An intensely creative fan of Nickelodeon’s highest-grossing animated television series has reimagined the entire cast as starry-eyed twinks, albeit in a much less sexual way than most of these fan-generated art projects end up. Previous scandal has revealed that Spongebob is actually asexual, but this new super-twink Spongebob is anything but.
The images below began circulating on Tumblr to wild fanfare last weekend — a username comprised of either Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters suggest these images were ripped from Chinese microblogging site Weibo. (We’ll update when we discover the artist!)
Below, check out Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Plankton as certified HILFs (Humans I’d Like to [be] Friends [with]):