Lilly, what's your opinion on March Eridan? I know a lot of people on here are offended by him and there are others who don't mind him. What do you think about him?
OK, since I seem to be opening cans of worms lately. Here’s my bit on March Eridan.
I enjoy March Eridan as an excuse to draw Eridan in pretty dresses. That’s it.
Clearly I have no problem with that.
Let’s take a look at the canonical March Eridan:
This was for a calendar, for March. Hence, March Eridan. People have since interpreted March Eridan as very sexy, to the point of of either being jailbait, a stripper, it goes on.
What I get from this image is, Eridan competes with Rose in everything (first lesson in showmanship, etc), and he’s doing this as “Let me show this bitch how to dress.”
Trolls fundamentally don’t care much about clothes, so it makes sense that they wouldn’t assign clothing to particular genders. At the least, it’s a show of power (Feferi and Eridan both as seadwellers have weird fashion tastes, but Kanaya is the anomaly of them all.) I could just as easily picture the other guys going “hey look a skirt is more comfortable, neat.” Similarly, I think everyone would react to Eridan waring a skirt as “well eridan’s wearing flashy clothes what else is new”
So I enjoy the concept of Eridan using clothing as competition, expression, or a way to make himself stronger.
What I DON’T enjoy is the concept of “Eridan Wearing Girl’s Clothes” as a big joke. ESPECIALLY when using transphobic slurs and ideas.
So I look forward to March because Eridans in pretty dresses making it wwork, but I kinda dread it in that it’s an endless parade of SEXY DESPERATE MARCH ERIDAN HEEHEE jokes.
I mean, look at that canon art there. Does Eridan look desperate? Troll is here to dress up and beat bitches. And he just finished getting dressed.