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.
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 we have in the real world? I read…
I am appalled to find that Scott Lynch’s novel about magic-wielding pirates is unrealistic.
Thank you, Cory Doctorow!
Q:genderfluid femme will wearing all kinds of adorable clothes (but also super kinky lingerie) while Hannibal buys him everything he wants. so beautiful. Will letting his hair grow so Hannibal can braid them.
awww yes. hannibal would get him anything he wanted, silk and jewels and bring him flowers when he comes home and somehow all my fantasies in this fandom end with hannibal just being a decent person to will for once?? but yes. and will would be beautiful with all those loose curls falling around his face and eyeliner and lip gloss.
somehow all my fantasies in this fandom end with hannibal just being a decent person to will for once??
that is basically all i want out of fanfic of them. or even just, you know, them finding some sort of equilibrium that doesn’t involve lots of murder and people bacon
- Person: what are you doing?
- Me: not reading the work of a stranger on the internet interpreting the relationship between the protagonists of an established media series by thrusting them into unrealistic situations in which they for some unknown reason have intense gay sex that's for certain
so guys can we please talk about-
( well, apart from the fact that Will looks like the fucking Renaissance in this scene — Hannibal POV in action?? )
Hannibal literally having to avert his gaze when Will looks at him directly, and catches him looking, and the fact that he does it in an almost reverent way, like he’s just been caught staring greedily at something sacred??