9 Traits that Readers Want in Your Story's Hero9 Traits that Readers Want in Your Story's Hero9 Traits that Readers Want in Your Story's Hero3 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Today, I will conclude the trio of character types that I started with Villains and Antiheroes, by discussing what readers want from your story's Hero. Please note that I am speaking specifically about a heroic protagonist, not just any protagonist for any sort of story. Also remember that it could be the case that a story is about the protagonist BECOMING the hero. In this case, the story should be about learning or gaining these traits as they make mistakes, try to grow, and move towards their goal.
Trait 1: Ideals that set them apart from the world. (Dumbledore)
The first thing that should set your hero apart from the world, is not any sort of power or ability, it is an ideal. Any realistic world contains many good people within it. This means that anyone who surpasses that level of good, must have a worldview that challenges the level of goodness already present.
Trait 2: A drive to push them to change the world. (Kick-ass)
Armin x Reader x Levi -What????Armin x Reader x Levi -What????6 hours ago in Romance More Like This
Humming quietly to myself, I stroll down the hall to the boys' dorm. A pile of books in my arms. I'm on my way to visit my friend Armin, for I have just got a bunch of awesome new books to show him.
Nearing their dorms, I hear a lot of commotion coming from behind the door. I cock my head to the side curiosity, and listen in to the conversation.
"OI!! YOU FILTHY BRATS! START CLEANING THIS SHITHOLE OF A ROOM!" Frantic replies of "Yes sir!" were heard.
I groan, the midget is at it again. Only this time, why did his voice sound different? It wounded a lot like.....Armin?!
The door swings open, and I hide behind the the corner. Peeking around, I see Armin stalking out of the room, his arms crossed across his chest.
"Heya Armin!!!" I jump out of my hiding spot, and glomp him in a hug. Dropping the books in the process.
"You damn brat, get your filthy arms off of me!"
Breaking away from him, I glance up in confusion. This isn't Armin, well fro
i love you?do you lay awake at night too?i love you?8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
by feelings overdue
wish were untrue)
for three terrifying words
to pop into in view
The BetIt was the end of school, and Spring Break was about to begin. Marie, a fourteen-year-old girl, decided to call her best friend, Alice, up and she wanted to ask her if she wanted to throw a slumber party that evening. "Sure," Alice said enthusiastically, "I'll get my mom to bring me over tonight." Marie then hung up, and she immediately went home to prepare for the slumber party.The Bet3 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A few hours go by, and Alice finally arrived to Marie's house. Marie opens the door for her friend, and she hugs her tightly. "I'm glad you could make it," Marie said smiling warmly at her. "I wouldn't miss it for the world, dear," Alice replied back. "What do you want to do first," asked Alice. "We should pork out on a lot of food, and then we should play some games," said Marie. They proceeded to eat plenty of sweets and junk food, and their stomachs started to bloat up due to their heavy eating. "We should play now," said Marie as she rubbed her bloated belly. "What game do you want to play,"" Alice inquire
Animatronics x reader pt.8 Five nights at Freddy'sAs soon as you took one step on the old black and white tiled floor you heard a crack from the tiles. Looking down embarrassed at first, you notice how worn the building was. You glanced at your dad who smiled slightly. He walked ahead taking in all of the surroundings with nostalgia written allover his face. "Hey kiddo, why'd you wanna come here?" he asked rather suddenly. "I uh, wanted to help Freddy." you quickly responded. He looked at you rather confused and put his hand on your shoulder. His face switched from puzzled to stern within seconds. "Do you know what you are going to be dealing with?" Before you had a chance to utter out a word he continued speaking. "You're dealing with angry children's souls." Your eyes widened as the newspaper clipping of the dead 5 children flashed in your mind. "The 5 kids but, there's only 4 animatronics though.." you thought out loud. Your dad shook is head, "No, there are 5 residing in the pizzeria, 'Golden Freddy' is probably the oAnimatronics x reader pt.8 Five nights at Freddy's3 hours ago in Horror More Like This
The contents of GoldenI am here...The contents of Golden6 hours ago in Horror More Like This
Correction, we are here.
Sorry, I forgot...
We all do, our first nights here.
Having so many people in one mind, yet still staying immobile.
I don't find it that funny.
Well, some of us might.
It is more sad than funny.
At this point... They are one in the same,
Shut up, shut up, shut up! I can't stand this constant chatter.
But there is nothing else for us to do.
We could take his advice, and try shutting up.
How long has it been.
How long has what been?
Depends... How new are you?
I don't know...
Then I don't know.
Another funny thing-
Be quiet with the whole 'funny' thing.
It isn't funny.
None of us could laugh.
As I was saying before... What is funny is that we were doing all this for minimum wage... Something we never got to see.
I find comments like that offensive.
