I’m not sure if this counts as an unpopular opinion. But there’s this one popular story, like…one of the first things you see sometimes depending on where you go, and I came across it, it was completed, has 31 chapters, I was like, why not? It’s Somewhere Along the Way, and…I don’t like it pretty much at all.
I just finished it this morning and I haven’t read any comments, I just had to get away from it. It left such a bad taste in my mouth, like it didn’t feel very romantic, just kinda…? Sad and horny mostly. I’m a very traditional person so the story just wasn’t for me at all. The only reason I had to finish it is because my dumbass had to name the MC after my alter ego, Nelida. Now, having this alter ego, she’s got a set personality already in my head and she was so vastly different (and that’s my fault for sure) but it literally left me feeling sick and kinda sad and depressed after some chapters. I’m glad its over, and there were some good parts in it, too. Some of the comedy was okay, I like that the author didn’t try to play it safe with the humor and was mostly original, A for effort, but yeah…my unpopular opinion (most likely) that it was just making me feel so sad simply because I didn’t agree with the characters’ choices and behaviors whatsoever.
I find that at the beginning of a lot of stories, they start really solid! Bad for My Heart and The New Girl are a couple of really popular stories that are user written, and I loved these stories when they first started, but then something kinda started happening…the story was just diminishing. You can tell the authors got way too comfortable with their audience after a while and its like they knew they didn’t have to try as hard anymore, so it didn’t feel as authentic anymore, which makes me even more sad than Somewhere Along the Way.
It’s like…when you watch a show, the first three seasons are usually pristine, and then the authors kinda falter at season 4 and onward sometimes. Not all the time, but yeah…I’m still reading The New Girl, and it’s great, I’ll finish it, and I’ll probably be good with it up to the end, but Bad For My Heart, I didn’t quite like the ending.
Just to clarify real quick, too. I’m not meaning to come off as hateful, and I’m so so so sorry if I did, I’m just trying to be real and not sugarcoat my opinion. >.>