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 No.175414

Are there any other wizzies that are unable to watch romantic movies anymore? Or those type of movies with a sort of relationship between a man and succubus as a central premise of the movie?

I find myself in that situation more and more. A friend who I really rate for a good taste in movies recommended me a number of Rom-Coms and romantic dramas recently. I looked them up on the usual sites (IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, etc) and to my surprise they all have a fairly good rating which normally would convince me to watch them. But I just can not bring myself to give them a go for obvious reasons. Being 31 year old guy who's never had a relationship with a succubus the idea of a romance movie just sickens me to no end even though there was a time in my earlier life where I liked some of these type of movies like Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and There's Something About Mary. You know, the time of your early life when you were still full of hope and these type of movies would trigger a sparkle of optimism out of you.

The films he recommended:

Me and Earl and the Dying succubus (2015)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
About Time (2013)
Palm Springs (2020)
500 Days Of Summer (2009)

Are these worth watching from a wizards perspective? What's your opinion on these type of movies in general?

 No.175415

Also, I wasn't sure if I should have posted this in /lounge/ instead. It's certainly not about discussing the movies themselves, but rather ones own mental relationship with this type of media as a wizard.

 No.175417

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I'm a few years older than you. I'm generally not interested in movies with romantic themes. I'm autistic and have no desire for friendship or partnership, so this theme doesn't move me. Various forms of asexuality seem to be quite common among autistics.

There are exceptions, though. For instance, I don't believe love is real and I find it sad and even tragic that most people spend their lives searching for someone to "complete them" or to give their life meaning. Philosopher Bill Valicella said something like, "In searching for love we hope to find the infinite in something that's only finite." So I like movies that portray love as a sad, futile delusion.

 No.175418

>Romantic movies make me sad..
>A friend of mine..
Come on dude, lurk a little
>still full of hope
A hope for what? Penis in vagina before n age? This whole line comes off as you assuming that wizards here aren't happy being alone and have simply grown to cope with loneliness isntead of embrace it.

>Are these worth watching from a wizards perspective?

It depends on what you're trying to get out of these movies, and also what you consider to be a Wizard. I'm sure from the majority of the users' point of view, those movies have nothing to offer. The prospect of a relationship is neither something the Wizard desires or repulses. It is something he disregards. The organ in the back of the brain that constantly whispers thoughts of sex and coupling in to the normalfag's consciousness just isn't there in wizards. The romance in these films is a hook none of us will ever bite so you're better off asking someone else how the worm tastes.

Additionally, these films typically lack any substance outside of the romance. There's no grand adventure, no world building, no plot or moral message beyond "1+1=2 and 2 is better than 1"

 No.175419

>>175418
>Come on dude, lurk a little

I haven't said any of the things you are referring to with that line. What's your problem exactly? That I have an internet acquaintance whom I know long enough to refer to him as a friend? And romantic movies don't make me sad, I didn't say that. The appearance of these movies rather fill me with boredome and disinterest than anything, simply because my personal experiences can not relate to most of their premises.

>A hope for what? Penis in vagina before n age? This whole line comes off as you assuming that wizards here aren't happy being alone and have simply grown to cope with loneliness isntead of embrace it.


Come on dude, I was clearly talking in past tense here. That's what I felt when I was young (most of us did I'd bet) and I have no shame in admitting that.

>It depends on what you're trying to get out of these movies


The number one reason we all watch movies and TV shows for: To be entertained and to have a good time. There are many ways to reach that. Education and philisophy in a movie can be as entertaining as a suspenseful thriller movie, wouldn't you think?

>Additionally, these films typically lack any substance outside of the romance. There's no grand adventure, no world building, no plot or moral message beyond "1+1=2 and 2 is better than 1"


This is a ridiculous sentence. Have you watched all of these movies I mentioned? Despite my own skepticism for these films I try to give them a fair chance at least.

 No.175420

>>175417
>So I like movies that portray love as a sad, futile delusion.

Please name some films like that?

 No.175421

>>175420
Amour fou and Lover's prayer are the only ones that come to mind at the moment.

 No.175422

>>175421
And "45 Years."

 No.175423

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it depends a lot on your emotional state, but I guess seeing couples in a big screen doing couple stuff isn't something any wiz would like to watch, and if the plot is about the drama of said life, then it must be trash. Saying that, I watched Bonnie and Clyde (1967) just yesterday and it was an interesting watch because their relationship was something "unique" since they together led a criminal life. It was a romance, yes, but it didn't feel like one. I recommend it.

 No.175431

>>175414
I’ve never been one for romance as a central plot, it simply bores the fuck out of me. I can enjoy it as a side story, or even as a central motivation for something else, but if the plot is just following two people in love then no, I can’t enjoy it.

 No.175433

>500 Days Of Summer (2009)
That, along with Submarine (2010), are movies that I can never, ever watch again for as long as I live. Hard times, dark times.

 No.175439

I only like romance in anime, it's cancer in any other medium

 No.175481

I don't mind when there is romance or relationships in a movie but I generally don't like romantic movies where that is the focus of the plot.
Not out of any sour grapes or whatever reason but because I find it boring and irritating depending on the quality of writing.

I can put up with it in manga and animated content sometimes but that is because other stuff is going on to keep me invested even if I don't care that much about the emotional romantic stuff.
For example inuyasha. Practically love polygons the anime in some aspects, but had a major focus on demon fighting, magic shit, time travel, etc. so I had enough to keep me entertained even when they spent ep on teenage relationship drama I can tolerate it.

To a lesser extent I can make it through romantic comedies if the comedy is good enough and dominates most of whatever is going on. In those cases the romance is just a framing device for gags and jokes.

But just straight romance chic flicks. Hard pass. Don't want.

 No.175541

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Wizchan 2021

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>>175414
Leaving Las Vegas is not like the others. It's one of the greatest films of all time and there is nothing in it of optimism or hope. If nothing else, watch that one.

 No.175580

>>175541
What is it this time?

 No.175608

>>175414
No. I don't seek them out but I don't avoid them either. I don't want a relationship or sex myself but I can still empathize and enjoy the story. I watched a really good Korean romance yesterday actually - A Moment To Remember. Really well shot and directed and a massive tear-jerker. Might even be good for a crab because the story is tragic

 No.175614

>Are there any other wizzies that are unable to watch romantic movies anymore?
I never liked them to begin with and as I grew up and started noticing how normalfags deal with relationships on real life I realized movie romance is 100% complete bullshit.

 No.175620

>>175614
Something worrisome is that a lot of people don't realize that's some Hollywood shit until their mid 20s.

 No.175721

>>175608
Watched another great one today, "My Sassy succubus". Not recommended to crabs because it's a cheerful romcom

 No.175725

>>175414
Holidate is really good

 No.175730

>>175417
>Even in my underground dreams I did not imagine love except as a struggle. I began it always with hatred and ended it with moral subjugation, and afterwards I never knew what to do with the subjugated object
- dostoyevsky, notes from underground

this is pretty much how i feel about love. im ok if its in a movie like good time where it shows how destructive it can be and exposes a darker side to human nature. movies that have a love interest just for the sake of it or those disney tier romance movies just feel fake like some indulgent fantasy that could only exist in a movie



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