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There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.

I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.

Ewwww.

From the linked article: “But lest people think that it’s all bad news, we were able to see an increase in the percentage of female characters in family films such that, if we add female characters at the rate we have been for the past 20 years, we will achieve parity in 700 years.

And

DAVIS: My theory is that since all anybody has seen, when they are growing up, is this big imbalance - that the movies that they’ve watched are about, let’s say, 5 to 1, as far as female presence is concerned - that’s what starts to look normal. And let’s think about - in different segments of society, 17 percent of cardiac surgeons are women; 17 percent of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

LYDEN: I wonder what the impact is of all of this lack of female representation.

DAVIS: We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study, where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17 percent women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33 percent women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

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As much as I hate the show….

The “Name Game” dance number is actually brilliant.  

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If you want to know about the demon hierarchy:

Lorien, the God of the Fallen Viles, grows complacent in his job when he learns that Minja, Goddess of Continuation, has set up her many Moralities (machinations that allow her to retire from her role as God, such as the Deist’s understanding of God.)

Lorien’s demons, which are comprised of the oldest souls that have created acts of great evil, grow tired of his unwillingness to corrupt the lives of those that still walk the world.  Lorien dismisses their complaints as his power far outranks theirs, yet in masses, his demons show up and murder him.

The demon that lands the final blow, named Broncov, reaps his powers and becomes the new King of the Demons; however, something interesting happens.  This demon fears that the same thing will happen to him as to what just befell his king, and so, he becomes kind to his followers.  He listens to what they want, and he allows them to do as they wish, and they love him, yet he becomes complacent in his job, and his wishes end up helping the people that still walk the world.  Eventually, his followers murder him the same way they killed Lorien.  Something amazing happens though….  Broncov, who in many ways helped to organize the demons, make their lives better, and thus distract them from actually hurting humans, is risen to Mordien (Heaven) because of his deeds.

The demons see his redemtion, and the demon that reaps his power, decides to try to better the lives of his demon followers as well, and thus creates an endless cycle of demons murdering their ruler, and their ruler actually making their demons more polite, reasonable, and good.  Demons still hunt and corrupt, as it is their jobs, but when they meet those they are not destined to hurt, they remain helpful, courteous, and down right interested in the lives they come in contact with.  This new way of life excites the demons in a bizarre way.  They want nothing more than to corrupt, but they gain a sense of purpose when they don’t corrupt, as they see it is a means to a possible heaven.  The Demons have refused this knowledge to humans though, and thus, humans have remained forever terrified of those that inhabit below them.

This occurs for years, until finally, the newest Demon King, named Sorel, decides to take over the mansion of Henrik MonClair.

This is the start of the story, and this is the small history of the Demon Hierarchy, and how the world fears being chosen by the demons, and how the demons continue to hold power over those much weaker than themselves.

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So, I’m planning a Young Adult Novel right now.

It’s about a young, asexual girl who has to save her family from a band of demons that have taken over her house.  Using some of the talents she picked up from her many family members, she decides she is the only one that can do anything to stop what’s happening.

She seeks help from a priest (who was kicked out of the clergy because he was known to pervert dark magic to make it holy, because he talked to demons, and because he may or may not have had a few women and men as his lovers).  

The two of them find ways to bribe the demons more so than fight them as they try to save her family from the horrors that have taken over the house; however, when they meet the king of demons, they learn a great deal about the way the demon heirarchy works, and who the true mastermind of this plot is.

I like the idea, and I’m making maps, and notes as we speak.

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So, I really love the movie Maverick…

Like, Jodie Foster is awesome, and even though Mel Gibson is a shit, his earlier work is pretty good, and James Garner just makes me happy.

Also, the representation of American Indians (as I’m not sure their actual tribe name is mentioned), in my opinion (which could be totally wrong, so let me know), is actually pretty good.  At least the main American Indian represented is played by an actual American Indian which is more than can be said for the likes of other big name films these days.  Also, their attitude of, “we kinda just wish white people would leave us alone, or respect us a little more,” is so perfect.  Joseph is hilarious and highly critical of the racism that his tribe clearly receives.

The action is fun, the poker is fun, the cast is fun.  I don’t know.  I like this movie.