The internet has been deeply invested in the relationship between Shrek (the ogre) and Shadow (the hedgehog) ever since deviantart user Cmara released this comic:
Quick recap for anyone who's confused: Shrek is a Dreamworks movie protagonist voiced by Mike Myers (playing a Scottish ogre) and Shadow is a foil of kids' video game character Sonic the Hedgehog and also THEIR LOVE IS REAL. Fan art can help us understand the story of their love.
A doe-eyed, twee Shrek is courted by Shadow while pressing a tiny Dilbert to his (her?) breast.
In their honeymoon phase, a burly Shrek in fuschia lipstick holds Shadow on his hip as the two lovers blush.
Still in the honeymoon phase, creepily-human Shrek palms creepily-human Shadow's butt, seemingly okay with Shadow's inexplicable angel wings.
Shrek comforts a lovely Shadow because the evil hedgehog is a film noir ingenue?
Shrek lies on his back as he wears a collar and leash even though Shadow is an animal and Shrek is an ogre. Everybody has a furry tail.
A thin, boyish Shrek kisses Shadow while wearing Fiona's wig. Their sex life has become even kinkier.
Shadow betrays Shrek by sharing a romantic, candlelit dinner with Fix-It Felix as Shrek pulls a John Cusack and watches from outside in the rain, pressing his face against a window that has partial frames.
Suffering from a scary cheek rash and apologizing for her infidelity, Shadow throws her arm around Shrek's neck as bubbles float from her eyes.
Shrek breaks up with Shadow because the hedgehog just doesn't understand why he needs to wear a Team Fortress costume all the time now.
Shrek and Shadow reunite and reenact the ending of Silver Linings Playbook. Except better.