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Apr. 13th, 2013

Sexismus in My Little Pony?

Als ehemals bekennende Feministin habe ich ein Gespür dafür entwickelt, wenn Frauen anders behandelt oder dargestellt werden. Seit jeher habe ich gegen oberflächliche, verklärende Schönheitsideale angekämpft – und musste daher früher oder später eingestehen, dass der reine Feminismus ganz genauso ausgrenzend und herabwürdigend sein kann wie männlicher Chauvinismus. Wer Gleichberechtigung fordert, kann nicht in Kauf nehmen, dass die andere Partei im Gegenzug schlechter behandelt wird.

So fiel mir bei der erfolgreichen Serie “My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic” auf, dass männliche Figuren kaum vorkommen und wenn, dann lediglich als Antagonisten oder ganz einfach als zweckdienliche Arbeitskräfte. Als jemand, der sofort auf die Barrikaden springt, wenn Frauen in bestimmte Rollen gezängt werden, kann ich es bei Männern nicht guten Gewissens hinnehmen.

Sicher, man kann sagen, es ist “nur” eine Kinderserie, man sollte es nicht so ernst nehmen. Dennoch ist es ein interessantes Studienobjekt. Auch soll man mich nicht falsch verstehen: ich mag die Serie dehr gern, sonst hätte ich mir nicht so viele Folgen angesehen. Auch die Botschaften, die in jeder Folge vermittelt werden, erachte ich für Kinder als wertvoll.  Ich bin keinesfalls ein “Hater”. Dennoch bereitet mir die Darstellung männlicher Figuren ein mulmiges Gefühl. Warum sind lediglich weibliche Figuren in tragenden Rollen? Warum kann die Gruppe nicht gemischt-geschlechtlich sein? Warum ergeben sich die wichtigen Lebenslektionen nur zwischen Freundinnin? Wo bleibt die Interaktion mit dem anderen Geschlecht?

Manche mögen sagen: Die Gruppe ist doch gemischt-geschlechtlich! Es gibt doch Spike! Nun, schon. Wenn man ihn als vollwertiges Mitgrlied der Gruppe fassen möchte statt als Sidekick von Twilight Sparkle, dann mag das stimmen. In dem Fall ist Spike allerdings das traurige Beispiel für das Klischee des frustrierten Jungen in der “Friendzone”, was nicht besonders erstrebenswert scheint. Außerdem wird mehr als genug darauf hingewiesen, dass er “nur” ein Baby-Drache ist. Demnach ist die einzige Person männlichen Geschlechts kein vollwertiges Mitglied. Zudem ist er hauptsächlich dazu da, Twilight zu dienen. Das würde mich nicht weiter stören, wenn es andere starke, männliche Figuren geben würde, die das aufwiegen würde. So wie es ist, wird nur der Eindruck verstärkt, dass Männer ganz anders dargestellt werden als Frauen. In dem Sinne bin ich durch My Little Pony zum Gender-ist geworden: gleiches Recht für alle!

Die reine weibliche Besetzung der Serie hat mich vor einiger Zeit tatsächlich zu der Aussage verführt, MlP:FiM sei Sex and the City für Kinder. Da ich nie Sex and teh City gesehen habe, glaube ich jedoch nicht, dass diese Aussage zutrifft XD

Ich wäre sehr interessiert, die Meinung von Pony-Fans (und natürlich allen anderen) zu dem Thema zu erfahren. Also könnt ihr gerne einen Kommantar hinterlassen.

Zum Thema übersexualisierte Darstellung von Frauen möchte ich einen wundervollen, unterhaltsamen und mittlerweile sehr erfolgreichen Blog empfehlen. Escher Grils geht kritisch auf die Darstellung von Frauen in Comics und Computerspielen ein, oft mit einer ordentlichen Portion Humor. Dieser Blog ist auf jeden Fall einen Blick wert!

Oct. 18th, 2012

It really continues!

