February, to many, is the month of love. This is due entirely to Valentine’s Day being smack-dab in the middle of it. As such, most of the Top 5 Wednesday topics this month have to do with ships. Today’s topic is your top 5 M/M couples. This, of course, encompasses gay men, bi men, pan men, trans men, ace men, etc. There are many M/M ships that are near and dear to my heart (from books, television, and film), so let’s get started:
- Henry “Monty” Montague and Percy Newton from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: Talk about a slow burn. What’s great about this ship, for me, is that the story makes it very plain why these two like each other. Moreover, getting together doesn’t solve their issues: they solve their issues and then get together. They’re just so soft for each other and I love them so much.
- Finn and Poe Dameron from Star Wars: Okay, so, technically speaking… these guys aren’t canon. But like… they should be. Their chemistry is crazy. Plus, I mean the jacket thing with the lip bite. And the fact that they *might* be holding hands in The Last Jedi. Maybe. My inner queerbaiting victim knows they won’t happen, but I’m still holding out hope for Episode IX.
- Danny Hart and Colton from Timekeeper by Tara Sim: I’m not going to lie, I picked these guys mainly because not many people will. Still, I do love them. They’re so soft and kind of inevitable. I don’t want to spoil anything about them, but let’s just say it involves a certain trope where one keeps, erm, “nursing the other back to health” only to find the other has been intentionally, um, “injuring” themselves to get them to come back. But like, in a completely non-toxic way. It makes sense if you’ve read it. Which you should.
- Achilles and Patroclus from The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: I mean, they literally die for each other. And are buried together. And no, that’s not a spoiler because it’s just an expanded plotline from Homer’s The Illiad. So there.
- Ronald “Mac” McDonald and Dennis Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: This couple is the most canon non-canon couple to have ever existed ever. Because, technically, they’re not together. But like… they kind of are. Now, let me be clear: shipping Sunny characters is an entirely different animal from normal shipping. This is because all these characters are terrible and don’t really deserve a happy ending, but also kind of deserve each other? It makes sense if you watch the show. Anyway, these two are in love. Deeply in love. I mean, the scene where Mac surprised Dennis with an RPG for Valentine’s Day? And all the touching and flirting? Just… listen. I love them.
What are some of your favorite M/M couples? Tell me about them in the comments!