I have a problem. I know I do. And I mean aside from the obvious. I am pretty sure that when I write about or think about Han and Leia's relationship, it is way too perfect to be possible in real life. Do we set unreasonable expectations? Do we make them get along way too easily even after they're married? Are we crazy to think that after they have kids they might actually still have time or energy for sex?
I've known I've had this problem for a long time. I'm incapable of writing them as anything but happy and content in their lives with one another. I mean, I tried once to write a story that put a rift between them, but it felt contrived and uncomfortable and just... icky. I don't know if I can do it again. And I don't think I want to.
The problem lies in the fact that I feel like things just get boring if everything is always rainbows and unicorns (that is one of Push's favorite little sayings). Not just boring even, but eye-rollingly nauseating. At the same time, I don't feel the need to write a story where things are far from perfect just for the sake of shaking things up. Again, I just don't really see them that way. I'm very one dimensional in my thinking.
Is this a bad thing? I really don't know. Obviously we are all in this for fun and as an escape and quite often it is much more fun to escape to a place where things all wind up wonderful rather than one where people wind up angry, heartbroken, or even dead. Not that my own life really consists of so much tragedy that I absolutely need to be able to retreat to a fantasy world where everything is wonderful, it's just tough for me to even want to consider other possibilities.
What do the rest of you think? Do you get annoyed when you read about them being overly mushy or perfect or just beyond the realm of plausibility? Do you find yourself writing them that way? Do you not really care because that's why you're here in the first place?