Lost Girl is a show I wish I had known about a year ago. Smart, interesting, and with a very talented cast, it’s an urban fantasy with humans and ‘fey’, which come in different varieties. Most are based in fairytales, legends and urban myths. The main cast includes a succubus, a human, a siren, and a werewolf. Other types of fey have included witch doctors, naga, etc.
Tag Archive for racism
I’ve been so busy this past few weeks. My writing partner has damaged his wrists, so we’ve been taking the time to do things-not-on-computer. Not to mention I’ve been trying to haul ass editing… 4 or 5 different things to publish.
Onto the awesome roundup! There was a lot of stuff I found this week!
Rafael R. Piñero lives in Puerto Rico and is a writer, alum of the University of Puerto Rico and have a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, M.I.
Their favorite genres are science fiction, urban fantasy and high fantasy. They also enjoy games and Harry Potter and can be found on their blog at Neither Here nor There
Memo to all of you who have watched, perhaps in horror or wry amusement, as a certain right wing radio host flounders about like a beached whale.
We are not living in a post-racial or post-feminist world.
Welcome to another blog roundup! A lot of interesting food for thought here. I don’t fully agree with everything linked below, but all links got me thinking, which is the most important thing.
A quick reminder that I guest blogged at Eden Connor’s blog: Women Desire Taboos in Their Erotica
My white privilege post got me thinking about racism, perception, and arguments some people have used when analyzing fiction, especially in regards to there being a right and wrong way to portray a group. My focus, of course, is on fantasy and science fiction, because of the ways that racism will differ in a world where ‘race’ as we know it doesn’t exist, since race in our world is a cultural concept rather than a physical one. In most fantasy and sci-fi, other races have physical, cultural and mental differences that we simply don’t have on Earth.
Racism, colonialism, imperialism… All three are touched on heavily throughout the entire Elder Scrolls series, and when you boil it all down, no side is innocent.
There may be spoilers in here from Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind, and the books by Greg Keyes, though I don’t expect this to be spoiler heavy.
As some of you know, my partner and I are working on a rather large work of fiction set to start releasing today, February 1st, 2012 at The Keep (/end self plug!) It’s set in a custom made world with entirely new races, situations, economies, cultures, the whole shebang.
I’ve been feeling really good about it, about the lore and the story, about the characters, but walking back to work from my lunch today, I realized something.
So far, we have very few human characters, but of those that we do have, less than half could be considered non-Caucasian.
I’m a person that doesn’t believe that sexism or racism should be stripped from games.
I know, I know! But step back and look at it from another perspective. Is it the racism and sexism bothering you? Or is it how it’s handled?
Look at all the books and movies and TV shows that you enjoy, and compare them to the games you enjoy. Now think of the racism or sexism in them. Does it add or detract to the media? Does it serve a purpose? And, I think most importantly, are the characters /aware/ of the sexism and racism of their world?