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tbqh idk why people are acting like including Tauriel is some huge progressive addition to canon???? Tolkien had no problem including women that were warriors, ruling queens, strong mothers, brave princesses. Luthien anyone? Morwen? Galadriel? Eowyn? Haleth? He even writes in “Laws and Customs of the Eldar” that the Elves weren’t sticklers for gendered divisions of labor, so like Tauriel’s addition isn’t really a deviation from canon because Tolkien had plenty of WHITE women in his series.
so can we stop acting like we’ve arrived? wake up me when there’s a WOC in middle-earth and she aint no Orc
Chinese scans of the additional scene in Volume 12 by ishuihui
translation by 4chan anon [if I remember it correctly, the translation is based on the Japanese text that was posted a few days earlier when the spoiler pics first posted]
Late at night, Wall Maria, Shiganshina district wall
Ymir: Da~yum, now I’ve done it…
Y: Why this…
Huff x 4
Reiner: Ymir… huff, why did you come to our territory?
Y: Well… ‘cause I’m a baka
Y: I’ll be your souvenir for your homecoming.
Y: You can’t come back empty handed right?
R: If we head home there’s no hope for you you know?
R: If you’re gonna run… now’s the time
Y: …What you saying bakayaro
Y: I’m really fucking tired I don’t care
Bert: Ymir… Why’d you save me?
Y: I heard your voice…
Y: If you guys didn’t come to destroy this wall, I’d be in an eternal nightmare.
Y: I just… want to return what I took then.
Y: I’m the only one who knows your circumstances after all…
Y: You’re like me… couldn’t do anything by myself.
B: Thanks Ymir… sorry.
Y: Nah.. it’s not bad to play goddess.
Ok, friends, have a seat. I wanna school you on a thing.
Do you recognize this kickass lady, here? It’s ok if you don’t. That’s why we’re having this talk. This adorbs vision is none other than the freaking fabulous Maurissa Tancharoen, writer, producer, and fucking showrunner for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Y’all like Agents of SHIELD, right? Like all that snappy dialogue? Those great characters? Mo Tancharoen is who you should be thanking. Yeah, I know we’ve got the Whedon name slapped all over everything, and yeah that ups the numbers. But, y’all, Joss fucked off to go work on Avengers 2. This bonafide badass is who he left flying the quinjet.
Oh, did you see Doctor Horrible’s Sing-along Blog? Yeah, a lot of that was her, too. And Much Ado About Nothing? That eerie, gorgeous soundtrack? Also her. Were you one of those folks, like me, who thought Dollhouse was genius and really could have been something amazing? Guess who ran the show on that one.
Oh yeah, and she worked on the Avengers script, too. Also those Spartacus series on STARZ that apparently a lot of people liked.
Basically, Mo Tancharoen is a goddess of geek media, and, y’know, Asian-American with Thai roots. So she is an extra hardcore WoC getting shit done.
So when you talk about AoS - the good and the bad, the writing, the story arcs, and all the other shit we flail about - there is no fucking reason to bring Joss into it unless you’re talking about how this glorious queen’s contributions are erased and overshadowed by this white dude.
Maurissa Tancharoen, friends. Now you know.