Should we perhaps reconsider the name of the awards?
I ask especially for two reasons: - I think for a long time we were able not to worry about possibly offensive implications, because our leader was himself a person of colour, but he is no longer with us. - Daniel Handler has had a lot of negative attention recently, and I'm concerned about the implications of some people finding out the leading fansite for his work has an award called the Darkies.
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Post by Stay-at-homet on Mar 23, 2018 17:20:43 GMT -5
I'd like them to happen. We all know from experience that Anka is more than competent in arranging them, so that would be entirely satisfactory to me, but it'd also be interesting to see someone else's take on them. I don't personally have the time to do it, but if I did, I'd definitely have liked to arrange things.
I agree that in light of certain controversies and our increasing relevance what with the Netflix show and all, it'd be in order to change the name of the awards show. I like the idea of having each award corresponding to a 667 apartment (oh no, did I just disqualify myself from winning apt. 23?). Alternatively, we could call it the In Awards, and present the awards as lots at the In Auction.
I was thinking perhaps the Bombinating Beasts, with each winner receiving an imaginary statue of the Beast, but I like a lot of these ideas too.
AS for who named them, presumably Tragedy, who is entitled to make such jokes in the same way that Bandit is entitled to make jokes about The Jews.
that excuse only works if Tragedy was the only one who participated in the "darkies". that's not the case though, as people of different races participate in the darkies, so it's totally irrelevant who came up with the name. and I'm saying that as someone who has no problem with it being called the darkies and opposed to any "entitlement" business. however, i don't really care if it's re-named, as long as it's not dumber than darkies, like "aveneueys" or "move in day".
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