Fifty Shades of Domestic Abuse
50 Shades of Damaging Stereotypes
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If we RP a romantic relationship:
I want them to argue. I want them to be sad. I want them to worry. I want there to be tension. Because that’s what a relationship is. They can love each other, but that doesn’t mean they get along or are happy all the time. It’s perfectly normal for people to be sad and worried or fight. Them being happy and loving all the time just doesn’t feel right to me.
telling your friends incorrect information then realizing it later
seeing your friends tell others that information
seeing your friend tell them you told them that information
What makes a character "token"? Like, what's the difference between a character that's just gay and a token gay character?
A “token” character is a term for a character who is any combination of non-white, non-straight, and/or non-cisgender and has been included in a story’s cast simply for the sake of diversity or political correctness - and they’re pretty much never the main character. They’re known as a “token” character because they are typically the only non-white/non-straight/non-cis character in the cast, like the author was trying to fulfill their Diversity Quota.
It gets especially embarrassing when all of these traits are piled into one character, and they become the story’s captial-T “Token” character. For whatever reason, it’s like they’re the setting’s Chosen One for sexual and/or racial diversity. Everyone else is white/straight/cis except this one person. It’s weird.
You see token characters a lot with ensembles; for example, in high school stories. There might be a central group of friends, and this group will be primarily composed of white, straight, cisgender people - but they’ll have One Black Friend. Or One Asian friend (whose exact nationality is never determined, funnily enough). Or One Gay Friend. And like I said before, in those weird, egregious examples, they’ll have the One Multiracial Gay Trans Friend. This character will have a grand total of maybe five minutes of screen time and probably will be composed entirely of stereotypes, but hey, at least they’re there, right? See, not everyone’s white/straight/cis! This one person over on the side here is XYZ!
(The above is sarcasm. Ugh, tokenism.)
Question I’m sure you’re all wondering: How can you avoid tokenism? Simple. Make more of your characters non-white/non-straight/non-cis. It’s a big old world we live in, folks. There is no good reason and there is no excuse for populating your story only with White Straight Cis people.
Hope that helps.
immortals falling for mortals
immortals getting clingy and needy because you have so little time we need to make the most of it
and their lovers being like chill i’ve still got like fifty years and we’ve already spent decades together we’ve been like all around the world by now but rly all I need is you
and just, no, you don’t understand that’s not nearly enough for all the things I want to show you please why are you slowing down I know but you’re tired a lot lately wait no
How does one write a villainous protagonist successfully? Not a sympathetic villain, but a downright evil guy. No justification for his actions, but still following his story and his goal. Is he still a protagonist if he's unjustly evil?
Protagonist doesn’t have to mean “good guy.” A story’s protagonist is the main character who wants to accomplish certain goals. That’s it. So absolutely, an unjustly evil character can be a protagonist. On the other side of the coin, the antagonist could be Heroine McDogooder even if she’s the epitome of good, because an antagonist isn’t the “bad guy.” The Powerpuff Girls are antagonists to Mojo Jojo. Antagonists are simply whatever is preventing your protagonist from getting what they want.
Yes. Bad guys can be protagonists, and good guys can be antagonists. It just depends on who’s telling the story.