On Doing Romantic Shit
|Well, this is going a bit overboard...|
I'd like to start by ranting a little bit about love and by saying this: If we as a society had never heard of love, I think that fewer of us would fall in love and those that did would be even more confused (I can't speak for everyone, but I tend to get confused as shit by things other people seem to do with ease and then not get that confused at all by things that other people shy away from). But I also think we'd have a lot less of people saying "this isn't real love", and who knows? Maybe if we weren't force-fed love and romance we'd have better relationships due to not having unrealistic expectations! I'm tired of all that, I really am.
Anyway, where was I going with this shitty article?...No, I'm not against romance and doing romantic things, not at all! That's a personal choice! But speaking from a personal, prejudiced point of view, I'm sick and fucking tired of romantic clichés.
|See, this is the kind of hackneyed,|
tacky shit you get when you try and
follow the romantic clichés....
...Have I made anyone throw up yet? Have I made anyone sigh with bliss and gaze out of the nearest window with loving eyes? Have I made anyone stand up and yell "That's not romance, you twat, you don't know what real love and romance are!"? I don't know, because so far no-one's left an angry, incoherent comment on this. But if you want some of the clichés of romance, go and google them. I'll wait.
|Okay. We get it. You like red, pink,|
roses, and red and pink roses. But
can you be a bit more original and
not make my eyes bleed?
Yeah, I'm a weird person.
Now, I'll admit it. Some of those things aren't so bad on their own - but in conjunction the stupidity, the cheesiness and, perhaps worst of all, the utter lack of thought absolutely kill me.
|Two symbols of romance put together|
and the cheesier for it.
|I've never really liked the bridal|
industry and this piece of clichéd
shiny shiny is not helping.
I think I'll mention one last particular gripe I have (I only have so few because I try to stay away from clichés). What is it with romance and kisses in the rain? I think there are much more romantic things out there in the big wide world of stupid. Maybe that's because I'm a contrarian, or maybe that's just because I wear glasses and getting cold, windy, manky raindrops on the lenses is a pain because then I can't see anything and I have to wipe them clean.
|Isn't it so romantic?|
|"Give me a good book rather than a|
bunch of roses any day of the week"