I’ve been wanting to do something new with this blog for a while. Occasionally I’ll reblog fandom posts that I come across and I’m always open to people submitting their own fandom-related posts.
So, besides character posts and defenses, what else do you want to see on here?
Anonymous said: Was my post about Gao Mikado erased because is it not enough? If so I understand...
I found it! Tumblr savior was hiding it.
As usual, here’s a list of characters that are currently in my inbox. Recently submitted characters are towards the bottom:
I absolutely love that when a fandom sees a white man do something, it’s funny and it’s witty and it’s fine, but the second a woman of color does that same thing, it’s Holy Shit What a B*tch time.
Sherlock, in the BBC series, insults and belittles Sally. Every time we see them interact. He acts as though she is incompetent at her job and publicly demonizes her for her sex life, which is hers alone and none of his damn business. But apparently, that’s just fine.
But when Sally, who has worked hard to get where she is and Sherlock strikes that skill down like it’s nothing, isn’t allowed to retaliate? Yes, what she calls him is cruel, but really? Nothing compared to what Sherlock has been doing to her. We see in The Sign of Three that she’s capable, that she is competent, that she knows what the fuck she’s doing. And Sherlock acts like she isn’t. All the damn time.
Sherlock’s cruel to Sally right back and I frankly don’t give a damn who started it, I give a damn who the fandom demonizes for it.
Another example is in Elementary:
The reason Joan did this was because Sherlock had JUST DONE IT.
In a childish fit, Sherlock has broken some of their shared property, and Joan knows that sort of hissy fit throwing won’t solve a damn thing.
Joan has been a sober companion for some time now, and understands how people work. She understands how to make people understand that destructive behaviors are fruitless and that they aren’t productive, and that is EXACTLY what she’s just done.
She’s shown Sherlock that, though it might make a good stress relief to smash shit, it won’t solve anything. It will never solve anything. So she does it and proves that it’s pointless to do so.
And yet I saw so many people watch this scene and say “This is when I just really started disliking Joan.”
The woman of color does something the white guy LITERALLY just fucking did. And somehow she’s the one in the wrong.
Fandom members can swear up and down they’re not racist or sexist or misogynist, but if you condemn the woman of color for the same action you condone when the white man does it?
Chances are you’re a racist misogynist and need to step the fuck off.
I get that Sugar’s the main antagonist and that normally you’re supposed to hate her so it was no shock she got on this list. So without further ado, let’s get started with this defense.
Is a Honey Boo-Boo knockoff,
This was basically what her personality was based off of. I would prefer the word parody or inspiration rather then the word “knockoff” but whatever. She did talk in a southern accent and she is a pageant queen, but that’s basically just her personality, which is basically based off on Honey Boo-Boo, just like how Ella was based off on Snow White.
is a bitch towards Ella,
This I can’t defend too much. Sugar thought that Ella was actually trying to be nice in order to gain her trust, which she wanted none of. Even though Ella really didn’t want to hurt Sugar, she just plain out didn’t trust her, which could is what most people would do in these situations. Also, Sugar made obvious notions that she didn’t give two shits about Ella, but Ella really did want their friendship to work out, even if there was none to begin with.
gross and fat.
Okay yeah Sugar is disguising, that I definitely can’t say anything good about. But her being fat isn’t much of a reason to hate her. Hating someone on their wait is just plain out rude and unnecessary, just because she ain’t got dem curves doesn’t mean she can’t be liked. She is easily dislike able in many aspects, but being hated on because their fat is a pretty low blow. Sugar’s all about that bass, so it doesn’t matter.
- Notoriously difficult even on the easiest settings
I don’t even want to start on the stupidity of this statement.
Skullgirls is a hard game. And meant to be so, because it was designed for the fighting game enthusiast. The primary features of Skullgirls are a no-infinite combo system and customisable assists in addition to a team ratio system and perhaps the most balanced set of characters to come out of a fighting game. It’s for the person who counts frames, for the person who has an arcade style stick, for the person who bought Divekick and for the person who giggles over “Salty Cupcakes” because lord knows there has been some mad salt in this post.
If you don’t get any of that, chances are you are not the target market of Skullgirls. If you’ve come to Skullgirls expecting something a cakewalk, then you’re in for a surprise. Marie is a gatekeeper to the ending of whichever character you’ve chosen, and her multi-stage boss fight is a test of stamina and skill. Skullgirls is a game that makes you work, and if it didn’t, it would be a disservice to the people who had bought it.
