So, I blitzed through South Park: The Stick of Truth this past weekend. Entertaining game, very funny, and kept me busy through a weekend where I had nothing going on.
The catch is, the game has you make your own character. The maker is very extensive, but doesn't technically allow you to play as a girl. Slight bummer, but I could still make the kid look like me with long hair and cute glasses. Dye all the outfits I give this kid either pink or purple too. Contrary to what other characters in-game were saying, there wasn't a masculine bone on their body.
In fact, because it's the way I think, I just started viewing the kid as a trans girl. It made the most sense to me, with my shy protagonist surrounded by much more outgoing friends who are always misgendering her (hey, been there kid). It made me really attached to this character. It's just funny to me that I had such a bond with a character I made in a South Park game though, of all things. XD
I was actually thinking of a writing a short, cute (perhaps even moving) fancomic depicting my silent protagonist's inner thoughts during actual scenes in the game. But I wanted it to be in my style, and I was just having a really hard time adapting the canon characters like Butters or Cartman to my artstyle (and I have other things I should be drawing). Still, at the very least, I figured I could draw my character in my style - if nothing else but for the cuteness factor. She's decked in the Fairy Princess outfit and tiara I finished the game with, armed with the Sweet Katana. I actually kinda dig how this came out.
And whether you enjoy the original subject matter or not, I hope you at least like the pic. ^_^
you know i had the same problem, my friends always used to bust my chops for playing female characters in D&D and Video games.my Biggest revenge came when halo 3 let you play a girl in multi player i Kicked all their butts super hard. then in one session of d&d i just fireballed the whole room of them for vengeance sake
I'm the same way I always played females in games. When i played wow the longest played character was a female tauran. My friends used to mess with me about playing girls all the time. Mostly accusing me of wanting to be one, funny thing was they were right :). besides the males always look bulky for my tastes.
Yea, I was super bummed out about not being able to play as a girl as well. I ended up only getting it because the game play looked really fun and I figured I could just try to ignore the whole "guy" thing. Had the exact same experience as you, and I find it both hilarious and ironic that, in regards to being trans, a South Park of all things I find myself relating to. The icing on the cake for me was a level late on where all characters have to dress like a girl, and if you have Kyle (I think it was him) in your party he actually asks if this is a permanent thing.
You should have died the dress black! and she should be holding a German longsword instead of a katana! Shame on you, Jocelyn! SHAME ON YOUUUU!
I like my purple dress and Japanese swords, thank you. You be you. I'll be me. ;P
No matter how many times I look at this, it gets me to smile. Truth be told. I'm tempted to copy this onto my phone and use it as a background. I'm playing through the game myself and right from the get go, I've made my little southpark character as feminine as possible, right now all the characters need to do is stop calling me he (yeah not gonna happen) and all will be well.
Well I do prefer Dark Armor, White Hair and a Dark Sword for my Female Character
I think it would be awesome if you wrote from your character's perspective.
Out of curiosity, what name did you try to name her? You know, before Cartman totally ignores it and decides to be an ass the entire game?
South Park is funny because of many reasons, but the excessive use of deconstruction had made this show something annoying. However, I am happy when Cartman is defeated in the show many times.