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tropes: deliamelodyofficial: goldaquarius: thesunsword: jehovahhthickness: jessnesquik: jehovahhthickness: Stop dating abusive women 2018 Hardly any women are gonna reblog this tbh 🙃 A lot of women behave like this and think this ain’t abuse But let a nigga slap them, damage their clothes and pour a drink on them, all hell will break loose. EVERYONE CAN BE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE! Buddy has the soul of an angel and composure out of this world Just in case anyone wants the context: He has been making music in Chicago, he recently performed to a large audience and met London on da track, who offered him an opportunity in LA. She didn’t want to leave Chicago because of her business there. He told her that she doesn’t have to go, he just needs to do this for his music. She got upset because he straight up told her that he valued his career over their relationship and she did this.  Now I’m not a relationship expert, but I will never understand how some of y’all expect people to put you above the shit they have to do. Always put your career, your job, your livelihood first. This was all kinds of fucked up, really fucking abusive and manipulative, he should definitely go to LA with or without her.  Many women *WILL* reblog this, because part of feminism is acknowledging that women are just as capable of being abusive as men. Acting as though women cannot be abusive is misogyny, and relies on the misogynist tropes that women are frail, and innocent in comparison to men. Any true feminist must acknowledge that neither of these things are necessarily true and that a woman is in fact capable of being abusive whether it’s to another woman, a man, or a nonbinary person.The reason we focus on abuse from men towards women is that it is more prevalent, and institutionally encouraged, justified, and allowed without consequence, while a woman even “talking back” to a man is to be “put in her place.”Don’t bring your weak, fragile “Few women will reblog this” shit up in here. We know what abuse looks like when we see it.
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Stop dating abusive women 2018

Hardly any women are gonna reblog this tbh 🙃


A lot of women behave like this and think this ain’t abuse 
But let a nigga slap them, damage their clothes and pour a drink on them, all hell will break loose. 
EVERYONE CAN BE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE! 


Buddy has the soul of an angel and composure out of this world 

Just in case anyone wants the context: He has been making music in Chicago, he recently performed to a large audience and met London on da track, who offered him an opportunity in LA. She didn’t want to leave Chicago because of her business there. He told her that she doesn’t have to go, he just needs to do this for his music. She got upset because he straight up told her that he valued his career over their relationship and she did this. 
Now I’m not a relationship expert, but I will never understand how some of y’all expect people to put you above the shit they have to do. Always put your career, your job, your livelihood first. This was all kinds of fucked up, really fucking abusive and manipulative, he should definitely go to LA with or without her. 

Many women *WILL* reblog this, because part of feminism is acknowledging that women are just as capable of being abusive as men. Acting as though women cannot be abusive is misogyny, and relies on the misogynist tropes that women are frail, and innocent in comparison to men. Any true feminist must acknowledge that neither of these things are necessarily true and that a woman is in fact capable of being abusive whether it’s to another woman, a man, or a nonbinary person.The reason we focus on abuse from men towards women is that it is more prevalent, and institutionally encouraged, justified, and allowed without consequence, while a woman even “talking back” to a man is to be “put in her place.”Don’t bring your weak, fragile “Few women will reblog this” shit up in here. We know what abuse looks like when we see it.

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Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.   This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  Rapunzel has the “typical Disney face”: Here’s a more close up look at her features. The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.” If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc). But here is what we have is - small noses that turn up at the end: wide, flatter noses (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well) And then a few misc noses (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button): Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: “obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes” Like that right there on top of the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women. There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.   Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded heroes. Rapunzel does not have that. Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well. Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again. Hope this helps. EDIT: @ariminak pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features only stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead. Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes. Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains. You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.   But seeing how you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to an entire race of people ISN’T racist, you really don’t get any say on any of this. So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization. Let’s play a game I like to call: Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda: Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using.  One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.   They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie.  At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain. It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting. You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character.  It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv. And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign. Reblogging again for these additions. I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media. Stay cognizant! This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️ I feel like you guys want to be offended. its called shape theory and character design. I haven’t met a single Jew that has a hooked nose and jews are not the only the only ethnicity with lightish brown skin and curly black hair. for example, ME I’m Mexican and have those features I have met a woman for MADRID who looks EXACTLY like the woman above. and her accent sounds a lot more Spanish than Jewish (which would make sense because Rapunzel takes place in Germany and Spain is pretty damn close by. Also she just straight up does not have a hooked nose. Not anything like those caricatures anyway. In the shot where she’s in profile it doesn’t look hooked at all.
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Yeah, there’s a reason for that.
It’s called: antisemitic caricature.


I don’t understand what’s Jewish about mother gothel… she has a typical Disney face doesn’t she? Is it the curly hair..? I mean her nose and everything else seem normal? 
I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.

dark curly hair - long hooked nose - darker complexion than the blond blue eyed heroine 9and really the rest of the cast - portrayed as greedy and evil.
Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.  
This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  Rapunzel has the “typical Disney face”:
Here’s a more close up look at her features.
The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.”
If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc).
But here is what we have is -
small noses that turn up at the end:
wide, flatter noses (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well)
And then a few misc noses (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button):
Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: “obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes”
Like that right there on top of the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women.
There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.  
Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded heroes. Rapunzel does not have that.
Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well.
Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again.
Hope this helps.
EDIT: @ariminak pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features only stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead.

Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. 

omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement

So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes.
Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains.
You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.  
But seeing how you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to an entire race of people ISN’T racist, you really don’t get any say on any of this.
So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization.
Let’s play a game I like to call: Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda:
Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using. 
One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.  
They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie.  At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain.
It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting.
You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character.  It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv.
And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign.

Reblogging again for these additions.


I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media.
Stay cognizant!  

This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️

I feel like you guys want to be offended. its called shape theory and character design. I haven’t met a single Jew that has a hooked nose and jews are not the only the only ethnicity with lightish brown skin and curly black hair. for example, ME I’m Mexican and have those features I have met a woman for MADRID who looks EXACTLY like the woman above. and her accent sounds a lot more Spanish than Jewish (which would make sense because Rapunzel takes place in Germany and Spain is pretty damn close by.


Also she just straight up does not have a hooked nose. Not anything like those caricatures anyway. In the shot where she’s in profile it doesn’t look hooked at all.

