It occurred to me, after reading this excellent post on women in fiction and the Bechdel Test, that perhaps you could construct one to address issues of POC and race. The analog seemed obvious, so I just wrote it out.
1. It has to have two POC in it.
2. Who talk to each other.
3. About something other than a white person.
Now, you see the obvious issue there, right? Yeah, it has to do with number one. Even in stories that feature prominent POC characters, it is so rare to find more than one present, let alone who know each other well enough to talk to each other…
One could spend the rest of one’s life digging through the astonishing archive that is the digitalcomicmuseum.org. This remarkable resource — free full-issue scans of hundreds of public domain comic books from the 1930s-1950s — gives comics fans a raw glimpse of the ‘Golden Age,’ an age before…
Wow. I would have read the shit out of these when I was a kid!
a summary of season eight
This is TOTALLY series 8. :( Kind of applies to every series though. ‘Do you like this person who isn’t Dean or Sam? WELL DON’T GET ATTACHED.’
You know how Trudy Canavan revisited the world of the Dark Magicians and wrote a prequel set 1000years in the past?
I’d love if JK Rowling would write stand-alone stories set in the Harry Potter universe. Particularly the dark art eras! Nothing that intersects with any of the stories we know, just history.
Loves me some fictional history…
I’m excited about A World of Ice and Fire for this very reason. A PROPER history. All of the wars and feuds you can shake a stick at. Probably maps too. I’m genuinely giddy about this!