To Hate Or Not To Hate
Today, I need your help. (Forgive me if this post is slightly more scattered than my usual scattered self. WonderPets is playing on the tv, and their non-rhyming songs keep catching my ears.)
I am still stuck with my bad boy dilemma, but I’ve hit a snag. I never thought I’d be my own downfall. For those of you who know me personally, you know that I have a tendency to the more gullible side. I’m the epitome of naive, the queen of blonde, and I’m all around too trusting. There is very little you can do to make me hate you. (Trust me, there are some people who have crossed me, and I talk big, but I don’t really hate them. Well…except for a few of them…) Apparently I’m projecting that onto my writing, and that disturbs me.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind being trusting. It makes the world a much brighter place, especially when I have the hubbie to hide behind whenever something goes wrong. However, most of you out there are not dancing through daisies and still pretending you’re a pretty, pretty princess. My completely oblivious mindset would seem completely foreign to you. That’s where I’m getting scared. If I can’t make this book believable, (think: not my happy world) I need to get the opinions right.
As it stands, I’m tempted to paint my heroine as myself, all too forgiving. But realistically, you cannot survive by yourself on a planet without a good deal of cynicism and understanding (hypothetically, of course). SO! This is where y’all come in. I need your opinions, your friends’ opinions, your mom’s opinions, your dog’s opinions…as many as I can get. Is it realistic for said heroine to forgive said bad boy, even if he’s beaten and tortured and almost killed her? I’m thinking it’s not, but Hollywood and my own thoughts are somewhat clouding that. On the other hand, would it be more nature for her to pity him? Ugh… You know, it’s really hard getting all this stuff just right. What would I do without y’all?
As to the picture, Zuko is my all-time favorite bad boy. I LOVE to hate him.