Or is it because we all love Hyde?
Anyway, I've thought about this a lot because, honestly, I don't like Jackie. However, the second I watch the episodes again and notice her with Steven, I fangirl squee and am super happy and suddenly like her.
I brought this up with one of my friends while watching, and I asked her why the That 70s Show community, as a majority, seemed to like Hyde with Jackie, and the best answer I got was the "opposite attracts" sort of thing... which I'd like to point out, is actually false according to my psych textbooks... but that's not the point.
Before I blabber on anymore, I want people here to think about it carefully and answer:
Do you really wish that Jackie had ended up with Hyde?
Do you really ship Jackie/Hyde?
Or do you just want Hyde to be happy?
Do you just want Hyde to not end up alone?
Is it because you think Fez can handle being alone better than Hyde can?
My answer is: I hate when Hyde's alone because I automatically relate it with being unhappy. Going back and rewatching the first few seasons, I noticed how many Fez/Jackie moments were dropped in, and now I don't hate the ending so much... but then when I revert.
So... yeah. Even if I'm wrong here, I'm just speculating anyway for kicks. I think it's an interesting thought.
Edit: And to add, before anyone else adds it in, I know there are similarities between Jackie and Hyde: their insecure yet cocky and some other things, but fundamentally... Jackie, imo, is just another fleck in the consumer cesspool, something which Hyde fundamentally shouldn't/doesn't like. Oh gee, by saying that, I'm opening it up to a lot of rabid Jackie/Hyde fans to come in here and kill me, but hey, like I said, when I get to the later seasons, I'm right there with you wanting to see them together (because it makes Hyde happy?).
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