tbh one big reason i think it’d be cool if carrot joined the straw hats is that’d it’d do something to alleviate the dichotomy between the guys and the ladies on the crew??
like, nami and robin are completely different people from each other, and i appreciate and recognize that. but it’s easy for ppl to lump them together as just ~the girls~ because of things like how they both almost never participate in crew gags, they’ll just be in the background eyerolling or looking bemused by most of the boys getting excited about things. there’s this undercurrent of “oh you’re girls, you wouldn’t understand” when usopp, luffy, franky, brook etc get excited about robot stuff or whatever.
and that’s something you see from female characters so much: this misconception that the girls always have to be the voice of reason to the annoying, excitable boys who care about things “girls don’t care about” like NINJAS or ROBOTS.
it doesn’t bother me thaaaat much because like i said, robin and nami are great characters and very unique from each other nonetheless, but still can you imagine how refreshing it would be to have a female crewmember who totally destroys that???
carrot participates in the gags. she’s aggressive, she’s passionate, she’s reckless, she’s excitable. she’d sure as hell start freaking out over a robot. she’d be HAPPY to participate in something like pirates docking 6.
if she joined the crew, it’d force oda to stop separating the crew into “the boys who love cool stuff and are reckless!!!” and “the girls who just don’t get it” for gags, and idk, i think that’d be really nice. the concept of girls being the rational ones and the voice of reason to the “”funny, stupid”” boys is a lot less grating and trope-y if one of the girls isn’t that way at all.
i’m just… so tired of reading posts complaining about problems that only exist because people won’t read romance novels… it is a huge genre there are books about werewolf dukes, there are books about black revolutionary war soldiers, there are books about south asian doms who care about enthusiastic consent, there are books about shape-shifting cowboys who turn into bears, there are books about lady scientists learning how to trust that their boundaries will be respected, there are books about alien barbarian warriors, there are books about genies, there are books about women of color in victorian london, there are books about polyamorous earls, there are fake marriages and marriages of convenience and basically every fanfic trope that people lose it for exists as a book with original characters but some of the same people who complain about how books no longer satisfy them turn a blind eye to a whole genre because it never occurs to them to read a ~bodice-ripper~ when they could read romantic fanfic of a more respectable genre instead
They could’ve easily made him the stereotypical “chubby friend” who just loves food, says dumb things for comedic effect, and is one who gets picked on by the rest of his friends. This trope is so common in films about groups of young friends, guys or girls, mostly young and high school aged. But they didn’t do that.
This kid is smart. He has an imagination. He’s open to all possibilities. He’s observant - he’s the one who noticed the compasses.
Yeah he brought food for their excursion, but not because he’s obsessed with it or he brought it all for himself. He was being logical. If they were gone for a while or doing anything strenuous, yeah they’d need energy. Candy, chips, fruit, and trail mix.
The only thing he gets made fun of for is his lack of front teeth, and it’s only by the two bullies at school. His friends aren’t “pity friends”.
tl;dr Dustin is the most beautiful little cinnamon roll
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