Mamma mia it’sa my dubstep!
this tank top makes my boobs look so amazing I just walked into a door because I was distracted by my own cleavage good morning everyone
its 8:30 at night
This post is 2 months old but it’s nice to see you can tell the time that’s a very good skill to have mate
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- someone: looks like urine trouble
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- tumblr: I FUCKING LITERALLY CAN'T RIGHT NOW
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the reason the mary sue thing being such bullshit is it’s never been about female characters not having flaws. it doesn’t matter how many flaws they have they’ll still be accused if the narrative doesn’t completely shit on them (and sometimes if it does!)
like Athena’s character development and flaws are spelled out at the end of the narrative? BY HER? She says something like “with the support of everyone I was finally able to face my past I’d been unable to deal with”. Because she was having a fuckton of trouble facing it before! That’s why she didn’t tell anyone about ANYTHING when she really should have. And she needed people to help her.
Not to mention that Simon is just as mean to her as he is to Apollo and Phoenix- jumping on her every time she makes a mistake or jumps the gun, calling her impulsive and brainless, telling her she’s like a child etc. She’s even subjected to the hawk assaults and sword slashes as much as they are?
Not to mention other characters noting things like “you are way too competitive” or Apollo constantly having to tell her to calm down (and calling her “tiger” who the fuck do you think u are Apollo Mary Jane Watson OH GOD TELL ME SOMEONE DREW THIS), or that time she seriously hurt Myriam’s feelings and Apollo was like “ATHENA YOU HAVE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS YOU WERE TOO HARSH!!!”
She goes into panic attacks doubting herself and needs people to encourage her and help her when that happens too?
seriously, this is 100 percent people being upset that she’s also respected and focused on and gets to kick ass and accomplish thing aka the NARRATIVE DOESN’T SHIT ON HER.
I mean yeah, if you think about it, Apollo and Phoenix are probably made fun of SLIGHTLY more (mostly Apollo really) but not significantly so? And the reason Athena is mocked a little less prrrooooobably has to do with the game creators thinking it’s funnier to knock dudes down a peg, but it’s far more typical for lady characters to be condescended to and constantly criticized. WOW.
And about her power? The whole game was about emotions and that people should pay more attention to how important they are, and denying that they have their place in the courtroom is really harmful. Which, as I’ve said, is really interesting and positive from a feminist theory perspective, especially since Athena was determined to CHANGE THE SYSTEM because the court was super dismissive of her when she was younger? But she’s proving her way is important- not the answer to everything (the Judge specifically says her power alone isn’t enough to determine a verdict, but it can uncover contradictions that leas to a truth supported by evidence). jfc the undertones to this couldn’t be more obvious when the bad guy condescends to Athena calling her a “strange little girl with useless ideas”. A woman is cast out for being strange, for trying to make her voice heard, for having different ideas than the men around her. I’m not sure if it was on purpose, but it definitely seems to be a metaphor for men dismissing a woman’s point of view and traditionally feminine wisdom while touting emotionless rationality (aka what is percieved to be “male wisdom”) as the only way. This is seriously word for word the shit you’ll find in feminist theory articles about women working in technical professions, or other male dominated fields.
And I’m supposed to think Athena proving these dudes wrong and showing emotions as important is a BAD THING? Fuck no, Athena is amazing, and I’m really pleased with the game for telling this story, whether they meant to or not. No way should anyone be mad they didn’t shit on Athena like most other narratives would. They gave us a flawed, dynamic kickass character who was dismissed and silenced by older men, and charged straight into a male-dominated profession and revolutionized it.
And as I’ve said, i’m especially defensive of Athena because she has panic attacks and shit, and as someone who suffers from that, it’s really important to me that she was helped by others and able to deal with tat.
If a girl is to do the same superman thing where he takes off his disguise, we just look pervy. Not the same effect
First of all: bullshit.
Secondly: If you are not doing the Linda Carter spin, then you’re doing it wrong.
how did you do that so smoothly?
if tamagotchis are seriously coming back next fall then I am fully prepared to be a 20 year old with twelve tamagotchis.