March 2nd, 2012, 10:32 PM
Things Fall Apart
Suggesting a genetic disposition to "powers" is not offensive, I don't think. Goodkind's "Seeker" universe made it very clear that only certain bloodlines have magic. And Harry Potter.
That, I would certainly not worry about unless you say something like no African or Asian descendants have magic. That would be racist and also completely ridiculous, as they are far more "magical" than us white folk for the most part.
March 2nd, 2012, 10:59 PM
Now who's being racist, hmm?
Originally Posted by AZimmer23
March 3rd, 2012, 12:15 AM
Things Fall Apart
THEM, you rock.
And I did say "for the most part." ; P!
Last edited by AZimmer23; March 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 AM.
March 3rd, 2012, 08:23 PM
True, but we are talking about something that is the "real world" here, Goodkind probably wasn't too worried about offending Dharans (sp?). I would be essentially playing around with sterotypes, or at least my likely skewed image of cultures.
So let's I say that the folk in the Carpathian Mountain regions have a tendency towards powers that allow them to leech strength and energy, thus we have the legends of vampires strongly associated with this region which have become warped by time and misunderstanding, etc. Is that potentially offensive? I hope not as I'm not planning to designate any power as good or evil, but I'm slightly worried about it.
March 4th, 2012, 12:45 AM
as a proud Carpathian, i am indeed offended. Just because my skin is almost transparent it is so pale and I am inhumanly good looking and totally buff and ripped doesn't mean i go around sucking the blood from peoples bodies. although i do. but it doesn't allow you to stereotype me. so quit it
March 4th, 2012, 02:30 AM
Speaks fluent Bawehrf
People are going to get offended no matter what you do. If you try and second-guess everything, you'll never get started. And it's clearly not a big deal if your world is racist (by our real-world standards) - look at Avatar! Just turn your minorities into aliens/magic creatures and job's a good 'un.