petpluto said: Not for nothing, but I also loved the first Ruby and don't really like Laurel Lance. I think it's an Arrow writing problem, because KC is so vibrant and Arrow doesn't allow her to shine in that role. And I have strong (anti) feelings about "not tagging your hate", because fans of things can still find issues with those things. It's not exactly hard to see what is hate and what is criticism.
Yeah I agree about Katie Cassidy, I think everything would be so much better if the character was full of life and energy, like most of the other women in Arrow (I feel like she draw the short straw, I mean Laurel could be a very interesting character in my opinion, but I think the writers struggle a lot with her, there were episodes in season 2 where I actually felt like they just didn’t know what to do with her at all… and it was painful to watch, and kinda boring).
And I also agree about the issue between hate and criticism. I understand loving something with passion, doesn’t mean you can’t see the flaws, or that you can’t let people see flaws. I mean, I am a HUGE Joss Whedon fan, I have been in love with what he does for more than fifteen years now, and I have see everything, and basically I think the man is a genius storyteller. And he is basically my favorite writer, because he also is a great man with great ideas, and opinions that I feel are amazing. Still, I can see flaws in his work, my love doesn’t make me blind.
And even when I read/hear criticism about him that I feel are unfair (like when people read what he does the wrong way and say he is a misogynist who fantasize about hurting defenseless women, I don’t attack people telling them they have to stop hating on Joss Whedon. Either I try to talk to them, and to discuss to make them understand my opinion and to be able to understand theirs, either I just don’t even bother and just stop thinking about it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, particularly about fiction, which is mostly about how you analyze this or that, and I don’t see how it would make me so angry if someone told something I don’t agree with that I would go on anon and send them messages.
(And I mean, Joss Whedon and his work are very very important for me, for more than half my life now. He basically shaped my tastes in fiction (particularly in tv shows) and he helped salvage my sister and I’s relationship, which is something I really wish to be able to thank him for one day. Still, I don’t go on a mission every time someone doesn’t like him.)
Thanks for the support by the way, I really began to fell like I was the only one that didn’t think saying “I don’t like that character” is hate.