@ Arla Grey + Handsome Rob: I agree SO much with both of your points. Grey and Grey Morality
is great when you do it right and is close to IRL (Though the closest to me is Morality Kitchen Sink
), but unfortunately many times it's done too much like Black And Black Morality
and the heroes are made into assholes, which is why I consider them about equal but almost prefer Black and White Morality
As for what I use? Well, my works tend to subvert Always Chaotic Evil
and similar tropes a lot; specifically, I portray normally monstrous species as having a good side in at least some individuals. Even the "demons" in my fantasy universe, who have their morality preprogrammed from birth, have good eggs, and some are major characters. I also like to stay a little idealistic on the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism
- sure, the world is full of crap, but the good stuff can make up for it if you focus on it enough, and it is very possible to make it better.
Also, I like to screw with the tropes used by antireligious authors, and portray antireligion as just another form of religious discrimination, but I try to keep that one in check to avoid offending people.
edited 14th Dec '11 5:48:57 PM by Umbramatic