Writing stories that generate controversy

Thoughts on writing stories where the main character falls in love with her kidnapper?:woman_shrugging:

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You are coming out the gates swinging, this is one hell of a first thread :joy:

You’d need to handle it super well for it to be good. There are also a few places you can take it right? You can go the romance option which is definitely the hard way, because kidnapping kinda sucks. So like, how do you make it actually romantic. Not episode romantic :roll_eyes:

Then there’s the horror route but that’s very different. Also needs to be handled carefully but a whole other kettle of fish

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I’m fine with it if the story is about how messed up that is. But it’s never about that :roll_eyes:

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If you want a good example, there’s Final Fantasy 9. Although that’s cheating. The Princess wants to be kidnapped, and the kidnapper falls for her first >.>

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Sundosia does it quite well. She gets kidnapped for a political reason by a king of a different kingdom. He asks her to simply send a letter to her father begging him to meet with the king about political issues then he lets her go home. She sees his point and decides to stay 100% freely and then they fall in love

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In my life in Paterson, many others along with me have fear of being kidnapped. It happens a lot in my area with little kids and teens. I do get uncomfortable with it a little but overall, not really. Well, when discussed really. It happening irl is more scary than spoken. I don’t mind others writing about it as long as it’s not romanticized.

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Because her dad is doing some bad stuff and she realises that the king kidnapped her as a last resort — her father is doing some shady stuff on the border between the two kingdoms and the king just wants her father to hear him out. Treats her well and everything.

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Personally I’ve never read any well- written story with a theme like that :tipping_hand_woman: There are some good ones with a kidnapper villain lol. If there’s a romance story like that, I expect it to be well-written without romanticizing abuse. I guess @ChaoticDeluge ‘s example counts xD I love reading stories with unusual plots/themes. Not even counting the episode stories. Sometimes fiction explores ideas which we might not get the chance to experience in real life. @ShanniiWrites I’ve read Sundosia and the author has released a limelight version too :wink:

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She has!!! But she hasn’t updated for a while and whenever anyone asks her if she’s ok, she just says “I’m good please read my story” :sob: I have! I want more!

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I love final fantasy 9 and only now realised it counts as a well-written episode story :joy:

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I don’t follow her so no idea :joy: What would you present as a badly written kidnapping romance story on episode?

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There’s one called “pregnant and kidnapped” that I think presents kidnapping really badly! It’s got like 2 million views too shudder

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I remember the author’s name was like MariaPWD? Smh there is a serious problem with character development in these so-called kidnapping stories :roll_eyes:

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I think these stories are generically boring. Like I find it very weird when the MC falls in love with the kidnapper.

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Disgusting.

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To be honest. kidnapping stories creep me out. I liked Sundosia, though.

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Is it on Episode? I need to read it.

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Yep.

i don’t support it and i don’t read those types of stories, too dysfunctional and just… ew

If it shows stockholm syndrome instead of “omg hawt guy kidnapped me” it may be intresting

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