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That's So Ran~dom by TMT

Issue one: Love; JUST DO IT

Hellllllooooo, and welcome the first issue of 'That's So Ran~dom' by me, TMT. I'm attempting to write a weekly column like all of those wonderful people at www.fanfiction.net do. Email me at couvarfield@hotmail.com and tell me what you think, if you have time! I hunger for feedback! I live on it! Well *gulp* here goes…

In a story, there are many types of relationships. I don't have any fancy terms for them, but I'll try my best.

Platonic: I best see this as a love that is solely based on a love of each other's personality. They just don't care about appearances and sex. This is a sweet relationship that has little or no animal lust. A good thing about relationships like this is that it doesn't happen automatically, it's usually a slow, growing love, and that's always fun to write.

Business: Some relationships are developed when people work together in a business. They started out as partners/whatever to make money or for a common goal, like succeeding in a certain field. After a certain amount of hardships and difficulties, they develop feelings for each other, possibly sexual and possibly romantic, or a mixture of both. This is nice because any little romantic fling or event is really emotional and meaningful.

Aversion: Sometimes love can brew from two people disliking each other. For instance, one person is forced into a position where another person has to care for them, and they might not like being cared for/having to care for another person. Things similar to this, like one person doing something objectionable to/around another, making them dislike each other, can grow into something more. These kinds of relationships are exciting, because one moment the couple can be arguing and kissing the next.

Passion: Sometimes people just see one another and must have each other. This type of relationship is purely sexual, no romantic walks around a museum for this couple. These relationships can be hot, but often die away because of loss of excitement. There would be nothing holding the couple together except for their sex lives, which can deteriorate.

Friendship: Sometimes there's that childhood friend who suddenly has matured into a fine adult, and love springs forward. That is a good relationship because they have a foundation underneath them; their pasts. They know each other, and that can be a good thing. And when they learn things they thought they already knew about their partner, the results can be fun/amazing. There is also a possibility that they experienced similar occurrences, and became friends. The friendship eventually leads to love, small event to small event. These are fun because the two people have a lot of exploring to do, and the transition between friend and lover can get quite interesting.

Adventure: Of course, there's always that couple who went on a long journey together, fell in love on the way, and got married in the end. My absolute favorite ^_~. This is great because the adventures they experience bring them closer and closer together. This of course can be combined with most of the above and below examples.

Chivalry: The classing knight and princess deal. It's a nice choice, but a bit overdone. A generally gentlemanly, strong man rescues a generally dainty, pure, refined woman from some evil force, sending both into passionate love. Again, it's good, but a bit overdone. It could be interesting if it was given a little twist, however.

Forced Situations: Sometimes characters are forced together. From there on, they have a growing relationship. There is usually a little dislike involved, and that makes it more interesting ^_~. For example, a girl and boy are fighting over who gets to use the magic thing. Then, by accident, they inadvertently use the magic thing to get transported into another dimension. It's both their faults, but they each want to blame it on the other. Still, they have to cooperate and find a way out. This is fun because it adds the element of the unknown, usually with an unknown person. These are lots of fun to write.

Admiration: Sometimes, a person is just head over heels admiring some big figure or superstar, or maybe just a popular student. These are kind of angsty, because usually the person doesn't return their feelings (if this is gonna be an actual story). These are good stories if you like angst, usually followed by a good ending.

One-sided: Ah, the tragedy of one-sided loves. These are very sad, for obvious reasons. One person is in love with another, and yet the other does not return the feelings. Super-angsty. A sad type of story to write, unless you can come up with a happy ending, or a nice twist.

Infatuation: Don't forget infatuation! I feel it's kind of where one person blindly loves another, blocking out all of their faults and glorifying their good points. They pursue, pursue, and pursue, only to find out that the person they 'were in love with' wasn’t as fine as they thought. Usually not very happy endings.

So~, you mean: There are many different kinds of loves, and picking the right one for your couple(s) is vital! Have fun all!

Oh, and email me at couvarfield@hotmail.com if you know of any other types of looove that I didn’t mention. Thankies!

The end? That's So Ran~dom!

See you next time on, What's my cri--- I mean, that's so ran~dom.

--Aren't I just SO Ran~dom?


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