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Hey TG, I got a question for you
What are your thoughts on depressing, overwhelming, or grim-dark endings for not so terrible or outright terrible but redeemable characters? I'm talking an absolutely no winning, no good ending, go straight to jail ending.
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>>66 (OP) 
I used to be fine with it, provided it wasn't overtly spiteful ie the character ends up miserable because it was male and the story was very clearly written by a manhater 
But, lately I've gotten pretty burnt out on good characters getting shat on.
Though, I suppose it would be more apt to say I'm sick of seeing good characters that had their happily ever afters yanked out from under them in reboots made years later.
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I fucking hate it when some hack writer decides to undo the development and accomplishments of another writer's characters to drum up artificial drama and interest in the newest installment of the series. It never pays off either and the character always feels twice as hollow afterward.
>>66 (OP) 
I like it when the stories seem grim on the surface but carry a measure of hope at a deeper level, one that warms your soul. You don't see many of those, though. I blame britbongs for being so nihilistic.
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Bongs have stiff upper lips, they don't expect the rain to never stop, they just expect they might drowned before it stops. Which is the hope you're implying you want.
>>66 (OP)  (Checked)
Don't care really.
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I care, but I think I'd be better off if I didn't.

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