the equalizer movie

anonymous asked:

Eremika headcanons?

  • Mikasa had a super ticklish weak spot on her neck that Eren exploits on a daily basis.
    • On at least one occasion, this put him in the hospital with a broken nose
  • Eren and Mikasa are both equally scared of horror movies
  • Mikasa has a phobia of thunder
  • They have at least one set of twins (my personal headcanon are twin boys who are both Eren Jr. and Mikasa never fails to remind Eren how he deserves to raise himself two times over).
  • Eren is totally the dad that pulls out the naked baby pictures when his teenaged kids bring dates over
  • When he does something that annoys or pisses her off, Mikasa banishes Eren to sleep on the couch. This always ends with him crawling into their bed at a ridiculous hour whining and saying things like “But Mikasa, a night not spent beside you is a night not worth living at all” to which Mikasa says “Shut up and go to bed Eren it’s 3 AM.”
  • Mikasa has “the look”. The one time she had to pick their kids up from the principal’s office was the last time it ever happened, period.

The LEGO Movie was my favorite movie of 2014, but it strikes me that the main character was male, because I feel like in our current culture, he HAD to be. The whole point of Emmett is that he’s the most boring average person in the world. It’s impossible to imagine a female character playing that role, because according to our pop culture, if she’s female she’s already SOMEthing, because she’s not male. The baseline is male. The average person is male.

You can see this all over but it’s weirdly prevalent in children’s entertainment. Why are almost all of the muppets dudes, except for Miss Piggy, who’s a parody of femininity? Why do all of the Despicable Me minions, genderless blobs, have boy names? I love the story (which I read on Wikipedia) that when the director of The Brave Little Toaster cast a woman to play the toaster, one of the guys on the crew was so mad he stormed out of the room. Because he thought the toaster was a man. A TOASTER. The character is a toaster.

I try to think about that when writing new characters— is there anything inherently gendered about what this character is doing? Or is it a toaster?

Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg commenting on how weird gendered defaults in entertainment are, and why we should think twice about them.