Can I just say how cool it was that both of these superheroines’ personalities and powers were explored in this episode? And how well it was done?
Starfire was not shamed for being emotional. Her powers come from her emotions.
Raven was not shamed for suppressing her emotions. Her power requires amazing control.
They both. Work. They are both different kinds of strength, and they are both heroic and powerful and good. And they each learned from the other, and helped each other out by seeing from each others’ perspective, and finding the value in their differing approaches! Wow!
Fuck yes, this is how you write super-ladies, okay. There’s more than one way to be a “strong female character.” There’s all different kinds of strength. Why don’t more people GET this?
Don’t touch what you can’t afford aka me
— Gloria Anzaldúa, Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras — Creative and Cultural Perspectives by Women of Color (via jalwhite)
So, tonight we played a magic: the gathering tournament at the local shop and about 25 or so people entered. It was a special tournament based on player rewards, so everyone was getting some form of prize regardless. First place got a whole box, second got half to 3/4 of a box. It was also a draft, so the skill of deck-building came into play…
…And I got second place! I’m so excited qqeirjejfdfkjgkfjgkfjgftjj~