I watch movies, watch anime, read stories. Fiction in all forms is something I enjoy. It doesn't matter if its a novel, or the plot line to a well written video game. All this, and I notice a trend. Maybe its just the stuff I choose to immerse myself in, but it seems to me that there is very nearly always some string of romance in it, no matter how not romantic the setting really is. By the end of the original star wars trilogy, Han and Leah were a thing, and that's just how it goes. That is just one example. But I see this romantic trend in more stories than I don't. That's just fine, except its wrong. Its.. I donno, off. people don't fall in love in the midst of being the survivors of some story worthy event. But that's the nature of fiction, to be fictional. Idealized, however you want to put it. Real life isn't that interesting. If most stories were realistic, people would get bored of it. But I see these things in stories now and to me its actually kind of depressing. I'm not sure why. Maybe its the same reason I don't like seeing couples in public. Is it a sense of envy? I have often wished I could in real life experience that thrill of being involved in something story worthy, come out of it and "get the girl" but I am mature enough know that's not how the world works.
I remember seeing it before and hoping for this or that pairing in this or that plot-line would eventually come to fruition, and usually it does. But now it seems stale, and in some cases distracts from what the plot really is. In other cases, that IS the plot. In movies, it usually happens by the end. In tv shows it gets drawn out and eluding to and it comes and goes. I feel like all this story book romance is misleading though. In real life, I have no idea what really brings a couple together, and what makes them stay that way? I am of the thinking that more couples don't than do. People date, people go to bars, people meet other people in lots of random ways and decide they've met a person they see as more than just a friend, and I don't understand it at all. Its never the way you'd see it in a story. There is no "He saved her from a Cthulian horror and she fell in love with him out of gratitude" Like I said in the beginning, maybe its just the kind of stuff I watch. Or play, as the case may be. I don't mean to seem bitter, but maybe I am just a little bit. I'll get over it.