Originally Posted by BiscuitHammer
How about you folks? Do you consistently inject elements into a story compulsively? The kind readers comment about?
- tIr ngogh mupwI' (Biscuit Hammer)
Not very much, however, apparently enough that I have gotten some degree of comments.
In one of my stories, my main character had a conversation with her friend where she opined that Fox News Channel wasn't a legitimate news channel, but more like a propaganda network. It wasn't preachy,however, it was enough that one the readers felt it worthy of comment.
Another personal aspect that keeps showing up in my stories is that every female character I have keeps her vulva clean-shaven. Some of my fans have commented on this. I personally prefer not having pubic hair, and that preference has been transferred to all of my characters.
There are probably other aspects of my personality/preferences that have snuck their way into my stories, however, these are the only ones that readers have seen fit to comment upon.
Personally, I don't think that this is necessarily a bad thing. The more personal quirks and personality traits a character has, the less they seem like a faceless drone. I think that having a complex, opinionated character with thoughts and feelings makes for a more interesting story than just bringing in a manikin with no backstory and having her (or him) go through the motions of having sex with another manikin.
Let your characters have quirks and phobias and compulsions and preferences! It helps to humanize them!