S.A. Garcia's Mutterings, Whimpers and Rants

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

When Your Lead Character Starts Out as a Douche

Any sane writer appreciates five star reviews. An extremely welcome arrived in Goodreads, only the reviewer called the main character a "douche."

I love the narrator's attitude! If you're tired of m/m books that are all very similar to each other and want something really different, read this. The narrator might seem like a douche at first, but he really is awesome if you stick with him. Best of all, he's unique, which sold me right away.

It's a lovely review. I do admit when I saw my character regarded as a douche, I stepped back and mutttered, "whoa there."

Is Amando a douche? Let's see, he's not a feminine product, in fact, he never goes near females. If Amando was a douche he'd run screaming for the horizon.

Yeah, come on, I know the slang isn't literal. I think of  douche as a, well, hold on, time to consult the Urban Dictionary:

a word to describe an individual who has shown themself to be very brainless in one way or another, thus comparing them to the cleansing product for vaginas. 
Well there you go, I always regarded a douche as an opinionated ass, like the critters I encountered in corporate America. Brainless, eh?

My mental jury is still out on if Amando deserves to be called a douche. An egotistical flake, absolutely. 
 Hey, at least Amando redeemed himself from absolute douchedom and that soars above all else.

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