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It's kind of a weird feeling where different "lives" crash into each other, as they do sometimes. I'm in the midst of writing a paper and really focused on getting it done, so I wasn't really procrastinating but I checked LJ earlier and learned that Z and V have split up, which took me totally out of work zone for a moment. I don't have much to say, I don't know much about it anyway (my online life has taken a serious hit in the past year or so!), but it made me want to reiterate something I said last year when I was rambling about them as a couple.

As much as I hope that they continue to be happy together for a long time (as it seems to be what makes them happy), I think if they ever break up it won't diminish for one second what they had. It won't diminish their relationship, and it won't touch the way they smile at each other, look at each other, support each other, and love each other today. It won't make it any less beautiful or any less amazing. I wish we would think more about how the important thing is to be happy – to look back at a relationship, whether you're still in it or not, and be able to say, yeah, I was happy. I had an amazing time. How long it lasted, how many people were involved, what gender they were, what the rules were – that's not as important, or rather it's going to work differently for different people. But being happy, whatever that looks like for the people around us, I think maybe that's something we can strive for and hope for, and something that doesn't have to involuntarily reinforce dominant ideals of what happiness looks like.


I don't always look back at my own writing and think I had a good point, but on this one, I think maybe I did. The break-up (if indeed it is true and it lasts) sounds amicable, which I hope is true for both their sake, and I think as people who watch on, in this strange (and even more strangely, compelling) celebrity culture, the best thing we can do is recognize that they had something that looked beautiful, they had it for many years, and the fact that they no longer do doesn't diminish any of it.

This whole thing is making me want to write more, but I have to try and channel that into actual work. So that's all for now.

Date: 2010-12-14 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadesofbrixton.livejournal.com
Well spoken for any couple, I would say! I don't know a damn thing about them, or how they were as a couple, and now that I think about it I'm not sure I've ever even seen either of them act. But I think it's a very true sentiment. :3

Date: 2010-12-14 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fan-elune.livejournal.com
You kinda have to have seen Zac act in Firefly. Teenage!Simon? That was before the whole High School Musical madness, obviously.

Date: 2010-12-14 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadesofbrixton.livejournal.com
...OH HEY, RIGHT. YES. I forgot about him. Awww, tiny!Simon.

Date: 2010-12-14 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenie-breizh.livejournal.com
Yes, absolutely, it's totally not meant to apply just to the two of them. I think I wrote it in that context because people seem so eager to bash and deny in the case of celebrities - I hate that "I knew all along they weren't meant to be!" attitude, it just bothers me the way that we read love stories like that, both in fiction and in real life. It's just louder in the case of celebrity because it makes people extra obnoxious, I guess. >.>

PS. I can't believe you haven't seen High School Musical, you really have to grab Bonnie and watch it with her one of these days, it's a riot when you have a good friend to laugh with as you watch. :)

Date: 2010-12-14 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fan-elune.livejournal.com
I'm just gonna second Brix's "works for every relationship." And it is incredibly important to remember that. And possibly to tell each other, so: I had an amazing time, hon. *loves on*

Date: 2010-12-14 07:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tanisafan.livejournal.com
Aww, very well said! I get the impression it was a very amicable breakup and that they're still good friends, and I'm sort of ridiculously happy about that. They've always seemed like sensible young adults who managed to stay away from the more crazy Hollywood lifestyle, so I'm glad there's no drama now either. I adore them both and whatever decision they're happy with, I can only support, right? <3

Date: 2010-12-15 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenie-breizh.livejournal.com
Yep, exactly. :) <3

Date: 2010-12-15 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menyhapyreturns.livejournal.com
I wasn't too surprised about this actually, but I think it's because there's been a few Blind Items that were revealed to be about them (well, supposedly, this is BlindGossip we're talking here) that kind of colored my impression of the relationship. I do think it says something, though, that they lasted as long as they did, in Hollywood, and at such young ages.

But super bonus for the random CRANBERRIES LOVE!

Date: 2010-12-15 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenie-breizh.livejournal.com
Heh, I feel like there have been so, so many times in the past five years when gossip sites/publications would announce that they were on the way out that they were doomed to end up being right at some point. (There's an awesome expression for this but it's escaping me right now!) I'm curious what it is that was "revealed", though?

Haha, I do love the Cranberries. That was my particular soundtrack for that day :)

Date: 2010-12-16 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menyhapyreturns.livejournal.com
Cranberries were my soundtrack thru most of high school ;)
As far as the rumors, I'm fuzzy, but something to do with Z going to a lot of strip clubs and doing more than just watching (although that could just be a PR-story) and then another where he and his friends were apparently pretty rude to V while she was performing Rent in LA last...whenever that was. And there was some video accompanying that...If I can figure out where I read that I'll let you know.
Anyway, "all good things", etc....

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