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If there is one kind of character I hate it's the bloody space marine, the one man versus an army guy, who is so buff and macho, you think he's going to bludgeon you with his manhood.... ¬_¬

The problem with this character, is that... they don't really have a personality, they don't react to anything... A huge space monster is chasing after you? Big deal! Are we winning or losing the war? Who cares!  You only remember that your character is human when it cheers a good shoot, but you usually have someone following you around to do that for you!



I'm not sure the other one is a stereotype, and I does need an explanation, but I hate the "single" girl geek! And by that I mean geeky comics or shows with only ONE girl geek. You know the ones I'm talking about, they only have one nerdy female and they tend to be Mary Sues. And the reason I hate them is because the author acts like girl geeks are the rarest things in the world!

There's a hot girl in the comic shop? Big deal! There usually IS a cute girl at the comic shop, as a matter of fact there can even be.. GASP! More than ONE cute girl in the comic shop at the same time!

Yes, I'm fed up with people acting like female geek are the rarest species on Earth.... Most of geeks I know? Female! Most of the authors I know? FEMALE! Have these guys even been to a convention? They are filled with cute girls on both sides of the booth!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 30th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
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It's steampunk and it has plenty female sparks, and Agatha is not a Mary Sue! I love it!

I was thinking of those bad PVP or Penny Arcade clones, that have only one girl geek, that everybody loves because she's the only geek girl around and she's "perfect"... XP
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From:paradisacorbasi
Date:June 30th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
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Yeep. You must hate Jamie, then, though her experience is mine...at my workplace, the geek girls do not show themselves generally. It's all the fashionistas and the mean girls, and I don't get along with any of them.

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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 30th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
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By geek comics I mean comics with an all geek cast, like PVP or Penny Arcade.

I would assume the workplace isn't a good geek gathering place, but if your comic took place at a comic or game shop or any place geeks gather and Jamie was the only female there AND she was a Mary Sue that every other geek loved, then I'd be bothered...

And if your comic was one of "those" comics, your character would be wearing less clothing...

I just found it sexist to find authors who think that geeks girls are rare... And those comics do tend to be a bit sexist... ^^;
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From:paradisacorbasi
Date:June 30th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I see. The geek girl who looks like your standard fashion model and is also a geek.

I feel better now!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 30th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
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I mean comics made by men who add a perfect geek girl to attract male readers and only have one female geek because the thought of female geeks actually existing is alien to them?

I don't hate the "fashion model" geek girl, I hate people who add them to their comics as bait...


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From:tanukitsune
Date:June 30th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
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From:paradisacorbasi
Date:June 30th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I see the difference now ...and why you feel that way.
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