Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 2, 2012.
You humans are all racist.
Only Sith deal in absolutes.
You are lucky you didn't say "They all taste the same to me."
NEW art here...
Yaru Korsin and diversity... I think, a good sign, what do you say? also great other new art in there... new cute redhead..
Indeed. In Star Wars, there are also pale white guys with red hair!
Meh, not wild about Korsin. Not from a diversity standpoint; he just doesn't look like I'd pictured him.
too young for my taste and different than I pictured him (Saw him more like Rahm Kota f.e. in looks!)
but he looks more nonwhite than other characters so far.. could be could be hope
Still five out of six very white people.
I saw him as Bill Pullman in Independence Day.
my perfect Korsin was more like the good looking version of Rumplestiltskin from Once upon a Time tv series.
but Coop... mostly we talk males here. how do you picture the females of the EU? and which would you see as non-white f.e. and how then? curious cause I got very definite looks for my favourite EU women.
Does the search feature work that that site for anyone? Cause every word I typed in doesn't come up. Including "Darth", "Sith", "Luke", and "Jedi".
There's really not that many pages in there - just skim it.
Ceiran - like I said in the temp thread, I honestly don't visualize human characters at all 90% of the time. That I had a mental image of Korsin at all speaks mostly to JJM's writing. Off the top of my head, I do remember seeing Jos Vondar as Alan Alda (obviously) and Darsha Assant as Leelee Sobieski (which beats the hell out of what we got).
Don't have a facebook, but awesome, Coop - let us know how it goes!
As to the shoehorning, the reason I'm mostly suspicious of that argument is that it always seems to disproportionately stack the deck. A male character casually mentioning his wife's family causing him stress, not as part of the plot but just as background texture in a scene, is just that - background texture. A male character casually mentioning his husband's family causing him stress is automatically seen as a deliberate attempt to be diverse, and thus, if it doesn't have direct plot relevance, is "shoehorned".
But honestly, who cares if it's deliberate? Everything in a story is deliberate!
So I appreciate what they're saying about that, but part of me also thinks it's an easy out. Characters who aren't confirmed as straight don't exist in a state of orientational limbo. Or rather, strictly they may, but practically, as the thread title says, ignorance is bias. A casual confirmation of sexual preference isn't going to destroy the story with its shoehorned irrelevance, but could do a LOT for addressing the issues this thread exists to address.
So kriffing well start shoehorning in references to remind people that your universe is vast, LFL!
Over twenty-four hours and zero official response to my Facebook post, which I was specifically invited to put there. I get the impression Jennifer has a lot on her plate, but it's starting to feel like they're either disregarding it, or passing it up the food chain.
Given their track record, I know what I'd put my money on.
One guy responded. But still, their FB page isn't exactly the best place to post things because of the format. I myself hardly ever bother checking what other people write there, since it's usually either high praise for a book or books or some question that no one ever bothers to answer.
So unfortunately, post like yours, CooperTFN, get lost among all the fluff.
If anyone else wanted to chime in with their support, now might be a good time.
From the Reader's Companion:
Feel any better?
Seen it. It's better, but she still seems too old.
...Oooookay, is that supposed to be Darsha, or the Dark Woman? Because it's hard to tell.
And I've added my voice in support on Facebook.
Just posted on the Facebook page. Hopefully the post will get an answer if it generates some noise. Still, as Todd the Jedi said, a self-post on the Facebook wall is not the best way to get noticed. I comment on the page fairly frequently, but had never even thought to check what people were posting to it.
Ah yeah Not surprised your post go ignored
I'm not expecting much out of anyone else, but Jennifer told me personally she would respond if I did it this way. It took a bit to hear back the first time I contacted her, so it might just be a while. I refuse to believe she'd outright lie to me.
Maybe not lie, but she is a very busy woman, and might honestly forget about it, especially if diversity is not a huge concern for her.
Maybe give her a friendly reminder at the end of the week? That way you aren't being pushy, but still show that you are serious about follow up to your question?