Gamer gate has been trying to use Bayonetta as a rallying point, and criticism of it as proof of a “feminist agenda” in reviews
They’ve been trying to get Hideki Kamiya, creator of Bayonetta, to support them
the salt is so fucking real
petition to bring back batman beyond pls.
Which, the cartoon or the recently-cancelled comic?
Alright, so first of all I get that every trait can be perfectly fine as long as it’s dealt with in a good way. But one thing that always pops up in any Mary Sue conversation is the “not like the other girls”. Because apparently being different than anyone else is only going to get you the glory. I’ve been different my entire damn life and it’s only led to me being ignored and bullied. So I’m kinda curious. Why do you think that for nearly any Mary Sue being different is a good thing?
They want to be different in a way that makes them special and separates them from the other girls while also making them somehow superior to the girls who are not different (and who usually end up being bullies in the stories).
The thing with the “not like other girls” bit is that you are, in fact, like other girls, even if you do not perceive yourself to be like other girls. Because there will be other girls out there who share the same interests with you, even if they’re not as open about it or if they don’t live right next to you. There are also some places in general where being different makes you popular, so long as you are different in the right way.
We’re brought up with the idea that we’re all unique in some way, and sometimes we cling pretty tightly to that idea because we want to be special somehow, even if we don’t have a very good idea of what it is that makes us special exactly. This “not like other girls” thing happens a lot in middle school and high school when we’re trying to figure out who we are and how we can make who we are fit in, without having a really clear idea of who we actually are, because people can be jerks, and there are a lot of bullies. So a lot of people kind of change the “how am I different and what makes me me?” question to “how am I different from them [them usually being the bullies] and what makes me better/worse?”
I find it interesting that while Star Trek: First Contact is sometimes called a dumb action movie, the climax of the film isn’t a big battle, or even a small battle. The launch of the Phoenix might be considered action-y, but the guys inside don’t even know they’re under attack, they’re just thrilled by the flight itself. Picard has an action scene after, but by that point he’s already won and just trying to keep the Borg Queen from killing him to spite him.