This is a bit backwards but hear me out.
I never liked Wesley Crusher, something about him just irked me. He was always so good, even when he was bad. And he wanted so much to be liked and part of the crew. Just…annoying.
Then Wil Wheaton was in the Big Bang Theory. I mean, I’ve seen him in other things, but the in the Big Bang Theory he played ‘himself’. And he was a dick. And it was nice. You could really hate him in a really satisfying way.
But now, now I get updates from his tumblr (http://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/). And he’s a very nice guy. He just comes across as so genuine, and so down to earth and…well…not a douchebag.
And it’s so frustraiting to have once been able to have that satisfying anger directed at someone, and now *poof* it’s gone. It’s difficult to not like him.
And that’s annoying.
Now I can’t be the only person in this situation. Not with Will Wheaton specifically, but with other people. People who you just wish you could hate, but they’re actually such nice people you can’t. Like for example, there’s that person you know, who is really smart/good looking/popular and you know they would be the kind of person you just don’t like, but the fact is they’re so damn friendly and nice you can’t not like them.
People like this make the rest of us…mainly me…look bad. And I can’t even be all that angry about it.