October 5, 2014 at 12:38 am #284303angiebelleParticipant
I think what’s been hardest for me, is when I see *friends* breaking away or feeling heartbroken and betrayed over the show- like both you guys, Phee and RG, among others. You were always among the Oncers I really enjoyed discussing the show with, and now that you are disillusioned with the show, it breaks *my* heart. Since I don’t feel the same way, it’s as if I’m losing my buddies. *That’s* why maybe I come on a little strong wanting you guys to lighten up- a desperate attempt to recover what’s been lost. I miss the way it used to be. Also, because I do respect you guys as intelligent Oncers, I start to think I’m just in denial and I’m rationalizing the show’s imperfections because I don’t want to let go or allow myself to feel gloomy over my favorite tv show, and that makes me feel bad. Now, of course, this is my problem, not yours. I don’t expect you to not be true to yourselves to please me.
It’s just not like me to feel heartbroken or betrayed over a tv show or any work of fiction for that matter….they could kill off Belle, and while I’d be very bummed out, I wouldn’t be angry. I’d still watch because I care about the rest of the characters and would want to know where the story is going. That’s what I meant by it’s just a tv show. I don’t get angry over what happens on a tv show. I scoff some times or roll my eyes or say “Ha! I can’t believe they did that!” but I don’t get angry or feel hurt. Of course, OuaT is a tv show that’s been an obsession for me- cosplay, lots of new friends, fanfic, a visit to Steveston, panels, etc. It’s the very first fandom I’ve joined outside the general Disney one.
I’m almost always the little miss sunshine of a group…I’ve gotten into debates on my American Girl doll groups too with people who are gloomy over how the company has changed over the years. Maybe I just have trouble dealing with negativity.[adrotate group="5"]October 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm #284361schaendlichParticipant
To be honest, claiming they have a lack of effort bugs me as I think it’s unfair to the writers who devote a good chunk of their lives to creating this show whether we like the end result or not. It sounds cocky- like saying “I could do better than that” when writing for tv is not an easy task at all. We have no idea what the writers actually went through.
I understand that. I just prefer to claim that they are not thinking as far as they should than say that they’ve thought of everything and are still making questionable decisions (In mine own eyes a,t least). I don’t mean to be cocky. But to me it feels like the difference between telling someone that they could do better, and telling them that they have done the best that they can when they’ve made an obvious mistake (again, in my opinion).
I’ve had it happen several times when I’ve just watched a new OuaT and I’m all hyped up about it, and I go online to share my enthusiasm…and everyone hated it! Talk about deflating the balloon! And I guess sometimes that makes me feel bad…like I’ve been wearing too many rose colored glasses or I’m in denial or my opinion is wrong some how. So, I am sorry if I came on too strong. I don’t mean to step on any toes or imply that you shouldn’t analyze the show at all.
I get you. The same thing happened to me. The friend who got me into this show was actually the first person to turn away from it. *shrug*
No need to feel bad about rose colored glasses. They’re a part of the process. It’s just when the show removes them that problems arrive. It doesn’t happen to everyone, though. I apologize if my venting is in any way removing yours. I don’t mean to come on too strong, either. It’s just my style.October 5, 2014 at 4:42 pm #284363schaendlichParticipant
I’ve gotten into debates on my American Girl doll groups too with people who are gloomy over how the company has changed over the years. Maybe I just have trouble dealing with negativity.
You were/are an American Girl? Me too! Though, I was only back in elementary school. I have one of the dolls and that is where I learned to sew. Sorry, very off topic, I know. 🙂October 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm #284366angiebelleParticipant
You were/are an American Girl? Me too! Though, I was only back in elementary school. I have one of the dolls and that is where I learned to sew. Sorry, very off topic, I know.
lol, oh, you have no idea…
I have 23 of the dolls now and over 100 AG brand outfits alone. I got my first one when I was 9 years old, and never outgrew them- I’ll be 33 on the 20th and my mom still picks something for me from my AG wishlist for my birthday. It’s one of my other obsessions besides OuaT. 🙂
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