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spookyandsleepy  asked:

There is a slow magical transformation in my story that makes people very tall and quite muscular. I'm a guy. 3 male and 3 female characters go through it. I thought that maybe the girls won't be so thrilled, as being tall and muscular is seen as masculine. Transformation gives them various cool superpowers though. Having no experience with feminity, would that be a big problem for teen girls to go through? (1/2)

(2/2) They have guys in their group to compare to. I might write it differently for each one, since the other two might adapt easier, but I know one would have a big problem with being taller than most boys. Basically, would a typical girl find this situation embarassing or empowering?

You’re answering part of your ask yourself: as being tall and muscular is seen as masculine. But they aren’t. A woman can be tall and muscular and still be feminine.

Having no experience with feminity, would that be a big problem for teen girls to go through?


There’s no need to have experience with femininity to write a female teen character, as each and one of them should be a character on her own, with her own body type, her own issues with it, and her own agency over how she feels about herself. Not every teenager is feminine by social standars, and not every teenager perceives and interpretes femeninity as the same, and not every teenager feels femenine by doing or wearing what makes other teenager feel femenine.

Basically, would a typical girl find this situation embarassing or empowering?

Ask your typical local girl this question, the only problem is that there is no typical girl. What you have are stereotypes and beauty standards set by society. Feeling embarrased or empowered are also two very specific situations, try to make this a process, not to slow but not to fast either. Every character must go through a emotional change after their new bodies, someone feeling embarrased or empowered makes it sound to superficial. This particular character should be treated like any other.

I might write it differently for each one, since the other two might adapt easier, but I know one would have a big problem with being taller than most boys.

Not might, must. Your three females characters are different, with different stories to tell within the big one.

Long story short.
Each character is different from another, and since they all go through a physical change that will affect them in different aspects, they all will react to it differently, but it doesn’t have to, necessarily, collide with what they are expected to look. Are you sure your three male characters won’t feel bad being taller and muscular? Not everybody lives comfortably with what society tells us how to look, and this includes men.

Show through your words the changes this particular teenager goes through, what she looks like before and after, how she feels about it, how her life might improve or get worse, and what she decides to do with her new body type and cool superpowers.

Also, check out this answer by Writing Prompts and Junk

Good luck,

Lia

I had this person who was right for me all along and I knew I was waiting for someone, i just can’t believe it never happened until it did? How could the world wait so long to push us together. I can’t believe you were always there, but I guess that’s just another reason for me to say; that’s how I knew it was you, that’s how I knew I would love you.

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(I really like the idea of a story where a shinigami takes on the image of who you could become if you use the Death Note. Light kills his first person and Kira appears. He can decide whether to become this hateful person he sees in front of him, or manipulate and lie to him until he can become something even better - en even more divine god.)

((Oh, and I really love BB. BB is the person L could have become, had he taken a few wrong turns.))

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