every character is a queer character if you try hard and believe in yourself
She made a crack at her getting sold off, but that’s it. And it was more a “my mom’s a dick” kind of thing, and she moved on immediately. Like Isabela’s had a shitty life and made the best of it, but isn’t that everyone in 2??
Oh, yeah, don’t get me wrong, I love Isabela, and I get why she does most of what she does. But loving and understanding someone doesn’t mean going, “This is a totally acceptable—nay, downright noble—thing that they have done” when they make a bunch of rape and slavery jokes.
Is that asinine post about Cullen going around again?
Noooo, this time it’s one being like, “Well, Isabela was abused, too, therefore it’s okay that she makes rape jokes at Fenris’ expense to his face because humor is how she would deal with her abuse, and since he kind of uncomfortably laughs these jokes off clearly he’s super into it.”
And it’s like:
A) How Isabela copes with abuse doesn’t mean that Fenris copes the same way.
B) I’m pretty sure it’s canonically clear that, while Isabela is a humorous person, she doesn’t make jokes about her own abuse. I can’t recall that ever happening. Reflecting on what happened to her and coping with it always seems to take her to a dark place. So the premise of this gross viewpoint is even factually wrong.
C) Why does this read like it was written by a straight man? Who in the hell hears some of those conversations between Fenris and Isabela and comes away from that thinking that Fenris isn’t clearly uncomfortable?
So, it was entirely different person trying to romanticize abusive behavior to avoid admitting that their DA fave is problematic, I guess. This appears to be something of a problem in supposedly feminist DA fandom circles.
What is with people in the DA fandom believing that being an abuse survivor makes you immune to perpetuating abuse against others?
I’m gonna fucking scream.
Devs just said you can adjust Adam’s apple size for female Inquisitors.
Got an extra-short first day of work. So now the question is whether I’m going to spend that extra time being productive or playing video games and reading.
|Friend:||Hey why do you like that character so much?|
|Me:||Are you sure you're ready for this kind of conversation|
If you’re writing a character with on-screen interest in more than one gender – I’m leaving this open-ended instead of saying “if you’re writing a bi character” because of how infrequently what is basically bisexual representation is actually labeled as such within canon — and for plot reasons, you want them to be:
- Flaky and unreliable and flighty, please have at least one other multi-gender-attracted character who is reliable and steady and can be counted on
- Ravenously hungry for sex, more so than your straight, lesbian, and gay characters, please have at least one other multi-gender-attracted character whose sex drive is not one of the defining features of their characterization
- Untrustworthy, hedonistic, destructive, or evil, please have at least one other multi-gender-attracted character who is a good egg
- A teenaged girl who eventually decides her same-sex attraction was just part of her wild youth or was doing it for attention, please have at least one other multi-gender-attracted teenaged girl who stays that way
In other words, I’m not saying that we bisexuals (and pansexuals and polysexuals) are never flaky, never decide we aren’t really bi enough, never have overactive sex drives, or are ever evil. But here’s the thing. Straight (and gay and lesbian) people can be all of those first three things, too, and many of us are not. Yet they’re overrepresented when it comes to bisexual representation. As for that fourth thing, while it’s totally okay to be a teenaged girl who tries out various identities and eventually decide on straight, plenty of teenaged girls continue their attraction to women for the rest of their lives and get disrespected and disbelieved because of how prevalent the trope is.
Anyway, having a contrasting character who doesn’t fit destructive tropes can help mollify some of the negative effect of having them in the first place, if you absolutely must.
(Honestly, though, at this point they’re so overrepresented that I’d love it if people could just take this whole list as a “let’s not.”)