HAHAHA. MUST LOOK AS INNOCENT AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
Man, I love humour. I know that’s a weird thing to say, but I just have no interest in anything without a sense of humour. It’s like … the funny parts of something, be it a movie or a book or a comic really help to bring out the impact of the dramatic scenes. Something that’s constantly one thing (drama drama drama drama) is so boring. It’s a flatline. It’s more than humour lightening the mood of a dark book, it’s more than relief of tension, it’s like … I dunno, the peaks and valleys of life. One minute everything is funny, but the next minute you’re hurting, and you feel both so much more deeply because they’re beside each other.
I think humour’s really important in a book. Especially in a book where you really want people to feel the emotional parts. I gotta put one more plug in for Fullmetal Alchemist here, but I think the author of the series, Hiromu Arakawa is just a master at humour. She’s written a series that is quite dark, but as she mentions in her author’s notes, she really believes in comics being “entertaining.” So she has these great humorous moments that really humanize the characters and their relationships, and it makes a very dark story so much more vibrant. I want to be like her when I grow up.