Sorry it's like 1:30 in the morning where I live and I should've been asleep hours ago>My first real ship
Most of the time when I watched other shows, my best reaction was just usually "that's pretty cute" but Star and Marco are the first pair I legitimately want together. The prospect of them not getting together even if by hint would irrationally bother me.>actually great in the show too because etc.
Okay maybe "all" is somewhat of an exaggeration but what I mean is that other shows' pairings just don't cut it for me because of some huge reason. I don't fancy Ladynoir like everyone else seems to because their relationship is a puppy love that doesn't really progress while constantly reinforcing without much charm or depth that they're meant for eachother. I can't feel for any anime couple because romance needs subtlety, and if there is anything anime writers cannot do to save their lives, it is subtlety. Romances in fiction for me for the most part have always been extremely tacky.
Star and Marco are obviously endgame in one way or another thanks to the Blood Moon Ball episode but even in spite of that, their whole relationship works amazing on the base level and are building to something really good that other pairings just don't do. They're polar opposites yet their synergy is innocent but excitable. They bring out the best in eachother, sides to eachother they don't even know they can express, sides of eachother they didn't know they needed but do, and so on. They also do this without being way too in your face about it either, and without involving huge, cringey tropes to help them develop.
Usually for me, fictional pairings just go wrong because writers always involve one element that just crashes the whole dynamic with something tacky, unnecessary, mediocre, and so on. Starco is the first in my eyes to be rid of all that and just do things right. It's refreshing, it's something I can't get enough of, and it's genuinely well done.