People say that self inserts are cringy but remember that famous poet Dante Alighieri, who wrote one of the most important works in Italian literature, straight up made a giant three part fan fiction where he and his idol/mancrush, the famous poet Virgil, journey through Hell on behalf of his dead girlfriend and everyone who he didn’t like was there and suffered punishment for all eternity and then he blames three whole popes and the entire fucking city of Florence, Italy for the shitty state of the Church and over seven hundred years later it’s played a major influence in Western culture people are still praising it and analyzing it so honestly who gives a fuck lmfao
Some joyless asshole: you self ship? Cringe!
Dante, a man in his 50s living in the Middle fucking Ages: and then Virgil-senpai lifted me with his strong manly arms and carried me down the mountain from those scawy demons uwu. He was so handsome and talented and wonderful