bjornwilde: (01-Izana)
 I cannot wait until next Saturday when the new episode of Sidonia no Kishi is released so that the animated gif of Izana's spacesuit bursting into shreds because they've grown breasts can go away. Yes, it is canon but that's not what would happen. If any seams split, it would at the sides or the front zipper and it wouldn't be the entire suit bursting Chris Clairmont style. I do like that the anime is having the suit rejecting Izana as the wearer since the fit no longer falls within parameters--rather than the suit bursting cause breasts are super humanly resilient, as in the manga--but ejecting the wearer by shredding the suit doesn't make sense.

Yes, there is too much male gaze in my favorite.
bjornwilde: (01-Izana)
 You know, screw canon. What's the point of having a diverse character if you are going to erase other forms of diversity? Yes, they have show no darker skin tones in Sidonia but that doesn't mean they aren't there. After all they've not shown any real look at the residential folks, the public sector folks, or anything beyond the military really. I'm just going to assume they haven't been shown on camera and go from there. Japanese will still be the dominate ethnicity but other ones are present.

And why did I not notice until just recently that all the icons I have of her come from folks who have played with filters and color balances so much that her blue eyes have turned dark, almost black?

ETA: OK, looking closer, I think it's just that in reducing the images to icon sized, the color gets lost. I'm not going to worry about it since I've noted her eye color in her profile.
bjornwilde: (01-Izana)
 Well, I've finished all present volumes of Sidonia No Kishi now (13 total) and wow what a cliff hanger. Very happy with some almost surprises with the direction of Izana's narrative; things I saw and loved but didn't think the author would venture towards. = ]

Ach, I've got to wait until the end of September for vol. 14.

And holy shit, how did I not make this connect before this? So in Vikings, Rollo is based on the historical Rollo, who becomes Robert the First, Duke of Normandy right? His great-great-great-grandson becomes William the Conqueror. I am distantly related to William on my mother's side. I am related to one of my pups?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
bjornwilde: (01-Izana)
 I just want to take a moment to thank the folks who asked questions and commented on my thoughts as I analyzed Sidonia no Kishi and Shinatose Izana. I know playing someone who is both from a culture I know little of and who is gender neutral will be a challenge and I don't wish to walk into any pitfalls; to come off as harmful or annoying. Your comments have helped me look at problematic assumptions I've made and to look at the canon and character with different and hopefully more aware eyes.
bjornwilde: (01-Izana)
This is mostly me thinking out loud and trying to get a few things down for potentially playing Izana. Spoilers for Knights of Sidonia are likely, so I'm including a cut. As well, my rambling will focus on the culture presented in the anime (i.e. a fictional Japanese culture) and speculations on writing a transgendered gender neutral character. If I screw up and offend in this, I apologize now. (Sorry, gender neutral is a better term for the character than transgender).

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