not to start dumb ship discourse™ but when people think not wanting some relationship to be canonized because you just don't like it is equated with homophobic deniers of canon gay relationship... how can people even compare lapis/peridot with ruby/sapphire
yeah, that’s… just plain wrong of them. if it was the only “canon” relationship and the show just had to be that subtle, it’d be one thing, but that’s not how su works. rupphire and pearlrose are not subtle.
su intentionally distances itself from “will they-won’t they” by establishing romances in early seasons and basing their existing relationships on a longer history of mutual affection (pearlrose, rupphire, to an extent gregrose).
i don’t think any non-canon ships are going to become canon. su is not a romantic comedy, and i don’t think it would be in the show’s best interest to spend a lot of time developing a romance or love triangle in the present - yes, i like some ships, but i don’t really think they’re gonna be canon. the show has never really posed the question of who is gonna “end up” with who.
there are times where i can see where you would get romance from this, but that’s probably not going to become explicit. rupphire and pearlrose are, and they both say something about what meaningful lgbt+ relationships can be - one is loving, fulfilling and makes each other better, one is grieving, complicated, devoted yet perhaps less ‘complete’ than one of them would like.
i think the lack of new canon ships is a good thing. not because the romances in su aren’t good, but because establishing one in the present would take an awful lot of time and energy and… frankly, i don’t think it’s necessary at this point. all the relationships in su are meaningful, for better or for worse, healthy or unhealthy, just as they are - and the nature can change, but i don’t think we’ll ever get to the point where it’s the last episode and two characters “finally” kiss.