Rissa

Date: 2017-04-20 01:55 pm (UTC)
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(First thanks for letting me know about the id thing, please let me know if I'm doing it right, I'll go make an account in a bit, tech is confusing.) I guess my thing was when there is such limited representation of a group, putting such an awful flaw as racism makes it impossible to see the character as a good person, and when there is nothing else like it, it is still painting the entire group, especially with a stigmatized disorder already. Like it wouldn't be as personal, but I'd be just as uncomfortable with what was supposed to be positive representation of somebody who's schizophrenic where their biggest flaw was racism to the point where it is almost like they're using a person with a mental illness to make a point about racism. I'm not saying that can't be done well, I'm saying it's super shaky ground, especially when there's other ways to show a character is an asshole? I don't know I could be uncomfortable for nothing.

(Re: autistic protags: you know, I've got way more on the Avoid list then the good one but Viral Nation was pretty good. with reservations, and I can't speak for the sequels bc I'm the worse about finishing series. I"m sure there's more that I cannot remember rn so if it comes up again and I remember more I'll definitely let you know.)
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