I give you Beardy Unwashed Fantasy Guy. He spends his time in Mead Halls. He thinks writing about not white people would be a lot of work and frankly there just weren’t people of color in the part of Europe he is basing his Fantasy off of. Besides, writing people of Color would be hard. And this isn’t the real world anyways.
Create your own sarcastic as fuck Beardy Unwashed Fantasy Guys here
Just you guys know. This post has been going around uncredited. Turdle here made every single one of those and it’s always nice to try and redirect folks back to the source sometimes (especially when she created this meme for a specific purpose, to which people are clueless kind of and it’s just easier to redirect them back to this anyway.)
In either case, there’s a link there where you can MAKE YOUR OWN, so. Yeah.
I am so mad though. I literally made these a year ago, and now they’re being taken from me without the original context.
I made it when, during Nanowrimo prep (that’s National Novel Writing Month), I noticed people were commenting on the exclusion of POCs in the Fantasy genre. Someone told me their ancestors were probably beardy unwashed white guys chugging mead in beer halls.
IN FACT, this is the EXACT quote that inspired my other posts:
I don’t like the notion that fantasy authors are under some kind of obligation to present ethnically diverse worlds. I’m English, and a fair sized part of English history consists of unwashed beardy white people in mead halls. If I’m inspired by my own history and cultural heritage, then that’s what I’m damn well going to write about. I’m not writing about some other culture just to appease the people who think there aren’t enough black characters in fantasy, or whatever. You want it, you write it. Nothing to do with me.
It made me angry! REALLY ANGRY. So I made GEE, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO RESEARCH WRITING CHARACTERS OF COLOR TASTEFULLY. Then I made that meme. This has been in my blog for eleven months now. It’s weird as hell to see it yanked from me, posted by someone else w/out credit or the CONTEXT of the original post and the original comment and why he’s the Beardy Unwashed White Fantasy Guy meme, but there it is. These are all mine, and I wrote them and this is why.
yay, thank you for making this meme, I love it so much
(Source: turdlewexler, via hamburgerjack)