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C'MON! 8DDD <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/176459494915/hst3000-rainbowloliofjustice" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/176070852987/rainbowloliofjustice-thedoctorofall" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rainbowloliofjustice.tumblr.com/post/176051226472/thedoctorofall-ava-burton-writing" class="tumblr_blog">rainbowloliofjustice</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thedoctorofall.tumblr.com/post/176049574122/ava-burton-writing-dragonenby" class="tumblr_blog">thedoctorofall</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ava-burton-writing.tumblr.com/post/175913515322/dragonenby-writingwithcolor" class="tumblr_blog">ava-burton-writing</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://dragonenby.tumblr.com/post/175899318762/writingwithcolor-so-many-miles-to-go" class="tumblr_blog">dragonenby</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/post/154992689002/so-many-miles-to-go-aworldinneedofmagic" class="tumblr_blog">writingwithcolor</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://so-many-miles-to-go.tumblr.com/post/154736881768/aworldinneedofmagic-the-independent-jew" class="tumblr_blog">so-many-miles-to-go</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://aworldinneedofmagic.tumblr.com/post/154715496153/the-independent-jew-so-many-miles-to-go" class="tumblr_blog">aworldinneedofmagic</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-independent-jew.tumblr.com/post/154343314825/smol-mother-rose-so-many-miles-to-go-yeah" class="tumblr_blog">the-independent-jew</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://so-many-miles-to-go.tumblr.com/post/154339137228/smol-mother-rose-so-many-miles-to-go-yeah" class="tumblr_blog">so-many-miles-to-go</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://smol-mother-rose.tumblr.com/post/154322589416/so-many-miles-to-go-yeah-theres-a-reason-for" class="tumblr_blog">smol-mother-rose</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://so-many-miles-to-go.tumblr.com/post/154319305938/yeah-theres-a-reason-for-that-its-called" class="tumblr_blog">so-many-miles-to-go</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Yeah, there’s a reason for that.</p> <p>It’s called: <b>antisemitic caricature.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t understand what’s Jewish about mother gothel… she has a typical Disney face doesn’t she? Is it the curly hair..? I mean her nose and everything else seem normal? </p> <p>I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.</p> </blockquote> <p>dark curly hair - long hooked nose - darker complexion than the blond blue eyed heroine 9and really the rest of the cast - portrayed as greedy and evil.</p> <p>Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.  </p> <hr><p>This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  <b><i>Rapunzel</i></b> has the “typical Disney face”:</p> <figure data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c6a02d31e5325ce3897ea40bca1db98c/tumblr_inline_oi1alyTZwN1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Here’s a more close up look at her features.</p> <figure data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/81263a61b9b531b9a037bb3c2474d87d/tumblr_inline_oi1amcSI571u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414"/></figure><p>The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.”</p> <figure data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2cab6154654958a036ca5787f037fb2a/tumblr_inline_oi1ampHH5I1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531"/></figure><hr><p>If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc).</p> <p>But here is what we have is -</p> <p><b>small noses that turn up at the end:</b></p> <figure data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/795ee2dbccf93c8be84f2e494375d885/tumblr_inline_oi1an5YIKL1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313"/></figure><p><b>wide, flatter noses</b> (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well)</p> <figure data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf1bb1115b150fc66fe3a135c2b1f7ae/tumblr_inline_oi1anhfdcO1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310"/></figure><p>And then a few <b>misc noses</b> (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button):</p> <figure data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4c972fc2df9f1f9fd3025d72babafcef/tumblr_inline_oi1anq7O7d1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155"/></figure><hr><p>Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: <b>“obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes”</b></p> <p>Like that right there <b><i>on top of</i> </b>the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women.</p> <p><b>There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.  </b></p> <p>Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded <b>heroes</b>. Rapunzel does not have that.</p> <p>Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well.</p> <p>Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again.</p> <p>Hope this helps.</p> <hr><p><b>EDIT: </b><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mjHVWLfz9CujkJO8PWDNbUA">@ariminak</a> pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features <i>only</i> stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead.</p> </blockquote> <p>Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement</p> </blockquote> <p>So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes.</p> <p>Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains.</p> <p>You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.  </p> <p>But seeing how<a href="http://aworldinneedofmagic.tumblr.com/post/148709289078/drwhothefuckyouthinkyoutalkinto-gelopanda"> you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to <i>an entire race</i> of people ISN’T racist</a>, you really don’t get any say on any of this.</p> <p>So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization.</p> <p><b>Let’s play a game I like to call: <i>Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda:</i></b></p> <figure data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ef40a021948f154c0b106784323660aa/tumblr_inline_oii52q367I1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446"/></figure><p>Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  <b>Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using. </b></p> <p>One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.  </p> <figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a26a0b8632d40346b1b4541b6829f02/tumblr_inline_oii6kjyfLA1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ad784bf14cf3600fc783cb3f6b9f0c70/tumblr_inline_oii6kjtoI61u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8163c91a59863a27fef98dcb16bd8782/tumblr_inline_oii6kk5zKZ1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741"/></figure><p>They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie. <b> At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain.</b></p> <p>It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting.</p> <p>You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character. <b> It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv.</b></p> <p>And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  <b>When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>Reblogging again for these additions.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media.</p> <p>Stay cognizant! </p> </blockquote> <p>This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️</p> </blockquote> <p>I have a feeling this is all baseless, and groundless. If you’re assuming a character has to be a negative Jewish stereotype because you stereotype those features as bein Jewish. The one with the issue might be you</p> </blockquote> <p>Mother Gothel has a similar facial structure as Cruella De Vil. Pointy cheekbones and chin, etc. </p> <figure data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2ca38ab88da550b0df2c068dd610b59e/tumblr_inline_pc3u94DPjC1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/20fba8157c93162a45ad83687045c4f4/tumblr_inline_pc3u9lFuTT1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458"/></figure><p>She isn’t any shade specifically darker than any of the other characters. They deliberately chose pictures where Mother Gothel is either in the darkened tower, or it is night time. </p> <p>Also, they only compared Mother Gothel to other Disney protags rather than other Disney villains or even Disney characters who are older. Disney typically uses very angular features to convey villains. </p> <figure data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3257bff02583d7625f8fcc6d0450151/tumblr_inline_pc3uhqneNm1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/eff51a7ac3da026cbd5c35bd2306849c/tumblr_inline_pc3ui75cWO1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4ca1d9a7d7d1d683fd24d2c7f6246df5/tumblr_inline_pc3yjcMx4N1tx5uef_1280.png" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d881a63a0254cc8fbf8eaa8492f1fd52/tumblr_inline_pc3uji270c1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c053cbc17b4281c43e68dcf5d064a1c/tumblr_inline_pc3uuf11sU1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"/></figure><p>Cruella has an upwards turned nose like most disney protags. It’s just sharper to go along with her other angular features.</p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d000718627c5d7f706927ed24f5fdb53/tumblr_inline_pc3uvwOH951tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c1714d66f95acfb83d0fa651a638290/tumblr_inline_pc3uw9SJcB1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Hell you can even compare her to Maleficent</p> <figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f71a5ad89503be687d6983421b7ee8f4/tumblr_inline_pc3uxnYbqh1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/194eadb0b5f82c48995786391f23de4d/tumblr_inline_pc3v17KSkb1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418"/></figure><p>Who you can see has no hooked or curved nose. In fact, her nose is more flat, similar to Jasmine.</p> <p>Also, many characters change from their concept art. Dr. Facilier went from this</p> <figure data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8a288ad68dcba5beb215b58355329452/tumblr_inline_pc3upqCyHv1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><p>to this </p> <figure data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8f165821d091d813a248966d7f907eaf/tumblr_inline_pc3uqz4ODa1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800"/></figure><p>The change from her hair being straight to curly has nothing to do with making her more “Jewish coded”. It’s the visual difference between her and Rapunzel, also, if anyone has forgotten… <i>Rapunzel’s natural hair color is brown, not blonde.</i></p> <figure data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/54cf4524541b7c090e850bbe5e8f216d/tumblr_inline_pc3v6dvQEX1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460"/></figure><p>If they wanted to make a character Jewish coded, then why just stop at curly hair and hooked nose? Many people, of various religions, races, and cultures have hooked noses and curly dark hair. Why not just go the full yard if you wanted to make a Jewish coded character that is anti-Semitic? Why not give her Jewish clothing and make her look ugly, gross, and dirty? </p> <figure data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9e1be5f1a6be51a1d48f412816d5eabd/tumblr_inline_pc3v9nvIuZ1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab077d76ddf1a292292d6bc02440a081/tumblr_inline_pc3va6j6LP1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d59c6b2ad84f8509e38267470b500ffb/tumblr_inline_pc3vb30xWY1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/44e6d379c41c9d3b418ad21fbf60cb23/tumblr_inline_pc3vbmA1ES1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600"/></figure><p>They deliberately manipulated information and pointed out something and said, “See, Jewish stereotype.” even though you can see from mother Gothel’s profile picture, <i>her nose isn’t even hooked</i>. They’re picking out things that <i>could be</i> Jewish features or stereotypes and then saying that they are. </p> <p>“She’s greedy and evil” and so are pretty much all other Disney Villains. Ya know… gotta be evil to be a villain. Dr. Faciler, Gaston, The Evil Queen, Maleficent, Jafar, Scar… need I list more villains? Being evil and greedy =/= being jewish coded because evil and greedy are common traits of villains, <i>even within </i><br/></p> <p>“She has dark curly hair” so does Esmeralda and Moana. <br/></p> <p>“Hooked nose.” her nose isn’t even hooked. It’s flat, similar to Maleficent’s. Anytime someone’s head is bent or leaning forward, naturally, their nose will appear more hooked. that’s just anatomy. That happens to <i>everyone</i>. Hell, you can even see in the images <i>her nose isn’t hooked</i>. <br/></p> <p>If you can’t tell the difference between a Jewish caricature and Mother Gothel, then I think that’s a you problem. Stereotypes are not exclusive to one group. In fact, implying that is <i>even more racist and anti-semitic </i>than the character. </p> <p>Hell, in fact, prior to the 20th century, <i>red curly hair</i> was associated with Jewish people. So by that logic, Merida must be Jewish coded… but because she is <i>good</i> and looks like a Disney protag, she <i>can’t</i> be Jewish coded because she doesn’t have enough “Jewish stereotypes”. </p> <p>The stereotype of Jewish people being greedy originates from when Jewish people were legally restricted to being usurers… Which is where the stereotype comes from. However, even in Jewish religion and mythology, greed, as in any other religion, is often portrayed as a negative or bad trait. </p> <p>The irony is that they can only see Jewish stereotypes in <i>villainous characters</i> but can’t see any in the protagonists or heroes.</p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5dab9038b1c45aa7d8afd2a14fd57fdd/tumblr_inline_pc3wmuk1ny1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400"/></figure><p>Esmeralda (from Frollo’s perspective) is associated with sin and temptation… which is another Jewish stereotype (Beautiful Jewess / Belle Juive) and she has dark, curly hair (another Jewish stereotype). </p> <p>Merida has curly red hair, which was a Jewish stereotype before the 10th century. If we’re going this loosely based on stereotypes, you can even argue that Queen Eleanor is “Jewish-coded” because she is nagging, protective, and motherly. Ya know, the Jewish mother/wife stereotype. </p> <p>So you have two arguably Jewish-coded heroines and protags yet no one can see the Jewish stereotypes in them because they are <i>the good guys</i>. Or because they don’t have <i>certain</i> Jewish stereotypes.</p> <p>The thing is, stereotypes, are not all inherently bad, or rather, not all stereotypes are negative. Not all stereotypes originate from oppressors or people that are anti-semitic, racist, etc. Some stereotypes are often used as stock characters by people of a race or culture. Not every stereotype is exclusive to Jewish people either or even originates with anti-semitism. </p> <p>If you can <i>only</i> see yourself in villains then maybe it’s you rather than the creators or characters. You literally picked the bare minimum and made a mountain out of an ant hill.</p> </blockquote> <p>Maybe it’s me, but isn’t that shape of nose called the ROMAN nose? The propaganda ones seem a lot fatter and bulbous to me.</p> </blockquote> <p><i>&gt; They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie. </i></p><p>Why, yes, the child kidnapper and abuser villain whose entire character motivation is based on <b>being different</b> is designed not to look like regular people, especially her “daughter”. Even her clothes are deliberately anachronistic.</p></blockquote> <p>This entire post has been quite a ride.</p>
