The Who Wants to Create a Superheroine contest announcement has been making waves.
TGCVersion2Point0 wonders at his ability to write a female character:
I do have to wonder if I have what it takes to create a female character that’s not a cliche and/or a completely unrealistic male fanboy representation of a woman. I guess I’ll find out. In the past when I write, my female characters tend to have that Farrelly Brothers syndrome, that being that they are a little too perfect and flawless. Either that or they are the most flawed characters in the story. One or the other. I do tend to have an issue with creating a strong but realistic female character. I wonder if that is because I am male and don’t really understand the female pysche or if it’s because I have issues with women.
While our own Lisa Fortuner is cautiously optimistic:
I see two downsides to submitting: 1) They could reject my idea. 2) They could accept my idea and let everyone know how stupid it is.
The upside is that whatever I can come up with will NOT be the dumbest thing on the pile.
(And that if it is, only I and the Shadowline editor will see it.)
Livejournalist heykidzcomix has doubts about the results of the contest:
I wonder how much actual female response they’ll get from it. One suspects not all that much.
So what do you think?