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Hi, I hope you don't mind me have another question, but it somehow came to mind as I was chatting with a friend about characters. What kind of characters do you like to see, or like, what kind of characters engage you in a story (if that makes sense)? What kind of characters do you believe need to exist more often?
My favourite characters that exist tend to be ones that make me think about them. They don’t have to be nice, but they ought to have enough depth that I end up thinking about the layers of who they are. I really love fun characters, ones that make me laugh or smile, ones that I can fall in love with a little, or ones that make me feel like, while I’m experiencing the story, I’m a part of it. I can identify with them, because they’ve given me enough to identify.
Most of the time my favourite characters tend to be ones that aren’t main characters. A good many of them are probably ones that writers feel are ‘too interesting’ to deal with as a main character…you know the type! Characters I’d love to see as the main character instead of the blander ones that we tend to get. But if these support characters were made into the focus, one also gets the impression they’d be made less interesting too.
I really wish people would make more fun characters, though. There are too many out there who are just unpleasant, or too angsty, or simply impossible to sympathise with or to like. Angst does not make a character complex. How a character deals with angst can develop that character, but too much of it — and it is a very fine line between ‘too much’ and ‘just right’ — ruins a character and a story quickly and easily.
Ok Im gonna say this one more time cause Im really damn pissed off
is NOT reality
Fiction can be as gory, sexual, taboo, and whatever the fuck else as you want, AS LONG AS it does not hurt or involve real people??? (and by hurt I dont mean you got a lil upset seeing…
This is something that has, for some time, pissed me off too.
Leave people alone for what they enjoy in fiction. Just because you may be sexually insecure doesn’t mean everyone is. I will always oppose any attempt at censorship, shaming, and oppression of creators who put fictional characters in fictional situations that they — and others who share their interests — find entertaining.
Honestly I think this is one of the biggest problems out there. People are insecure in their sexuality and immediately demonise sexual expression, even in the real world. It’s got to stop. It certainly has no business intruding into the world of fiction and fantasy.
I think tumblr has made me paranoid about something.
Now, whenever I see a post of several great pictures of someone I like — an actor, a musician, whatever — I think ‘oh shit, did they die?!’ because I’ve seen so many posts where I scroll through these great pictures with a big smile on my face and then, as I get to the end, I see Rest In Peace (name) 19xx-20xx and my smile comes crashing down.
So now every time I see one of those posts, I tense up. Will it just be a fan post of great pictures? Or did they shuffle off this mortal coil?
Playing the game of Just A Fan Post, or Did They Die? tumblr!
That’s not what I took from the need of uniforms. Uniforms is to show that you are associated to something- in this case, a school, and usually is meant to be worn in pride cause you want to be there- not necessarily in that clothing. - arkilliandragon
If that’s the case, then why make them mandatory? Sorry, but that doesn’t really hold water.
In any case, it’s a completely separate argument from the point of the original post, which dealt with a separate flawed justification of uniforms and strict dress codes.
Because schools WANT you to be associated with them. Like at work, I wear a work uniform- to show that I work there. Of course it’s mandatory. How STRICT they are on it is an aesthetic thing. - arkilliandragon
The comment was about school uniforms and strict dress codes. And no, it isn’t an aesthetic thing, it’s a power thing. Uniforms so that employees can be identified by customers is a matter of convenience (but can still be accomplished with a minimum of strict uniform), but it is just as much a conformist policy that is a power play as are school uniforms, which do not in fact do anything to curb insults aimed at students…as I pointed out in the post that you seem to have missed the point of.
Schools may want you to be associated with them, but to give you no choice in the matter and then justify it as being something for your benefit is not only wrong, it’s just plainly asinine and pretty offensive that the people regurgitating that line would insult one’s attention enough to assume that one would find it believable.
In any case, it is still a power stunt, wherever the uniform is required. The dynamic is established and enforced by impressing conformism and explaining it away with often transparent, flimsy excuses tossed out haphazardly to address disagreement or concern.
And with that, I’m more than done with the topic and consider it closed.
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