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<p>Yeah, there’s a reason for that.</p>
<p>It’s called: <b>antisemitic caricature.</b></p>
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<p>I don’t understand what’s Jewish about mother gothel… she has a typical Disney face doesn’t she? Is it the curly hair..? I mean her nose and everything else seem normal? </p>
<p>I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.</p>
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<p>dark curly hair - long hooked nose - darker complexion than the blond blue eyed heroine 9and really the rest of the cast - portrayed as greedy and evil.</p>
<p>Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.  </p>
<hr><p>This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  <b><i>Rapunzel</i></b> has the “typical Disney face”:</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c6a02d31e5325ce3897ea40bca1db98c/tumblr_inline_oi1alyTZwN1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Here’s a more close up look at her features.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/81263a61b9b531b9a037bb3c2474d87d/tumblr_inline_oi1amcSI571u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414"/></figure><p>The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.”</p>
<figure data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2cab6154654958a036ca5787f037fb2a/tumblr_inline_oi1ampHH5I1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531"/></figure><hr><p>If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc).</p>
<p>But here is what we have is -</p>
<p><b>small noses that turn up at the end:</b></p>
<figure data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/795ee2dbccf93c8be84f2e494375d885/tumblr_inline_oi1an5YIKL1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313"/></figure><p><b>wide, flatter noses</b> (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well)</p>
<figure data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf1bb1115b150fc66fe3a135c2b1f7ae/tumblr_inline_oi1anhfdcO1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310"/></figure><p>And then a few <b>misc noses</b> (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button):</p>
<figure data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4c972fc2df9f1f9fd3025d72babafcef/tumblr_inline_oi1anq7O7d1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155"/></figure><hr><p>Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: <b>“obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes”</b></p>
<p>Like that right there <b><i>on top of</i> </b>the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women.</p>
<p><b>There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.  </b></p>
<p>Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded <b>heroes</b>. Rapunzel does not have that.</p>
<p>Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well.</p>
<p>Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again.</p>
<p>Hope this helps.</p>
<hr><p><b>EDIT: </b><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mjHVWLfz9CujkJO8PWDNbUA">@ariminak</a> pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features <i>only</i> stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead.</p>
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<p>Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. <br/></p>
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<p>omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement</p>
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<p>So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes.</p>
<p>Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains.</p>
<p>You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.  </p>
<p>But seeing how<a href="http://aworldinneedofmagic.tumblr.com/post/148709289078/drwhothefuckyouthinkyoutalkinto-gelopanda"> you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to <i>an entire race</i> of people ISN’T racist</a>, you really don’t get any say on any of this.</p>
<p>So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization.</p>
<p><b>Let’s play a game I like to call: <i>Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda:</i></b></p>
<figure data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ef40a021948f154c0b106784323660aa/tumblr_inline_oii52q367I1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446"/></figure><p>Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  <b>Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using. </b></p>
<p>One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.  </p>
<figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a26a0b8632d40346b1b4541b6829f02/tumblr_inline_oii6kjyfLA1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ad784bf14cf3600fc783cb3f6b9f0c70/tumblr_inline_oii6kjtoI61u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8163c91a59863a27fef98dcb16bd8782/tumblr_inline_oii6kk5zKZ1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741"/></figure><p>They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie. <b> At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain.</b></p>
<p>It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting.</p>
<p>You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character. <b> It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv.</b></p>
<p>And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  <b>When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign.</b></p>
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<p>Reblogging again for these additions.</p>
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<p>I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media.</p>
<p>Stay cognizant!  </p>
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<p>This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️</p>
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<p>I have a feeling this is all baseless, and groundless. If you’re assuming a character has to be a negative Jewish stereotype because you stereotype those features as bein Jewish. The one with the issue might be you</p>
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<p>Mother Gothel has a similar facial structure as Cruella De Vil. Pointy cheekbones and chin, etc. </p>
<figure data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2ca38ab88da550b0df2c068dd610b59e/tumblr_inline_pc3u94DPjC1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/20fba8157c93162a45ad83687045c4f4/tumblr_inline_pc3u9lFuTT1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458"/></figure><p>She isn’t any shade specifically darker than any of the other characters. They deliberately chose pictures where Mother Gothel is either in the darkened tower, or it is night time. </p>
<p>Also, they only compared Mother Gothel to other Disney protags rather than other Disney villains or even Disney characters who are older. Disney typically uses very angular features to convey villains. </p>
<figure data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3257bff02583d7625f8fcc6d0450151/tumblr_inline_pc3uhqneNm1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/eff51a7ac3da026cbd5c35bd2306849c/tumblr_inline_pc3ui75cWO1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4ca1d9a7d7d1d683fd24d2c7f6246df5/tumblr_inline_pc3yjcMx4N1tx5uef_1280.png" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d881a63a0254cc8fbf8eaa8492f1fd52/tumblr_inline_pc3uji270c1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c053cbc17b4281c43e68dcf5d064a1c/tumblr_inline_pc3uuf11sU1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"/></figure><p>Cruella has an upwards turned nose like most disney protags. It’s just sharper to go along with her other angular features.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d000718627c5d7f706927ed24f5fdb53/tumblr_inline_pc3uvwOH951tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c1714d66f95acfb83d0fa651a638290/tumblr_inline_pc3uw9SJcB1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Hell you can even compare her to Maleficent</p>
<figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f71a5ad89503be687d6983421b7ee8f4/tumblr_inline_pc3uxnYbqh1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/194eadb0b5f82c48995786391f23de4d/tumblr_inline_pc3v17KSkb1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418"/></figure><p>Who you can see has no hooked or curved nose. In fact, her nose is more flat, similar to Jasmine.</p>
<p>Also, many characters change from their concept art. Dr. Facilier went from this</p>
<figure data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8a288ad68dcba5beb215b58355329452/tumblr_inline_pc3upqCyHv1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><p>to this </p>
<figure data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8f165821d091d813a248966d7f907eaf/tumblr_inline_pc3uqz4ODa1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800"/></figure><p>The change from her hair being straight to curly has nothing to do with making her more “Jewish coded”. It’s the visual difference between her and Rapunzel, also, if anyone has forgotten… <i>Rapunzel’s natural hair color is brown, not blonde.</i></p>
<figure data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/54cf4524541b7c090e850bbe5e8f216d/tumblr_inline_pc3v6dvQEX1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460"/></figure><p>If they wanted to make a character Jewish coded, then why just stop at curly hair and hooked nose? Many people, of various religions, races, and cultures have hooked noses and curly dark hair. Why not just go the full yard if you wanted to make a Jewish coded character that is anti-Semitic? Why not give her Jewish clothing and make her look ugly, gross, and dirty? </p>
<figure data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9e1be5f1a6be51a1d48f412816d5eabd/tumblr_inline_pc3v9nvIuZ1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab077d76ddf1a292292d6bc02440a081/tumblr_inline_pc3va6j6LP1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d59c6b2ad84f8509e38267470b500ffb/tumblr_inline_pc3vb30xWY1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/44e6d379c41c9d3b418ad21fbf60cb23/tumblr_inline_pc3vbmA1ES1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600"/></figure><p>They deliberately manipulated information and pointed out something and said, “See, Jewish stereotype.” even though you can see from mother Gothel’s profile picture, <i>her nose isn’t even hooked</i>. They’re picking out things that <i>could be</i> Jewish features or stereotypes and then saying that they are. </p>
<p>“She’s greedy and evil” and so are pretty much all other Disney Villains. Ya know… gotta be evil to be a villain. Dr. Faciler, Gaston, The Evil Queen, Maleficent, Jafar, Scar… need I list more villains? Being evil and greedy =/= being jewish coded because evil and greedy are common traits of villains, <i>even within </i><br/></p>
<p>“She has dark curly hair” so does Esmeralda and Moana. <br/></p>
<p>“Hooked nose.” her nose isn’t even hooked. It’s flat, similar to Maleficent’s. Anytime someone’s head is bent or leaning forward, naturally, their nose will appear more hooked. that’s just anatomy. That happens to <i>everyone</i>. Hell, you can even see in the images <i>her nose isn’t hooked</i>. <br/></p>
<p>If you can’t tell the difference between a Jewish caricature and Mother Gothel, then I think that’s a you problem. Stereotypes are not exclusive to one group. In fact, implying that is <i>even more racist and anti-semitic </i>than the character. </p>
<p>Hell, in fact, prior to the 20th century, <i>red curly hair</i> was associated with Jewish people. So by that logic, Merida must be Jewish coded… but because she is <i>good</i> and looks like a Disney protag, she <i>can’t</i> be Jewish coded because she doesn’t have enough “Jewish stereotypes”. </p>
<p>The stereotype of Jewish people being greedy originates from when Jewish people were legally restricted to being usurers… Which is where the stereotype comes from. However, even in Jewish religion and mythology, greed, as in any other religion, is often portrayed as a negative or bad trait. </p>
<p>The irony is that they can only see Jewish stereotypes in <i>villainous characters</i> but can’t see any in the protagonists or heroes.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5dab9038b1c45aa7d8afd2a14fd57fdd/tumblr_inline_pc3wmuk1ny1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400"/></figure><p>Esmeralda (from Frollo’s perspective) is associated with sin and temptation… which is another Jewish stereotype (Beautiful Jewess / Belle Juive) and she has dark, curly hair (another Jewish stereotype). </p>
<p>Merida has curly red hair, which was a Jewish stereotype before the 10th century. If we’re going this loosely based on stereotypes, you can even argue that Queen Eleanor is “Jewish-coded” because she is nagging, protective, and motherly. Ya know, the Jewish mother/wife stereotype. </p>
<p>So you have two arguably Jewish-coded heroines and protags yet no one can see the Jewish stereotypes in them because they are <i>the good guys</i>. Or because they don’t have <i>certain</i> Jewish stereotypes.</p>
<p>The thing is, stereotypes, are not all inherently bad, or rather, not all stereotypes are negative. Not all stereotypes originate from oppressors or people that are anti-semitic, racist, etc. Some stereotypes are often used as stock characters by people of a race or culture. Not every stereotype is exclusive to Jewish people either or even originates with anti-semitism. </p>
<p>If you can <i>only</i> see yourself in villains then maybe it’s you rather than the creators or characters. You literally picked the bare minimum and made a mountain out of an ant hill.</p>
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<p>Maybe it’s me, but isn’t that shape of nose called the ROMAN nose? The propaganda ones seem a lot fatter and bulbous to me.</p>
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They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie.

