Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A question from Bianca D'Arc over at Beyond the Veil:
"I'd really appreciate some opinions on this as it's been bothering me for quite a while. How do you all think of urban fantasy romance? Does it require "gritty" death scenes on every other page? Does it require a writer to absolutely TORTURE (and I mean TORTURE) their main characters? Or can it possibly have a less bloody death toll and some characters who actually end up truly happy? Or must every supporting character be blown away like a "red shirt" on Star Trek?"
My take on it is that there is a long tradition of 'angst' and 'h/c' fic in other genres and it is really crossing over pretty hard into urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Personally I kind of like it so long as it is done with some finesse rather than overt masochism by proxy.