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Bad, Children, and Chill: * Watch Dra Cuddy:Mother Gothel by Aveku-chan-Kataang Customization /Wallpaper/ People / Females @2011-2016 Aveku-chan-Kataang YES! C'MON! 8DDD galotheshroom: ava-burton-writing: dragonenby: writingwithcolor: so-many-miles-to-go: aworldinneedofmagic: the-independent-jew: so-many-miles-to-go: smol-mother-rose: so-many-miles-to-go: Yeah, there’s a reason for that. It’s called: antisemitic caricature. I don’t understand what’s Jewish about mother gothel… she has a typical Disney face doesn’t she? Is it the curly hair..? I mean her nose and everything else seem normal? I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to. dark curly hair - long hooked nose - darker complexion than the blond blue eyed heroine 9and really the rest of the cast - portrayed as greedy and evil. Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.   This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  Rapunzel has the “typical Disney face”: Here’s a more close up look at her features. The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.” If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc). But here is what we have is - small noses that turn up at the end: wide, flatter noses (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well) And then a few misc noses (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button): Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: “obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes” Like that right there on top of the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women. There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.   Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded heroes. Rapunzel does not have that. Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well. Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again. Hope this helps. EDIT: @ariminak pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features only stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead. Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes. Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains. You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.   But seeing how you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to an entire race of people ISN’T racist, you really don’t get any say on any of this. So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization. Let’s play a game I like to call: Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda: Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using.  One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.   They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie.  At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain. It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting. You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character.  It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv. And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign. Reblogging again for these additions. I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media. Stay cognizant! This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️ I feel like you guys want to be offended. its called shape theory and character design. I haven’t met a single Jew that has a hooked nose and jews are not the only the only ethnicity with lightish brown skin and curly black hair. for example, ME I’m Mexican and have those features I have met a woman for MADRID who looks EXACTLY like the woman above. and her accent sounds a lot more Spanish than Jewish (which would make sense because Rapunzel takes place in Germany and Spain is pretty damn close by. Also she just straight up does not have a hooked nose. Not anything like those caricatures anyway. In the shot where she’s in profile it doesn’t look hooked at all.
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Yeah, there’s a reason for that.
It’s called: antisemitic caricature.


I don’t understand what’s Jewish about mother gothel… she has a typical Disney face doesn’t she? Is it the curly hair..? I mean her nose and everything else seem normal? 
I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.

dark curly hair - long hooked nose - darker complexion than the blond blue eyed heroine 9and really the rest of the cast - portrayed as greedy and evil.
Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.  
This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  Rapunzel has the “typical Disney face”:
Here’s a more close up look at her features.
The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.”
If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc).
But here is what we have is -
small noses that turn up at the end:
wide, flatter noses (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well)
And then a few misc noses (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button):
Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: “obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes”
Like that right there on top of the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women.
There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.  
Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded heroes. Rapunzel does not have that.
Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well.
Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again.
Hope this helps.
EDIT: @ariminak pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features only stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead.

Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. 

omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement

So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes.
Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains.
You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.  
But seeing how you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to an entire race of people ISN’T racist, you really don’t get any say on any of this.
So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization.
Let’s play a game I like to call: Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda:
Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using. 
One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.  
They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie.  At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain.
It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting.
You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character.  It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv.
And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign.

Reblogging again for these additions.


I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media.
Stay cognizant!  

This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️

I feel like you guys want to be offended. its called shape theory and character design. I haven’t met a single Jew that has a hooked nose and jews are not the only the only ethnicity with lightish brown skin and curly black hair. for example, ME I’m Mexican and have those features I have met a woman for MADRID who looks EXACTLY like the woman above. and her accent sounds a lot more Spanish than Jewish (which would make sense because Rapunzel takes place in Germany and Spain is pretty damn close by.


Also she just straight up does not have a hooked nose. Not anything like those caricatures anyway. In the shot where she’s in profile it doesn’t look hooked at all.