</i></p><p>Why, yes, the child kidnapper and abuser villain whose entire character motivation is based on <b>being different</b> is designed not to look like regular people, especially her “daughter”. Even her clothes are deliberately anachronistic.</p></blockquote>

<p>This entire post has been quite a ride.</p>

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tropes: Examples of Stockholm Syndrome in Disney trademarkednothing Frollo and Quasimodo Mother Gothel and Rapunzel Frollo and Mother Gothel convince Quasimodo and Rapunzel that their lives are dependent on them. The two villains claim the outside world is a terrible place even though they know this is not true. They also constantly emotionally abuse their victims by implying their Quasimodo and Rapunzel sympathize with their captors and even believe their captors are protecting them and treating them with kindness. However, both captors are merely using and manipulating their victims for their own selfish purposes. NOT Belle does not sympathize with the Beast when she is treated poorly She becomes angry and leaves the castle, only returning by her own wish so that the Beast (who saves her) does not freeze to death. She does not respond nicely towards the Beast until he treats her with respect. In this situation, Belle has control and is not manipulated into feeling for the Beast, nor does the Beast treat her disrespectfully after the first night. While the Beast does have an underlying motive as to keeping Belle in his castle, he abandons this idea and sets her free to make her happy. If anything, this story is a case of Lima Syndrome where the captor starts to sympathize with the victim. Check out this post which refocuses the purpose of Beauty and the Beast from merely (and wrongly) being about Stockholm Syndrome to it's original purpose onlyleigh FUCKING FINALLY spiritsonic I don't usually reblog stuff like this, but Beauty and the Beast is my favorite movie and l'd like to have this on my pagel toasterlyreasons this is actually a very good analysis. I take back all the times I've called Beauty and the Beast a 'stockholm syndrome' romance segasister If anything, the story of Beauty and the Beast falls under Lima Syndrome, where the captor sympathizes with their captives and, in some cases, lets them go. This term originated after a group of terrorists held the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru hostage in 1996 (fives years after this film was released). To quote from the film's entry on the Lima Syndrome TV Tropes page agrees to be the Beast's prisoner in exchange for letting her father go. When he puts her happiness ahead of his own, he eventually lets her go too. She retuns to him later to help him, but this is because HE has made the greater improvement in his attitude towards her. By the film's own admission it was he who first fell in love with her, and Lima Syndrome is more prevalent than the Stockholm Syndrome some believe is at work. It is worth noting that the movie takes place over several months." Stockholm Syndrome in Disney movies
tropes: Examples of Stockholm
 Syndrome in Disney
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 Frollo and Quasimodo
 Mother Gothel and Rapunzel
 Frollo and Mother Gothel convince Quasimodo and Rapunzel that
 their lives are dependent on them. The two villains claim the outside
 world is a terrible place even though they know this is not true. They
 also constantly emotionally abuse their victims by implying their
 Quasimodo and
 Rapunzel sympathize with their captors and even believe their
 captors are protecting them and treating them with kindness.
 However, both captors are merely using and manipulating their
 victims for their own selfish purposes.
 NOT
 Belle does not sympathize with the Beast when she is treated poorly
 She becomes angry and leaves the castle, only returning by her own
 wish so that the Beast (who saves her) does not freeze to death. She
 does not respond nicely towards the Beast until he treats her with
 respect. In this situation, Belle has control and is not manipulated
 into feeling for the Beast, nor does the Beast treat her disrespectfully
 after the first night. While the Beast does have an underlying motive
 as to keeping Belle in his castle, he abandons this idea and sets her
 free to make her happy. If anything, this story is a case of Lima
 Syndrome where the captor starts to sympathize with the victim.
 Check out this post which refocuses the purpose of Beauty and the
 Beast from merely (and wrongly) being about Stockholm Syndrome
 to it's original purpose
 onlyleigh
 FUCKING FINALLY
 spiritsonic
 I don't usually reblog stuff like this, but Beauty and the Beast is my
 favorite movie and l'd like to have this on my pagel
 toasterlyreasons
 this is actually a very good analysis. I take back all the times I've
 called Beauty and the Beast a 'stockholm syndrome' romance
 segasister
 If anything, the story of Beauty and the Beast falls under Lima
 Syndrome, where the captor sympathizes with their captives and, in
 some cases, lets them go. This term originated after a group of
 terrorists held the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru
 hostage in 1996 (fives years after this film was released). To quote
 from the film's entry on the Lima Syndrome TV Tropes page
 agrees to be the Beast's prisoner
 in exchange for letting her
 father go. When he puts her happiness ahead of his own, he
 eventually lets her go too. She retuns to him later to help him, but
 this is because HE has made the greater improvement in his attitude
 towards her. By the film's own admission it was he who first fell in
 love with her, and Lima Syndrome is more prevalent than the
 Stockholm Syndrome some believe is at work. It is worth noting that
 the movie takes place over several months."
Stockholm Syndrome in Disney movies

Stockholm Syndrome in Disney movies

tropes: geniusorinsanity tumbl Follow xerem lotrfansaredorcs One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other franchises is how earnest they are Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience? We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!" But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest. And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth living for nitrateglow Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go LOTR lotrfansaredorcs LUIB loving and caring about things is in 2,759 notes Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.
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 lotrfansaredorcs
 One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other
 franchises is how earnest they are
 Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something
 like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it
 with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films
 nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start
 singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience?
 We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!"
 But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most
 powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations
 about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is
 eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film
 doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How
 Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest.
 And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about
 storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These
 Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how
 valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers
 the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you
 hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth
 living for
 nitrateglow
 Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go
 LOTR
 lotrfansaredorcs
 LUIB
 loving and caring
 about things is in
 2,759 notes
Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

