**the hobbit

It still confuses me that…if The Hobbit wanted more female characters, why didn’t they just gender-swap half the dwarves…..??????  Make 6 or 7 dwarves dwarf-women?? Why not??????

To be clear: this isn’t an anti-Tauriel post. But creating an entirely new character and doing all those screenwriting backflips to make her relevant to the story took a lot of time and effort and screentime and inventing new plotlines–which isn’t necessarily a bad thing– but….

But gender-swapping half of the dwarves would have given us MORE badass female leads, with less work… ???? 

And yeah some people would’ve complained about the gender-swapping not being book-accurate, but those same people complain even more when you add a non-canon character??? I mean…I’m pretty sure the backlash against adding a non-canon character who takes up a ton of screentime is far greater than the backlash against gender-swapping existing characters (especially since they’re characters who we wanted and expected to be altered, because most had zero personality in the original book.)

Again this isn’t anti-Tauriel, it’s just….why didn’t they take the route that would’ve given us more female characters, with less work, and less backlash….???

Author Rec List

Star Wars Shit:
@poplitealqueen
@punsbulletsandpointythings
@deadcatwithaflamethrower (BOTH FANFIC AND, THEY PUBLISHED A BOOK YA’LL)
@the-last-hair-bender
@thebisexualmandalorian
@kristsune
@anthrotmnt
@thefreelancerdivision (doesn’t have fic that I know of, but they got Quality Headcanons and Fic Ideas)
@norcumi
@markwatnae (TEENEY PADAWAN AU MAKES ME CRY??)
@gallusrostromegalus

There is More I’m forgetting tbh

Red vs Blue
@riathedreamer
@littlefists
There is another I’m forgetting
Actually there are A Lot I’m forgetting tbh

Transformers
arctapus on FF.net (The Diego Diaries)
@anthrotmnt (their crossover TFA/TCW thing makes me cry still)

Tolkienverse
@determamfidd (GO👏READ👏SANSUKH👏NOW)
There is More but IDK their urls or Ao3

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Feisty Little Hobbit

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