is this about princess nine or something else?
1. in the case of Princess Nine, the team losing and not going to koshien isn’t more “realistic”. “realistic” in this case is an assumption, an idea, that failure and loss and not getting ahead or having anything good happen is inherently more realistic because… because, basically. people have accomplished things throughout history that still blows people’s minds today. women have done shit in history that has gone forgotten, ignored, or even plain covered up. a baseball team of all women winning and going to koshien is not unrealistic - there is simply the assumption it is, because we get this thought put in our brains that things like this, people struggling against history and bullshit in society, and winning, is somehow unrealistic… and in this case, it’s especially because it’s women. a rag tag team of all-men winning and going to koshien? who’d disbelieve that? we’re not coded to believe such a thing is “unrealistic” in this case.
there are tons of real history out there that we’d be lead to believe couldn’t possibly be “realistic” because of the bullshit we’re taught about how shit works out in the world.
2. this longing for “realism” is the same kind of shit that leads to a fuckload of stories about people who would not generally be considered the main character in a story, to put it one way, ending with misery, or failure, or just getting to the point of where many other people’s stories would start. i think in particular all the stories out there of gay people, lesbian people, bi people, trans people, queer people, and on and on, that end without being able to get love, or end with death, or end with a general vacuum of happiness, because that’s more “realistic”, right?
it’s a bullshit idea that ignores everything around it and the very people it’s about. “realism” here isn’t realism at all, it’s the idea that loss and misery and failure is, somehow, inherently more realistic, just because it feels bad, or because we expect certain people, certain groups, to have these failures and these miseries.