Today I am excited to announce the first installment of Midnight Meditation’s new weekly feature: Twin Talk Tuesday.
For Twin Talk Tuesday, (or Triple T,) Diana and I will debate and discuss topics that are on our minds. Or should I say MIND, because, ya know, we’re telepathic and all. (Be afraid. Be very afraid.)
Today’s topic is the ever present LOVE triangle. Love it? Or leave it?
Renee:Personally, I’m a fan, and I’ll tell you why.
1. Love triangles add TENSION
2. Love triangles are FUN
3. I kind of have a thing for tragic love, and with a LT, there can only be one winner. Therefore one person is all tragic and sad.
And I like that.
Diana: Ok * cracks knuckles* Why do I take issue with LTs?
1. Love triangles are cliche
2. Love triangles …..Ok I’m not going to try the three point approach. I guess my biggest problem with them is that they is rarely a surprise in them. We always know who she is going to choose. Think about it, name me one LT where you were surprised by the girl or boy’s choice.
Um . . . Well, I was going to say Peeta, because he went all tracker jacker crazy, which I bet NO ONE saw coming. But I guess we all kinda knew she’d end up with him in the very end.
Diana: How about Pride and Prejudice? Elizabeth-Darcy-Wickham. Who should poor Elizabeth choose? Rich handsome Darcy? or soldier boy Wickham? Obviously, she’ll pick Darcy.
Renee: Ah, but you see, Elizabeth doesn’t like Darcy at first. And Wickham doesn’t really like Elizabeth. I’d argue that P&P is not a true love triangle.
Diana: Ok, what about Arthur-Guenivere-Lancelot?
Renee: A love triangle, indeed. And we all love it. (Boo-ya)
Diana: Ok…. we all do love it….
Renee: I rest my case.
Diana: Maybe I am changing my point. There ARE classic LT’s that work. Maybe they work so well that everyone tried to copy them . . . and most failed.
Renee: I can agree with that.
Diana: For example..The Notebook.
Renee: Don’t diss Old People Love!
Diana: Oh I am not dissing old people love! (You are talking to the girl with the movie Lovely, Still on my queue)
Renee: HA. Actually, I know YOU wouldn’t diss old people love. (Little Known Fact: Diana has a crush on Peter Coyote.)
Diana: No comment. 🙂 Seriously though, I’m dissing the fact that the Allie-Lon-Noah triangle is poorly constructed. The Allie-Noah love gets tons of attention [(at least in the movie) I have not read the book have you??] and they devote ten seconds to her love with Lon and when the moment of choice comes we are supposed to believe that she would actually choose Lon over her EPIC love with Noah?? please…
Diana: Or the Ross-Rachel-Joey triangle from TV. I mean . . . JOEY?? Don’t get me wrong, he was a semi lovable character, but that was a bit of a stretch
Renee: True, true. Oh, I have one! OMGDawson’s Creek?! Though in that one Joey and Dawson did NOT end up together. Unexpected, at least. Made up for a bit of the melodrama
Diana: Didn’t see it.
Renee: Now THAT’s tragic
Diana: hmmm, I’ll have to look it up.
Renee: No really. Don’t.
Anyway, you do have a point. I get annoyed when the other guy feels arbitrarily added on for Tension™. But you have to admit that when they get things right, it’s AWESOME.
Diana: Well . . . yes.
Renee: Like Arthur-Guenivere-Lancelot.
Diana. True. OR Scarlett-Rhett-Ashley (yowsa!)
Diana: Anna-Vronsky-Kitty (SIGH)
Renee: Oh H-yes 🙂
Diana: I guess my point is, love triangles can be a guilty pleasure, but it is a bit like making bbq ribs. It takes a lot of time (you can’t rush good ribs), it takes just the right seasonings, and then it has to be grilled just enough, otherwise forget it.
Renee: Now I’m all hungry . . . (For ribs, or a good love triangle? Or BOTH at the same time? *ponders the awesomeness*)
Renee: Well, it looks like this first ever twin debate may just have a warm, fuzzy ending.
So what do YOU think? Love Triangles, love or loathe? Name your favorite love triangle in the comment’s section! Unless of course you only loathe. In which case, share why you do!