when it’s not STRAIGHT romance
they make the girl lesbian or something!
like, CHARACTERS CAN EXIST WITHOUT ROMANCE.
I like a good character dynamic, too,
but romance isn’t the answer to everythinggggg
what about cool friendship??
romance sucks the interest in a story away from the main plot
it was nice to read at first,
but then I started seeing romance in KIDS SHOWS.
they don’t need that trash!
they’re 5, 6, 10
it’s like the idea ‘romance is normal’ is being shoved down their throats!
WHY is it difficult to even find a kid’s movie without romance???
i’m trying very hard to say somethign positive about romance right now
oh! those stories that don’t pretend to be any deeper than a romance,
those are nice.
they acknowledge what they are,
and they properly explore relationships.
they properly develop the character, and then the relationship itself
and sometimes they’re so fluffy!!
those are nice.
but not when romances introduce other ideas, but then SKIM OVER THEM, because they don’t actually care about those other ideas, they just wanted the romance to seem deeper/more meaningful than it is, when it isn’t that menaingful at all because that’s not how they set the table
they jut threw it in there because they know it’s popular,
without respecting the characters themselves.
…ok I ALMOST said something positive about romance?
aw no more than 3 consecutive replies
I WILL SAY SOEMTHING POSITIVE
I HATE LEAVING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
I remember that one scene in the office where somebody tested ‘negative’ for a test for this terrible condition, and the main character started sobbing and was ike “I’m sorry”
and then he came on and spoke to the camera, and was liek “how was I supposed to know ‘negative’ was good news?”
everyone else’s face though
so I DO like shoujo manga though!!
it has so much romance in it,
idk, its bearable when it’s something I don’t have to read in words or sit through and watch while music plays in the background
I like kdrama!
it’s a challenge to find a kdrama wihtout roamcne
acually, I haven’t found one yet
but it doesn’t bother me!
because they actually DO care about the character, even though romance sucks up most of the scenes!
there are soooo many slice-of-life scenes, which they make entertaining to watch!
they actually really care about their characters–
see i don’t mind seeing that
taking like 9 episodes, one hour each, for the characters to even suspect they may be in love,
and none of their actions leading up to it actually showing indication they were interested in each other
american shows are different,
the characters just, exist on the screen, and YOU KNOW THIS IS A SLOPPY ROMANCE
ok, so maybe i just have a problem with characters who meet each other and then fall in love within the 1 or 2 hour movie
like, they characters are only developed thorugh romance
and nothign else!
that’s just sad, that they have nothing outside the romance
they obviously do because they existed as people before the romance began, so obviously, they had character outside the romance,
and not just a vague backstory that plays as a background or setting to their new romance
i looove shows that are like
“dude, that was the one person, you’re so much more important than a romantic relationship, you have so much else going on for you”
and they remind the main character to be a person again, and not just one half in a couple
(does this thing have a word limit? i’m not finding it, which is nice, though i can’t reply more than 3 times in a row)
Oh! but it is getting better
i think a lot of newer kids shows keep the romance out
and they sometimes have fun little narratives/fairy tales, again with NO romance!
it’s kinda interesting
and i totallllly appreciated moana for
you know, moana actually being a human being and not a damsel in distress
ok that isn’t fair
tangled was pretty good at that too
i guess it’s the older shows that still have romance in kids shows
the older ones that the generation before grew up with (ie. me)
now lets hope kids shows aren’t the only ones changing
ok, but still, some kids shows still aren’t romance-free
but 100% percent, this is better than beforeeee