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*headdesk*

You know that blog post I made awhile ago about identification with one's characters and whatnot?

Well, t'other day, a Digger went up where the local healer asks her weight, and she replies "Two-twenty." I figured that was a pretty good weight for an anthropomorphic wombat--her height looks to be somewhere around four-to-four-and-a-half feet tall, she's got immense muscle mass compared to a human, seemed a fair size.

Speculation in the comments today was that the reason I picked this number is because *I* weigh 220, and Digger is my metaphor for myself.

One person, who ain't gettin' their comment approved, went so far as to link to a photo of me at my top weight (which was never anywhere near 220, but with the usual camera-adding-pounds problem looks plausible as such.) It's not a good photo. No good photos of me exist, for that matter.

In case anybody's wondering, I'm 5'7", I weigh a little under 170 (possibly less, I keep losing weight) and Digger is not my metaphor for myself.

Sheesh. I bet this doesn't happen to male cartoonists.


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Male authors get it (I don't know about cartoonists). I write (original fiction and fanfiction) and know a lot of other people who do too (male and female) and a lot of us have got reviews where if we've written about a character who is gay, we must be gay. If the character is into any kind of kink then we are too in RL. If your character is a killer/torturer/any other kind of bastard (because let's face it the villains are sometimes the more interesting characters) then you get reviews wondering if you're sick in some way.

And God forbid you harm an animal in fic. You can just about get away with killing and torturing humans with just the odd idiot assuming you're a creep, but have an animal killed and you get buried in flames.

A lot of readers seem utterly incapable of separating fiction from the author.

And God forbid you harm an animal in fic. You can just about get away with killing and torturing humans with just the odd idiot assuming you're a creep, but have an animal killed and you get buried in flames.
There's a list of Hollywood rules from a few years back, and one item was "bad guys kill pets. Good guys kill people."

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