TV Tropes Org

Forums

search forum titles
google site search
Total posts: [11]
1

Having Fun With The Bechdel Test:

 1 Sand Josieph, Fri, 18th Mar '11 12:46:31 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday
Bigonkers! is Magic
So, what are some ways to have discussions of romance while at the same time passing the test?
♥♥II'GSJQGDvhhMKOmXunSrogZliLHGKVMhGVmNhBzGUPiXLYki'GRQhBITqQrrOIJKNWiXKO♥♥
Easy, just make it a lesbian romance. Or with one of your squids. Squids don't have gender, do they?

Or you could have two women talk about the romance in general, focusing on what they do, feel etc.

EDIT: Holy crap, squids are male!

[down]But... that's cheating!

edited 18th Mar '11 12:58:07 PM by Dealan

 3 Mr AHR, Fri, 18th Mar '11 12:55:35 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Or have more than one conversation. It's not that hard.
 4 chihuahua 0, Fri, 18th Mar '11 12:58:57 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Do MTF Transsexuals count as females in relation to the test?
 5 nrjxll, Fri, 18th Mar '11 1:00:38 PM Relationship Status: Not war
[up][up]That sums up my opinion on the subject pretty well, so all I'm going to say now is that this

Holy crap, squids are male!

is one of the best sentences I've read on the internet today. Especially out of context.

edited 18th Mar '11 1:01:09 PM by nrjxll

 6 chihuahua 0, Fri, 18th Mar '11 1:04:38 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] Agree.

I'm asking the question above because there is a webcomic called Rain with a MTF main character. If she is considered female, the series would pass in about the forth or fifth strip, but if she is considered male, well...
 7 Major Tom, Fri, 18th Mar '11 1:49:42 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
So, what are some ways to have discussions of romance while at the same time passing the test?

Talk about an in-story movie or show that has the subject.
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
Mate Griffon To Mare
Talk about the characters' philosophical attitudes toward love, and make the men/women they're currently in love with secondary in the conversation.
"All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice." — Joseph De Maistre.
 9 chihuahua 0, Sat, 19th Mar '11 9:17:06 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
It's easy, mmkay?
What about an ambiguous FTM? I say ambiguous because the character in question is never explicitly stated to be FTM, but they are shown to be biologically female, while generally "acting" very masculine (and being played by a male actor). If they count as female the story passes the Bechdel Test, if not, the story does not pass.
At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff...
[up][up]&[up] This test is so general stuff that I think you should just consider transexuals as the gender they changed to. But we're kind of overthinking this.

The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
Total posts: 11
1


TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy