I'm taking one post out from that to celebrate a little meme that's been doing the rounds and that caught my eye on When Fangirls Attack!: Chromatic Fandoms.
It started with handyhunter recasting a bunch of Marvel characters as people of colour. liviapenn cast Spiderman and the Fantastic Four then BossyMarmalade and second_batgirl took on the X Men
Then nextian spread it to DC, with Vertigo's Lucifer, and katarin and poisonivory went for the rest of the DCU.
Then it spread to other fandoms, with entwashian tackling Buffy and trascendenza recasting Star Trek not only with people of colour, but women of colour.
I couldn't get this out of my head, so I found myself accidentally doing for the Discworld.
Starting with the obvious, of course:
Death: James Earl Jones
Havelock Vetinari: Ben Kingsley
Samuel Vimes: Edward James Olmos
Carrot Ironfoundersson -Rick Yune
Angua von Uberwald - Rosario Dawson
She'd have to get naked an awful lot. How would we cope?
Fred Colon: Craig Charles
Sorry, Craig. Shouldn't have let that picture get out, really.
Mustrum Ridcully - Don Warrington
Rincewind - Kulvinder Ghir
Granny Weatherwax: Nichelle Nichols
Nanny Ogg - Meera Syal
We'd need a little bit of age makeup there, but I think it'd work.
Magrat Garlick - Lenora Crichlow
Susan Sto Helit: Naoko Mori
Ponder Stibbons: John Cho
Sybil Vimes: Queen Latifah
Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler - Sanjeev Baskar
Moist von Lipwig: Adrian Lester
Spike - Lyndsey Marshal
Can we all take a moment to reflect how hot that couple is?
Glenda Sugarbean - Nina Wadia
Trevor Likely: Dev Patel
I didn't get everyone I wanted - I ended up not doing Nobby Nobbs and any non-humans (well, two non-humans and one mostly human) because that seemed to spark the STEREOTYPE part of my brain and that's not the point of the meme, is it?
(I would say that I would probably cast male actors as dwarfs - even as Cheri - as the point is that to humans all dwarfs look male)
ETA: I know people are still being linked to this, and I'd really appreciate it if you took the time to read this later post, thank you.