Tenshi Nova wrote:@sinistra-sundown
idk about you, but ik a lot of Asian children like that, giving Asian as a example because I have many Chinese cousins as reference. I'd say about a third of my cousins act reserved and only pushes for what they want when they're in front of people more accepting of them, like when she was pinned down with Junior. The only difference between them would be their level of vocabulary.
"Because my cousin is a child and acts like that, acting like that means being child like" isn't a very good argument. I'm pretty sure your cousin doesn't behave that way because (s)he is having such complex feelings. What I'm trying to say is, acting child like isn't about the behaviour itself but what causes it. Take Chi. She has a crush on Mimi and is ignored by her. She doesn't know what a rational response to that situation would be. Therefore, she does things that won't make her situation better but worse, like insulting HIM out of utter frustration or sending Mimi these texts. Because she doesn't understand that this won't help her. She just doesn't know what else she could do.
Tenshi Nova wrote:Not to mention that Minnie was a prodigy, she was treated as such. She grew up in a more matured environment and was pampered to a certain extent. Also showing no fear in situations something much easier to do as a child than it is as an adult.
I can see how this together with the consideration of her superpowers and skills makes the argument "having no fear" invalid, you are right.
Tenshi Nova wrote:As for the PPGD characters, that's your personal opinion,
It isn't my opinion, I said I don't remember a moment where one of the three girls is shown "child like", by the definition I am trying to give you here.
Tenshi Nova wrote:you also need to account for the environment they're in and how it'd affect them. Using a more dramatic example would be to look at the behavior of characters going through a zombie apocalypse, they find different way to cope with different situations.
I like that you brought that up. Are you familiar with The Walking Dead? It contains non grown up characters that act like children. And by that I only mean they act like people with hundrets of hours of less experience, but in the core aren't that different from adults. That is what I'm talking about when I write "child like". Not childish or having a fixed type of behaviour, but only not fully comprehending the world yet.