Q:Why is it that the ethnicity of your characters is so important to visual adaptions when you rarely, if ever, mention it in your prose?
I don’t really understand the question. If the ethnicity of the characters wasn’t in the prose it wouldn’t be mentioned at all in the adaptations and nobody would care. If you are paying attention you will find all sorts of people in the books, with all sorts of backgrounds.
And it probably came from comics, in which I could have someone drawn as being part of a particular race or ethnicity and then not have to have them talk about being part of that ethnicity, but simply get on with the business of being in the story and behaving as that person, with that point of view, which would include ethnicity, would behave.
It’s important because representation
And also because I was stupid enough to think Fat Charlie was white for the entirety of Anansi Boys until in hindsight I realized what having Anansi for a dad would obviously mean
Neil may not always say explicitly what the characters’ ethnicities are but he implies them enough, and if you’re paying attention, you’ll be able to figure it out.
And maybe this is difficult to understand but as someone who’s grown up a bibliophile, who was so bombarded by white characters that I default to Caucasian in my head even when the character is decidedly nonwhite, it’s important to shake off those years of idiotic Western/Caucasian-centricity by portraying characters as other ethnicities.
Q:Do you also like looking at naked women?
Not especially, although that has far more to do with the male gaze and the soulless nature of conventional pornography than my sexuality.
Having said that, I do often see pics on Tumblr where a cosplayer or kinkster is doing their own styling and I’ll hit Like faster than a speeding douchebag, so maybe checkout my Likes page if you’d like to see my taste in women (though I note that the Likes are covered in heavy-duty politics at the moment, so trigger warning if you need tumblr to be a happy place right now).
Otherwise, I have a boobies tag that’s full of ladies gettin’ their muffs ate :)
If you do enjoy looking at ladies and share my disdain for mainstream cheesecake, here are a few blog recs:
enirimod (hetero m!dom bdsm art)
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Q:just wanted to say: i'm german and origin tells me da:i is coming out on the 20th. same goes for the german amazon. i think i'm going to cry if the official release date really is the 21st and i have to wait one day longer. :(((
i don’t know why that is! eu release date is 21st. i’d guess they are mistaken. aa don’t worry, it’s only one extra day :)
Yeah, but that’s one extra day of no internet at all to avoid spoilers. arrrrrrgh