leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:
The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.
I highly recommend reading the entire article.
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
- only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
- of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
- 0% of protagonists are women of color
- 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
- 1% of protagonists are people with a disability
I never understood why the genre I love so much doesn’t love me back :(
Hi! I recently found your AU and I am in love with it! I was wondering if you'd mind if I tried writing for it? Either way, I'd like to know more about Steve and Bucky's lives when they were kids. And what's up with Steve's hearing situation, since it seems like he doesn't have the hearing aid when he's older. I've read your musings and what you've already come up with and I am in love~ I hope you keep drawing!
oh gosh, thank you so much! ;; osdfjsdlfk i’d be DELIGHTED if you did.
annnd of course, i love talking about steve and bucky in modern au, SO. about steve and bucky’s lives as kids, and steve’s health situation:
"People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this."
#in the flesh
You don’t understand how important this moment was to me. Kieren is eighteen years old, he suffers from severe anxiety and depression, he’s being accused of something he didn’t do, and, as a result, he lashes out. This reaction is completely understandable. And yet, because he is a PDS sufferer, they take the innate humanness of the outburst and twist it to make him seem inhuman. This is what happens when you are part of an oppressed group. They push you, and push you, and you keep your head down, and nothing changes - and when eventually you snap, act out in anger and frustration because you can’t take it any more, they take that reaction and turn it around to justify their oppression. This is the moment when Kieren realises he cannot win. Whatever he does, he will always be a monster.