I'm mostly here because I keep seeing cool things on tumblr that reblogged on other sites, so I came to look at them. Expect literature, lit jokes probably only found funny by me, art, intersectional feminism, significant amounts of nerdery, and adorable daleks. Also, I write a webcomic with my friend Telemain (http://wizardtelemain.tumblr.com/): you should definitely look it up at http://charilyprojects.com/
Me in hospital: Eh, I’d only rate my pain sore at a 5, I don’t really need painkillers for this nonsense.
Me with the sniffles: I’ve never been so ill in my life, I feel awful, no person should sneeze this much, this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.
the-old-folk-blues said: Why is it that the ethnicity of your characters is so important to visual adaptions when you rarely, if ever, mention it in your prose?
I don’t really understand the question. If the ethnicity of the characters wasn’t in the prose it wouldn’t be mentioned at all in the adaptations and nobody would care. If you are paying attention you will find all sorts of people in the books, with all sorts of backgrounds.
And it probably came from comics, in which I could have someone drawn as being part of a particular race or ethnicity and then not have to have them talk about being part of that ethnicity, but simply get on with the business of being in the story and behaving as that person, with that point of view, which would include ethnicity, would behave.
It’s important because representation
And also because I was stupid enough to think Fat Charlie was white for the entirety of Anansi Boys until in hindsight I realized what having Anansi for a dad would obviously mean
Neil may not always say explicitly what the characters’ ethnicities are but he implies them enough, and if you’re paying attention, you’ll be able to figure it out.
And maybe this is difficult to understand but as someone who’s grown up a bibliophile, who was so bombarded by white characters that I default to Caucasian in my head even when the character is decidedly nonwhite, it’s important to shake off those years of idiotic Western/Caucasian-centricity by portraying characters as other ethnicities.
- rowena: i'm looking over the plans
- godric: yeah
- rowena: what's this weird series of rooms accessible only by a hatch in a room on the right hand side of the third floor corridor
- godric: oh that's for if we ever need to hide a priceless artifact for some reason
- rowena: why would we hide a priceless artifact in a school
- godric: safest place
- rowena: fucking is it though?? there's a giant snake somewhere
- [in the distance]
- salazar: there's no snake you are wrong stop being wrong
Today James came up with the name ‘toodle pipster’ to describe people who are too posh to truly be hipsters but are definitely hipsteresque.
I think it’s magnificent.