tropes: STEAMPUNK &other genres thewritingcaf <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nimblesnotebook.tumblr.com/post/61794170451">nimblesnotebook</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><em>Guide to Writing Steampunk</em></p> <p><strong>BASICS</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Punk Genres:</strong><span> </span><em>most common genres are in italics</em></p> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li> <em><strong>Atomicpunk</strong></em><span>: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think <em>The Jetsons</em>.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Biopunk</strong></em><span>: </span><span>This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Candlepunk</strong><span>: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Clockpunk</strong><span>: </span><span>Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Cyberpunk</strong></em><span>: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Dieselpunk</strong><span>: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Decopunk</strong><span>: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Elfpunk</strong><span>: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Nanopunk</strong><span>: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Sandalpunk</strong><span>: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Splatterpunk</strong><span>: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.</span> </li> <li> <em><strong>Steampunk</strong></em><span>: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.</span> </li> <li> <strong>Western Steampunk</strong><span>: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.</span> </li> </ul><span>So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.</span> </div> <div><span> </span></div> <div><strong><span>TECHNOLOGY</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div><span>The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.</span></div> <div><span> </span></div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/a-guide-to-steampunk-gadgets-and-technology/">A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Airship">Airship</a></li> <li><a href="http://pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-airships-submarines/">Steampunk Airships Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/steampunk-blimp-pictures.htm#page=0">Steampunk Blimps</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-steampunk/">Technology Steampunk Instructables</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jdh2812/steampunk-technology/">Steampunk Technology Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://people.howstuffworks.com/steampunk.htm">How Steampunk Works</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jouhaan/steampunk-gadgets/">Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/steampunk-gadgets">100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets</a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>CHARACTERS &amp; FASHION</span></strong></div> <blockquote> <div>Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.</div> <div></div> <div>Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.</div> </blockquote> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/steampunk-archetypes"><span>Steampunk Archetypes</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/tagged/Steam%20punk"><span>Steampunk Clothing References</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/p/aesthetic-101.html"><span>Steampunk as Aesthetic</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-characters/?page=4"><span>Steampunk Character Inspiration</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/tag/steampunk-character-building/"><span>Steampunk Character Building</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://doctorfantastiques.com/2012/07/starting-out-steampunk-characters-personas-and-personalities-oh-my/"><span>Characters, Personalities, and Personas</span></a></li> </ul></div> <div><strong><span>READING</span></strong></div> <div> <ul><li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/618.Best_Steampunk_Books">Best Steampunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14814.Steampunk">Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3760.Best_Steampunk_and_Gaslight_Works">Best Steampunk and Gaslight</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14754.Favourite_Steampunk_Alt_History_Novels">Favorite Steampunk/Alt History</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24607.Best_Fantasy_Steampunk_Science_Fiction_BDSM">Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24307.Oriental_Steampunk">Asian Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/39600.Buttkicking_Female_Steampunk">Buttkicking Female Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40382.Best_Steam_Punk_YA_Books">Best Steampunk YA Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14836.Best_Unknown_Steampunk_">Best Unknown Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18197.Steampunk_Adventures">Steampunk Adventures</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10817.Gay_Steampunk">Gay Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14557.Best_vampire_steampunk_novel">Best Vampire Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30669.Steam_Punk_Novels_and_Short_Storys">Steampunk Novels and Short Stories</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/487.Best_of_Cyberpunk">Best of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/486.Best_cyberpunk_books">Best Cyberpunk Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14119.Books_With_Cyberpunk_Themes">Books with Cyberpunk Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19921.Books_About_Video_Games_and_Virtual_Reality">Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality</a></li> </ul></div> <p><strong>MORE</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="http://keyboardsmashwriters.tumblr.com/post/48381026387/researching-steampunk">Researching Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-blog/a-brief-introduction-to-steampunk/">A Brief Introduction to Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SteamPunk">Steampunk Tropes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/what-is-steampunk/">What is Steampunk?</a></li> <li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SoYouWantTo/WriteASteampunkStory">So You Want to: Write a Steampunk Story</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/hunteremkay/writing-steampunk/">Steampunk Inspiration</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/8-tips-and-tricks-every-steampunk-writer-should-know-0139158/">8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.richardharland.net/worldshaker/WS.steampunk/steampunkwritingtips.htm">Writing Steampunk Fiction Tips</a></li> <li><a href="http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/06/07/kady-cross-steampunk-advice/">Kady Cross Shares her Secrets to Writing Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://carliemacullen.com/2011/12/06/the-automoton-writes-tips-for-successfully-creating-steampunk/">Tips for Successfully Creating Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Steampunk_Wiki">Steampunk Wiki</a></li> <li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/writing-steampunk/">List of Writing Steampunk Resources</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1249132-SteamPunk-A-List-of-Themes">Steampunk: a List of Themes</a></li> <li><a href="http://kathrineroid.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/writing-steampunk/">How to Write Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2011/11/writing-steampunk.html">Writing Steampunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewriterschallenge.com/2011/11/tips-for-writing-steampunk.html">Tips for Writing Steampunk</a></li> </ul><p><strong>CYBERPUNK</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="http://web.mit.edu/m-i-t/science_fiction/jenkins/jenkins_5.html">Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://theinternetcrashed.com/2011/02/technology-in-cyberpunk/">Technology in Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/technology.html">Cyberpunk Technology</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/history.html">History of Cyberpunk</a></li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/essentials.html">Cyberpunk Esstentials</a></li> <li><a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/what-happened-to-cyberpunk--2">What Happened to Cyberpunk?</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/scomick/cyberpunk-fashion/">Cyberpunk Fashion</a> (<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/stellotape/cyber-punk-fashion/">2</a>) (<a href="http://cyberfashion.tumblr.com/">3</a>) (<a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/fashion.html">4</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/attitude.html">Cyberpunk Attitude</a></li> </ul></blockquote>
tropes: STEAMPUNK
 &other genres
 thewritingcaf
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nimblesnotebook.tumblr.com/post/61794170451">nimblesnotebook</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><em>Guide to Writing Steampunk</em></p>
<p><strong>BASICS</strong></p>
<blockquote>
<p><strong>Punk Genres:</strong><span> </span><em>most common genres are in italics</em></p>
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<ul><li>
<em><strong>Atomicpunk</strong></em><span>: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think <em>The Jetsons</em>.</span>
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<em><strong>Biopunk</strong></em><span>: </span><span>This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.</span>
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<strong>Candlepunk</strong><span>: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.</span>
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<strong>Clockpunk</strong><span>: </span><span>Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.</span>
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<em><strong>Cyberpunk</strong></em><span>: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.</span>
</li>
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<strong>Dieselpunk</strong><span>: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.</span>
</li>
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<strong>Decopunk</strong><span>: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.</span>
</li>
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<strong>Elfpunk</strong><span>: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.</span>
</li>
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<strong>Nanopunk</strong><span>: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.</span>
</li>
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<strong>Sandalpunk</strong><span>: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.</span>
</li>
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<strong>Splatterpunk</strong><span>: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.</span>
</li>
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<em><strong>Steampunk</strong></em><span>: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.</span>
</li>
<li>
<strong>Western Steampunk</strong><span>: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.</span>
</li>
</ul><span>So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.</span><br/><span> </span><br/><span>But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.</span>
</div>
<div><span> </span></div>
<div><strong><span>TECHNOLOGY</span></strong></div>
<blockquote>
<div><span>The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.</span></div>
<div><span> </span></div>
</blockquote>
<div>
<ul><li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/a-guide-to-steampunk-gadgets-and-technology/">A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology</a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Airship">Airship</a></li>
<li><a href="http://pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-airships-submarines/">Steampunk Airships Inspiration</a></li>
<li><a href="http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/steampunk-blimp-pictures.htm#page=0">Steampunk Blimps</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/channel-steampunk/">Technology Steampunk Instructables</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jdh2812/steampunk-technology/">Steampunk Technology Inspiration</a></li>
<li><a href="http://people.howstuffworks.com/steampunk.htm">How Steampunk Works</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/jouhaan/steampunk-gadgets/">Steampunk Gadgets</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/steampunk-gadgets">100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets</a></li>
</ul></div>
<div><strong><span>CHARACTERS &amp; FASHION</span></strong></div>
<blockquote>
<div>Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.</div>
<div></div>
<div>Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.</div>
</blockquote>
<div>
<ul><li><a href="http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/steampunk-archetypes"><span>Steampunk Archetypes</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://art-and-sterf.tumblr.com/tagged/Steam%20punk"><span>Steampunk Clothing References</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/p/aesthetic-101.html"><span>Steampunk as Aesthetic</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/steamcircus/steampunk-characters/?page=4"><span>Steampunk Character Inspiration</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/tag/steampunk-character-building/"><span>Steampunk Character Building</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://doctorfantastiques.com/2012/07/starting-out-steampunk-characters-personas-and-personalities-oh-my/"><span>Characters, Personalities, and Personas</span></a></li>
</ul></div>
<div><strong><span>READING</span></strong></div>
<div>
<ul><li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/618.Best_Steampunk_Books">Best Steampunk Books</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14814.Steampunk">Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3760.Best_Steampunk_and_Gaslight_Works">Best Steampunk and Gaslight</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14754.Favourite_Steampunk_Alt_History_Novels">Favorite Steampunk/Alt History</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24607.Best_Fantasy_Steampunk_Science_Fiction_BDSM">Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24307.Oriental_Steampunk">Asian Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/39600.Buttkicking_Female_Steampunk">Buttkicking Female Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40382.Best_Steam_Punk_YA_Books">Best Steampunk YA Books</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14836.Best_Unknown_Steampunk_">Best Unknown Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18197.Steampunk_Adventures">Steampunk Adventures</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10817.Gay_Steampunk">Gay Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14557.Best_vampire_steampunk_novel">Best Vampire Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30669.Steam_Punk_Novels_and_Short_Storys">Steampunk Novels and Short Stories</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/487.Best_of_Cyberpunk">Best of Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/486.Best_cyberpunk_books">Best Cyberpunk Books</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14119.Books_With_Cyberpunk_Themes">Books with Cyberpunk Themes</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19921.Books_About_Video_Games_and_Virtual_Reality">Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality</a></li>
</ul></div>
<p><strong>MORE</strong></p>
<ul><li><a href="http://keyboardsmashwriters.tumblr.com/post/48381026387/researching-steampunk">Researching Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://daily-steampunk.com/steampunk-blog/a-brief-introduction-to-steampunk/">A Brief Introduction to Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SteamPunk">Steampunk Tropes</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/what-is-steampunk/">What is Steampunk?</a></li>
<li><a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SoYouWantTo/WriteASteampunkStory">So You Want to: Write a Steampunk Story</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/hunteremkay/writing-steampunk/">Steampunk Inspiration</a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/8-tips-and-tricks-every-steampunk-writer-should-know-0139158/">8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.richardharland.net/worldshaker/WS.steampunk/steampunkwritingtips.htm">Writing Steampunk Fiction Tips</a></li>
<li><a href="http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/06/07/kady-cross-steampunk-advice/">Kady Cross Shares her Secrets to Writing Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://carliemacullen.com/2011/12/06/the-automoton-writes-tips-for-successfully-creating-steampunk/">Tips for Successfully Creating Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://steampunk.wikia.com/wiki/Steampunk_Wiki">Steampunk Wiki</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/writing-steampunk/">List of Writing Steampunk Resources</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1249132-SteamPunk-A-List-of-Themes">Steampunk: a List of Themes</a></li>
<li><a href="http://kathrineroid.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/writing-steampunk/">How to Write Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2011/11/writing-steampunk.html">Writing Steampunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.thewriterschallenge.com/2011/11/tips-for-writing-steampunk.html">Tips for Writing Steampunk</a></li>
</ul><p><strong>CYBERPUNK</strong></p>
<ul><li><a href="http://web.mit.edu/m-i-t/science_fiction/jenkins/jenkins_5.html">Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://theinternetcrashed.com/2011/02/technology-in-cyberpunk/">Technology in Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/technology.html">Cyberpunk Technology</a></li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/history.html">History of Cyberpunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/essentials.html">Cyberpunk Esstentials</a></li>
<li><a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/what-happened-to-cyberpunk--2">What Happened to Cyberpunk?</a></li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/scomick/cyberpunk-fashion/">Cyberpunk Fashion</a> (<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/stellotape/cyber-punk-fashion/">2</a>) (<a href="http://cyberfashion.tumblr.com/">3</a>) (<a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/fashion.html">4</a>)</li>
<li><a href="http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/attitude.html">Cyberpunk Attitude</a></li>
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tropes: FOLLOW DESTGNING CHAR ACTERM NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS ACKGROU INSERTW6 THEM NTO YOUR FICT UNveRSe DECIDING ÓN THe ReLATIONSHIP CHARAC the suffering never ends This is the real process Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment . . Muslim Character questions . Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in . Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile Random character generators-(1), D&D Character Building Tool - How clothing affects a character's Character Design Inspiration blog .Concept art, fan art, cool art to be · Character design references and . Sources for POC character design . Create your own character model inspiration ideas and models Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: .Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character Masterlist of names of all types including but not limited to ancient/ old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, . .Another name masterlist . How to pick a character name guide .Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: . Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for On writing likes and dislikes that . Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes . Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: .Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad . Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney's Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/ juggling a main cast of more than 4 How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships . How to avoid Godmodding in RPs : When it's cheap to kill off a character Writing dia Things you shouldn't do to canorn characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and Dialogue tips . Websites to chart your story plot/ character relationships Bonus art masterlist BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST I will always reblog this!
tropes: FOLLOW
 DESTGNING
 CHAR ACTERM
 NAMNG THE
 CHAKACTER
 DECIDING
 CHARACTERS
 ACKGROU
 INSERTW6
 THEM NTO
 YOUR FICT
 UNveRSe
 DECIDING ÓN THe
 ReLATIONSHIP
 CHARAC
 the suffering never ends
 This is the real process
 Character Ideas:
 Character creation masterpost
 Character Alignment Chart
 More character alignment
 .
 .
 Muslim Character questions
 . Characters with magical powers
 Building a new character advice
 How to create a character for an
 online or tabletop RPG (also a good
 guide on creating characters in
 . Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page
 Basic character profile
 Random character generators-(1),
 D&D Character Building Tool
 -
 How clothing affects a character's
 Character Design Inspiration blog
 .Concept art, fan art, cool art to be
 · Character design references and
 . Sources for POC character design
 . Create your own character model
 inspiration
 ideas and models
 Body and hair types guide
 Random outfit generator
 Naming Help:
 .Amazing site with an endless
 amount of naming resources
 General advice on avoiding naming
 Gothic Victorian names
 Huge master list for character
 Masterlist of names of all types
 including but not limited to ancient/
 old world names, Celtic, African,
 Northern European, Southern and
 Central American Native names,
 Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian,
 .
 .Another name masterlist
 . How to pick a character name guide
 .Yet another names masterlist
 Creating Background/backstory:
 . Another character development list
 In-depth character personality,
 motivations and traits sheet
 320 talents and passions for
 On writing likes and dislikes that
 .
 Why you should write non-human
 characters non-conforming to the
 gender binary
 Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes
 . Random backstory generator
 Assassin and thief character tropes
 Character Interactions and putting
 your character into your world/story:
 .Characters who are scientists and
 writing about them doing science
 Describing what different voices
 Describing skin tones
 Writing friendship interactions that
 are platonic
 Why having one character knock
 their friend unconscious to prevent
 them from doing something is a bad
 .
 Advice on shipping OCs with canon
 characters and what to avoid doing
 Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on
 Polly Oliver situations (think of
 Disney's Mulan for an example)
 How to write multiple viewpoints/
 juggling a main cast of more than 4
 How to make readers care about
 your morally gray hero/anti-hero
 On platonic OC and canon character
 relationships
 . How to avoid Godmodding in RPs
 : When it's cheap to kill off a character
 Writing dia
 Things you shouldn't do to canorn
 characters
 Avoiding purple prose in writing and
 Dialogue tips
 . Websites to chart your story plot/
 character relationships
 Bonus art masterlist
 BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST
 I will always reblog this!

