HBO’s House of the Dragon and woke casting, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Once upon a time, HBO’s House of the Dragon was praised for its commitment to diversity, and anyone who disagreed was attacked as a racist, but suddenly the woke have completely changed direction, and they’re now claiming black story lines haven’t been given the proper respect, wondering whether black people should watch the show at… Continue reading HBO’s House of the Dragon and woke casting, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Fantasy games and literature: The woke crusade against the genre continues

A recent article in Harper’s Bazaar concludes that fantasy has become a “stronghold for white supremacy,” starting with the work of J.R.R Tolkien, which can be reduced to “the story of white men reclaiming their world.”  This is a radical retelling of an incredibly complex genre, requiring the erasure of seminal fantasy authors such as… Continue reading Fantasy games and literature: The woke crusade against the genre continues

The Rings of Power: The good, the bad, and the Spielberg

Beyond the accusations of woke casting or challenges modernizing Christian morality, the problem has always been that no one alive can write on the level required to realize Tolkien’s vision.  Tolkien was a master of his craft and a singular genius, one of the greatest writers who ever lived and widely considered the greatest of… Continue reading The Rings of Power: The good, the bad, and the Spielberg

Amazon’s woke take on Tolkien provokes another racial controversy

The announcement that there will be elves, dwarves, and other species of color prompts Tolkien purists to claim Amazon Studios is destroying the franchise, which of course prompts accusations of racism and bigotry from the usual suspects.  Of course, few bother to consider that elves and dwarves aren’t real and aren’t human at all… Last… Continue reading Amazon’s woke take on Tolkien provokes another racial controversy