i want them to love each other

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for writing enemies to lovers?

Hi, love!  Thanks for your question and your patience <3  I’m currently writing something similar to this, so I hope my experience can help you here!

Enemies-to-lovers is a popular trope, but it’s often treated carelessly by writers – especially TV/movie writers who rush through the transition to fit a single movie or episode arc.  There’s nothing worse you can do in this situation than to rush your arc.  Falling in love is already a time-consuming plotline – but transitioning from enemies, who are already shutting each other out, to lovers?  The quicker it happens, the less believable it becomes.

I have a lot of notes on how to write enemies to lovers, so bear with me as I list them out.


Writing Enemies to Lovers: The Basic Ingredients

1. Give them some similar traits.

No matter what, two people can’t fall in love if they don’t relate on some level.  The first step to creating possible love interests is to find where they’ll connect.  Are they a hero and a villain?  Evil and good?  Night and day?  I bet they both love animals.  Maybe they’re both way into politics.  Maybe they share a common enemy.  Maybe they’re both neat freaks or a bit sassy or super gay or love the same music.  It can be a few important things or a bunch of superficial things – just make sure they have something that can tie them together.

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2. Put them on the same side of something.

When two people are mortal foes, it can be hard for them to see each other in any other light.  Bringing in a common enemy (an anti-hero, a natural disaster, a person in power), or a common interest (a mutual friend, a school play, a moral cause), can land foes on a team together.  This forces them to become aware of each other’s strengths, and to consider (and worry about) each other’s weaknesses.  This is perfect fodder for an eyebrows-raised, “Hey, they don’t suck at this particular thing,” moment.

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3. Get them alone.

With other people watching (especially friends/coworkers/allies), little groundwork can be made for your two hate-lovers.  If you get your characters alone together, you’re given a bounty of opportunities to bond them, including but not limited to: actual conversations, accidental (or faux-accidental) physical contact, the sneaky moment of checking each other out, etc. etc. etc.  People are different when you get them away from their friends – less extreme, less rowdy, less unreachable.  If you have to trap your characters in an elevator the old-fashioned way, damn it, you’re the only one who can do it.

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4. Let them fight their feelings.

If these two are truly enemies, there isn’t going to be a moment of, “Oh, I like them.  Huh.  Neato.”  Oh, no.  There will be internal backlash – they will beat their emotions back with a broom, and deny them to anyone who asks.  There will be extra hateful glares, more middle fingers, and basically anything they can do to remind themselves that they don’t like this person.  If you show this internal conflict, it both (a) makes the feelings seem real, organic, and (b) creates a more realistic transition from hate to love.

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5. Love can sound like hate.

There’s a reason people say indifference is the true opposite of love.  When your two enemies start to feel things for each other, this will probably spark a lot of ranting, arguing, and door-slamming.  It creates a fixation – you sit there and you stew and you tell your friends, “Remember when they did that stupid thing?  Yeah.  Screw them.”  Your friends roll their eyes.  When will you stop talking about this person?  Just kiss them already.

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6. Sexual tension is a powerful tool.

If your characters experience sexual attraction, this is a great way to accelerate their relationship against their will.  It’s the age-old, “My mind says no but my body says yes,” dilemma.  Your characters can’t stand each other, or the image they have of each other, but they’re attracted like magnets and can’t shake it.  This can make for some pretty hot – or pretty hilarious – scenes.

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7. Give them a moment of horrified realization.

Eventually, the feelings will grow strong enough that one or both of them will have to sit there, probably on the bathroom floor a little bit drunk with one sock on, and realize: “I love that f*cker.”  It’ll be a scary moment for them.  It’s not that they haven’t known it – they just have yet to accept that it’s something to deal with, until now.  This can be prompted by a dangerous situation, a shared activity, or a failed attempt at another romance – so when they really sit and think about it, they know.  Then it becomes a question of either “how do I get rid of this?” or “how do I pursue this?”.

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8. Try their hand at flirting.

Whether one or both characters have come to accept their feelings, someone’s gotta start flirting.  A glancing touch across the arm; a small comment that could kind of be construed as amicable; a lingering glance; that first peek at their enemy’s smile.  Something cute and quick and immediately followed by an existential crisis will do in a pinch.  Without this water-testing, readers won’t have any image of what this relationship will look like – and if it can succeed.

