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If I was going to do a opposite sex genre one, I'd go foooorrr BxG, because I could draw all types of sexy, beautiful women (or cute ones, or quirky ones, etc). I draw enough boys to take a step away and drew some lovely chicks!
Of course, I'd be more interested in making a game in which you could romance either sex. Makes it a lot more fun that way! ♥
I don't think I would really know how to write a BxG or a BxB type of story.
I may even toss romance out the window and create horror genre--OR mix in romance and make is a psychological horror romance that contain sudden gruesome death, cute psychotic killer characters (I have a real fondness for that type), ghosts, monsters that look like cute girls to you but are monsters to everyone else, haunted houses, serial killers, demonic possession, etc. I have a real taste for stuff like this. XD I'm a morbid person and I enjoy horror based games.
Because of my gender, it is somewhat easier for me to write from a female perspective. I guess I'm weird, though, because a lot of people say my male characters are just as, if not more, realistic than the female. That may stem from the fact that my thoughts are somewhere in between a male's and female's. I know, I'm weird.
What makes me decide what the pairing will be, though, is the type of story I want to tell. What's going to happen? How would a male PC react versus a female? What is sexuality like in that world? What kind of reaction would a same-sex relationship warrant? Or a heterosexual one, for that matter? One thing I think some authors and game creators try to do is cater to everyone's needs. Instead of keeping to the story, they try to please everyone. I'm sorry, Bioware, but not everyone is bisexual.
I enjoy romance of all flavors (lgbtq stuff moreso, since the media is generally dominated by straight, cis content), and most of my stories reflect that (there will always be at least two lgbtq characters in any given game of mine, even though it might not be obvious who they are).
Usually, though, I'm not really into just plain ol' romance-focused stuff, 'cuz it tends to bore me. Romance on the side, however, can really improve the experience for me. C:
Take Dragon Age Origins: bi/pan/poly/sexual Zevran, straight Morrigan, straight Alistair, bi/pan/poly/sexual Lelianna who favoured women.
Dragon Age 2, on the other hand: bi/pan/poly/sexual Merrill, Fenris, Isabella, and Anders, though he seemed to prefer men. And then, clueless, friend zone you Aveline.
Don't get me wrong, I love both games equally. It's just my personal preference that things make sense logically.
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I have no problems writing GxB or BxG either, but especially BxG gets boring after a while. For me there's not much sense in describing the beauty of women. I just can't help it. Soo... no need to say GxG would be even more boring for me to write. But since my MCs are rarely female, I'll probably never get into any situation, where I would have to test my skills on this
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The reason is quite simple:
I'm better at drawing boys xD
Even though I'm a woman, I have a very corrupted view on womans and I'm simply not able to draw them properly.
I also dislike drawing woman in general (you could say, I have a phobia of visualising woman).
So I find it easiest to simply draw as less girls as possible, resulting in me mainly working on BxB stuff with only one or two girls as side characters.
But I also took a liking to BL, so it's not that much against my wishes to do lots of BxB xD
Still, next game will be GxB, but with the help of others that are helping me out with the woman :'D
For playing, I'm totaly fine with all of them.
BxB, BxG, GxB, GxG, doesn't matter to me.
But I would never create a GxG, thats absolutly out of question xDDD
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The most I've written, not necessarily for a visual novel, has BxB themes for a protagonist and on another, GxG themes. But overall, the romantic themes are less of a driving force behind the events and more of side-events happening.
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The reason though why I'm writing a BxB game is because there aren't very many out there. Not only that, I found it hard to come across a game without all those unoriginal yaoi archetypes that keep being abused over and over again. (Effeminate uke, Rapist seme, ugh?? can we not..) To top it all off it's difficult to find BL games translated in English, I mean unless you have to use a translator for the Japanese text. I just kind of wanted to make a BL game that seemed "realistic" in terms of the relationship, I suppose. I'm not sure if people will think that, but we'll have to see!
When I do finish this game I'm hoping to do GxG because GL is pretty darn awesome ^///^
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Most of this is because, while I know I can write male main characters, I just feel more comfortable writing female main characters most of the time. A part of it is also because I have played and read so many games with a male main character that I suppose I jumped on the "fill the otome niche" bandwagon in the beginning of my exposure to the OELVN scene and just stuck with it until now.
I'll work with all of them, basically, but I am most comfortable with GxB because I am more experienced with it and feel that is what I write best.
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