Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Question for the Boys






This is a question I would like all of my male readers to answer. They can do so by either commenting or taking the poll at the top of my blog. Okay, so here goes...

Let's say that you are a brave and noble knight in training. One day you meet this lovely, beautiful, red haired girl. The two of you see a lot of each other and soon are engaged. Well, things are going well for you until your arch enemy kidnaps your love. You rush to rescue her but find that you are too late. Your love has died at the hands of your enemy....
Now, how would you react. Would you seek revenge...naturally. What I want to know is how would you get OVER it? Would you...could you...ever fall in love again? Or would you be doomed to grief and despair for the rest of your life?

The reason I want to know this is because in my novel...this happens to one of the heroes. I however do not know how he should react....so that is why I have asked you. Please reply soon!

6 comments:

Paul Leavitt said...

Well, First off, I've never been in that situation, so I can say what I think I'd do, but no guaranties.
Hmmmm, There is a time for grieving, and I believe that's biblical, but I wouldn't go on all my life grieving. That would be counterproductive. I think after the sorrow had lessoned, I'd start looking for another young lady, maybe with blond hair. Because if she got captured, she might happen to be one of those people who do all the wrong things, and then just "Happen" to get out of it.
But then again, I can't say with certainty.
On the novel you said you're writing where this happens to one of the heroes, does this mean you're writing a adventure/semi romantic novel from the knights point of view? With out all of the lust invoking content? That'd be awesome!
I'd love to see a transcript, or a rough draft if you feel like it. I've been wanting to write something, but I not creative enough to come up with a good story line, (unlike Peter, he can come up with a storyline in about 15 seconds).
Paul Leavitt
P.S. I know I don't need to say this, but are you planning to consulting any young guys on the creation of the character of the knight? Just to get there perspective on how his attitude should be, so that he doesn't end up a little... feminine shall I say, but rather, a true gentlemen?
P.P.S. I looked up the definition of "Gentle" and it basically meant "The ability to apply strength appropriate to the application". So, moving a huge brick, without breaking it, but still applying huge amounts of force, is still, technically, gentle.
Ok, I'll stop talking... typing.
Thanks again!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for your answer! I found it very helpful!
Yes I am writing a novel without all the lust and bad romance. I think that the world needs more books and movies that are fun to read...but don't make you feel dirty or bad after you have read them.
I also hope that my character, Diego, does not end up feminine...it is very hard for a sixteen year old girl to write about the life and experiences of an twenty year old man. Oh well, I will keep on trying.
As for posting a rough draft...I don't know if I can do that. You see, my nightmare is having someone copy my ideas or steal them from me. I am not saying that you would do that at all...I am just worried that a "Blog Cruiser" might come along and steal my work. Maybe someday I can post a part of the rough draft on here...who knows.
~R.

Paul Leavitt said...

Well, it might be easer if you removed one of the unknowns. You could make him a 16-18 year old instead. That might work. After all, they did tend to get married earlier back then then we do now. But then again, that might just farther complicate matters. Just a thought.

Rebecca said...

In the first novel I made him about 14, that was in part one. In part two I made him about 18. Now, in the new novel...he is 20, he is supposed to meet a new girl and fall in love with her. However he fights it because of his last experience. I think that is understandable...do you? Just asking.

Paul Leavitt said...

Well, I don't know what his background is. But I would imagine, (Here again, I'm sort of 'stabbing the dark') I would imagine that he would fight a little, but if he goes to God (i'd assume he's a Christian) and He gives him the go ahead, then I would think he would pursue her. I sure would. So, in the previous two books, does he fall in love with a fair maiden? Or a lowly peasant girl? Like in the Disney movies? (I'm not advocating Disney by any means, but they have a good plot line, I just wish they'd told it from the princes point of view, with out the "love at first sight" thing.
Is there any way I could read the first two installments?

Rebecca said...

The first time Diego falls in love, it is with a young peasant girl. The next time he falls in love, it is with a powerful, young queen named Gabriella. He later marries Gabriella...not because she is powerful or rich (she is not rich at all...seeing how her country is suffering from enemy attacks) but because he loves her. The reason Diego has so much trouble with finding love again is because his first love was killed because of him. His teacher tried to warn him about how much their enemy wanted to kill him...but Diego didn't listen. So, sadly...in order for the bad guy to hurt Diego...he killed Diego's first love.

~Rebecca
P.S. Diego is a Christian!
P.P.S. I am sorry to say that the only way anybody other than my mom will read the first two installments is by them being published...sorry!