My faves from [here]. Love fantasy, but tired of your fellow fans dissing any of the rare fantasy games/books/tv shows/movies that have poc in it? Or getting tired of how every fantasy character ever is either white or assumed white or how every single group of women in any fantasy world have got to be out to chop off every man’s dick because nobody put a ring on it? Me, too.
Like seriously guys, Star Trek: TOS had more diversity and was more feminism-tastic than the stuff out today! And even in those categories, it lacked like hell lacks divine light. And that is just sad. We can do better than this, guys!
This is Unwashed Bearded Guy, made by Miss Turdle.
For exactly this reason:
“IN FACT, this is the EXACT quote that inspired my other posts:
I don’t like the notion that fantasy authors are under some kind of obligation to present ethnically diverse worlds. I’m English, and a fair sized part of English history consists of unwashed beardy white people in mead halls. If I’m inspired by my own history and cultural heritage, then that’s what I’m damn well going to write about. I’m not writing about some other culture just to appease the people who think there aren’t enough black characters in fantasy, or whatever. You want it, you write it. Nothing to do with me.
It made me angry! REALLY ANGRY. So I made GEE, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO RESEARCH WRITING CHARACTERS OF COLOR TASTEFULLY. Then I made that meme. This has been in my blog for eleven months now. It’s weird as hell to see it yanked from me, posted by someone else w/out credit or the CONTEXT of the original post and the original comment and why he’s the Beardy Unwashed White Fantasy Guy meme, but there it is. These are all mine, and I wrote them and this is why.”