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So very street litty...
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We skipped March, so this Carnival, our ninth, incorporates some discussions from last month as well as this.

'What I heard about you, and what that meant for me' )
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The theme: "What I heard about you, and what that meant for me."

This carnival focuses on the relationships poc/nonwhites have with characters and actors that are of color-nonwhite as well as aliens and magical creatures.

If you're planning to contribute, please send your submissions to skywardprodigal [at] gmail [dot] com.

Original Announcement

x-posted.
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In looking at these paintings, which I didn't like upon first or second glance, I was eventually whalopped by the idea that if there is truth to the story, this is one: yes, there was love and longing and that it went two-ways.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] spiralsheep for the Barbier and the primer on Orientalism.
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The People of Color in SF Carnival #9: "What I heard about you, and what that meant for me."

The theme, "What I heard about you, and what that meant for me" further addresses the theme of intra-poc/nonwhites relations as touched upon in the PoC in SF Carnival #8. This carnival focuses on the relationships poc and nonwhites have with characters and actors that are of color-nonwhite as well as aliens and magical creatures. The focus will be on science-fiction and fantasy, as well as speculative fiction and all the visual and media arts. Why the visual and other media arts? Because historically, even when the topic wasn't aliens in outer space or magical-and-mysterious creatures, foreigners and strangers decided to call different foreigners and strangers that are poc and nonwhite, aliens. And mysterious. And sometimes magical.

As in the POC in SF Carnival #8, as the phrases People/Fen of Color are not universally used terms, especially by fans living in Africa, the Caribbean, Central, Latin and South America, Asia, Oceania, and any other place I've missed/that's not in Canada or the United States, I encourage those who honor themselves according to their histories and cultures by defining themselves according to those realities to contribute.

Please post this notice far and wide if so inclined. And hosts are needed for subsequent Carnivals. Please volunteer!

Send your links to: skywardprodigal at gmail dot com

Deadline: April 27th
Host: skywardprodigal
Location: Soaring (aka skywardprodigal's LiveJournal)
Questions: skywardprodigal at gmail dot com

(With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ladyjax for her PoC in SF #8 announcements)

x-posted
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It's Nikki Wood's fucking coat = how white feminists betray black women (poc) while fighting for the same things.

That's one reading. There are many others. But that's mine.

(Thanks, rw).

ETA: There are 'I don't like rap music' comments and, okay, I'm *fully* aware of how problematic heavily marketed mainstream gangster rap is, but hey, misogyny and gangsterism are as American as apple pie, hot cars, and highways that roll smooth like glass provided the federal funding is in and it's the interstate or a 'better' neighborhood. *cough* I've been automatically killfiling people who mention they don't like rap. I don't even know why people have to say that.

It's not like I love rap, but 'I don't like rap' codes a certain way for me in the context of that awesome vid? 'I don't like rap' translates into (like with Buffy and the Buffy-verse) black, primitive men-- who have their purposes for a girl, even if rap means power and conviction in a very specific context-- are far less palatable than vampires that literally appropriate the life blood and physical totems (power) of women of color.

How the hell did Buffy equate redeeming problematic power with putting it squarely in the hands of the epitome of young white womanhood and undying, white manhood provided it's subordinate to white womanhood?

LINKS:

Vid rec: Origin Stories by goluxexmachina

[Vid commentary] "Origin Stories" by etothey

[BtVS/AtS] VID: Origin Stories by Gianduja Kiss @ [livejournal.com profile] untrue_accounts

Two BtVS/AtS vid and fic recs by [livejournal.com profile] ticketstomyself
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Sometimes I wonder if it's possible for casual racists to suck more.

And look, there's no need to wonder!

Wow. I'm so impressed by the community mod, [livejournal.com profile] elvensorceress, though. Her post is made of win. Goodon [livejournal.com profile] elvensorceress and [livejournal.com profile] theloneapple.

Another thing I like about posts like 'A VERY IMPORTANT Note from the Mods' is that they're very much like roll call for people who might have trouble finding their ass in a bathroom-- well, if the bathroom were racism 101.

As silly bitchery goes, I haven't seen the like done with so little finesse in ages. Golf clap for [livejournal.com profile] killerspork33.
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Setup: The original version of Nisay garnered some criticism.

[livejournal.com profile] darlas_mom asked: "From genocide to celebrity assfucking in ten easy steps? WTF?! How could anyone think that could possibly be okay?!"

I came back with the following:

It's lifeaffirming. The people that live there are poor but happy even though they have much less than the fabulous young lovers.

"We're a couple of rich white guys and we're just on vacation and more in touch with our humanity than ever before." Cue sunset.

Maybe they'll adopt a smiling child and learn more about love and laughter as the child is more in touch with life, nature, and What's Really Important than kids back home.
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Aged 9, Alek Wek fled her home in war-torn Sudan with only the clothes on her back. Now she is a supermodel. This is her story.

An excerpt... )

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