betty swords

How I’ve Felt About “Adventure Time” Over the Years

2012: Heh. This show is really funny.

2013: Wait… there’s a backstory? Wow, this show is surprisingly deep!

2014: Oh my goodness, this show is getting real! Betty! Finn’s dad! Grass sword!

2015: Geez, this show isn’t afraid to get dark… I can’t tell if I’m impressed or uncomfortable.

2016: This show is really funny… but also really meaningful.

The past few days I’ve been working on a necklace to represent Mitch and Jerome and it’s done ^-^
Of course, I had to make Betty and Big Bertha xD
But this was quite the pain to make actually.
I kept messing up on Betty. I messed up twice but I kept the second one because it wasn’t as noticeable. It looks pretty good tbh cx
It looks awkward at the bottom where I combined them and it was so annoying to get the necklace strong through the holes but I did it and I can now wear it to school with pride c:

If anyone wants to know what I made it out of, I just used yarn and plastic canvas (:

kalany said: I feel like it’s less “nobody has a problem with Harris” and more “people who don’t like Harris are polite enough not to say anything"—the corollary being that the Darcy/Hill/Sif haters are impolite. Funny how that correlates with misogyny.

Ah, but is that because they’re more polite, or because fandom does not provide the same fertile ground for hate when it comes to white male characters?  It’s interesting to take a fandom you know nothing about (I’ve done this with Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Dragon Age and Steven Universe, for example), go into it, and start looking at who the ‘precious cinnamon buns’ and ‘problematic faves’ and fandom whipping boys are.

Partially because of society, partially because of the narratives themselves, you find men being celebrated for the exact same traits that the women are denigrated for.  And people are far more likely to come out and say, “Amy Pond is horrible!” than they are to say “The Doctor is really problematic in this regeneration!”  Even the most well reasoned and clearly stated meta about a white male fav will result in a ton of backlash and cries of “SJW!”, whereas hate about female characters will garner objections, but not enough to stem the tide.

Simply put, it’s so much easier to hate a female character in fandom than to defend them.

There was an article a while back, and I’m not interested in finding it or linking it, because I thought it was horrible, saying that Batgirl and Spider-Gwen and the newest round of teenage female heroes were not what girls needed, because they were too good, and followed the rules, and worried about their band and their makeup and their FAMILIES.  And I thought, just because Gwen isn’t the hero YOU need, doesn’t mean she isn’t the hero SOME GIRL needs.

And wouldn’t it be nice if girls had as many choices as boys did, in their heroes?  If girls who were angry and frustrated and wanted something dark and violent and angry had Electra or Angela or Colleen?  That girls who never felt right in their skin had Kamala and Jennifer and Paige?  That girls who liked to think that the world was infinite and full of magic had Clea and Moondragon and Nico?  The ones who were jaded and frustrated and sick of fighting, but GOT UP TO FIGHT ANYWAY, had Natasha and Ororo and Misty?  That the ones who wanted a noble fight and a winged horse had Sif and Val and Betty and her bigass sword?  That the ones who had been betrayed and abused and hurt by the world had Wanda and Jean and Kate?

That every girl had Doreen and Jan, America and Cassie, Gwen and Mary Jane, Jessica and Sue, Pepper and Maria, Daisy and Kit, Carol and Monica, Mystique and Emma, Rogue and Illyana?  That if, instead of being the ‘singular exception, the ONE UNIQUE SPECIAL GIRL’ there were hundreds of them to choose from?  To carry our hopes and fears and loves and hates?

You don’t have to like every female character, just like you don’t have to like every male character.  But the internet, and fandom, is far more welcoming to those who dislike female (or POC) characters for any reason than it is to those who dislike male characters for even the most specific, defined, and carefully stated reasons.