ra ra renata

ga ga ooh la la

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Character meme: Jesse?

Asked by: enbouton

I don’t consciously write Jesse as an AU version of any Marvel character but if I did, it would be Jubilee. (That’s my new addition to this meme.)

1) For me, the most important thing about writing Jesse is to only put him in AU scenarios where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts

2) I think the basic core of Jesse is that he cares a lot about stuff but society/his dad frowned upon boys caring too much about stuff so he pretends otherwise. Plus, who wants to take the risk of appearing to care about something and then not have that feeling reciprocated? Or to not be any good at the thing you care about? Not Jesse!

3) I think Jesse had some kind of undiagnosed learning disorder, or maybe he’s just a very kinesthetic learner and that wasn’t supported by his school system, or something like that, so he never ~lived up to his potential~ in school. I think that to make up for that in some way he always tries to interact with kids on their own level.

4) When writing Jesse, I let my heart guide me to the exact precise “yo”-to-other-words ratio required.

5) Dog person, but also, all animals person

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Britta Perry

Asked by: veradune

When I write Britta I basically just pretend I’m writing an AU me.

1) Cat person OBV

2) Still deeply wants to impress Radiohead

3) Was probably not a very good Peace Corps volunteer but was still deeply affected by the experience

4) Very genuine, even in her pretenses??

5) Loves Jesse Pinkman the most

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Mike Ehrmantraut?

Asked by: veradune

Hahaha, my #1 secret to writing Mike is that I pretend like I’m writing an AU Wolverine /o\

But also:

1) Literally too old and tired for any bullshit at all, like for fuck’s sake

2) Loves Kaylee the most

3) Quietly regrets whatever happened in his past to result in him living alone

4) Dog person (and also chicken person)

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allofthefeelings:

sugarfey:

allofthefeelings:

sugarfey:

alphaflyer:

sugarfey:

Like I think Cap 2 is a great movie and I love it, but I don’t think we should turn a blind eye to its flaws.

Turning a MOC into a Nazi and then killing him, and introducing a female character with an ambiguously foreign accent for the sole purpose of killing her, are pretty big flaws.

On the other hand, its three biggest villains were white males (including the one who killed Renata); two of its six heroes where “MOC”, and three of them were female. And the World Security Council was pretty balanced, too.

I’m not contradicting that? I think Cap 2 is the most progressive of the Marvel movies by a mile. But I don’t think the praising the good means we don’t criticise the bad.

100% agreed, on both its strengths and its flaws, and I’ll throw what they did to Senator Stern into the flaws camp too.

Fury living doesn’t undo Renata’s death, and Sam being a good guy doesn’t undo Sitwell being HYDRA. In fact, there is no amount of characters of color you can introduce who could have made this okay.

I don’t actually have another Jewish character to contrast Stern with, but even if you’re one of the people who’s decided HYDRA isn’t a Nazi organization by whatever metric you’re using today, they’re still a minority group with the intent to control the world’s governments, THIS SHIT IS PROBLEMATIC.

I’d forgotten about Senator Stern. Having a character with a Jewish surname be part of a) a Nazi organisation, b) a secret organisation wanting to control the government; again, poorly thought out, writers (also, ‘Stern’ is the German word for ‘star.’ Yeeeeeeah).

Like I said, I love Cap 2, it got a lot of things right. But I feel like fandom puts it on a pedestal and treats it as a magical flawless film surrounded by unicorns and harps, and I’m not really okay with that.

I know I’ve said it before- like, earlier today in the tags to this post even- but this entire movie was about how you can’t do that. You can’t put things on a pedestal and expect them to always be perfect for you. The world doesn’t work like that. And it stops you from seeing the very real flaws.

This next part applies more to Sitwell and Stern than Renata, but: I get that to have shown that HYDRA infiltrated every aspect of the US government we needed to see it in people who we’d already connected with, but this really shows another fundamental problem of having minority characters always being the tertiary background ones. Didn’t Sleepy Hollow explain this like a year ago?

Killing Renata was uncalled for and unforgiveable >:(

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