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Conservatives and Obama, Us and Twilight: A Further Follow-Up|
As is the concept that “changing the world,” as Katniss and Buffy do, is invariably a noble thing, and something as simple as trying to find the love of your life is not really a worthy story to tell. I like world-changers I just don’t think they should be everything.
Right, and they're not.
But...there's a difference between trying to find a place in society, which includes friends and work you like and yeah, dating (which is how I saw SatC, or at least the non-annoying elements thereof) and "trying to find the love of your life," which...does not end well. Not for you, and *really* not for people who have to put up with you.*
As for the general post...yes and no. Yes, I think that there are problematic reasons for complaining about Twilight--I am not a fan of the "hnur hnur those guys are too pretty" complaint, as it usually comes from men who wouldn't know a gym or a clean shirt if one bit them on the ass--but that doesn't stop me from making it an auto-punchline for other reasons. That's not the way I work.
Sort of the same way I feel about politicians or other public figures, actually. There are a lot of problematic insults thrown around at, say, Palin (sexism) or Gingrich (size issues); that doesn't mean I'm not going to use them as punchlines for other reasons, because they deserve it for other reasons.
Short version: if having obnoxious people on a side meant I automatically had to get off a side, I couldn't be a gamer, a feminist, a pagan, or a liberal.
*And your whiny-ass FB posts about how haaaaaard it is to be single; suck it up, Buttercup. The more cringing desperation with which you long to be Part of A Couple, the faster any right-thinking potential partner is gonna run for the hills, for one thing.
|Date:||April 9th, 2012 05:43 pm (UTC)|| |
While I will agree with you that the whole "these boys are too pretty" argument is silly, the fact that the fucking werewolf runs around with a perfectly waxed chest is more than a little ridiculous.
1) The werewolf, in human form, has very little body hair due to genetic drift etc. Why doesn't it carry over? Magic, is why.
2) Dude, take a look at the way ninety percent of female characters look and dress in action movies and then complain. Or, y'know, don't.
I mean, I'm playing through ME2 and just recruited Samara, for fuck's sake: celibate warrior monk with stiletto heels and weaponized cleavage. Anyone with a hair up their ass about how *guys* look "unrealistic" is not gonna get a lot of sympathy from me.