Let's not use this thread to debate. The concept of blackfishing has been laid out in the OP, and we can add a more detailed version as well, but this thread isn't meant to argue the finer details. Discussions around anti-asian racism or other types of racebending don't belong here either.
Guys, we've already discussed the misgendering issue, including input from Nyx. All arguments for either side have been covered over and over again. We're not going to police our users on how to address Rin and to continue the debate counts as infighting.
The first user is right, we don't need updates on all the bandwagon jumpers. Every popular look will be copied. You can make a thread about all kinds of skinwalkers/copycats if you like and post comparisons in there, but it doesn't belong in this thread.
Thank you for summarizing it, and that's really all I meant as well - of course it's not cause to get into legal trouble, I just thought it was stubborn and petty to still use the number when it has no significance other than being the vaguest of callbacks to Mars. I know it's "established" now, but it still rubbed me the wrong way - just let it go already. It's really not that hard to come up with this pseudo-deep bullshit, and their brand is all over the place now anyway, so they might as well come up with new stuff.
Guys, remember that NSFW images need to be spoilered. There's been a ton of barely covered nudes on the past few pages. You also can not use PULL to organize mass reporting sprees. This is a forum for discussion, not intervention.
How does it stop being a reference just because they've used it a lot? The origins don't change even if they try to "reclaim" it. It's not a big deal either way and they probably just don't care enough to try to establish a different number into their "lore", but it's still a reference. I just expected that by now they'd start dropping that kind of thing, but I suppose it's vague enough not to count.