Sunday, September 7, 2014

Links of Interest

Since we’re quite capable of losing hours to the internet if we’re not careful, we do come across some thoughtful discussion that are both relevant to Fangs and fire up the brain cells; here are some links of the past few weeks that have caught our interest

Please feel free to share your own links in the comments

The overwhelming dominance of cis, straight, white, male protagonists in the genre is really extreme.

An author’s response to a petulant homophobe. Though I have to say while I love his reaction, trying to present the Star Trek universe as something even remotely welcoming to LGBT people is a stretch

A post emphasising the difference between whitewashing a POC character, and re-casting a white role as a POC

The newest series of the Walking Dead computer game by Talltale Games (review coming soon) again reminds us how all inclusion is not good inclusion

A pointed take down of the idea that the M/M genre is inherently gay friendly or somehow championing equality, since there’s a lot of problematic issues and fetishism in the genre

The author joins me in not being impressed by “easter egg” inclusion of LGBT characters

A sad look at how computer games geekdom has responded with rampant misogyny when faced with even the mildest criticism from a woman.

A round up of several links concerning this trainwreck

In the few places we have LGBT inclusion, we’re still dogged by the old trope of tragedy

We do not know the various writer’s histories nor can we guarantee that other posts on these sites won’t be problematic - but these posts definitely whetted our interest.