In Endless Beta mode, you have Marie 300%. A Marie fought at heavily inflated health and attack. This wouldn’t have been kept in the beta if the fans didn’t want it.
- one of the three required for True Story Mode but didn’t win the DLC voting, fans assumed that becoming playable would make her massively broken on principle
Part of the mystique of a final boss is that you don’t get to play them, or it’s a highly disappointing experience - just look at Seth from Street Fighter IV or Galactus from Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Marie would be massively nerfed or completely retooled for her for her to fit with the rest of the roster, and that would take the fun of why you’d want to play the Skullgirl. There really isn’t any hate here per se.
- poor characterization
This is a cheap shot as cheap shots get. Marie “suffers” from poor characterisation because she is the big bad in this game and part of the mystique of the big bad is that their story is not laid bare to you in its entirety. Her intentions are laid bare (we see that she is motivated by vengeance) and yet it is completely shrouded in mystery. Each character unlocks a different side of Marie in their quest to obtain the Skull Heart. She is not human, perhaps the least so of all the characters and we are not meant to be entirely sympathetic until the very last moment. If anything, Skullgirls features some great writing because we know absolutely nothing about Marie and yet we know everything behind her motivations.
- only liked by the Japanese because she’s a “goth loli meido.”
The statement here is that Japanese fans like her because she’s a “goth loli meido.” So we’re almost expecting a preference for her in fan depictions. pixiv, while not entirely indicative of Japanese fandom’s preferences, will often indicate who the more popular characters are. So let’s go through the current available cast of Skullgirls sans Eliza. (searches have had the Skullgirls/スカルガールズ tag added to it to filter results)
Filia - 319 searches
Squiggly - 211 Pieces
Big Band - 10 Pieces
Double - 154 Pieces
Valentine - 223 Pieces
Painwheel - 147 Pieces
Miss Fortune - 142 Pieces
Parasoul - 100 pieces
Peacock - 388 pieces
Cerabella - 191 pieces
Marie - 150 pieces
As we can see, Filia, Peacock and Valentine are the top three in terms of pieces of art on pixiv, placing her on the middle end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. So a girl with thunder thighs, mad acme loli and evil sexy nurse are more popular than Marie, at least on pixiv.
Because woah, I was pretty surprised to see this dearie on here. Let’s get right to it.
Notoriously difficult even on the easiest settings
Okay, let’s see here. Marie is supposed to be really strong and really scary: the Skullgirl is a one-woman army that can singlehandedly wreck cities and wipe out military groups. There’s a reason that there’s a bunch of organizations dedicated to creating weapons to deal with Skullgirls: they’re really dangerous, and left unchecked, can probably wipe out entire continents with relative ease. And then all the people they kill become their slaves, and the army keeps growing — they just become more and more problematic to the human race as time goes on. Scary stuff.
With all that in mind, the boss battle against her is a 1v1. You’ve got one person against this undead abomination who can summon countless undead slaves and onslaughts of animated bones, as well as just all this raw magical power, to smash your character’s face in. It’s supposed to be an “against all odds” sort of thing, even if you’re playing a character that was, storyline-wise, designed to beat Skullgirls. Of course you’re going to have trouble.
Once you learn all of her attacks, it’s not super hard. You just need to be able to look for the signs (moving shadows, her voice clips corresponding with her attacks, etc) and to learn to defend against them. Yes, her Level 3 phase is really ridiculous, but let’s keep in mind that it’s more or less the Skull Heart’s power going rampant and doing everything it can to destroy you. Makes sense with the storyline.
If you can’t beat her, keep practicing and figuring her out. Or just play on the lowest difficulty— I only really have trouble with Marie on Hard or higher.
Yes, this is true, HOWEVER. She is usually difficult if you’re a first timer. When you’re a first timer, yes she is difficult to beat. But when you play the boss fight at least twice it becomes a bit clear of what you have to do.
Oh my god are you really hating her JUST because she didn’t win a vote?? The next votes are whenever they are here and you’re able to vote/donate so you can play her! Don’t hate a character for something they didn’t actually do.
Yes, but this is an assumption. Not an actual fact. Thus a poor reason to dislike her
This is just an opinion. In my opinion her characterization is the best I’ve seen in ages
Everyone has the reasons to like and hate a character. If some Japanese people like her because shes a goth loli meido then so be it!
Anonymous said: Because Kamille was being hated at first but they like them later. Hating at him at first does count as controversial?
He was hated/controversial at one point in time, so I suppose he still counts.