Tuesday, January 19, 2016

TALKTIME #11: Let's Talk About Instalove


TALKTIME #11: Let's Talk About Instalove

      Now I'm sure there are plenty of posts out there in the world talking about instalove, but I thought I'd just add my two cents to the conversation anyway. Why? Well instalove really bothers me. Now when I say it really bothers me, I mean if I can see instalove coming in the story, sometimes I get angry, like fuming, ready to curse out the world, angry.


      You might be wondering why it makes me angry. You're probably like 'It's just instalove Sierra. Take a chill pill.' Okay, but I don't think you understand where I'm coming from. Let me explain. In the beginning, I was all for the instalove. Reading about instalove made me all happy and giddy inside. It made me think 'Wow, there is so much instalove out there, it must be real. Gosh, I have hope. Someday, I'm going to experience what these characters have.'


       Aahahahaha. Nope. Real life is not like the books. And that kind of upsets me. Now I understand that authors are trying to make books a world outside of reality, better than reality actually, but it has reached a new point of ridiculousness. There is just too much instalove and it is just too damn unrealistic, and I realize that now. I used to love the fact that instalove is something that doesn't really happen, but now it is just annoying. I don't want to read about two characters immediately falling in love anymore because that just makes me want to roll my eyes and scream. I want something more realistic, something that I could see happening in real life that would make me crack a grin and do a slow clap. I want to root on the characters as they fall in love and deal with the situation as real people would. 


      I feel like I'm just rambling, but I don't feel like stopping myself. Instalove doesn't make me love the characters that much, if that makes sense... What I mean is, I love watching the characters fall over each other. I love when they start noticing the little things about the other person. When they are borderline stalkers and obsess over the person they are crushing on, I can relate to that. Those are the book relationships I love. Screw instalove. I want real world love. 


       Now granted, my version of real world love probably isn't exactly realistic either. But it's sure as hell a lot more than instalove. So I guess if I wanted to say eveything in a nutshell, here it is: Instalove is everywhere and annoys the hell out of me. Instalove is unrealistic as hell. Instalove doesn't quite have that built up or tension that I love to read about.





      So what do you guys think? Are you all for the instalove? Or is it starting to annoy the hell out of you like it is me? I want to hear what you guys think. 

Also if anyone here is a Vampire Diaries fan and ships Bonnie and Kai, please please please talk to me. I need someone to talk to about my deep love for this couple that should have been but never was.






14 comments:

  1. Insta-love in books annoys me. There are very few circumstances where that is OK (or even well-written, most of the time it's just lazy.) Saying that... cat/person insta-love is a real thing! Me and one of my cats... it was damn near close to running to each other through a field of flowers, except, y'know, in a cat shelter. OK, definitely on my way to becoming a crazy cat lady! >.<

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    1. I agree that there are instances where insta-love is ok, but they are few and far between. Haha cats. I think I would be a crazy cat lady if I weren't allergic to them.

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    2. Oh no! Allergies suck (I'm pretty much allergic to life!) Yeah I love my kitties!!!! ;)

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    3. I feel you. I have so many allergies I'm surprised I have lasted this long.

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  2. I am not a huge fan of insta-love either. I think it can be soooo weird and uncomfortable at times. There are times I look over insta-love like when the two characters take the entire book to fall in love and then I realize the entire book was over a weeks time. I try to let it slide, but it is still really annoying.

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    1. I agree halfheartedly; it is uncomfortable and annoying.

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  3. I hate instalove with a passion. Like you said, not only is it unrealistic, but it is cheesy and predictable. If you want to force a ship on two characters that bad, might as well not make them fall in love at all.

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    1. Another instalove hater, yay!!! Oh my gosh, the cheesiness and predictability irritate me to no end.

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  4. I hate instalove! Sometimes I'm able to overlook it if other aspects of the book are amazing, but most of the time, it just ruins books for me.

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  5. YESS this is the reason why I dislike instalove!! I love contemporary books, fantasy books, ANYTHING that depicts love more realistic than INSTALOVE. I mean yeah, it's possible to be attracted to someone, but for that to develop to something as quickly as what some books have it...it's so unrealistic and that really gets to me!
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

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    1. I agree! It gets to me and I'm glad someone understands me.

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  6. I feel like insta-love is skipping the best part of the relationship to read (and to build characters' individuality). For instance, I'm a huge Kate Daniels series fan, and readers often don't like the first few books because there isn't an instant couple. I pretty much loved it: you get to know the characters better individually that way.
    ~Litha Nelle

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