Reblog if you would watch a show with an openly aromantic protagonist who stays aromantic and doesn’t eventually meet the ‘one’ and fall in love because fuck that.
At first I thought this said “aromatic”, christ on crackers I’m tired
I read “aromatic” as well.
or you could, yknow, write a novel about a character who isn’t aromantic but still doesn’t fall in love at the end
#not everyone falls in love at the end of their story #there are other important things than relationships #how about we acknowledge that
keeping Natalie’s tags because I AGREE SO MUCH
literally the first play i ever wrote had this exact premise
like, it starts out like the parody of a fairy tale set in modern day with a knight and a princess in distress (a college student and his shy, mysterious TA) and the entire point of the play is that the first half makes you think she needs his help, that they’re going to be together, blah blah (their first meeting they touched hands and froze and a spotlight shone on them and music played in the background that is the aesthetic of this play) and then you finally get to his desperate run to her apartment in the middle of the night in the pouring rain, he’s going to rescue her, they’re going to ride off into the sunset together, and she answers the door in her pajamas and brushing her hair and has no clue what’s going on. She doesn’t like him or even know much about him. It was all in his head. They end the play NOT getting together and in fact blame the narrator (who is a character in the play who keeps interrupting the play to give exposition) for twisting the details of real life.
then the next play that i wrote that was performed was ALSO bereft of actual romantic relationships, though it left it entirely ambiguous and up to the audience to decide who liked who, who should be with who, etc etc. It could have been there but it wasn’t important to have shown.
IT’S NOT HARD. Although lbr stories like this where romance isn’t the focus just makes shippers out of people you know it’s totally true and i am guilty of this also haha