LETS GET ITTTTTTTTT--
What's on your mind?
Because a fandom user (Vespera is Future me) commented on my blog post and brought it up here aaaand i cannot stop thinking about it
Tw: ...the title basically, toxic gender stereotypes in all, brief mention of cheating
So uh. kotlc. has a lot of toxic gender stereotypes
I'm not sure if sexist is the right word for them, but Shannon seems to have included a lottt of toxic masculinity and feminity in the elvin world. There are a lot of gender stereotypes in the books which are just. accepted. as if its normal and okay. which it isn't.
Which I doubt Shannon did on purpose ofc. But like, they're still there. And they're very annoying tbh, like what happened to the elves having conquered sexism and toxic stereotypes, huh shannon?
And yes, I know nbi people exist, but since shannon pointedly refuses to acknowledge our existence in the elvin world, I'm not gonna mention them much so--
Um. I'm just gonna c/p what Vespera is Future me said, and add on a bit--
Our main character Sophie hates dresses and believes herself to be ‘unlike’ other girls as shown in book 1 when Sophie asks when she’d become one of those silly girls.
hhh i hate that "i'M nOt LiKe OtHeR gIrLs" thing, it's stupid and generalized girls. a lot. And I hate how shannon wrote the "silly girls" thing idk it just rubbed me the wrong way gaykjhgvflkjhgfgh like its totally valid if sophie doesn't like dresses, but the "nOt LiKe OtHeR gIrLs" thing was unnecessary
The girls are almost always softer and more forgiving and than the boys, Such as Linh being the soft one, Edaline being the one easily shattered, and Biana wanting to forgive Alvar.
Mhm... literally every time, its the girl in the situation being more "fragile" and "soft" and "sweet" while the boy gets mad or upset or brash. And like obviously sometimes those stereotypes are true, but every. single. time. why--
Fitz and Keefe are portrayed with muscles, but Shannon never once mentioned Biana having muscles, instead in Nightfall she implied that they did not have muscles by saying that All they’d need was the muscles…;the girls are a lot of the time skinny and are described to look like fairy princesses
E x a c t l y. The boys are tall and strong and muscled while the girls are small and skinny. Our one tall girl, stina, was heavily implied to be unattractive, plus y'know, she was the "bad guy" for most of the series
I want my fat biana or muscled linhhh please shannonnn gaykjhgfdfghjkl
Our main character literally only cares to hang out with boys. She never really asks to come over to a girls house unless she needs something. Sophie ignores all of her female friends.
And like its totally fine if Sophie depends on Fitz and Keefe, but its always them. Every time there's a female lead, she depends on boys a lottt. and I just wish sophie would turn to Biana or Linh or stina sometimes, you know?
Keefe was idolizing Alvar for having three girlfriends, and I’m sure that Sophie wasn’t the least bit bothered by that.
Sigh. That was one thing I'm still upset about. Shannon wrote it to seem like Alvar was cheating on 3 different people at once, and then everyone literally brushed it aside, other than della who everyone conveniently ignored. Cheating is. never okay. Ever.
And i choose to believe it was polyam, but the thing is Shannon led us to believe it was cheating and so many people already confuse polyam with cheating. Several times I've seen people say polyam ships cant happen "bEcAuSe ThAt'S cHeAtInG" and honestly its pretty hurtful because... just search up what polyam is before you make those assumptions. google, or whatever search engine you use, is probably free.
And if this is polyam its really bad rep with the way shannon led us to believe it was cheating. So uh, Shannon if you try to pass this off as polyam rep, its a bit too late
But anygays, this... just really wasn't okay. And I wish shannon took the time to highlight how cheating is wrong, but instead she wrote Keefe to laugh and she made it seem like cheating is perfectly fine. And I honestly hate that so much
Plus. lets not forget how elves have these toxic gender roles when it comes to clothing.
Every single girl must wear a dress or skirt and leggings. Every single boy will wear a tunic, suit, jerkin, etc
And if you don't want to? Well too bad, you have to. no matter how uncomfortable it makes you!!
What happened to "the elves have surpassed sexism and gender roles" huh?
Its annoying, shannon i wanna see the girls wearing a suit (Biana. in. a. suit.) or the boys wearing a dress (where's my keefitz in a dress--) and tam with eyeliner pLEASE--
...if anyone ever draws biana or linh in a suit or the boys in dress or anything like that, you better show me-- /hj
hhh keefe with eyeshadow though
And muscled linh I'm gay--
...idk where the heck this went it was supposed to be an ~official~ rant and,,, there's this gayjhgfdsfghjk
I wish there was a cute boy who lived across from my bedroom window so we could like talk from our windows like sophie and keefe in neverseen.
But there's not.
I'm Making a Role-Play that is Keeper of the lost cities themed!
