Scott Clifton’s reply to a frustrated fan (General Discussion)

by Curiosity12, Friday, March 15, 2019, 1:31PM (7 days ago) @ Steffyfanatic

A fan asked why the writers don’t listen to fans and put Beth back with Hope.

Scott replied

The writers know what you want. But sometimes what fans want doesn’t make for good storytelling.

Art and literature isn’t about making your favorite characters happy; it’s about making you, the audience, *feel* something.

And in this case, it’s clearly working!

Do you agree or disagree?

Is that why Bell writes Liam as useless waffler with no spine who thinks he is better than everybody? For me to FEEL pure revulsion?
Is that why he writes Steffy as a doormat obsessed over a guy who has never put her first and has only managed to trample her self esteem? For me to FEEL frustration and disgust?
Is that why he writes Hope as insecure and self absorbed equally stuck on a guy who has a divided heart? For me to FEEL annoyance and irritation?
Is that why he writes Katie as a brainless doormat ready to go back for more abuse? For me to FEEL exasperation and apathy?

I could go on but I think I get it now. And yes, it is clearly working for me. I am certainly feeling all sorts of things :whistle

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