Author has written 3 stories for Naruto, Pokémon, and Avengers.
I'm a viola player. You may have gathered that.
Fantasy settings fascinate me; they create entirely different worlds that mirror our own world in some ways, but prove themselves very distinct in others. I enjoy discovering these new worlds, and imagining the mechanisms going on behind the scenes to make the world actually work.
Bashing annoys me. Greatly. It's usually done either for the sake of the story having a distinct villain, or for wish fulfillment as the author's particular value system relates to the characters. Usually, it turns the character into a cariacture of the most prominent traits, without any of the reality checks the original characters possessed.
The truest mark of a bad villain is one with zero justification. It doesn't have to be good, logical, understandable, or even discernible, but there has to be a reason that a character decides that they need to inject a little suffering into the human race. 'People's suffering is funny,' taken to the extreme, is justification. 'A girl once refused to go on a date with me', justifies an insane man's desire to kill lots of women. But 'I am evil and thus will do evil things for the sake of evil' is not justification... though power gained, reputation, fame, revenge, religion, bloodlust, and love are.
A psychological effect I have seen in so much writing, and the basis for the Mary Sue's base status as a female.
Write a story. Any story, any fandom, as many or as few original aspects as you desire. When finished, RANDOMLY determine the gender of the characters. If your female-male characters are still likable and feasible, then congratulations! Your female characters are actual characters as opposed to a collection of feminine stereotypes.
If anyone responds, I would love a transcript.
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