Is it just me, or does it feel kind of impossible to find references for female characters in the industry that have…certain traits??? I’ll explain:
A lot of voice actresses who audition for our projects sometimes get confused about how to deliver a line, because a good chunk of female characters aren’t like “Breaking Bad’s” Gus Fringe or Final Fantasy XII’s “Doctor Cid”. I can’t seem to find even a river of references of female characters with the kind of overwhelming presence as Gus, or the eccentric enigmatic overtones of Cid. So a lot of auditions seemed to resort to deliveries closer to anime or familiar archetypes most male writers would never attribute to their male characters.
Obviously my lore is weird, I’m weirder, and I need to find more references.Because I have some very….unusual(?) ladies coming to Women of Xal (when it comes to the types of fem-characters portrayed in media), and not all of them protagonists.
EDIT: AND GOOD LORD, LET A WOMAN DOMINATE A SCENE LIKE “GAME OF THRONES” TYWIN OR ANTHONY HOPKINS IN “WESTWORLD.”
Gay men are so fucking superficial omg “Only interested in fit guys” “i want guys with muscles” “i hate hairy guys” “not fats no fems” “i want men not girls ” “not into fems” MAH DUDE ASS IS ASS AND DICK IS DICK. DO IT REALLY FUCKING MATTER????
So I have decided I will do two Stony (Female Tony) fics. The first taking place after Civil War, where Toni is in danger and Steve is the only person there she is willing to risk and happens to be willing to help her. Reluctantly Toni accepts Steve’s help, and they try to work together all the while fixing up their relationship. It leads to a long, lengthy plot that I hope will be worth the payout. (A lot of angst, healing, acceptance, and trust issue’s- and of course, romance)
The second will be where Civil War didn’t even take place- it’s just going to be about Toni being forced into having to learn how to protect herself because of a mission gone wrong, and Natasha doesn’t feel comfortable with it happening again (I have a headcanon those two are best friends and that relationship will ring true in both fics, fight me) and Steve ends up being forced to help out once Nat can’t and smutty situations ensue. A lot of it, actually. There will be a plot, but yeah.
Thanks for all the overwhelming support, I’ve received messages and notes encouraging both! I really appreciate it! Hopefully I’ll be able to post both soon!