Isn’t it interesting how often the response to criticisms such as the armor bingo card boil down to “but I have to keep using these tired offensive  cliches because creativity”? Are they even listening to themselves? Why not take it as a challenge? “How can I create beautiful and original character designs without falling back on tropes that thousands and thousands of artists have used before me?” Now that would be creative.

Defending your “right” to use offensive tropes in character design (or writing, or whatever your creative endeavor of choice) isn’t “artistic integrity”. It’s laziness.

Yup. This^ Pretty much. Emphasis mine.

Whenever someone uses those arguments I’m all like:


The above reblog belongs with this one and this one, that’s why their mutual subject, creative freedom, gets its own tag now!