Netflix releases creepy Death Note clip showing Willem Dafoe’s Ryuk
The film comes from Blair Witch director Adam Wingard and stars Nat Wolff, of The Fault In Our Stars, and Willem Dafoe, of a ton of things but let’s just say The English Patient because I was thinking about it recently and he’s very good in it. The film has already courted some controversy for casting white actors in the leading roles of a Japanese property, so it’s not clear quite how well the film is going to play for longtime fans. Read more
Name: Bryn (may vary because I’m questioning gender and trying different names to see what fits. Bryn has been nice so far)
Age: 13 (14 in December)
Language(s): English (Learning Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, and Japanese)
TV shows/Anime - Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Psych, The Fosters, Attack On Titan, Black Butler, Steven Universe, and more
Books - Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Mortal Instruments, The Fault In Our Stars, Looking For Alaska, and more
Musicians - Dodie Clark, NateWantsToBattle, Set It Off, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, twenty one pilots, My Chemical Romance, Katastrofe (norwegian band), Black Veil Brides, and more
YouTubers - Jacksepticeye, Doddleoddle, NateWantsToBattle, Game Theory, Conan Gray, Marzia Bisognin, Dan and Phil, Thomas Sanders, Ben J Pierce, MilesChronicles, Shane Dawson, SSSniperwolf, and more
I like guitar and piano and hoping to learn to play both. I love space, conspiracy theories, scary things, m e m e s
Likes (in a friend): kind, non-judgemental, if we can vent/rant to each other, sense of humor, Snapchatting, possibly Skyping once we get to know each other? Also possibly watching things together on Rabbit?
Dislikes (in a friend):rude, doesn’t support LGBT+, racist, justifies rape and abuse, doesn’t listen, sexist
Age Range Preference: 13-16
How to Contact Me: I’d prefer we start talking over Tumblr. Mine is @alienspacedust After talking we can switch to Instagram or Snapchat if you’d like.
Are you participating in the 30 day challenge?Sure!
Sure! I need to read a lot more myself, especially by non-majority authors, but here are some…
All of the Above by Juno Dawson – Lots of diversity in terms of sexuality (including asexual representation); main character is bisexual and mixed race.
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne – Main character has OCD and anxiety.
Eleanor & Parkby Rainbow Rowell – One of the two protagonists is mixed white and Korean.
Hollow Pike by Juno Dawson – Features a relationship between two girls.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman –Comes out in about two weeks. Alice has said that four of the five main characters are LGBTQ+.
Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott – Set in Japan-like fantasy world. Japanese lead and black love interest.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman – Main character has depression, and there’s a beautiful relationship between two boys (which is explored in more detail in the novella Nick and Charlie).
The Art of Being Normalby Lisa Williamson – Story focuses on two trans characters (one trans boy, one trans girl).
The City’s Son by Tom Pollock – Main character’s best friend is Muslim and plays a key role; I believe she becomes the protagonist in the sequel, The Glass Republic.
The Engelsfors trilogy by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg – One of the protagonists is mixed white and Iranian; main love story is between two girls.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins– This isn’t reflected by the film adaptation, but Katniss is olive-skinned and of ambiguous ethnicity in the text.
The Spider King’s Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo – Set in Lagos, all-Nigerian cast.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – Set in Khorasan (modern-day Iran); racially diverse characters; Middle Eastern lead and love interest(s).
Way Down Dark by James Smythe – Main character is of mixed Japanese and aboriginal Australian descent.
Wing Jones by Katherine Webber – Out in early 2017. Mixed race lead, black love interest.
Also, if I may recommend some Adult titles: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley features a central relationship between a Japanese man and an English man, and River of Ink by Paul M. M. Cooperis set in Sri Lanka and has an all-POC cast (as far as I could tell).
Unfortunately, I haven’t any books with physically disabled main characters, apart from The Fault in Our Stars. This is something I’d like to correct, so please feel free to shoot me some recommendations.
Juno Dawson also has a great list of diverse books here.