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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…

kill the idea that openly caring characters are boring

set on fire the line of thought that dictates that altruism is a bad thing and that selfishness/sassiness is an inherently more appealing and ‘~intricate~’ quality than an affectionate nature

smash and bury the concept of the false equivalency between angst and complexity

kindness and empathy are not synonyms for “blandness” and “lack of personality”

(Source: nytylys)


Matt/Mohinder Spy AU

Matt and Mohinder are rival agents forced to work together.

Matt Parkman is a CIA operative who has been tracking a dangerous criminal.  After his target eludes capture and flees to the UK, Matt is given one last chance to bring him in.  Matt is loaned out to MI6 and introduced to his new partner, Dr. Mohinder Suresh. 

Unfortunately, Mohinder is also Matt’s insanely hot hookup who disappeared the next morning with all of his intel on their shared objective.  

I like it :P

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