Firstly, I respect your opinion for not liking Dragon Age Redemption as I can understand why but you’re disliking it for reasons that I cannot comprehend.
Secondly, by your logic anyone who shows any sort of cleavage is showing a lack of self respect. She’s a confident, strong woman who is comfortable with her body. She can show cleavage if she wants and, in this day and age, the amount of cleavage she does show is perfectly normal. I don’t see how she “expose cleavages at every given opportunity”.
Thirdly, I don’t see how there is any correlation between a good-looking woman beating someone not good-looking (by your standards) man in a fight and low-self esteem in women. Shouldn’t a women winning a fight against a man show the exact opposite?
Lastly, I find the comments she makes quite humorous.
Also, they did use make-up on The Guild and how can you complain about this and not the music video for The Guild “Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?”
Hello there, thank you for taking the time to write a respectful & well written reply to my not-so respectful (I admit I can be harsh sometimes) remarks. Oh, this ain’t sarcastic, I’m actually grateful you didn’t just tell me I was an idiot without saying why you’d think so.
I understand how my views can appear to be drastic & exaggerated, because in a way, you know, what’s wrong with colours & skin? Nothing, really. We all have skin and we can all enjoy feeling pretty by covering our faces with over-marketed products. Heck I used to wear make-up and waste over 45 minutes on my appearance every goddamn morning, and I’m a man.
What frustrates me is not just Felicia Day. It’s every single Hollywood production and everyone basing their tastes & creations on them. Dragon age is like that. The film industry has turned us all into superficial & vain bastards; we’re so much used to see people on screens that have been taken care of by professional make-up artists & hairstylists before every shot they take that our own perceptions of beauty are slowly but surely being altered. Men & women on adverts, in movies, in music videos, they all look their “best”; and looking their best nowadays inevitably means being covered in make-up and quite often being modified through computer softwares.
It may seem benign, and I’d understand why you’d think so if you don’t try to look beyond the screen. Something like “Yeah, okay, super stars look good, and I like to look at them because they’re pretty” sounds fine, but take an entire generation of kids growing up staring at modified super-stars for all their lives, envying them, craving to be just like them; and what do you get? You get today’s society. Young boys an girls spending tons of money & time on their appearance instead of trying to work on their personalities, people judging each other sorely on appearances, married fathers with pictures of half-naked stars on their computer’s screensavers, “musicians” that are only popular because they’ve exposed themselves, or are cute… etc.
Now about the cleavage, I know my opinion appears to be a one-way and I’d just hate every single woman exposing any, but that’s not quite true either. What I don’t like is that most if not every “strong” woman in movies, TV shows and even video games are like that. You rarely see any female ‘main character’ that isn’t a “top-model” showing as much skin as possible all the time, as if one depended on the other. The short & pudgy girl who’s trying to succeed in life cannot relate to these “strong” women on TV, because she doesn’t have their body. It makes her feel like she can’t be a main character, like she’ll have to be an extra all of her life. You think I exaggerate? That I’m paranoid? I’ve come across tons of people with self-esteem problems which are partially if not entirely caused by stuff like that. And that includes myself. (Hence why I liked The Guild) One of the extreme examples is one of my own close friends who literally gave up on ever being loved because she hates the way she looks & believes nobody could ever love her for who she is. There’s also tons of people who wouldn’t dare stepping out of their home without wearing any make-up. How messed up is that?
And I’d like to repeat it, it’s not Felicia Day I loathe per say, I’m just terribly disappointed that she’s accepted to be part of this while I believed she had at least some standards. It’s cool that she’s a woman and beats men up, yay, but she could have done it with a covered chest too, while looking fatigued and slightly dirtied up. It would have been much better.
Now about “Do you want to date my avatar?”, I actually always looked at it as a parody of pop-music videos. Put simply, I like to believe they’re mocking the genre, but I may be wrong too.
Well! That was a nice way to start a day :)
Thank you for writing, I hope I explained myself properly. I don’t mean to offend anybody even though I know I do, but sometimes poking people with a pointy stick is the only way to make a point.