So… in my newest story coming to episode, I have four main characters. One of them is a transgender female. I need advice on how to move forward with customization for this character. Should I let her be customized or should I not? Or should I do so kind of limited customization?
Probably limited cc. My worry is that readers might make her look masculine TO be transphobic.
I’d say just the eye shape would be un-changeable
NOT that trans woman have to look feminine, it’s that scared people would abuse the power, if that makes sense
When you say this character is a main, do you want people to play as them + themselves in a way (CC) or do you simply just want people to read from the character’s perspective while the character preserves their individuality the way you envisioned them?
Is this character the main character more so than the rest?
The story is told from the perspective all four characters. The reader is gonna read from each character’s perspective. I want this character to retain being a transwoman, but at the same time, I want the readers to have the option to change up her look if they want to. I’m also afraid of people being transphobic too
Yeah I’d just sneakily not give an option to change eye shape and maybe face shape too.
I say you could certainly customize but I would recommend setting up limited customization for it, especially since you’ll want to limit the customization to certain hairstyles and perhaps certain mouth shapes.
I think you should make it full customization. I doubt someone who’s transphobic would read your story anyway, if you want me to be honest. And it also leaves flexibility for people, especially some trans readers, to present the character however they wish. I do know some features that are stereotypically categorize as “masculine” or “feminine” to some people, but i can see them as either way. I would just put a disclosure before customization that that specific character is trans-female and feminine presenting, so people don’t get confused.
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