I really feel I need to apologize to you. I was having another fan burnout moment. I felt like my complaints were righteous, and I wasn't actually trying to troll anyone. But I guess I haven't behaved very well. It's been a bad day, that's for sure.
- I've actually increasingly moved on to Amazing Adventures, which splits its continuity off from the 2K12 series.
- I really meant the things I said. I guess I saw this episode as being only unhealthy to the TMNT fandom as a whole. I think I irrationally wanted to ruin this episode for everyone else so it wouldn't permanently change what kinds of fans they are and make me feel completely left behind when I could not follow. It was selfish, but...I don't like seeing communities fracture like this.
- To be honest...I already did stop watching it. And I already follow several other TMNT works. It's just...I really, really loved this show.
I guess I hadn't really given up. I wanted to convince myself to give up, but in the end, I was as invested a fan as ever. The paradox is, I'll probably continue to be, since Amazing Adventures continues to rely on continuity 2K12 had previously established, so the first two and a half seasons are now reference material for two separate TMNT continuities.
You know, it's strange, thinking that this event that happened in the 2K12 show...didn't happen at all in Amazing Adventures, and they still shared histories. That comic's Raph is still the Raph I know and love. Even though it happened in only one of the continuities, I guess I considered this shoehorned Raphalisa plot element...obscene, and continuity-disruptive.
I really would like to be a more pleasant conversation partner in these forums. I like to be positive, contribute new things, not get so much on everyone's nerves. I like being a part of that. But I guess today was never going to be a simple day, and I don't really have the guile to fake my sheer unrefined revulsion.
I hope I haven't burned bridges with you or too many other users. My hopes and dreams and likes are just as sincere as my fears, nightmares and dislikes. And I can dream up as well as down. I don't want to be so bitter that people avoid me. A little further up, I was actively trying to find some common ground and negotiate a truce. But then I heard yet another user gush and once again it hit a raw nerve of disgust. I didn't contain that well enough, and I'm really very sorry about that.