where have all the good men gone
Every time I read about a writer or filmmaker or any other person in a storytelling medium complain: “It’s so hard to write good guys. They’re so boring!” I feel the need to smack them upside the head with the following examples:
Benton Fraser and Ray Kowalski
(Ray only pretends to be a ‘bad boy’ but he’s actually a GIANT DORK WHO NEEDS ALL THE LOVE)
T’challa (Look, he had so many minutes of screentime in Civil War but we already know he’s a good man and a BAMF)
Bucky Barnes - was never a ‘bad boy’. He’d been a good friend, a good soldier and a good man that HYDRA took and tried to break. They never quite succeeded because they needed a goddamn Steve Rogers lookalike to tell him he was doing the “right” thing.
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy and Spock (ToS and the Kelvin Timelines)
If you tell me you can’t write a “good guy” because you think “good guys are boring” then you’re a fucking hack who can’t write for shit.