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Male Protagonist Stamp by Marlin-Rae Male Protagonist Stamp by Marlin-Rae
Because sometimes a boy is just better ~

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MizukiLoves Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most male-protags are all the same... LOL i prefer girls all the way and not just because im gay
MShenkos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
It doesn't matter which gender a protag is, as long as the protag isn't a huge big whiny bitch-a-tron 3000
HeartXsoul43 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's rare that the female protagonist is my favorite because most of the time they end up Mary-Sue.
Marlin-Rae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not always -- but a lot of authors do at times make their characters far too similar to themselves and focus more on good characteristics OR end up making them too angsty or negative. Good female leads DO exist though - you just gotta find them >.>
Emotional-Silence Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Totally true. I can barely find any books that AREN'T female-lead. It gets a bit frustrating. I adore the male hero and think that there's less fluff between the hero and the story when a male is in the lead. Not to sound sexist, but to me, female protagonists are annoying, whiny, and an insult to the female gender. Sometimes I wonder if writers know how to write female characters or if they're just slapping together some angst to pad the page-count a bit more. I do love when a female-character is written correctly or at least a tiny bit relateable as a person though. I'm male, so I guess it may just me preferring to read about my own gender in the end. XD

I hope I'm making sense, it's quite early in the morning and I've not had my tea yet. ^^;
Marlin-Rae Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I totally understand where you are coming from (: Girls are a lot of the time written poorly-- not always-- but the ones who are make such a big impact, it's hard to find the ones written well. There are some decent, strong female leads though. Girls do tend to be more emotional than male leads which other girls can relate to, but as a guy it would be sort of hard. SO being a guy might be the biggest reason you prefer male protagonists! (Though I am a girl and prefer guy protagonists over girls BUT I do have some favorite female heroines) I've read a lot though and have also seen my share of badly written male leads too. SO it all depends on the writer and how well they can put together a realistic man or woman to lead a story.

I also apologize if I'm not making sense. XD I just got home from work and am drinking some caffeine to feel a little more awake. Haha.

Thanks so much for the comment! Have a wonderful day 8D
Toxic-Plasma666 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Writer
So true. Sadly I can't really stand a main female character most the time.
Marlin-Rae Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
It all depends on how she's written -- but I feel the same. There are a couple girl leads I like but some are just so difficult and hard to read/watch.
Mitalzie Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I really do. I find myself loving the male characters way more than the females. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because female characters are usually never written well, or are always the same. :shrug:
Marlin-Rae Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
There are some good female leads out there, but you are right. Not everyone knows how to write a good girl lead. BUT same can go for guys. SO who knows? Haha. There's good and bad on both, just sometimes you tend to go more one way than the other.
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