If you write just about one type of person, not only is that boring, not only does that deprive people of other points of view, it is also just false. It’s not what the world looks like. You should try to write about the world that’s there, because that’s the interesting one.
We don’t just need more women in videogames — we need more women who don’t fit in boxes. Left Behind isn’t remarkable just because it meets a quota. Ellie and Riley aren’t just concepts or good intentions. They’re people: fully-realized, quirky, funny, dangerous girls. Ellie isn’t there for anyone – to inspire, titillate or motivate them. Ellie there because she’s herself, and for once, that’s reason enough.
—Laura Hudson, "The Videogame That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Human Being" (via femfreq)
They made more tabloid, so I made more fun of it. (Remember: if you laugh, you gotta share it!)
Tumblr is a place where a lot of feelings about fictional characters are expressed very sincerely in terms of projection and identification, to the point of feeling some or more ownership over the character than their original creator, and I am going to defend this as a practice that is…