I feel like the tree boys ship is made up of two entirely different characters than the ones in the show. Like, don't get me wrong, I think *some* of it is cute, but I agree that people have taken it too far. There's WAY too much of it out there when there are SO MANY other characters to appreciate!! Connor in the ship is practically based off of the lie that Evan created about him, and Evan seems super shy and blushy, rather than anxious, how he SHOULD be. I dunno, it just feels... wrong??
I have to say I agree, anon. In much of the content I see related to this ship, Connor is portrayed as just a gay emo kid who wears makeup and stuff, while Evan is portrayed as a shy and blushy gay baby (or whatever you wanna call it, I’ve literally seen people refer to them as gay babies). I feel like if people did try to pair them as they truly are as characters in the show, it wouldn’t work out very well, as the two both have stuff that they need to work on before they would be able to really sustain a healthy relationship. It’s like the Evan and Connor in the ship aren’t /really/ Evan and Connor, y'know? Also, Connor is not alive in canon, so that would also make a relationship challenging pfft (yes people can make AUs where Connor is alive but you understand what I mean) Oh and also, I just think we should focus a little less on ships in the fandom and start focusing more on what goes on in the show itself. Ships can be an escape from sad stuff in the show and whatnot, but there’s a point where it begins to drown out what was once there, you know?