Lit Ignorance is Bias: The Diversity Manifesto

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Gorefiend Chosen One

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  2. Skaddix Jedi Grand Master

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  3. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    Soooooo... did no one tell them about about the race of warlike religious maniacs into martyrdom and bloodletting ever? I mean, the Vong are such a smorgasbord of unfortunate implications if you look at it from an outside perspecitve that I would be very surprised if there was no controversy of that.
  4. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Not really related to Turkish culture so properly gets a pass. :rolleyes:

    *joins his Lego Jabba in smoking from a Hookah before someone decides to take both of them awayl*
  5. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Were they not inspired by the nasier parts of the Maya and the Aztecs?
  6. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    The set should now on only be available in a black box with a sticker "For Adults Only". And perhaps "Collector's Edition". That would show Lego.
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  10. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    In other news... Zuckuss supports equality.

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    Authors should too.
  11. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    That's not all he supports, is it? ;)
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  12. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Sure, and what's next? Bugs and robots, living together? [face_shame_on_you]
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  13. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Only if a man in a suit can fit inside them.
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  14. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    At least call him by his name ;) Barney Stinson!
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  15. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    But if we go by name both master Kenobi and Jin could be asian

    also why don't she count just because she is a villain?
  16. Gamiel Force Ghost

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  17. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    So this happened. Since I was turned on to Saga here in Lit (pun intended) by @CooperTFN, I thought I'd share.
  18. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I saw that and was briefly blinded by pure disgust, and I haven't read Saga yet. Nothing like big corporations attempting to dictate the moral compass of their consumers.

    What annoys me even more are all the passive aggressive "it's their platform they can do whatteva they want" people. That attitude is not helping; we're not talking about a single person, we're talking about a large corporation that borders on a monopoly. Even disregarding the blatant homophobia on display, it's still censorship, and censorship is terrible.
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  19. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    And indiscriminately applied censorship at that. Graphic hetero sex was just fine. :mad:
  20. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Saw that last night; I think I'm more annoyed about having today's issue lightly spoiled. :p

    But really, it is fairly tame by censorship standards--Comixology users can just buy it online instead of from iTunes, to say nothing of the thousand other ways to read it. I'm betting Apple will back down once the shaming has gone on for a bit.

    More importantly-- @instantdeath, go buy this.
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  21. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Hm, I wonder how they would have dealt with the homosexual sex in Vaughn's earlier series, Y: The Last Man. 'Course, that was never very explicit, and I haven't read Saga, so I can't comment on how explicit the sex is or isn't there.

    Gay sex in comics is hardly a new thing, so I tend to think this is either an oversight, and they meant to censor all of the sex (which is still idiotic, IMO), or there's a fairly new editor who is very prejudiced.
  22. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Yes, I do really, really need to read Saga. And Y: The Last Man. Probably Saga first, considering it's shorter and on hiatus.

    In fact, screw it. Ordered the first Saga TPB

    Shouldn't be any. As mentioned, the series has featured explicit heterosexual sex before. No problem. Though it's between two aliens who only look like humans, but I don't know about this case :p

    It wouldn't have anything to do with the editor, since this is strictly an Apple thing. You can still buy the issue practically anywhere else, it's just Apple refuse to sell it in their App store. Of course, from what I understand, you can still buy it at Comixology and sync it to your Apple device... really all they're doing is attempting to make sure a segment of their audience won't see it, which is ridiculously low.

    I have to laugh at all the serious replies about how a kid could accidentally "stumble onto" this comic and be ruined for life [face_tired]
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  23. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Well editor, Apple employee, whatever. And people have been saying that comics are the Devil/a bad influence on kids and other stupid **** for years.
  24. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Pfft, people are over comics. It's all about video games now. They're the real source of corruption in society.
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  25. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    As if there were not enough other reasons to dislike Apple....