Reagan National airport was unusually busy, even by Monday evening standards. Jade had had to drive past the domestic arrivals pick-up area twice before she had been able to find a spot to pull up along the curb, and once she got it she wasn’t going to let it go. At one point a security guard had come up to ask her to move her car if the person she was waiting for’s flight wasn’t in yet, but she had smiled at him from behind her sunglasses (that she was still wearing despite the fading light) and he had wisely chosen to move on. She was leaning up against the side of the sleek black porche, legs crossed at the ankles, watching the people exiting the terminal, waiting for Roy.
Sometimes it’s amazing to think at how people fail such simple tasks when it comes to transphobia.
Like for example, Birdetta only appears in Brawl as a trophy. All they had to do is write a pargraph on her. Four sentences about a Mario character.
A pink creature of indeterminate gender that some say would rather be called Birdetta. A big ribbon on its head is its most distinguishing feature. In Super Mario Bros. 2, you can return fire on Birdo by jumping on the eggs shot from its mouth. Be careful not to get psyched out by fake-egg fireballs!
She gets called it three times and the first sentence is flat-out transmisogyny.
Compare that to the Melee trophy description:
First seen in Super Mario Bros. 2, Birdo is known for shooting eggs and fireballs from her mouth. Mario and friends would have to jump on to the eggs in midair, pick them up and throw them back at her. Long missing from the Nintendo scene, Birdo recently reappeared in Mario Tennis and Super Mario Advance.
They seemed to be able to write a paragraph about a Mario character just fine.