tropes: inspectorwired movie tropes that will never get old to me .a thing happens +two people exchanging money in the back fourth wall breaking "give up all your weapons" and that one guy that spends the entire evening taking his weights worth out his pockets a terribly loud crash meowing/ car sirens heard offscreen alternatively: a terribly loud crash and one of the characters going "oops" in the most casual voice e ."fuck you" "well if you insist" nerdgasrnz #alternatively alternatively: *terribly loud crash w/ sirens and cat screeching"#person:"off camera" 'I'M OKAY, (via @zenlida) wearevengeancenowN character being all "you expect me to do X?" Gilligan Cut to character doing X susiephone the squad gets captured and interrogated separately, and they're all . people completely missing the completely unsubtle, very visible . alternatively, people absolutely seeing the completely unsubtle, very . bonus points if it's a beleaguered minimum wage employee who just telling equally terrible, completely contradictory lies dangerous thing in the room with them visible dangerous thing in the room with them and just not giving a shit goes about their business like "yep same shit as always" someone pretending they don't know another character is eavesdropping, only to casually reveal at the end of the scene that they know (leaving* "tell tom that he can come out now" "tom drops from the ceiling in spy gear, irritated') choosing to deal with the villain by just leaving them alone in a room with another character . . the "hands go down" trope . example: "any questions?" everyone's hands go up "...that AREN'T sarcastic" *everyone's hands go down scanlan how could all y'all forget "ACT NATURALI" librarian-amy Mallory Ortberg @mallelis 26 Dec 2015 I'm a simple woman, with simple tastes. If a movie features a plucky pilot shouting "we've got company" when enemies attack, I will watch it t3878 2.7K Mallory Ortberg # L-Follow FICTIONALACE: we've got company ME, chortling like a baron: oho but these are not guests but unwelcome enemies, DELIGHTFUL, this pleases us derinthemadscientist These are all great but let's not forget two characters giving extremely biased flashbacks to the same event that each paint the other as an incompetent loon stunt-muppet i would like to respectfully add: scenes where a character walks into a room, sees something scary, and turns around and walks out with no reaction or change of expression Source: inspectorwired Tropes we love
tropes: inspectorwired
 movie tropes that will never get old to me
 .a thing happens +two people exchanging money in the back
 fourth wall breaking
 "give up all your weapons" and that one guy that spends the entire
 evening taking his weights worth out his pockets
 a terribly loud crash meowing/ car sirens heard offscreen
 alternatively: a terribly loud crash and one of the characters going "oops"
 in the most casual voice
 e
 ."fuck you" "well if you insist"
 nerdgasrnz
 #alternatively alternatively: *terribly loud crash w/ sirens and cat
 screeching"#person:"off camera" 'I'M OKAY, (via @zenlida)
 wearevengeancenowN
 character being all "you expect me to do X?" Gilligan Cut to character doing X
 susiephone
 the squad gets captured and interrogated separately, and they're all
 . people completely missing the completely unsubtle, very visible
 . alternatively, people absolutely seeing the completely unsubtle, very
 . bonus points if it's a beleaguered minimum wage employee who just
 telling equally terrible, completely contradictory lies
 dangerous thing in the room with them
 visible dangerous thing in the room with them and just not giving a shit
 goes about their business like "yep same shit as always"
 someone pretending they don't know another character is
 eavesdropping, only to casually reveal at the end of the scene that they
 know (leaving* "tell tom that he can come out now" "tom drops from the
 ceiling in spy gear, irritated')
 choosing to deal with the villain by just leaving them alone in a room with
 another character
 .
 . the "hands go down" trope
 . example: "any questions?" everyone's hands go up "...that AREN'T
 sarcastic" *everyone's hands go down
 scanlan
 how could all y'all forget "ACT NATURALI"
 librarian-amy
 Mallory Ortberg @mallelis 26 Dec 2015
 I'm a simple woman, with simple tastes. If a movie features a plucky pilot
 shouting "we've got company" when enemies attack, I will watch it
 t3878
 2.7K
 Mallory Ortberg
 #
 L-Follow
 FICTIONALACE: we've got company
 ME, chortling like a baron: oho but these are
 not guests but unwelcome enemies,
 DELIGHTFUL, this pleases us
 derinthemadscientist
 These are all great but let's not forget two characters giving extremely biased
 flashbacks to the same event that each paint the other as an incompetent loon
 stunt-muppet
 i would like to respectfully add: scenes where a character walks into a room,
 sees something scary, and turns around and walks out with no reaction or
 change of expression
 Source: inspectorwired
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tropes: CHARACIER DESIGNING THE CHAR ACTER NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS BAC GROUND STORY INSERTWGS UNIVERSE DECIDING ON THe ReLATIONSHIP WETH YOUR CHARAC brooke101art: pervyking: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real process Resources for you! Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment descriptions Muslim Character questions Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general) Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile OC masterpost Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4) DD Character Building Tool Character Design Ideas: How clothing affects a character’s personality Character Design Inspiration blog Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by Character design references and inspiration Sources for POC character design ideas and models Create your own character model using HeroForge For horned characters Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming appropriation Hispanic Surnames Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character things in general Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more Another name masterlist How to pick a character name guide Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: Character Sheet/Development Sheet Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for characters On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: Comparing character height/height references Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices sound like Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships How to avoid Godmodding in RPs When it’s cheap to kill off a character Writing dialogue Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs Slang resources Dialogue tips Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships Bonus art masterlist! BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST. I will always reblog this! I needed this thank the gods
tropes: CHARACIER

