Friday, September 11, 2015
Blog Post Number Zillion and One
I thought rather than me pontificating on what I think all that means, it would be nice to just have a discussion with you, and you tell me what you think it means. If anything. :-)
So here are the topics we discussed.
1 - Love at First Sight
I actually believe in love at first sight. As a matter of fact, I have personal experience with love at first sight. So this is something I believe in both in fiction and in reality.
What about you?
2 - Gay for You (or the alternative version: Straight for You)
I don't believe in this in reality. But I also have no problem admitting I haven't experienced or witnessed everything in the world--and that I understand that people are complicated and wildly diverse critters.
I do understand the romantic appeal of these GFY or SFY stories.
What about you?
3 - Love Conquers All
Yeah. Not so much. I wish it was true, but no. However, I do completely love the idea in romance fiction--especially when the characters are shown as working hard to fix the problems that exist between them. Because that I do believe: love takes work and commitment. And hard work and commitment can solve an awful lot of problems.
What do you think?
4 - Opposites Attract
This is true. I have seen this and I have experienced this. Attraction does not always lead to Happily Ever After, however, but I have seen Opposites living HEA. Or as close as we get to HEA in real life.
5 - Reunited and it Feels So Good
Again, yes. I have seen couples break-up and even years later get back together and live HEA (or, again, as close as we get to HEA in real life). I have not experienced this personally, however. I really don't have regrets about past relationships. I mean, yes, I have regrets, but not about the relationship being over and having moved on.
What do you think? Feel free to expound. I love it when we have these in-depth discussions!