Ichabod & Abbie AU. A sullen Englishman, a self-reliant woman, and a chance encounter in New York…
I just want to cry because I want this to be real.
The idea of a technologically advanced, prosperous and powerful African nation is just too much! Space Gods, though? HELL TO THE FUCKIN’ YEAH.
They need to just say “sorry, too black” and be honest for once.
Just admit you can’t do it. White dudes need to know their limitations. But don’t worry there are plenty of black people out there that can create this world. Bye.
It’s the fact that on Earth, Wakanda is the most technologically advanced civilization including in the fields of medicine and militarized weaponry.
And remember when the UN was trying to convince Wakanda to share its weaponry with them and they told them no? Yeah.
It’s soooo hard imagining Africans as anything other than NGeo picture fodder and emotional guilt-trip props for rich white people, right?
"Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential."
Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)
Junot Diaz stay not fucking up. This is a really good interview.
THIS RINGS SO SO SOOOOOO TRUE.