sevensneakyfoxes:

carolyn-claire:

frecklestherobot:

purplexeyed:

Fuck the word “Mary Sue”. It is literally shorthand 90% of the time for “your character is female and doesn’t act how I want a female to act so I don’t like her.” Or “your character is female and a self-insert/wish fulfillment and that makes her bad.” As if a large chunk of male characters AREN’T self-inserts or wish fulfillment characters.

You know what I’ve noticed? That the qualifications of realistic or relatable are only applied to female characters in these genres. No one questions that Steve Rogers apparently learned French, computer and technology skills, an advanced fighting technique, and had the free time to catch up on history and pop culture between The Avengers and The Winter Soldier. But Skye is good at computers and can learn how to be an agent rather quickly? MARY SUE WHO DESERVES TO DIE.

SO many male characters are Marty Stu self-inserts, like, pretty much ALL of them. Men don’t care; hell, they’re into it. Women don’t care if male characters are “too good to be true” either. Why is that? Why are we so ready to buy into those ridiculous male characters but balk at the female ones?

Tony Stark is the biggest self-insert, self-indulgent male fantasy FUCKING EVER (genius, billionaire, ladies man superhero who has a pithy comeback for everything?  COME THE FUCK ON), and yet I never see a single comment about how he’s unrealistic.  NOT. ONE.  Or any of the other male characters out there.  I never see a single comment about mary stus or unrealistic male characters.  It’s ONLY WOMEN.
I think the larger problem is that EVEN WOMEN have trouble envisioning women as being anything other than flawed, weak characters.  When they’re smart or pithy or rich while being pretty?  MARY SUE!  OMG UNREALISTIC!  OMG ANNOYING!  We can’t seem to accept these characters, and almost seem to view them as a THREAT.  I still remember back in the SPN days when people lost their SHIT over Jo because she was a “threat” to the guys on the show (god forbid anything get in the way of the slash pairings).  And so she was UNREALISTIC and ANNOYING!  BLAH BLAH PATHETIC EXCUSE BLAH!
No one is saying that every female character should be the pinnacle of perfection, but the fact that women who receive the same treatment as a lot of male characters (aka they are given power and perhaps one or more positive characteristic) are the only ones getting called out on it?  Troubling.
Fuck it.  I love mary sues.  WHAT THE FUCK IS A MARY SUE ANYWAY?  Because these days it seems like a mary sue is a character that is pretty damn awesome.  So bring on the mary sues.  What’s WRONG with having a character that’s fucking awesome that you can relate to or want to swap places with?

Ok but can we talk about how in Agents of SHIELD, Skye’s actual name is Mary Sue which is so obviously a dig from the writers, knowing exactly how the fandom was going to react to her character?
and how she actually became one of the most dynamic characters on the show with realistic motivations and flaws?

sevensneakyfoxes:

carolyn-claire:

frecklestherobot:

purplexeyed:

Fuck the word “Mary Sue”. It is literally shorthand 90% of the time for “your character is female and doesn’t act how I want a female to act so I don’t like her.” Or “your character is female and a self-insert/wish fulfillment and that makes her bad.” As if a large chunk of male characters AREN’T self-inserts or wish fulfillment characters.

You know what I’ve noticed? That the qualifications of realistic or relatable are only applied to female characters in these genres. No one questions that Steve Rogers apparently learned French, computer and technology skills, an advanced fighting technique, and had the free time to catch up on history and pop culture between The Avengers and The Winter Soldier. But Skye is good at computers and can learn how to be an agent rather quickly? MARY SUE WHO DESERVES TO DIE.

SO many male characters are Marty Stu self-inserts, like, pretty much ALL of them. Men don’t care; hell, they’re into it. Women don’t care if male characters are “too good to be true” either. Why is that? Why are we so ready to buy into those ridiculous male characters but balk at the female ones?

Tony Stark is the biggest self-insert, self-indulgent male fantasy FUCKING EVER (genius, billionaire, ladies man superhero who has a pithy comeback for everything?  COME THE FUCK ON), and yet I never see a single comment about how he’s unrealistic.  NOT. ONE.  Or any of the other male characters out there.  I never see a single comment about mary stus or unrealistic male characters.  It’s ONLY WOMEN.

I think the larger problem is that EVEN WOMEN have trouble envisioning women as being anything other than flawed, weak characters.  When they’re smart or pithy or rich while being pretty?  MARY SUE!  OMG UNREALISTIC!  OMG ANNOYING!  We can’t seem to accept these characters, and almost seem to view them as a THREAT.  I still remember back in the SPN days when people lost their SHIT over Jo because she was a “threat” to the guys on the show (god forbid anything get in the way of the slash pairings).  And so she was UNREALISTIC and ANNOYING!  BLAH BLAH PATHETIC EXCUSE BLAH!

