You know, I wanna say sth about that interview!
Ok so it seems like Lauren and Joaquim just killed klance, yadda yadda, they have the whole story planned already, they’re not baiting, OKAY. Okay then. There are two possibilities.
1. Klance isn’t gonna happen. They have no romance planned or they have some other end game planned. And tbh, if that’s the case, then well… whole lotsa people, including me, are gonna be disappointed. Maybe not surprised (because how many same-sex ships, no matter how many hints and how good chemistry, become canon? ye, not many), but surely disappointed, because such a good potential and LGBT rep would be wasted.
But hey, don’t worry! They’ve still something planned for them! Keith and Lance are still gonna be friends, maybe even co-leaders, and it’ll still be heartwarming to see them getting along, and getting closer! The show’s main focus isn’t romance. There are so many things to be hyped about! Fave characters, fan theories, friendships, the plot. Lots of good stuff.
And when it comes to Klance… I know for sure that I’m not gonna stop drawing content for it just because it isn’t canon. And I’m sure most artists feel the same way. And writers. So yup, we’re still doing our thing! We’re still having that fan content, no matter what! (and canon content too, you know… All those Klance Moments™ aren’t going anywhere)
2. Ok, but here’s the second possibility… maybe Klance actually DOES happen, despite what most of us are thinking rn?
The whole interview is actually really vague. They’re saying that the whole story is planned, that they’re not changing it, and that Keith and Lance have some natural progression. Weeell, I dunno how bout you, but if I were a writer of the show, I wouldn’t wanna spoil anything important… like a canon ship, for example! “Natural progression”, huh? Welp, it might as well be romantic! They said all these things about Klance (or Laith, as Lauren would prefer) being compatible, so maybe now they wanted to say something that’d make it less obvious?
Hey, the important thing? We’ve still got all the hints, all the clues, all the moments.
That one moment when Keith and Lance are kneeling next to each other, holding each others’ hands, looking into each others’ eyes, smiling, bathed in purple lightning, while Lance says “we are a good team” softly? It’s still there.
That one moment when Lance talks to Laika about how cool Keith is with this fond expression on his face? Still there, as well as the animators’ confirmation that every expression counts and tells us how character might feel about something, even if we don’t know about it yet.
Keith’s NUMEROUS fond looks at Lance, with lifted eyebrows, sparkling eyes and a smile? Still. There!
Like, we dunno what will happen in the show… we have NO IDEA, but we may theorize. And I dunno man,, but all the hints in the show, plus all the stuff said in interviews? It doesn’t seem bad. In fact, it seems pretty darn good.
Y'all, don’t panic, don’t worry, just wait and see! Klance might happen, or it might not. But it’s gonna be okay, no matter what!~