My friends have a bad habit of thinking that if Jake Peralta was real, I’d want to tap that….
Like no… first of all, that’s Amy’s job, and second of all you think I want to have sex with my son?? No! I want to hold him and tell him it’s all going to be okay you sick bastards!!
firstly, she isn’t stereotyped at all but her culture isn’t ignored
despite her rule following and sucking up to her superiors she’s never been a killjoy and ruined things for the rest of the squad
she’s always been portrayed very much as jake’s equal, even though they’re so different, they’re still both super good at their jobs
she’s never just been a love interest, the show has given story lines outside of her relationship with jake and she has been allowed to grow and develop friendships with the other characters
her character development has been amazing. she was so concerned with impressing holt in s1 and now in s3 she’s become so great at standing up to him and making sure that he respects her as much as she respects him
she’s also become a lot more chill, without becoming, y’know, actually chill, probably thanks to her friendship/sister-in-law-hood with gina
she proves that you can be a nerd and be badass
she’s a disastrous chef and she doesn’t think that putting eIGHTEEN CUPS OF OREGANO in cooking is at all weird, what a dork
she outsmarted both jake and holt when they underestimated her also rosa called her an evil genius (because she fucking could be, okay)
she’s also really adorable and sometimes i find myself getting distracted by how pretty her face is