Fiction and Fantasy

Tag: Confession

  • Unpopular Opinions Tag

    Taking a brief break from the saccharine fanfiction to talk about unpopular opinions on media!   Saw this on my pal C. M. B. Bell’s blog Iridium Eye a few years ago and knew I had to give it a shot…   Popular series I don’t like: Game of Thrones. It doesn’t feel fair to […]

  • How One Line Made Me Fall Out of Love with Dimitri (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

    This post will contain spoilers for Fire Emblem: Three Houses You have been warned. One single line completely shook my choice of love interest in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised. After all, it wasn’t like that was the only small thing that made a big decision for me. Like how […]

  • Confession: I am Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)

    Sentai Filmworks 2014 Sentai Filmworks 2014 One of my favorite Rom-Com anime is Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun. It follows an adorable, plucky highschool girl named Sakura as she tries to win the attention of her long-time crush, the stoic and unaware Nozaki-kun. But when Sakura finally gathers the courage to confess her feelings, Nozaki-kun mistakenly thinks she’s […]

  • In Defense of the Damsel

    Photo by Hailey Kean on Unsplash For a long time, the “damsel in distress” has become almost as much a death sentence for a character as calling them a Mary Sue. Critics sneer at female characters who need help or—heaven forbid—are captured. And goodness, if your character is kidnapped more than once, well, that’s just […]

  • Competitiveness and Identity

    Competitiveness: the drive to push yourself in order to win. Competitiveness can bring out the worst in people. It can push people to break the rules in order to get ahead. It can result in “sore winners”: the people who rub their win in your face, or those who think winning is the only way. […]

  • Confession: I Don’t Look for Relatability – I Look for Emotional Sincerity

    I have a confession: I don’t really care about a character being relatable. Let me rephrase that: I don’t need a character to be like me in order to connect with them. That may sound like a novel concept considering relatability is one of the “buzzwords” of fiction (as writer Matt Colville would call it)1, […]

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