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Ferretbrain - Musings on Race in Fantasy or: Why Ron Weasley isn't Black
Discussion of the general lack of non–white people in fantasy novels, and indeed lack of Italian-looking people playing Romans and Italians. Blames it largely on visual shortcuts, such as a red haired, befreckled boy being an earnest and reliable sidekick. Reminds me of Anansi Boys, where the majority of the main characters are black, and IIRC it mentions when a character is white, but not when they're black.
comment  discrimination  interesting  racism  fiction  story 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Gay Girl in Damascus: My father, the hero
I've linked this before, but relinking it at the news of the authors disappearance seems appropriate. A very powerful description of someone showing strength against opression. And yet it turns out the author was a man in the UK all along…
politics  LGBT  religion  story  touching  comment  interesting 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The last of Snape
Alan Rickman on the end of his time as Snape. Rather touching really.
amusing  touching  geeky  harrypotter  story  comment  filetype:jpg  media:image 
may 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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