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C'MON! 8DDD <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/176459494915/hst3000-rainbowloliofjustice" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/176070852987/rainbowloliofjustice-thedoctorofall" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rainbowloliofjustice.tumblr.com/post/176051226472/thedoctorofall-ava-burton-writing" class="tumblr_blog">rainbowloliofjustice</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thedoctorofall.tumblr.com/post/176049574122/ava-burton-writing-dragonenby" class="tumblr_blog">thedoctorofall</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ava-burton-writing.tumblr.com/post/175913515322/dragonenby-writingwithcolor" class="tumblr_blog">ava-burton-writing</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://dragonenby.tumblr.com/post/175899318762/writingwithcolor-so-many-miles-to-go" class="tumblr_blog">dragonenby</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/post/154992689002/so-many-miles-to-go-aworldinneedofmagic" class="tumblr_blog">writingwithcolor</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://so-many-miles-to-go.tumblr.com/post/154736881768/aworldinneedofmagic-the-independent-jew" class="tumblr_blog">so-many-miles-to-go</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://aworldinneedofmagic.tumblr.com/post/154715496153/the-independent-jew-so-many-miles-to-go" class="tumblr_blog">aworldinneedofmagic</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-independent-jew.tumblr.com/post/154343314825/smol-mother-rose-so-many-miles-to-go-yeah" class="tumblr_blog">the-independent-jew</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://so-many-miles-to-go.tumblr.com/post/154339137228/smol-mother-rose-so-many-miles-to-go-yeah" class="tumblr_blog">so-many-miles-to-go</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://smol-mother-rose.tumblr.com/post/154322589416/so-many-miles-to-go-yeah-theres-a-reason-for" class="tumblr_blog">smol-mother-rose</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://so-many-miles-to-go.tumblr.com/post/154319305938/yeah-theres-a-reason-for-that-its-called" class="tumblr_blog">so-many-miles-to-go</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Yeah, there’s a reason for that.</p> <p>It’s called: <b>antisemitic caricature.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t understand what’s Jewish about mother gothel… she has a typical Disney face doesn’t she? Is it the curly hair..? I mean her nose and everything else seem normal? </p> <p>I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.</p> </blockquote> <p>dark curly hair - long hooked nose - darker complexion than the blond blue eyed heroine 9and really the rest of the cast - portrayed as greedy and evil.</p> <p>Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.  </p> <hr><p>This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  <b><i>Rapunzel</i></b> has the “typical Disney face”:</p> <figure data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c6a02d31e5325ce3897ea40bca1db98c/tumblr_inline_oi1alyTZwN1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Here’s a more close up look at her features.</p> <figure data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/81263a61b9b531b9a037bb3c2474d87d/tumblr_inline_oi1amcSI571u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414"/></figure><p>The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.”</p> <figure data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2cab6154654958a036ca5787f037fb2a/tumblr_inline_oi1ampHH5I1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531"/></figure><hr><p>If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc).</p> <p>But here is what we have is -</p> <p><b>small noses that turn up at the end:</b></p> <figure data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/795ee2dbccf93c8be84f2e494375d885/tumblr_inline_oi1an5YIKL1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313"/></figure><p><b>wide, flatter noses</b> (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well)</p> <figure data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf1bb1115b150fc66fe3a135c2b1f7ae/tumblr_inline_oi1anhfdcO1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310"/></figure><p>And then a few <b>misc noses</b> (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button):</p> <figure data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4c972fc2df9f1f9fd3025d72babafcef/tumblr_inline_oi1anq7O7d1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155"/></figure><hr><p>Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: <b>“obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes”</b></p> <p>Like that right there <b><i>on top of</i> </b>the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women.</p> <p><b>There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.  </b></p> <p>Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded <b>heroes</b>. Rapunzel does not have that.</p> <p>Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well.</p> <p>Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again.</p> <p>Hope this helps.</p> <hr><p><b>EDIT: </b><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mjHVWLfz9CujkJO8PWDNbUA">@ariminak</a> pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features <i>only</i> stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead.</p> </blockquote> <p>Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement</p> </blockquote> <p>So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes.</p> <p>Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains.</p> <p>You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.  </p> <p>But seeing how<a href="http://aworldinneedofmagic.tumblr.com/post/148709289078/drwhothefuckyouthinkyoutalkinto-gelopanda"> you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to <i>an entire race</i> of people ISN’T racist</a>, you really don’t get any say on any of this.</p> <p>So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization.</p> <p><b>Let’s play a game I like to call: <i>Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda:</i></b></p> <figure data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ef40a021948f154c0b106784323660aa/tumblr_inline_oii52q367I1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446"/></figure><p>Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  <b>Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using. </b></p> <p>One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.  </p> <figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a26a0b8632d40346b1b4541b6829f02/tumblr_inline_oii6kjyfLA1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ad784bf14cf3600fc783cb3f6b9f0c70/tumblr_inline_oii6kjtoI61u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8163c91a59863a27fef98dcb16bd8782/tumblr_inline_oii6kk5zKZ1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741"/></figure><p>They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie. <b> At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain.