Characters Fables Discussion

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Candi
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09:38:18 PM Jun 17th 2016
Goldilocks character entry: "* Straw Character: The author, being extremely rightwing, and favouring militant social-Darwinists such as Bigby, lets her represent a completely over the top satire of what he dislikes about feminists, social liberals, socialists, hippies, and other less right-leaning types of people."

I feel this entry speculates too much on the author's political views, which he specifically stated in the introduction to one Fables collection he keeps out of the comic, except for the Israel/Fabletown comparison. It also speculates on what he likes and doesn't like.

Considering the role many strong women play in Fables, as well as the arc with Flycatcher/Ambrose, and other characters and societies shown in the comic, it is also questionable to state that the author 'hates' such people, or is simply using a character archetype -an absolute villain- with a modern twist. Note that early on, Goldilocks shoots one of these strong women -Snow White- through the head for no other reason than she stopped Goldilocks' violent rebellion.

It could be rewritten, but with less venom aimed at the author, and more substantiation of why Goldilocks is a Straw character. Having read the graphic novel collections of the comics, to me she comes across as someone who likes to kill, and uses her political views as justification.
CodenameBravo
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06:57:44 AM Apr 23rd 2014
edited by 195.198.160.125
There was some trouble between me and Bishop999, as he initially made drastic changes to a previously agreed upon compromise showcasing both interpretations of Bigby's character, but I have read through his latest edits and they were mostly okay. I just changed a few key issues that I think are important.
snowviolet
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05:24:07 AM May 24th 2013
Does Frau really qualify for I Hate My Teenage Daughter? I know the witch in the original story adopted Rapunzel, but there's no indication in 1001 Nights of Snowfall that she had that relationship with her. In fact, I gathered that Frau was just being the witch she used to be and locking up Rapunzel for the same reasons she turned Beast into a Beast and Fly into a frog. Because she's a witch who does... witchy things. Not because her kid needed punishing.
CodenameBravo
12:53:16 PM May 24th 2013
Rapunzel called her mother in her Fairest story, and in Totenkinder's backstory the latter cursed Rapunzel after calling her a slutty little girl. I dunno if some other trope would be more appropriate for that?
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