No one is saying that every female character should be the pinnacle of perfection, but the fact that women who receive the same treatment as a lot of male characters (aka they are given power and perhaps one or more positive characteristic) are the only ones getting called out on it?  Troubling.

Fuck it.  I love mary sues.  WHAT THE FUCK IS A MARY SUE ANYWAY?  Because these days it seems like a mary sue is a character that is pretty damn awesome.  So bring on the mary sues.  What’s WRONG with having a character that’s fucking awesome that you can relate to or want to swap places with?

Ok but can we talk about how in Agents of SHIELD, Skye’s actual name is Mary Sue which is so obviously a dig from the writers, knowing exactly how the fandom was going to react to her character?

and how she actually became one of the most dynamic characters on the show with realistic motivations and flaws?

bludhavenbird:

Repost! TWD Group today

Hey look I’m Carol! I’m at comic con! Look at my cool friends!

bludhavenbird:

Repost! TWD Group today

Hey look I’m Carol! I’m at comic con! Look at my cool friends!

catskid100:

From now on Im going to speak like an anime protagonist giving an inspirational speech, because….. *clenches fist* because there are people who believe in me! People who are constantly giving me strength! And even if they’re not with me right now…. *faint smile at the ground*…. They’re always sending  me their wishes a-and I want to be able to give them courage too!!!!

captainstevebarnes:

[BURSTS THROUGH THE DOOR] Alright Kids, let me tell you something about this cutie right here and why I really am excited for Agent Carter and the next season of AOS AND WHY HE IS IMPORTANT IN BOTH SERIES.

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See that cutie, that cutie is Antoine Triplett who is a well respected Shield Agent. He is also grandson to a Mr. Gabe Jones 

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One of the Howling Commandos and a man who excelled at languages, knowing German, and French.Wonderful man, well respected you should get to know and love his character.

NOW LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING NOT MANY PEOPLE NOW ABOUT HIM. After the war, he joined SHIELD and became one of their top agents, he went on many missions, but he still had a social life. See there was this girl a few years after the war that he had romantic relations with.

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Agent Peggy Carter. Ya’ll think I’m shitting go check their comic Wikis. They where one of the first interracial couples Marvel did. Now, this is what I really think Marvel needs to do, really really really needs to do. In Agent Carter I want them, not in the first season, maybe in the second, but in the third, I’d like for their friendly relationship that they both have had since the war to slowly develop into a romantic one. I want there to be complex emotions about this, I want there to to be period typical drama in regards to their races and how Peggy is his boss, and I want this cutie in AOS

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To talk about how he goes to see is grandma every chance he can when he’s in Brooklyn, listening to her war stories about the howling commandos and how his grandfather and Captain America where amazing. She then complains about how sometimes Grandpa Gabe would come home covered in soot from a mission, her vibrant brown eyes twinkling with laughter. Sometimes he has to remind her where she was at in her story, but he doesn’t mind. Not one bit.

fuckyeahantoinetriplett:

Antoine Triplett Appreciation Week | Day 4 -  BJ Britt Appreciation

BJ Britt + Instagram

I need tumblr to get on board Agent Triplett train, because I need more BJ Britt on my dash

gazzymouse:

(x) John Boyega from Attack the Block and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII sent some very confident sounding tweets today about a possible future with other Disney films in a specific franchise and even a specific character… Boyega (22) has been rumored to be playing T’Challa for over two years, but on a list of many other possible actors. Do you think he knows something we don’t know or maybe he’s just wishful-tweeting?

gazzymouse:

(x) John Boyega from Attack the Block and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII sent some very confident sounding tweets today about a possible future with other Disney films in a specific franchise and even a specific character… Boyega (22) has been rumored to be playing T’Challa for over two years, but on a list of many other possible actors. Do you think he knows something we don’t know or maybe he’s just wishful-tweeting?

cappyrogers:

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[VIBRATES WITH EXCITEMENT]

sheis-theslayer:

When people complain that Buffy Summers is whiny or impulsive or annoying all I can think to say is:

  1. No. Stop.
  2. She’s 22 when Sunnydale falls into a pit do you understand me what were you doing when you were 22. Were you saving the world? That’s right I thought not.

So unless you had to kill your boyfriend at age 17 to save the world or throw yourself to your death to save your sister at age 20 you can just sit down or come help me build my Buffy Summers altar.

Necromancy Bells

knitmeapony:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

IMPORTANT.

knitmeapony:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

IMPORTANT.