</b></p> <p>It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting.</p> <p>You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character. <b> It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv.</b></p> <p>And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  <b>When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign.</b></p> </blockquote> <p>Reblogging again for these additions.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media.</p> <p>Stay cognizant! </p> </blockquote> <p>This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️</p> </blockquote> <p>I have a feeling this is all baseless, and groundless. If you’re assuming a character has to be a negative Jewish stereotype because you stereotype those features as bein Jewish. The one with the issue might be you</p> </blockquote> <p>Mother Gothel has a similar facial structure as Cruella De Vil. Pointy cheekbones and chin, etc. </p> <figure data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2ca38ab88da550b0df2c068dd610b59e/tumblr_inline_pc3u94DPjC1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/20fba8157c93162a45ad83687045c4f4/tumblr_inline_pc3u9lFuTT1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458"/></figure><p>She isn’t any shade specifically darker than any of the other characters. They deliberately chose pictures where Mother Gothel is either in the darkened tower, or it is night time. </p> <p>Also, they only compared Mother Gothel to other Disney protags rather than other Disney villains or even Disney characters who are older. Disney typically uses very angular features to convey villains. </p> <figure data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3257bff02583d7625f8fcc6d0450151/tumblr_inline_pc3uhqneNm1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/eff51a7ac3da026cbd5c35bd2306849c/tumblr_inline_pc3ui75cWO1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4ca1d9a7d7d1d683fd24d2c7f6246df5/tumblr_inline_pc3yjcMx4N1tx5uef_1280.png" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d881a63a0254cc8fbf8eaa8492f1fd52/tumblr_inline_pc3uji270c1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c053cbc17b4281c43e68dcf5d064a1c/tumblr_inline_pc3uuf11sU1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"/></figure><p>Cruella has an upwards turned nose like most disney protags. It’s just sharper to go along with her other angular features.</p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d000718627c5d7f706927ed24f5fdb53/tumblr_inline_pc3uvwOH951tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c1714d66f95acfb83d0fa651a638290/tumblr_inline_pc3uw9SJcB1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Hell you can even compare her to Maleficent</p> <figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f71a5ad89503be687d6983421b7ee8f4/tumblr_inline_pc3uxnYbqh1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/194eadb0b5f82c48995786391f23de4d/tumblr_inline_pc3v17KSkb1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418"/></figure><p>Who you can see has no hooked or curved nose. In fact, her nose is more flat, similar to Jasmine.</p> <p>Also, many characters change from their concept art. Dr. Facilier went from this</p> <figure data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8a288ad68dcba5beb215b58355329452/tumblr_inline_pc3upqCyHv1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><p>to this </p> <figure data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8f165821d091d813a248966d7f907eaf/tumblr_inline_pc3uqz4ODa1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800"/></figure><p>The change from her hair being straight to curly has nothing to do with making her more “Jewish coded”. It’s the visual difference between her and Rapunzel, also, if anyone has forgotten… <i>Rapunzel’s natural hair color is brown, not blonde.</i></p> <figure data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/54cf4524541b7c090e850bbe5e8f216d/tumblr_inline_pc3v6dvQEX1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460"/></figure><p>If they wanted to make a character Jewish coded, then why just stop at curly hair and hooked nose? Many people, of various religions, races, and cultures have hooked noses and curly dark hair. Why not just go the full yard if you wanted to make a Jewish coded character that is anti-Semitic? Why not give her Jewish clothing and make her look ugly, gross, and dirty? </p> <figure data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9e1be5f1a6be51a1d48f412816d5eabd/tumblr_inline_pc3v9nvIuZ1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab077d76ddf1a292292d6bc02440a081/tumblr_inline_pc3va6j6LP1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d59c6b2ad84f8509e38267470b500ffb/tumblr_inline_pc3vb30xWY1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/44e6d379c41c9d3b418ad21fbf60cb23/tumblr_inline_pc3vbmA1ES1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600"/></figure><p>They deliberately manipulated information and pointed out something and said, “See, Jewish stereotype.” even though you can see from mother Gothel’s profile picture, <i>her nose isn’t even hooked</i>. They’re picking out things that <i>could be</i> Jewish features or stereotypes and then saying that they are. </p> <p>“She’s greedy and evil” and so are pretty much all other Disney Villains. Ya know… gotta be evil to be a villain. Dr. Faciler, Gaston, The Evil Queen, Maleficent, Jafar, Scar… need I list more villains? Being evil and greedy =/= being jewish coded because evil and greedy are common traits of villains, <i>even within </i><br/></p> <p>“She has dark curly hair” so does Esmeralda and Moana. <br/></p> <p>“Hooked nose.” her nose isn’t even hooked. It’s flat, similar to Maleficent’s. Anytime someone’s head is bent or leaning forward, naturally, their nose will appear more hooked. that’s just anatomy. That happens to <i>everyone</i>. Hell, you can even see in the images <i>her nose isn’t hooked</i>. <br/></p> <p>If you can’t tell the difference between a Jewish caricature and Mother Gothel, then I think that’s a you problem. Stereotypes are not exclusive to one group. In fact, implying that is <i>even more racist and anti-semitic </i>than the character. </p> <p>Hell, in fact, prior to the 20th century, <i>red curly hair</i> was associated with Jewish people. So by that logic, Merida must be Jewish coded… but because she is <i>good</i> and looks like a Disney protag, she <i>can’t</i> be Jewish coded because she doesn’t have enough “Jewish stereotypes”. </p> <p>The stereotype of Jewish people being greedy originates from when Jewish people were legally restricted to being usurers… Which is where the stereotype comes from. However, even in Jewish religion and mythology, greed, as in any other religion, is often portrayed as a negative or bad trait. </p> <p>The irony is that they can only see Jewish stereotypes in <i>villainous characters</i> but can’t see any in the protagonists or heroes.