SundownKid wrote:Obviously, you can write whatever you want. That said, I would be more inclined to read a VN that dealt with the topic as part of a larger story, then to make that a story in itself. I would be suspicious of a story that solely focused around a certain difficult issue as either trying to use it to give their story instant emotional impact or drop an anvil on the reader's head about how something is bad, which may be preaching to the choir. And a lot of times, it's not a very enjoyable story if it focuses completely on something traumatic.
I thinks its fine to have a message you want to drive through.
Many contemporary plays and literature is written to criticise social problems.
(looking back in anger, glass menagerie, some devised theatre pieces that tackles specific problems)
The problem arises when the author is probably trying to force the characters to behave in some way.
Like an actor who thinks a character should behave a certain way, therefore he gives a stereotypical performance of the character.
But that isn't interesting. People want to see real interactions in characters. And real interactions happens when you let the characters live through moment by moment and not trying to jump to conclusion because thats how you planned it to be.
It is extremely hard when you have an agenda in your head, but it can be done. There are many plays that achieves this, and I believed VN can achieve this too as they are both literature works.
I am still having this problem as an actor (acting student) and scriptwriter (student), but it is a common problem.
My script writer teacher would have shot me many times...