Hi everyone! :) Apologies for my hiatus from YouTube; I’m back now! :)
This is a video response to countless messages I have recieved from people telling me they “aren’t cute enough” to enjoy various things. I WON’T BELIEVE THIS. I truly believe everyone has a cute side to them, so here is my advice on how you can bring our your inner cuteness! :)
I get a lot of these messages too! Watch this peeps!
Oh man, cuties helpin’ cuties! I love cuties, everyone is cuties!
Animals with serious hats
Watercolour + ink
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I don’t even know what to say, I think my heart exploded. This is, I think, the best response I could ever hope for.
The irony here is hard to measure. No one would blame you for wanting to play as a character you can relate to. Having empathy is realizing the vast majority of media—games, movies, etc.—are created to satisfy and monetize your desire for self-realization at the expense of many, many other groups.
Let me try to rephrase your comment for you.
"You realize a lot of people just don’t want to play as a male right? Growing up we’re basically shown most leads in action/fantasy films to be male but it’s natural that people want to play as a character like themselves. If there is a problem it goes far beyond videogames. I find it pretty insulting that I would be told I’m calling for censorship just because I want to play as the character I can relate to more."
I’m always in love. The world is too beautiful and wondrous not to be.