Xi-1 wrote:@Yokai_Moon: You think that would be bad? I refer you to Negi Springfield, the protagonist of Magister Negi Magi, known in Japan as Mahou Sensei Negima, or just Negima. He's also the character in my avatar. At the start of the series he is 9 years old, and in the main sweep of events he doesn't get older than 10 (naturally not counting post-timeskip when he's 19, because it's so little of the story). Negi teaches a class of 14-15 year old Japanese girls, most of whom think he's one of the cutest things they've ever saw. And yes, he develops a harem. Unintentionally, since he's trying to be the proper Welsh gentleman, and because he's trying not to complicate his teacher-student relationship with the class. That still doesn't change the presence of a ten-year-old with a harem (about 7 girls near the middle of the story).
So there already are worse things in fiction than a 13-year-old with a harem... hm. Are we counting the fact that Junior is essentially a dead boy? Because that complicates matters.
Well thanks, but you really didn't need to explain Negima to me because I did read it. Storyline wasn't that great, only read it for the yuri (Konoka and Setsuna were really my only favorite characters, Asuna seemed to mary-suish to me...), and yes the harem theme turned me away from reading any continuation of the series. I could try to explain the entire reasons behind my detest for harems, but I won't bore you with the details...so I'll keep this short. I believe harems are just an overdone, stale, unentertaining, and unoriginal and, honestly, JR just seems too nice of a dead boy...plus I mean...he's dead...
JR is just too nice, always putting himself before others, he even puts up with his sister's obsession with him; he's kind to Mimi and stood up to his own mother to keep her safe-that doesn't mean he likes her- Their relationship is like someone finding a wounded dog treats and nurses it back to health. The dog (Mimi) is scared, and angry, but will gradually warm up to the person trying to take care of it (JR.). His entire character would probably be destroyed if a JR-centric harem was introduced. What people should do is have fun writing their own story using BM's characters; a fanficition of a fanfiction is as close to a harem as you're going to get.
Oh and there are plenty worst things than a 13 year old with a harem in a fanfiction. War is worse, wrongful death is worse, starving children in a 3rd world country is worse. Someone holding women captive for 10 years is pretty freaking worse, the list is endless. Fact of the matter is anything that is worse than current topic is irrelevent because it's not about any of those; it's just about someone said something I disagreed with and I commented on it.