Yes! I'm about to finish TF-Magneta!
All chapters are finished in german, except of the last one. All I still need to do it to translate them :D It might take until the 21. November though, because until then I have 3 reports to do. But after that I'll make sure that you all can read this new story until X-Mas!
There are also news, that are not related to TF. I finally graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree! I'm still not finished with university, since I also make my Master there :)
This semester I'm in a course about text beginnings. I was/am the only person who had experience with writing fictional texts. After the course a girl came to me, who works for the local Student Radio station and aksed me, wether I want my texts to be profassionally spoken and aired over radio.
Of course I said yes! Though I don't have any material except of fanfiction O__o

Feb. 6th, 2012

Writing is like doing a Puzzle

Things change... sorry, but I'm kind of not-really-motivated...
The last time I worked on my own stories was (checks calendar) in august 2011... why? Because during college semester I don't have time to write anything.
But this time it's gonna be different.
I have a new story (yes, again...)! It's a sequal to my Black Dragon Series ^______^
I came up with this only 2 weeks ago. There were some characters left, that didn't go with the story of Black Dragon anymore, so I had to put them out, which was really a pity... But now I have a plot, where i can use all these characters! haha, happyness!
Black Dragon made huge improvement in general. I told once about the magic-stuff, that I don't like actually, but which I had to include anyway, because I'm not brilliant enough to make a fantasy story work wihtout magic...
BUT! I succeded to give this magic-thing a kind of scientific base. Now I have a much better feeling about the magic abilities of the "bad guys", yes. It remeinds me a bit in Fantastic Four, 'if you know what I mean' ;-)

The Black-Dragon-Puzzle is almost complete!


Now I have to leave.... gonna write the most importent exam today... the last exam as a Bachelor student....

Jan. 9th, 2012

Not giving a f*ck....

My new laptop... the harddrive died.

all the new stuff I wrote is gone. 2/3 of the new TFsequal were translated, and then BUFF! Blue error screen.
For some reason I'm not even mad about it.
I'm just not giving a fuck.












But I will never write any kind of fanfiction again...

Dec. 1st, 2011

TF - The Saga Goes On!

Indeed!!! YAY!
I was uninspired for a long time, but LingLiJing's Fanfic "Team Future - Dimensional Collision" inspired me soooo much, that I wrote like... *counts* around 55 Pages... within the last 2 weeks.
One new TF sequal is already finished in german. But I still need to translate these 35 pages, and from my own experiance I know, that translating takes a long time....

Okay, but now an overview:
- Team Future: .... (enter title here): The Team around Wilbur and Violet will have a short encounter with Cobra/Alpha around Xmas! This one plays 2 months after Team Future - The Halloween Adventure. And they will find a new friend/sidekick *lalalalala*
- Team Future - Truths and Lies: DRAMA!!! You want WilxVi??? Here you go! Hehe, no, not really *sadistic laugh* just stay tuned. And They will meet a new enemy, who might cooperate with Cobra! O___O
- Team Future - The Rise of Alpha: There is a difference between Cobra and Alpha... Cobra is an evil genius, who transplanted his concsiosness into the clone Alpha. And Alpha? is he just an empty shell? What if Alpha himself has an own consciousness? Emely, our beloved medium, wants to help Alpha, who's captured in his own body. But that also means, that she has to save Cobra from beeing killed... which causes a lot of confusion.


FunFact: actually I based the whole idea for TF - Truths and Lies on these few lines from LingLiJings Fanfic, chapter 2:

"You know, Liz and I haven't been talking so much lately." Violet
began while rubbing her left hand, looking a bit worried. "She thinks
that I'm spending way too much time with you than with her."

"Heh, why so?" Wilbur said casually.

"And
in return she's spending more time with Pete and occasionally ignoring
me while he's around." the raven haired girl rubbed the back of her
neck.

"Yeah, those two are dating, and oblivious to their surroundings most of the time."

"They are?!" Violet exclaimed. "Why am I the last to know these things?"

"Pete told me all about their first date 2 months ago and she hasn't? That's…bad."


