Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Being I'm a fan of dark fantasy, lovecraftian horror, and deconstructive tropes, I can write some brutal and gritty works that take the ideal fantasy image and tear it to shreds. My D&D game for instance has some very gruesome themes, graphic descriptions of violence, and some brutal acts against humanity in general. Especially if Demons are involved (which they usually are).
If my mother knew HALF the stuff I wrote I would be found hanged in the woods and nobody would be able to convict her if they read the other half. I have subverted so many tropes it makes my setting come off as crapsack utopia when I press the "Do not press" button.
Pen names. I have 2 pen names that should tell anyone the whole story. I heard of another writer who writes two different versions. Which has me wondering. Why can't you write a nice sweet one and the one you have to write and publish them both. Can you plagiarize yourself? : )