I get hair on mom’s pillows <3
AU where an old lady has a pet skitty, loves it to death, but it sheds a lot…
Anonymous said: About your HPMOR casting: I hope you made Hermione black by chance and not to fill some racist quota of pocs-per-main-character. Seriously.
Does this mean… you like the casting?
First of all, I cast Amandla because she’s an awesome young actor, she’s the right age, and she has the main book descriptor that Hermione does: curly brown hair.
And now to the race thing.
You’re not going to like this, but I can’t say I made Hermione black “by chance.”
I do not, however, see how that’s a racist choice. I definitely wasn’t trying to fill some sort of “quota.” In fact, I didn’t realize there even was a quota. Unless that quota’s zero. Because let’s be honest, how many big movies/movie franchises are there with POC as leads? I think tv series are getting a *little* better, but movies? Not so much.
So yes, I was completely conscious of the fact that I chose a young black woman as my fancast for Hermione. Considering how blindingly white Hollywood is, I don’t see how I could have NOT been conscious of that fact. POC are underrepresented in the media, and I think we NEED to be conscious of that.
tldr; “Color blindness” sounds nice, doesn’t it, except when it means blinding ourselves to actual disparities. Seriously.
Looks like we both got messaged by the same anon, so I’m just going to reblog this in lieu of writing out my own response. I agree with everything you’re saying here; very well-put.
Additionally, someone on Reddit pointed out that Hermione’s race is never actually specified in canon, and I’m pretty sure that holds true for Methods of Rationality too. She’s got bushy brown hair and dark eyes, and guess what? So does Amandla.
So, anon, please calm down, watch The Danger of a Single Story, and stop sending cranky letters about people’s awesome fancasts.
You know what the Green Heron is basically the best heron because it is like 90% neck so when it is all folded down it looks like a giant head with wings and legs
but then suddenly ZOOP
fucking green herrons
What the fuck
Kida Nedakh from Atlantis: The Lost Empire