I feel like people have unrealistic high standards when it comes to Lore Olympus
I'm not saying it's bad to expect great things from a webtoon or any other form of entertainment, but I feel like when it comes to LO, the standards are just ridiculous to the point where anything Rachel does gets criticized.
I'm not saying LO is perfect, because it's not, but the criticism I've seen is just... sometimes is ridiculous.
Like, she gets criticized for every decision she makes for every character, because "it doesn't follow the original mythology". I mean, Greek mythology is hella messy and each myth has Idk how many versions, so it's impossible to be faithful when not even the origin source is coherent.
She didn't even promised us a faithful retelling! She promised us a modern version of the love story of Hades and Persephone and all the gods' gossip and honestly she is delivering.
If she is adapting the story, of course some things are going to change.
Honestly, the fact that she is showing us more characters than the original 6 traitors? Queen.
I have seen some pretty atrocious Greek mythology adaptations. Like we have all seen those movies where Hades is the bad guy because he is the God of the Dead and Zeus is the good guy? I'm baffled. Zeus as a decent person? Sure jan... And the fact that they confuse the role of Zeus with the one of thanatos... Hades guards the souls. Thanatos collects them.
Rachel has done her research.
Yes, some characters are more villanized, which doesn't happen in the original mythology, but it's a retelling and a drama... give her some creative liberty.
People tell her she doesn't follow 100% of the myths as if that's a bad thing. As if the myths are perfect and as if changing them can't lead to something good.
I see people criticizing the romance and saying it's predictable. I can tell you 90%of the romances of webtoon follow some sort of trope and are in some way predictable.
Predictable or following some trope doesn't mean it's bad. What bothers me is that for some reason in this specific case I've seen much more remarks and comments about it than I've seen in other comics. And they were all so negative and hateful and not just mere critics or opinions.
Ik this is already hella long and it's all over the place and it's not even everything I've seen, which includes:
Lack of other body types (as if other romance webtoons are not doing the same
The art style (this is just subjective if you like it or not, so I don't think it should warrant hate)
Literally anything and everything
Look, again, I'm not saying you can't criticize this topics. You should talk about it. What bothers me is that LO seem to be held to ridiculous high standards that do not seem to be applied to other comics who do the same.
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