Life lessons from a bishoujo male lead

By bluemist on February 9th, 2009

Hallo. I’m a male lead in a bishoujo game! And in my world there are lots of girls, not any different from your so-called “real life”. I’m just a bored and boring guy just like some of you. Maybe some of you play me because I already have tons of girls served to me in a silver platter, something which some of you may never get to have because similarly you are wussies like me! But I will differentiate myself from you, because I already have the girls, right? All I do is pick one! Easy squeezy! And you know what? I can “screw” them in the end of my short life! Jealous? Well, I only live like a few months because most of the time my story ends before graduation or something… but still… lolz.

Let me tell you, it’s easy work! I just be “kind” to the girl I want to have… done! I bump into one girl, she drops her books and papers… I just pick them up! Hello there iincho! I just out-shout and out-smart tsunderes who are annoyingly loud at times. I can bring out her softer side. I can just act like a baby to those girls older than me. I can also act like a onii-chan to those younger than me. See? It’s easy! Because I’m fiction!

Now it seems like it’s nearing Valentines or whatever eh? Lots of bloggers and others proclaiming their loveless lives calling it SAD (Singles Awareness Day) or whatever? Hahahaha! Too bad for you guys, because you live in reality! I heard it’s more complex over there. What with all the emos and such running around the internets. Me? I’m not supposed to surf the internets in my world anyway. I only have highschool settings. You know what I think what’s wrong with you guys? The internet itself! It allows you to groupthink. You meet people with almost the same lives as yours. You hear the same cries. You become most the same. And yet you don’t know each other in reality. And yet you still derive something from each other in reality. If you’re ronery you become ronerier because you see similar ronery people making you not move yourself because “oh other people are like this anyway, so I’ll remain like this for the rest of my life.” Me? Sure I have a worthless male sidekick or two, but at least I’m not affected by other people in other bishoujo game worlds. My world is small… well, small enough that all girls in my world look beautiful. HAHAHA!


Ok fine, I need to reflect on myself, as I am actually giving you disservice as well. I am a “wish fulfillment” property. I am not real, but some people may consider some parts of me and apply it to their own lives. Sometimes it can be beneficial, other times, not so much. I’m not in the position to explain this complexity in your lives, because I am not complex enough to think so. Maybe you are. It will depend on your personality, the environment around you, and the decisions you make towards life. You are a complex being.

I’m sorry if I’m kinda boastful about my own fictional world. Well it’s not my fault that I’m fictional, some writer made it out of their own thoughts. More importantly though, the writers made it out by their “inspired” thoughts. Those writers, they live in real life like you do. They may have experiences like you do, and maybe some experiences you don’t have yet. Similarly, you have experiences they don’t have as well. Ooh it sounds all confusing to me. In any case, I think you have tons of ways to live your life. Me, I only follow my dialogue and decision points. This is important, because to me, everything is a script. The world you have there is sometimes unscripted, and you alone are writing it, one second at a time. You actions, your decisions, you control your reality.

I don’t know how to console you. I may not even have the right to. But if this is any help, here goes. If you compare yourself with others, you may become bitter and jealous. There will always be people better than you. It works both ways too. There will be people worse off than you. But that gives you no reason to screw up further. Also, let me tell you this, because my endings with my chosen girls are sometimes unwritten. There is life after love. Even if you got your girl already, there are still challenges ahead. I can only imagine what these are, because as I said, I can never live it. How to nurture these relationships over the years are still up to you. How you grow yourself is also up to you. Many of you think that love is the only thing lacking in you, not realizing other real things you lack. People are somewhat blinded by love, saying it’s the only thing that matters, especially in this love month season. Again, that’s just groupthink. Sure, your society seems to embrace that notion, and that singles who grow old being single are somewhat ‘silently’ frowned upon. Bah, but who cares what they think? If you affect yourself with their thoughts too much, you would only pity yourself further and you just sit in that corner crying.

