Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Different Kind of Bully

I love a story where a bully gets his (or her) comeuppance.  I think everyone has a special place for that sort of justice.

But you have to remember: these boys don't want to be in this situation.  Some of them, delicate, petite, and pretty for all of their lives, have probably been teased (or bullied themselves) incessantly.  It's probably why they overcompensated and became the people they are.  To them, being forced to be a sissy is not a happy situation (to put it mildly). 

And then there are the protagonists.  Sure, we want to relate to them.  They've usually been grievously wronged.  But to change someone against their will?  Yeah, they're just as bad as the "bullies" in question.  

So I ask: who is the bad guy and who is the good guy?  Personally, I prefer moral ambiguity in my stories.  Things aren't black and white.  Nor are they particularly different shades of gray.  Anyway, I'll cut off the rambling explanations and introspection for today. 

Here's a silly little caption.

1 comment:

  1. I like this one Nikki! I think he got the best break he could have hoped for. She looks very happy at least.