So I watched To the Bone on Netflix and it was actually great in my opinion. I watched it as soon as I woke up.
I think that Luke was a great character really, he was literal sunshine in the darkness and i think it somewhat showed how he wanted to get better, but still struggled to. I loved his personality, even when it came off as annoying to some.
At the end when eli woke up and realized she wasn’t dead was really a eye opener for me, personally. She went back to make herself better and it made me realize that it’s not healthy at all and I’m slowly dying. At first it was sorta triggering, it was almost thinspo for me. But then as i watched on, I realized how scary a eating disorder can be, and once I reach my goal weight, it’s not really the end. I won’t stop, because I’ll continue to starve myself until I’m dead.
I also liked it because it shows guys can struggle with eating disorders. In the beginning I didn’t know Luke had one (although I should’ve known because where Eli went and the treatment place, but I’m stupid so) but he didn’t look clichely sick or act that way. I also like how they showed eating disorders in different ways. They had a girl who was african american and she wasn’t thin, which in real life people wouldn’t think she had a problem. Also one of the girls look really young? It kinda shows an eating disorder can take place young or old.
Also I know some people are upset with the use of words like “retarded” and the phrase “calorie aspergers.” I don’t blame them, although it is a movie and they could easily avoided those words, I think it shows how people won’t filter themselves in the real world. They’ll say what they want, offensive or not, they won’t sugar coat it. Of course some people do avoid those words but not everyone is as careful.
Another thing, Eli was 20 years old, I think that was good because a lot of people (or people I know) think it’s some fad for teens to follow, when it’s not. Although Eli wasn’t much older, it still sorta shows that eating disorders can take place in the young or older.
This post was a wreck of my thoughts but, I recommend people watch it, not everyone obviously, but I really think it was a great movie.
For the next part gonna get a little messy! The Uranohoshi 1st years are going to appear on the next one please bare with my pace ehe. I’m always open for any suggestion that you would like to see happen in this little comic that I make, just hit me up!
I'm a big fan of your work, I'm just wondering if you've considered the implications of making Tony a werewolf (an extremely racist trope that targets latino and native men) while also making him the rowdy, desexualized, masculine idiot trope that's reliant on his intelligent white love interest? I hope none of this is intentional and if you're latinx I hope this doesn't come off as rude, I'm just slightly uncomfortable as a native person that once again, a brown boy is also a literal beast
Heya. This isn’t rude at all, and it’s definitely something I’ve considered. Tony’s ethnicity is actually nearly identical to my own. My father is Puerto Rican and black, and my mom is white. Tony’s mom is Puerto Rican and his dad is white. I do have lighter skin however, and try to keep that privilege in mind. I also think you’re referring to this comic? Tony isn’t an idiot at all. He’s erasing the correct answer to a math problem and acting like he needs help as an excuse to talk to Eli because he isn’t sure how else to approach him, but that’s my bad for not making it clearer. I don’t think I’ve portrayed Eli as particularly smart either, and he’s not really anything but average in all regards.
There were going to be a few pages after this where Eli actually arrives to the wrong answer to the math problem, and Tony kind of steers him in the right direction. But I realize how it looks and can’t fault anyone for that interpretation because I only did one page of the planned mini story. There will also be a few other werewolf characters in the main story who are white, and of course, characters who aren’t white who aren’t werewolves. The way the werewolves will be written are also not marauding or violent, if that makes the slightest difference! There’s a meaner, more villain-like character named Biff who’s white and is far more violent, rowdy, and mean.
And not to spoil anything just yet, but there are a lot of ways where Eli is much inwardly meaner and angrier than Tony. Tony doesn’t really rely on Eli, and Eli kind of relies on Tony a lot more.
I apologize that this has made you uncomfortable! I can understand the worry since the dynamic, and majority of what I’ve drawn has been between these two particular characters out of context of the story.
Professor Charles Xavier:
*raises child soldiers, develops crushes on teenagers under his authority, imprisons sentient beings to power his death machine room he uses to shoot at said teenagers, lies to his students about the deaths of other students he caused (one of whom was the brother of another student), publicly disowns any mutant who dares to use aggressive action against their oppressors, tries to force his surrogate son into giving up his godlike power that he's been using to help the world, dies when he attacks said son with an army of superhumans*
Imagine: if the Earth is discovered and the Galactic Empire wants the Earth to be part it, a couple of high ranking imperial officers and important imperial personalities would be sent to earth to negotiate with the leaders of earth (president and people like that). Because Thrawn, now grand admiral, is one of the most important persons in the imperial navy, he is sent with them. Eli, of course, stays as his aide by his side. And because he is not human, the other imperials tell him he should better stay hidden in the background because “your freaking glowing eyes are going to scare the humans so much” and “your blue skin is going to make them feel really uncomfortable” and Thrawn again faces xenophobia.
But he and Eli are allowed to watch the negotiations from a distance. Then, Eli has an idea: during a break he goes straight to the president the imperials are negotiating with and asks him/her about the most important art museums on Earth and how and where to visit them. So said president supplies Eli with a list of the asked things.
And because Thrawn is not needed during the negotiations he and Eli start to visit art museums on earth.
(They also hire a makeup artist makes Thrawn look like a human, (The artist just applys so much Make-up Thrawn looks like he has normal human skin tone). He still has to wear sunglasses.)
And Thrawn is completely enchanted. Going through the halls of the Louvre, the Museum of Modern art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Vatican Museums, the State Hermitage Museum, the Reina Sofia, the Pergamon Museum and so many others, he studies every piece of art he sees carefully.
And Eli is always like “Sir, we need to hurry, we’ve been here for almost seven hours and the museum is closing soon”
(And for sure, Earth is doomed if we ever decide to turn against the Empire because Thrawn has seen our art)
(That is just one of my silly headcanons about Thrawn being happy and surrounded by art and not facing xenophobia or his jedi frighten and not dead)