Character bashing is a huge, huge turn-off for me, no matter what the character. I've actually been known to like characters more
after seeing them bashed, because I end up feeling sorry for them.
Look, it's not the end of the world if you can't stand a character. Really. We can still be friends. Just have a little respect for them, even if you don't like them, okay? A character never did anything to you.
(If you agree, please feel free to spread this around.)
(Sorry if this hit your devwatch twice. I changed my mind about the preview and couldn't see how to fix it except by deleting the deviation.
Holy crap, you guys. I've been trying to respond to all comments on this one because it's that important to me, but y'all just keep coming! I can't keep up!
I'm really glad this is being so well-received, and I very much appreciate all your comments, even if I can't respond to them all.