if I split up my tumblr and kept this one for drawing and got another one for talking and discussing things and reblogging, would you follow it? kinna afraid that my roommates are ready to murder me for all my fandom shit so yeah
I sleep fine on the weekends, but every morning before I have class I wake up from an anxiety dream. It’s always something different. Last night I was riding a train back from VA and the train kept catching fire and I kept losing my bags and getting lost in crowds in different cities.
It’s really fucking with me! This hasn’t happened to me any other school year, just during this class, like fucking clockwork.
Every female who is not lesbian or dead wanted to have sex with M.C. in the books. It was pretty ridiculous! I did not get the appeal… Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is an interesting take on the vengeance idea, if you’re want a good revenge film!
Yeah then that kinda seals it. (Especially since why the fuck would everybody want to fuck that guy, there was absolutely nothing special about him???)
I think this problem starts when someone thinks "I am writing a female character" rather than "I am writing a person"
The fact that they are female is important to their character, yes, but you are writing a person first and foremost.
A lot of people suggest to those who have trouble writing female characters that a way to get started is to make up a male character, then turn them female. There’s something to that as a basepoint, but it’s also kind of problematic.
The fact that “person” tends to automatically mean “male” is just fucked up and stupid. Every character should be a person before they’re whatever gender they are, with all the triumphs and failings that comes with that. Their gender will inform their development as a person, but a woman is never just “a woman”. If that’s the most important thing that a character is, you’ve failed.
Talking about empowering women in book/movie portrayals (I just need this here)
Katie:i feel like stuff is more empowering when there's a degree of fun to it
Katie:but i'd rather be empowered by watching women be proactive and /happy/
Katie:not brutalized and then returning the brutalization in turn
Me:god that's an excellent way to put it
Me:it's hard to see it as rising above something when a lot of times it's just… taking what you're given and throwing it back. i guess in some ways there's strength to it but in the end it's just… how is that any better?
Katie:it's not women being strong because they just are
Katie:it's them being strong because they're forced to be
Katie:and there's a place for that sure but the levels these types of things take it to just unsettles me
Me:agreed. and… i dunno, it can often feel like it's male writers trying to say "hey, look, we made you strong!" without any understanding of what the actual problem is, or what should be done. it's just oh, make muscular female characters that kick ass. which, don't get me wrong, is nice to see, but it only goes so far.
I read the first two books in the series and oh my god they were awful! Apparently being a strong female character means…I’m not even sure. SHE’S STRONG BUT WE ABUSE HER FOR TITILLATION ANYWAYS????
I’m getting kind of sick of things that try to pass themselves off as being empowering when it’s really just kind of gore porn. I dunno. Like, there’s a place for vengeance stories and they aren’t always bad? I enjoy a good vengeance flick every now and then. But it seems like there’s this trend of totally brutalizing women and then having them return the brutalization to their attackers and passing that off as empowerment when it just feels like another violation. Destroying your abuser doesn’t equalize you, you know? I’m much rather be empowered by seeing women being proactive and happy.
Plus, and honestly I don’t know that much about it, but reading about the author’s experience witnessing a rape, I can’t help but feel like the book is his way of re-writing his own history. “Look, I fixed everything! I solved the crime and got the girl.” Lisbeth’s behavior rings totally false when it comes to the guy, and it just feels really forced. I was reminded of Dan Brown’s thinly veiled self-insert, honestly.
Nickelodeon can no longer be completely asinine and sexist in the “Avatar” toys they make. They have never once released any action figures of Toph, Katara, Azula, Ty Lee, Mai, Suki, or indeed ANY female character from “ATLA”… despite making multiple action figures of every male lead, even the previous male Avatars who weren’t even named in the show.
But do they think they can get away with not making one of Korra?
I DON’T. And you better believe I am going to buy pretty much every single Korra action figure that comes out. She will have adventures with ponies on my desk.