As requested by anonymous :) [x]
And, really, the most galling thing about what they’re calling “love triangles” nowadays is that THEY AREN’T LOVE TRIANGLES.
THEY ARE LOVE Vs.
In a love triangle, Joe would be in love with Sally, Sally would be in love with Bob, and Bob would be in love with Joe.
What we’re calling “love triangles” in 99.9% OF YA LITERATURE I SWEAR TO JESUS is that Joe and Bob are both in love with Sally and Sally is in love with both Joe and Bob. It’s a V.
Which would’ve been more interesting if it was a Y. (Joe and Bob are both in love with Sally, but Sally is in a mutual relationship with Chris) (Chris can be any gender you want them to be)
Or hell, even the V would be interesting if, nine times out of ten, it wasn’t so ONE-SIDED. Like okay. If Sally is legitimately torn on whether she loves Joe or Bob more, that’s one thing and I can see how those emotions would be difficult to work through.
BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENS. Sally is always 300% committed to Joe and while she can admit that Bob is hot and “maybe in another lifetime where JOE AND MY ROMANCE WASN’T THE EPICKEST EPIC OF EPICS” so there’s not any tension there. It’s all just— Sally loves Joe 5ever, Bob can’t take a hint, and it’s just this really pointless and boring subplot that is entirely unnecessary and the end.
Bolding the last part for truth! Another angle of the love triangle is that THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE LOVE YOU ARE DESTINED FOR YOUR HETERONORMATIVE LIFEMATE FOREVER YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE which is not just a lie, it’s goddamn boring.
or make it a threesome
Polyamory is a thing, writers. *nods*
*NODS* MOTHERFUCKER *NODS*
*whispers to you during sex*
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