On the 4th of July, 2020, like so many people stuck at home due to the pandemic, I observed America’s Independence by watching Hamilton on Disney+. I, like many others, had not been fortunate enough to witness this performance live, but now we finally get to watch it at home. Given my past critiques of … Continue reading Hamilton and Cancel Culture
I thought the movie was good...and I don't have a whole lot more to say about it. But I do have thoughts on other issues surrounding the movie! First, I'll give my quick review. Not taking into account the 1991 original, I thought this was a really good adaptation of the Beauty and the Beast … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Review (ish)
So, you may have heard about casting of award winning actor Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And the controversy surrounding that is the reaction of many fans to the fact that the actor is black. Whereas, Hermione is definitely, white right? Not necessarily. J.K. Rowling didn't seem to think … Continue reading Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, and Noma Dumezweni
I posted this on Tumblr about two weeks ago I think, and the ideas are in line with my previous post about a post-racial fantasy world. I'll be gradually transferring my other posts from my Tumblr as well. UPDATE [16 Oct 2019]: A friend pointed out that this use of the toothfairy in the Guardians … Continue reading Can you have an Indian Toothfairy?
You know how they say that generally Fantasy stories are set in the past and Sci-Fi stories in the future? I’ve been wondering though, if we want to create a Fantasy world set vaguely in the past, then how should we represent the past? Because the past isn’t sunshine and rainbows. Do we sanitize the … Continue reading How Do You Make a Post-Racial Fantasy World?