Well tough, you are stuck with me. We all are.
Dont remind me...
No need for reminders... It isn't really like you could forget.
Well maybe I wish I could!
Revenge rapOh, you think you're better than me,Revenge rap8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'll just let you hold onto your fallacies.
Because I know at night you toss and turn and are losing sleep,
I'll never leave your thoughts in your head,
You'll be wishing you never met me when you're lying awake in bed
Fake smiles, we all know that you're just putting it on,
We all know you're aching more than ever now that you realized that I'm gone.
You pretend it's all right,
but who really gives a damn for you when you're falling to pieces at night?
I bet she doesn't, I really bet she doesn't even know,
any of your favourite songs, video games or videos.
you pretend that you're alright,
but you know that no one cares for you when you cry alone at night.
I gave you a chance, but you made me your second option,
I am no second woman, you should've known that but still you never took any caution.
You're lost in this sad and fake fantasy world,
If you really are that happy then why is your brow still furled.
You say you found your claim
Blue Air Inflation - Kristina's Another Swell TimeBlue Air Inflation - Kristina's Another Swell Time8 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
Story done by me.
A possible sequel to the original "Swell Time in Backyard" comic and story, for :iconmagic-kristina-kw:
It was another morning in the park and Kristina went out from her house for a morning walk, taking her backpack with her. As Kristina was walking by, she heard some birds chirping and flying around, the sky was blue and nice and the grass was green as well. Kristina stops, intakes breath and drops it, then she says "Ooh yes. It's just another beautiful day here in the park. I don't think anything is gonna go wrong this time, unlike when I drank from that strange blue bottle by mistake and blew up like a balloon. (Referencing "Swell Time in Backyard")". Kristina went to sit down on the swing and went swinging up and down, feeling like she was flying, and to a slide, going up and down.
After a while playing, she felt something in her stomach. It was growling. "Uh oh, I think I'm a bit hungry", Kristina said a
A traumatic experience 2 (G/T)Warning: This isn't proof read at all and im way too lazy to proof read xD also a bit busy at the moment :3A traumatic experience 2 (G/T)4 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
This is right after he kidnap her for you who seem confused, Im not particularly interested in writing about the parts where he walks home with her. It shouldn't be too hard to comprehend if you got a brain :3 <3
”You know, those wounds won’t heal correctly if you don’t let me clean them…” I sighed at the little human trying to hide from me under the bed.
Everything had gone so well, she had been asleep the whole way home and the whole way into my bedroom. It was when I had tried to clean her wounds with a cotton wool that she had woken up screaming. Honestly, I didn’t blame her. Her wounds all looked terrible and some of them even at the verge of infection. She needed treatment but she wouldn’t let me get close to her. The second she had seen me and noticed herself lie on top of my leg… Well, Im not proud of it&
Nya~? (Sebastian x Modern Neko Reader) Extra-2Nya~? (Sebastian x Modern Neko Reader) Extra-24 hours ago in Romance More Like This
‘Gah, it’s so hot.’ You tossed and turned in your bed back in the Phantomhive Manor in an attempt to regain some sleep. However, it proved to be a rather difficult task as the room felt as if it was on fire.
In addition to all that your back was killing you and your lower regions were in pain.
You would have thought it was that magical time of the month, but you hadn’t gone through that torture ever since you ended up here. You just assumed, and hoped, whatever magic Undertaker did ended up with that pain being gone forever.
Now it was just gruesome, your blanket was already tossed on the ground and the windows were open. Even with that sweat pooled up on your forehead. You felt as if all the pain you were supposed to feel in the past few months came all at once, in addition to that, YOU FELT AS IF THE FLAMES OF HELL DECIDED TO CARESS YOUR VERY BEING.
Growls and groans escaped your lips as your ears twitched along with your body.
Sleeping naked see
TonightI'm love with the thoughtTonight4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
of your lips resting
I'm in love with your smile
the one that is so bright
against the night
I'm in love with your words
clumsy but loving
just like mine
I'm in love with your voice
soothing and attracting
I'm in love with you
no matter the fight
from dusk till dawn
Since the Big Bang
until the end of us
I will love you
My love will be endless
lasting longer than all stars
it will be forever
And only for tonight.
Hear me outHear me out3 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Wandering, looking for small place in
World bigger you can just imagine
Robot girl colourful trough and trough
With small spark left of what used to
Defeat the silence curse
Last singing robot girl
Won´t give up hope
(Won´t give up hope)
To spread the joy
(The joy the joy the joy)
Of never ending song
Hear me out
My music can´t be stopped
Sound of rainbow will bring light here
And crush all evil darkness near
When you´ll hear me out
Silence will disappear
Crushed by little robot girl
Who never stopped to spread the joy
(The joy the joy the joy)
Of never ending song
Silence can´t defeat her joyful song
Singing robot girl fighting all wrong
With power of music at her side
Fighting all the evil is her pride
Playing with each her note
Our singing robot girl
Who never stopped
(Who never stopped)
To spread the joy
(The joy the joy the joy)
Of never ending song
Just hear me out
I can change the world
Silence will fade away
America x Reader: Diary Entries.America x Reader: Diary Entries.8 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hello, diary-chan! Do you want me to tell you a story? Well, here it is.
