So like to preface this, no piece of media or literature is perfect and its fine to criticize or take apart literature and talk about things you dont like. However i usually take a long look at someones reasons for disliking a piece of queer media because we dont get a lot as it is. So heres how i feel about some criticisms ive seen checkplease getting.
One, this story is about bitty. He is the main character and the story is told through his point of view. We all love the side characters and love getting to know them but this isnt their story. So if we dont get to see them all the time it might be sad and we might want more, but the comic is not failing just because the narrative didnt include as much of them as we wanted.
The same goes for hockey. When it comes down to it this comic isnt about hockey either. Bitty happens to play hockey and it is a large factor of his life. In my opinion checkplease is a romantic comedy at its heart so while hockey can be a plus, if you hate the comic because it doesnt have enough hockey in it i think you are reading the wrong comic.
Lastly, its okay that bitty and jack are happy. Its okay that this comic is mostly happy. Its common for straight romantic media be inexplicably happy and we deserve to have media like that too. Bitty and jack dont have to have a million struggles to be happy. This is a story. A piece of art meant to make the readers feel a certain emotion. And i think that feeling is happiness and love and thats fine. We’re not stupid. We know relationships can be hard and life can be hard we dont need every story we read to tell us that.
These are just my opinions on some criticisms of the comic that i thought were unfair. Its okay to disagree with me. I just wanted to share them.