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9. Craft the perfect kiss/hug/confession.

When the time is right, create an undeniable display of attraction to transition into a new phase of their relationship: the “welp-we-both-like-each-other” phase, which comes right before the “we-decided-to-(stay-platonic/start-romancin’)” phase.  The Big Kiss/Confession is the most iconic climactic love scene, in which the two characters take a chance and become vulnerable with each other – and kiss, or say, “I love you,” or do anything that can’t be construed in any other way.  Want to extend the drama?  Interrupt them, or have it be one-sided, or let it turn into a fight until they decide, “Forget it, this was stupid.”  Readers will swoon.

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10. Finish up with an awkward adjustment period.

If and when your characters do enter a relationship, make sure it’s a little tentative at the beginning, to keep it realistic.  Your characters have made a huge shift in their dynamic – there will be some lingering arguments and love-hate, and maybe a bit of discomfort going public with their romance.  Then come the usual growing pains of a new relationship getting serious – figuring out how to navigate each other’s flaws, learning to be open with their feelings, dealing with unresolved fights from before their relationship.  It won’t be perfect right away.  That’s the beauty of it.

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I hope this helps you, love!  I adore love-hate relationships, and I hope you enjoy crafting your own enemies-to-lovers as much as we’ll all love reading them :)  Good luck!

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When none of them is a doormat or a pushover, when they know what they like, what they want, when to take, and when to retreat.

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2. I think at this part they knew that he was going to ask them to 😘 each other and they were both acting like they really don’t want to 😘 each other but they really want to 😘 each other when Ethan tries to 😘 gray ethan seem like he wants to do it but Nate stops him . After Gray moves his ✋ over his 👄 to hind his little 😁 he had then gray said he rather 😘 nate than Ethan said thanks i think that hurt him or got on his nerves when they lose Ethan is 😁 about it like he wants it to happen at the end Ethan is ready for that 😘 I think ethan was really into this part.

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anonymous asked:

i just rewatched the scene where frank tells karen about frank jr painting the marine on the wall and like her reaction? the way she visibly tears up? that's not the reaction of someone who just expects frank to get over his family. she knows how much he loved them and it breaks her heart that he lost them.

!!!! VERY IMPORTANT !!!!

Deb also said in an interview that Karen KNOWS how much Frank loved his family, and would never want to step on his toes (a reason why they maybe didn’t make a romantic move towards each other in the elevator even tho it was set up for that way)

she lost her brother and she probably knows the raw and open and incredible pain to lose someone you love so much. she’s not a fucking monster y’all. 

I really wanna do a Valki photo edit with the lyrics of Gangsta by Kehlani, but I wanna let y’all know my reasoning.

A little clarification about the song: it means that she wants a gangster-like love, not that she wants a gangster in general. It’s a metaphor for a love where two people would sometimes do crazy shit for each other and always stay loyal, just like a gangster would for his gang. It’s also got a sexy and beautiful melody I love, and KEHLANI IS MY BBY OKAY.

Even though I do like it, I am not particularly fond of the lyrics mentioning “built for all the abuse” (cough cough that’s why it’s a Joker and Harley song to begin with from the soundtrack lmao), but I don’t ever want to relate that lyric to Valki or see people relating it to them. I’m just clarifying that I love the main chorus and all the rest of the song except for the abuse lyric, which I kinda found unnecessary to put in there but for some reason it had to be in there.

That being said, I will post a reminder on the edit just in case some of you all don’t see my clarification before I post it and for the antis who love to dub us as abusive shippers (cuz I ain’t putting up with their “abuse” ship bullshit on MY art that I made).

Without further ado, I just wanted to let y’all know since I do love all y’all and I don’t want you guys to think of me as a person who romanticizes abusive relationships or wants an abusive song to be in our ship.

