Okay friends, strap in, this is going to be quite a rant about cultural appropriation and all the interactions that have been bothering me lately. I am just sick of hearing from my (predominantly white) friends how indignation at cultural appropriation is so "extra" and unnecessary, so here is my attempt to explain through my south Asian/desi lens exactly what I consider to be cultural appropriation and why it bugs me. Basically it boils down to this: If I get fun of for a certain part of my culture or heritage, but a white person can do the same thing and is applauded for being "boho chic", it's cultural appropriation. If a bunch of white people start profiting off of a part of my culture or start a "trend" without acknowledging the source, that's cultural appropriation too. Golden Milk Lattes This beverage has been making the rounds on all the health-focused hipster health blogs, and is essentially an up-cycled version of a tr
Sanderson always puts so much detail into the worlds and characters he writes about, so it's so easy to imagine them all in my head. I was curious about if other people imagined them the same way, and I started poking around on google imags/deviantart/tumblr. Look at the fantastic pieces of art I found! Cover artist Michael Whelan's concept art of different characters (see more art on his website, http://www.michaelwhelan.com/stormlight-archive-original-art/) Kaladin Stormblessed Szeth, the assassin in white Shallan, drawing as usual Fan art This cartoon is adorable! I don't know who Navani is though (maybe she'll appear soon?) Botanicaxu from DeviantArt came up with this sketch. She has lots of other Stormlight art as well! Somnicide , also from DeviantArt made this beautiful drawing of Dalinar attacking the chasmfiend: This is supposedly the cover of the Chinese edition of the book. ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL?