The Signs as Gossip Girl Characters.
  • Aries :Blair Waldorf
  • Taurus :Dorota Kishlovsky
  • Gemini :Vanessa Abrams
  • Cancer :Dan Humphrey
  • Leo :Nate Archibald
  • Virgo :Serena van der Woodsen
  • Libra :Rufus Humphrey
  • Scorpio :Chuck Bass
  • Sagittarius :Lola Rhodes
  • Capricorn :Lily van der Woodsen
  • Aquarius :Eric van der Woodsen
  • Pisces :Jenny Humphrey

anonymous asked:

I'm writing a fanfiction for games in a particular series and I noticed that my main female characters are always black no other race, just black. Should I try to change it up? I just noticed that there wasn't a lot of variety with their races and it was just bothering me a little so I just need an opinion if you guys are up to it, thank you so much 😘

Main Characters Defaulting to Same Race

I don’t think it’s an issue in need of changing; only if you want to. I’m not gonna wag my finger at anyone if their MCs tend to always be Black, Japanese, or any consistent racially/ethnically diverse person.

I also happen to default my writing with Black heroines, being a Black woman and wanting representation for myself, with a diverse cast surrounding her, but sometimes I explore my choices deeper and question “what if she were… Indian?” and then picture her as Indian, how the dynamic might change physically, culturally, etc then I mentally run herthrough events in my story and see how it feels.

Sometimes it clicks and that’s how I keep her. Sometimes I think of what other race or ethnicity she might be, always considering the intersections that exist as I don’t want to walk her into a problematic role. But this is just my method.

So my advice is you don’t have to stop making your MC Black females as there’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’d like to, don’t hesitate to brainstorm what other possible race or ethnicity she could be.

~Mod Colette

Water-Type Gym Leader - Voting Poll

And for the second poll for today, a character vote!

We need to decide the head researcher for our Sumerian Water-type lab. We got two options: 1) a Middle Eastern lab assistant (research topic up to community vote) or 2) an Unown/cuneiform researcher. Since the research topic wasn’t decided for Option 1, why not both?

Select 1 for a defined appearance and a free research topic, 2 for a topic and a free-for-all appearance, or 3 for both fixed criteria. What do you want our Water-type head researcher to be like?