</p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5dab9038b1c45aa7d8afd2a14fd57fdd/tumblr_inline_pc3wmuk1ny1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400"/></figure><p>Esmeralda (from Frollo’s perspective) is associated with sin and temptation… which is another Jewish stereotype (Beautiful Jewess / Belle Juive) and she has dark, curly hair (another Jewish stereotype). </p> <p>Merida has curly red hair, which was a Jewish stereotype before the 10th century. If we’re going this loosely based on stereotypes, you can even argue that Queen Eleanor is “Jewish-coded” because she is nagging, protective, and motherly. Ya know, the Jewish mother/wife stereotype. </p> <p>So you have two arguably Jewish-coded heroines and protags yet no one can see the Jewish stereotypes in them because they are <i>the good guys</i>. Or because they don’t have <i>certain</i> Jewish stereotypes.</p> <p>The thing is, stereotypes, are not all inherently bad, or rather, not all stereotypes are negative. Not all stereotypes originate from oppressors or people that are anti-semitic, racist, etc. Some stereotypes are often used as stock characters by people of a race or culture. Not every stereotype is exclusive to Jewish people either or even originates with anti-semitism. </p> <p>If you can <i>only</i> see yourself in villains then maybe it’s you rather than the creators or characters. You literally picked the bare minimum and made a mountain out of an ant hill.</p> </blockquote> <p>Maybe it’s me, but isn’t that shape of nose called the ROMAN nose? The propaganda ones seem a lot fatter and bulbous to me.</p> </blockquote> <p><i>&gt; They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie. </i></p><p>Why, yes, the child kidnapper and abuser villain whose entire character motivation is based on <b>being different</b> is designed not to look like regular people, especially her “daughter”. Even her clothes are deliberately anachronistic.</p></blockquote> <p>This entire post has been quite a ride.</p>
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<p>Yeah, there’s a reason for that.</p>
<p>It’s called: <b>antisemitic caricature.</b></p>
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<p>I don’t understand what’s Jewish about mother gothel… she has a typical Disney face doesn’t she? Is it the curly hair..? I mean her nose and everything else seem normal? </p>
<p>I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.</p>
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<p>dark curly hair - long hooked nose - darker complexion than the blond blue eyed heroine 9and really the rest of the cast - portrayed as greedy and evil.</p>
<p>Lisa Edelstein is Jewish.  As are Idina Menzel and Amy Winehouse, both of whom I have seen compared in looks to Gothel.  Gothel’s design is a pretty clear caricature of ethnically Jewish women.  </p>
<hr><p>This is a pretty good contrast between Rapunzel and Gothel.  <b><i>Rapunzel</i></b> has the “typical Disney face”:</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c6a02d31e5325ce3897ea40bca1db98c/tumblr_inline_oi1alyTZwN1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1876" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Here’s a more close up look at her features.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/81263a61b9b531b9a037bb3c2474d87d/tumblr_inline_oi1amcSI571u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="414"/></figure><p>The hooked nose becomes even more pronounced as she becomes “eviler.”</p>
<figure data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2cab6154654958a036ca5787f037fb2a/tumblr_inline_oi1ampHH5I1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="640" data-orig-height="531"/></figure><hr><p>If you wanted to claim that there was noting out of the ordinary for Disney animation when it came to Gothel’s features, you would have to find at least one Disney princess or heroine with similar characteristics (long hooked nose and dark curly hair, etc).</p>
<p>But here is what we have is -</p>
<p><b>small noses that turn up at the end:</b></p>
<figure data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/795ee2dbccf93c8be84f2e494375d885/tumblr_inline_oi1an5YIKL1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="626" data-orig-height="313"/></figure><p><b>wide, flatter noses</b> (though cheers to Disney for not putting button noses on their characters of color, although Esmerelda’s clothing design deserves another essay on Rromani stereotypes and there are some major issues with Pocahontas as well)</p>
<figure data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf1bb1115b150fc66fe3a135c2b1f7ae/tumblr_inline_oi1anhfdcO1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="621" data-orig-height="310"/></figure><p>And then a few <b>misc noses</b> (again, props for Jasmine’s nose not being a button):</p>
<figure data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4c972fc2df9f1f9fd3025d72babafcef/tumblr_inline_oi1anq7O7d1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="466" data-orig-height="155"/></figure><hr><p>Apart from just the design of Gothel, there’s also the whole: <b>“obviously ‘other’ (read Jewish) woman kidnaps the pretty blonde (read: gentile) kid to use her for ritualistic/magical purposes”</b></p>
<p>Like that right there <b><i>on top of</i> </b>the aesthetic Jewish-coding is what pushed the antisemitic caricature over the top for me.  It harkens back to antisemitic blood libel that claimed that Jews stole gentile children for all manner of nefarious reasons. Even when Gothel is in “mother” role to Rapunzel, she’s is shown as nagging and passive aggressive, both antisemitic stereotypes of Jewish women.</p>
<p><b>There is no one thing that makes her an antisemitic caricature, but the design, plus the storyline she plays out, plus her characterization cement the overall character as antisemitic.  </b></p>
<p>Jew-coding a villain is not in itself always antisemitic when there are also Jewish coded <b>heroes</b>. Rapunzel does not have that.</p>
<p>Having a villain steal a baby for magical/ritualistic reasons is not always antisemitic as long as the villain is not Jew-coded.  Rapunzel fails this as well.</p>
<p>Having a nagging and passive aggressive mother character is not antisemitic provided that she is not, again, coded as Jewish.  Rapunzel fails once again.</p>
<p>Hope this helps.</p>
<hr><p><b>EDIT: </b><a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mjHVWLfz9CujkJO8PWDNbUA">@ariminak</a> pointed out that some of my wording made it sound like Gothel’s features <i>only</i> stereotypically caricatured Ashkenazi women when in fact that is not the case.  I changed the language to remove that phrasing and make it clear that any ethnically Jewish women can be affected by this type of aesthetic trope. If you reblogged the old version, could you please delete it and reblog this one instead.</p>
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<p>Spread this version so people recognize that this stuff harms all Jewish women. <br/></p>
