Ever since the reveal of the ghost dolls for the upcoming Monster High: Haunted line, people in the Monster High tag have been super excited about Vandala Doubloons
They’re all like, “Ooh, Monster High is making disabled characters, they’re including amputees, this is awesome!”
And while yes, this is awesome, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t intentional. I’m guessing that the team behind her design weren’t thinking “Hey, we should come up with a disabled character.” It was probably more like “Hey, she’s gonna be a pirate ghost, right? Let’s give her a peg leg, pirates have those, it’ll be sweet.”
But fuck, all three of the girl ghosts in this line are beautiful, I’mma get all three if I have a job by then and I’ll get rid of the paint on River Styxx’s nose and I’ll be a happy ghost mama.
I think you need to ask yourself why you’re so convinced it wasn’t intentional. Are you that quick to assume that Mattel and the Monster High team, who have done a great job so far of including characters with anxiety disorders (Jane Boolittle) and characters with all different races and nationalities, wouldn’t do a doll that’s canonically disabled? Yes, she’s a pirate. But why are you so quick to try and write it off as nothing? I’m pretty sure they know what it will mean to disabled young people playing with these dolls and I see literally no reason for you to write it off as something unintentional to try and take that joy away from people.
Ughhh If you’re gonna send me hate mail or insult me. Not like this. lol. Did I push the button that hard that I got you typing too furious?
Prince Ivy? seriously? guuuuuuuuuuuurl please!
You slipped and we called you out for it! Deleting your blog was the biggest sign of guilt! Surprisingly your slip also brought out the arrogance and hatred towards the issue of POC and race in this fandom. Defending him and coming after us?
Have a seat child!
This is a bit rushed, but here’s my Chinese Ashlynn. I might go back and make some changes (not to mention finish her shading), but I wanted to get some opinions. Also, if anyone can help me think of a good name for her I’d be grateful.
Whenever someone complains about how it would be “historically inaccurate” to include PoC characters in a Euro-centric story, I want to direct them towards BBC Merlin, where the most important woman in all of Camelot was played by a WoC, there were PoC Knights of the Round Table, and it didn’t hurt a damn thing.
The fun thing about doing a story your own way is that you can switch it up. It doesn’t have to be historically accurate, because to be honest you can only do the same white storyline so many times before it gets contrived and old. This is called artistic license, and it is a beautiful thing.
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look at all of these pretties. LOOK AT THEM! :3
thank youuuu omfg i’m really happy with all of them it’s been AGES since I sat down and really just sketched without finishing things! it’s honestly really nice to do that again. :)
Ah, after a long five weeks of working pretty much all the time, it was nice getting to sit down and relax with some Monster High sketches. ((also my favorite cleo i’ve ever drawn to date))
i like to think that, since holt has a talent for art and music, jackson has a talent for photography and writing
and they help each other with their specific talents, like holt picks out music for jacksons presentations (ones that wont trigger the transformation) and draws jacksons ocs (because jackson totally has ocs)
and jackson takes photographs for holts album covers and single art, and writes lyrics for holts beats (which sholdnt work since jackson isnt listening to the music hes writing for but it always works out somehow)