Monday, May 2, 2016
Monday Musings: books relationship things #amwriting
Okay, most readers have been there: reading a book (or better yet, a series) where the character (whether male or female, or either, just depends ;) totally steals your heart. It's kind of amazing. And kind of awesome. And also something you may only admit to other die-hard fans that will squeal and giggle with you over said character, completely agreeing about the character's absolute perfection in the book-boy/girlfriend category. So long, of course, that you're not fighting over him/her.
It's even better when they make a movie or TV show and the character is the *perfect* fit, although this happens all too rarely...I'm looking at you, Sam Heughan.
So, here's the thing: I ran across this meme a while ago and it's SO true. It stated that we fall for these literary characters who in real life would need some serious help. In some ways, it kind of bugs me, because many of the guys/gals that fall into the love interest category have massive issues. Or the relationship is bordering on abusive (or is just abusive outright (*coughTwilightcough*). Another one is where they move so damn fast into things that I find myself going WTF? They met YESTERDAY. And they are sleeping together/planning marriage/running away together/something else that seems rash and irresponsible.
And yet, I totally love it.
Of course a fictional world is vastly different from real life, but can one have sway over the other? I think it can, but most readers are also quite logical souls. Still, when are things too quick, to impossible, too far-fetched to be accurate? That's what I am throwing out to you all today: where's that line for you?