I complain bitterly about TMNT 2012. All the time.
Literally every chance I get, I’ll complain about the character dynamics being shot, the countless wasted and/or dropped plot lines, and the shitty, short-changed character arcs. I am literally that post about loving something and everyone knowing it, except it’s the opposite and I hate my favorite series. Now this wouldn’t be a problem, if say
everyone I complained to already knew and accepted the fact that I’m obsessed with animated turtles.
It is a shame, and a real struggle, that most people do not.
I will be on a rant, about how mad I am about Karai’s/April’s/Shinigami’s treatment as a female character lately, or about the wasted potential of Casey and Donnie’s quite literally explosive friendship, or how Splinter turned into a real deadbeat dad in the end and had the worst case of favoritism for Leo ever-
and then the person I’m ranting at will inevitably ask, “Hey, what series is this again? It sounds pretty cool/detailed/something-or-other-that-everyone-says-when-they’re-politely-interested-in-something.”
And then, I’ll have to rapidly try to find a series name that isn’t about animated turtles, one that also isn’t aimed at much younger audiences than me, and will probably say some shitty English translation of an anime title or an obscure live action series and pray to the furthest ring gods that this person doesn’t watch whatever I’m bullshitting in that moment.
If anyone thinks I’m kidding about this, I’m sorry to tell you, I’m really not. My struggle is real and I need to get a handle on my shitty obsession.