Thank you so much for the support! I’m honestly happy that this many people are interested in this blog! Running it has been a fun ride from the very beginning, and I don’t see it ending anytime soon. Also, I reached a moment right now in which I feel like I’m breaking through with my art style and process, and getting closer to what I want to do – so all the more reason to celebrate!!
i think what i found the most heartwarming about this moment between isak and even and their friends is not just the fact that it looked adorable. what touched me the most was how much thought was put behind it. julie cares about fans of the show so much, she cares about how they feel and she sees the impact the show has on its viewer, she sees the impact isak and even had (and still have) on the viewers. she actively wants to find out what we think of the characters and storylines she creates, how we feel about them, she reads what people have to say on social media. this part of the clip, how they were all standing, was directly inspired by a fan’s drawing
and she knows how important it was for some of the viewers to see a same-sex couple have a happy ending, she knows how important it was for some of the viewers to see a character who has a mental illness be with someone who loves them, for them to be in a successful relationship. she knows how important it was to see them be surrounded by people who love and support them, friends who appreciate them for all that they are
and so this moment wasn’t just about making the viewer go “awww” and making them smile. it was so much more than that. it was about making the viewers feel like they matter, like they are cared for. it was julie telling us “i see you, you who have been watching them, you who care about them and their happiness and their well-being. look at them doing so well, look at how happy they still are”