Today I had one of those thoughts that's kind of stating the obvious so there's little need to write it down, but it was in response to many people implying it wasn't true so I'm writing it down. It has to do with female characters. Or rather, the perfect female character. )
Today I had one of those thoughts that's kind of stating the obvious so there's little need to write it down, but it was in response to many people implying it wasn't true so I'm writing it down. It has to do with female characters. Or rather, the perfect female character. )
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Straw Man)
( Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:45 pm)
I saw a comment on tumblr about Starfire, the character. Now, I love Kory. I think she's awesome. If I was listing great DC females, she'd definitely be on it. Where I differed from the one comment I read was about...that outfit. Yes, Starfire's outfit. It was described on tumblr as "fairly fan service-y" but the commenter liked the way George Perez drew her to look strong and didn't overdo the sexy poses. They said "She’s muscular and bold, and she looks so natural and comfortable in it, as if, yeah, this is what she’s chosen to wear and she’s happy wearing it...Like, as a young and confused teenaged lady reading the Wolfman/Pérez run of Teen Titans, Koriand’r and her obvious happiness in her own skin, how boldly she showed her skin (like, think about it: she’s a warrior and she dresses like that? Conclusion: GIRL CAN WRECK YOUR ASS AND YOU WON’T EVEN SCRATCH HER) and how comfortable she was in her sexuality—gosh, that was freeing. I hate that when I read a comic starring Koriand’r these days, it’s obvious she isn’t dressed or posing for herself, but to pander to the presumed audience of teenage dudes."

And while I'm happy other people can feel that way, I can't even in her better portrayals. And I feel wrong in even trying. Because I think the outfit's just terrible. Warning: some nudity (non-sexual) within... )
sistermagpie: Thieving Magpie (Thief)
( Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:42 pm)
I saw a comment on tumblr about Starfire, the character. Now, I love Kory. I think she's awesome. If I was listing great DC females, she'd definitely be on it. Where I differed from the one comment I read was about...that outfit. Yes, Starfire's outfit. It was described on tumblr as "fairly fan service-y" but the commenter liked the way George Perez drew her to look strong and didn't overdo the sexy poses. They said "She’s muscular and bold, and she looks so natural and comfortable in it, as if, yeah, this is what she’s chosen to wear and she’s happy wearing it...Like, as a young and confused teenaged lady reading the Wolfman/Pérez run of Teen Titans, Koriand’r and her obvious happiness in her own skin, how boldly she showed her skin (like, think about it: she’s a warrior and she dresses like that? Conclusion: GIRL CAN WRECK YOUR ASS AND YOU WON’T EVEN SCRATCH HER) and how comfortable she was in her sexuality—gosh, that was freeing. I hate that when I read a comic starring Koriand’r these days, it’s obvious she isn’t dressed or posing for herself, but to pander to the presumed audience of teenage dudes."

And while I'm happy other people can feel that way, I can't even in her better portrayals. And I feel wrong in even trying. Because I think the outfit's just terrible. Warning: some nudity (non-sexual) within... )
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Huffy)
( Oct. 18th, 2010 03:47 pm)
I did not sleep at all last night and I'm embarrassed to admit it was actually because I was apparently annoyed by watching this show before bed. When I did fall asleep I kept waking up to bad dreams about the show! Not literally about the show, like starring Don Draper, but dreams that made me feel the same way. I don't even really know how I feel about it, so this might be incoherent as I try to sort through it.


spoilers, obviously )
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sistermagpie: Sigh. (Monet)
( Oct. 18th, 2010 03:45 pm)
I did not sleep at all last night and I'm embarrassed to admit it was actually because I was apparently annoyed by watching this show before bed. When I did fall asleep I kept waking up to bad dreams about the show! Not literally about the show, like starring Don Draper, but dreams that made me feel the same way. I don't even really know how I feel about it, so this might be incoherent as I try to sort through it.

spoilers, obviously )
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