Oh I've seen that actually! Yeah I'd feel sad but honestly I don't want to put any emotional energy into it.
You can't change their minds so you shouldn't bother to care. They like what they like. I'd rather if they'd be a little less stuck up about it tho. It's not 2014 where you can get cheap likes for saying "modern spongebob BAD" the show has changed and has qualities that make people who like it. A lot of people who follow me are mUCH older than me and I'm not even a kid myself. I don't think all of them are just zoomers with no taste and it's a pretty broad brush to paint them all like that.
Anyways don't feel sad about it! They're just a fickle pickle who can't see anything outside of their own perspective. The show makes you happy and a lot of other people happy and that's whats important ya kno? That's all what the crew wants anyways.
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On a random note. I don't think anyone deserves to be called a Spongeboomer for just prefering the first 3 seasons. I don't like the word that much. If you don't like post first movie then I get it. I used to be like that so I can't complain. Every season has it's own charm to certain people. Every season can be someone's hated. There's no right answer since taste is subjective. There's no absolute.
That being said taste is subjective. I get mildly annoyed when people act like you're stupid or something's wrong with you for liking the newer stuff. They have their own charm, they have its own style and humor that makes it different but not bad. Some people act like its just sugar crack filled nonsense thats nothing more than flashing colors to distract kids for 11 minutes at a time and that it has no appeal to older folks which isn't true. There's a large portion of the current spongebob fans who are adults and enjoy the recent seasons. They have a quality a lot of people see in it that's worth enjoying.
The only folks I think deserve to be called spongeboomers are the ones who have no respect for this fact. I get tired with people riding off of the superiority of being so ""cultured"" for liking the first 3 seasons that they feel so mighty and believe they're protecting the legacy of the show by harassing writers and artists on the show. It's happened too often to find these people flooding the accounts of people who work on the show with death threats and they largely cross the line. I get tired of finding someone from the show online and finding they've been flooded with hate because people think they're "ruining" spongebob. Even people who worked on the first 3 seasons who have returned to work on the modern era are not exempt from the hate.
It's rude and wrong and it doesn't need to be explained why. A lot of these people spread misinformation. Invade the privacy of others. And do all sorts of stuff. Its really crossing the line. I know it's normal for long time franchises to have insane classic elitists and stuff. This isn't a surprise. But gosh it's a show about a talking sea sponge. They swear up and down that they're protecting the integrity of the show and the creative property of Hillenburg. While also harassing people whom Hillenburg was close friends with. There's something wrong with that. For sure.
I've talked about this before and all but sometimes I remember every so often and it's just weird to think about. It's almost funny how crazy the hate train is. And for what?
I get it always gets rekindled because of what Nickelodeon has been doing recently with the show with spinoffs and what have you. There's questionable morality when it comes to that stuff. But its also not our place to speculate and perpetuate false information like the Kamp Koral situation. Where there was a LOT of death threats that came out of that. Only to reveal Hillenburg DID approve of it. Which was confirmed nearly a year before Kamp Koral came out.
If you have a problem with a lot of the latest content then badger the nick executives. Not the people who were friends and worked close with the man you swear so deeply to protect. These people are trying the best they can. They took note of what made him laugh, they assured that Hillenburg trusted them for the future of the show and that's enough to trust. Maybe he did that because he knew spongebob spinoffs were inevitable but at least they'd be in the hands of someone he trusts to do it the way he would have preferred it to be. But still he trusts them because he actually physically met them and talked to them face to face. None of them has.
This has become a rant and all but my point is to be kind. If you care enough about the show then you could at least understand spongebob isn't just the creation of just one person. Its a team of hundreds who really work hard to put together a show that will make people smile. Its okay not to like all of it. Its okay to be critical about it. But have some respect about it because these people aren't your friends. They have their own lives and this show is their job. And pays their bills.
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