ninfia asked: draw yourself as a magical girl!!!
I made a comic. Don’t have a tablet or whatevers so this is a phone pic of my sketchbook page :3
That was the best idea to put on Regina Spektor radio. Seriously.
whedon’s weird “mysterious waifish little girl who is mentally ill but in a way that makes her doll-like and sexy” fixation is a plague that must be purged from the very face of mass media with the flames of a thousand hells
I’ve seen a few posts about this apparent Whedon-Trend - I guess prompted by the after-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy? And maybe I’m not familiar enough with the Whedonverse to really get it but I will say that I have heard people refer to River as a “sexy” character. But I don’t know if in her case the problem was her characterization, as far as I can tell the problem is more in the attitude that messed-up young girls are a “sexy” thing.
Like, I had heard people refer to River as Sexy before watching Firefly so as I was watching the show I was like, waiting for it. Waiting for her to be sultry or sensual or something and it never happened and I was left thinking “what the hell are people talking about, River isn’t sexy at all?” She’s introduced naked, she’ conventionally attractive, she’s powerful, but he’s not sexy. Her nudity is not done sexily, unless to your mind hurt and abused and scared are “sexy” traits. I guess in a lot of media and in the minds of some people they are and I think that’s gross - so I see why people are complaining, because breaking girls is getting old. But I think we need to somehow check that attitude toward broken girls in more than just media tropes. Honestly, I liked how it was done with River better than a lot of other interpretations of the trope.
Anyway I watched Firefly half-waiting or expecting River to somehow be a “sexy” character and she wasn’t. And I later asked my boyfriend about it and he was like “what? No! River isn’t sexy. Malcolm Reynolds is sexy, but River?”
And that’s why I like him.