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Wild unicorns. [Monday, May. 11th, 2009|03:45 pm]
The richest girl in town.
Are you a person of color who is a sci-fi or fantasy fan?

Apparently, you don't exist--or at least you didn't until Al Gore invented the internet.

Feel free to chime in here to help remedy the rampant delusions of one Ms. Lois Bujold.
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[User Picture]From: kynn
2009-05-11 11:01 pm (UTC)
Obviously you don't live in the alternate history where fans of color never existed. It's nice over here in all-white land!

Ooops, gotta run, I need to jump on my magical mammoth and go round up some unicorns before they get eaten by dragons!
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[User Picture]From: 0ntological
2009-05-11 11:04 pm (UTC)
done and done.

For some reason, this just made me think of how middle eastern culture is orientalized in sci-fi/fantasy....oftentimes in a "noble savage" sort of way. Think Dune. Not really offensive, I guess, just weird......

Anyway, now I'm gonna have to go chew on that for a while.
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[User Picture]From: 0ntological
2009-05-12 10:06 pm (UTC)
thanks for the link! both comments there are interesting.
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[User Picture]From: 0ntological
2009-05-11 11:05 pm (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG!

I love your icon! Thank you that just made my day.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-05-11 11:30 pm (UTC)
That's Polymnia, my pirate from my Three Rings days.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2009-05-12 08:23 am (UTC)
Perhaps, like Seal, they'd really LOVE to hire some POC but they just can't seem to lay off any nice white people find room to expand their staff just now.
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[User Picture]From: sealwhiskers
2009-05-12 10:03 pm (UTC)
wow, it actually looks like Lois McMaster Bujold learned something from all the comments, let's hope it sticks...
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-05-12 10:05 pm (UTC)
Well, let's not be too hasty. Someone just brought this to my attention today. Read down in the comments a bit.

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=164952151&blogId=485206852
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[User Picture]From: 0ntological
2009-05-12 10:12 pm (UTC)
Oh god. I wish I hadn't read that. I have to admit ....reading these kinds of things is a double-edged sword for me. It reminds me how far people (including me) have to go in confronting racism, and it makes me feel a little bit smug too. The smug part is the bad part.

But, yeah. POC.......what?
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[User Picture]From: sealwhiskers
2009-05-12 11:23 pm (UTC)
oh fuck. Well I never thought I'd create a myspace alias, but tomorrow I might, because that's just sad and wrong.
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