There is some truth to the “be yourself” saying that is sometimes overlooked. If you just simply and literally “be yourself”, you may end up not growing up and moving towards the goals you are supposed to set yourself. I think a better way to rephrase it is to “accept yourself”. Whoever you are, whatever you are. Know your limits. ‘Then from there’, build on your limitations to pursue your goals. Realistic goals first before you insert any fantasies. Well, fantasy goals can be good too, it reinforces your positive thoughts. Be yourself, accept yourself, then change. The only thing that may be constant in your world is change. Sometimes it’s hard to change, I know. Personally I can never change unless the writer gives me an additional scenario in a revision bump or fandisk. As I said, I’m just at the mercy of my writer. Don’t be like me. You are your own writer.

I hope I made some sense. My fictional life may never be reality, but at least some part of it is. It would still depend on you if you can apply this to yourself or not.

Lovingly yours,
(insert bishoujo male lead name here)


Posted By: Kresnik On: February 09, 2009 At: 12:02 pm

No bishoujo male lead speaks nor thought like this, cause 90% of them are dense and remaining 10% are emo or too angsty. lol

Posted By: deltazechs On: February 09, 2009 At: 12:58 pm

Very well written article :), nice thoughts

Posted By: bluemist On: February 09, 2009 At: 3:53 pm

Yeah I realized it too, seemed too insightful for a bishoujo lead haha.

Posted By: meganeshounen On: February 09, 2009 At: 9:46 pm

Liked the bit about “accepting yourself”. Probably due to Persona, but whatever.

Sounds rather hard, but might as well do it..

Posted By: ETERNAL On: February 13, 2009 At: 1:22 pm

I might have overthought this post, but frankly, I don’t care: whatever it is that you just wrote, satirical or otherwise, rang true somewhere within me. I was actually just doing a casual blogosphere skim before sleeping, while pondering at the back of my mind what to write on Valentine’s day, but I think you just hit everything that I was thinking – and more. I’m generally skeptical about motivational speeches, assuming that they’re all some form of convenient escapism, but you just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. (In a perfectly ordinary, straight way, assuming that you’re a guy.)

Anyhow, like I said, this comment might be completely out of context. I also might have thought too much about whatever it is that you wrote. But either way, I felt obligated to say that you gave me more than just a chuckle – maybe this was exactly the kind of sentiment I was trying to settle on all day at school. Maybe this is exactly what I tried to tell myself, but was unable to because it sounded too easy. I’m not sure exactly, but I think I’m more willing now to face a ronery Valentine’s day than I was 10 minutes ago, so for that, I thank you.

Posted By: ryogaz On: February 18, 2009 At: 10:07 pm

subjective indeed

but still acceptable

Posted By: astrobunny On: February 20, 2009 At: 3:23 pm

It feels like a dream bluemist had. I almost felt like saying “way to console yourself!” and decided not to. Anyway, the part where you write your own story is as true as the sun will rise. Lots of people just blame circumstances around then. I think that this is the right way to go. I am my own master and this universe is my backyard.

Posted By: Keylin On: February 20, 2009 At: 11:23 pm

I’ve a good laugh about your article.
That is very interesting!

Posted By: Unforgiving Reality On: February 27, 2009 At: 1:41 am

I’d have to agree with Kresnik. Most of them are just too damn dense when coming to the girl’s emotions or they’re just too angsty and emo like. Yes, I’m striking an indirect blow at Cloud from Final Fantasy Seven.

Posted By: Wavehawk On: May 07, 2009 At: 12:24 am

And this is why a “Male Lead” is not a “Hero”. 🙂

Kidding. You do not have control over everything in life. However, you do have control over two things: How you feel about it, and What you can do in response. People and things may conspire to make you feel one way, but it is ultimately your choice whether to stand or fall, to suffer of to be happy.

“祖母は一度言った: 同じを変えるか、がまたはとどまって、どちらも間違っていない。 間違っている何が誰か他の人がそう言うので変わるか、または変わらないときである。”