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A few Misfits fans again getting all het up by alleged gross sexism in Misfits again because of ep 6. I can't be bothered to get annoyed. Just because a character in a TV show does or says something sexist it doesn't make the TV show or the writer sexist. It simply means he's written a sexist character. If the writer shows the other characters being repulsed or disapproving then presumably the writer is not allowing blatant sexism or harassment to go by with out comment.
Newsflash! Sexist people exist. I don't want them hidden, I want them ridiculed on TV.

Yes, after Daisy refused to heal Nathan's cock Nathan was horribly inappropriate and attempted to stick her hand down his pants. Yes. It is sexual harassment, I agree. But that doesn't mean Misfits is misogynist. Throughout the last 12 episode Nathan has been consistently shown as being a complete dick. Almost everything he does and says is hugely inappropriate and demonstrates what a prick he is. We're not meant to approve of what he says and does because while he's a hilarious character he's not meant to be someone you'd want to know in real life. I love his character but if I knew someone like him in real life I'd fucking hate them.

Too many fans are crushing on actors to the point of imagining character traits that don't exist or obsessing about their favourite fucking 'ships' that they can't actually see the plot and characters right in front of their noses.
(I mean one commenter actually said she misses the 'compassionate' Nathan from Season 1. WHEN THE FUCK was Nathan compassionate in season 1? If anything it's the other way around, but I would never describe Nathan as compassionate.)

Nathan is funny. But he is a twat. He would stick Daisy's hand on his cock. Because he was desperate to be healed and he is a dick. But that doesn't mean the fucking writer or the programme makers would do the same thing, or that they're endorsing it, fan-morons.

Also. Nathan behaves inappropriately regardless of gender. I mean, he turned to Curtis at the urinal and said: "Nice cock, man." Which was highly amusing but pretty evident he doesn't particularly discriminate. Imagine the uproar if he turned to Alisha and said: "Nice vag, man."

Nathan is crude, but Curtis and Simon balance it out by not being crude. The show is not fucking sexist. I don't even think Nathan is particularly sexist, he's just a wanker.
loolaa: (Zidane Hole?)
Prompted by a Fandom Secret argument in which apparently a load of Final Fantasy fans hate Rinoa from Final Fantasy 8.
It makes me roll my eyes when people get so het up about video game characters. With a few exceptions most video game characters are completely two dimensional. Most of the emphasis is on gameplay, graphics and story. Characterisation in most cases is secondary.
I'll accept that since the Final Fantasy games are more story led than most video games their characters do have a little more depth. But also I have to point out that EVERY Final Fantasy game since FF6 up until FF12 has formulaic characters. Particularly the female characters. In EVERY game since FF6 up until FF12 the playable female character types are thus:

1. Lead Female: The Princess Type/Sweet-but-just-feisty-enough-to-not-quite-be-a-doormat/Love Interest/Willing to Sacrifice Herself To Save The World/Gets Kidnapped Or Needs To Be Rescued/Tends to wear more Clothing/Is the Last of Her Kind or Something Special to do with Magic:
FF6: Terra
FF7 Aeris
FF8 Rinoa
FF9 Dagger
FF10 Yuna
FF10-2 Yuna

2. The Tough Chick: Not As Emotional/Misunderstood/Usually Dresses Sexily/A Little Cold-but-still-compassionate-so-the-boys-still-fancy-her:
FF6: Celes
FF7 Tifa
FF8 Quistis
FF9 Freya
FF10 Lulu
FF10-2 Paine

3. The Cute One: Hyperactive/Younger/Irritating/Cocky-but-not too-much-or-the-boys-won't-fancy-her/Optimistic/Childish
FF6: Relm
FF7 Yuffie
FF8 Selphie
FF9 Eiko
FF10 Rikku
FF10-2 Rikku

FF12 only just fails to fall into this because while Penelo is blatantly the Cute/Optimistic one and Fran the Tough/Sexy one, Ashe the Princess is a little more hardcore than the other characters in category one. She's an Actual Princess and Tough Chick combined being a competent soldier, unlike Rinoa.
FF13 for all it's faults, turns the formula on it's head by having Lightening as the main character instead of a man. The Lead Female becomes The Main Character and a soldier instead of a princessy type. She has general Tough Chick personality. Vanille is The Cute Irritating One but again there's Fang as another Tough Chick.

So anyway, Rinoa in the context of the other 5 popular FF games, 6,7,8,9 and 10. I don't actually get why she is hated so much more than Dagger. Yeah she needs rescuing. But so do Terra, Aeris, Dagger and Yuna.
She's a rich kid - Yeah, so are Dagger and Ashe. Dagger and Ashe are Royalty and it shows.
Apparently she is spoilt and rude - True. But Dagger also has these moments, even if Rinoa's stand out more to some people. Being rich kid princessy types, it actually makes them more believable than it would if they were SO NICE to everyone like Yuna and Aeris. Being rich kid princessy only child types I'd actually find it hard to believe if they weren't spoilt and a bit rude. Also, NEGATIVE CHARACTER TRAITS are usually a good thing when creating a beautiful perfect girl character. Stops them being too fucking bland.
Her Rebel Group are full of fail - That may be. But she's a rich kid princessy type that bothers to actually set up a Rebel faction to fight for what she believes in. I think that says a lot about her personality even if her plans aren't that great.
She's mean to Squall that one time - Oh fuck off. He's a big boy, I'm sure he can handle one immature argument from a spoilt rich girl.
She was Ultimacia the Evil Sorceress - Uh no. She got taken over by her.  I'm pretty sure that wasn't her fault.
She's gullible - No more than Dagger. Or Terra. Even Yuna to a degree. She has a reason to be gullible. Unlike the other five characters in FF8 Rinoa wasn't trained as a soldier at school so will be the one that makes mistakes and is crap at soldier stuff.

