Thursday, September 10, 2015

Bad Pearl is My Aesthetic

From Keuang's blog.

Bad!Pearl is probably my favorite fandom Pearl so far.  I love how bad!Pearl is a conversation between the show and us. The first(?) drawing of bad!Pearl was by a storyboarder Lauren Zuke (see below) and it grew all over the fandom.
 Why? Because it's the sort of thing that seems obvious in retrospect. Some of the best fanworks grow from things that are in the text, slightly hidden. Someone who always is on the straight and narrow has little room to deviate without falling off the path.  Bad!Pearl isn't the opposite of Good!Pearl. History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes, and that's what this fan rendition is. A rhyme. Good!Pearl is strict, precise, and always wants to do the right thing. Bad!Pearl is rebellion on tricycle wheels- she wants to do the wrong thing...correctly. Roll up your mom jeans and smoke, Bad!Pearl, this is gonna be a bumpy ride.


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