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.