So, you replace the most bland, selfish, white male with a WOC character who has a complex, compelling, emotionally driven background–who is willing to sacrifice herself for others–and suddenly it’s one of the best episodes of the season? You don’t say????
Anyone who’s interested, the UK Disney Store, or at any rate the Westfield branch so I’m guessing other branches as well, is having a half-price sale of medium-size die-cast Star Wars figures - the 5″ to 6″ tall ones with poseable limbs. Not all of them, but a fair amount of designs, including all the Rogue One crew (although I couldn’t see Baze).
WHAT THE ONCELER FANDOM PHENOMENON IS:
An arguably bland male character with a very hot topic aesthetic is treated to multitudes of AUs versions of himself in a shipping vacuum; these different versions are treated as individual characters in their own right and the fervent fandom ships all of them together as the original lore/setting/story is actively discarded
WHAT THE ONCELER FANDOM PHENOMENON IS NOT:
People liking a male character who isn’t the main character a lot
Have you ever read A Court of Thorns and Roses or Throne of Glass? Both are by Sarah J Maas.
no and the reason for that is that i rarely read books featuring female characters in the main role - if they are written by a woman. For some reason, in the industry, there exists this idea that a woman can only sell books if she writes her main female character having a relationship with a bland, stereotypical male character - e.g. the hunger games, the divergent series or even classics like pride and prejudice.
The reason I like books featuring male characters is not because I hate women or something - I am one myself - it’s because society doesn’t necessarily expect a cliche’d romance to happen between the main male character and a female character…. so therefore, the books concentrate more on intelligence and such. Which is why my favourite books feature intelligent men: the Robert Langdon series, the Count of Monte Cristo, Harry Potter and so on. I also love ancient greek plays, because they deal with the very core human imperfections such as love, hate, revenge, more hate, envy, greed and so on.
Also, other than GoT, Harry Potter and LoTR, i don’t like reading fantasy… only if it’s sci-fi - but even then the sci-fi must be realistic enough for it to be actually possibly real - in some distant or alternate future.
I wish people would stop bad mouthing Darcy as just a self insertion character. You know why?
Because so what if she is? Why is having a snarky character with common flaws, that still manages in a world filled with superhuman gods a bad thing for girls to have? How is she different from Jane, who has no character development in the first Thor movie outside of being a hot, dorky “Science Chick”? Both are bare filler for people to put themselves in their shoes, so they can imagine either dating Thor, or Loki, or whomever.
Darcy works in tandem with Jane, in that if you can’t see yourself as an epic scientist, you might feel for a college student fighting for six credits instead, who nonetheless is still given credit for her intelligence.
Yes, they are BOTH bland inserts in the long run, no matter how much the Fandom wants to say Jane isn’t, but that is a perfectly healthy thing to have for women, just as every bland male main character is for the male audience to see himself as Conan, Thor, etc.
Women like these movies too, and we all want to imagine that we could do something epic in these situations. But not all of us are bland Warrior Woman Sif, or bland Scientist Jane, some of us are bland Snarky Darcy, and that’s not a bad thing, because all of their characters are slowly being shown more depth in further movies and spin offs, and yet they still let the person watching feel like THEY could have done what that character did. It brings a sense of empowerment, so long as the insert characters are given a chance to grow.
Quit bit ching about Female self inserts. Men get them all the time and it’s just a damn shame how hard it is to get a female one, or any POC.
S.piderman: Homecoming is being released about a month after Wonder Woman. If critics fucking compare Porter Pancake #3 to the glorious Diana Prince and say his movie was better I might actually cry. Honestly though. It would be so emblematic of what’s wrong with comic book movies: another bland white male superhero reboot being better received than the first big screen adaptation of an iconic (arguably the most iconic) woman superhero headlined by an extremely talented actress and directed by a highly dedicated woman director. Like. Let’s hope maybe once we’ve recovered from all the nonsense that as 2016 people will start making sense again?
When fans latch onto a m/m ship they queerbait the relationship for 4 seasons while mocking the idea two men could love each other
When fans latch onto a f/f ship they introduce boring bland male love interests in order to reinforce that these ladies are straight
Both are really shitty
I find it difficult to watch female idol music videos. Their faces are usually bland and emotionless. Male idols don’t have this problem so I’m just left wondering is it because their companies don’t let the girls be more expressive or are they just bad at acting?
Bland was pulled over in Waller County for failing to signal when changing lanes after an officer allegedly sped up behind her. The dashcam video shows the officer attempting to drag Bland out of her car and threatening her with a Taser, leading to a physical confrontation.
To get a sense of how common such encounters are, The Huffington Post analyzed over 100 pages of complaints made by women against cops in Dallas, which is about three hours away from Waller County. The documents, which cover a two-year period, include only those reports for which at least one allegation was sustained – or judged as valid – by authorities. Some of the complaints describe officers smashing a woman’s car with a baseball bat, stalking a former girlfriend and being arrested for domestic violence. Other cases sound like Bland’s: male cops resorting to violence on the job.
Below is a sample of these cases along with the disciplinary penalties the officers received. (The dates listed are when the incident occurred.) None of the reports showed the cops losing their jobs.
Dec. 28, 2013: A woman alleged that two male officers used unnecessary force and made inappropriate comments during her arrest. She further alleged that one officer took a picture of the X-ray of her broken arm at the hospital with his personal cell phone. (It’s unclear from the documents how her arm was broken.) One officer was found to have used inappropriate force, the other “improper action.” Both cases were still awaiting review.
Oct. 3, 2013: Two senior corporals went undercover to investigate prostitution activity. A woman arrested for prostitution said the officers threw her down and kicked her in the eyes. Both officers were exonerated from the use-of-force allegations, but multiple officers involved in the incident were found to have violated the procedures for using body recorders (microphones). They all received “advice & counseling.”
June 16, 2013: A woman was having a party in her backyard when officers arrived to discuss parking violations. They returned later to address a complaint of loud music. The woman turned the music down. She said a cop yelled at her guests to “get out,” pointed his finger in her face and told her to “shut” her “mouth.” When her son began to videotape the incident, the officer allegedly grabbed the phone out of his hand and said, “You don’t record nothing.” The officer received “advice & counseling” for “discourtesy/unprofessionalism.”
April 19, 2013: A woman pulled over for traffic violations said that a male senior corporal made inappropriate comments and searched her body and vehicle. The complaint about inappropriate comments was sustained, as well as one of illegal or improper search. The officer was written up.
March 1, 2013: A woman said that a male officer, who had been dispatched to the residence, bumped into her twice and used profanity. She also said that two cops threw her down and dragged her across the ground. Both officers were exonerated from the use-of-force allegations. One was written up for using “profane or indecent language.”
Dec. 17, 2012: A woman alleged that after she was arrested and handcuffed, a male officer put his hands around her neck, pushed her against a wall and choked her. The officer was initially suspended. After an appeal to the chief of police, the officer received “documented counseling.”
Nov. 25, 2012: A woman alleged that a male officer tried to bully and intimidate her. The officer was written up for “discourtesy/unprofessionalism.”
Nov. 1, 2012: A woman alleged that a male police officer pointed his gun at her. The officer was written up for “improper display of weapon.”
The Dallas Police Department did not respond to a request for comment.