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elizabeth  ·  351 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My new coup de coeur of a series

The fact that they talk about feminism, gay and aboriginal and black people etc is really cool. I really appreciate it and it would be a glaring omission to ignore it altogether. It's just that sometimes it comes out a bit talking-pointy and awkward. Like when 16 year old girls talk about kissing and one of them says something like "It's not okay if both people don't consent". Sure - but it's not a very believable dialog line and pulled me straight out of the time period illusion. I'm sure as we produce more socially conscious content, we'll get better at integrating it into a story more naturally :)

kleinbl00  ·  351 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah those passages are written by committee. Those of us in this hypercapitalist dystopia recognize it as a particularly Canadian attempt at young-adult government-funded box-checking.