I have a great idea for a DnD character.
She's 5' nothing, 120lbs soaking wet, wears the biggest and fluffiest dresses coated in pink and pastels and little cartoon stars and hearts. She's very giggly and sparkly.
She's also a Barbarian who carries a giant wooden mallet and if you're a shithole she gleefully beats you to death with it.
I feel very torn because some women transition later in life who have very "masculine" features and I want them to feel valid as women and to have their body type represented visually as female bodies.
BUT WHEN SOMEONE DRAWS FICTIONAL TRANS WOMEN WITH BROAD SHOULDERS AND PECS AND THICK NECKS AND SQUARE CHISELED JAWS IT 100% ACTIVATES MY FIGHT RESPONSE.
Link is canonically one of the most androgynous characters in video gaming but the minute y'all see him wear female clothing to pass as a woman suddenly Link gotta be the most ripped, gotta have the most defined muscles, the most abs, the broadest shoulders.
Just say you fucking hate trans women and go to hell please.
@ActNebbish also jadzia dax is trans
idk if that's a headcanon or just. literally canon
* Wesley once asked her of he could try on one of her dresses, and if she could please keep it a secret. This went on for a few months before he decided it wasn't really for him, but she was supportive of him the entire time. However, Wesley really liked nailpolish, and likes to wear a little bit of makeup to formal events.
* She transitioned as a very young child because gender norms in the 24th century are more open, esp. Among betazoids. she had SRS at 25, Uterine transplant (with a cloned transplant) at 32.
* Riker once received disciplinary action for assaulting a foreign delegate after he made some very venomous remarks about Troi upon learning her assigned gender. (However, his captain sympathized with him, so his discipline was "twelve minutes in the brig.")
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Also if you like early TAZ you're valid, I'm just glad they got so many chances to adapt the show and decided "we're gonna go back and fix stuff we're no longer happy about." Like if there's ever an argument for redactive adaptation it's Balance.
Because in a lot of fandoms it would be easy to say "they gotta be true to the source material" and I feel so blessed that this is not what we got with the graphic novels and it makes me optimistic for the TV show.
TAZ Balance Spoilers
I'm not even blaming the McElroy's that much, they didn't plan on serious character-driven fantasy storytelling so it makes sense that when you evaluate the first episodes by that standard it falls so painfully short.
I'm just saying you can really tell just how much everyone learned about making this show by the time Balance wrapped up. The fact that all four of them were so completely afraid that Balance was some lightening in a bottle makes so much more sense now.
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