A popular theme among the Jedi Padawan stories that I've noticed (I can only really speak for them, I mainly read prequels) is where the Jedi in question goes through huge amounts of physical torment and, occasionally, huge amounts of pyschological torment. Sadistically, I enjoy this. Angst is a staple of fan fiction--some of us just like seeing what will make them wriggle and what will make them scream, but how severe are the lines? What do we deem worthy of the term "angst," and what reaches Am's coined phrase, "psycho angst?" What is simply h/c? If a Jedi is tortured, and the story covers both the strenuous torture itself (while keeping within PG-rating) and then goes into the long, hard road of recovery where anger is dealt with and resentment comes at, oh, the Master not protecting his Padawan, which is the real angst-winner? Are they of the same level, or different ones? And, more on the pointed edge of the question, when do the angst-ridden situations in a story become comic because of their frequent occurence, or, Force forbid, boring (the curse of a writer)? Opinions?