bad writing à la teen wolf
rather than write a new female character with her own motivations and backstory. the new female characters are born from the same template
malia is a replacement for cora’s story arc/close relationship with the core cast
cora was a replacement for erica’s story arc/close relationship with the core cast
erica was killed off for no apparent reason
even part of erica’s character template was given to lydia in 3B. instead of creating three new narratives they used one female template to insert into scenes with a male cast member. there is no standalone cora/talia scenes
yeah, for most of its run, allison has been the only main female character on the show that wasn’t mostly interchangeable with the other main female characters. now with the addition of kira (who is awesome and who i adore so this is not a condemnation of her in any way) that is no longer true; allison and kira are similar enough in general family background and character development that i assume allison will be killed off fairly soon, as she is no longer useful.
i hate everything, but mostly i hate jeff davis’ inability to see female characters as anything other than interchangeable objects to be discarded at will.
accurate. allison’s character template is being reused for kira (even the romance story between her and scott is eerily similar). and victoria’s for kira’s mother. teen wolf female characters are really treated as interchangeable commodities by the writers. there is no effort for their character development to be unique or influential to the story
yeah, it’s obnoxiously identical right down to the sudden and shocking discovery of their family secrets and tragic/mysterious family backgrounds. i’m surprised that mr yukimura’s super intense/potentially insane sister hasn’t showed up to slink around in an evilly sexy fashion.
i tried to scroll past this but that one reblog just might save somebodies life
Disappointed in whoever scrolls past this
((I’m not surprised if I don’t get a reblog.not at all…))
OKAY BUT CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT BROOKLYN NINE NINE FOR A SECOND AND WHY PEOPLE NEED TO GET ON THIS SHIT:
- this can’t be said enough but a diverse cast!!!!! out of a main cast of 7, 4 are PoC. one of whom is gay, the other of whom subverts the ~angry black man~ trope and is the self-professed ‘proud mother hen’ of the precinct (and he also enjoys yoghurt parfaits, foreign films, and loves his daughters more than anything in the world), and the other two are latina women.
- speaking of which, ladies!!!! the women are in this show are all friends, and even have centric episodes based on their friendships. though one of the women is very competitive, they’re never catty, and they care about each other!
- once again touching on the ladies, one of the them is a typical “badass “character, with a penchant for leather jackets and destroying computers with fire extinguishers, and has no tragic backstory or reasoning for her behaviour, something that isn’t often seen with female characters like this.
- captain! holt! a gay black man who is the captain of the precinct. however, his sexuality is never made the butt of any joke, and the homophobia he faced in the NYPD is never glossed over or ignored, instead it is a central part of his character’s motivations. likewise, the sexism that women in the force would’ve been subjected to in the past has also been pointed out.
- with such a diverse cast, often shows feel the need to make fun of their character’s races (glee, i am looking at you), but not once has any character’s race been made into a joke. likewise, neither has holt’s sexuality, or the women’s gender.
- whilst the main character is a straight white male, he is made to recognize his privilege, which is not something you often see on television. instead, the privilege he has over his fellow colleagues is pointed out to him regularly, and he has called out the nypd for the discrimination they have shown.
- they subvert the nice guy trope!!!!! a male character had been pining over one of his colleagues for over a year, and not only did the show point out his behaviour as creepy and out of line (and nothing ~romantic), they apologized for it!
- and finally, every character on the show is an angel (except gina, but she’s wired to thrive on dysfunction), just about every combination of characters has been paired together in different episodes, and it’s fucking hilarious!!!!!
brooklyn nine nine is a hilarious show with a diverse cast - and not only treats this diverse cast with respect, but also points out the problematic behaviour directed towards them. it subverts the typically offensive tropes in comedy, whilst making jokes that don’t need to rely on race and sexuality. it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn close to it.
the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu
Blood is thicker than waterThe blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.
Great minds think alike, but fools seldom differ.
"Nobody wants a hero when there isn’t something to save."
I forget where I read that, and I’m probably paraphrasing, but that just stuck with me. Post War Useless and Unwanted Harry makes sense, not that its his fault, really. But heroes in peaceful times are trouble.