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<p>omfg can y’all chill the fuck out, any race can be portrayed as hero or villain, it’s a fucking kids movie not a political statement</p>
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<p>So I’m guessing you’re white and a gentile. As such, you’ve more than likely grown up looking at tv and movies and fairytales and seeing your face in those of the heroes.</p>
<p>Jewish people don’t get that.  When we are portrayed in live action, our characters are more often than not whitewashed and in other media, our features are used and caricaturized to create “evil looking” villains.</p>
<p>You don’t see it because you’ve been ingrained with the idea that “ethnic” features are just “how you make a character look evil.”  You don’t look at Gothel and see your mother.  You don’t see yourself and your people.  You don’t see decades of propaganda aimed at fostering hate against you and ultimately seeking to destroy you.  </p>
<p>But seeing how<a href="http://aworldinneedofmagic.tumblr.com/post/148709289078/drwhothefuckyouthinkyoutalkinto-gelopanda"> you also seem to think that saying you’re not attracted to <i>an entire race</i> of people ISN’T racist</a>, you really don’t get any say on any of this.</p>
<p>So really, you need to chill the fuck out and stop telling marginalized people to stop talking about the tools of our own marginalization.</p>
<p><b>Let’s play a game I like to call: <i>Movie Villain or Antisemitic Propaganda:</i></b></p>
<figure data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ef40a021948f154c0b106784323660aa/tumblr_inline_oii52q367I1u3hfbm_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="726" data-orig-height="446"/></figure><p>Many “evil witch” tropes were built on European antisemitic stereotypes, not just in appearance but in the storylines they play out as well. Greediness, stealing children, killing children, hunger for power, etc.  <b>Every time a movie villain design uses stereotyped Jewish features to communicate “evilness” to an audience, they perpetuate the marginalization of the people they are using. </b></p>
<p>One big issue I have is that Gothel’s didn’t start out as the antisemitic caricature that made it to screen.  Much of the early concept art has a more dark romanticism feel.  </p>
<figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a26a0b8632d40346b1b4541b6829f02/tumblr_inline_oii6kjyfLA1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ad784bf14cf3600fc783cb3f6b9f0c70/tumblr_inline_oii6kjtoI61u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="750" data-orig-height="453"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8163c91a59863a27fef98dcb16bd8782/tumblr_inline_oii6kk5zKZ1u3hfbm_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1100" data-orig-height="741"/></figure><p>They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie. <b> At some point, a decision was made that dark curly hair and a hooked nose wound better convey their villain.</b></p>
<p>It really doesn’t matter if any of this was intentional, I’d actually bet that it wasn’t.  However, antisemitic tropes are so engrained in our societies that people like you, even when confronted with a step by step break down of what it is, feel comfortable thinking that there’s nothing wrong with it and mocking those calling it out as if we are overreacting.</p>
<p>You seem to have completely ignored the majority of my post.  It is the character design, plus the characterization, plus the story line that mirrors blood libel that makes Gothel an antisemitic character. <b> It’s not just about someone of a certain race or ethnicity being a villain.  It’s about how stereotypes of a certain ethnic group are understood as “villainous” due to villains being repeatedly coded as Jewish over decades of film and tv.</b></p>
<p>And contrary to your naive belief, all media is political to some extent. Every time a historically present minority is not included in film (ex: lily-white Harlem in Fantastical Beasts) or when a minority character is whitewashed, or when the “ethnic” features of a minority are used almost universally to portray bad guys, it is a political and social issue.  <b>When you never see yourselves as the people who play the hero or even see your people existing in a portrayal of a place where they should be, it is not benign.</b></p>
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<p>Reblogging again for these additions.</p>
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<p>I’m not Jewish, but I can imagine seeing yourself villanized again and again must wear on you so hard (like queer coded villains do on me). The stereotypes are so insidious, I didn’t even realize she was Jewish coded until I saw this post for the first time, and since then I’ve been able to pick up on more anti-semitic media.</p>
<p>Stay cognizant!  </p>
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<p>This is a writing blog so fellow writers! Please take a good look at your villains— even if they’re not Jewish, it can be antisemitic. Thanks. - A Jew™️</p>
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<p>I have a feeling this is all baseless, and groundless. If you’re assuming a character has to be a negative Jewish stereotype because you stereotype those features as bein Jewish. The one with the issue might be you</p>
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<p>Mother Gothel has a similar facial structure as Cruella De Vil. Pointy cheekbones and chin, etc. </p>
<figure data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2ca38ab88da550b0df2c068dd610b59e/tumblr_inline_pc3u94DPjC1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1600" data-orig-height="921"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/20fba8157c93162a45ad83687045c4f4/tumblr_inline_pc3u9lFuTT1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1003" data-orig-height="1458"/></figure><p>She isn’t any shade specifically darker than any of the other characters. They deliberately chose pictures where Mother Gothel is either in the darkened tower, or it is night time. </p>
<p>Also, they only compared Mother Gothel to other Disney protags rather than other Disney villains or even Disney characters who are older. Disney typically uses very angular features to convey villains. </p>
<figure data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a3257bff02583d7625f8fcc6d0450151/tumblr_inline_pc3uhqneNm1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/eff51a7ac3da026cbd5c35bd2306849c/tumblr_inline_pc3ui75cWO1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1808" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4ca1d9a7d7d1d683fd24d2c7f6246df5/tumblr_inline_pc3yjcMx4N1tx5uef_1280.png" data-orig-height="1080" data-orig-width="1424"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d881a63a0254cc8fbf8eaa8492f1fd52/tumblr_inline_pc3uji270c1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="240"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c053cbc17b4281c43e68dcf5d064a1c/tumblr_inline_pc3uuf11sU1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="220" data-orig-height="322"/></figure><p>Cruella has an upwards turned nose like most disney protags. It’s just sharper to go along with her other angular features.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d000718627c5d7f706927ed24f5fdb53/tumblr_inline_pc3uvwOH951tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="375"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c1714d66f95acfb83d0fa651a638290/tumblr_inline_pc3uw9SJcB1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1080"/></figure><p>Hell you can even compare her to Maleficent</p>
<figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f71a5ad89503be687d6983421b7ee8f4/tumblr_inline_pc3uxnYbqh1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="300"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/194eadb0b5f82c48995786391f23de4d/tumblr_inline_pc3v17KSkb1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="628" data-orig-height="418"/></figure><p>Who you can see has no hooked or curved nose. In fact, her nose is more flat, similar to Jasmine.</p>
<p>Also, many characters change from their concept art. Dr. Facilier went from this</p>
<figure data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8a288ad68dcba5beb215b58355329452/tumblr_inline_pc3upqCyHv1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="371" data-orig-height="480"/></figure><p>to this </p>
<figure data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/8f165821d091d813a248966d7f907eaf/tumblr_inline_pc3uqz4ODa1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="435" data-orig-height="800"/></figure><p>The change from her hair being straight to curly has nothing to do with making her more “Jewish coded”. It’s the visual difference between her and Rapunzel, also, if anyone has forgotten… <i>Rapunzel’s natural hair color is brown, not blonde.</i></p>
<figure data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/54cf4524541b7c090e850bbe5e8f216d/tumblr_inline_pc3v6dvQEX1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="504" data-orig-height="460"/></figure><p>If they wanted to make a character Jewish coded, then why just stop at curly hair and hooked nose? Many people, of various religions, races, and cultures have hooked noses and curly dark hair. Why not just go the full yard if you wanted to make a Jewish coded character that is anti-Semitic? Why not give her Jewish clothing and make her look ugly, gross, and dirty? </p>
<figure data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9e1be5f1a6be51a1d48f412816d5eabd/tumblr_inline_pc3v9nvIuZ1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="512" data-orig-height="636"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab077d76ddf1a292292d6bc02440a081/tumblr_inline_pc3va6j6LP1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="717"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d59c6b2ad84f8509e38267470b500ffb/tumblr_inline_pc3vb30xWY1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="375" data-orig-height="255"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/44e6d379c41c9d3b418ad21fbf60cb23/tumblr_inline_pc3vbmA1ES1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="407" data-orig-height="600"/></figure><p>They deliberately manipulated information and pointed out something and said, “See, Jewish stereotype.” even though you can see from mother Gothel’s profile picture, <i>her nose isn’t even hooked</i>. They’re picking out things that <i>could be</i> Jewish features or stereotypes and then saying that they are. </p>
<p>“She’s greedy and evil” and so are pretty much all other Disney Villains. Ya know… gotta be evil to be a villain. Dr. Faciler, Gaston, The Evil Queen, Maleficent, Jafar, Scar… need I list more villains? Being evil and greedy =/= being jewish coded because evil and greedy are common traits of villains, <i>even within </i><br/></p>
<p>“She has dark curly hair” so does Esmeralda and Moana. <br/></p>
<p>“Hooked nose.” her nose isn’t even hooked. It’s flat, similar to Maleficent’s. Anytime someone’s head is bent or leaning forward, naturally, their nose will appear more hooked. that’s just anatomy. That happens to <i>everyone</i>. Hell, you can even see in the images <i>her nose isn’t hooked</i>. <br/></p>
<p>If you can’t tell the difference between a Jewish caricature and Mother Gothel, then I think that’s a you problem. Stereotypes are not exclusive to one group. In fact, implying that is <i>even more racist and anti-semitic </i>than the character. </p>
<p>Hell, in fact, prior to the 20th century, <i>red curly hair</i> was associated with Jewish people. So by that logic, Merida must be Jewish coded… but because she is <i>good</i> and looks like a Disney protag, she <i>can’t</i> be Jewish coded because she doesn’t have enough “Jewish stereotypes”. </p>
<p>The stereotype of Jewish people being greedy originates from when Jewish people were legally restricted to being usurers… Which is where the stereotype comes from. However, even in Jewish religion and mythology, greed, as in any other religion, is often portrayed as a negative or bad trait. </p>
<p>The irony is that they can only see Jewish stereotypes in <i>villainous characters</i> but can’t see any in the protagonists or heroes.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5dab9038b1c45aa7d8afd2a14fd57fdd/tumblr_inline_pc3wmuk1ny1tx5uef_1280.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="400"/></figure><p>Esmeralda (from Frollo’s perspective) is associated with sin and temptation… which is another Jewish stereotype (Beautiful Jewess / Belle Juive) and she has dark, curly hair (another Jewish stereotype). </p>
<p>Merida has curly red hair, which was a Jewish stereotype before the 10th century. If we’re going this loosely based on stereotypes, you can even argue that Queen Eleanor is “Jewish-coded” because she is nagging, protective, and motherly. Ya know, the Jewish mother/wife stereotype. </p>
<p>So you have two arguably Jewish-coded heroines and protags yet no one can see the Jewish stereotypes in them because they are <i>the good guys</i>. Or because they don’t have <i>certain</i> Jewish stereotypes.</p>
<p>The thing is, stereotypes, are not all inherently bad, or rather, not all stereotypes are negative. Not all stereotypes originate from oppressors or people that are anti-semitic, racist, etc. Some stereotypes are often used as stock characters by people of a race or culture. Not every stereotype is exclusive to Jewish people either or even originates with anti-semitism. </p>
<p>If you can <i>only</i> see yourself in villains then maybe it’s you rather than the creators or characters. You literally picked the bare minimum and made a mountain out of an ant hill.</p>
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<p>Maybe it’s me, but isn’t that shape of nose called the ROMAN nose? The propaganda ones seem a lot fatter and bulbous to me.</p>
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They changed the original design. Presumably to make Gothel more “other” from the good characters in the movie.

