Anonymous said: Will we see anyone in the pantheon who isn't toned and like a magazine model? I just wonder if there's anyone who's full figured. I look at my favorite and iconic pop idols, and I look at the amazingness that Cass Elliot and her voice brought as a solo singer and as a member of the Mamas and the Papas. Although I guess I just ask because you say there are many composites to the pantheon. (Sorry for rambling, I just love what you, Jamie, Matt, and Clayton, and what you do with the book)
Cass Elliot is great. Love her.
Body diversity is where we’ve fallen short of our standards in WicDiv, at least in terms of the current generation pantheon. There’s certainly arguments that it says something about bodytypes in pop circa 2014. Exceptions are outliers, etc. But still. By the time we realised that we’d leaned towards very slender to very athletic body types with some of the cast, the remaining characters’ roles and archetypes demanded they take certain forms too.
We played with the Morrigan being much fuller figured in the conceptual process, but ended up deciding that played into a different and possibly dangerous and offensive set of stereotypes. That the member of the cast who is most obviously unstable is the one with a less media-standard body type? That’s incredibly loaded.
We’ll do what we can as continue, in short. We’re aware of it.
Thankfully, us fat girls gave up holding our breath waiting for representation a long time ago.
It’s disappointing when your favorite artists don’t deliver, but not particularly surprising.
Err, I’m finding this problematic, as I (and other feminists I know) also use the term to warn one another against men who DO “support women” simply to get into their pants. I’ve seen it, I’ve lived it, and it pisses me off.
If the fucking brodude bigots have taken that term away from us, what do we use now?
So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.
God, what a Mary Sue.
I just described Batman."
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