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DANGEROUS AND UNHEALTHY (FICTIONAL) ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP BEHAVIOURS

Hi guys and welcome back to the Kingdom. I hope you all had positive and productive weeks this week. Sorry that this post is late this week, I have been having some serious trouble with my internet! So this week is the start of a three part mini-series talking about romantic relationships in fiction.  

This week we’re talking about dangerous and unhealthy trends that I’ve seen cropping up a lot recently, and I explain why I think they’re dangerous. This video gets a little bit more serious in places than some of my other videos, however I thought it was an important topic to discuss. I hope you guys agree with me, see what I mean below!

*Disclaimer* The video talks about stalking, obsessions and ignoring verbal rejection. If subjects like this make you uncomfortable please skip this video. I’d rather you were comfortable. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Please do let me know if you agree, disagree, have something to add. Comments are always open an I love hearing from people who have seen my videos. Do you think I left out another crucial behaviour that’s been cropping up recently. Are there books that you would have loved if these behaviours hadn’t been introduced? I want to get into all the chatter. 

Until next week, I hope you all have positive and productive weeks!
Bye!

~H.T.King

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The Comedic Hidden Bad Ass

Hi guys and welcome back to the Kingdom. I hope you all had positive and productive weeks this week. So this week we’re talking about a type of character that is becoming more and more common in fiction, and that is the Comedy Hidden Bad Ass. One of the reasons I believe this style of character is becoming so popular is because there is so much going for them, which is what I talk about in this video. 

There are lots and lots of examples of this type of character in media, but the long and short of it is that this character is rather funny, and unexpectedly possesses phenomenal powers that display themselves in rather fantastic ways, often during the middle of a crazy fight scene. They are the perfect mix of hilarious and extremely cool, and shockingly people seem to enjoy that combination (crazy right?)

Any who the video is below. 

So that is today’s video! I hope that you liked it. If you did please let me know because I will then endeavor to talk more about specific types of characters in fiction. Honestly, as you know, I’m not a huge fan of using character archetypes in stories, because they just don’t feel real to me, but I’m more than happy to talk about common threads that I see appearing more and more in fiction.

Any who, that’s all from me. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Can you think of some other golden examples of this character? Can you point to examples where this character simply doesn’t work? Let’s get chatting and as always have a positive and productive week. Bye!

~H.T.King

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Not-So-Strong Female Characters

Hi guys welcome back to the kingdom! I hope you have all had positive and productive weeks this week! Sorry that I’ve taken a small break from blogging recently but I was taking a small social media hiatus because I’m sitting an exam this month and revision has been overwhelming!This is some sample wittering.

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So today we’re talking about Not-So-Strong Female Characters, essentially the tropes that can crop up when people attempt to write strong female characters. Now it’s totally important that people write about Strong Female Characters, i would love to see them more in fiction both in books and on the screen. I would also like to see more women in STEM, but that’s a whole other kettle of fish! However, it’s not always easy and sometimes people get things wrong and this is me trying to surmise the pit falls that people can fall into! Enjoy.

So that’s my list! What do you think? Now it’s not to say that if you have fallen into one of these traps that you’re a bad writer. Absolutely not! Writing is HARD, and no one is perfect straight out of the gate. It takes practice to write compelling and complex characters.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this if you have please like, share and comment letting me know as we all know I adore feedback! I hope you all have positive and productive weeks and I’ll see you all soon. Bye!

~H.T.King