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Lit Ignorance is Bias: The Diversity Manifesto

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

  1. Stymi

    Stymi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't know...I've been a Dune fan forever...and it would be hard for me to get past, "that guy from Lost who plays Duncan."
     
  2. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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  3. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  4. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Every time that story comes up on my feeds I think, "Maybe this time I can read this without crying." And I'm always wrong.
     
  5. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I saw that story, I think Lin-Manuel Miranda retweeted it. Great stuff.
     
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  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    As did Diego Luna.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  7. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    The followup!
     
  8. jakobitis89

    jakobitis89 Jedi Master star 4

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    It's a bit of a shame that this is kind of a big deal, but at the same time I am glad it's being made into a very good thing (which it absolutely is) in contrast to the minority but disproportionately highly publicised antics of a few morons who tried to organise a boycott of Rogue One because one lead was female and another was a male who was not white.
     
  9. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    If I had one complaint about Rogue One, and it's a minor quibble, I wish we would have gotten at least a glimpse, or a mention of Rae Sloane or seen Imperials of different ethnicities, or even female Imperial officers. They wouldn't necessarily have to be in the Death Star scenes, but they could have been on any of the Star Destroyers during the Battle of Scarif.
     
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  10. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    I don't think Jello will mind me posting this here from the Rebels thread.
     
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  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    And I'll note that Sabine and Aphra are definitely, definitely Asian in this game's non-cartoon art style.

    So there.

    [​IMG]


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  12. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Honestly it's not terribly ambiguous in the art from the media they're native too, either...people are just terrible...
     
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  13. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, I mean I can't understand anyone being confused for even a single second but well. One thing I've learned this year is not to overestimate people. :p
     
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  14. BobaMatt

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  15. JediFreac

    JediFreac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't think I've ever met a human being whose eyes slant down that steeply but okay I'll take it.

    Anyone read Star Wars #19 regarding Doctor Aphra, btw?
     
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  16. Darth Basin

    Darth Basin Jedi Master star 5

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    I agree. Once again all the Imperial Officers apparently come from the same city.
     
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  17. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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  18. BobaMatt

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    In honor of Michael K Williams being cast in Han Solo, this amazing clip.
     
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  19. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Part of me hopes Michael K. Williams is playing Lando's like brother or uncle and part of me recoils at the idea.
     
  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I felt the same way about Thandie Newton being Mama Calrissian. But now I want her to be an Imp.
     
  21. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Thandie Newton is much too young to be Mama Calrissian. They wouldn't do that.

    I hope.
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    what if.... what if Lando is an Imp
     
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  23. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    She has more years on Donald Glover than Winona Ryder had on Zach Quinto playing his mama in Star Trek '09.
     
  24. BobaMatt

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    Hollywood is terrible.
     
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  25. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I mean, she's 44--we don't know when exactly the movie is set (or how old Lando is for that matter) but Glover could easily play him at around 25, which is in a plausible range to be Newton's child. Anyway, I only wanted that for like three minutes before I had a better idea. [face_dunno]
     
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