i've been writing more "grit" into my hero of ferelden lately, and although i do feel bad for making her suffer more than the game's canon already did, it's also kind of liberating on a personal level? as weird as that sounds. she is my absolute favorite oc and just allowing her to fuck up and have to deal with her mistakes (y'know, like a real person) has made me love her even more.
Same. Leandaros and Spiridon both suffer a lot and fuck up through no fault but their own. It is a personal preference, and I’m not saying I write them well, but I enjoy it. It’s cathartic, to write them screw up and face consequences. It’s hardly misery porn, it’s just something I can relate to. And I like the idea of fictional people sometimes being unable to undo their damage, or not even wanting to.
Kinda like expressing through fic that bad things happen and not being redeemed or not being able to fix things is something that happens, and life still goes on.
Reading about it and writing it makes me care and puts me at peace.
So keep on doing what you do!
Disclaimer: -I- like it and my opinions and likes continue to be subjective opinions.