When my character falls in love, I fall in love a little too.
*personal tidbit* This happened to me. I had a Steve Rogers / Captain America blog, and for the longest time I used it as an escape from my life. I used it as a way to keep my distance from what was going on around me and lived very much in his world because I was having difficulty living in my own.
And then I met this Phil Coulson. And the writing was more than superb. I was so nervous to talk to them, thinking I wouldn’t measure up in their mind to the Captain America that a Phil would be expecting as a fanboy and agent. At the time, I was having a ton of problems in RP as well and just wanted to… give it all up, thinking that I couldn’t pretend anymore to be someone else when their problems were just adding to mine. It was terrifying to think about not writing again, though, having taken years off to get done with school and really focus on myself. To what felt like no avail.
But this Phil helped me start writing again start enjoying it again. Helped me get my head into the right place to handle my real life, too. I got to know the person behind the character in the process. The more my Steve fell for her Phil… the more I fell for her, too. And for Phil, in honesty, but it was mainly because he was hers.
She asked me out in May. And she’s the best thing to ever happen to me. I guess I didn’t just fall in love a little. I fell in love a lot.