[Ask RPedia] Does the Main Character Have to be “Good” to be Liked?
Anonymous asked: Do you think a character HAS to be likeable for people to like them, if they’re the protagonist in the story? I’ve had a lot of conflict over this, as I myself enjoy having unlikeable/mean/“villainous” characters as the main character, but I’m unsure as to whether this would go well over with the majority. Do you think being likeable is a must-have trait for a popular, or enjoyable character?
Hi yeah okay uhm, no. Never. Nope. Honestly people just love a character they can connect with, and there’s a lot of people out there who look at themselves and are guilty that they have less-than-perfect responses to situations. Seeing someone who does similar, yet thrills and interests them, can give them that hook. Let them know they aren’t alone, and give them a fictional anchor to see themselves in. That connection, be it fascination, love, attraction, or reflection is the important part. Let’s examine a few of the ‘most popular’ characters from recent shows and see why they were popular, because surprise surprise, most of them were straight up villains yet everyone loves them. … I’m going to talk a lot about basically these two paragraphs ad nauseum as I explain, get ready for it.
i think that the afterlife, if you’ve been real good, is just reliving every memory you have of telling a good joke one-liner in the moment and people genuinely laughing… but fresh in your brain every day
Once you get this you have to say 5 things you like about yourself publicly. Then, you have to send it to 10 of your favourite followers. (Non-negotiable, positivity is cool!~) ❤
Oh boy I’m so flattered thanks for sending me one! :, )
So here’s 5 things I like myself *powerpoint slide effects*
I like how my sense of humor seems to resonate with people! Usually when I have a good grasp of the people around me I start cracking out one-liners and it just starts from there. My personal facebook is mostly humorous posts, and my favorite ones are the ones I do for valentines each year where I do ridic things and post stuff like… me and my “partner” cuddling with something like HAPPY VALENTINE’S, KEEP UR BELOVED CLOSE…then like, the reveal that it’s a pillow and a towel rolled up with a jacket over it like… PSYCH… ITS OK TO BE SINGLE Y’ALL KEEP HAPPY lmao actually here’s the photo in question because it’s better if y’all saw it too:
I like that I can keep calm most of the time, and that I almost always choose to step away from a situation before addressing anything. I prefer keeping conflicts rational and something that can be discussed.
EDIT: old link didn’t work apparentlyhttp://vocaroo.com/i/s01jJF9jUU5t like being pretty decent at languages. I know 3, I know English, Tagalog and French (to a lesser degree but good enough to communicate, I’d say, although I haven’t had much practice as of late.) I also know some Japanese, some Italian ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). I also tried to pick up Mandarin, I can read some of Cyrillic and I can also read a little bit of Korean, but actually those last three don’t really count. I just kind of pick up languages up like puppies until I can’t hold any more. My attention span is actually not very good, it actually kind of makes it hard for me to keep going unless it really catches my attention.
See, the funny thing is English is not my first language, it’s my second one. People don’t really speak much English where I live, like, you could speak it comfortably yeah, but, the thing that really gives me away is when I miss cultural references COMPLETELY, like a lot of times when people talk about states and where people grow up, I don’t know what they’re talking about. So even if I sound the way I do, I wouldn’t say fake but I always say I sound Fauxmerican lol because I’ve never been to America/Canada/Wherever people sound like the way I do, and I’ve never been to an international school, never lived anywhere else, and people comment on that and it kind of blows their minds (so that’s why this part has audio)
I like being able to empathize with people fairly easily, it makes it so much easier to gauge a situation and try to level with someone when something’s going on, positive or otherwise.
I like that I don’t need to drink coffee and that I just will myself awake by the power of internal screaming. It’s not great but, it works LOL.
lunch room was buzzing with the conversations of other students. The topics
ranging from how their day was to the new episode of some show that was on last
night. You and your friends, Y/F/N and Y/S/F/N sat in your normal spot while
you talked about the day’s events. Your eyes kept trailing to the face of a boy
on the other side of cafeteria. Your friends noticed before glancing at each
other with smirks on their faces.
know, with the amount of time you spend looking at Seungcheol, you could
probably have walked up to him and introduced yourself.” One of the said.You
rolled your eyes and looked back over to them. “And say what?” You
asked. You were never good with those of the opposite gender. You hadn’t had a
real boyfriend in year since you were just too awkward and shy to approach
anyone. That included Seungcheol.