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#21 - This is amazing. It's like I'm watching it for the first time … 07/19/2016 on Beloved 2D characters... 0
#109 - That kitten at the end of the last gif looks quite a lot like …  [+] (1 new reply) 07/19/2016 on Random shit on my phone 91 +1
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#126 - andrewolfzoom (07/19/2016) [-]
i think at some point if you own cats you will have one of these
#39 - saaaaaaaaame. I can't get used to dragging my whole forearm around.  [+] (1 new reply) 07/19/2016 on This is how you get on the... 0
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#55 - frenzyhero (07/19/2016) [-]
dont use a chair with an arm rest.
#38 - That's fair, that's just my opinion on the people that do give…  [+] (1 new reply) 07/19/2016 on "White skin was never... 0
#39 - shadowvision (07/19/2016) [-]
From what I've seen, the backlash is being magnified and blown up to seem bigger than it is. The ones who do make it a race issue are tilting at windmills and the press is humoring them. Just like they always seem to in the last 6 or so years. It gets them more money.
#35 - You're proving my point. It's not about that it's about how th… 07/19/2016 on "White skin was never... +23
#31 - I mean... who cares? Does it make the character any less easy …  [+] (14 new replies) 07/19/2016 on "White skin was never... +12
#64 - baronvonhuckle (07/19/2016) [-]
If she had been black from the beginning it wouldn't have mattered.

But seeing as she has been established as white in ALL of the movies, and Rowling never once asked the directors and co. to change her ethnicity, and since some people find it difficult to identify with a character that changes appearance for anything as opposed to pandering to left-wing racial diversity groups who kick up a stink for not getting their own way other than valid reasons within the canon, then yes, i do believe it's important that her adult form at least tries to match her younger incarnation.
This is coming from someone who isn't even a fan of Harry Potter.

To put into context, some dipshit tweeted "i don't see why a young Han Solo can't be played by a black actor". To which someone on this site commented "why don't we have Lando Calrissian played by a white actor then?"
Its plain to see that if both of these things had occurred An actor has just been announced to play a young Han Solo there would be uproar on both sides.

The people that advocate this sort of thing care nothing for the established canon of a fictional universe, or the thousands of fans that at least deserve a modicum of respect from the people that are bought in to expand said fictional universe for the continued enjoyment of old and new fans alike.

They just wish to twist things to their own liking and might as well be sending a e-mail with the words "FUCK YOU" to each and every fan out there that doesn't agree with them.

I can see where you're coming from "it's not real, who gives a toss" and i'm not admonishing you for thinking that, i'm just trying to illustrate why i believe this seemingly "proactive" step has been taken for what seems to me to be the wrong reasons.

#72 - baronvonhuckle (07/19/2016) [-]
And more top the point, does anyone know the context of the "Hermione's white face was sticking out from behind a tree" part? Old mate in the video believes it is a metaphor implying a white pallor of the skin brought upon by fear, but does not explain the context of what appears to be the only sentence in the books that implies her race.

I'm no author, but if i was i would use the term "pale" to refer to this phenomenon. I know that he states his opinion that Rowling is a terrible author, but i find that just as flimsy a justification for her to canonically be black as he finds the aforementioned sentence to justify her being canonically white.
#139 - shadowvision (07/19/2016) [-]
You are right, the phrase is "white with fear." and is used quite often. You may be interested in this video though. TealDeer addresses that and so much more.

TLDR  Is Hermione Black or White
#45 - anon (07/19/2016) [-]
The only people that really give a shit are the ones that are doing like all the bitching.
No one really gives a shit about the race swap, because no one really gives a shit about Harry Potter anymore. This isn't a real problem.
#37 - shadowvision (07/19/2016) [-]
I think the issue isn't caring whether or not she is or isn't white. The issue people have is demanding that she be accepted as something that she wasn't in cannon and calling others "n"ist because of it. The same thing happened with Samus Aran in the "Samus is trans. Deal with it." article. We don't care what the character is, we care that we are being told to retcon the character or we are hateful. I'll fight that mentality any day.
#67 - anon (07/19/2016) [-]
She's not "retconning" the character, you stupid fuck.

She's not saying "GOTCHA, HERMIONE WAS BLACK ALL ALONG!!! HAHAAAAA!!!"

She's saying that, in effect, she doesn't give a single solitary fuck about the race of her characters in some dumbfuck play. Get over it, for fuck's sake, this endless repetitive whining is beyond irritating.
#137 - shadowvision (07/19/2016) [-]
Anon, I'm only going to respond to you because you make a stupid conclusion to what I said.

