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I want to make it clear that I do I love shipping. And  I love reading (and writing) fics for my OTPs. But one thing that annoys me in romantic fic is when they portray romantic love as the greatest kind of love. 

I’ve seen so many fic where a character believes the platonic love others have for them could never fufill them the way romantic love does. And they couldn’t live without the person they love reciprocating their feelings. That … isn’t healthy. But I think the way society prioritizes romantic love over other kinds of love can be an unhealthy thing. 

Romance is great to write about, but when two people have a major fixation on one another and its depicted as romantic … that’s not okay. 

on 2015-09-30 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Have you seen Wild, the movie with Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern as mother and daughter? It is very, very sad, and very, very good, and I spent a large portion of the movie crying my way through it. But Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon's character) describes Bobbi (Laura Dern's character) as "the love of my life," and it's just such a perfect exemplar of mothers and daughters and the strong bond between them. Which is, of course, totally not romantic, but it is the most powerful love in the whole film.

on 2015-10-02 01:38 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] havocthecat
Oh, jeez, I would avoid too! I'm so sorry, I hadn't remembered you had posted about your mom's passing. Honestly, I called my mom and told her not to watch it and my grandmother passed years ago.

I hope you're able to watch it someday, because it's a really great film, but I understand why you're holding off.

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