I have been watching pieces of the hangout since I was at work and missed it (although I don’t know that I would have watched it had I been home), and I just want to throw out one thing: the fact that Joanna Sotomura is a WOC in a lead role is fantastic. However, that isn’t a pass to fall back on the “we chose the best person for the job” line when every other character ends up white. You can say it as many times as you want, but it does not change the fact that, at the end of the day, you are not casting diverse actors (or writing diverse characters—for example, not making any of the major characters LGBTQ+). If you claim you want diversity, make it happen. You are the ones with the power to do so.
If you want to stay out of the drama, then good for you. The only thing you need to know is that apparently we will be getting a month-long hiatus from new Emma Approved episodes. I couldn’t find a place where Bernie officially posted this, but he talked about it in the hangout.
It appears that the hiatus will be during the month of January.
EDIT Bernie made this google doc to organize his thoughts. He says the hiatus will be five weeks.
Emma Woodhouse: Grade A Cutie
Emma being a cutie pie.
Now it’s official.
Emma Woodhouse + “Tweetception” Outfit Appreciation
Emma (adorable) Woodhouse - Emma Approved Ep. 13