🚨 I simply just like the best, melody, and main chorus and I’d love it for Valki. 👏🏽NOT 👏🏽BC 👏🏽OF 👏🏽THE 👏🏽FUCKING 👏🏽ABUSE.👏🏽🚨

I just didn’t want anyone to get triggered and hate me, cuz was never my purpose to do so. Speaking as a person who has dealt with abuse, I can say I know what it’s like and it’s NOT OKAY.

Closing the paragraph lol, I just want to say I love you all again and have a Happy Thanksgiving for those who live in America like me! 😘

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anonymous asked:

Hello! :) Can I request something with Ben? Maybe Ben and the reader are married and they both are casted in 'The Punisher' [the reader as dinah] but both of them didn't know that they're cast in the same show, maybe they see each other on the set and being shocked :D and then maybe few months later they're in Comic-con, talking how much they loved working together, and Ben talks about how he fell in love with her even more. :D If you don't want to write it, i totally understand. :)

Hello anon! This is so adorable, I’d love to write this, it’s a very good idea. It’s noted. Thank you so much for your request

WHEN THE WAR IS OVER AND YOU TAKE YOUR ALIEN GF TO YOUR HOME COUNTRY AND SHOW HER YOUR CULTURE AND TAKE HER TO A FESTIVAL AND WIN HER A GIANT PRIZE AND SHE LOVES IT AND LOVES YOU AND YOU LOVE HER AND EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND RIGHT AND GOOD

EDIT: THANK YOU @mikishami FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SUGGESTION TO GIVE THEM A TOTORO

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“Stop talking for a second and just… let me tell you something.” 

I had this idea about if Keith and Lance got stranded in space and for some reason the team can’t get to them or doesn’t know where they are, and they think they’re gonna die so they finally confess to each other. 😏 

But then the team finally comes and rescues them and they’re forced to actually deal with their feelings. 

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I love Diego. Diego is very funny. He’s a very cool guy, quite a smartass, and I really appreciate smartasses. He used to make fun of me for the stupid backpack I wore. There were a few situations where I couldn’t [wear the stilts]. [When] I was on a cliffside or running in water and stuff like that, I had to wear this backpack with a telescoping head that came off the top, and it was really stupid looking. And the first time I wore it, it was like the first day we shot in Jordan. And he said [Puts on Diego Luna accent.], “Something terrible has happened. Ever since you put on that backpack, you have depressed the entire crew. It’s very sad.” He just went on about, “Please, for God’s sake, please take it off. For the love of God.” Anytime I put it on, “Everyone respected you just one moment ago. But now, it is evaporated.”

Ok but you know why I ship Keith and Lance so much, aside from how interesting and alive their dynamic/interactions are?

It’s because they are good for each other.

For Keith, Lance is someone that calms his temper when it counts, someone that isn’t afraid to speak his mind when he fucked up. But he’s also grounding, supporting him when he needs support, cheering him up when he’s down and listening to him when he has concerns about his own behavior. With Lance, Keith can let loose and grin and joke around - the only time he has made a joke without Lance was with Hunk and there was a distinct lack of a teasing smile/waiting for a reaction. He also knows that Lance won’t make fun of him for not understanding certain jokes or social norms, he has learned to simply turn to Lance for explanations.

For Lance, Keith is someone that listens. He can be honest about what bothers him and knows that Keith will take him seriously. More importantly though Keith is his equal. They are rivals, “neck and neck”. Keith is someone that continuously challenges Lance to better himself and even if he might feel inferior/jealous sometimes because Keith seems to be good at everything, he doesn’t doubt that Keith is someone in his reach. Lance admires him but has no delusions about his shortcomings (as it might be the case with hero-worship, he just honestly admires him). Keith is also someone Lance has fun with, Lance is competitive, the repeated challenges and the teasing make him happy.

I’m just?? All of that comes on top of the general team stuff. Because they “make a good team”. They trust each other in battle. They repeatedly save each other’s lives. They miss each other when they say goodbye. They openly worry about each other when one of them seems to be in trouble.

No, they aren’t perfect. They started out on the wrong foot and still mess up a lot. But they are trying, they care about each other and they are learning, there is no doubt that they are someone special in the other’s life.

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We won’t be going any farther. Won’t we? I won’t take another step towards that chest until I know for certain that I’m wrong about what I suspect is happening here. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Please don’t do that.