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“Save the Pearls” is a vanity published YA novel trying to bill itself as the next “The Hunger Games.” The publisher says that “‘Save the Pearls turns the tables on racism.’”
It uses blackface as a plot device.
In author Victoria Foyt’s futuristic world, no one wants to mate with white people—or “pearls”—considered to be the ugliest humans oppressed by people of color. In order to survive, they must put on blackface make up to be attractive to the ruling class of “coals.” Hoyt explains: “their stunningly dark skin that carries the greatest amount of melanin…makes them the strongest, most powerful race alive.” The protagonist is a white girl who must smear her face with “midnight luster” make up in order to protect herself from radiation and in order to look beautiful to the oppressive “coals” in hopes that they will mate with her.The rule in Eden’s post-apocalyptic world is: the darker the skin, the higher the mate-rate. Other factors calculated into one’s mate-rate include wealth or employment status. For example, Ronson Bramford, a handsome Coal titan of industry, is at the top of the heap with a mate rate of 98%. At age twenty-two, he only has two years left in which to mate—or else he’d probably have a 100% mate-rate. Tiger’s-Eyes, or Latinos, usually rate above Ambers, or Asians, in the future race wars. White-skinned Pearls offer little resistance to The Heat, and therefore, are at the bottom. Only a Cotton, or Albino, would be lower.”
THE MIND IT BOGGLES.
what the fuck
Seriously, I am one of the whitest white people evar and even I know ur doin it WRONG.
ahahahahahaha wow judging from the promo blurb, the poorly-handled race issues are only the START of what’s wrong with this book.
Wow. That is one of the most horrifying blurbs I’ve ever read in my life.
Defira you owe me a coffee table, it’s lodged in the dining room wall after reading that… WHAT IN THE FUCKING FUCKING FUCKITY FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT?!
DOING IT WRONG IS THE TIP OF THE FUCKING ICEBERG HERE. SWEET BABY ZOATL…
I CAN’T, I JUST FUCKING CAN’T. Is Friday now Fuckery Friday and no one told me?
Stop it… just stop it…