Alfred F. Jones. A model, and is popular and known for his looks. He is said that he has two brothers, Arthur and Matthew. Will it be funny if I tell you that we were childhood friends? Will it be funny if I told you he was the first guy I loved? Well, face it or not, it's true.
I remember like it was just yesterday. I met him in a park, crying because of the scrape on his knee. He fell from those monkey bars. At first, I found it funny. I mean, really? A boy crying? Isn't that a little? You know. Anyway, that was the start of our friendship. When I had helped him up, he stopped crying and even told me that he will be the hero to my heart. Isn't that sweet? Well, it all changed sadly. Our usual meet-ups in the park would be cut close, since he started modeling when he was around 8, I think. He was actually popular with girls. He modeled children's clothes. For boys, okay? Hahaha! Throwback Thursday!
DancingFor most of the time she wouldn't call dancing something beautiful. It didn't feel like something beautiful. It felt like pain and hard work and more pain and disappointment. It felt like she wasn't beautiful, there were so many tears, so many faults. And pain. It was always the pain, which seemed to dominate every lesson, every second she wore those shoes.Dancing7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
But then again there were those tiny perfect moments, the moments she kept fighting for.
There were those moments when she felt beautiful, when she felt like dancing was something beautiful.
In those moments everything was perfect.
The shoes were perfectly made for her feet and her feet were perfectly made for her body and her body was perfectly made for the music.
It stopped feeling like dancing and started feeling like being the music.
She wasn't a human anymore, wasn't a body struggeling to be in the right rhythm, struggling to do the right moves.
She didn't need to think about moves or music or her feet or her fingers. She was m
the murder did circleWell I searched my soul,the murder did circle8 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And the anger rose,
And the murder did circle,
That murder of crows.
Well the sky grew dark,
And the thunder rolled,
And the extinguished spark,
That breathless cold.
Well I raised my finger,
And I could not see,
And my hollow heart lingered,
That endless misery.
Well your skeletal form,
And your skin so pale,
And in that funereal home,
That soul had sailed.
Well I said my goodbyes,
And I touched your skin,
And the whispers of the wise,
That girl's a heroine.
Well the anger still rages,
And turns to a storm,
And my wish for all the ages,
That that man could be unborn.
EscapeJust let me sleep until the day that I can hold youEscape3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Because there is nothing worth waking up for if you aren't here too.
In my sleep I can dream that you are with me, a comforting illusion
But when I wake I know that seeing you today is a foolish delusion.
If I can't wake to see you in my arms, I don't want to wake up at all
Seeing you is all I need, but I can't be satisfied by the picture hanging on my wall.
Without you I don't know how to feel alive
So I await the day you finally arrive.
Your touch and scent, the taste of your lips
I remember them each time my resolve slips.
Nostalgia and memories of when you were here are like a double edged sword
Remembering you creates a spark of joy, but now that you're gone it adds to the pain that I've stored.
If I must feel so much pain, I'd rather be dead
Then atleast I could escape these painful thoughts filling up my head.
I have never been strong, not on my own
And even after all of this time, my strength hasn't grown.
So I'll die from the
Love Interest (Mark/Yami/Reader): C15 Yami's POV:Love Interest (Mark/Yami/Reader): C156 hours ago in General Fiction More Like This
*Comes out of the room.*
Mark: "Good morning, sunshine!" *Still hugging you."
(Y/n): "Hey, Yami."
Me: "Hey, guys." *Acting oblivious.* "What's going on here? Why is there a hugfest without me?"
Mark: *Looks at you, smiling, and rubs your nose with his while he speaks.* "I just asked her to be my Girliplier."
(Y/n): "Oh, that sounds so much better!"
Me: *Disappointed from the confirmation.* "Oh... Congratulations." *Off topic.* "You get my medication?"
Mark: "Oh, yeah. Here." *Hands him the bag.*
Me: *Looks inside it and pulls out an orange container with a white lid filled with colorful pills. Reads label.* "Two a day."
Mark: "Yeah. You'll heal up in no time with those."
Me: *Takes one, walks over to the kitchen sink, and fills a glass up with water, then drinks some.* "I'm tired. I'm just gonna go back to
Crossy Road - Clint x ReaderCrossy Road - Clint x Reader2 hours ago in Humor More Like This
"Dammit." She mutters.
