I like it when you rub my lamp.
I feel compelled to say that I only like it when women
are womanly. I like my men manly
I appreciated your question, Mr. Neseman! I don't know if I tweeted this or said it elsewhere, but part of my experience with the Captain America movie was that I decided Marvel's movie Earth WAS a better place than our Earth. I cant say it happened for sure, but it does seem that someone decided that race relations in MarvelMovieU was better, and that was that
. No explanations necessary. I haven't read other posts here yet so I dunno how others feel. So yeah, I appreciated the King and Wood's answers! I'm sad that it sobered Wooooode up and he got all knightly to give his feedback (because all the way up to this you wuz actin' a FOO', Brah!! I wuz LOVIN' it!!), but I'm also happy that it mattered enough. I guess what I liked the most was the respect given to the topic at hand.
So what I heard you all say was that if you're reading a historical piece, it should be like taking a trip in the TARDIS. You step out into that world, it should be that
world. Any alterations for any reason would be wrong on many levels. And I hear you. In fact, some of the historical Doctor Who stories drove me crazy for that reason, case in point, "Daleks in Manhattan" (for those who saw it).
Now, if I were on the TARDIS crew and he took me to America in the 1700's, simply stated, I wouldn't leave the TARDIS. That episode would be Alan-light and the actor portraying me would have a vacation for that story arc. Because I'm not having anyone call me nigger to my face, I'm not having anyone treat me like property, and I'm not taking the lash of a whip for anything less than the redemption of mankind.
So yeah, go ahead and let creators accurately portray the ignorance and the hate, and the wholesale slaughter. The genocide of a captured people's culture. The continuing, seething, unrepairable, generational racism spinning into perpetuity. (Hello, can you say Miles Morales anyone? Yeah, it is 2011 but hey. Whatever.) Do it. Preserve that stuff in grand pristine order. Maybe somebody will learn something. Or maybe they won't. Maybe they have. Maybe they haven't. Who knows!
But I'm not reading it. I don't want to see it or hear it. I don't like it. I never will. I don't need that particular lesson taught to me and I don't like being angry, which is what it makes me.
That being said, King, when you first said "Captain Confederacy", I wanted to kiss my iPod screen (I didn't because I was at the gym and they look down on such things). You took me back, man! I was THERE. It came along with Southern Knights, Elementals, Mage ... all the forefathering indies. And THANK you, because I needed that trip in the wayback machine for very specific, storytelling reasons RIGHT NOW. Right now. (watch me this time next year, y'all).
So, yeah! Thanks again for the thought-provocation! The excellence continues!