So what we have here in Ms. Savage’s post is an expression of concern about the rise of “gratuitous” diversity… framed by a call for more straight white men. And what we have in Mr. Davidson’s call for “minority”** characters who genuinely represent their own background is… the very gratuitous superficiality that he claims he doesn’t espouse. Because, well, he only demands that “minority” characters justify their existence in a given narrative. Only women and people of color (etc.) risk being less-than-genuine for appearing alongside dragons and spaceships without reason. There has to be a point, see, whenever people like me pop up in fiction. We’re there only to “expand our experience and knowledge”, to educate; we can’t just be kicking around for the same reasons white men would be. I mean, really: if we’re not doing something black (or gay or Jewish or whatever), why are we even there? Because, amirite, God knows we’re not marketable. - See more at: http://nkjemisin.com/2013/12/concern-trolling-and-gratuitous-diversity/#sthash.aFx1j1qx.dpuf
Methos: What did you expect? Einstein? Freud? Buddha? Sorry, Joe, I’m just a guy.
If anyone was wondering why I’m on a huge Highlander gifset spree at the moement, it’s because I’m working on my annual Christmas HLH_shortcuts story at the moment and as it’s a Secret Santa thing, I can’t talk about it so the feels come out in other ways :-P