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13 January 2011 @ 07:41 pm
30 Day Love-Meme, Day 24  
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?

All the rest of them!

Yuppers, every stinkin' one of them aside from the Robert/Eden/Cruz triangle, yes, even the beloved Jax/Brenda/Sonny one -- for me, because I simply couldn't fathom why Brenda was with Sonny. Why I can't stand triangles/quadrangles ... well, I'll just repeat my opener from day 23. I HATE triangles with a passion. Loathe them so completely because you can never really make fans of either side happy, and a fanbase will always be miserable in the end. And not only have I always been miserable, I generally wind up on the losing end. Blech!!!

Past Days ...

Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - Best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - The least believable relationship?
Day 11 - Your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - Your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning?
Day 20 - The 'can't stand the sexual tension anymore' pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
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obstinate, headstrong girl!: People » Will Arnett and Amy Poehlerzombie_boogie on January 14th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
I only like triangles if they aren't really built on conflict. I love me some OT3s and OT4s with firm foundations in friendship. I of course have to ignore most of fandom because people won't give up their ship wars. I hate most triangles though, because most triangles are based on lazy writing. Need a conflict for your couple? Throw another person in there! God forbid you try to write internal conflict for a pairing. These types of triangles always end up being really lopsided and, like you said, only serve to make the characters and their fans miserable.
Arabianarabian on January 14th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
And see I just can't recall any triangles (other than R/E/C -- okay and early J/B/S, but I didn't get the BS part of it personally) that weren't just -- hey, we need an obstacle! Here, have a triangle. UGH!
tams71tams71 on January 14th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Love triangles/quadrangles make me want to scream! I would much rather see conflict in the form of an illness, supernatural forces, natural disasters or even amnesia rather than another person or persons being thrown into the mix. It is just so cliche. Ugh!
Arabian: Damon07arabian on January 14th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
God, yes, this so very, very, very, VERY much!!!
eolivet on January 14th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
for me, because I simply couldn't fathom why Brenda was with Sonny.

Heh, I was the exact opposite -- I couldn't fathom why Brenda was with Jax (the rational part of me was like "Oh, of course -- the safe relationship with the nice guy who loves her, vs. the dangerous, quasi-evil mobster who she really loves" :p ) Part of the reason I think that was such a good triangle is (IMHO), it was such a classic "heart vs. head" relationship. I can't stand triangles only when one party is dragged through the mud to make the triangle interesting. When it's two entirely different choices, for a multitude of different reasons -- good and bad -- that can make some really complex and interesting TV, I think.

If they would only let Stefan lose a little bit...Stefan/Elena/Damon would be a fantastic triangle. Alas...he is as pure as the driven yellow snow. :/
Arabian: One Angry Loganarabian on January 15th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Ah, see, you must understand, Sonny Corinthos is literally my LEAST favorite fictional television character EVER! I mean, E-V-E-R! I despise him so very, very, very much. And when Jax came aboard and was just charming and romantic and once he fell for Brenda loved her with such a complete, understanding, respectful beauty, I was lost. But even without the Jax part of the equation, I'd still despise Sonny/Brenda because I despise Sonny so, so, so much. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! Flames, flames on the side of my face! Take Duncan, Piz, Leonard, Jack (Lost), and wrap them up with every other character I've hated, and I'm not sure they would even THEN equal my loathing for Sonny. Yeah, that much.
eolivet on January 15th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Ah. I did...not know this. Oops. :x Wow, Duncan, Piz, Leonard, Jack...OK. Well, I can't say I blame you now -- he did eat GH. It used to be about...y'know...a hospital before he came to town. :/
Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on January 15th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
I actually hated him before that. It started with how he came on the show -- jerk-ass who drugged/bullied Karen -- who I didn't even like! -- into stripping. And I get that soap characters can come on as bad and then become popular so they are rehabilitated, but Sonny was NEVER REHABILITATED! He's still the smug, self-righteous, hypocritical, abusive, lying, criminal asshole he's always been. UGH! SO. MUCH. HATE!

And yeah ...

he did eat GH. It used to be about...y'know...a hospital before he came to town. :/

There's this too.
Dulcedecorumest: Sydnordulcedeusex on January 14th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
OMG I love you for saying this!

I can't stand triangles/quadrangles/rhombuses or whatever either! I find the tension fake and just so fucking contrived. Also, there's always one person in the triangle that you just don't get.

I will say though, the S/D/E triangle in TVD is the first one in the history of television that doesn't make me wanna gouge my eyes out. Although I would love it if Stefan's edge got a little sharper this season. If they made him a little more fallible, you know?

I see you're speaking of SOA, since I've only seen the first season I know not of the triangle you speak.

xx Dulce
Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on January 14th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Not Sons of Anarchy. I don't watch that. It's a soap triangle (General Hospital).

For me the S/D/E doesn't even work because at this point IT'S NOT A TRIANGLE! It's a couple, and another guy has the hots for the girl. That's it. We need more recriprocation from Elena to Damon for it to be actually considered a triangle, LOL!
Dulcedecorumestdulcedeusex on January 17th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
So true!

Although they were a whole lot more triangl-y before Damon snapped Jeremy's neck. Even if it is a couple with a guy who has the hots for the girl. It's so much better than Buffy, Spike, Angel (BTVS/ATS) or Kate, Sawyer, Jack, Juliet (LOST) or Starbuck, Anders, Lee, Dualla, Leoben (BSG) or even Billie, Bo, Hope on (Days of Our Lives).

xx
Arabianarabian on January 17th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
Yup, triangles suck.