</i></p><p>Why, yes, the child kidnapper and abuser villain whose entire character motivation is based on <b>being different</b> is designed not to look like regular people, especially her “daughter”. Even her clothes are deliberately anachronistic.</p></blockquote>

<p>This entire post has been quite a ride.</p>

<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/176459494915/hst3000-rainbowloliofjustice" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked<...

Dude, Fucking, and God: <p><a href="http://pattythenest.tumblr.com/post/176481898019/cisnowflake-the-anti-censorship-devil" class="tumblr_blog">pattythenest</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/176480310746/the-anti-censorship-devil-ad-hominem-sappies" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://the-anti-censorship-devil.tumblr.com/post/176479810887/ad-hominem-sappies-demencia-hates-maps" class="tumblr_blog">the-anti-censorship-devil</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ad-hominem-sappies.tumblr.com/post/176479278645/demencia-hates-maps-yellcourse" class="tumblr_blog">ad-hominem-sappies</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://demencia-hates-maps.tumblr.com/post/176478974382/yellcourse-thank-you-based-bear" class="tumblr_blog">demencia-hates-maps</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://yellcourse.tumblr.com/post/176478835337/thank-you-based-bear-dasha-loses-it" class="tumblr_blog">yellcourse</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://thank-you-based-bear.tumblr.com/post/176474986261/dasha-loses-it-obsidian-lizard-operative" class="tumblr_blog">thank-you-based-bear</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://dasha-loses-it.tumblr.com/post/176473126578/obsidian-lizard-operative-lordwaily" class="tumblr_blog">dasha-loses-it</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://obsidian-lizard-operative.tumblr.com/post/176470856077/lordwaily-obsidian-lizard-operative" class="tumblr_blog">obsidian-lizard-operative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lordwaily.tumblr.com/post/176470823594/obsidian-lizard-operative-lordwaily" class="tumblr_blog">lordwaily</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://obsidian-lizard-operative.tumblr.com/post/176470600242/lordwaily-chadjpg-rabidloving-eeeeeee-im-so" class="tumblr_blog">obsidian-lizard-operative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lordwaily.tumblr.com/post/176470261364/chadjpg-rabidloving-eeeeeee-im-so-happy-i" class="tumblr_blog">lordwaily</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://chadjpg.tumblr.com/post/176467833433/rabidloving-eeeeeee-im-so-happy-i-fianlly-got" class="tumblr_blog">chadjpg</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://rabidloving.tumblr.com/post/176343713419/eeeeeee-im-so-happy-i-fianlly-got-bit-im-finally" class="tumblr_blog">rabidloving</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>eeeeeee im so happy i fianlly got bit i’m finally fucking rabid no body can tell me jm not im so happy</p></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="251" data-orig-width="427"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/728e8d5cea5b14ffa9e44012dbd83ee0/tumblr_inline_pcpo8hqk0O1vtxncc_540.png" data-orig-height="251" data-orig-width="427"/></figure></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="462" data-orig-width="429"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e98b70768aac298f311c7673535f6f68/tumblr_pcps1olX591sfl31e_540.png" data-orig-height="462" data-orig-width="429"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Dont reat their blog if you have been manipulated or abused by a passive aggressive person or are worried about them. You’ll worry more. </p> </blockquote> <p>Nah this is comedy gold dude</p> </blockquote> <p>Not for me. Not when this person acts somewhat like my abusive ex friend .😅</p> </blockquote> <p>Pretty sure that it’s a troll by now</p> </blockquote> <p>That person is mental, Jesus Christ… and there are some folks on their blog who fuel the delusion, I sincerely hope it’s a troll but it’s not as if we haven’t seen nut cases on Tumblr before. </p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="638" data-orig-width="960"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/30a574860aebc3428b5712b28682a02e/tumblr_pcqbig4jI01uj08cc_540.jpg" data-orig-height="638" data-orig-width="960"/></figure></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="395" data-orig-width="400"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/849b7945870ca8c60c5409d346158e2c/tumblr_pcqbuk01uG1vm840l_540.jpg" data-orig-height="395" data-orig-width="400"/></figure></blockquote> <p>OP you are going to DIE if this is real</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="270" data-orig-width="300"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e480d956451da1caed71bcfade7222c/tumblr_pcqdp9Z2WN1rom63i_540.jpg" data-orig-height="270" data-orig-width="300"/></figure></blockquote> <p>….it’s too god damn early for this nonsense.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t even know he context and I don’t wanna know</p> </blockquote><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3777556634781404f691af168d31bcb8/tumblr_pcqnvz9Zwk1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="667" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="510" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4fb6261933faa3cf8c2fca195cf363cb/tumblr_pcqnw0cPbB1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="510" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><p>Um</p>
Dude, Fucking, and God: <p><a href="http://pattythenest.tumblr.com/post/176481898019/cisnowflake-the-anti-censorship-devil" class="tumblr_blog">pattythenest</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cisnowflake.tumblr.com/post/176480310746/the-anti-censorship-devil-ad-hominem-sappies" class="tumblr_blog">cisnowflake</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://the-anti-censorship-devil.tumblr.com/post/176479810887/ad-hominem-sappies-demencia-hates-maps" class="tumblr_blog">the-anti-censorship-devil</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://ad-hominem-sappies.tumblr.com/post/176479278645/demencia-hates-maps-yellcourse" class="tumblr_blog">ad-hominem-sappies</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://demencia-hates-maps.tumblr.com/post/176478974382/yellcourse-thank-you-based-bear" class="tumblr_blog">demencia-hates-maps</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://yellcourse.tumblr.com/post/176478835337/thank-you-based-bear-dasha-loses-it" class="tumblr_blog">yellcourse</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://thank-you-based-bear.tumblr.com/post/176474986261/dasha-loses-it-obsidian-lizard-operative" class="tumblr_blog">thank-you-based-bear</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://dasha-loses-it.tumblr.com/post/176473126578/obsidian-lizard-operative-lordwaily" class="tumblr_blog">dasha-loses-it</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://obsidian-lizard-operative.tumblr.com/post/176470856077/lordwaily-obsidian-lizard-operative" class="tumblr_blog">obsidian-lizard-operative</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://lordwaily.tumblr.com/post/176470823594/obsidian-lizard-operative-lordwaily" class="tumblr_blog">lordwaily</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://obsidian-lizard-operative.tumblr.com/post/176470600242/lordwaily-chadjpg-rabidloving-eeeeeee-im-so" class="tumblr_blog">obsidian-lizard-operative</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://lordwaily.tumblr.com/post/176470261364/chadjpg-rabidloving-eeeeeee-im-so-happy-i" class="tumblr_blog">lordwaily</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://chadjpg.tumblr.com/post/176467833433/rabidloving-eeeeeee-im-so-happy-i-fianlly-got" class="tumblr_blog">chadjpg</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://rabidloving.tumblr.com/post/176343713419/eeeeeee-im-so-happy-i-fianlly-got-bit-im-finally" class="tumblr_blog">rabidloving</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>eeeeeee im so happy i fianlly got bit i’m finally fucking rabid no body can tell me jm not im so happy</p></blockquote>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="251" data-orig-width="427"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/728e8d5cea5b14ffa9e44012dbd83ee0/tumblr_inline_pcpo8hqk0O1vtxncc_540.png" data-orig-height="251" data-orig-width="427"/></figure></blockquote>
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<p>Dont reat their blog if you have been manipulated or abused by a passive aggressive person or are worried about them. You’ll worry more. </p>
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<p>Nah this is comedy gold dude</p>
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<p>Not for me. Not when this person acts somewhat like my abusive ex friend .😅</p>
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<p>Pretty sure that it’s a troll by now</p>
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<p>That person is mental, Jesus Christ… and there are some folks on their blog who fuel the delusion, I sincerely hope it’s a troll but it’s not as if we haven’t seen nut cases on Tumblr before. </p>
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<p>OP you are going to DIE if this is real</p>
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<p>….it’s too god damn early for this nonsense.</p>
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<p>I don’t even know he context and I don’t wanna know</p>
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<p><a href="http://pattythenest.tumblr.com/post/176481898019/cisnowflake-the-anti-censorship-devil" class="tumblr_blog">pattythenest</a>:</p...

