August 4th, 2005

Illustmaker me

More Remus scar ranting.

I really hate the PoA movie for the introduction of those bloody facial scars on Remus. I hate them. Viscerally and totally irrationally, mainly because unlike most of the other slaughtered movie portrayals, they've caught on. If Remus had scars on his face, Harry would have mentioned them. He talks about his own scar, he talks about Moody's scars, he talks about Bill's new scars. He tells us about Remus's ever-more-gray hair and his prematurely lined face. This isn't a character we don't have descriptions of, and facial scars are a point that Harry tends to note (maybe because he's facially scarred himself). And I have a horrible feeling that JK might pick them up in book 7 because so many people are drawing them, but they drive me up the goddamned wall.

Now, I'm not criticizing the artwork of the people who draw him with scars. There are so many brilliant artists in this fandom that I feel spoiled to watch you all. This is just a tic that's spread like the Black Death, and it drives me crazy. However, if it's a choice between Remus art with scars and no Remus art, I'll bite my lip and ignore the scars. 'Cause even the best artists are drawing with them. I just can't figure out why.

That's all. Just occasional venty-ness.
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