Remember when we said #SolaBamis #CouldvePlayedNina? Apparently someone over on Tumblr thinks she can play #MistyKnight too!
I’m here for it! #comics #blerd #nerds #blackgirlnerds #marvel #fancast
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Yes! I just bought $82 worth of books for $17.85!
honestly, i dont know why i made this.
i mean i do but
this is garbage
why did someone post this photo of an overturned dumpster to tumblr and why does it have over 4000 notes
damn ur creative
Creative when it comes to coming up with bullshit ideals. I can link so many tumblr famous girls who don’t even fit into this bullshit mold. I can’t help but feel your distain for girls who are a “vague shade of brown”. Please get your life because there are way more pale skinned girls who are tumblr famous than brown girls.
they don’t mean the IRL famous tumblr user, they mean the popular aesthetic of characters that people on this site like to draw nowadays to appeal to SJ crowd, rather than themselves.
Wait are you agreeing with this or?
I’m clarifying that the OP was talking about art style, not actual people/users
I doubt anyone is going to read this, but again to clarify what the OP is saying:
They are not saying “avoid making a character that is not male, white, heterosexual and identify with the gender they were born with”, they are saying make an interesting character for yourself or for a story. Not because you want to please a bunch of other people, or that you’re afraid people might bitch because it isn’t what they like. In this case, the aesthetic of characters shown on tumblr (not all but many) is what is shown above- a character that petty much caters to the social justice crowd so as to garner their support or avoid hatred. A character who has been overdone because people “think” they are unique and interesting simply because of their design and nothing else.
This is a very poorly done satire and a very poorly done attempt at rationalizing it. I was going to go number by number to describe what’s wrong with this cartoon, but I decided I’m just going to say this:
First, as an artist, I can definitely say this is full of shit, there is one design valued above all others and it is definitely not the one in the cartoon. Everyone who is being honest knows that if someone were to present this character as is they would be accused of trying to pander to social justice groups or trying to appeal to a niche market, by the same people who agree with this cartoon. I find it hilarious that the artist of this cartoon managed to design a character that is more unique than what the majority of media puts out but still acts like this is the aesthetic being forced on artists…by SJWs who apparently can force you to draw them in order to avoid hate but can’t get you to even address them as individual human beings or take anything they say seriously.
Also, people like the character…actually exist….they don’t “cater to the SJ crowd in order to garner their support”, and they are rarely represented at all. And the fact that people are arguing this shows that this isn’t about the art style its just another “SJ satire drawing” at the expense of some of the most vulnerable and underrepresented people (and if it wasn’t why all the spiel about their appearance and the “PC police”? Why not focus on the actual art style instead of the identity of the subject?).
Finally, this isn’t satire because that is…fundamentally against what satire is meant to be. IF you have to over-exaggerate and misrepresent the targets behavior in order to satirize them, you are doing it wrong. You can’t satire tumblr’s aesthetic being “chunky brown girls” because…that’s not tumblr’s aesthetic. Anti-Sjs don’t usually understand satire because their goal isn’t to satirize when they do this, its to use satire as a smokescreen in order to attack certain groups of people for having more of a voice than they are used to them having. You can’t satirize a status quo that doesn’t exist, when you are a member of a real one.
If they were attempting to make a point an art style being “overdone” in an attempt to pander…why wouldn’t the subject be a white cishetero person? The people being given the same character designs over and over again to the point that people who do differently are usually shut out of the creative process all together? The people who are usually being catered to?
Frankly, I don’t like when this is done because it treats the subject like no one would want to see or draw this kind of person unless they were being forced to by bullies. Like this is the extreme hypothetical aesthetic that you are at risk of being forced to adapt in order to avoid “hate” or accusations of bigotry, and if you were being honest you would acknowledge that’s not whats going on and you know it.
People who agree with this cartoon are just projecting their own behavior onto the acceptable targets; they are blaming a boogeyman for perpetuating a cycle anti-sjs regularly fight for and encourage to the point that they accuse any dissenters of being “SJWs”.
This isn’t satire or criticism, this is just doing what everyone else already does.
"I wish this one type of character drawing that can be found on tumblr and no where else on the internet (much less any mainstream publications like comics or animation), was less popular on tumblr!!"
I don’t think I could even tell you how happy it made me to find out that Jenny and Kiki are Ghanians, you just don’t see a lot of Ghanians in western cartoons so this was really pleasing.
Yaaay for Ghana!
I had some choice thoughts about terrorism today
i think its dumb if drug dealers get sentenced to longer in prison that rapists?? like people ask for drugs but no one asks for rape???
Finally someone said it.