Fiction - Something invented by the imagination or feigned; A useful illusion or pretense.
There has been, as of late, a level of delusional desperation leaking out of the mouths of people & their fingertips directed particularly towards individuals within the entertainment industry. Let's all take a moment to acknowledge how nicely I put that....because that's the only nice piece in this long overdue rant you're going to get.
Let me explain to you, in case you have forgotten, how your favorite tv show/movie series/book anthology works. People (not you) come up with an idea and a collection of characters and say to themselves "I need to share my idea/perception/belief with others because I want them to experience the joys and sorrows with this story & characters just like I am while writing it" and they then work to make that so. Once they have managed funding, be it from a studio, personally or possibly from you, they create their work. They hire who they think will fit the parts for the characters they have flushed out. They piece together the stories they have created exactly as they see them and, once it is done and edited, they finally share it with you. Without consulting you. Because, short of any creative input, you have no say in it. It's not your idea. They didn't personally set this story up for you.
Because it's not about you.
That storyline you feel is taking too long to develop and you can't help but tell the entire production team that you are disappointed that they are not moving along at your pace? Yeah, it wasn't created for you, tough shit. Stop watching if you don't like it.
Those actors or actresses who have great chemistry together on screen but are likely never going to be a couple and you're so upset you just have to tell them how shitty they make you feel or how unfair they are for not fulfilling your needs? Surprise! You don't fucking pay them, you don't create the story lines and they are not your happily ever after. Get a pet or a body pillow if you are that lonely.
Oh, and to those of you who make your attacks very personal by insulting a person's age, race, gender & sexuality? *Double middle finger salute* Go fuck yourself. It might literally do you some good because obviously you need more healthy endorphin rushes in your life.
Fiction, as it is listed above, is not reality. Yes, the world isn't the most pleasant place at the best of times and all we want to do is escape to a place where our needs are met. Most healthy people who cannot find that detailed escape create their own without taking their frustrations out on others. For those of you who can't seem to grasp that concept though, you need to rethink your life and your priorities over. Seriously. If you care more about a fictional world and the characters within it than you do about the real people behind it, you have a problem that needs to be addressed.
Because those who give themselves to us, through their writings, their acting, their music & so on, deserve our upmost respect. They leave themselves vulnerable so they can touch you in ways that you are obviously seeking. Yes, some are even inspired by the areas of human existence in which you fall. But there are limitations on that connection, a balance between embracing that level of sharing, acknowledging it & abusing it. Don't forget that.
It is hard to sit back, being a supporter of these individuals, and watch others give them unnecessary shit over some misconstrued perception and personal need. What ever level of importance you think you have with them, you don't. Your opinion or personal belief is just one among thousands, it carries no weight. Who ever told you that you're a king among men or a princess deserving of having your needs tended to should be bitch slapped for forgetting to teach you humbleness. All you achieve is bitterness, in those who are supportive and even in the people you unrealistically idolize. Stop the bullshit. Enough is enough.
Because, to put it as blunt as I can, it's not about you directly.
It never was.
Get over yourself. Get a life you can be content with.
In the end, it's only fiction.
Oh, and if you think I have some unaccounted for belief that what I write here on my personally paid for blog has any weight to you or them? Bitch please. I'm amazed anyone even reads my posts, but hey, some do, and until they stop reading, I'll keep posting.
until next time which will hopefully be another movie review and not a rant,
sit back, relax,
and take a moment to have a reality check.