Okay, I’m sure everyone who’s on episode is aware of how many Mafia stories there are. If you are unaware, I really don’t understand how, because they’re everywhere.
I know this topic is not original, but I just wanted to write my opinions and hear yours.
-Before I share my opinion on these stories I want to first say I am in no way shape or form trying to disrespect those who have made a story surrounding the Mafia, I understand the authors put a lot of hard work into their story and that they do deserve all the recognition they get for that work.
-I also want to say how this is only going toward Mafia stories, because the gang, assassin etc stories In my opinion don’t have the same level of Impact (if that makes sense).
With that being said, I’m gonna talk.
My Bad Experience With Mafia Stories
MY EXPERIENCE MAY NOT BE THE SAME AS YOUR EXPERIENCE SO DON’T COMPARE THE TWO!
Mafia stories are not realistic, and I’m sure many of us already know that…BUT a few of us don’t, and I’m using little me as an example (representing all the young people who don’t know better, If you are young person who DOES know better, good for you ) . When I was in the 8th grade reading episode I stumbled across the Mafia stories, mind you, I was an impressionable child whose first introduction to what the Mafia was, was through these stories. I 100% believed that those stories where accurately portraying the real life mafia…crazy. I even wanted to be apart of a mafia, thinking “WOW, it would be so cool!”. Thank goodness I got out of that thinking.
BUT I contradict myself, because now that I’m a few years older I read them still, but it’s just because they’re always popping up and I’m a naturally curious person Though… a lot of the stories have a crazy possessive man as the LI cough**cough, but that’s a topic for another time
THE APPEARANCE OF THE MALE LI, I don’t have much to say about this, authors can make them look the way they want them to look it’s their story, but I do wish a character would have bad lungs or something, you know, because of how much they smoke.
Now onto a FUN topic, romanticizing being in the Mafia. I took a big sigh before writing this, because I find it kind of ridiculous. Why, why, why, all I ask. Being in the Mafia is not CUTE, not COOL, not ROMANTIC, it’s DANGEROUS. The Mafia is no place to find your future boo.
This whole romanticising the Mafia thing is so so soooo normal on episode, and that’s pretty insane seeing as this app is for 13+, and let’s be honest, some kids lie about their age.
WHY ARE THE MAFIA BOSSES IN NEW YORK?
this was edited on after I remembered the ridiculousness of it.
So someone tell me, why are ALL the mafia people in NY? like every story takes place in new york. I know there a few that don’t, but the majority do. I don’t understand why a serbian mafia boss is based in new york. If that actually does happen someone tell me why. I just don’t get it, If you want them to be in new york, make them the fu*king American Mafia.
I’m serious about this, can authors add a warning saying, The actions and events taking place in this story are in no way portraying real life. because that would be much appreciated. The warning about mature themes and strong languages is good, but it doesn’t cover the fact that basically EVERYTHING in the story is fiction, It’s nice to establish at the beginning of each episode that the story is NOT accurate.
Honestly if you want to write a Mafia story, you do you, but It would be great if you could make it realistic, and not romanticize it. I understand that it’s popular on episode, and it would most likely wrack up a lot of reads, but it’s not worth it. Besides it’s no longer an original concept, if you can think of something no one else had written before good job! but it’s highly unlikely because there are probably thousands of Mafia stories with the same plot (or at least VERY similar plots).
If you decide to write a mafia story DO RESEARCH, I see so many stories that look like NO research was done what so ever, sorry if that’s you, but it’s true. It’s a big pet peeve of mine when something is not correct/shown right. I respect the stories that have researched the topic because then they are at least displaying true information on some parts.
I’m sorry if this offends you or discourages you too write your own mafia story, but I just want you too know what you are writing, and I want you too know that you can leave an impact on someone whether it be good or bad.
Write your opinions on Mafia stories, be friendly about it. I want to hear your thoughts.
If I made a mistake in my writing, oops. Sometimes when I write I contradict myself on accident, and If i said something wrong or gave out wrong information pm me about it and I’ll change it.