This thread was about changes to characters, not an excuse to have a pop @ new characters. Brian, as ever, has written with elocance to explain that difference.
|Posted: 11 January 2019 at 12:29am | IP Logged | 3
Yes, turning straight characters gay all of a sudden is a problem.
Increasing the number of female writers, ethnic writers, minority writers (however you define these) & characters that fit these descriptions is not a problem. That these characters talk about their situations is not a problem, & it shouldn’t be a problem, even if they are a derivative character (except that I don’t like derivative characters as it deuniques a character - but that’s a separate issue)
What is a problem is when an established character suddenly, with no previous indication, does a 180, or, through a series of managed manipulations, ends up in a situation where they do a 180 but it doesn’t look like a 180.
Look, don’t bemoan females writing about female issues. Women put up with a lot of crap - that we men just don’t realise. Even when we say we do, we don’t. They are even losing all their safe spaces through ‘self identification’ - concentrate on that, not on ‘have you seen this new female character? How come she manages to solve everything?’ Erm, because she’s the star of the book/film.
But Cyclops should still have never got together with Emma Frost