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You must fuck life
in ze gallbladder
APPAREL I WOULD LIKE HAVING A WHOLE LOT:
1. PURPLE BIRD SKULL SET
2. PURPLE LINEN WRAPS
3. YELLOW BIRD SKULL SET
4. YELLOW LINEN WRAPS
Example of one I REALLY REALLY WANT:
Oh man I totally second more purple apparel. I would loooove some blues or purples on steampunk apparel, too…
I vote for more colors in apparel!!
I really love watching speedruns, but what I don’t love at all is when I’m watching an Okami run and every dudebro corrects me on the pronoun I use for Ammy all like “*HE/SHE”
It’s like fuck you and let me have my lead character that is so obviously more than implied to be female and queer at that, and you need to fucking barge in and take that tiny bit of representation away from me in your sea of overflowing sausage fests like oh no this character is kind of implied to be gender neutral so I NEED TO TELL EVERYONE TO ALWAYS RESPECT THAT THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THEY ARE MALE OR NEITHER
EVEN OKAMIDEN MADE SHIRANUI FUCKING MALE EVEN THOUGH THAT MAKES NO GODDAMN SENSE
So people love to remind me that the game likes to dance around with implications(lololol) of Ammy being gender neutral, but you know what.
It’s so fucked up that I have to grasp at straws and remind people that Ammy has been referred to as mother, fair maiden, chérie and once even flat out as a her.
It’s fucked up that I have to remember these tiny little tidbits and sometimes even pull up screencaps as proof when I really shouldn’t have to, only to justify thinking of a character inspired by the Japanese goddess of the sun— as, HEAVEN FORBID, a female. I shouldn’t have to.
You get plates upon plates of food and we barely get crumbs tossed at us, and then you make us fight to keep the crumbs because no you like to put them back on your plate and lick it sparkly shining clear, don’t you.
I want a Lesbian Furball Defense Squad
I like to see her more as a Bisexual Furball, but I’m in to defend.
I mean, I’d understand it if the person’s preference to male or neutral is an actual respect to Kamiya’s choice of ambiguity in the original*, or they have as a headcanon that she’s genderqueer and wouldn’t identify 100% with either gender/sex. But when the person seems the type who wouldn’t like or relate to a protagonist unless it’s a straight cis male, or seemed too annoyed at people who see her as female, then I’d side eye them and their possible motivation a lot.
* But game localizations, in my opinion, should hold on their own as their own canon and consider all the little changes and added characterizations** opposed to the real version. You wouldn’t say Maya Fey is into noodles instead of burgers, for instance. But like I said, that’s just how I see it.
** However, using the localization of Okamiden’s Shiranui as argument is faulty considering how it contradicted Amaterasu’s nature in the original game (Shiranui and Amaterasu being regenerations of the same being, not parent and child!)
As cute as Okamiden was, I’d be extremely hard-pressed to accept it as canon because of the huge number of direct contradictions it has with the original game. Okamiden really didn’t get what Okami was, which is really strange because Okami isn’t that complex of a game or a story. I frowned harder than I ever had in my life when they meddled with the timeline because that was just a huge clusterfuck of “I don’t think you played Okami at all, guys”.
But FIE, FIE ON EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE AMMY MALE OR GENDER NEUTRAL. She’s a goddess and a wolf so it’s not like gender makes a phenomenal difference either way (she clearly doesn’t have any genitals, and Japan wouldn’t be shy about adding testicles to the model because they were perfectly fine doing it for the tanuki). I think the intended “gender neutral” aspect of her is meant to read as “she has no physical sex”.
She’s still addressed as the mother, chérie, called a beautiful maiden by a ghost that sees her for what she truly is, etc.
Also people seem to forget how often she stares at pretty ladies. Because it’s a lot. She stares a loooot.
Y’know what’s amazing?
Crows can recognize human faces which means they know which humans are safe and friendly, and which are dangerous.
They can remember that shit for their entire lives, and teach the rest of their murder who the dangerous people are.
Crows also understand the concept of revenge and will sometimes torment certain people for years at a time.
I FUCKING KNEW IT
Day three, favorite dragon type! I tried to pick a dragon that wasn’t legendary but.
Dangit, Rayquaza is just too cool.
Day two, Zoroark! Dark type!
I like the brush pack but bleh I am so bad at any sort of realism