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Pet Peeves v.11

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Dark Syaoran, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. James

    James High Inquisitor

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    IMO it's the same as with gay relationships — just as many authors write a slash story because it's fucking "cute", so do many people write ace/aro (and/or disabled MC, etc), because it's "heart-breaking".
     
  2. Agent

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    Isn't the point of being ace/aro that it's not heartbraking? That the protag doesn't care?

    In that case, I'm confused on why it even has to be a major plot point if the protag himself doesn't care.
     
  3. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I think it might be popular simply because its an interesting change from the norm that adds a point of differentiation for the character. Its a hurdle to be overcome by the character in the course of their development, and it means that the plot has to account for something different.
     
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