Okay. Okay. So I’ve got to get this off my chest. Forgive me in advance if this sounds like more than rant than anything else but I am at my limit with Kaitlyn. I legitimately stared at the screen during MC’s conversation with her and thought to myself:
I. Am. So. Done.
When she told MC that she was pretty much responsible for Zig acting the way he did, I was confused - because at no point in this story did MC become a magician. Hello? I can’t control someone else’s actions. And we can’t see the future; you don’t go into any friendship/relationship thinking that you can control them or predict their behavior or see the bad things before they happen. That’s not how the world works.
I can understand Kaitlyn being furious at this point. I’m not blind and things could have been a lot worse. Someone could have gotten seriously hurt and we left in such a rush that I’m unsure if anyone was. And then what? Would they have pressed some sort of charges against them because they started the fight? Unfortunately, Zig’s actions could get her band thrown out which definitely sucks and I can understand why she’s so angry about it. Your friends I lose this term loosely because I don’t know anymorecome by and then one of them messes up your first concert even though they were supposed to be there to support you; because they acted before thinking. At this point the fandom realizes everyone’s flaws and strengths, in the Freshman. Everyone fits into some sort of mold or trope, so I wasn’t very surprised that Zig started the fight in his attempt to protect MC. I would’ve appreciated being wrong about it. In any case, my point is that there was no way that MC could have predicted that things would turn out the way they did.
But be mad at Zig for that - don’t tell your friend that it’s pretty much her fault it all happened.
Then things got real. Like, really real. A chance to finally talk to Kaitlyn about her lately goes from bad to worse.
Baby. MC has no problem supporting your interests.
Kaitlyn is so convinced that you haven’t even given her band a chance. Is she forgetting that you all went to her first big debut together? And that was precisely the same time when it became clear that her bandmates and MC’s suitemates would have problems getting along. So many conflicting personalities that didn’t have a chance to mesh well together, and a person’s first impression influences them so much that it would take a lot to change it otherwise. It’s not impossible by any means, but it does mean that it takes a lot of work to cultivate new feelings about each other.
But when they turn out like this:
It makes you think.
Tearing apart is a good way to put what’s happening. It’s so painful to see a friendship on the path of destruction. It’s painful to see it deteriorate to this state. Where we have to play the blame game and get angry at each other instead of trying to settle things. Simply getting angry,doesn’t actually solve anything. It just sounds like a bunch well I feel this and I feel that. It isn’t a problem, it just means that everyone’s so wrapped up in how they feel that they forget there’s the other side and they won’t listen to each other.
In all three books there’s always been a side of Kaitlyn in which she’s constantly trying to figure out who she was. It never bothered me at first; we’re all trying to figure out who we are so I can relate to that. Plus, it didn’t take away from how adorable and fun she was.
In the first book, she realized she was developing feelings for MC that turned out in the second book to be an important part of who she is. She had to come out of the closest to her parents, which I can imagine as being difficult and deal with letting down one of her closest friends. MC has been there, supporting Kaitlyn through all of this - because that’s what a best friend does. They go through shit with you. None of MCs actions really come off to me as too intrusive. With her parents; Kaitlyn had accidentally confessed because she was so frustrated with herself. It had ended awkward and sad, but they worked it out.
With Arjun - MC waited on Kaitlyn to tell him herself because eventually she realized that Arjun had a crush on her and she couldn’t avoid it any longer if it would just make the circumstances between them awkward and uncomfortable. The worst part was that it meant stringing him along until she was ready but MC supported her even then too.
And let’s not forget that MC went to support Kaitlyn’s new position as singer in the band even though it’s clear to us that they don’t mesh well together. Natasha comes off as trying to steal Kaitlyn away, Rachel is pretty neutral except with a snide comment here and there, and the last bandmate actually tried to get a long with her only because she was interested in Darren . At least she tried.
I am really struggling to see the negative impacts on MC’s side but I guess from Kaitlyn’s perspective she is super wrapped up in her life. If we looked at all the things I’ve just mentioned, technically they all happened because MC’s been there for Kaitlyn. I don’t know - that feels like best friend territory to me.
You’re right Kaitlyn, you should be able to make your own choices. That’s your right as a person. But apart of having friends is that they’ll always have input. They’re worried about you because they see the alterations and changes in your behavior. Who wouldn’t be worried?
Then that’s pretty much it. MC and Kaitlyn both kind of vent off until MC is presented the option to put their friendship on pause. I took it in a heartbeat and it wasn’t entirely selfish either. Kaitlyn’s adamant about figuring things out, and maybe she really needs the time for herself, to get some kind of perspective. A lot of people try to figure how they fit in the world around the time they become a young adult - from what I’ve noticed and from personal experience it can be tough to understand where you belong, where you want to fit in. I get that. But MC shouldn’t have to wait around for you to figure things out. I also understand that MC’s just been so emotionally invested in everyone that she needs time to cool off too. Everything feels like a time-ticking bomb until Kaitlyn and MC exploded (And Zig too) at each other.
I think this break is the better option. But what did you guys think? I know there’s a lot of feels of anger and maybe regret after that chapter. Where do you stand on Kaitlyn?
As always, don’t forget to keep calm and choice on!
What are your thoughts on Zayadora's relationship so far?
I like how fast their friendship has come along considering their first scene together was in the third season. Also to use that moment where Zay asks Isadora to stop trying to hug him & others as a way of showing that they have interacted before then even if we never saw it. Builds the belief that these characters do interact outside of what we see. By what we saw in ACM, there is enough of a strong foundation there if the plan was ever to go further than friendship. Also, I think they have a connection because they both probably feel like being on the fringe of the group what with not being in the Core Four. Still feel somewhat like outsiders even with their strong connections to others i.e. Farkle & Lucas. They probably have a different perspective and understanding of one another because of this.
for a show that’s about a black woman joining major league baseball, talks about the pressure on women to succeed in male-dominated sports, features an amazing platonic relationship between the main female and another main black male, talks openly about anxiety issues, includes a black housewife that flourishes in that role while supporting her husband’s career, while also talking about the sacrifices she has made AND has a very beautiful friendship based on respect and love between the main career-orientated female and the housewife, pitch does not get the love it deserves