Personally I always found Dagger more annoying. She never tried to give her life to save the world like Yuna and Aeris. She didn't start a rebel faction because she believed in something like Rinoa. Dagger spent a good part of the game moping about and being sad about the death of her evil mum, spoiling battles by being unable to fucking cast spells when I needed her to and generally just being a dull whiner.  Dagger ran off with Zidane because she wanted to find her Uncle to advise her about her mum, which is fair enough but not as interesting as founding a rebel faction of freedom fighters. That said Dagger played her part in the game and contributed to the story in her own boring way. No point in hating on her. She had a few good points, I think. Female Final Fantasy characters are hardly the well rounded female icons some people want them to be.

And lets not forget. Due to the two dimensionality of video game characters. And particularly since FF's 6,7, 8, and 9 don't have any voice acting, only text in speech bubbles. It's very easy to project a personality onto a character. It's easy to misinterpret the intention of a character in a videogame when there is little body language and no tone of voice with just a little collection of polygons to represent her.


That said. I don't really give a damn about Rinoa. Selphie was my fave girl in FF8. She was weak as fuck physically but she had NUNCHUCKS.

What it boils down to is this. Rinoa, Dagger, and all characters like them, suck.
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A lot of people seem to think Nikki's attitude is out of order and that she's an unnecessarily horrible 'bitch'. I can't actually get my head around this. It's like they don't actually think about what has happened to the girl.

1. Nikki had a fatal heart condition and was incredibly ill and was close to dying.
2. Five teenagers broke into her flat, went through her stuff, and one of them shit in her bed and wiped his arse on her pyjamas.
3. She got a new heart. Which then teleported her on top of a dead body in a morgue or wherever.
4. I noticed that we haven't seen her friends and/or family. She's alone in her flat, seriously ill, on oxygen etc. She's alone in the hospital after major heart surgery, no visitors. Obviously scared.
5. After (understandably) assuming Curtis had stood her up she teleports to him, only to be caught by a psycho with a gun and chained up in the air.
I wouldn't be a sweet cheery person either. But it doesn't matter to fangirls because she was- 'mean to Curtis boo hoo so is such a bitch'.

AND. Jessica in last nights episode. I thought she was a sweet character. A good character to make a shy character like Simon who lacks confidence with girls comfortable. Particularly when it comes to first time sex. And also unconventionally pretty. I thought she was cute.
Fangirls are all - 'OMFGBBQ How dare she be Simon's first and not Alisha!?!?! Jessica was so ugly why they call her cute when she ugly. bitch! etc etc'

And the amount of people appalled by the what the fuckery of the gorilla thing. A lot of people were also appalled by the what the fuckery of the peanut allergy thing a few eps ago. I don't get it. MISFITS IS ALL ABOUT WHAT THE FUCKERY. THAT'S WHY I LIKE IT! Don't be appalled be fucking AMUSED.

And then, once over the what the fuckery, feel sad. Because for all it's WTF-ness I though that shit with the Gorilla at the end was heartbreakingly tragic. Just like after the what the fuckery of the old woman in series one, I still cried my fucking eyes out at the end.

The Misfit fandom should be proud. It's the first fandom I've been interested in that's prompted a need for a 'fucking fangirls' tag in my journal.
loolaa: (Misfits group)
I'm kind of baffled by a large element of the Misfits fandom. It's bewildering me that all of a sudden after a hunky future-Simon shows up fangirls are suddenly squeeing all over the place about how lovely he is.  Everyone seems to have completely forgotten that in series one he:
1. Stuck his hand up a semi-unconscious Kelly's skirt.
2. Spied on the girls while they were getting changed. And sniffed them.
3. Stalked the second probation worker, Sally, by actually going into her house while he was invisible and watched her eat, get undressed and even filmed her sleeping.
4. Sure he accidentally killed Sally (I'm not including that since it was an accident and Kelly killed the first one), but then he munched pizza while gazing at her propped up dead frozen body in a way that was decidedly creepy.

Sure you could put a lot of that down to him being a horny young male. And a lonely and socially inept one at that. Fine. BUT, call me uptight, but I would not easily forget that creepy moment he stuck his hand up Kelly's skirt when she was alone and vulnerable. The contrast between Simon doing that and Curtis giving her his jacket kind of says it all.

Also, I'm not including it since it's his own private fantasy and we've all got them. But when Alisha used her 'power' he did say he wanted to 'rip off her clothes and piss on her tits'. Which is just ugh. And the armpit thing. When future-Simon and Alisha were getting it on all I could think was "Fucking hell, I hope he doesn't piss on her tits, that'll really spoil the mood." It sort of spoiled any romance for me. Even if it does appear genuine on the surface.

And on top of all this:
5. I don't like the way future Simon manipulated Alisha into the romance by claiming that they fall in love. There's only his word on that. If he even is Simon anyway. Her 'power' has been a curse, she finds someone she can safely touch she's going to love that and he's taken advantage of that too.

That said. I like Simon. He's a good character, like all of them. XD I just hate the way the fangirls are all "Ohhh Simon's so SWEET and WONDERFUL." Seriously? What? I adore every one of these characters, but they're no fucking angels. They have massive flaws and Simon is no exception. No one was saying he was SO SWEET when he was being a creepy little bastard.

/end rant

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