Hello, I agree with your stance on many issues, but one thing that "bugs" me is this whole "what being POC means" being applied to fanworks for the DA universe. Afaik in Thedas being POC just means you are of certain lineage or from a certain region. There is no apparent "racism" based on the color of one's skin, not to mention "being POC" means different things to different individuals irl, such as me, who isn't white or black and are often excluded from the POC discourse.
Just because the game doesn’t portray racism with skin color, it doesn’t mean the racism isn’t there. It really is, but is shown otherwise.
The game was made by (mostly) white people and there are some stereotypes imo?
Like how most important characters are white and humans?
When characters of color are forgotten or die soon or have little impact in the story? Like how in the concept art elves are supposed to be POC and then in the game they are white?
Then you see Bioware favoring white characters because they are “fandom favorite” and brilliant characters like Vivianne are watered down. Do you see Devs talking about Vivianne, Zevran, Isabela etc? I dont.
We have important POC characters, yes. But not enough? :/
When it comes to fanworks, it’s how the fandom treats people.
“Hey I have this X headcanon (that’s usually made by someone who’s POC, LGBTQA) What you think?”
and then they are ignored or someone will come up with “Look it isn’t canon because X character is this way. So, you are not allowed to have this headcanon because it goes against the story/universe”.
As I said sometimes it isn’t just about skin color but other forms of racism. I was talking about POC, but it also applies to LGBTQA.