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There’s nothing more boring than a couple just being happy together. I don’t think we want to spend the next three books with them cuddling up and being romantic together. Though there is some of that. I did make it a point to get to see Veronica and Logan happy together, but there need to be troubles in that for it to remain interesting I think.
-Rob Thomas in TV Guide Interview x
The article’s very next comment after this quote is: “If Thomas gets his way, there will be plenty of time for more breakup and make-up shenanigans between Logan and Veronica.”
Can we discuss this please???
1. Next THREE books???
2. Rob’s quote does NOT necessarily indicate them breaking up. “Troubles” does not have to equal breakup. So does the article writer know something else that Rob said or are they projecting/interpreting for themselves that his words equal breakups or what?
You know what’s uninteresting to ME? More. Stupid. Unnecessary. Relationship. Drama.
If a writer can’t write a couple together, being happy, and still make it interesting…. that’s a failure of the writer.
"Will they/Won’t they" and constant breakups are two of the most overused, unsatisfying, and quite frankly tremendously frustrating tropes in fiction.
Truth! Enough already, RT. There are a million other ways to add tension.
Let them be the adults that they are, and don’t make the nine year sacrifice for nothing.
For what it’s worth, the direct quote says nothing about Rob wanting anything other than some bumps in the road. However, yeah, enough already, tired trope, lazy writing, etc.
We all know there’d be drama in the relationship - even if they are together. It’s if they do resort to the same ole stuff from nine years ago that would bug me - if we saw no growth from the characters after what we saw in the movie. Unless they bring that past stuff up so we can see them working through things. Those two nine years later hopefully can weather problems. I’m down with drama, just not the same crap from years ago where they never talked, were very angry, kept things from each other, ran away from each other and generally lacked trust. Those were serious issues, not bumps.
Me? I’d be down for the drama between them. But I’d rather see more mystery stuff. Throw them in together on a mystery. Drama will ensue naturally between them.
What about the quote about how he sees ending all of it once that happens - his love for the bittersweet ending? That is what is affecting me and making me sad. I know it’s noir. But damn. Makes me worry for some favorite characters.
I just want to email RT a link to @machaswicket’s Gravity Sings and be like HERE, DO THIS! Yes, it is possible to have a committed L/V relationship that is in NO danger of breaking up, but still have interesting ups and downs. For chrissake, one of them is a PI and one is a pilot in the US Navy. If a breakup is the only thing you can think of to keep things lively for this couple that is some shoddy imagination. (Yes, I know that’s not exactly what he said, BUT STILL.)
PLEASE DO THIS.
Did anyone notice the comment about THREE more books???
I saw the three more books comment. But right now it’s being overshadowed by the “we don’t want to spend the next three books with them cuddling up and being romantic together” comment. And the “there need to be troubles to in that for it to remain interesting” comment.
All that’s running through my head right now is that we WILL be seeing Duncan and little Lilly again, and that there will be more rehashing of season 2. And if that’s what we’re getting… Well. I’m not interested in ONE more book of that, let alone three.
This shit feels like it’s been at 122 days for the last five days. GO DOWN, MOTHERFUCKER, GO DOWN.
Most certainly doesn’t help that increased by like 4 months lol I’m pretty sure I threw my phone off the bed when I woke up to that particular amazon mail..
I can tell you it was pretty damn depressing updating the countdown timer script to a later date. I better not have to do it again. Unless it’s to move the date earlier. I wouldn’t complain about that!
Pick out your banned book yet?
Just looking at the lists of frequently challenged books on the American Library Association’s website. Some of these just amaze me. Some are kind of expected, but that speaks more to the plethora of small minds out there, not the quality of the works.
Clearly the right answer is to write an AU fic where Veronica and Logan are pilgrim detectives. I’m going to be murdered for this, and I deserve it.
I second PILGRIM DETECTIVES. #helpful
Hahahaha, WHY DO YOU ALL HATE ME? And why does this idea fill me with laughter and giddiness? Heeeee.
Veronica, the headstrong midwife accused of preaching against Puritanical orthodoxy as part of the Antinomian controversy.
Logan, the rich, landed gentry who is had every intention of proposing to her before her arrest.
Together, they must uncover the truth about the corrupt Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony before Veronica’s trial and save her from death or expulsion.
They are: PILGRIM DETECTIVES.
Someone better be writing this!
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