@m-d You are entitled to your own preferences and I respect your opinion. With that being said, however, I think that your first statement is a little inaccurate and misleading.
Can you be more specific when you stated that there is “nothing special” about a male MC? I am just curious to know your reason.
Also, clarify me here: so just because most of Episode’s users/writers are female and because “it’s like you get to play as the character” that automatically makes female MC’s better than male MC’s? While it is true that the majority of Episode’s demographics are female, most of this community tends to forget that not every reader/writer is female, so to speak.
In fact, I am a male myself. As males, we are the minority of the app and because of this, I am usually forced to play as a female main character in a majority of the stories that I read here - unless the story has a male main character, of course.
But guess what… do I have a problem with that?
I do not, actually. Here’s why.
I think any main character, regardless of their gender and sexuality, can be well written or poorly written depending on how the author writes and develops them. I do not care if the main character is female, male, LGTBQ, black, white, and so on. A female main character can be poorly written, just like a male main character can be poorly written. Just like a straight main character can be poorly written, an LGBTQ character can also be poorly written, and so forth. Same with races.
If anything is badly written story… it’s a badly written story. Subjectively and objectively.
In my opinion, it all depends on how the author presents, writes and develops their characters, especially the main character. Again, I have no problem with you preferring something over another. I just thought your statements weren’t exactly clear and were misleading.
Thanks in advance.