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
Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male by Lee & Low Books
The overwhelming dominance of cis, straight, white, male protagonists in the genre is really extreme.
Why we must strive for diversity in SF/F by David Mack
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
EVERYTHING WRONG WITH CHRISTIAN BALE AS MOSES by Dion Beary
A post emphasising the difference between whitewashing a POC character, and re-casting a white role as a POC
On Telltale Games’ Ableist Treatment of Sarah by Lilly Caul
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
If you’re a straight cisgender woman writing m/m romance, sorry, you are not striking a blow for equality by Sunny Moraine
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
“Expendable” Gay Characters by Aaron Landry
The author joins me in not being impressed by “easter egg” inclusion of LGBT characters
A Disheartening Account Of The Harassment Going On In Gaming Right Now (And How Adam Baldwin Is Involved) by Victoria McNally
A sad look at how computer games geekdom has responded with rampant misogyny when faced with even the mildest criticism from a woman.
This Week in Video Game Criticism: Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian and the Demise of 'Gamers' by Kris Ligman
A round up of several links concerning this trainwreck
Sexualized Saturdays: Queer Stories are Tragic Stories by Lady Saika
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.