- Nov 6, 2014
Is there any evidence that he actually refered to them as latino in the book itself? If not, then it seems rather absurd to claim he's a bad author based upon content that isn't' even in the book.Karadalis said:Whos "we" exactly?Azure23 said:So him using widely understood cultural signifiers instead of saying, "and also these kinda brown people that have this particular accent" is what makes him a bad author? I'm assuming he doesn't out and out refer to race in his novel, that's not happened in any Star Wars media I've consumed, it's not like his "Latino" character is referencing having grown up in space Spain or something. I'm sure the author has other faults, (I mean the low reviews weren't ALL from space bigots, just a lot of them), but it just seems odd that that's the thing you're pointing to to make your case for his badness.Karadalis said:That just shows how bad this author is.. there are no "latino" in the star wars universe. There are only humans of different skin colors.. latino is more of a culture thing and im afraid there is no space spain or space mexico in star wars. Thus the author fails at star wars by inserting real world culture into a universe where earth has at best been described as a lost world.Rosiv said:Just as an aside, the author said there was, "an Latino man", but do Latinos exist in the star wars universe? Is there an earth with a Latin american population or some other explanation? I can understand black, because that describes skin color. I suppose the author could of gone with the concept of latino ~~ brownish dudes, seems a bit of an oversight though.
Also, "fails at Star Wars?" We had a good laugh over that one.
That he refers to "latinos" in a star wars setting is allready idiotic in on itselfe. It shows that hes a poor author, simple as that. A good author would have created a character based on the lore and setting of the fictional universe, its a huge galaxy with endless possibilities... and yet all he can think of is "latino in space"? What... do they hang around the bad parts of coruscant and call people gringos?
Its lazy and unimaginative and shows that he really doesnt give a shit.
What next? Space africans? Space chinese? Space indians? Space native americans? All onboard the lazy train! At this point good ol george could have written a better book... and he gave us the most cringe worthy romance since the twilight books for crying out loud.
Also to the person that quoted DBZ abridged...
The fact that he mentions a "black" man, rather than an African should make it abundantly clear that what he referred to as latino is simply a human of similar ethnicity, in the same way you would simply say white, or black. But there isn't really any generic term for latino (maybe tanned, but that's rather broad), so he simply said latino to mean a human who's appearance is roughly analogous to our idea of latino.Chuck Wendig said:And I dunno if you noticed, but the three new protagonists of the movie consist of a woman, a black man, a Latino man. The bad guys all look like white guys, too. So many meteors. So little time to squawk at them.)
It was a simple mistake he made while trying as hard as he can to cry "persecution" in order to deflect any criticism. You're over-blowing a petty quibble.
Edit: In actual fact, I somehow missed the fact that he's referring to the movie, and not his own work. So none of this discussion is even relevant.