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Chromatic Discworld! 
25th-Jan-2010 06:36 pm
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I realise I have to catch up on my thirty days meme, but I figure that I get weekends free on account of actually working for actual money. Plus I got to see my sister and niece, and that's worth more than blogging.

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 colourliviapenn  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.
Opinions 
25th-Jan-2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
I really this a lot and especially with the Discworld where it doesn't take much to play with what the humans look like. Also Ben Kingsley makes such a great Patrician, these are just awesome.
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