I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes
Babies have no concept of object permanence
That’s one of the sickest burns I’ve ever read.
the gaming industry annoys me a lot because it has the potential to be the most creative and diverse outlet we have but like. nah. we got cod. and fifa. 0 female leading characters. the exact same slightly rough looking, dark haired, middle aged white dude.. 3/10
friendly reminder that the only reason fictional characters “choose” anything is because real actual people write them that way
This why I couldn’t with JR Ward saying that no queer women or vampire women of color had “appeared to her”. She claimed her characters were in charge when fans asked for more diversity. Meanwhile it’s okay for V and Wrath to co-opt whatever she considers to be AAVE.
Authors refusing to take responsibility for what they create is why I have almost no patience for the whole “muse” and “my characters are in charge” style of talking about writing
Proper writer definitions.
“Muse" = "noises cats makes."
”My characters are in charge" = "I have no confidence in my own imagination"
OR “No, no, no, that’s what my characters say and think, not me. Really…”
Also why it’s perfectly acceptable to call comic companies on the bs outfits they put female characters in. If a cosplayer (or anyone!) wants to run around in fishnets, high heels and a low cut leotard, that’s their choice, and their right. No body policing, no shaming. If a comic company slaps a ‘super hero crime fighter’ in this same getup, I’m calling them sexist assholes. The character didn’t ‘choose’ anything. A guy who wanted to draw women like that did.
it’s important to realize that any narrative that portrays heterosexuality as endangered in any context is homophobic by nature because it prioritizes a completely metaphorical situation over what actual gay people face everyday
and by making a heterosexual romance the main plot, in a context where it is forbidden, even if every single character isn’t straight, it is making sure the narrative knows that the heterosexual romance is the most important, the most real, and the most genuine
now add this in with a premise that assumes sex=gender and that outlawing only heterosexual sex causes a rift between 2 genders and casts the only androgynous/ambiguously gendered characters as the villains
and yes, you get a plot that is entirely transphobic and homophobic and i’m so sorry you consider this to be “tumblr complaining” when the erasure and invalidation of our identities is a very real issue especially when so many people are uncritical of this
in case you don’t know: this post is about urbance
I’m rly disappointed in learning about the plot of Urbance, because it is really problematic. I’m mostly disappointed because it seems to be primarily made up of POC characters, and to have such a MOGAI offensive plot is just…it makes me a little sad and a little confused on where to stand on the issue.