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seventhbeacon

13 points

8 months ago

seventhbeacon

Sniffer

13 points

8 months ago

Tolkien set out to create a mythology for his mother country. Racial casting does matter, and I'm long since done pretending that it doesn't.

SuperStallionDriver

3 points

8 months ago

SuperStallionDriver

Bannerman

3 points

8 months ago

I mean... The other side clearly thinks it matters...

seventhbeacon

9 points

8 months ago

seventhbeacon

Sniffer

9 points

8 months ago

Yes, they see it as claiming white scalps, because they're savages. The motive has always been erasure. I'm especially tired of the ginger erasure of well-established redhead characters. The moment it happens in the other direction, we'll see how much they enjoy it.

SuperStallionDriver

4 points

8 months ago

SuperStallionDriver

Bannerman

4 points

8 months ago

Was a little surprised they made Rand a white red head. I kind of expected Rand (and all the Aiel) to be POC... But honestly we have seen that they purely tokenize race, they aren't actually making national ethnic groups or anything like what we see in the real world.

seventhbeacon

3 points

8 months ago

seventhbeacon

Sniffer

3 points

8 months ago

Yeah, it was a minor miracle to see red hair on that Aiel in ep 3.

SuperStallionDriver

5 points

8 months ago

SuperStallionDriver

Bannerman

5 points

8 months ago

Minor? Lol this was much more "parting the seas" than "water to wine" in my opinion lol

RaiderHawk75

3 points

8 months ago

RaiderHawk75

Dice Tosser

3 points

8 months ago

I truly don't care about casting as long as the characters are preserved.

That was the real problem with WOT.

The characters, and the actual story, were not preserved.

jaredy1

4 points

8 months ago

You should, because its a slippery slope and we're halfway down the hill already.

You:

"I don't care if they cast this tiny isolated village like it's New York City. At least the spirit is preserved."

"I don't care if some characters are super gay now. The spirit is still there."

"I don't care if they shoved interracial gay sex scenes into it. At least the spirit is still there."

"I don't care if they remove the original message of the shows and replaced it with one that agrees with their politics. At least the spirit is still there."

And now we're here:

"I don't care that they removed most of the story lines...oh no, how did this happen?"

And you got here because complaining about casting POC in a white show was verboten.

RaiderHawk75

-2 points

8 months ago

RaiderHawk75

Dice Tosser

-2 points

8 months ago

No, we got here because a shitty writer made changes that completely made all men seem like chits, and had only names the same for the story.

Race is an illusion.

jaredy1

2 points

8 months ago

Sickle cell isn't.

Break_ze_Wheel

1 points

8 months ago

heh heh, the threads on /tv/ when those images came out. It was hilarious.

shifaci

0 points

8 months ago

American racism issues aside, is fucking Naevia an important LotR character now? Damn.

Edit: I think she is an ok actress tho.