I've been away for a while, life's caught up to me. And I've placed a few topics in here about how things in writing are & what other people's opinions are before. But there's one thing that I really wanted to ask that I never did: authors that place themselves in the story. No writer can ever write something w/ out some sort of feeling/idea/whatever of their own being in what it is they write. But that's not what I'm talking about.
What I wanna discuss is when people make avatars/profiles/characters that are neat identical to themselves or what they want to be. That's not always a bad thing in my mind, but too often I see them being the person that is seen as the best by everyone else in that particular story or the person that has a lot of issues yet that doesn't stop their perfectness. It's almost sad seeing people trying to fix themselves/their lives through their stories. And I usually see these people complaining that shows their interested in (Digimon, Naruto, Fairy Tail, etc.) are ridiculous in that they give people crazy special powers & such, yet they do it themselves in their own works.
I know I sound like I'm just ranting, but this is going somewhere. I recently found myself doing this to my own disgust. It was like the main character was just me anime.......ized? And that no one in the story (friends of the main character, family of the main character, even police & people of that ilk) couldn't do anything w/ out thinking back to what the main character would've done or what the main character did for them. That to me isn't interesting & is bad writing & i don't want to make someone like that. Especially if that person is me or some interpretation of me I wish to live out.
It's not like angst never made great music, you know what I'm saying? Putting yourself in your own writing can work, but I find it more often that not not working. I want to make an interesting & fun story that I & the readers can enjoy. Not just type out what I want my life to be like on a keyboard & angst as I read it because it's not.
What's your take on people that do this sort of thing? Have you ever come across a situation where it was successful? Do you fall into this category yourself? Do you find this necessary at all? Is it unavoidable?
Thanks in advanced for reading this & all my other posts in the past.