so perfectly put
I LOVE HER
This is incredibly profound.(via invisiblelad)
First off, Mako wasn’t just a sidekick.
Secondly, I have a lot of problems with people who tout Mako as “not good enough” because they tend to completely erase her race all the while saying that she’s nothing more than a love interest. Are there more female characters in sci-fi that have gotten better character development? Yes, I’m sure there are. Does that mean we’re not allowed to celebrate Mako’s character? No, it doesn’t.
Mako means a lot for Asian women in American cinema and it really hurts when people ignore that part of her.
And also, just because Mako doesn’t leap around defying orders at every turn doesn’t mean she’s not a strong female character. Her narrative allowed her to have agency while still respecting Stacker and I think that’s a huge thing! You don’t always have to “stick it to the man” to show personal power, you don’t always need to undermine authority to save lives.
Also, Raleigh may talk about defying orders he ultimately doesn’t. In fact, Pacific Rim is a subversion of the whole “Ignore command and be awesome on your own” trope that is popular in action movies.
People also forget that Stacker is a black male in a leadership position and for him to have authority and not have it undermined is amazing to me as a black woman.
a true businessman.
Well Played Sway, Well played
actually pretty much all the women in sherlock are awful and I hate that fandom frames hating the women as the fault of the fans when it’s entirely the fault of the show and the writing
the yellow-tape move.
So much often.