Round Robin: Good and Evil Characters

Round Robin: Good and Evil Characters

Round Robin 6-27-15 Every person has good and bad traits, everyone does both good and bad things and we certainly have plenty of examples emerging from our various media. There is a precipice each character stands on–one side is too good to be true, the other side too evil to exist. What makes a character too good to believe? How evil can a main character become before they are irredeemable? Every human has foibles. Without them, we wouldn’t be human. Even the Dalai Lama has them, I’m sure. In order for me to relate to a protagonist, I need to see humanity in them. They can’t be like Cora in The Last of the Mohicans. Perfection, while okay in this particular literary work, doesn’t in most fictional pieces of today. Most of us want to see a “real” person struggle and grow, not a one-dimensional caricature of a person. We aren’t like that. We will never be rid of anger, sadness, jealousy, fear, frustration, and so on. Even if we don’t outwardly show it, it’s there. No one is always happy. And people deal with stressful situations differently. While one might get angry and frustrated, another might cry and throw a pity party. As long as there is something to show me that character is human and subject to the same emotions we are, I can get on their side. Even if the character lets most things slide of their backs, I still want to see that moment of uncertainty, fear, anger, even a little white lie, etc., even if it’s only internal. A character who doesn’t show some...
Connected by Kat Stiles

Connected by Kat Stiles

Movie/TV Show guest post: Connected could adapt to the screen easily, with minimal special effects and a focus more on the characters themselves, building the mystery and suspense old school style. As far as the actors go, let me just say I have a little girl, so there’s no escaping Disney. That being said, I would love to see Em played by Dove Cameron if it’s possible to make her look less perfect. Or Hayden Panettiere, even though she’s older I think she could still pull it off. Zendaya would be perfect to play Roz. For Tommy, I envisioned someone hunky with longer hair, like Tyler Blackburn. On the other hand, I could see using unknown actors too. There’s something to be said for that, starting from scratch with someone not known as another character. Still scratching my head that Johnny Storm and Captain America are played by the same actor, it just seems wrong somehow. Book Information: Title: Connected Author: Kat Stiles Publisher: Wild Child Publishing ISBN: 978-1-61798-155-5—eBook, 978-1-61798-156-2—print Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal Romance Heat Rating: NA Length: 87,207 Page Count: 306 Price: $4.99, $12.99 Purchase page: N/A Release date: 6/3/15 Blurb: High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated. Thankfully, Em isn’t alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em’s secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class. A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just...