As a PSA, when I pick up a villain to write, I am not here to soften them or woobify them. I’m not going to justify their actions. I love my villains for who they are, and while I can and do go into why they are the way they are, I’m not here to say that they’re not to blame. I write people who murder, torture, humiliate, etc. and I do not condone their actions, but I will not soften them into something they’re not. From their perspectives, they’re not in the wrong, so writing them will sometimes result in personal attachments, relationships, friendships, and even romance, but that does not mean I condone their actions.
On that note, I will not ever tell anyone that their muses are wrong for doing what they do against my villains. With my newest additions, Alcina and Heisenberg, I am not mad or upset at Ethan, Chris, and (to a lesser extent) Mia for attacking and killing them. It’s the same thing with any other villain, or even villain-esque characters I write (lookin’ at half my mgs roster at least lol).
There’s a lot more nuance to this that I could go into because none of this is black and white, there’s a lot more to it. But this is fine for now.
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