Longtime followers and badass willet-shippers micht remember my deviation about Liz Beckett? Yes.... much, so much drama-potential! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha!

Nov. 6th, 2011

Back in Black

What a hell busy time! And the Semester only started! O____O
Long story short: a lot of thigs changed.
After returned from Indonesia (it was awesome) I decided to move into my boyfriend's appartment, since it's much bigger. That was war, because my little hometown with it's 'excellence' University does not have enough appartments for all the 35.000 students. I think 30 people called me, 15 visited the appartment, not to mention the tons of e-mails I got... all within a single day.
Then I got pretty sick, because I had some nasty bacteria called Campylobacter... probably from indonesia. So I missen the first week at Uni.
And after that the usual Uni-stress began + there is still a lot of work to do in the new appartment... it looks like on a construction site.
I also have money issues, because of these damn traveller-cheques... =___= I do NOT recommend them.
Anyway, I just wanted to express that I did not have time to write anything...

So much of an update about my private life. Now to the more intresting part!

I developed some new projects during my vacation - well, actually it's only one new story, but I also made huge improvement on my other stories! ^^


New Story: Dragon Dancer
The first character I ever intentionally developed was in 1998, and it was - of course - a dragon. So, now I got her back from the abyss of forgotten memories and developed a story around this character. A great inspiration was the art of basicallyemily21 from dA. Due to her style of art I developed another character for this story.
The plot? It's not quite set up yet, but so far it's about a (magic) dragon, an urchin girl and an evil emperor, who wants to reach immortality by drinking the blood of a dragon or by becoming a dragon himself... by magic... I'm not really sure about this part yet ^__^;
And against expectations, no, the urchin girl is not the main character, but the dragon is. The story begins when the egg is found by another dragon (Kethos! another early character) and how he handles to raise an adopted baby dragon.
The rest of the story is still to blurry to explain it, but I can tell you so far, that they'll beat up this emperor's ass in the end! XD
I really crossed a personal frontier here, because I'm not into magic and this kind of shi- I mean - stuff. But I guess when you imagine a world where dragons live, some magic can't be too far away.
... Maybe it sounds stupid, but in my mind it all makes sense!!! *insane laugh*


Black Dragon
My epic fantasy novel.............. thiiiiing.........
I somehow did the same here. I *gulp* added magic. Yes. My former magic free fantasy world is now contaminated. BUT for a good reason. The main threat in the story is a new nation, that comes to the continent of Aldarra and immediately conquers huge areas. I somehow avioded to develop them more, except for the fact that they are the bad guys and must be killed. No idea why there were so succcessful and strong - until now! Because the answere is... magic! Yessss... And I think it kind of fits. How can you beat a nation of wizards and whatnot when you don't have any experiance with magic yourself? Big fat problem I would say ^______^


Project X
My little baby! My very first almost complete original story. The thing is, I already proclaimed this story as fully developed, but when I tried to write it down I realized that especially the 2 main characters Benji and Robin still need a lot of work. I also changed the already finished story line and gave some characters a completely new position - like Rosie. The former waitress and unimportant side character is now an FBI agent and works together with Agent Chris Miller. The 2 are supposed to become a couple - that was since the very first version of this story, but when she was only a waitress it was really hard to get them into contact, like... it was difficult to develop reasons to bring them together in a situation. Well, this problem is fixed!
The intresting thing is, actually everything is the same. The same scenes, almost the same dialogues, only order changed. And for the characters, well, there are no nw characters. I just gave some of them a little more personality... But, wow! It's a whole new story now!



Willet
Nothing new from my point of view :3
But on tumblr is an awesome willet blog! And there is a lot of new fanart lately! That makes me very happy.
I still have lots of material - but only for the Team Future saga, which - let's be honest - most of people are sick of. Also, the other fanfics out there are brilliantly written and developed, that I'm too ashamed to post anything so ridiculous like TF. Seriously, TF The Halloween Adventure was pure crap from style and language. 

