Paste it in the head!


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Guys, can we be serious for once? I mean, really. All we ever do is joke and laugh, and I feel like our relationship is a bit... shallow. I have something weighty I need to discuss with you, a confession I need to make:

I love The OC. I really, really love The OC. I know that I complained a while back about how there wasn't enough sex on the show, how it was a bit disappointing. I feel like I should take back those cruel words--I was trying to turn a beautiful blossoming of love, and character development, into a cheap, tawdry one night stand. I've been watching season 2 (lesbians, illegitimate children, infidelity, and porn) and I have slowly been realizing that I am in love with Ryan Atwood. I thought I loved Seth Cohen, I really did, but Ryan just has that perfect mix of sensitivity and strength. Like, he would totally get in a fight for you to defend your honor but he would feel really bad about hurting the other guy. Seth would just run away like the pussy he is. I'm not saying he doesn't love Summer, I'm just saying that he doesn't have the life experience to really know what he wants. And I think we can all agree that Ryan looks pretty hot in a wifebeater.

My calling in life might not be archives, or knitting, or photography. It might be television shows. The OC, My So-Called Life, 90210--these are the episodes that define us, these are the common bonds that hold us all together. After all, I'd rather watch a tv prom than relive my own any day. At least that way I can spend it in comfy clothes with the people I like.


  • Ryan has become a lot better looking, I'll give you that. But I'm a tried and true Seth girl. My idea of happiness would be sitting in his bedroom smoking pot together and giggling at life's ironies. But he's with stupid, annoying Summer. Is it bad to be jealous of a fictional character?

    By Blogger McGeekan, at 11:03 AM  

  • I LOVE Summer. She's way better than stupid Marissa who makes every loser who comes along her pet project. Summer at least knows how to keep Seth in line, and she totally doesn't take his crap.

    When I first started watching The OC, I was definitely more into Seth cause I like his sense of humor and his dorkiness. Ryan has been growing on me cause I think he's just a good guy. Um, ok. Somewhere, some part of me knows that these are only characters but I'm not sure I'm ready to truly admit it just yet. And it's definitely ok to be jealous of characters. After all, Seth and Summer are a real-life couple.

    By Blogger Tasha, at 4:12 PM  

  • I'm not a fan of either of them. I hate Marissa but secretly identify with her self-destructive tendencies. I hate Summer because I have been that nagging girlfriend before.

    The problem with falling in love/lust with these television characters (or movie characters because how can you not love John Cusack in Say Anything?) is that they set an unrealistic expectation of what boys are like. They are not that clever, handsome, sensitive or thoughtful. Barney from The Simpsons might be the most accurate depiction of the men in my life. But I'd still have Seth's babies.

    By Blogger McGeekan, at 4:29 PM  

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