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Don't you mean to say he broke up Lumi?
- Aug 19 2008, 07:27 PM
- Aug 13 2008, 03:29 PM
- Aug 13 2008, 01:10 PM
- Aug 7 2008, 09:52 AM
I am so freaking sick of this round and round. Seriously.
Now I feel sick to my stomach again.
WTF. How is EJ her ex? Her ex stalker? Her ex rapist?
Whatever, I know I'llprobably get rocks thrown at me now, but I don't care, its the truth. I am so freaking sick of this bullshit.
She admits to her feelings for EJ, but is quick to tell him that she still loves Lucas. As if Ej didnt' know that. OMG.....someone save Sami from this repetitive dialogue!!!
- Aug 7 2008, 03:44 PM
The stigma of the rape will always follow EJ as long as he is written in Sami's orbit constantly and hinted at as a romantic partner for his rape victim...when he's not attempting to woo his victim, when he's being romantic and genuine with a woman whom he didn't rape and torment, and whom he isn't interested in as part of a scheme to impregnate a Brady, then he gets better reception from general fans. I don't think it's a new concept. I've seen a lot of JnJs say that they were not fans of Jack when he raped Kayla, but became fans when he was with Jen. I imagine that if Jack had continued on with Kayla as a romantic partner, then he'd still have been referred to as a rapist often and maybe not acquired as many fans....oh well, as an EJ fan I personally like when people who previously were not interested in in him can now see him in a positive light.
I can understand the argument from the perspective of someone that believes 12/29 was actually rape, but for the thousands of Ejami fans that do not believe it was rape, there is no stigma to worry about. I think Ejami fans are being discounted in this way. And not all general fans agree 12/29 was rape. Also, I think the question here is, if one can vehemently point the rapist finger and then squeeee! at Ej and Nicole, it calls into question the agenda. I personally have seen the "ECOLI" banners go up before Nicole even got to Salem, all by disgruntled Lumi fans.
I understand your concept that Ej will never be likable with Sami, but what you're not saying is, that he's not likeable with Sami for those that consider 12/29 rape. And those that do like Ejami don't understand how someone could root for what they consider a rapist to be with another woman. That's like cheering on the BTK killer when he starts dating someone new. ;)
I know all of this about the perspective of Ejami fans, I used to be one. I'm just pointing the general sentiment I have read from non-ejami fans, my own observations. I still don't get why it's incomprehensible to like a "rapist" with someone other than his/her victim, just look at Todd on OLTL :P
And Jack on Days itself. Jack raped Kayla. Jack went through some agonizing times as he tried to make peace with what he did to Kayla. The writers never tried to pair him with Kayla on a romantic level. And then Jack met Jennifer and a super couple was born. That makes sense. This is how I view EJole happening.
Sami = Kayla
EJ = Jack
Nicole = Jennifer
And the thing with EJ and Sami... it wasn't just that he raped her. Take 12/29 out of the equation. EJ still stalked Sami, terrorized her, destroyed her marriage, tried to kill off various members of her family (John, Steve, Bo, Shawn), threatened her, threatened members of her family, put her life danger, put the lives of her unborn twins in danger, etc, etc, etc. So even if you don't view 12/29 as rape, I don't see how I can justify all of the other things that EJ has done to the point where he could be considered as a romantic partner with Sami. That is just my opinion however.