So I’m curious, what do you guys think makes a good web series?
What do you love about your favorites?
What do you dislike about others?
What do you want to see more of?
I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot lately, just because NMTD has taken over my heart in… a way that no other webseries has been able. Yes, I’ve enjoyed other series during their run (LBD specifically, but that… I’ll talk about that in a moment), but it’s always been with kind of a eh factor. I can enjoy this, I can watch it, while also admitting that it is flawed in many ways. And while I have had to do that with NMTD, the issues have been completely different. Anyways, this is my attempt to outline my thoughts. Cut for a lot of feelings + NMTD praising.
There actually was a period where I seriously considered writing a piece about the lack of representation in NMTD, because even though I love it to death, I think too often in popular media, if the thing is really, really good, people just like to ignore lack of representation, and that really can’t go on. Since I’m a white, straight girl, I decided I probably shouldn’t be the one to do it; I would love for someone to write lack of representation in NMTD, but I honestly don’t think I’m qualified.
I am really happy that this is a discussion that has emerged, because, between a ridiculously amount of smiling and squeeing, the lack of representation was one of the first things I noticed about this show, and for the longest time I was so confused by the fact that no one talked about or addressed it. Yay for talking about it in a mature and controlled manner! Yay for loving things while also acknowledging they have problems!
I don’t know if I’m the best person to write this either. I mean I don’t exactly know what I would say about it other than what I’ve said already. I have a decent grasp on some problems PoC face (not so much the LGBTQIA+ community, but I would like to see someone who isn’t straight talk about that, actually even that crew member could do it if they feel comfortable), but I’m representative of only a small portion of the PoC community. I do want to see a larger discussion on this, but I’m not sure I’m the one to start it.
I mainly agree with what has been said before. But I just wanted to ask a thing, I think it’s ramannoodles20 who talked about it. You said something I quite don’t understand about PoC in groups of friends. The fact that Ursula couldn’t be the only one in the group of friends because she’s supposed to be mainly with Asians (or something like that). I don’t seem why that would be. Maybe it’s because I’m French and the society is not the same but I find this a bit nonsense that OBVIOUSLY she HAS TO have a group of peers with only Asians. I mean I have friends with all colours of skin and has had them for years. In my high school (and it was weird at the beginning for me as in my middle there were people of colours and origins (and it wasn’t a problem, it was normal)), there weren’t many PoC but we didn’t make differences between WoC and PoC, I mean. It’s not because you have arab or black people that they have to be in groups by themselves. In our group, I can’t even say the number of PoC because I don’t care. The one thing I can say is that it’s not because a PoC is with a group of white friends that it’s not her “main” friend group with whom she always is… (And let’s speak the truth most of us are mixed race at some point (I’m white but have Jewish and Berbère descent at some point). I agree that there should be diversity in the media and everything and as I said I agree with what has been said before but the whole thing of “race” and everything, I don’t like it. I hate the word “Race” (but that’s a French thing I think)).
Anyway, it was supposed to be a short thing and I went to talk about things I had intended to talk about in another post not necessarily about NMTD
Pheew ! I’m so happy to be done with this ! So I couldn’t help myself and drew some more Teddy/Victoire..
I like to think that being raised with Harry, Teddy automatically tags along with the great tradition of Weasley gatherings, so he goes to Fleur & Bill’s house pretty often. okay. Maybe a little too often.