The level on her phone reloads again and she begins to tap against the screen, pausing every so often to watch the cars passing by. Her finger slips and accidentally taps the screen, causing her animal to crash into the side of a car.
"God dammit." She mutters once again.
She was never going to get past her high score. She was focused on collecting the coins but it didn't help that they were placed in such obscure locations.
(Y/N) was about to give up but she couldn't force herself to put her phone down. She restarts the level once more and begins the daunting journey across the roads. She was two more points away from her high score when her friend, and inconspicuous assassin, decides to jump out from the air vents and land on the couch beside her.
She yelps which causes her character to die.
"Clint!" She yells.
"(Y/N)!" He replies at a similar volume as her.
"What were you doing in the vents? You know that Tony doesn't like you crawling through the vents like s
hey ryleehey there rylee, what's it like up there, a thousand miles away?hey rylee3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
i'm not really good at writing so this will be kind of shitty, hope you know
hey you know how tough times have been lately
we both know i'm probably better off but i know you're still stronger
me typing in "i'm okay" but breaking down behind the screen
hey how's the weather up there, is it nice? okay so there's a ton of snow here and i know how much you hate it, but i still wish you could just fly here and be with me
are the jerks at school still bugging you? are you still the king of sass to them?
i just want to be able to talk to you about everything in the world 23/7
[the 24th hour is for cuddling]
what did you have for dinner last night? is your dog still lazy? how cold is it there? whats it like at night when we're awake, thinking of each other? did you throw out that butter in your house that smelled funny? what are you doing in math class? just talking, and we know which one of us will fall asleep on the othe
TUFF Redux Ch21* the next day*TUFF Redux Ch216 hours ago in Comic Scripts More Like This
* jason was on the phone with silva*
Silva" how is kitty"
Jason" better, we;re about to leave for TUFF now"
Silva" this may be a weird question but has she changed in any manner because of her "other" form"
Jason" well, nothing too drastic if that what your thinking, other then a few of her eating habits "
Silva" how so?"
Jason" for one thing shes not really a fish fiend anymore and shes leaning more towards chicken and pork "
Silva" well thats not too bad"
Jason" ha really, one day I cooked spare rips , I had one slice of it she ate the rest of it and half of the bones "
Silva" maybe she was hungry * she laughed*
Jason" yeah t o scrap whats left off the bones "
Silva" hmm~ well I suppose her body needs the extra for that beast form"
Jason" probably, but nonetheless shes able to keep it contained "
Silva" ever think you'd like that side of her in bed"
Jason" o o;....( Kitty " ready for some fun~ ) ..eheh yeah I'd probably have nothing left "
Silva" ahahah sorry I had to
Un Cambio Repentino - PrologoUn Cambio Repentino - PrólogoUn Cambio Repentino - Prologo4 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Karla, una chica de 18 años ojos café oscuros, y cabello hasta la cintura de color café con mechones café claro y tez blanca. Loca, divertida, curiosa, amante del anime, video juegos, animales creepypastas, capas de ayudar a sus amigas en problemas con el amor, etc. Una chica que sabe como divertir a la gente. En su otra escuela, ella era, la chica mas popular. Sus padres, son dos de los mejores ejecutivos.
Jacqueline, mas conocida como Jacki, una chica de 18 años,un poco alta con el pelo color castaño un poco oscuro, con las puntas de su pelo color violeta, que le llega por la cintura, ojos color cafés, tez blanca. Una chica rebelde, inteligente, ama cantar y tocar su bajo. Es decidida, puede parecer mala para todo el mundo, pero si la conoces mejor y te gansa su confianza, muestra su lado amable. Ella, en su otra escuela, al ser rebelde, y por sus habilidades en la gimnasia, se convirtió en la
We Have...We have lovedWe Have...5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
We have fought
We have compromised
We have laughed
We have cried
This Is Yours (MReaderXCheshireCat)I am experimenting on this so don't get upset with me.This Is Yours (MReaderXCheshireCat)8 hours ago in Romance More Like This
It has been almost ten years now ever since the monster girls showed up in your world. They appeared in this world through ancient gates form out world to theirs. Most of them were peaceful and didn't want to harm us. Others had intentions of the Demon Lord to enslave all of mankind through their sexual desires. Luckily they were stopped before they could do a single thing. So the world was at peace. At this point in time men fear monster girls at night. Since they prowl and hunt down for men to rape in order to suppress their sexual desires.
You work in the M.G.P.O. or also known as the Monster Girl Peace Organization. You were the chief director in monster children care. Your job was to help families with monster children and help orphaned monsters as well. You were just in your office doing some paperwork while your secretary came into your office.
Linda: "Sir someone is here to see you."