>>106928856>or have caused much smaller impact than it was suggested they would.
Okay now take that. Multiply it by 100, no. One thousand. And now you get Homestuck.>It's allright to enjoy bad things
I constantly repeat this. But the show has been like this since the first season. And further seasons didn't change this fact one bit. Not one single bit.
The fact that this show has ALWAYS been the same somewhat janky quality. The jokes are completely flat or nonexistent or unfunny at times. The lore is there, but some things are just really really dumb or anticlimactic. The pacing is terrible (this comes up in the fandom ALL the time). A lot of characters are very obviously just fillers. Star sounds more like an actual autist rather than a princess. The animation isn't always the best but generally acceptable. The sound design is alright but the sugar-high-hyper-princess type thing can become a little tiresome after a while.
And yet despite all of these factors, me and a lot of others still follow the show. Even if they say that they hate the shipping and the relationship drama they are all fucking liars. They keep saying they hate it, and yet they still come back every single week.
That's because this is the part that we actually like, and the part that Nefcy can actually write at least interestingly enough to keep us around. Star and Marco being adorable together is enough for me to go on. If the show would be literally nothing but Star and Marco hanging out and cuddling and being diabetes-inducingly sweet, without any other substance, I'd still watch it.
Nefcy knew that she can't really write other parts of the show that well. That's why she dropped the ball so hard in S2. She needed something to take a grip deep into the hearts of every viewer at that time. Enough to go on for 4 seasons. And so she did.
I still have all of my memories of starco cuteness. I still have my memories about meowrails from HS. That is enough for me to keep holding on.