>>117462827>Do you ever watch a show, read a comic, or view any /co/ related media and feel like you missed out when you see romance such as in pic related? Especially when the characters are young and high school or college aged?
It depends, really. Mostly, when I watch cartoons or read comics, I do feel sad I never had a cozy youthful romance where we were both dumb kids. I do kinda get that sad feeling with the Steven-Connie/Star-Marco ship, since it was a wholesome ship that grew with the characters. I sorta had that with a girl who I grew up with in my old neighborhood, but I never told her my feelings. That said, I acknowledge I'd probably have been kinda cringe in a teen romance and she was kinda a shitty person to date who needed to be in a relationship to validate herself.
Similarly, I get sorta jealous of the characters who are openly bi. I spent years feeling shame and guilt for some gay feelings I had over the years for different friends and teammates, and I guess I'm sad that I'll never be able to explore that side of me as a dumb teenager. It ties with with the whole "youthful innocent romance" thing. I never really felt safe to do that, so I feel like I kinda missed out on that too.
All in all, while I feel this way, I'm still happy to be in my current relationship right now and I can enjoy these ships in a healthy way.