Absences & Returns (2013 - present)

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MrMilkDuctor: Mine Is Lady her paint job looks really nice she didn’t really have many appearances but she looked cute . Oct 23, 2021 7:56:40 GMT
Nicholas: There's a lot of focus on female characters being 'cute' or beautiful going hand in hand with how good a character they are. Curious perceptions of what validates popularity and favourability for females, to me! There are many other traits to appreciate. Oct 23, 2021 13:46:21 GMT *
Inkwright: If only Lady had appeared more! Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Ashima is something just pure. Oct 23, 2021 14:27:50 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Absolutely agreed, Nicholas. People get mad at writers (I'm mostly talking outside of Thomas here lol) when they make girls too stereotypically feminine, and they also get mad when they try and make them a stereotypically "strong" female character. Oct 23, 2021 19:37:06 GMT
whosgeoffrey: I think that there's a general feeling in TV and film writing today that it one writes a female character (or a character in any other minority) that is intended to have major character flaws or is supposed to be disliked, then the audience is sexist — 1/2 Oct 25, 2021 15:23:51 GMT
whosgeoffrey: — or racist or homophobic or bigoted in some other way for disliking said character. I think Thomas and BWBA especially are extreme examples of this — the writers didn't want to write harmful characters but swung so violently in the other direction — 2/? Oct 25, 2021 15:26:59 GMT
whosgeoffrey: — that the female characters are flat and uninteresting. Personally I am of the opinion that representation of oppressed minorities on TV can not be truly authentic unless said minorities can be any sort of character: hero or villain or neither. Oct 25, 2021 15:29:01 GMT
OJ: Rebecca had a goof law to begin with but it felt like it got suddenly taken away. Daisy has always been an entertaining character and so has Marion. Oct 25, 2021 18:04:43 GMT
Inkwright: The first Thomas episode I ever saw in my life will be 30 years old on Friday...Man, do I love Trust Thomas Oct 25, 2021 18:19:23 GMT
wildnorwester: The series really has been going for a while, hasn't it? Oct 25, 2021 19:38:07 GMT
Inkwright: Yes indeed. I'm glad this series is living in my heart stronger than ever this year, and Trust Thomas is a contributing factor to that. :'( :) Oct 25, 2021 19:40:46 GMT
Madness: A goof law? What do you mean by that ? Oct 26, 2021 0:09:27 GMT
Inkwright: I bet he means that she started with a typical clumsy trope. Oct 26, 2021 0:50:39 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Even the goof law doesn't even count a character flaw for me, rather it's a character imperfection. A character flaw is something that makes the character less perfect, and if someone IRL said that being clumsy makes you less perfect, they'd be clobbered. Oct 26, 2021 5:37:45 GMT
Inkwright: Good point. What I do believe is that Rebecca could've potentially had more grounded character flaws, yet Mattel didn't see the bigger picture. So in the end, the character was never meant to be perfect which all adds to her purpose within the franchise. Oct 26, 2021 14:05:33 GMT *
OJ: Sorry typo I meant a good flaw. I'd rather Rebecca was the worrywart than Henry. I like to think Henry would go back to his original personality eventually. Oct 26, 2021 15:04:23 GMT
The Thomas Cynic: Well now I look like an idiot lol. Ima just make "goof law" a term now. Oct 26, 2021 15:59:16 GMT
Inkwright: Lol imagine that being used on your YouTube channel. Oct 26, 2021 16:41:16 GMT
WaltWiz1901: Re: "Trust Thomas" turning 30 on the 29th: the episode (as well as seven other S3 episodes) actually made its world premiere on UK home video on November 11th Oct 26, 2021 19:08:36 GMT
Inkwright: Huh, Wikipedia said the 29th is the TV air date Oct 26, 2021 19:23:31 GMT