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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-05-15 07:32 pm

[ SECRET POST #3785 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3785 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-16 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
*shrug* I'm not one of the anons who criticized OP as being smug, elitist or pretentious. I think that's a bit too harsh, but at the same time, I can see why the secret set off those alarm bells for some people. Your interpretation may be different, but telling other people that those hints aren't there or that they're reading it that way "in bad faith" is... hrrmm. As if you're saying everyone who disagrees with you is interrogating the text from the wrong perspective (and that yours is the right, generous and good one), get my meaning?

The problem is that the "not like other girls" attitude can be a pretty sneaky thing, and no, portraying yourself as self-deprecating doesn't necessarily mean OP isn't doing it unconsciously. I mean... Taylor Swift's "You Belong to Me" is a classic example of the narrator contrasting herself as a t-shirt and sneakers wearing bystander as opposed to a popular cheerleader who wears short skirts. As if being a non-cheerleader less popular kid is an unusual thing in high school, haha.

While I sympathize with OP, like I said earlier, the two things they seem to want are in direct conflict. Resolving those two conflicting things is going to be tough, but it might help if they were able to take a step back and see that it's not personal, nor is it necessarily a scathing indictment of people who try hard to make unique things.