nanowrimoincolor:

About / FAQ / Guidelines
Are you a writer who wants to write a racially diverse story for Nanowrimo?
Do you want to participate in virtual write-ins with like-minded writers around the world?
If you answered “Yes,” then Nanowrimo in Color 2014 is for you!
This upcoming November, we’d like to have writers of color and white writers alike come together and encourage each other to write racially diverse stories. Virtual write-ins will be held all throughout November. This will include word wars, sprints, brainstorming sessions, and even general feedback opportunities.
We hope that you will make friends and continue to incorporate racially diverse characters past November, in an effort to spread awareness, and create more content for racially diverse stories.
If you’re interested, please fill out this General Interest/Participation Form and we will be in touch with more details soon!
If you have any queries or concerns, feel free to send us a message after taking a look at our FAQ.

nanowrimoincolor:

About / FAQ / Guidelines

Are you a writer who wants to write a racially diverse story for Nanowrimo?

Do you want to participate in virtual write-ins with like-minded writers around the world?

If you answered “Yes,” then Nanowrimo in Color 2014 is for you!

This upcoming November, we’d like to have writers of color and white writers alike come together and encourage each other to write racially diverse stories. Virtual write-ins will be held all throughout November. This will include word wars, sprints, brainstorming sessions, and even general feedback opportunities.

We hope that you will make friends and continue to incorporate racially diverse characters past November, in an effort to spread awareness, and create more content for racially diverse stories.

If you’re interested, please fill out this General Interest/Participation Form and we will be in touch with more details soon!

If you have any queries or concerns, feel free to send us a message after taking a look at our FAQ.

vivzie-pop:

tomokotohomiko:

pugletto:

staarlady:

i’ve seen more posts of people being excited for Home than this movie, which made me upset because this movie comes out before Home does (not that i am saying that you shouldn’t praise Home as well). and as for Big Hero 6 (a movie that also comes out after the Book of Life) and the people saying that there is a lack of representation of Asians in media, i feel you. why? because there is a bigger lack of hispanics, and i agree Disney messed up, you be upset. but be happy for Hispanics as well because we finally got an animated movie representing us and our culture. so please go see this movie when it comes out.

that is all i ask.

im soexcited about this movie but i keep seeing this post and want to add that everyone should also keep in mind that dia de los muertos is specifically MEXICAN. la muerte (santa muerte) and a lot of what is being depicted is seen primarily in MEXICAN culture and should not be lumped together in its entirety as a “hispanic” thing.

I need to explain a little bit more about the cast, because seriously this is so cool:

The cast of characters in the movie is almost entirely Mexican, save for a few minor characters who (from what I can tell) aren’t relevant to the plot. The voice cast is ALL POC with like 3 exceptions, and most of the cast members are Mexican, meaning that this is a story being told by characters and by people who have a direct cultural connection to it. That’s huge.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE! GO SEE IT!

Hispanics need so much more representation then we get <3

Yayy culturesss <333

joeywaggoner:

Maud Pie’s New Coltfriend by JoeyWaggoner
Commissioned by WeirdKev-27He asked for a comic where Maud Pie introduces the mane six to her new coltfriend who happens to be rock star and lead singer of the band Rock Sugar, Jess Harnell. He also well known as a voice actor, I won’t say which character he’s most well known for voicing because I left a couple of obvious hints in the final panel.
Commission info
Patreon

joeywaggoner:

Maud Pie’s New Coltfriend by JoeyWaggoner

Commissioned by WeirdKev-27

He asked for a comic where Maud Pie introduces the mane six to her new coltfriend who happens to be rock star and lead singer of the band Rock SugarJess Harnell. He also well known as a voice actor, I won’t say which character he’s most well known for voicing because I left a couple of obvious hints in the final panel.

Commission info

Patreon

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October “Toby” Daye was in many ways my first “real” protagonist. She was complicated, she was sad, she was bruised and refusing to break, and she was not afraid to put her duty ahead of her desire to be liked. She bullied her way through the world she was created to inhabit, looking at every complication that stood in her way and saying “No, you move.” After a lifetime spent moving dolls through stories, it was like I finally had a real person to follow and document. I started writing her adventures, and sending them out to people I trusted to read and review. Midway through either the second or the third book—I don’t remember anymore—I got a note from one of my proofers saying “You can’t have Toby do this, she’s always been a little bitchy, but this makes her a total bitch. No one will like her if she does this.”

I panicked. I couldn’t write a series about an unlikeable character! I’d never get published, no one else would ever meet my imaginary friends, and everything I’d worked for my whole life would be over, all because Toby was unlikeable.

Then I took a deep breath, and wrote back to the proofer requesting that they do a find/replace on the .doc, and plug in the name “Harry Dresden” for every instance of “October Daye.” They did, and lo and behold, what had been “bitchy” and “inappropriate” was suddenly “bold” and “assertive.” A male character in the same situation, with the same background, taking the same actions, was completely in the right, justified, and draped with glory. He was a hero. Toby? Toby was an unlikeable bitch.

The proofer withdrew the compliant. I have never forgotten it.

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seanan_mcguire: Characters, criteria, and causation: where the problem lies. (via helavik)