So the one thing that bothers me about every fantasy novel I've ever been been prevailed upon to read is the fact that nary a single character is even remotely relatable. They just don't have that relatability factor. So anyway, my idea (and I guess you could go so far as to say my philosophy) is that the structure of the typical fantasy novel is not only tired but misguided, and thus in dire need of change. And I'm of the opinion that quite a lot of such change would be needed to remedy the situation. But, at the same time, I recognise that too much change might be unpopular. After all, there are certain conventions which are basically staples and tantmaount to security-blankets for the fantasy genre, so I'm hesitant to push my ideas too far. I know it's stupid to care what other people think, and you should really just write the way you want, but I actually want to attract a publisher one day, so I want to take feedback on board. Okay, so to give you some perspective, I'm writing the story in first-person. And the character is wont to speak in what I guess you might call an historically incorrect fashion. It's not as if they're speaking like a Californian schoolgirl or anything, but they certainly pay more attention to certain things in their observations than do characters in your typical "epic" fantasy novels. Here are some phrases - taken out of context - which I think people might find unbefitting to a fantasy novel. I could easily change such phrases to suit what people have come to know as the old-timey way of speaking usually found in such books, but the point is, I don't want to change the phrasing. Anyhow, what say you? Do you think a character which speaks to you like an actual person (as opposed to the stereotypical heroic sonnet-singer fantasy guy) will be fetching or merely a faux pas?