You can be an elf (Not one that exists in the world of the lost cities), troll, Gnome, Ogre, Troll, Dwarf, or goblin!
Like I said Earlier, Please create an original character!
Ability (2 at most):
Neverseen, Blackswan, or none:
Siblings(4 at most):
Example of Form:
Name: Lilah Neft
Gender: Female (Can be Male, Female, or non-binary)
Ability (2 at most): Hydrokinetic, Enchancer.
Neverseen, Blackswan, or none: Blackswan
Siblings(4 at most): 2 Brothers, ages 5 and 8
How Lilah Looks:
(THIS IS NOT MY ARTWORK.)
Lilah Neft, Female, BS - Me! (@ThatoneactorthatlovesKotlc)
Willow Evergreen, Female, BS- @Pxstel.fairy
Dove, Female, NS- @AmazingNeonDragon
Tsunami, Female, BS- @Evergold
Kassie Atwell, Female, NS- @Kotlc4everGirl
Keilesh Shuwan Male, None- @CrazyFangirlNumber1
Mave Plyno, Female, NS - @GlitterButtTheQueen
Jayden Omaria Male, BS- @Shipment Team Foster-Keefe
Ruby Park, Female, BS- @ARMYandBLINK11
Emerald, Female, None- @Tam and Linh Linh
Silver Kashi, Female, NS- @Varian'sSister
-No inappropriate language.
-Be kind!! Please!!
-I will not save any spots.
-Have fun!! :D
This will close at 5:00 Today, Eastern Time. (Jan. 20, 2021)
PLEASE DON'T HATE ME
*transforms and flies away*
Type it down in the comments!!! Please try to remain being respectful of other's opinions. Here is my response:
Oh boy, there are a few characters that I absolutely despise, but I mostly keep them to myself to not trigger anyone. So feel free to stop reading if you're scared my response is gonna make you mad or offended:
Ok, it's probably Lady Gisela
Reason being? Idk why, but I always end up hating smart manipulative villains. I have no love for characters who abuse and ruin the lives of my favorite characters. Seriously, she needs to get what's coming for her. Go kick her butt, Sophie!!!!! :)
Ok that got a little out of hand. But anyways, keep your eye out for tomorrow's post!! :)
You know, the times when a dude hugs his best friend and cradles him. That's sooooooooo straight.
H o w d o e s a n y b o d y t h i n k T i e r g a n i s n o t g a y?
If you needed it. Even if you didn't, it's just a reminder. Love you <3
My friend sent me this. I don't know what it is...., help?
88 Votes in Poll
Just a quick sketch I tried this morning... Marty and Watson are the real underrated characters of the series.
Any advice/constructive criticism you have for me would be great!
(it's kinda fuzzy because I had to zoom in so far... I have a bad habit of drawing really small in the corner of the page XD)
Heres the idea
This is similar to the compliment thread I guess, but just ping somebody and list adjectives or words that describe that person/have some significance.
I literally have no idea where to start but I guess—
(I’m just listing from memory—)
@SencenGirl123 Kind, supportive, live chat (;-;), friendddd, ....K-Pop
@ItsTheRoadtoDawn83 ant, rat, hat, bat, pat, habitat, live chat, gnat, fluffy doggggggg, friend, iNaCtIvE
@Moonlark13 funnnyyyyy, crazy (in a good way)
@Totalkeephieshipper enigmaaaaa, *cough* Noble Academy/Not So Noble, d a r k h u m o r, funnyyyy
@MidnightMoonlark agreeable, book covers (lol), Fanfictions and Stories Wikiiiiii
@LovelyLeah live chattttt, cHuNkY cHuLdReN wItH cHuNkY eYeLasHeS
@102605K rant, pRoFeSsIoNaL, polite, respectful
@TheRealSophieFoster13 oblivious *cough*, sOkEeFe, roleplaying
@The Empress of Multishipping safffffffff
@Aura.the.black.moonlark Alleywayyyyyyyyyyy, funny, creative
@Frenchwritermelon love=torture, watermelons, waffle makers
@Everybody else (I’ll slowly add more people to the main post but I don’t really remember very many usernames— (sorryyyyyy))
You go to camp half blood and you are the kids of the seven half bloods + others
No being a Mary Sue
Please read the whole part about your character
Di Angelo-Solace kids
Form (I know it says it up at the top, this is so I know you read everything)
Name Lyra Grace
Personality Very happy around people she loves, otherwise a bit shy, she won’t approach you but if you approach her she will be very nice
Appearance see picture, she doesn’t really care about how she looks, she mostly just wears a camp half blood shirt and jeans, she either puts her hair up in a messy braid or just leave sit down
Parents Jason And Piper Grace
Powers Air, Flight, she radiates beauty
Shipping Sure, with Cast Jackson
Love life: Cast Jackson is her boyfriend
Alicorns are silver, and they don't have twins. That is the universal rule. But for Greyfell, Silveny and their three children, rules mean nothing. Luna and Wynn are twins, and Nebula is an Onyx alicorn. The elves know nothing of alicorns, (Password: Bluetip) believing there are only five left. But the family stumble across a kingdom of alicorns, who welcome them home, and all discover they have a lot more to learn about their own beautiful, mysterious and elusive species.
