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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1485 on: July 11, 2017, 01:27:29 am »
Thanks, I read this last week and it promptly fell out of my head. Like Cain said, this reads either like someone who just learned what (neo)colonialism is and is suddenly very very troubled by their elfgame, or who just learned some new word to make themselves sound erudite. I don't think they are 100% wrong, several TSR era depictions of goblins and other humanoids did lean heavily on negative stereotyping of minorities to extent that they were illustrated like pickaninnies in a at least one TSR supplement. But I do think that they are far from clever in their "subvert the trope" because almost everybody does that with humanoids at least once.

If you really want to bind him around his axle, call his use of "race" to describe a separate species problematic.

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1486 on: July 11, 2017, 03:45:54 am »
I just read a straight faced, no bullshit article on why using goblins as bad guys in D&D is "problematic", in that it's colonialism.  Because it's totally okay to conflate real people with real lives with imaginary bad guys.

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1487 on: July 11, 2017, 04:30:36 am »
Orcs are Maoris and Otherkin are Nazi Furs.  It is known.

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1488 on: July 11, 2017, 06:01:44 am »
and in ST:TOS Klingons were, like, space mongolians or something maybe, then in ST:TNG they were space black space vikings.


It was very confusing.

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1489 on: July 11, 2017, 03:51:30 pm »
Orcs are Maoris and Otherkin are Nazi Furs.  It is known.

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Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Reply #1490 on: July 12, 2017, 02:33:17 am »
Goddamnit I want beer, I want sushi, I want a fucking melty chocolate chip cookie, and lemon meringue pie.  :argh!:
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