On the off chance that it was some other anon whom you blocked: it's such a common thing for female characters to be dismissed on criteria that would never be applied to to a male character, to have their achievements and worth belittled... after everything Amy did, all the choices she made, the people she saved, I don't see how an argument can possibly be made that she is without agency that isn't based on or distorted by sexist assumptions/premises/preconceptions.
I don’t give a flying fucking fucky fuck if you think Amy Pond is a presh queen of agency and female empowerment. Good for friggin’ you, I don’t fucking care about what you think about Amy Pond and whatever fucking made up universal-plug-in-understanding formula you have for coming to the conclusion that I’m sexist for disliking her.
You’re not me.
Ya got that? You are not me so the fact you think you can understand who I am and why I think how I do about Amy simply because YOU believe there is some magical fucking standard of media engagement with Moffat’s Doctor Who; because YOU think agency is doing literal stuff in a story and not something that exists on a metaphorical level pertaining to a writer’s use, motivation, and expression of a fictional female character as representation of the relevance, treatment, and understandings of real women; and YOU fail to understand that an audience brings their personal ideals, emotions, histories, and personalities into the space presented to them is the saddest goddman thing in your life right now. It is so sad. You are a sad person. A sad sad sad person. Like, srsly, super sad.
NOW! Before we go further and your next card is “You’re unreasonably angry and hostile and thus your arguments are invalid” - just know your brothers sent me a bunch of those anon messages already so spare me.
Yeah I’m angry. I am angry at Moffat and this horrible thing he calls a female character and, now, I’m angry at you.
WEIRD how just because you approach me in a “civil” tone I am not obligated to respond back in kind, right? Who fucking knew maybe people don’t owe you nice words and respect when you come to their ask box claiming their views are sexist because those views happen to disagree with yours. Almost like a creepy dude on the bus who asks you where you’re going and you tell them to fuck off so they call you a bitch because they think they are entitled to your time and conversation. I don’t owe you jack fuck, but I will spare some of my time because I have real agency and choose to do so:
Since you need some kind of shopping list as to WHY I think like I do about Amy Pond so you can get some closure with your sad life and move focus onto another person who doesn’t view media how you view it, here we go then. Get your cowboy boots pathetic rodeo clown, lets go step by step through a moment in Amy Pond’s crappy life:
- Amy is reduced to her reproductive potential several times in the narrative - but admittedly you probably won’t see that because you are the one who
is actually sexist andthinks real women are presented well by a female character if the female character does the bare minimum of just saying things and doing things.
- Well, what exactly did Amy being pregnant do?
- Get your mind out of the plot, you’re thinking like me now! Pluck your brain out of that torrid mess that is Moffat Who and look at not simply the plot-point-purpose of Amy NOT experiencing pregnancy and being all too unaware of it but instead try looking at this plot-point from the perspective of “what was the writer expressing about real women by turning Amy’s pregnancy into a horrifying plot twist?”
- Well? What purpose did the horrorpreggo serve? To be scary, right? Pregnancy, especially as it was an unknown pregnancy, was written to be scary and shocking and a cliffhanger. Amy had, in the narrative, no idea she was pregnant or even what was going on when we had a scene of her looking down at her bulging tummy screaming.
- REMINDER! pregnancy is a real thing that can and does happen to plenty of women so let’s carry that real world understanding over into the narrative and apply it to our viewing! WOW!
- If agency is Amy doing things and making choices how the fuck can you watch a female character written in a narrative as NOT KNOWING she was pregnant and being written as NOT HAVING A SAY IN THE EVENTS and written as NOT BEING ABLE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE SITUATION as super shiny gold star female character agency writing? How?!
- Because she was written into that situation anon - into a pregnancy = horror situation. A female character’s body is written as and displayed by the filming as being terrifying and ~mysterious~ and a plot-point to solve and be clever about! Oh weeeeeeeeeeee! Seriously how are you not insulted by the writer’s use of REAL PEOPLE’S BODIES being turned into scary mystery plots?
- To reiterate: Amy is a fictional woman whose everything is dictated by an almighty creator who decided to utilize a particular defining aspect of some women’s womanhood as something shocking and creepy and that offends me because, to me, that reads as the author being a gross asshole since he also wrote the pregnancy something the female character has kept from her, is something she unknowingly is going through, and is an experience two men need to find her and save her from.
