via Saladin Ahmed
So tokenism is fine?
If that’s as high as your imagination will allow you to set the bar, I suppose it’ll have to do.
It’s fantasy, folks. The genre practically begs you to think bigger.
thebrayton why not just say “I’m not capable of creating/can’t imagine a complex and realistic character of color.” Because that’s the only line of thought I can think of that would result in your response to these tweets.
“So tokenism is fine” like, are you for real?
Even if you take the “fantasy” out of it and just go with biopics and historical fiction…
These stories are worth telling.
So why should our historical and/or medieval-inspired fantasy worlds be more limited and less diverse than history?