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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you liked Wheel of Time, don't read about what they've done to it.


How bad is it ?

Edit I've just done a bit of preliminary investigation and I've found a Sanderson quote "unified cultural identity".

Dear God.
I didn't see anything like that. Like Dune, it seems they made some changes "for the 21st century." A criticism was that all of Jordan's characters were white. Which is factually wrong to anyone who read the books. I think what they mean is that their vision of a world that is not Earth should still resemble Earth. Then there's the whole cognitive dissonance they have with people being accepting of non-standard sexual relationships, yet being unable to accept a fictional polyamorous relationship. I want to say there were some other issues, but I quit reading. I haven't yet heard the explanation of how a white person can possibly write about non-white races without, at best, being guilty of cultural appropriation. Nothing says creativity like following a checklist and obeying rules.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a rich cultural and racial diversity in Jordan's books.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On tv I heard he was black like Jesus and the egyptians.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/5/21453047/dune-delay-release-date-warner-bros-wonder-woman-disney-marvel-black-widow

Looks like you geeks will have to find something else to jerk yourselves off to for at least another year.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should make the Fremen all black people, the Atreides should be Canadians, and The Baron Vladimir von Harkonnen should be Donald Trump!

It would all be just like real life on NBC and CNN!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They should make the Fremen all black people, the Atreides should be Canadians, and The Baron Vladimir von Harkonnen should be Donald Trump!


Good one! :lol:
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