Facebook, Google, and Internet: TECH E.U. NIXES CONTENT LAW July 5 The European Parliament votes against controversial set of copyright laws that would require online platforms to pay and censor shared content The European Parliament voted against a controversial set of copyright laws that digital rights campaigners said could change the way content is shared online. One rule that was voted against, known as Article 13, would have required online platforms like Google and Facebook to filter out content that infringed on copyright laws. The proposed law sparked debate over how music, images, and videos would be shared over the internet. Executive director of the London-based digital rights organization Open-rights Group, Jim Killock said: - “Round one of the Robo-Copyright wars is over. The E.U. Parliament has recognized that machine censorship of copyright material is not an easy and simple fix.” ___ Many digital rights activists worried the legislation could affect meme culture, as memes traditionally re-purpose images or video clips. ___ Another element of the proposed set of rules, known as Article 11, would require online platforms to pay publishers for news video clips. ___ The copyright directives were initially approved by the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs last month, but aggressive protests by digital rights activists allowed for a secondary vote in the E.U. Parliament chamber. The laws will be reworked and voted on again in September.
Facebook, Google, and Internet: TECH
 E.U. NIXES CONTENT LAW
 July 5 The European Parliament votes
 against controversial set of copyright laws
 that would require online platforms to pay
 and censor shared content
The European Parliament voted against a controversial set of copyright laws that digital rights campaigners said could change the way content is shared online. One rule that was voted against, known as Article 13, would have required online platforms like Google and Facebook to filter out content that infringed on copyright laws. The proposed law sparked debate over how music, images, and videos would be shared over the internet. Executive director of the London-based digital rights organization Open-rights Group, Jim Killock said: - “Round one of the Robo-Copyright wars is over. The E.U. Parliament has recognized that machine censorship of copyright material is not an easy and simple fix.” ___ Many digital rights activists worried the legislation could affect meme culture, as memes traditionally re-purpose images or video clips. ___ Another element of the proposed set of rules, known as Article 11, would require online platforms to pay publishers for news video clips. ___ The copyright directives were initially approved by the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs last month, but aggressive protests by digital rights activists allowed for a secondary vote in the E.U. Parliament chamber. The laws will be reworked and voted on again in September.

The European Parliament voted against a controversial set of copyright laws that digital rights campaigners said could change the way conten...

Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p>
<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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<p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcryst...

Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p>
<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p>
<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p> <figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p> <p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p> <p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p> <p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p> <p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p> <p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p> <figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p> <p><b>Personality</b><br/></p> <p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p> <p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p> <p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p> <p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p> <p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p> </blockquote>
Arthur, Beautiful, and Calvin Johnson: <p><a href="http://blackcrystalsrpg.tumblr.com/post/167417774769/ok-then-heres-some-info-about-starsio-story" class="tumblr_blog">blackcrystalsrpg</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>Ok then. Here’s some info about Starsio!!!!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/71f6cd92b17b1a3e75d6f2ca671c6b59/tumblr_inline_ozbew3hmMs1uswpmg_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1440" data-orig-height="1350"/></figure><p><b>Story So Far</b></p>
<p>Starsio is gifted with a beautiful voice. He worked as a street performer in his home town along with his friend, Melody. Starsio would sing his little heart out all day while Melody acted as the hype girl of the duo, gathering audience, getting the crowd excited and accepting/demanding money from onlookers. Life was hard for the two, but they managed to make ends meet somehow.<br/></p>
<p>Here’s a sketch of Starsio and Melody back in the good ol’ days.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4878f5755149e7da5f46646a9345b58a/tumblr_inline_ozbe19Vj4Z1uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2072" data-orig-height="1888"/></figure><p>Melody doesn’t have a game sprite yet. Here are some sketches of her for the curious.</p>
<figure data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0ab6ca20be5e8700ba232ecdfd77383/tumblr_inline_ozbehbgEF41uswpmg_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1456" data-orig-height="1556"/></figure><p>Now back to the story!</p>
<p>All of this changed though when one day Starsio was kidnapped off of the streets by a bunch of goons!!!!<br/></p>
<p>Starsio was taken to the cabaret/brothel “Paprika”. This establishment is notorious for human trafficking and forced labor, however is protected by the Law Enforcement of Capital City. Starsio was forced to become a singer at Paprika. The boss there had heard of Starsio and his voice and decided he would be the perfect change the establishment needed in order to boost business.</p>
<p>All of this was very hard on poor Starsio. At first he was helpless to do anything, however, not long after he was brought to Paprika, Starsio awakened a mysterious ability. He could suddenly <b>conjure fireflies that would do his bidding! </b>Here’s a WIP of his fire fly magic!</p>
<figure data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00d981cae52fbd5ce4fc446664aaeb70/tumblr_inline_ozbeyk53WO1uswpmg_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="674" data-orig-height="451"/></figure><p>Starsio did not understand how and why he had gained this ability, but he knew one thing for certain: it was time to escape. On a rainy night, not very different from the night he was kidnapped, Starsio sets off his escape plan with one last song….<br/></p>
<p><b>Personality</b><br/></p>
<p>Starsio is mild mannered and very polite. He gets irritated by things often but he never loses his temper. He is more of a passive aggressive type. He is also not a leader type of person. Back at home Melody acted as the leader of the two. However, Starsio steps up and assumes leadership when him and Arthur set their escape plan in motion. </p>
<p>He also has an inner diva that comes out from time to time. Here’s a draft skill animation that kinda shows that side of him.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d4ea718723cb6e1db0627d89d07ddde5/tumblr_inline_ozbgf4TTfI1uswpmg_540.gif" data-orig-height="411" data-orig-width="712"/></figure><p><b>Likes </b><br/></p>
<p>CANDY. Think of the most unhealthy, more artificially colored, suger coated with 20 layers of glazing, stuffed with 10 types of custard, dipped in 15 types of chocolate candy, multiply by infinity, and then serve to Starsio. He LOVES unhealthy candy. Glow in the dark  and fluorescent candy is his favorite. </p>
<p>In fact, candy items have bonus effects on him if used in battle! That’s how much he loves CANDY!!!!</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ae531573b4f21c8c0b9480c4d7312cd9/tumblr_inline_ozbgk2SYM81uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="536"/></figure><p><b>Fun Facts</b><br/></p>
<p>I originally created Starsio when I was about 13-14 years old. He was a character in a story I wrote called “The Legend of the Black Crystals”. In that story, Starsio was Italian and was a mute. This is what he looked like back then! </p>
<figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3a685470735a704c6f5e12752d2a8eee/tumblr_inline_ozbfqk9HL31uswpmg_540.png" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="566"/></figure><p>I hope you guys found this post interesting. Until next time!</p>
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