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>I love Fate for who she is, not because she's "crystallized perfection" but, well, because she's the girl I love.
Yes: she really is, and that's exactly my point...
If a character is, say, "defective" in some way, it's because the author wanted it to be so, to explore that path. If a character gets sick and/or die, it's because the author wanted her/him to go through that, to deliver us a message. If a character fails at life, it's because the author wanted it to serve to that purpose: to be an elaborated example of utter failure, to illustrate some further point.You see? everything that occurs in a (good) work of art it's really a success (not just an achievement, but a fatal FACT) for us, the public: unlike with real life, there's no accident -and thus no failure- in art. That's the "crystallized perfection (of 2D)" I'm talking about. Every fictional character has a greatest purpose to serve in their worlds, that gives him/her the value of being (exactly the way the are) really necessary in there: they make everything happen at all; they meet fates. And that's what we can not have in real life, on wich we merely arrive, develop and go, hazardously: we arrive to a world already made (and doomed); we aren't necessary here; that's the price of being, at some extent, free: to exist pointlessly throughout mere contingencies. We don't meet any goal; we are not meant to be togeteher with anyone.
That, along with the issue mentioned in >>3744, is the greatest difference between 2D and 3D love: whatever you see in the 2D character you happen to love, including her "flaws", her aging or even her death on the story she portays, it's part of that crystallized perfection because all that, wich made you fall for her, will never change: their stories are sealed in the media they were depicted on, for us or anyone to come visiting and make them live once again. In real life we can't get any of that: we can merely read events in that way, signify them that way by the means of art, but it's always an attached (fictional) interpretation. If you fall in love with a 3D, what you love (that belongs to your psyche) do not match whatever it's really there in front of you; you just have the (abusive) delusion of that thing (woman or wathever) to be -and remain- what you love. And yeah, I guess you could live on that lie until your very own end; but that doesn't make it anny less of a lie.
TL;DR None; read above.
Post edited on 18th Jul 2011, 9:24pm