[Rant] When Sh-t Doesn't Go According To Plan Hello all. Time for a new rant to fulfill my rant quota for the last few months. So... Have you ever noticed how there always exists a prevailing narrative that is commonly held to be the "correct" perspective? If a prevailing majority hold that something is "this way" then hell it must be so, right? There's no room for deviation. All those who don't agree or find themselves holding views that differ from the "prevailing narrative" end up at odds with the powers that be. They're automatically accused of being "delusional" or "combative" or "trouble makers" or "immature", etc. When an individual challenges this "plan".... all hell breaks loose. People are triggered. Outrage. Confusion. Accusations. In simple terms...people get pissed. They don't like it when others disagree with them. They don't stand for it. I find it absurd. One of life's truisms is that whenever a group of individuals comes together there will inevitably be difference of opinion. Not everyone will agree. And that's fine! Or at least it should be. But what strikes me on this forum is that there definitely exists a few "plans" that dare not be violated. One such plan is THE TWICE PLAN. (Another is THE BTS PLAN, but that's for another discussion.) --- THE TWICE PLAN: TWICE is untalented and not worthy of praise and all who promote them are immature delusional Onces who are blinded by their convictions and/or pretty. --- Violate this plan at your own peril! For those who disagree are delusional right? Surely? I'm mean of course this stuff is all objective.... /sarcasm Anyway... Another disclosure.... Yes, I'm a Once. I love TWICE. I am not in the least bit ashamed of this. I realize many on here do not think highly of the group. And that's fine! Perfectly reasonable for you to think that. But what I have a problem with is many don't think the street goes both ways. In their eyes they are "correct" and I am "wrong". Which is the biggest delusion of them all. In the context of the assessment of art (which music is a subcategory of), believing oneself to hold the "one true position" in terms of one's evaluation of "what's good" is a stance that is objectively false. There can't be a true and correct position. It's all a matter of perspective and subjective opinion. Just as you are entitled to your belief that TWICE is of unworthy of praise or not worth stanning, etc., so too am I entitled to my belief that they provide perhaps the best balanced combination of what I want in a group. They are attractive. They are charming. They have songs I enjoy listening to. You may disagree with all three but your disagreement doesn't invalidate my position. All it means is we disagree that TWICE is a group worth liking. If someone makes a thread that states "TWICE is the best group in kpop", it's perfectly fine if you respond with the reasons why you disagree. Tell them why you think TWICE sucks. Tell them why they aren't the best. Props to you for it! Disagree with them. But allow them to disagree with you. They aren't a "troll" for promo-ing their group. They aren't "immature" for passionately believing in their group. (Of course if they are actively bashing on other groups or attacking others in their promos, that's a whole different story. Sure call that shit out for sure.) Are some Onces immature and overzealous? Yes. Do some make threads that bash other groups? Yes. But it isn't a one size fits all sort of thing. Pro-TWICE threads are not automatically "problematic". Stanning TWICE is not in of itself "problematic". I see too many responses to threads challenging THE TWICE PLAN that call the OP out for even making the thread. As if disagreeing with the plan is in of itself cause for hatred and scorn. People.. ain't everyone gonna agree with you. THE TWICE PLAN would be better named the THE TWICE OPINION. Opinion... such a funny word. Seems to fly over the heads of too many. Look it up in a dictionary sometime. Anyway... I might as well end it here. I'm thirsty. Time for a beer. P.S. Credit to @Drew_B_Part_2 for the concept of there being a "prevailing plan" that causes turmoil when violated. P.S.S. I did make a recent TWICE thread that was originally entitled "TWICE Songs Are Better Than Non-TWICE Songs". I admit that was ill advised. I intended it as a joke because of course TWICE songs aren't better than all others. I just thought it funny to say so as if I was serious. It was supposed to be a joke. But some did take offense to it. That was my bad and I changed the title fairly soon after I started the thread. P.S.S.S. Love you all!