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Twilight the Game

I love the way she wins while doing absolutely fuck-all. Tracks pretty much exactly with the books.



Perhaps now is a good time to say that heroines that DO NOTHING annoy me. They annoy me worse than Mary Sues. OK, Mary Sues are unrealistic in every way and break the fourth wall, or whatever it's called in books, because they're basically the author guest-starring in her own fantasy (I say "her" fantasy because although men write Mary Sues, they get to call them superhero comic books and they sell like hotcakes; not at all the same thing).

But at least Mary Sues usually DO SOMETHING. They may have grown up as salt mine slaves in darkest BFE and yet are master fencers, ride like Diana, and can cook a rabbit that tastes better than your mother's brisket, all while defeating legendary dark sorcerors/generals/plot bunnies. No, it's not credible. But at least they're ACTIVE. You can't be a heroine if all you do is a) get watched while you sleep b) get protected c) get impregnated and d) get turned into a vampire (I hope the English majors in the audience noticed all that passive verbiage).

I'd argue that not only do you fail is a heroine, you can't legitimately even call yourself a protagonist, much less an antagonist. All that leaves you with is "agonist" which, yeah, given the agony I feel when I read about you is quite suitable.

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shiv5468
Feb. 29th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Nod nods.
shyfoxling
Feb. 29th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'd argue that not only do you fail is a heroine, you can't legitimately even call yourself a protagonist, much less an antagonist.

Oh, I think Bella Swan is an antagonist, all right. *wrybrow*

edit: duh, that sort of joke is where you were going with "agonist." D'oh.

(lol, I never noticed you had your edit and delete link text as "vi" and "rm"...)

Edited at 2012-02-29 07:45 pm (UTC)
delphipsmith
Feb. 29th, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
...that sort of joke is where you were going with "agonist." ...
LOL! Yeah, but if she makes you feel antagonistic, that works too :)

...your edit and delete link text as "vi" and "rm"...
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shyfoxling
Mar. 1st, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
I only know as much as I read in the Jargon File, actually. Enough to recognize certain things but I have no clue how to actually use such tools or do command-line things in a *nix system. (I might have tried Ubuntu on my computer once... years ago...)
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