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27 October 2009 @ 07:25 pm
[link] cultural appropriation in romance  
Handy Hunter has a guest post at Dear Author about cultural appropriation in romance. I really enjoyed the article, but the comments are getting worse as the thread goes on. (Which is how comment threads tend to go, I guess.)

ETA: Apparently after the point where I stopped reading the comments got better.
 
 
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chocolate in the fruit bowlkarenhealey on October 27th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
*sees reference to criticism as lynching a few comments in*

*STOPS READING*
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on October 27th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
GOOD PLAN!

Mattie: glassesmattie on October 27th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Has anybody Godwin-ed or Tubman's-ed yet? lol

I miss that comm. :(

I think it would be interesting to write a sci-fi novel where privilege and lack thereof is ascribed to different species by how far they have evolved: their intelligence, accomplishment and technological merit, lack of violence, etc., and where humans in general are at the bottom of the totem pole regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity. It would be interesting to see the characters of different species, races and genders face their privilege and lack thereof. As they fall in love and fuck. lol I've got to keep myself inspired!

Gahhhh. NaNoWriMo is coming next weekend and I still can't decide what I want to write!
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Carla M. Leecarlamlee on October 28th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Do they? I stopped reading after some point and haven't checked again, but that's a nice surprise! I will edit accordingly.