Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Jul 8, 2013.
Try the veal, don't forget to tip your waitress.
Another interesting article:
Great inaugural piece, Mia!
Misa ab iPhono meo est.
So, yeah, ah, Pablo just kinda...responded to Mia's article.
And there, confirmation. Boom goes the dynamite.
Sorry for the double post, but, Vanessa Marshall not only tweeted out the site, but tweeted me and said how much she loved the article I wrote. I wouldn't be surprised if she loved Mia's article as well.
Again: new favorite person.
Awesome job on that article, Mia. All of that seriously needed saying, especially after some of the **** being pulled recently on this forum and in this fandom. Love it. And it's awesome that you managed to coax that out of Pablo finally.
Guys, ForceCast host Eric Geller name-dropped Eleven-ThirtyEight in the latest ForceCast and recommended it to listeners! He then began discussing racial (species) and gender diversity in Star Wars with Justin Bolger and Fangirl Blog's Tricia Barr, specifically Jay Shah's article on "Senseless Sexism in the Galactic Empire." I haven't had the time to listen to all of it as of this moment, but I recommend tuning in. The discussion begins around 20 minutes in or so.
It's pretty exciting that the recent slew of articles on diversity in the GFFA has come tot he attention of the folks at ForceCast, a medium that can really help spread awareness of Eleven-ThirtyEight and its discussions to the greater Star Wars fandom.
Thanks for the heads-up! I believe the latest episode of Tosche Station mentioned us as well, but I haven't heard all of it yet.
It's pretty cool that some of the more casual mediums such as podcasting are starting to pick up on some of the more in-depth analysis that's going on both on these boards and smaller sites like ETE. Very cool to see these kinds of things happening. Taking a more holistic viewpoint of the universal fandom can only be good.
The Heroes On Both Sides article is interesting:
Mia, tumblr is enjoying your work this evening.
Brilliant Work Mia. I like Mandos as a meritocracy where if you are badass enough and smart enough u can climb to the top regardless of gender, species, orientation, etc instead of a bunch of Nordics.
As a noob, can you shed some light on this?
does make a pretty good case for WEG in general and the TTT sourcebooks in particular being some of the better EU material.
What? ****** people were being ****** fans, throwing fits because Rebels dared have POC protagonists and other people were happy to see that. Fandom being fandom and all. So love that Mia put them on blast, called their **** and got Pablo to speak up in confirmation of people's hopes for a multi-racial cast.
Yup. Great to see. I'm very happy that they're confirming these kinds of things, mainly in my eyes for the sake of variety. There's a big social justice thing here, and that's all well and good, but from my POV (and that being a white male) it gets boring just watching white people run around on screen whether animated or live-action. Let's see some different kinds of people running around on there. It strikes me as something that the Star Trek TOS did well, and something that Star Wars has to get cooking on. It doesn't even have to be a big deal, just do it. It makes things interesting.
Man, ableist much?
An argument in favour of More Young Adult SW Stuff:
- maybe something as a successor to the fairly recent Rebel Force series?
You know what I mean!
In all honesty, there's a place for people who are disabled. They can even be relegated to simply rolling or hovering around. Most of the time though, they're simply the hacker character who's helping the more able-bodied heroes from afar.
Sly Cooper is one of my favorite video game series, and after the turtle characters is crippled by the villain, he becomes a wheelchair bound hero. It doesn't stop him from being a hero, and indeed the wheelchair becomes a very cool component for him. Plus, one of my best friends is disabled! (That's actually the truth, lol as bad as it sounds).
But essentially, you know what I mean. Any summer blockbuster movie, any big TV show etc is going to have some form of characters running around on screen. Most of ANH is essentially the big three plus Chewie running around the Death Star. It's just going to happen.
I hate the minefield or words I bumble around in.
No, I was just messing with you. Hence the
EDIT: actually, let's take this to Diversity.
From the TCW thread...
Thanks for reminding me--you kinda inspired this, anakinfan.
ETE will have to do a write-up of these Yoda episodes of TCW if everything I'm hearing about them is true.
They really seem to be the perfect episodes.