Lit Ignorance is Bias: The Diversity Manifesto

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

  1. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    I dunno Han Solo has always been so much of a loner that part of me is really attracted to the idea of there being a couple of Calrissians in this movie for contrast.
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  2. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    my bold
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  3. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    Right, but it's him and Chewie and everyone else is a fool or a cheat.
  4. JediBatman Jedi Knight

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    I'm now imagining Lando and Han as buddies at the Imperial Academy getting up to wacky college hi-jinks.
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  5. MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, he used to have a bigger crew.

    Then Rathtars.
  6. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I can't get my head around Lando having ever gone to the academy.
  7. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Could she be Sloane? I'll admit she doesn't really come across as "Sloane" to me the way I've been imagining her, but she could certainly do the voice. Er. At least the voice in my head.
  8. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    Not sure I can wrap my head around the idea of Lando serving the Empire (Han's jabs about Lando's newfound respectability and responsibility, for example) but I could get behind some kind of cool family business...
  9. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    At that point in the timeline, Sloane would be much younger than Newton.
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  10. Thrawn082 Force Ghost

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    Yeah she's too old for Sloane at this point in the timeline. She'd be great for a post-ROTJ Aftermath Sloane though. However I'd love to see her playing another Imperial officer. It'd address some things that I've wanted to see in these films for awhile now:

    1. A female main villain.
    2. A female Imperial.
    3. More kinds of Imperials in-general.
    4. Etc.
  11. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Lol, "is (dark-skinned woman) Sloane?" is the new "is (force user) Snoke?"


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  13. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  14. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Granted, she's got the British accent. Maybe Sloane isn't a Brit but I've been reading her as that as an Imperial.
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  15. Ewoklord Jedi Knight

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    You must made me realize I've never read Sloane as British. Not sure why, now that I think of it.
  16. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I agree that she probably is but I go back and forth in my head, just because I'm not used to it.
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  17. vncredleader Jedi Master

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    What do you guys hear in your head when you read Sloane? I am with @Barriss_Coffee in that I hear her as British. She is such an Imperial's Imperial that I can't imagine her not being a Brit.
  18. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I rarely really visualize stuff in that way--unless I make a special effort, or if it's a big movie character, everyone basically sounds like me. :p
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  19. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    Absolutely British, but I'd sooner cast Sophie Okonedo.

    Is it too much to hope Newton is playing Salla Zend?
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  20. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Aw you're like one of those people who can't visualize anything they read.:( I don't know what it would be like to read something without hearing the voice! That's gotta be... boring...?
  21. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I'm able to, I just...don't, normally. And I do see images more than I hear voices.

    I also read at the same speed I would if I was reading out loud, which I've gradually come to believe is unusual, and why I'm so much slower than most of you.
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  22. jSarek VIP

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    I'm pretty similar to Coop. I visualize images just fine while reading, but I have to stop and think, "what do I think this character sounds like?" to hear their words in something other than the generic "voice in my head" voice.
  23. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    huh. When I read, there's an entire cast of voice actors at work...
  24. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    Me too, though I can't usually identify them or even relate them to real people at all (Sloane being a case of this).
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yes, it's just the "Sloane voice." Which is distinct (for example) from the "Ciena voice."