Jul. 29th, 2011

Long time ^^

Oh damn, just saw that I didn't upload this in a while ^^

Well, nothing happened. It was examphase, which I mastered perfectly! I'm a little sad about the 1,7 in Logic (1 is the best, 5 the worst), BUT it's still okay.

Right now I'm still trying to finish a 15 pages essay... that I didn't even start writing. Deadline is friday next week - omg! Only 7 days left! O__O
I spend the last days with reeeeeeading.... tons and tons of literature to the topic, realizing that half of the books i got are completely useless, because they focus on another time -like, 100 years later than the time I need XD it's so annoying that it's funny again.

So, I live and breath nothing but german Drama aroung 1755, to be more explicit: Miss Sara Sampson by Lessing. *sigh*
I only work at night because I have a really annoying constuction site infornt of my house (AGAIN!!!) that won't let me work during the da... it's just too loud.
So, today's early moring I was really depressed about the fact, that all scientists pick on this one character, Marwood. Nobody understands her... They all say she's pure evil, but I see a frustrated, desperate lady, that has nothing to lose anymore.

Yeeeeah.... that's a good base for an essay. I just say all the exparts are wrong. ^^

In 2 weeks I leave for 3 weeks! I'm gonna be camping with my boyfriend in the Netherlands and Belgium (maybe). And after that I'm in Indonesia for 4 weeks 8D hehe.
I return right when Uni starts again. sooooo... I guess this semester break I won't have time to write on my original projects again...

Whatever! VACATION! I'M COMING TO YOU SOON!

May. 25th, 2011

The End

It's over. TF is done. After almost 3 years.... yeah. I started in late summer 2008. just so you know.

The chapters aren't online yet - first they need to be checked by Steph, who I had the pleasure to meet in person ^___^

Well, I don't really feel like telling a lot. Probably because the cold I suffer from for 2 months is finally getting really bad, it feels like i'm getting an inflammation of the middle ear. *pain*

I hope to have more time for my own projects, now that TF is finished. But I doubt it. Science is too much work to have a time consuming hobby like writing. Not to mention my other duties.

I think I deserved a reward, for I am the only one who supports my mom, my fantastic grades, my job and my extra work for university... I think I'll make biiig holidays... A friend of mine asked me if I want to join her to Indonesia for 3 weeks. I think I'll do it.

So, I go to bed now... and tomorrow I gonna see my doc... too bad, because I miss a wonderful class then *sigh* the Enlightenment, Emilia Galotti... 
but I'm totally wiped out...


bye bye!

May. 9th, 2011

To another Planet

Osama & Guantanamo.
The US proved it once again. Let's shit on the achievements of humanity all together.
And the worst: nobody cares.

Seriously... suddenly China (censorship) seems very attractive to me. Really...

:no: I want to move to another planet.

Btw, can't we re-insert slavery, while we're at it?

Okay, enough rant. I close with the words of europe's last dictator:
All people are equal before the law. But I'm equaler.
~ Silvio Berlusconi

Apr. 27th, 2011

Almost done!!!

Team Future...

The title sucks sooo much. I wished I had chosen another one back than... almost 3 years ago.
Anyway. I just want to announce that chapter 46 is getting beta checked right now. And how many chaoters are still to come? The last months I could never really answere this question but TODAY I can. It's 3. Two chappies and an Epilogue. And guess what? I'm still not sure about the order!
I really have this wonderful last line that just NEEDS to be the very last line... unfortunately there is this epilogue afterwards... so I thought I change the order and have the 'Epilogue'-chapter first and then the Chapter with the cool final line... But that doesn't make sense either, because of the content.
And no, it doesn't work to just copy the line to the other chapter... the line needs to be where it is! Otherwise the bettersweet moment wouldn't so bittersweet!
It's also one of the oldest scenes of the fanfic... i think I wrote it right at the beginning.

Anyway! So much trouble because if a single line... am I a perfectionist?

When the story is finished, my Boyfriend and my are going to have a wonderful dinner in one of the best restaurants in town. I can't wait! (that's probably why I'm working so fast right now XD)

I want a TF comic... that would be so awesome.

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