Do you know, I don’t think I’ve ever written a REAL slow burn story. I’ve written plotty stories with romance subplots, but I don’t think of that as the same! Slow burn is so hard to do properly, is the thing. I am lazy I would almost always rather have everyone fight robots and then kiss in the heat of the moment instead.
Anyway, if I did write a slow burn story it would be Dumbledore/Grindelwald, totally ignoring any post-Deathly Hallows canon, and it would be the long golden summer they fell in love. This is probably ALSO my answer for friends-to-lovers. For some reason friends-to-lovers as a trope only REALLY works for me if the punchline is ‘but unfortunately his beloved friend turned out to be genuinely, seriously, no-two-ways-about-it A Bad Person’. see also: Celebrimbor/Sauron
When I talk about the show becoming wackier and zanier over time, I don’t just mean like the number/absurdity of gags or how badly Pinkie Pie is written. What actually always comes to mind first is the fact that in season 4, there was an episode in which Rainbow Dash learns that she shouldn’t trade away Fluttershy.
Ummmm so can we talk about how important it is to reassure young girls everywhere that developing feelings for your girl best friend isn’t wrong or voyeuristic. It’s normal. It’s fine. You’re not dirty and you shouldn’t feel guilt.