She posed the question to her tweetees..
What do you think about a hero who cries? Not like a weepy girly man but, a guy who has one emotional moment?
Interesting question don't you think?
I responded with depends on the moment.. tears when someone lives.. someone dies.. a birth of a child.. works for me. tears just cuz. Nope now it got a little silly from there.. talking about some of the just cuz moments.. ok.. you twisted my arm I will post that too..
LOL. Tears just cuz. I kinda like that. "Damn, I dropped my ice cream cone!" Water works. That doesn't scream sexy for ya?
well when you put it that way.. yeah.. totally turns me on. I mean dang that ice cream cone was chocolate!
Seriously? I'd cry if I dropped a chocolate ice cream
Ok back on topic.. what do you think of a hero who cries? Do you find that sexy? Or can it work to clearly define the actual strength of a man? Think about Darling and Ash and a few others who were so very tortured how could they not cry? Even if they didn't cry in the book, can't you just see them in the background, the part of the story that isn't written.. sitting there with tears slowly falling down their cheeks.. Does that make them less of a man or more?
I think finding a man who sobs at the death of a loved one, one of the most powerful men there is.. To see a man grieve to that extent afraid to let go, not wanting to accept that his love is gone.. yeah that to me is incredibly powerful.
A Hero who cries if written well can be the most powerful tool in an author's arsenal.. now a weepy wuss.. nah not so much..
So tell me what you think...
*Grins* oh yeah she didn't tell me exactly who the hero was but I am guessing Gryph from her Eternal Guardians because well.. she said it was from her Eternal Guardians and it was a tortured hero... and does that make a difference to your opinion.. tortured hero as opposed to hero who suffers great emotional loss?