have you watched The Roundtables video (The "Just Enjoy the Show" Argument and Steven Universe - Vox Box)
Well, I just watched it because of this ask, and I gotta say … Definitely an eye-opener! It was interesting to hear about criticism from that perspective.
I really hope I haven’t come off as that “just enjoy the show” type of guy. I’m fairly sure I’ve pushed the fact that criticism is okay and healthy everytime we bring up this subject.
I’ve simply been expressing how tiring it has been for me, personally, when I’ve really been enjoying the show in contrast to a lot of other people lately with all these critics just flooding the fandom en masse.
I have qualms with SU too! I’m pretty sure everyone does. In fact, I’d probably make posts about it too if there weren’t so many other people doing it and taking it so seriously instead of having fun with it.
There are SU crits who do have a lot of valid points, and their view is just as important as anyone else’s. I’m actually a lot more likely to read a crit post if it’s brought up with that kind of concern and confusion, instead of another one of those ‘Peridot is shrinking’ or ‘Lapis is too bright’ posts.
I guess another thing is a lot of SU crits give off this high-and-mighty air that just rubs me the wrong way? But that’s just a personal thing.
Either way, I’m still enjoying the show, and I’m still a positive blog. But I’ll try to make it more clear that I’m calling out baseless, drama-seeking, SU-hating crits instead of critics who express concerns while still enjoying the show.
tl;dr - Don’t love the show so much that you can’t see it’s flaws. Don’t hate the flaws so much that you can’t see the show.
(Click here to watch AwestruckVox’s video!)