They should die a long, painful death somewhere dark and cold completely alone. Do people really need to have their pages grouped together? Haven’t we reached a place in society where people can read an index and know how turning pages works? Are we really so stupid that we have to label EVERYTHING?!?
End of Rant, Continue your regularly scheduled slacking at this time.
NB: This critique is aimed at and derived from western media, thus the focus on and questioning of white males.
(Spoilers for Angel, Criminal Minds, Lost, The X-Files, Supernatural)
First, what is manpain?
When a main character in a story (always male, generally white) is…
This article is pretty long but it’s really good. I have known about manpain as a storytelling method but didn’t know the name of it. Now it is my mental mission to never use this as a method of storytelling. Almost all of my main characters in my stories are women anyway but I have not been conscience if I’m put then in the role of a male or if I’ve let them tell a story as a woman.