I always kind of laugh when people get into the “Susan’s treatment is proof that C.S. Lewis was a misogynist” thing, because:
Polly and Digory. Peter and Susan. Edmund and Lucy. Eustace and Jill.
Out of the eight “Friends of Narnia” who enter from our world, the male-to-female character ratio is exactly 1/1. Not one of these female characters serves as a love interest at any time.
The Horse and His Boy, the only book set entirely in Narnia, maintains this ratio with Shasta and Aravis, who, we are told in a postscript, eventually marry. Yet even here, the story itself is concerned only with the friendship between them. Lewis focuses on Aravis’ value as a brave friend and a worthy ally rather than as a potential girlfriend–and ultimately, we realize that it’s these qualities that make her a good companion for Shasta. They are worthy of each other, equals.
In the 1950s, there was no particularly loud cry for female representation in children’s literature. As far as pure plot goes, there’s no pressing need for all these girls. A little boy could have opened the wardrobe (and in the fragmentary initial draft, did). Given that we already know Eustace well by The Silver Chair, it would not seem strictly necessary for a patently ordinary schoolgirl to follow him on his return trip to Narnia, yet follow she does–and her role in the story is pivotal. Why does the humble cab-driver whom Aslan crowns the first King of Narnia immediately ask for his equally humble wife, who is promptly spirited over, her hands full of washing, and crowned queen by his side? Well, because nothing could be more natural than to have her there.
None of these women are here to fill a quota. They’re here because Lewis wanted them there.
Show me the contemporary fantasy series with this level of equality. It doesn’t exist.
Okay so I figured out the proper way to get me to work–have someone insinuate to a friend of mine that their scenario of their character with mine is wrong even though we heavily discussed the thing on Skype.
The argument in question: Will Mono automatically Lockjaw someone upon being touched?
The ONLY version of him that does that is the one in the comic–better known as Broken!Mono. No other version knows they can even do that.
To get a better sense of his Mentalities, here are some important factors to their attitudes:
Pre!CORE - Gaster’s Assistant and Successful Experiment
- Automatically responds to orders with the starting phrase “New Assignment.”
- Prone to self-destructive thinking if something goes wrong.
- Avoids interactions with anyone who isn’t Gaster–as they tend to stress him out.
“Regular” - Post-Comic Scientist
- Prone to frequent narcoleptic episodes.
- Has absolutely zero funny bones in his body and can’t make a joke to save his life–relies heavily on word puns and carries around a dictionary instead of a joke book.
- Is hyper-aware of his stance in the universe and is obsessed with string theory.
Broken - Official Comic Persona
- Hyper-aggressive toward new individuals and alternate beings.
- Has a dark sense of humor if interacted with.
- Extremely self-destructive and prone to violent outbursts if prompted–will not hesitate to do something even if it means he’s injured in an extreme way.
Uhhh I tried so hard to resist the urge to draw this but I needed a break. Chubby Deadpool who is embarrassed about it in front of Spidey, can I get some people on board with this? ;) unfinished doodle, may finish it later.
DP can be an insecure little baby and it’s actually too cute to handle sometimes, so my brain makes things like this. XD *runs away in a panic*
I’ve still got to pack my life up. Well enough to keep me entertained for over 2 weeks, with basically just my phone data and no internet. I only have 2 days and I’ve done no packing at all. Also my auntie’s cat is sick. So my bf & I will have to take her to the vet and leave her there for days (apparently it takes that long to get a urine sample).
A gentleman’s shoes & shirts!!
Red shoes + red tie + red shirt , makes a man’s wardrobe gorgeously elegant no matter the age or profession, but still it’s a personal expression!
IGN.Joseph’s personal taste!!
I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand, a word you say, but I shall still be
Your affectionate Godfather