this smile… i will protect this smile. i will fight you for this smile. you will not hurt this smile. for you see, there are some things in life worth protecting. some things worth living for. some things worth dying for. a smile like this can thaw the iciest of hearts, dispel the darkest of evils, and win the mightiest of wars! this smile will be the thing that will pull us from the depths of despair and lead us to the path of salvation! wars will be fought! people will be saved, and civilisations will prosper because of this smile! so from this day forward, i solemnly swear to shield this smile from all harm that may come to it, all dangers it may possibly face, and give my life for it if needed!!!!!!!

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Okay, wow. This right here is when a good show becomes a great one.

So I watched the new season of Bojack Horseman, and at one point there was this tiny comment Todd made just before coming out to Bojack, and I had to play it back a few times because I couldn’t believe I was hearing it.

Because I thought the same thing for so long.

After finding out I was asexual, it was such a relief for me knowing I wasn’t broken and that there were others feeling how I felt. But just after, this is how I felt. and I still feel like this sometimes. like, even if I was accepting and loving myself, could anyone love and accept me? could they fall in love with me even if I couldn’t give them the relatioship they wanted? could I love them knowing I wan not enough? was I even allowed to be in love?

At the end of the season we find out that, yes, asexuals are allowed be in love and have relationships and come out without shame. 

But for me, it was still very importat that this scene was included in Todd’s journey, and I’m still so astonished about how amazingly it was portrayed

Bojack Horseman is one good show