I made up that bit about the safe word but honestly, they may as well have said it. Watch the scene (s3ep19) and try to tell me otherwise. Mwahaha.
When people started shipping Oswald and Ed on the show way back in Season 1, I thought it was a great ship "Oh if only it could happen in canon but hahaha they would never have the guts to--"
And then the ship became canon. 8O
On my part, I was impressed the show actually went there and I supported the ship totally. I thought it was cute and fluffy watching Oswald in agony over his unrequited love for Ed. That's my shoujo manga jam. It was a shame it didn't work out in one big happy ending.
But now that they HATE each other and they're both aware of that attraction...it's really kind of hot.
Watching them now, you could slice the sexual tension with a bloody meat cleaver and it is so much more potent than the previously fluffy interactions.
I am fully on board with the Nygmobblepot ship.
Even if it's a wrecked ship, it's sailing and on fire, baby.