Ok, I just tortured myself by watching all the romance videos in the semifinals. I must say, you people have some fucked up ideas on what romance is. Most of these videos feel like love is something to be avoided because it's depressing and makes you miserable. Love should be celebrated, not mourned. For gods sake, have none of you ever had a happy relationship? No wonder this hobby has so much angst, apparently not a single one of you have ever had a moment of joy with another person. Keep in mind, this is the bitter mean sarcastic divorced bastard saying this. You guys are fucking depressing.
For that reason, I suggest this video, it's one of the few that didn't make me think the characters were 5 seconds away from slitting their wrists.
I also suggest this one since it came far closer to real life romance than almost everything else in the category:
And, of course, I suggest this video because I'm a self pimping whore:
Rather than rant again, let me just quote myself from earlier:
You people have some fucked up ideas on what romance is. Most of these videos feel like love is something to be avoided because it's depressing and makes you miserable. Love should be celebrated, not mourned.
So vote for me, because I'm egotistical.
If you don't vote for me, vote for since it's one of the few romances that doesn't make the viewer want to slit their wrists.
I won't disagree. Entirely happy relationships are boring. Every story requires conflict, and if the most conflict is 'OMG, I haven't seen him in a whole hour!' then it's rather sickening.
But still, romance is a positive and uplifting emotion. Most romances make me feel like 'He's clearly an emo asshole. She's clearly a bitch. Why would they go to the effort of getting together at all? Neither of them are the slightest bit happy about it.' There should be some good with the bad, and many of the romance vids AMVs are nothing but the bad with the even worse piled on top of it. It's as if AMV makers have decided to hell with that Shakespeare sonnet crap, a trailer park trash whore and her wife beating drunken husband is the romantic ideal.