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"If you are showing reality as it exists

2018-06-06 03:25:05.211072+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

"If you are showing reality as it exists, people as they exist-that's political as fuck." Everything about this N K Jemisin and Neal Gaiman conversation is good. https://lithub.com/on-writing-...cs-and-queer-characters-we-need/

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Politics moron Writing Comics Neil Gaiman ]

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#Comment Re: "If you are showing reality as it exists made: 2018-06-06 13:40:40.282961+00 by: TheSHAD0W

If your story line is about the trials queer characters have to go through, or expressing the equality of queer characters, that's fine. If you're shoehorning these into a different story, to the detriment of the original plot, like the comics have been doing lately, you're going to have a bad time.

#Comment Re: "If you are showing reality as it exists made: 2018-06-06 17:10:08.020035+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think that's part of the "reality as it exists". If you're writing non-mainstream characters by simply dropping them into mainstream characters and changing some physical traits, that's gonna show.

On the other hand, and I haven't been following comics, but comics have always been a platform for political change and social commentary (from Superman in many incarnations, to Dark Night showing vigilantism extended).

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