We are two ships that pass in the night
You and I, we are nothing alike
I am a pleasure cruise, you are gone out to trawl
Return nets empty, nothing at all
— Los Campesinos!!, "Romance is Boring"
And I know someday that it'll all turn out
You'll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, that I'll give so much more than I get
I just haven't met you yet
— Michael Bublé, "Haven't Met You Yet"
"How to put this? I have nothing against Scotty. And I have nothing against Uhura. But I do have a problem with Scotty, um, against Uhura, if you follow me."
—The Agony Booth, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
"Here's the subtext. We want Lex and Lana to hook up. Lex and Lana have always treated each other like human garbage. So we have to make a few entendres to show that they're good buddies before they suck face. One was the episode where Lex imagined being with Lana. Then there was...well, that's it.
In comments people have really been ticked, saying 'Well, they've been implying a Lex and Lana relationship for YEARS now!'. Yeah, but if you call tense situations in a room where there is great admiration for each other in a given situation, then Lex and CLARK are about to hook up.
Last time he kissed her, she smacked him. Last time he tried to comfort her, she threw brandy in his face and he chased her while driving drunk.
—Neal Bailey on Smallville ("Hypnotic")
"There’s a sexual aspect to Rogue’s powers that’s one of the more enduring metaphors for growing up in the X-Men franchise, in that they manifest when she gets her first kiss, putting her boyfriend into a coma. It’s the comic book literalization of the fact that sex can be dangerous, and it’s the driving force at the core of her character... This is a huge deal for Rogue’s character. It’s the culmination of her entire story. And yet, here it is, not only happening off-panel, but happening with The Sentry, for the sole purpose of giving the X-Men a reason to show up at his funeral. There’s no other point to it. She’s a prop. And even worse, she’s a prop used in service to another prop."
—Chris Sims, on The Sentry: Fallen Sun
...I know they died before the first chapter, but who says that pairing doesn't deserve some love from us fans?
— Part of a prompt from The Dresden Files kink meme