Riddler brush pen sketch card for higgystar with quick colours! Done for my 300 followers giveaway held some time back.
To game designers, filmmakers, storytellers:
Stop writing this character.
Erin is the sassy, flirty ninja gurl who’s better than you and doesn’t need your stupid help except when she inevitably fucks up and needs the always-in-control male lead to say he told her so and bail her out. Did I mention she used to be a prostitute before she stabbed a john, bought a sexy ninja costume and turned to a life of crime?
Stop me if you’ve heard any of this before. It’s as though whoever put this character into Thief didn’t even take the cellophane off the package she came in that they bought from the corner store on discount. Beyond being simply hackneyed and generic, this excruciating archetype takes up a seat in the story where a really interesting female character could be sitting. It’s an awful caricature of a supposedly empowered woman who is actually just a vapid wannabe whose flirtations and games played with men only serve to make her appear more ridiculous and stupid. And by extension, make women appear rediculous and stupid.
You want an good example of a refreshing alternative to this drivel? Look no further than Knife of Dunwall’s Billie Lurk.
Billie is the second hand of master assassin Daud. She is good at her job. She doesn’t wield her sexuality like a baton, or at all for that matter. You don’t even see her face for most of the game since she’s wearing the very same assassin uniform all her subordinates are wearing. She’s a schemer, almost clever enough to actually overthrow Daud. She makes dry, thoughtful remarks about the world around her. Her actions and personality define her character, rather than just her gender or some tired representation thereof. She is a character who is a woman, not the other way around. She’s also black, which is a nice change of pace.
Maybe in Dishonored 2 we’ll get to play a lady.
I think the trope might be overused, but it doesn’t mean bad characters always come out of it. And, sexuality in a character, even a female character doesn’t need to be a bad thing. Look at the love of my life, Isabela from Dragon Age 2. She has the ability to command a boat of scalawags whilst fucking whoever she wants, when she wants. Isabela is smart, sassy, comfortable with her body AND her sexuality while being street wise and savvy on all kinds of political dealings. She’s not perfect and fucks up from time to time. She even has a similar “selina kyle” origin story of sexual stuff as a kid. But, she’s got a real girl flair to her. Something that tells you that this isn’t the typical sexy rogue that you know.
“we’re gonna fucking die”
aint he a water type tho lol
"y’all motherfuckers are gonna fucking die and i’m gonna fucking watch"
the research i just did on woopers because of this post would horrify you…
my grandpa used to water the plants every week and there was a lil frog that would come out and croak until my grandpa sprinkled some water on him and he loved that frog so much
Gordon Ramsay is my favorite.
i just want to hug all of them
Fun story. I cooked for this dude, once. I did my kitchen apprenticeship at the family-style restaurant of one of New Zealand’s premiere chefs, and he knew Ramsay really well. He was in New Zealand for a few weeks, and Martin brought him by the restaurant to check it out. It was right on the beach, fucking gorgeous. I was the only one there (apprentice = bitch work = 4am starting shifts), and they asked me to whip up some breakfast for them. It was SUPER simple, fried fish, eggs cooked in bread, sausages. He was incredibly gracious and kind, asked me to join them (I couldn’t, too much work to do, so they sat at the kitchen window so they could talk to me), and was super interested in hearing about my english grandma, who had taught me how to cook. I won’t hear a single bad word against this man, for all of his kitchen hysterics, he treated me like an equal.gordon ramsay fandom
If you’re not in the Gordon Ramsay fandom you’re wrong.