Sep. 16th, 2010

30DoA.07: Day 7 - Character you’d most like to slap: Miaka & Tamahome, Fushigi Yuugi

Day 7 - Character you’d most like to slap: Miaka & Tamahome, Fushigi Yuugi

I'm not a violent person, and I mentioned yesterday that characters that annoy me tend to break my suspension of disbelief. So I'd be more likely to verbally slap the writers than physically slap the characters.

I've mentioned several times in the companion piece (30 Days of shipping) how much I hate, hate, hate when authors try to extend romantic tension in writing when things can be solved by having a friend sit a couple down in a room for a half hour and have them talk. You can get away with it a bit when the two people aren't physically able to carry on a conversation -- I mention in the comments once about Curse of Chalion where the guy is rushing over the mountains and back to arrange a marriage treaty before the king dies, and the girl is helping to protect the heir. There it's hard to have them sit down and hash out their feelings.

The entire second season of Fushigi Yuugi was like this -- the first season handled it a bit better, in my opinion. )