I feel like part of the whole cringe thing kinda made me shy away from writing in my life too for a while. I mean before I ever got into Undertale though. I had an old notebook with a whole story in it involving vampires and some war between clans. I can’t remember a lot but I found it a few yrs ago after it had been buried for a while and the cringe bs had gotten to me so much that I threw the whole notebook away before I could finish the first chapter. I wish I hadn’t tossed it. I could’ve even made it into a bigger better story if I’d wanted to. And that was a memory that I threw away.
I have another set of characters involving vampires that I never wrote but I still have a few of the drawings.
Anyways, that thing I mentioned. We had to create little makeshift children’s books and try to come up with a story to teach a lesson or whatever. Well, a big part of my life has been seeing people for WHO they are and not what they look like or where they came from because the area I’ve grown up in has a lot of racists and homophobes. I’ve also always been super in love with Elves and I mean like the Elves from Lord of the Rings and World of Warcraft. In my story there were 2 races of elves inspired by the Night elves and Blood elves from WoW. I called them the Moon elves and the Sun elves. I can’t remember the characters’ names because our stupid teacher KEPT our final products ):< but they were both girls. There was a forest that separated their villages but they both liked to wander in the forest. One of them got attacked by some local beasts and the other saved her. They became friends and kept meeting when they could. It’s actually canon that they’re gay for each other but of course I couldn’t add that to the story. It wasn’t necessary to the plot and I had already got told to edit the part about the scary beast attacking them because apparently everything needs to be sugar coated. I can’t remember much else but something happened and their villages were gonna fight but the two of them stopped it. That part was inspired by my love for Pocahontas.
Honestly, that sounds hella awesome.