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A gentle reminder that Fire is NOT WHITE.

Posted 9 months ago With 49 notes

This has been your daily reminder that Fire is explicitly NOT WHITE.

politeyeti:

It’s canon. Quit it.

Posted 1 year ago With 38 notes

This has been your daily reminder that Fire is explicitly NOT WHITE.

politeyeti:

It’s canon. Quit it.

Posted 1 year ago With 38 notes

This has been your daily reminder that Fire is explicitly NOT WHITE.

politeyeti:

It’s canon. Quit it.

Posted 1 year ago With 38 notes

This has been your daily reminder that Fire is explicitly NOT WHITE.

politeyeti:

It’s canon. Quit it.

Posted 1 year ago With 38 notes

This has been your daily reminder that Fire is explicitly NOT WHITE.

politeyeti:

It’s canon. Quit it.

Posted 1 year ago With 38 notes

This has been your daily reminder that Fire is explicitly NOT WHITE.

It’s canon. Quit it.

Posted 1 year ago With 38 notes

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knightkeladry:

Fancasting Kristin Cashore’s novels.

Fire is explicitly not white in the books. So why is she white here? It is strongly implied that the Dellians on the whole are POC*, with the regular mentions of how weird and pale the Pikkians are in comparison, and Fire’s reaction to the cave-dwelling people as being even paler and weird looking. Not making Katsa and Po white does not excuse whitewashing for Fire and potentially Brigan.

*I’m willing to argue about the Dellians as a whole—I’d be cool with an argument that they are a multiracial society since Jessa had green eyes and red hair, but I’m also not clear why a fantasy novel should necessarily follow our standard conventions of how hair/eyes/skin match up. Either way, it does not change that Fire, herself, is explicitly dark-skinned.

pileofmonkeys replied to your post: Whoa

Love the tags.

Thank you, dear. Have you read these books? If you like fantasy at all, I really would reccomend them.

It’s canon that Fire and at least some of the people from her land are not white, and darker than anyone the rest of the characters have met before. I get that her skin isn’t really mentioned in her own book, because that’s because it’s 3rd person limited, and Fire doesn’t think her skin is unusual enough to mention. It’s her hair that’s the freaky bit. And I also get that we tend to associate red hair (even unnaturally red/gold/pink monster hair) with white people. But once it’s been clearly stated by the author that she’s at the very least NOT WHITE and presumably with rather dark skin (depending on how you read the rest of the characters), posting fanart of white!Fire is just assy. I’m happy to support anykindof dark skin an artist wants to give her, however they want to portray that. It doesn’t say she’s Senegalese, or Tamil, or Indigenous Australian. All of those would be awesome options out of many.

I have a lot of feels about racists, and they are all angry feels. It’s such a tiny fucking fandom. I’m pissed off that half of us are assholes.

PS to other artists: yeah, if you’re not used to drawing dark skin, it IS a lot harder to shade and light properly. That’s why you read tutorials and do it anyway, fuckers. I’m not great at it yet, either, but I’m trying and I require you to also try. I DECLARE MYSELF THE QUEEN OF MONSEA AND YOU BITCHES WILL LISTEN.

PPS: This turned into a really long reblog where I did not intend it. I am so happy not to be at work today.

Posted 1 year ago With 1 note

Whoa

My follower count has increased drastically since the Graceling fandom exploded. And I think I am now the most prolific author? DOES THIS MAKE ME A BIG NAME IN THIS FANDOM?? AM I LIKE A LEADER? WHAT IS GOING ONNNNNNNN.

Still giggling (read: not funny) every time I see white fanart for Fire in the tags. Fuck you, racists!

Posted 1 year ago With 6 notes

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[image is some white lady with photoshopped (?) hair to look like Fire, with the caption “Monster”]
ifwemetupatmidnight:

listed under: actresses who will never once play fire and have me be happy with it because they’re white
see also: racism

Love you forever and ever.

[image is some white lady with photoshopped (?) hair to look like Fire, with the caption “Monster”]

ifwemetupatmidnight:

listed under: actresses who will never once play fire and have me be happy with it because they’re white

see also: racism

Love you forever and ever.