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If You Were A Writer Stamp by MysteriousBob777 If You Were A Writer Stamp by MysteriousBob777
It's not that tragedies aren't tragic, or that disasters aren't disastrous.
It's not that we should rejoice over death and destruction - that would be terrible!
But let's just be honest.
If bad things didn't happen, what would make life precious?

This is something that every writer should understand. It's a part of playing god.

And if God is real, I know why bad things happen.
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lightningfreak97 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Writer
Way to speak the truth!! :D
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FeatherlynneXWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I write I try to make the situations either horrible for the character or just hard in general (not all the time, but a lot of the time.) When I write I try to make it as heart wrenching and emotional so that the reader can feel the strife and the heartbreak (and joy :D) of the characters involved. No tears from the author, no tears from the reader. Cool stamp!
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ColdBlackRaven Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this stamp is too true for this world to understand <3
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BethTheWriter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so true...

A completely happy story is a boring story... Things have to happen, to make it a realistic and good story. Same with life...


Great Stamp!!! :iconbigsmileplz:
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ilike2draw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010   Writer
:heart:
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WhiteKitsuneKnight Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THANK YOU! I needed this stamp! Some of my readers were upset at me because I killed off one of my characters! But sometimes you NEED to let the tragedies happen on their own,
Thank you SO much for making this
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Writer
I've had that experience too. One of my friends spent days hunting me down when I killed a character she liked. XD

I'm glad you like the stamp :D
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WhiteKitsuneKnight Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't people understand that in writing, things don't always go right (and everyone's like "Nuu! Hao can dis happen?! Dey must come back 2 life!!") Life doesn't work that way, go figure XD
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Writer
Exactly. They even tend to write like that! And not only does life not work that way, it's terrible for the plot and it can turn your characters into Mary Sues...
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WhiteKitsuneKnight Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! It's annoying when you kill the character so everyone feels bad for them, I killed mine for 2 reasons:

If she stayed alive it would interfere with the plot

and 2, her husband (who is a canon) would be really OOC if she was alive (He's kind of cold-hearted and can be a jerk at times, but that's because he had a tragic life, and if she died that'd make him who he is now.)

I brought the character back as a spirit, but only for the ending, and then you don't see much of her again (I'm re-writing it because she was in the sequel and her husband saw her, I'm changin it so he never noticed her.)

I'm prud of my OCs, none of them are sues because I spend FOREVER making them PERFECT (irony, I mean perfect in writing XD)
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Fremo-Lupum-XP Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh so true
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RoyalFanatic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Late comment is late...

The horrors in the middle of the story make the happy endings that much more worth it. ;)

...then again, bad things may be happening more than "every now and then"...oh well; the happy endings are worth it.

Totally using, btw; excellent stamp! ^_^
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Student Writer
Late comment is still greatly appreciated :D

I'm glad you agree. And yeah, I suppose it's not universally true; some people really do just have terrible lives and then die, and it's sad. But I'd rather think that it is all part of somebody's master plot outline. Who knows?

Thank you very much! Enjoy the stamp.
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RoyalFanatic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
There's no death (the worst is a suicide attempt gone wrong), but there's a lot of bad things in general. Plus there's ONE OC who has the short end of the stick fate-wise. Poor sap; I love him still though. XD
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MariaShade Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
yes it is neccesary, I understand perfectly
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student Writer
I'm glad you do, and thank you :D
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GoblinPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
So true, I think about it often when I write :nod:
I don't like many things - like sexism, violence, racism, homophobia... and so on and on - to exist in the worlds I create, but without them I have nothing to tell. I guess we find it difficult to imagine such a diferent reality.
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Writer
Yes, it's very true. We can't always be perfectly just and kind gods to our worlds, can we? It's too bad, but it gives us a chance to see our own lives a bit differently, perhaps.
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AoiKita Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Student General Artist
ha...I do understand sadly and not sadly...I go to my cousin and ask "...I wonder if i should kill him off....". Of course, "he" isnt the main character even so...but I know if I asked her abiut my main guy, she'd eat me. lol, with such "why did you do that?" (I think Im gonna kill his family off though one by one as it goes on..but not like a horror film

its fun to have the power and see wat she does wen I pretend to kill someone off :p.
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Student Writer
Oh, yes, I love having the power. What I don't love is when I have to hide from some of my friends for a few days after I kill a character that they liked...
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AoiKita Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Student General Artist
haha. I think my friends would be dissapointed, but I wouldnt hear the last of it from my cousin.
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Student Writer
That doesn't really stop you though, does it?
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AoiKita Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Student General Artist
no. lol
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a-fiery-boom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student General Artist
This is SO true! :clap:

Do you ever have your readers scream at you for doing something horrid to your story? It drives me nuts!
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student Writer
I have a friend who attacked me when I killed her favorite character in "A Light in the Darkness." She still hasn't completely gotten over it. I tried to explain to her that it had to be done but she doesn't understand. XD
I accept that, though.

Lately I haven't killed any characters or anything like that, if only because TMiS is just not that kind of story. Ferals was going to have lots of death, but obviously it's not going anywhere until I have some time to rethink it. My next story after TMiS should have deaths in it, though. :D Not excessively, I hope, but still.

And thank you so much for the :+fav:!
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a-fiery-boom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student General Artist
You're welcome! =)

Someone really likes death. I don't believe in killing important characters, but I torture them like crazy! It's sooooo fun! :thumbsup:

Does this make us sadists?
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student Writer
I don't like death; I enjoy killing characters, or rather I am prone to the murder of characters.
I have a right to do that if I want, they're just parts of myself. They go back to wherever I pulled their traits from, I imagine.

Sadists? No. On the contrary, I think it's what makes it possible for us to not be sadists.
I think sadism is something instinctual to humans, and probably to many other animals as well. I suspect that it manifests itself one way or another, and if you can get that out by tormenting your characters, that's better than directing it to real, external people!

I also suspect that the same goes for violent videogames. I know that I would never be sadistic to real people, even the people I hate (even when I want desperately to hurt someone, I can never bring myself to do it), but I am the most evil god towards the people in The Sims. I can get... creative... in my sim-massacres. One involved a golden toilet, starvation, an electric fence, the social worker, and fire. Lots of fire. XD
It's probably more healthy than not to get it out that way.
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a-fiery-boom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student General Artist
I see what you mean. Come to think of it, I do the same thing in games. In Zoo Tycoon I'll place guests in a cage with a T. Rex, a restaurant, and no exit. Then I laugh when their torso is hanging out of the dino's mouth. :XD:

We would probably be mass murderers if we didn't have a way to control these 'urges'.

I still like torture instead of death though. Or torturing a character to death. =)
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MysteriousBob777 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student Writer
That's what I think. We all need something to be brutal towards, don't we?

I don't kill characters out of sadism, though; I'm not entirely sure why I do, actually. Sometimes because I feel it's necessary, other times because it's dramatic, or sometimes because I really hate them (as people, not necessarily as characters).
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