12.6.12

Uglies

I don't understand myself. Aren't we supposed to fall in love with the Prince Charming in Fairy Tales? Not the old troll. But I don't. In Phantom of the Opera, I detested Raoul, even though he was beautifully handsome, a Viscount, and Christine's obvious love. And I loved Erik. The ugly, terrible, hideous Erik. The man with very likely mental problems. The man who preferred darkness and gloom to light. But wasn't opposed to Christine showing him light.
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Then in the Inheritance Cycle. The moment Durza was introduced, my heart quickened. I tossed Eragon aside, and went after the Shade. The ugly, horrid, evil Shade.


I'm reading a book called "Ashes, Ashes" by Jo Treggiari. In it, we have two brothers. One toned, handsome, funny, totally lovable. The other is a survivor of a illness between the Bird Flu and the Zombie virus. His skin has a charred look, and his eyes are red. He dresses like the grim reaper, while wearing a mask so he won't scare people with his looks. I'm very certain you can guess my favorite.
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What is wrong with me? Why do I love the ugly, unlovable, horrid people? Am I a goth under my retro, pink self?

And then, there is a book Mirriam is writing. I'm a beta-reader, and I can't give you much details since I don't know how much I CAN give away (just, let me say....it's aaawwwweeessssoooommmmeeeee!!!)
But there is a certain character, considered a monster, he appears hardly human. Black tears, glowing eyes, etc etc....but I actually wept for him. My heart hurt so bad for this man. All he needs is love.

Untitled from Myfonwy O'Neal on Vimeo.

When I read books with terrible monsters, I always cry, and think, "Oh, if only somebody loved them, they would never be like this".
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If somebody had loved Erik, he would've never lived under the Opera house, never would he have kidnapped Christine, never wept over his own face. For he would know somebody loved him without a thought of his face.
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If someone loved Durza, he might not have needed to become evil to get his ways. If somebody had shown him true, enduring love, he wouldn't have even considered being vile.

If someone loved Monster (he does have a name...but...I don't know if I can say it) he might not have been put into the Underneath to start with. Those who loved him wouldn't have let that happen.

Sammy from "Ashes, Ashes" got sick, and someone already did love him. 2 somebodies, actually. But he wasn't afraid to show his face at times. He didn't weep over those who were scared of him. He made it his goal to become friends with them. That's what Erik could've been. Sammy is Erik, with a different story.

I could go on. Darth Vader (I think his problem was to much love. Another reason to hate Anakin. But that goes for another post..), The Hirogen, Loki, Moriarty. I'm always liking the terrible villains who should be despised. But I don't. I love them. I dream of them.


What is wrong with me?

*NOTE*
None of these images are mine. All our 'borrowed'. I have the credit under each one. I dinna steal, so don't accuse me.

16 comments:

  1. Erik, I can understand, but Moriarty--surely not!? Me, I don't usually like villains, but anti-heroes, definitely. <3

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    1. I'm very torn between Darling sweet Mo, and Holmesie. Lol.

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  2. Ah, finally, someone who understands! I almost always fall for the bad guys. Not the jerks, mind you, but the poor bad guys who simply need some love and understanding, like Loki and Erik. Or sometimes, the seriously wicked guys who are just too cool and brilliant not to love, like Moriarty. And then there's Murtagh.

    BUT REALLY. You don't love Raoul? He is just so, so darling!

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    1. He's too darling. That's his problem.

      "Insolent boy, this slave of fashion" yep. Erik put my thoughts for him into song.

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  3. Haha, I normally root for the good guys but every once and awhile a villain comes along and steals my sympathy and heart (aka, Loki). I do think that villains can often be more dimensional than heroes at times. Sometimes I feel like I just want to love on them because they've been rejected for so long from so many people. But only sometimes. :P

    ~Jamie

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    1. Villains just rock. Liking Heroes is just to cliche. Lol

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  4. Hmm...I'm not quite so in love with the desperately evil "bad guys", Murtagh and Gale, the guys that have the chance to turn their lives around.

    I feel sorry for the other bad guys though--wishing they had someone to love them.

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    1. I dont do much love Murtahg. You should have heard me when I read the end of book 2. I was literally coming close to screaming and hurling the book across the room. I felt like Obi-Wan, "You were my brother Anakin/Murtahg! I lived you!!". I really did love Murtahg before. But now, now I truly hope for his return to the good side.

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  5. A;LSDKFJA;LSDFKJAS;LDFKJAS;DLKFASHLEEEEYYYYYYYMYBABYMONSTERWASMENTIONEDANDYOUPOSTEDTHETRAILERANDYOUJUSTTOTALLYMADEMYDAYAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
    Ahem.
    It's well-known that I always fall for conflicted, tortured characters too XD DURZA! MURTAGH! LOKI! HAWKEYE! ERIK!

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    1. Well, just look at Eristor. Lol

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    2. HAHAHA And Eristor.
      Ahem.
      XD

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    3. HAHAHAHAHA.
      Eristor.
      Yeah.
      XD

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  6. Oh, and you can tell people about my books, I don't mind =D

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    1. The fact you WANTED to makes me get all excited and tingly XD

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  7. I think liking the stereotypical "unlikables" is a good thing. My dad once looked in a teen magazine at a store and told me that if I thought those men were beautiful, he was disappointed in me. I agree with him. As sad as it is, pain makes people beautiful. And Miss Anna Kate, this is why I also fell for dear Murtahg.

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