You reply to many WWYD's and while giving at least some story in your replies is often pretty good I find one thing... annoying
You seem to never lose, You allways have enough strength, your plan never backfires, or just dont work, and quite literally you never struggle.
Not only that but compred to you hellhound seems like harmless puppydog most of the time.
Or you go stright in hugging and kissing and so on...
Not only that but sometimes your replies are disgustingly violent.
So just saying, the stuggle is often the best part in "story" type answers, win or lose. I write these scenarios to see the struggle, and more or less succefull escape, and I never see that from your replies.
Also, almost half of your replies seem to end half way trough, never know did something happen or not.
How ever I must thank you for replying to most WWYD's I almost stopped writing them 50 scearios ago, because nobody was answering them.
While I appreciate the fact you take the time to answer a lot of WWYD (if it's not most of them) I reached a point where I don't even bother read your anwer anymore, as explained JOVA, your stories are generally a bit... plain.
On the other hand, it would be surprising that you can come up with a very very good answer for each and every WWYD, so, maybe you are just trying too hard to come up with an answer even when you are not that much inspired? But there is a lot of people who make quick and not so serious answer just for a joke.
Of course, I'm not going to blame you for answering lot of WWYD, it's not a bad thing at all, but I wanted to emphasize what said JOVA, you should take the time to make more elaborate answers, instead of trying to answering to all of them at any cost.
About half a year ago there was pretty good answers by many writers, just few to mention.
NemesisOmega, MockingJester, TheJanadianKing, Redkinght910, Timjer, Flamebiplane, and my self to a degree
Sure not all stories are great, and some are simply too long.
Also yes many of the mamonos are quite cuddly, but at times when I read the given reply where "you" are facing hellhound, I'm not quite sure are you facing hellhound or kobold cause "her" personality seems so far off from the one given by KC. The thing is that Hellhound who most likely is quite willing and able to run you down, strip you, and take you by force, where Kobold is very happy if you pat her on her head and tell her that she's good girl. Sure there are the odd exceptions, but running in to odd exception in almost every answer... that is quite unlikely
IMHO the best stories are when "you" are not especially fond of mamono, You probably dont "hate" them but at the best you "tolerate" them, as long as you dont have to interact with one. Or maybe you are highly respected hgh ranking community member, who happens to like mamonos, but if someone notices that you are interacting with mamono, it's complete social suicide. Suddenly you are target, and you have to try to fight your way out, or run away. How ever it's pretty darn hard to fight your way past a hellhound, or outrun a pack of werewolfs, so you get captured and eventually accept that this is your life now, and then learn to love it.
And there is plenty of precedent for writing hellhounds "cuddly."
Part of the problem, I think, is the common love of people with a hidden soft side.
The disposition heading, and the first two paragraphs build up hellhounds as an unrelenting force, one thathas no concer for her partner's feelings and who, quite honestly, a lot of people might kill or run away from in the dead of night, because of sustained emotional trauma and neglect.
Then we get this,
"In this way, they lash out violently at men with their lust, but they never treat men carelessly.
They also recognize that humans are frail beings, and they treat them with care as "their one and only male," something more valuable to them than anything else.
If an enemy tries to harm their male, they'll leap to his defense and attack the enemy with full hostility and ferocity, unlike how they treat their male.
Even if the enemy isn't killed, they will surely witness the sight of hell."
This is something new.
Suddenly, the Hellhound becomes gentle, even caring.
They are shown to have a fear of hurting their partners, and to be just as wrathful in their defense as in their acquisition.
And that's the term I use, because that's how a lot of monsters are percieved, and shown off in their profiles.
The stage of acquisition, and the time soon after.
On top of this, there is a high amount of people (in 'universe') who despise or fear the mge monsters.
So the stage of acquisition is often a bit of an outlier phase, where monsters use coercion, deception, charm, or force to acquire a man.
Take the humble kikimora.
There are two 'stages' to a kikimora relationship, the "maid" phase, and the "banging the maid" phase.
Her behavior changes little, aside from having lots of sex on top of what goes on otherwise, because, as I see it.
1. She's based on a being who's supposed to clean.
2. The whole reason they're together is the excuse of her cleaning up, and being supportive.
But then, there's her aggressive side.
That lustful beast, which rears its head in the presence of the lazy.
They especially prefer diligent workers, but perhaps because of their innate officious nature, many of them can’t let the guys who lead a lazy and unhygienic life go.
Even in that case, their devotion is unwavering.
In order to correct a man’s lifestyle, they’ll briskly take care of his every need.
However, in what may be a vestige from the age of the former demon lords when they had a habit of viewing the lazy as prey and devouring them alive, they will show the face of their monstrous nature more strongly than usual.
They’ll take care of a man’s towering erection when waking him up early in the morning.
And after delicious, healthy, and nourishing meals. At night in the bedroom when going to bed early together.
An orderly life will be frequently interspersed with lewd service and nightly sex.
While living in that manner, they’ll raise the man into an imposing incubus worthy of being their master.
Here, the kikimora initiates the relationship, which is not normal, the catalyst for this being laziness.
