- Mar 23, 2012
- Reaction score
representation is importantHonestly, I just don't see that as disappointing at all.
If the characters are good and believable, whether gay/black/muslim/straight/blonde/old/young/tan/pale, then I'm going to enjoy it.
I don't think any franchise needs to constantly represent every demographic in their work. Sometimes adding them in is just an insincere marketing tool.
I don't look like any of the Kalos cast and I'm fine with it.
Agreed with you on both, I'd rather have him be with Alexa, because I don't want Serena as his companion, because I feel like she will be nothing more than a May/Dawn clone who will most likely be interested in being a Coordinator, and I didn't like Dawn because to me, she was nothing more than a clone of May and I found her to be boring in my opinion.Serena? Meh. I didn't want her to be in the anime. Once again a female protagonist will be ruined to me.
Clemont? Yes! I wish he had a Elikiteru instead of an awful Dedenne though.
I know you mean well. But I'd rather humanity get to a point where recognizing something like skin color is as unimportant or insignificant as hair color today.representation is important
representation is important
REPRESENTATION IS SO FREAKING IMPORTANT OH MY FUCKING ARCEUS
I'm holding Pokemon to a slightly higher standard than I normally would with anime because they've actually represented a variety of people on the main cast and I've really enjoyed that.
Does it need to represent everyone/everything in the spectrum? No, that's impossible. But giving attention to the underrepresented is so important because, they're just that - underrepresented. And those who may relate with them will highly appreciate it. Pokemon has a more global audience (now more than ever since they're releasing the anime around the same time). I think they can do much better.
if they know non-white people exist then why ccan't theyI know you mean well. But I'd rather humanity get to a point where recognizing something like skin color is as unimportant or insignificant as hair color today.
And whether the cast is all black or all white, I'd hope people just see them as people. I think a lot of the ideas towards "representation" actually can be counter-productive- Moving people towards the idea that there is a difference that needs to be recognized and understood, when really it should just be a non-factor.
I personally don't identify with people on basis of color, nationality, or ethnicity. Instead it is on actions and values, and I hope other people reach that place too.
I don't think a white character represents me, and I don't think GameFreak needs to prove to us they know non-white people exist.
One reason might be because it just wasn't a sincere thought process in character creation.if they know non-white people don't exist then why ccan't they
show them every once in a while
so everyone knows that we're not mythical unicorns.
it would be gggrrreeeat if skin color didn't matter like hair color doesn't really matter but guess what. It still does. And having a company that you admire showcase a character that you admire that may look like you actually has a lot of psychological benefits (for instance, when cosplay time comes, i was so freaking happy that paul is a short slightly tanned boy and i could maybe pass for that and accurately portray him. IT'S A GOOD FEELING).
regardless of who's gonna be on the cast, i'll probably end up liking SOMEONE regardless of what they look like, but the fact that theoretically, Serena is the same person regardless of skin tone and the fact that they defaulted to white (like expected, of course) just presents to me another missed opportunity for diverse inclusion.
that's all i have to say about this on this thread since i'm sure the mods are hounding on my back by now