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Girls With Guns

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:53 am
by Varda
The night’s broken by frenzied clack-clack-clacking. French Couture Barbie leads the charge, flanked by her lieutenants, Lifeguard Barbie and Olympic Skater Barbie.

And they’re all clutching little pink assault rifles in perfectly manicured hands.

They cover ground on painfully long legs, running on heels and tippy-toes. Long hair snaps like flags. Those eyes never blink, those smiles harden at the corners.

Schoolteacher Barbie floors the Dream Car. Riding shotgun, Astronaut Barbie operates the turret. Wheelchair Barbie lobs grenade after grenade from the periphery.

Stewardess Barbie, old and worn, hops along one-legged with a flamethrower and dares anyone to disrespect her.

Re: Girls With Guns

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:20 am
by strawman
When boys play with dolls. :)

Re: Girls With Guns

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:09 pm
by Varda
strawman wrote:When boys play with dolls. :)
As always, Strawman proves somewhat psychic. :)

Fun story behind this drabble. On Saturday a friend of mine came to visit from Atlanta, and shortly before she left, she asked if she could leave something at my place for a mutual (male) friend to pick up later. I agreed to it, and much to my surprise, she brought in two HUGE (and I do mean HUGE) boxes of Barbies.

This drabble chronicles only a very small part of that illustrious collection.

Re: Girls With Guns

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:37 pm
by DoctorBanzai
An excellent tale, Varda. Following behind a most excellently misleadng title.

I enjoyed this thoroughly but can't help wonder, were the Barbies fighting with G.I. Joe? Kung Fu grips can be dangerous on those skinny little arms.

Re: Girls With Guns

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:54 pm
by Flintknapper
Fun. Why not barbies??? The story makes a strong statement in 100 words (which we all know me I am big into that) and can be interpreted two ways: it can be a boy playing with dolls or a girl playing with guns. it smashes stereotypes.

it also does not have to do with just gender bias but also bias against the handicap.

Re: Girls With Guns

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:01 pm
by strawman
Flintknapper wrote: it also does not have to do with just gender bias but also bias against the handicap.
No doubt these Barbies have been "rode hard and put up wet". This sounds like a combo of Charlie's Angels and Chucky.

Re: Girls With Guns

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:37 pm
by Varda
Flintknapper wrote:Fun. Why not barbies??? The story makes a strong statement in 100 words (which we all know me I am big into that) and can be interpreted two ways: it can be a boy playing with dolls or a girl playing with guns. it smashes stereotypes.

it also does not have to do with just gender bias but also bias against the handicap.
Right-o, my friend! :D
strawman wrote: No doubt these Barbies have been "rode hard and put up wet". This sounds like a combo of Charlie's Angels and Chucky.
O_o :lol: