History Headscratchers / TaylorSwift

24th Apr '16 1:59:43 AM aye_amber
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* First of all, some clarification: I am in no way a fan of Taylor Swift's, so this question isn't coming from that point of view. Now, the question -- why is it that Taylor Swift is made a subject of ridicule by people who probably highly esteem CarlySimon, when both are known for doing the same thing (that is, writing a whole bunch of songs about their relationships)? I actually view Taylor Swift as the 2010s countrified version of 1970s era Carly Simon and think Swift has the potential to release a fantastic Oscar-bait song in the next decade, similar to Simon's "Let the River Run" (for ''Film/WorkingGirl''). So why does Carly get away with having done the very same thing that Taylor's doing right now?

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* First of all, some clarification: I am in no way a fan of Taylor Swift's, so this question isn't coming from that point of view. Now, the question -- why is it that Taylor Swift is made a subject of ridicule by people who probably highly esteem CarlySimon, Music/CarlySimon, when both are known for doing the same thing (that is, writing a whole bunch of songs about their relationships)? I actually view Taylor Swift as the 2010s countrified version of 1970s era Carly Simon and think Swift has the potential to release a fantastic Oscar-bait song in the next decade, similar to Simon's "Let the River Run" (for ''Film/WorkingGirl''). So why does Carly get away with having done the very same thing that Taylor's doing right now?
27th Nov '15 5:47:53 PM nombretomado
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** What's even worse about that song? TheScarletLetter. Has she read The Scarlet Letter? Has she read the back of The Scarlet Letter? Has she ever heard even the slightest thing about the content of The Scarlet Letter? Why the hell would you want to compare yourself to The Scarlet Letter? It's not romantic. It has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet. It doesn't even flow well lyrically. It just comes across as her trying to look smart and cultured and failing, badly.
*** Love Story always came off as a parody to me, since both Romeo and Juliet and TheScarletLetter are constantly misunderstood as romance stories, or their plots are used and altered to make romance stories. You see it all the time with fanfiction and pretty much any other version of the story that isn't word-for-word from the stories themselves, though R&J is especially guilty of this. I thought Taylor was mocking the people who think of them that way. Almost every R&J story you see subverts the DownerEnding to make them live happily ever after.

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** What's even worse about that song? TheScarletLetter.Literature/TheScarletLetter. Has she read The Scarlet Letter? Has she read the back of The Scarlet Letter? Has she ever heard even the slightest thing about the content of The Scarlet Letter? Why the hell would you want to compare yourself to The Scarlet Letter? It's not romantic. It has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet. It doesn't even flow well lyrically. It just comes across as her trying to look smart and cultured and failing, badly.
*** Love Story always came off as a parody to me, since both Romeo and Juliet and TheScarletLetter Literature/TheScarletLetter are constantly misunderstood as romance stories, or their plots are used and altered to make romance stories. You see it all the time with fanfiction and pretty much any other version of the story that isn't word-for-word from the stories themselves, though R&J is especially guilty of this. I thought Taylor was mocking the people who think of them that way. Almost every R&J story you see subverts the DownerEnding to make them live happily ever after.
11th Aug '15 6:09:17 AM Adept
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** Because Simon doesn't make it a point to put out one BreakUpSong after another. There's a reason Swifty's relationships were the {{Punchline}} of more than one award show. If CarrieUnderwood, of all people, is mocking you...

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** Because Simon doesn't make it a point to put out one BreakUpSong after another. There's a reason Swifty's relationships were the {{Punchline}} of more than one award show. If CarrieUnderwood, Music/CarrieUnderwood, of all people, is mocking you...
27th Jun '15 9:49:12 AM Tuckerscreator
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* So in "You Belong With Me" we see Taylor's love interest play football, then in the next scene it's prom. Problem is that Football season occurs in the Fall and prom near the end of the school year in the Spring. Unless time had passed but then that means she kept that love note with her for at least 5 months?

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* So in "You Belong With Me" we see Taylor's love interest play football, then in the next scene it's prom. Problem is that Football season occurs in the Fall and prom near the end of the school year in the Spring. Unless time had passed but then that means she kept that love note with her for at least 5 months? months?
** Maybe it was homecoming instead of prom.
27th Jun '15 5:55:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* First of all, some clarification: I am in no way a fan of Taylor Swift's, so this question isn't coming from that point of view. Now, the question -- why is it that Taylor Swift is made a subject of ridicule by people who probably highly esteem CarlySimon, when both are known for doing the same thing (that is, writing a whole bunch of songs about their relationships)? I actually view Taylor Swift as the 2010s countrified version of 1970s era Carly Simon and think Swift has the potential to release a fantastic Oscar-bait song in the next decade, similar to Simon's "Let the River Run" (for ''{{Working Girl}}''). So why does Carly get away with having done the very same thing that Taylor's doing right now?

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* First of all, some clarification: I am in no way a fan of Taylor Swift's, so this question isn't coming from that point of view. Now, the question -- why is it that Taylor Swift is made a subject of ridicule by people who probably highly esteem CarlySimon, when both are known for doing the same thing (that is, writing a whole bunch of songs about their relationships)? I actually view Taylor Swift as the 2010s countrified version of 1970s era Carly Simon and think Swift has the potential to release a fantastic Oscar-bait song in the next decade, similar to Simon's "Let the River Run" (for ''{{Working Girl}}'').''Film/WorkingGirl''). So why does Carly get away with having done the very same thing that Taylor's doing right now?
20th Jun '15 3:24:15 PM StFan
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** Because Simon doesn't make it a point to put out one BreakUpSong after another. There's a reason Swifty's relationships were the PunchLine of more than one award show. If CarrieUnderwood, of all people, is mocking you...

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** Because Simon doesn't make it a point to put out one BreakUpSong after another. There's a reason Swifty's relationships were the PunchLine {{Punchline}} of more than one award show. If CarrieUnderwood, of all people, is mocking you...
6th May '15 11:59:05 AM ambiguousCase
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* A scarlet letter could mean something or someone who's shameful to be associated with. I always though "Juliet" was sying she was a shameful person to know, but Romeo loved her anyway and that made him special.

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* ** A scarlet letter could mean something or someone who's shameful to be associated with. I always though "Juliet" was sying she was a shameful person to know, but Romeo loved her anyway and that made him special.
6th May '15 11:58:36 AM ambiguousCase
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* A scarlet letter could mean something or someone who's shameful to be associated with. I always though "Juliet" was sying she was a shameful person to know, but Romeo loved her anyway and that made him special.
29th Mar '15 5:41:27 PM KittyKaxx
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*So in "You Belong With Me" we see Taylor's love interest play football, then in the next scene it's prom. Problem is that Football season occurs in the Fall and prom near the end of the school year in the Spring. Unless time had passed but then that means she kept that love note with her for at least 5 months?
16th Nov '14 11:31:27 PM coralina33
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** '''Or, part of the point is that she was starting a year behind. In the album booklet, she clearly states entering high school at 15. The implication was that she was older than everyone else in her grade.'''
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