No swearing of any kind there are young alicorns about!
(Note: this is set in the future when Nebula, Luna and Wynn are teens)
Don't hate people
All the usual rules
Luna: @Lunadippedinmoonlight if you want, sister friend!
Wynn: @WynnForTheWin if you want, brother friend!
Silveny: @GlitterButtTheQueen if you want, mama
Greyfell: @Greyfell Alicorn
Renn (Male): @Keefeismyhusband
Nyllox (Female): @Pandalove13571
Arla (girlflux): saved- @LovelyLadyLavender
Uimn (male/non-binary): @Tsuki's Strange Mango
Nori (gendrfae): @MiniSnuggles
Shipping/Orientation: yes, pan male/non-binary preference
Personality: Very two sided, can be sweet and can be irritable, hopeless at social situations due to isolation.
Backstory: go read KotLC
30 Votes in Poll
1. write upper and lower case letters A-Z and digits 0-9
2. write your username
3. write the sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”
4. write a quote and/or song lyrics
5. tag some people by writing their usernames on the paper
6. take a photo, and reply to the post! (oh, and ping the people you tagged on the paper)
Anybody can do it, not just the people I tagged. Also, this was from tumblr, I can do more things like this if anyone wants me to-
@anyone else who wants to do it!
Please ensure you have good grammar, peeps.
You're a hero. A hero from the olden times. But you don't remember. Your soul has been separated into two parts, consciousness and memory. You're the consciousness, and your memory is stuck on an island, inside a painting. You're invited on a trip there for your 16th birthday. And the moment you step on, everything feels wrong. There are traps and shadows and monsters, and you feel attracted to a house deep inside the forest...
There is a part two, but we'll see if we get there.
Rules: google/search your name + your favorite color + the word ‘aesthetic’. take the first four (non collage) photos and viola you have your aesthetic moodboard! then tag your friends and moots to join.
Anybody can do this, whether they’re tagged or not :D
[Now we all know or at least most of us know that KotLC has little to no diversity and is very stereotypical. How? Well let me start with Sophie.]
[please note I took inspiration from this post-https://lost-cities-keeper.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000000280248/r/4400000000002091935]
[how she is very stereotypical and Mary-sue-ish and generally a bad character]
She complains about not liking dresses and ‘not being like other girls’
She thinks about how she became one of those ‘silly girls’ who is obsessed with boys
She is blond and described as short and skinny, and you can also see this in the official art for all the books especially Unlocked.
She spends all her time with the male characters and very very rarely if never invites any females over.
She is the main character and has had experiments done on her to make her ‘special’ and seems to get abilities right when she needs them
She is good at everything new she tries such as; splotches, outward channeling and throwing stars where she gets it down easily or is automatically good at it
She is completely oblivious which encourages the love triangle to continue and clog up the entire plot and causes her never to have any time with anyone but them for the most part.
She only lets her friends help her if they force her, especially Biana, linh, marella etc
She only wanted Maruca to help them when she figured out her ability.
She plays what I like to call the weak hero. She tends to get emotional and it’s super hard for her but she of coarse ends up saving everyone ‘just in time.’
She never ‘wins’. If the black swan has given her all these incredible abilities to make her ‘better’ than everyone else and she still hasn’t won and it can get annoying.
Her name in general is very Mary-sue-ish
I think you get the point so I’m going to move on
Now that I’ve roasted Sophie I’m going to tell you some ways Shannon could have made the series so much better.
Sophie could have not been as ‘special’ as the Black Swan supposedly made her
Making the MC (Sophie) not the ‘special’ character or the one who is different.
Muscular Linh. I dare you to fight me on this-
I think their abilities tend to form their personalities and maybe change up a few of these. I think Stina is fine and Wylie and Marcua and Marella lol
Have someone other than Sophie find Silveny and form a strong bond because it’s just super Disney princess vibes of the main female finds a magical animal...
Keep iggy. Iggy is perfection.
Form a strong bond with the girls (sophie, marella, linh, Biana etc)
Change it up and make Biana the one that gets angry and bashing when she’s mad because her being a fragile beauty like the rest of the females is so so so toxic and stereotypical
The vackers be POC
More diversity such as skin colors, races, orientation etc
No more fragile and skinny and perfect Oralie
Edaline needs to be fierce not the fragile beauty Shannon writes her as
Tam = trans
Prentice and Tiergran are gay dads
Sophie should be Latina
Any more? Comment and I’ll add it if you want :p