbons / crystal
Wednesday, Jan 11: Seasons: flowers / snow / beach
Thursday, Jan 12: Domesticity: home / daydream / together
Friday, Jan 13: AU Day 1: fairy tale / witch / angels and demons
Saturday, Jan 14: AU Day 2: magical girls / pirates and mermaids / idol
What am I allowed to do?
If it involves girl’s love ships in Yu-Gi-Oh, then anything goes! Pairs and poly are all fair game, as long as they’re revolving around girls in the series.
Any form of content works: writing, art, videos, manips, gifsets, whatever your talents are, use them in whatever way you’d like!
Keep in mind that while NSFW is allowed, a lot of the characters in these series are very young and it may be discomforting for many people to see certain scenarios. Make sure you tag things!