Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Why I am writing a sci-fi series (well, one reason)

Has everyone seen the new Star Wars film? Revenge of the Sith?

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All right, can we talk about this for a second? Am I the only person that thinks it's strange that 'a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away', there's all these white people walking around dressed up like Japanese people? And not a single Japanese person in sight?! Did that strike anybody as being slightly ungrateful?

'Cause let's face it, folks, if it weren't for Japanese people, there would be no Obi-Wan Kenobi, okay. There would be no Kwi Gon Jinn

Is there some nether region of the galaxy where there are all these Japanese people walking around dressed up like Vikings? You know, in lederhosen?

And I'm not stingy, I'm all about sharing our culture. You know, go ahead, outfit Natalie Portman like she's some Mongolian princess, you know. Dress up Liam Neeson like he's some Samurai warrior. Let's just acknowledge where the sh*t comes from, okay?

- Alec Mapa, Wisecrack (2005)