more of my racebent! Alli doodles
Check out this AMAZING Racebent and Genderbent version of Sesshomaru!!!
ASOIAF Meme: ½ Housese: House Targaryen:
“Like their dragons the Targaryens answered to neither gods nor men.”
you know, as much as I love the worlds that Cinderella or other films/shows that have race bent their white characters and stories, it’s really not what we need.
it’s not okay to be asked to suspend the fact of race or the reality of racism with films or shows that cast nonwhite actors who move through the world as if still white or white-passing. it’s not only demeaning to the actors–how many times have the only BIPOC actor or crew member come out with horrific stories of onset discrimination or fandoms hate? why would we want to expose more of them to that, instead of changing it for everyone?–what that does is just further the myth that racism is a problem of altruistic intolerance rather than a systemic institution with long and deep economic roots designed for selective social death.
as much as representation is important for people to be given the imagination to see themselves in ways the existing world refuses of us, and as much as imagining a world that is free of racism is so important, it’s a disservice and a lie to be asked to become white as the default for peace and freedom even in fictional worlds. whiteness isn’t the goal. I don’t want these characters to be racebent or created to just further harmful ideas of race or racialized experiences that subtly try to convince us that white experience is the baseline and everything else is an accessory or an exception. I don’t want that for myself or others. I want fully realized peace and freedom, for everyone.
so while we can celebrate more work and recognition of BIPOC actors and creative makers, please don’t settle for mere surface treatment or racebent stories as the benchmark of aspiration. demand more. make fully realized worlds for each other.
Desi Rachel for ya consideration
I LOVE WHAT THIS ARTIST IS DOING WITH INUYASHA CHARACTERS!
I’m following then on Facebook!
Can’t wait to see more from them!
I made this because I’m sick of seeing race bends. Because they’re racist.
If your “excuse￼” is that there is no diversity in [insert show here] that’s a shit excuse. Because that means any show that shows mainly one race can be race bend. Even shows that have a all Mexican, white, black, Asian, or what ever other race can be bent.
So in conclusion changing a race=bad
I saw this on Facebook and I’m totally here for this! 💕💕💕
I think B & C are my favorite!
I wonder if this person has drawn the racebent versions of the rest of the gang??
“Hair white as snow,
lips red as the rose
and skin black as ebony”
Totally Spies - 1970s Aesthetic
Indian La Muerte from the movie The Book of Life
You’re just as
sane as I am
For all you ‘representation’ warriors out there, Youtube a video called “The Problem with Forced Diversity” by The Dishonored Wolf. It addresses everything wrong with the “this media MUST have more poc” mentality. Specifically, it addresses why having a character a poc for the sole purpose of BEING A POC is fundamentally flawed and seriously undermines the narrative. The story needs to create those characters independently of an agenda
He addresses the difference between Rey and Ellen Ripley. Ellen’s gender is not a focal point. The fact that she is a female character is entirely passive. She is a regular character who happens to be female, and her 'female traits’ shine through when she protects Jonesy the cat with a mother’s fury. We know she is a mother at heart, which is why a male character would not be able to be put in that same role. That is how diversity is properly done. Story and narrative comes before ethnicity.
“Speaking of Valyria… right from the start I wanted the Targaryens, and by extension the Valryians from whom they were descended, to be a race apart, with distinctive features that set them apart from the rest of Westeros, and helped explain their obsession with the purity of their blood. To do this, I made a conventional ‘high fantasy’ choice, and gave them silver-gold hair, purple and violet eyes, fine chiseled aristocratic features. That worked well enough, at least in the books (on the show, less so).
But in recent years, it has occured to me from time to time that it might have made for an interesting twist if instead I had made the dragonlords of Valyria… and therefore the Targaryens… black. Maybe I could have kept the silver hair too, though… no, that comes too close to 'dark elf’ territory, but still… if I’d had dark-skinned dragonlords invade and conquer and dominate a largely white Westeros… though that choice would have brought its own perils. The Targaryens have not all been heroic, after all… some of them have been monsters, madmen, so…
Well, it’s all moot. The idea came to me about twenty years too late.”
Dorky collage after my imagination got carried away with this quote. Racebent!Daenerys shortly after the birth of her dragons
Maybe one day,,,,
what jack probably looks like vs. how i like to make him look