*clings to Sailor Moon and Bomb Girls fandoms* You give me hope!
PSA: Fiction does not exist in a vacuum devoid of any social context. A sexist, homophobic, racist etc narrative doesn't magically stop being those things because the characters involved are fictional.
Someone being forced to have sex without informed consent is rape. It doesn't matter if it's a 'historical fantasy' or someone is brainwashed because comics or there's wacky body swap stuff going on. Lack of informed consent=rape.
If rape scenes or issues surrounding consent don't bother you, good for you. But here's a head's up: rape and sexual assault survivors aren't some mythical beings you can trot out to dismiss an argument, ie. "no real rape victim would take this seriously" (god I wish I was paraphrasing). We watch TV. We go to movies. We read books and comics. We consume the same media that you consume, and we express our opinions on the internet, same as you.So you can fuck off with "but it's fiction, why are you so offended???" Sexual assault isn't fictional to me.
Me (I have read the book): Um...
Yeah, that's me right now.
I didn't want to make serious head way on my next fic project until I had this draft done, so now I can move on to writing dark AU fic. *rubs hands with glee*
This fic has been the most challenging one I've ever written, but I'm proud of it. Even if no one reads it, I'll be proud. Of course, if people do want to read it that's even better! WWII AU with an ensemble cast of female characters doing top secret code breaking, anyone?
After this I have another AU planned, this time a Clint/Natasha fic where they're both freelance assassins who have a twisted, Bonnie and Clyde-style relationship because I felt like writing something dark.
- Don’t write women crying.
- Don’t show women having any emotions at all.
- Accept that women are always poorly developed in canon even if they have three times the screen time of the male characters.
- Don’t write women being weak.
- But don’t write them being stronger (physically or emotionally) than the guys, either. That would be unrealistic!
- Don’t write femslash.
- Don’t write het.
- Don’t write women having sex or experiencing any sexual desire.
- In fact, it’s probably best if you don’t write female characters at all.
I appreciate wanting her to have functional hair, but straight long hair still gets in the way in a fight. Would it be so hard to let her tie her hair back?
(and to all the people whining 'she's a secret agent, why does she have to have nice/curly hair,' first: some people have curly hair naturally, thank you very much (I'm one of them), second: dead straight hair like that takes a lot of work with straightening irons. Much more work than the wavy bob she had in Avengers)
*whimpers* So far everything about this movie sucks.