Why Yes, I Am A BLAH-ger!

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Author Scott Lynch responds to a critic of the character Zamira Drakasha, a black woman pirate in his fantasy book Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second novel of the Gentleman Bastard series.

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The bolded sections represent quotes from the criticism he received. All the z-snaps are in order.

Your characters are unrealistic stereotpyes of political correctness. Is it really necessary for the sake of popular sensibilities to have in a fantasy what…

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(Source: scott-lynch.livejournal.com)

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samspratt:

The entire standard album is up for streaming over on >VH1< It’s genuinely a masterpiece of music and I highly recommend a thorough listening. It tells an incredible story with hugely relevant (and cleverly conveyed) messages at its core. Plus, listening to it will give a lot of context to the paintings — both mood and narrative.

Janelle Monáe’s “The Electric Lady” Album Artwork (Standard + Target Edition) - By Sam Spratt

I’m extremely excited to finally get to share this project. Despite just being two album covers, they’re the product of over 2 months worth of research, countless revisions, built and scratched concepts, working directly with Janelle Monáe and Atlantic Records, to evolve the artwork from sketches to finished paintings alongside her ever-evolving music and image. She’s Grammy-nominated, a Cover Girl, but more so just one of the most mind-blowingly intelligent and talented people I’ve been able to work with and encourage you to check her music out if you haven’t heard of her.

  • A small glimpse into its creation can be found: HERE
  • The narrative that accompanies the paintings can be found: HERE

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