- A female character represents how the author views real women; what does this purposeful use of typically female codified reproduction being presented as something the female was unaware of and being, basically, harvested for actually mean in the wider scope of the mind of the man writing this situation? Whatever the fuck it is it doesn’t concerned with the female character’s agency to me, what with her being in the dark, duped, and in need of finding and saving with her presented womanhood purposefully rendering her as the target for baddies, immobile, and a plot point void of being one the female character has had a hand in crafting. Shit is just happening to Amy Pond.
- That offends me because it makes a real world womanish element the center of helplessness, confusion, terror, and ultimately tragedy forwarding the main male character’s adventure. What is being written to happen to the female Amy is being done so the male Doctor can say things and do things. Amy doesn’t have agency, shit just happens to her because the Doctor needs to do something wacky and complicated.
What the hell makes you think I’m not balls to the wall critical of the male characters in Moffat era Who? Moffat is so piss poor at writing female characters but his men are just as insulting; The 11th Doctor is disgusting and sweet death ridden Rory is a nob. Quickie Example: The Doctor asks Rory if he can hug Amy instead of asking her herself and Rory “allows” it. I can’t believe you think Amy has agency flowing form her feisty fictional body even though the writer won’t let her fucking make her own decisions about her own body even over something so ridiculous as a hug.
Don’t even get me started on how the series hypes up the perfect loving Last Centurion story but WOOPSIE the female character is written to be wah waaaah infertile and she decides to leave the male character because HE wanted kids.
We end with the common definition of agency:
Agency is the ability for a person to act for herself or himself.
Funny thing is character’s don’t act for themselves, they act as the author craft them too - and what I see Moffat do to and then use his female characters for? You bet I think most of the time he is a misogynistic child.
I know this is a music blog, but this is too important to me as a magical girl fan to let it slip by:
For those of you who live in the United States and Canada, a site called Anime Sols is trying to put out official DVDs. They’re a legit site that has ties with the companies who…
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Garth Merenghi’s Dark Place, vastly underrated comedy
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Sailor Moon Tribute Album MP3s now on Amazon.com!
For fans who wanted to purchase the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Tribute Album but didn’t think they could afford importing the CD from Japan, some great news! Amazon.com now has the album available to purchase in MP3 format for only $8.99!
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Pick five of your favourite Magical Girl properties. They're each being reimagined in one of the following genres: Nautical High Adventure; Film Noir Detective Story; Hospital Melodrama; Shakespearean Comedy; and, finally, Scooby Doo (Yes yes yes I know Scooby Doo isn't a genre but it's the best-known example of whatever the hell genre it is, so you know what I mean, right? Right). What choose you and why, Friend Kristie?
The amazing MattyUK strikes again with a fantastic ask!
Nautical High Adventure: The Crystal Gems from Steven Universe yesyesyes! More shark punching for all!
Film Noir Detective Story: The Wizard of Oz; Ozma in a trench coat, Glinda glammed out and Mobi setting the smoky scene - Munchkins and Winkie gangs in the Emerald City and a confused Dorothy caught in the middle with her lover General Jinjur trying to get her support on a shady investment that could change their lives. Who is lying? Who is smuggling the talking animals?! Aww yeah, I can dig that.
Hospital Melodrama: omg this was the hardest one to think of an answer for, but I think the best answer is Nurse Angel Ririka SOS - FINALLY SHE CAN ACTUALLY BE A NURSE! Not just a metaphorical one helping people heal.
Shakespearean Comedy: Creamy Mami practically is a Shakespearean comedy (do you think the transformation from one identity to another and the social complexities such an act poses in the romantic sphere perhaps comes from Shakespeare a little bit?), but seeing the singing idol is actually a young girl concept get stretched even further would be a fun exercise.
Scooby Doo: Sailor moon, for sure! Ensemble chemistry and roles? Check! Talking animals? Check! Near crazy baddie designs? Check! It’d be a blast having the civilian scouts solve mysteries.
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Oh yeah I love getting anon mansplained about Doctor Who in my ask box, please keep it up. Dinner and a show. Crawl back up your master’s butt, I don’t have room in mine it’s too full of rainbows and the tears of your brother kin.
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