Such as at the end of a story when theres a jump of like five years to when the mc is married or something??
I guess that depends on the length of the time gap. You know how in some stories after the MC’s story it starts to revolve around her child’s story. Well I kind of find it wierd to see the MC older in that way. But I’m fine with around 1-8 years of time gap, depending on the MC’s age at the end of that time gap.
Yeah, kinda… I don’t really like epilogues that have a flash forward to a wedding day… And then I hate it even more when they keep flashing forward to show kids and stuff. Some stories can do it well, but others seem to just not know when to finish
If it acts as an epilogue and perhaps to provide closure for some readers, I reckon it is fine.
It completely depends on how well it fits into the rest of the story for me. Sometimes, you’re left thinking “wait. How? Why are they getting married? How did she get that job? I didn’t even know he was interested in her. I thought she didn’t even want kids” or a bunch of other things which can be jarring. The epilogue needs to be a natural progression… otherwise it’s just bad
I do get mad when it happens.
I know I am not the one to say that Episode stories should have realism…that every love relationship isn’t perfect. I mean, in that 5 years, some arguments or something is bound to happen to tear down or ‘problemarize’ that relationship…or whatever it is. Five years is a very long time! But, some authors just show that the relationship (especially in a typical high school story) between the female and male protagonists is ‘stronger than ever’ and they are getting married on an auspicious day. I agree it is, but…give a more suitable closure at least? At least through simple text narration? If spot directing takes too much time, that is…
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Not necessarily if it’s done well.