irritablecerebrum asked: How far should heels in wrestling be allowed to go? I think in some ways that the only way to get real heat nowadays would be to do things that are unacceptable in society. Should a wrestler be allowed to be completely racist or sexist to get heat? He's supposed to be a horrible person, but he's also being broadcast worldwide.
I think there are reasons to have horrible racists, sexists, and other garbage-y people in fiction, but it helps when you make those reasons really good and really sound. I feel like most people use those “traits” as shortcuts to make a character a villain, and that’s pretty shitty. Wrestling is the king of character-building shortcuts via stereotypes and such, so expecting them to handle a tricky subject like that with any amount of subtlety or craft is asking too much of them.
On one hand, wrestling is fun because it’s hacky and shitty around the edges… but when you have an audience that large and children that emulate what they see in those characters, there are probably plenty of lines that wrestling just shouldn’t cross.
VGCW has a sub-division called VGCW Arena, where there’s like a fuck-ton of characters from everywhere… just observe the whole roster.
That’s because there’s 50 of us, and we’re each allowed to pick one male and one female character. We also mix it up with alternate costumes and unlikely tag teams. Oh yeah, and we’ve created a combined total of over three hours of plot, which isn’t part of the show and is just for fun.
Imagine GLaDOS as a GPS though
"Turn left. You monster."
“Oh, you missed your turn. That’s alright. It’s not like I gave you an advanced warning or anything. Oh wait. I did. Three of them.”
“Now I have to recalculate the entire route. Again. By myself.”
“Congratulations. You’ve gotten us so lost even I don’t know where we are.” *slow clap*
like seriously please i want this so much