Black People Need More Hair Options

It's 2017, many games allow you to play as a Black PC, even in the games with longstanding traditions of pallidness. This is significant, being able to finally play as a character that looks like me in Pokemon and Harvest Moon was a childhood dream made a reality but, that doesn't mean that it's all sunshine and roses. I've talked about the ways that these representations of Black folk are inadequate before but, I want to point out one of the larger inadequacies for a moment, mainly, the lack of attention given to hair.

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The Pokemon Company Made a Gender Queer Player Character, so Why Not Go the Extra Mile?

While a, seemingly, tiny point, this conversation actually has some radical implications. For one thing, the PC is never gendered in Magikarp Jump. While initially I thought this may have just been a situation of a character who is always a boy, it's then confirmed that no one in the game really knows. And the PC keeps it that way. When the Man of Mystery asks them, the PC looks annoyed rather than answer. What this points to, is that this playable character is gender Queer. They neither identify or present as a girl or a boy. 

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Review: Magikarp Jump

The Sunfish is arguably the most useless creature on earth. These big-ass fish grow to between 247-1,000 kgs. They are huge with tiny little fins, bad eyesight and small, small, small brains. They are clumsy swimmers who avoid being eaten by most predators by their sheer fucking girth and nothing else. Because of their bad eyesight they literally sometimes swim into things so fast they die. And have been known to get caught in fishing nets quite often and swim right on up to divers. These creatures, also known as Mola Mola, have been the brunt of many jeers over the years.

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