As previously mentioned in another post, the Harry Potter Fandom is pretty much knee-deep in horrible arguments, analysis posts, and then some. As this one girl says, it looks like it’s straight from a scene in “Mean Girls”. People take these fake relationships in fiction so seriously that you’d imagine they were talking politics. Why are people so attached to these relationships in the first place? Well, my first guess would be the perfection of them. The scripted ‘Always‘, the subtle notions that you could only wish you could get on a Friday night out on a date. Now more than ever, it’s easy for escapism. People used to go to the movies for that stuff or concerts, sporting events, but now?
The internet holds the key.
So all of these relationships or “ships” have taken over people’s lives because they provide that little hole to fill up for the lonely or awkward. They provide this sense of adventure, something real life doesn’t usually give on a day to day basis. You watch these characters grow in front of your eyes and it gives you something to feel good about, to root for. They teach us about love… or do they? They’re unrealistic and over-the-top, but damn if we don’t gobble it up.
So what about you? Do you have a favorite fictional relationship that you put on a pedestal or do you believe that people shouldn’t take these things so seriously?