 DESIGNING
 THE
 CHAR ACTER

 NAMNG THE
 CHAKACTER

 DECIDING
 CHARACTERS
 BAC GROUND
 STORY

 INSERTWGS
 UNIVERSE
 DECIDING ON THe
 ReLATIONSHIP
 WETH
 YOUR
 CHARAC
brooke101art:

pervyking:
brucewayneright:

thewritingbeast:

sinksanksockie:

patientno7:

the suffering never ends

This is the real process

Resources for you!
Character Ideas:
Character creation masterpost
Character Alignment Chart
More character alignment descriptions

Muslim Character questions
Characters with magical powers
Building a new character advice
How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general)
Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page
Basic character profile
OC masterpost
Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4)

DD Character Building Tool
Character Design Ideas:

How clothing affects a character’s personality
Character Design Inspiration blog
Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by
Character design references and inspiration
Sources for POC character design ideas and models
Create your own character model using HeroForge
For horned characters
Body and hair types guide
Random outfit generator
Naming Help:
Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources
General advice on avoiding naming appropriation

Hispanic Surnames
Gothic Victorian names
Huge master list for character things in general
Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more
Another name masterlist
How to pick a character name guide
Yet another names masterlist
Creating Background/backstory:

Character Sheet/Development Sheet
Another character development list
In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet
320 talents and passions for characters
On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous
Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary
Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes
Random backstory generator
Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid
Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story:

Comparing character height/height references

Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science
Describing what different voices sound like
Describing skin tones
Writing friendship interactions that are platonic
Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea
Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing
Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example)
How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters
How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero
On platonic OC and canon character relationships
How to avoid Godmodding in RPs
When it’s cheap to kill off a character
Writing dialogue
Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters
Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs
Slang resources
Dialogue tips
Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships
Bonus art masterlist!

BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST.

I will always reblog this!


I needed this thank the gods

brooke101art: pervyking: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real pr...

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tropes: andreavasquezart:im a simple person that likes those good old horror tropes so hands up for jason waking up inside his own coffin

andreavasquezart:im a simple person that likes those good old horror tropes so hands up for jason waking up inside his own coffin

tropes: CHARACIER DESIGNING THE CHAR ACTER NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS BAC GROUND STORY INSERTWGS UNIVERSE DECIDING ON THe ReLATIONSHIP WETH YOUR CHARAC spidlercat: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real process Resources for you! Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment descriptions Muslim Character questions Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general) Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile OC masterpost Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4) DD Character Building Tool Character Design Ideas: How clothing affects a character’s personality Character Design Inspiration blog Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by Character design references and inspiration Sources for POC character design ideas and models Create your own character model using HeroForge For horned characters Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming appropriation Hispanic Surnames Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character things in general Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more Another name masterlist How to pick a character name guide Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: Character Sheet/Development Sheet Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for characters On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: Comparing character height/height references Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices sound like Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships How to avoid Godmodding in RPs When it’s cheap to kill off a character Writing dialogue Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs Slang resources Dialogue tips Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships Bonus art masterlist! BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST. THANK YOU
tropes: CHARACIER

 DESIGNING
 THE
 CHAR ACTER

 NAMNG THE
 CHAKACTER

 DECIDING
 CHARACTERS
 BAC GROUND
 STORY

 INSERTWGS
 UNIVERSE
 DECIDING ON THe
 ReLATIONSHIP
 WETH
 YOUR
 CHARAC
spidlercat:

brucewayneright:

thewritingbeast:

sinksanksockie:

patientno7:

the suffering never ends

This is the real process

Resources for you!
Character Ideas:
Character creation masterpost
Character Alignment Chart
More character alignment descriptions

Muslim Character questions
Characters with magical powers
Building a new character advice
How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general)
Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page
Basic character profile
OC masterpost
Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4)

DD Character Building Tool
Character Design Ideas:

How clothing affects a character’s personality
Character Design Inspiration blog
Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by
Character design references and inspiration
Sources for POC character design ideas and models
Create your own character model using HeroForge
For horned characters
Body and hair types guide
Random outfit generator
Naming Help:
Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources
General advice on avoiding naming appropriation

Hispanic Surnames
Gothic Victorian names
Huge master list for character things in general
Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more
Another name masterlist
How to pick a character name guide
Yet another names masterlist
Creating Background/backstory:

Character Sheet/Development Sheet
Another character development list
In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet
320 talents and passions for characters
On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous
Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary
Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes
Random backstory generator
Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid
Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story:

Comparing character height/height references

Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science
Describing what different voices sound like
Describing skin tones
Writing friendship interactions that are platonic
Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea
Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing
Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example)
How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters
How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero
On platonic OC and canon character relationships
How to avoid Godmodding in RPs
When it’s cheap to kill off a character
Writing dialogue
Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters
Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs
Slang resources
Dialogue tips
Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships
Bonus art masterlist!

BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST.


THANK YOU

spidlercat: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real process Resour...