Jack asked about shikamaru in the writing meme (Pick a character I’ve written and I will explain the top ~three to five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them) and accidentally i replied to him personally instead of publicly so here is what i wrote!
I feel like a lot of time he’s reduced to “unstoppable genius” or “shitty woman-hater” and that’s really reductive. pre-timeskip Shikamaru is only kind of one of these things and post timeskip Shikamaru is neither.
Why would you intentionally eat olives like what in the fuck? are you okay? is someone forcing you to do this? You need me to call the police let me know so we can help you
I need you like I need a gaping head wound
"where’s my christian grey????” hopefully locked up in prison
All the discussions I’ve seen of it center gender, which is surely important. And nobody doubts that Christian Grey could not get away with the shit he does the way he does if he were a man of color.
But the guy isn’t just a white man, he’s a billionaire.
Considering the fact that those who hold extraordinary wealth basically own the US democracy, climate change can be considered an act of violence, and that the structural inequality necessary for the few to become as wealthy as Christian Grey is one wherein the physical and mental health of the majority of the human race is sacrificed for their excess…
Why shouldn’t there be a story celebrating a billlionaire’s vile abuse of other people? Particularly since media is financed and therefore influenced by the values of elites.
Bend over and learn to love the lashing they’re giving you, everybody! Sure, they own your lives and souls and inflict terrible pain on you. But you shouldn’t fight. Never fight. Just learn to love it!
I’d like this critique NOW, yes!