It's My Eleven Year Old Sister's Birthday Today
And she got a doll with tanned skin and white blonde hair. Now, my little sister likes unusual things, so I coud see that while she liked the doll, she wasn’t 100% about it. She’d have preferred something more mysterious looking, something with a bit more character.
So then I started telling her about Conina from the Discworld series, the beautiful girl who can kick everyone’s ass, and her adventures with Rincewind the Wizzard, and how the doll actually really reminded me of that character.
My sister has read all the Discworld books for younger audiences (Yes, I am a brainwasher, deal with it), so she’s familiar with Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany Aching and a whole slew of other characters.
And she suddenly turned to me and said:
“I really like Terry Pratchett, because he doesn’t ever write girls as girls. He writes them as people.”
My eleven year old sister.
Being awesome: She’s doing it right.