Is on the Gin
- May 26, 2020
- United Kingdom
The funny thing about it all is Rowlings position is pretty much what is referred to with the disparaging term of "Truscum" the whole "J.K. Rowling is a Terf" is a giant spin campaign in the endDidn't Jim say that they feel bad for the devs working on it only for Rowling to go mask off despite their efforts?
Honestly I don't get it.What does that have to do with fictional characters? Does it make Harry Potter's live any harder in the fictional world if he were gay? Fictional characters live as hard of a life as the creators deem to impose on them regardless.
Would the latest Joker film resonate with people more if Arthur was also gay? Would the LBGTQ community favor watching a homosexual go through that kind of abuse? Because from what I've seen from the trans community's responses to hardships with trans characters, they don't particularly care for that shit. Ultimately it is a sticky situation, you try to appeal and it doesn't work so it just causes problems.
And again why does it matter? Furthermore the wokeness of things has only continued to grow, forcing long time voice actors to step away from roles because they're playing people not of their race. Simpsons and Family guy have both removed white actors from playing the black characters that they've voiced for decades. It's getting out of hand, and the strict focus on race only drives for more racism. Just like doing the same thing with gay/trans actors drives more phobia.
The ultimate goal of being trans is to be the opposite sex right?
So playing as some-one the opposite sex would fulfil that goal would it not?
Why would you need a special Trans character position unless the story literally called for stuff a person is incapable of doing even if they are trans and have fully transitioned.
There's the Kotaku writer objecting to having the option to have different voices to the characters body as an element of being Trans. Then there was I think it was Ana Valens or some-one for some other site complaining Cyberpunk 2077 tied pronouns to your voice selection which meant they couldn't creator themselves because their pronouns don't match their voice.
Well in a sense it does matter in so far as it diverts development time from other areas. It also means you get a less defined protagonist and story for them and instead get more generic story beats that are often interchangeable.The other thing I will add is that the argument that representation doesn't matter comes across as really insincere and disingenuous when the peonot even the level ple making it do it on every single thread about the topic and always have pages of stuff to say about it, like if it really doesn't matter why do you care so much about it?
Romance options are different but it's level of the old Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 1 where being a female character in one side mission lets you skip part of it by shagging the NPC instead of doing a prolonged fight.