I’m the type of person that likes diversity in TV shows and movies. There should be gender diversity — a pretty equal balance between females and males and the cast should be racially diverse, in my opinion. Of course, this does not hold for period pieces or settings that clearly have a dominant race or clearly sexist society or something. I’m not a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) or anything, I just want diversity—not white males dominating the screen all the time.

Which kind of makes my writings a bit interesting.

Right now, the ‘main’ cast is:

  • Cyclone
  • King Fla’neiel
  • Spellbinder
  • Farrco
  • Hequera

Two females and three males. At least it isn’t one female and four males, but it isn’t completely balanced. It being five and odd causes this, but of the principle four (‘the main group’) only Spellbinder identifies as female. I don’t really count Farrco as ‘male’ per say, but he uses the ‘he’ pronoun due to more simplistic reasons (which will be explored in Threads that Bind the Tempest aka book 3, which is going swimmingly, if I were swimming in loose sand.) But regardless, there isn’t really the balance that my gender diversity cravings want and the …

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Being a (Female) Author

Because for some reason there has to be a distinction.

There was this show on the Syfy channel called Warehouse 13. It was a solid family-fun flick about a secret warehouse that contained legendary objects of famous people, things like Ferdinand Magellan’s Astrolabe. It had a way of using the watcher’s knowledge and expectation of history as a base and making a story out of twisting it.

One of those ways was the introduction of H.G Wells. As in, the renowned author. I will not go into details on how the author came to be in the present day, but it happened. And it was magnificent. Why?

Because in Warehouse 13‘s world, H.G Wells was not Herbert G. Wells, but Helena G. Wells.

That’s right: H.G Wells was a woman. In the show, she explains how she had to publish her work through her brother if she wanted to have any hope of it seeing appreciation.

Fast forward to now, and there are still struggles for female authors. It is still a male-dominated world. Self-publishing is working in favor of women, but there are still

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