A lot of monsters, in fact, skip the tension of whatever they were going to do if a man were to offer himself up.
A hellhound likely wouldn't put you through a chase, an ushi oni wouldn't destroy anything in her path to reach you, the list goes on.
What these profiles tell us, is only a self serving, careless idiot refuses a monster, because them gaining a love for humans did not make them human
They don't care about your grandfather's knicknacks, or the history of that statue in the middle of town.
They don't care about your free will, or your vows of celibacy.
They don't care what your family will think, or that their ability to only have daughters is going to slowly kill off everybody.
They want the D, and they're getting it.
Now that I've built up to here, I guess I'll conclude with the fact that this is not a "take that!"
I am merely communicating why this is how I wrote responses.
I think my one of my biggest offenders is probably the story with the ogre foreigner, and if you remember it like I do, I had the guy be super intimidating, and tgen do a complete 180 when he saw her cry?
And I had this idea, that it was kind of an act, because he had to be all official, and that he actually really cared, but then I failed to translate that properly into writing, and he sounded more rushed, and unprofessional?
Anyway, I've had an epiphany of sorts, that nobody likes really stupid characters, they like characters who are just stupid enough.
For a hellhound chase to happen, A guy has to be stupid enough to think he can outrun her, or that tiring himself out before he has sex with the hellhound anyway, because of course he will, is a good idea.
At the same time, he has to be smart enough to realize that escape is stupid and impossible or whatever once he's caught, and lie down and take one for the team so we can have a sex scene.
Because a guy contemplating how to reach a rock and hit the hellhound in the head to knock her out so he can start running again rund counter to the hellhound's narrative.
She caught him, so he has to be honorable and accept that he's hers now and that's the end of it.
We like this story, it's the one kc told us, and so we're reluctant to change it and make things go any harder or easier.
Be don't want to "cut the knot" and just have the guy leap into her arms, because that's not interesting.
Mutual love at first sight is, quite frankly, not what people read hellhound stories for.
But what kinda guy would run, and then not keep running?
Should the guy undergo a 180° personality/motivation change to preserve the hellhound narrative?
I'm not saying that this is bad, I am saying it is illogical.
You can allways try to run, there is allways "a way" to elude them possibly not for ever, but possibly long enough that you get away from the situation.
If you think, let's say Ogre as I do, relativley muscular, averages on 8 feet (244cm) tall but can range 7-9 feet tall (213-274cm) In that case average man, is often notably smaller, If the one getting chased is notably smaller, he can find a gap where the one that is giving chase will not fit. It might not be solution to everything but it might give you couple extra minutes to work in something else. perhaps reaching a farm, and there happens to be conveniently a saddled horse in front of one of the buildings, and you happen to be exellent rider. Congratulations, you just managed to escape.
Most cat's aren't exactly fond of water, and absolutely hate even if their paws get wet, Could that work on at least some werecats? But if you decide to swim across a river, you gotta watch out for the swamp, there might be mucus toads there.
Or if you manage to run long enough but still get captured by something, you might have been thinking that you rather die than get captured, but still you got captured... and then after couple weeks you have been showered in demonic energy you realize, Hey, this isn't so bad afterall, actually you kinda want more.
Perhaps you ended up in situation where only thing that keeps you alive is the thing you hate the most, how ever as you are forced to spend time together you eventually fall in love with it... Stockholm syndrome in a way.
Or were you genuinely just trying to be helpful, and she understood it that you were in love? and as you try to correct the situation it's braking her heart. Well now what do you do?
If you want I can dig up couple older WWYD scenarios, that have great answers. You can see that the guys did a lot to get away, some of them actually got away, but majority didn't, Not many of them had complete 180 is instant at any point. Althuogh many accepted that this time they didnt get away.
Just to say one thing (to pretty much any WWYD writer), if I don't answer to a particular WWYD, don't take it personally. I tend to notice most of them (unless I'm absent for a while), but if I don't answer it's +/-90% of the time because I genuinely can't think of a proper reply to do it justice. Meaning I'm afraid to even try to give one.
I know, it sounds stupid, but a fear of failure and preforming is a serious problem of mine.
Regardless, don't give up. Even if nobody responds, write for yourself, your own creative needs, not anyone else. Trust me, it's advice that I've been trying to follow for some time now. Besides, they're really not that bad those WWYD's of yours.
Justheretowrite wrote: P.S. has the alternate bolding improved readability for you personally?
I find it to be a helpful placeholder, but I was curious.
It's helpful only if I want to "get back to" something, but for reading, not really. I read a lot, both on internet, and books in real life. and when I talk about books I mean books that are around 300-500 pages and not a single picture in them.
How ever I occasionally bold something what I'm not so sure about when I write it, so i find the place which most likely needs editing later. and then remove it when it's done.
Just gathering couple scenarios with what I think have great answers, I have responded to most of them, Sometimes I refer to my own reply, I note when I do so (Usually there isnt many replys in the scenario in those cases)
As said most of these are bit longer, and well thuoght out answers, I link them here as an example, you might get inspired by some of them.