1) The story got picked up by io9.com. Yay!
2) scifi.com has replied to my email, that they'll 'Look into it'. I'm gonna email them again. :D Send your emails to the media!
3) aang_aint_white is still going strong! Don't forget to mail your letters!
4) (courtesy of sweetie-pie jedifreac <3 <3 <3) -
FINALLY. OUR PROOF. Because for some colourblind-via-privilege people, we needed proof. Here is what everyone needs to preface their letters, comments, debates with :
"Avatar: The Last Airbender is a truly unique comic adventure with rich animation and incredible martial-arts choreography. Creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino designed a fantastical Asian world with compelling characters and interesting creatures that will capture kids’ imaginations and spirit." - Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Nickelodeon. SAUCEOKAY HOW ABOUT THIS:
Since its launch, Avatar has developed a fervent fan base, and not just with kids. The unique attributes of the show -- epic storytelling, Asian influence and film quality graphics -- have generated one of the most passionate fan bases in Nickelodeon's history. - Nickelodeon Avatar Related Press Releases SAUCESo now, tell me that Avatar isn't Asian-based. Tell me it's fantasy world therefore it can't be Asian. Tell me you still think the characters are white. Tell me we shouldn't be angry because they picked the best kids for the job/we're over-reacting/we're being so hostile over nothing/we're blowing this out of proportion. Tell me a thousand other things that dismiss or derail my opinions. TELL ME THIS ISN'T BLATANT WHITEWASHING.
NOW I CAN FINALLY SAY IT. HERE IS YOUR PROOF THAT IT SHOULD BE A RACIALLY DIVERSE CAST. THEREFORE WHAT THEY DID - HOW THEY CAST - WAS RACIST.
....ohhh yeah that felt good.
The battle's no where near won, but at least there's more ammunition to shoot in the face of willful ignorance.
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