My challenge question on GoodReads for a long time was what trope annoys you the most. A good chunk of people answered love triangles. And you know what, I don’t blame them even though I don’t exactly hate love triangles.
This triangle isn’t horrible. But it was soooooooo necessary. And to be honest sort of predictable. I remember before the last book came out I thought Meg might throw in a curveball and make JP Mia’s guy. I was actually a JP fan.
And it wasn’t because I hated Michael. I just thought that he needed a girlfriend who was a little bit mature and wasn’t so overly neurotic. Though I really was a bit annoyed with him without telling his virginity obsessed girlfriend back in book six that yeah…he wasn’t a virgin. You know for health purposes. But whatever. He’s human, he makes mistakes that you can sort of forgive given the fact that Meg describes him as looking like Christian Bale in the last book.
Interesting to note, Christian Bale played Batman. Anne Hathaway played Catwoman and she also played Princess Mia. So Michael and Mia do end up together in the movie-verse-sort of even though that abomination The Princess Diaries 2 let’s us believe Mia ended up with that Nick jerk. Instead, Mia just gave up the princess gig to become a thief and Michael became Batman.
I was almost tempted to put this one as the worst triangle I ever read, but I put something else there that I think inspired this one to exist.
In the first book this triangle was annoying, but I got it’s purpose. However, the storyline ended there. Or so we thought till the very last thirty pages of what I’m presuming is the last book of the series.
This series, people, can give great insight in what to NOT do when it comes to pacing in relationships.
Oh, and why people want to be with other people.
Yeah, this one is on here. Mainly because helped make love triangles the norm in these books. To be honest, while the Edward/Bella/Jake triangle is bad. It’s not the worse one I’ve read. Or at least it wasn’t that bad until the triangle is resolved because Jake falls in love with Bella’s daughter.
Who does he think he is, Woody Allen?
And seriously, that whole scene in the movie with him salivating over the baby. I think Taylor Lautner is never going to escape that.
I could totally see it The Werewolf Next Door: After divorcing her husband, Bella and Nessie move next door to Uncle Jake who begins dating Bella…but his eyes are always lingering on Nessie. Until one day Nessie is gone….who has taken her? Obviously, not the creepy uncle that constantly stares at Nessie. It must of been Mike Newton.
Side note, I actually might get behind P2P fiction if the stories were actually like this instead of broken Bella falling in love again in high school. Reality mixed with melodrama people, it sells for me at least. Oh wait, P2P is unethical and I could never get behind that even if it did involve a creepy Jake getting his ass kicked my retired secret super SHIELD agent Charlie Swan who pretended to be a dumb cop for so many years just to figure out what the heck is going on in Forks (damn it, I ruined the ending).
She married Will. Who she got together with when she was basically with Jem. Okay, so she thought he was dead. But still grief sex.
And no one gets mad at her.
Which just makes me want to slam my head into something because you know that would so not happen in real life.
And reconfirms the fact that love triangles are primarily used to make the reader know how special the Miss Little Special Snowflake Sue really is.