I never claimed that Rowling was retconning the character, I said that people have issues with other people demanding that the character be made something that was not explicitly made clear, or was explicitly clear that the character not only isn't what is being claimed, but could not be what is claimed. People have an issue with tumblr-tier fans demanding that their head-cannon be made cannon or you are a racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynistic, Islamophobic, fukboi dudebro chillgurl fedora wearing neckbeard.

I thought I made my point clear. No one cares if the actress in the Harry Potter play is black. That's one of the fun things about blind casting calls. You get black women playing canonically (in every cannon that is visual, including early sketches by Rowling herself) white, and you get white men playing MLK Jr. More people legitimately had a problem with the latter than the former. And if you have a problem with one and not the other, then you are at the very least, a blind hypocrite.

Now fuck off anon.
#211 - anon (07/19/2016) [-]
You did not make your point clear because you can't fucking write lmao.

And considering how many people are directly bitching and whining about the author instead of the people actively telling them they're racist if they don't think that Hermione is black, I can only conclude that you're a fucking retard.
#273 - shadowvision (07/20/2016) [-]
You are afraid to put your name to your comment, that makes me win inherently.

Show me one person directly bitching about Hermione being played by a black woman. I can almost guarantee that it's impossible. The only thing I've ever seen is people bitching about a backlash that doesn't exist.
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#38 - dudemiesterman (07/19/2016) [-]
That's fair, that's just my opinion on the people that do give a shit about her race, or race in general when it comes to a fictional character.
#39 - shadowvision (07/19/2016) [-]
From what I've seen, the backlash is being magnified and blown up to seem bigger than it is. The ones who do make it a race issue are tilting at windmills and the press is humoring them. Just like they always seem to in the last 6 or so years. It gets them more money.
#33 - anon (07/19/2016) [-]
>Does it make the character any less easy to identify with?

"Lol Hermione is a big lipped buck toothed nigger now, if you don;t see yourself in that you're a fucking racist bigot"
#47 - anon (07/19/2016) [-]
Would explain why they call her a mudblood.
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#35 - dudemiesterman (07/19/2016) [-]
You're proving my point. It's not about that it's about how the character acts and what they are like. Sure if Hermoine was talking about watermelon-izing spells and robbing Hagrid, that would be different. I'm talking about identifying with their personality, their ethics. If you read all the books while imagining her being black, THEY WOULD STILL BE THE SAME BOOKS.
#22 - Fair enough, I do respect that some Mormons do a lot of good i…  [+] (1 new reply) 07/19/2016 on Black Tweets Comp BLM Edition 0
#27 - thefjburninator (07/19/2016) [-]
Another Mormon here. The bit about the food and rent is incredibly helpful, as when both my parents were out of work they provided enough groceries every month to feed our family of 12 (we fit the stereotype of Mormons having tons of kids). Most Mormons you find will be rather kind and the few in exception aren't usually too bad
#16 - THE CHARGER IS YOUR DICK. HE'S TELLING YOU TO **** YOUR WIFE A… 07/19/2016 on waifu laifu +13
#11 - Can I ask, purely out of curiosity, why Mormonism? I mean I do…  [+] (4 new replies) 07/19/2016 on Black Tweets Comp BLM Edition 0
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#20 - bjorngrim (07/19/2016) [-]
Mormon Church helped out my family in a time of need. It was kinda our sanctuary since my family was homeless for a bit. They paid our rent and gave us food and a sense of hope for the future. A lot of mainstream Mormons don't believe that space Jesus shit or polygamy but every sect has their fair share of whack jobs.
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#22 - dudemiesterman (07/19/2016) [-]
Fair enough, I do respect that some Mormons do a lot of good in the world.
#27 - thefjburninator (07/19/2016) [-]
Another Mormon here. The bit about the food and rent is incredibly helpful, as when both my parents were out of work they provided enough groceries every month to feed our family of 12 (we fit the stereotype of Mormons having tons of kids). Most Mormons you find will be rather kind and the few in exception aren't usually too bad
#12 - anon (07/19/2016) [-]
mormons are usually born into mormonism, it isn't that different from the rest of christianity having shorn off the odder parts of the religion such as polygamy, though they're still heretics. Blasphemers, admit the pope is god's man on earth!
#10 - It is kind of weird to look in the mirror and be like "**… 07/19/2016 on Black Tweets Comp BLM Edition +9