I went to Thought Bubble in Leeds today, I totally recommend it to anyone who’s thinking about going next year. Get there early or go for more than one day because there’s a lot to see! I picked up a bunch of cool comics and prints and stuff and met Kate Beaton, who drew me a certain saucy superhero. I’ve been flat out these past few weeks with NaNoWriMo on top of work for my course but I’ll be back with a vengeance next month.
(edit: it’s still on tomorrow, if you’re in Leeds)
Sorry to keep you guys in the dark, I think I’m actually going to put my new project on hold because I am worried that it is going to be too time consuming and I have other projects I want to work on. I’ll keep updating with sketchbook stuff until I can tell you more.
It’s not okay to slate a work of fiction based on the fact that you don’t like the main character or something that happens in the plot. This is something I’ve seen a lot recently and it really annoys me.
If it glorifies a bad facet of that character or that plot device which isn’t to your liking, then that’s a different matter. A protagonist doesn’t have to be likeable to be well written. Bad things happen in real life and if we left them out of fiction it would be completely without substance and immersion.
If your enjoyment of a work of fiction lies entirely in liking the character or thinking that what happens in it is nice then I have no problem with it, but that’s subjective and says nothing about how well (or poorly) written the work is.