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While I've never written fic anywhere near Big Bang length (although nenena's birthday present is slowly turning into one, orz IT WILL BE LATE), I did sign up to write meta. Because I have no problem going on about disabled characters for at least 1,000 words.
In not-entirely-unrelated news, I'm going to see Brave and Seven Psychopaths at the cheap movie theater today! BY MYSELF!
2. Relatedly, I CAN'T SHIP ANYONE RIGHT. D:
3. Related to *that,* my brain is all: "Hey! Since we're writing ridiculous Madoka crossovers anyway, why not write the one where Madoka takes wee!Death the Kid out fbhy erncvat (rot13)?" and I am all: "NOT WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, BRAIN."
4. I CAN'T SHIP ANYONE RIGHT. D: D:
5. At access_fandom is a survey about a future disability big bang. Curse my inability to write anything longer than 1400-odd words. Or draw well. Or SHIP ANYONE RIGHT D: D: D:
( Cut to spare your reading lists )
(Contains: discussion of obsessive-compulsive disorder, lots of pictures, and spoilers GALORE, including a huge one in chapter 70-something of the manga that doesn't appear in the anime at all but became essential to my argument, as I am me.)
( In which Cthulhu Mythos is gleefully turned on its ear )
Next time: the resident
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Drop a link to your wish-list in this post. Maybe someone will grant a wish.
I'm actually...pretty comfortable wishing for things! Like:
( Man, I am greedy )
There's also my wishlist for eastasianfandomgiftbag (Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Disgaea: A Promise Unforgotten, Excel Saga, Ga Rei: Zero, Ranma 1/2)
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can beyour favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.
It's easiest to do this by focusing on the last criterion. No points for guessing what these things have in common! :D
1. The People with Disabilities Being Awesome Commentfic Fest
A fest I hosted for last year's three_weeks_for_dw. My very first involvement with online fandom was access_fandom's Festibility fest, which celebrated characters with disabilities and was lots of fun.
I was amazed at the response the PWD Being Awesome fest got, loved everything people wrote, and can't wait to do it again this year. The major change I'd make (so far) is to open it up to more/all kinds of fanworks: art, vids, filk, poetry, FSTs, etc. (And there are still fabulous prompts there!)
2. Apex (ATLA, Azula)
I wrote this for white_lotus's Lunar New Year Gift Exchange last year. It's helpful to remember it now, as I panicked about it, too. It didn't turn out the way I'd originally thought it would, but it's still the most complex thing I've ever written. It's also the first time I dealt with Azula's disability directly. (She got me back by making me do geometry and have to deal with my disability directly AT THE SAME TIME. Jerk.)
3. Correspondence (ATLA, Zuko, Azula)
Oh, man, is it hard to get these two to have a conversation they don't want to have. There was so much balking and complaining and, "Yeah, you're ending the story now, right?" I had to break out the "Obey the Captain" shirt, it was so bad. But I also got to fill in some gaps, and put something in that I left out of Apex out of fear.
4. Stars (Ranma 1/2, Ryoga, Ranma, Akane)
I'm proud of this story because, on the one hand, I really, really wanted it and, on the other, was terrified of it because it made me feel exposed and vulnerable in a way that nothing I've written before ever has. (And the parts that made me feel most exposed and vulnerable to write are actually my favorites.) One difference between Ryoga and I is that I have a "safe place" (my house) and he doesn't. I always thought he should have one. Then I read melannen's Lost and Found, which actually deals with this (eee!), and gave me the courage to write this story.
But I was also terrified that I'd break something, because Ryoga is also a really awesome and capable guy! Who can beat up a bunch of dudes at the same time and use his own angst as a weapon! I was really worried about making him look weak and/or helpless, or about turning Ranma into Ryoga's savior or something. So it was very important that Ryoga have some explicit "I'm going to handle my disability the way I want" power.
LOOK AT THIS, INTERNET!
IT'S LIKE IF THE TOPH-AZULA THING HAPPENED IN
[Transcript: Ryoga and Mousse in hot springs, visible from the waist up, not wearing shirts, grabbing each other's hands and grinning and laughing.
RYOGA: "Excellent, if we work as a team how can we possibly get lost?"
MOUSSE: "It's the perfect partnership!"]
Now, it's too much for me to hope for the Epic Adventures of Mousse and Ryoga, wherein their respective disabilities are treated seriously and they kick ass and take names and perform awesome Interdependence Fu (which is nowhere near as ridiculous as canon makes it look; I know this from personal experience). But, goddamn, fandom, do you not see the ENORMOUS SHIPPING POTENTIAL HERE?
SHAME ON YOU ALL. *pouts in corner*
Rating: SFW. No content notes apply
Fandom: Ranma 1/2
Kink: vanilla kink
Word count: 16
( Lunchtime )
I don't actually have a "danger" square, but I wrote this anyway:
Rating: SFW. Canon-style ableist language
Fandom: Ranma 1/2
Word count: 35
( Scary! )
Rating: SFW, no content notes.
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Word count: 17
( Shh )
For those who have participated/are participating in the PWD Being Awesome commentfic fest who want to post their stuff at the Archive of Our Own, I've made a People With Disabilities Being Awesome collection (user name="awesome_pwd" site=archiveofourown.org>). Posting there is not mandatory at all--it's just an option.
Even though Three Weeks for Dreamwidth is over, you can still play! (There are prompts I want to fill, still). Again, here is the list of prompts on Delicious. You can keep prompting, too.
Title: We Expected Better from the Wolf Man
Verse: Res animabvertunt
Setting: The 1940s
Characters: Charles, Trixie
Content notes: Disturbing imagery.
Word count: 557
Summary: In which the not-really Antichrist and his not-actually land-beast are not at all impressed with Of Mice and Men. Also, the morality brigade doesn't understand Latin.
Note: What? You don't remember the amusement park in Dante's Inferno?
Also-also! If there's anything else I can do to make prompts easier to find (or make anything else easier), please let me know!
Welcome to the People with Disabilities (PWD) Being Awesome Commentfic Fest!
I love people with disabilities doing awesome things. In the spirit of Festibility at access_fandom I thought: "What better time to celebrate people with disabilities being awesome than three_weeks_for_dw ?" (In the shower this morning, because I am the best planner ever.)
( The rules )