beatrice_otter: Cover of Janelle Monae's Archandroid album (Janelle Monae)
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For those of you who might not know, Janelle Monae is an awesomely talented Afrofuturist R&B singer whose first three albums tell the story of an android named Cindi Mayweather (played by Janelle). Cindi falls in love with a human and is thus to be hunted down and destroyed! But she eludes the hunters and goes on a journey through time and space, giving hope to her oppressed people. The songs are excellent, the story is great, the videos that go with it are awesome, if you're not already listening you should be. There are already some really good stories over at AO3, and the album arc has been nominated for [community profile] yuletide , so I am hopeful that there will be more coming soon.

To promote it I made icons!

Total Icon Count: 26

Teasers:



She's the Archandroid, the Electric Lady #1

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Not Prime Time (AO3 collection)
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Not Ready For Prime Time (Fandoms), or otherwise known as Not Prime Time, is a gen, het, femslash, and slash multifandom secret fiction exchange for medium sized fandoms, including any RPF fandoms with under 20,000 fics.

Currently we are taking sign ups from now until April 30th. There are plenty of medium sized fandoms with characters of colors as well as anime/manga and Asian video game fandoms and we'd love to see more requests in these fandoms. Here is the sign up form. If you need an AO3 account invite, please let me know.
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fancake banner for round 35 characters of color: thematic multi-fandom recs


[community profile] fancake is hosting a round of fanfiction recs featuring characters of colour. They have a post listing characters of colour in various fandoms that might be useful to members of this comm, and you can find the recs themselves under their tag.
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Looking for a fun, easy, no pressure icon challenge? [community profile] chromicons is back again hosting a seven week icon challenge. All you have to do to participate is create a minimum of ten icons fulfilling the round's challenge, each featuring a person/character of color. Enter at any time, it is not necessary to participate every week.

RULES & INFORMATION || ROUND 1


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The Archive of Our Own has posted a list of proposed category changes here. These changes include providing a way to search by source language and source nationality.

It's interesting because [community profile] dark_agenda was one of the first fannish places to introduce those distinctions into categorising fandoms. There are several commenters on that post who don't get why anyone would want to sort in such a way.

If you use AO3 for reading/posting fic, you might want to go over and give your own feedback to their proposed changes, because it will be good for them to hear from a diverse range of fans.
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From the latest news post:
The Archive now has improved features for wrangling fandom tags, however, so we've changed our guidelines for wrangling them. Starting immediately, we'll be wrangling fandom tags in all languages as "Original Language Title | Translated English Title", using the original language's writing system. (For fandoms which do commonly use the transliterated titles, such as many anime and manga fandoms, the canonicals will be in the form "Original Language Title | Transliterated Title [| Translated English Title (if it exists)


Which I think is catching up to the care and concern the Dark Agenda mods put into inclusive tagging when they ran Kaleidoscope on AO3. Hopefully this year Kaleidoscope will feature fandoms in languages with scripts that are new to AO3; I'd especially like to see how Arabic and Farsi get dealt with.

(Of course everyone is free to go in and start editing tags to previous stories to give the hard-working tag wranglers more material to test the new feature with.)
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Sign up form

Not Ready For Prime Time (Fandoms), or otherwise known as Not Prime Time, is a gen, het, femslash, and slash multifandom secret fiction exchange for medium sized fandoms. This is for the fandoms that are no longer eligible for Yuletide but are not megafandoms.

Sign ups run until the 25th and there are plenty of medium sized fandoms with characters of colors as well as anime/manga and Asian video game fandoms. We'd love to see more sign ups for characters of color.
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Hello everyone! I am holding a non-western fandom friending meme for those of you who'd like to find more people reading, watching, enjoying, and otherwise chattering about the various (non-western) fandoms you are interested in or want to know more about!
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A Mosque Among The Stars was the first anthology that dealt with the subject of Muslim characters and/or Islamic themes and Science Fiction.  It is now available for free.  I haven't read it so I don't know if it's any good, but I wanted to pass this along since it is relevant to our interests.  Also, there are interesting interviews and such in the rest of the site.

A Mosque Among The Stars

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Hello doers of darkness, this just a quick note to let you know that for unknown reasons, Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 AO3 Collections have reverted back to anonymous. We've submitted a support request to AO3 and, hopefully, they will look into the issue for us. Thank you for your patience and apologies for the inconveniences again!

ETA: Thanks to the AO3 team, the issue is fixed!
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Hi doers of darkness, creators for Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats have been (re)revealed!

We would like to thank everyone for hanging with us through various mishaps and bumps and we thank you again to all our participants, especially our pinch-hitters [archiveofourown.org profile] dhobikikutti, [archiveofourown.org profile] kyuuketsukirui, [archiveofourown.org profile] Lihai, [archiveofourown.org profile] ryfkah, [archiveofourown.org profile] springgreen, [archiveofourown.org profile] thesecondbatgirl and [archiveofourown.org profile] troisroyaumes. Thank you for participating, for supporting and for continuing to make this challenge so joyful and rewarding to run!

We were delighted to see fanworks from repeated fandoms (fandoms that received submissions last year and this year) such as Dí Rénjié, Capital Scandal, Hújiā Shíbā Pāi, Keizoku 2: SPEC, Jaymee Goh's Lunar Year's End and Natsume Yūjin-chō and from new ones like Arctic Expeditions RPF, Bollywood RPF, D.E.B.S. (2004), Peking Opera Blues (1986), FAKE, Fēngshēng (2009), Gokusen, Gung (Goong), The House of Aunts, Hōrō Musuko, Jūni Kokuki, Kaze Hikaru, Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah, Kodomo no Jikan, Koko Kara Dou Suru?, Literary RPF, Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Midnight's Children, The Paper Menagerie, Power Rangers Turbo, Scandal, Scott Pilgrim, Sengoku jidai, Sleep Dealer (2008), Smoke Signals (1998), Sun Sword, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Throne of the Crescent Moon, Toaru Kagaku no Rērugan, Toshokan Sensō, Truth: Red White and Black, Ultra Maniac, Vampire Prosecutor and Zhōngguó shénhuà; and we were equally excited to see submissions ranging from artworks, graphics, mixes, stories and vids. Thank you, doers of darkness, we are very grateful.

In closing, we re-opened Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 AO3 collection and it will remain open for submissions. We welcome and encourage artwork, graphic, mix, story and vid submissions inspired by prompts from Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange 2012 Sign-Ups, Kaleidoscope Comment Prompts and Dear Doers of Darkness Letters, by fanworks submitted this year from creators who granted permission to create secondary works or even by fandoms and characters nominated for Kaleidoscope 2012.

Additionally, if you have links to Kaleidoscope 2012 fanworks-related posts, please continue to link them to us at Kaleidoscope 2012: Discussions, Links and Recs, and now that creators are revealed, if you'd like us to include an alternative link to your fanwork(s) at List of Kaleidoscope & Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 Fanworks, please comment there with a link.

We hope you continue on pushing the dark agenda, doers of darkness! Happy belated observance of Dia de los Muertos!

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Hello doers of darkness, we would like to apologize again that creators were revealed early and that anonymity was spoiled for most of us. As has been updated by [personal profile] dhobikikutti (thank you, [personal profile] dhobikikutti!), anonymity has been restored thanks to the AO3 team, but recipients will have received an email notification with their assigned participant's AO3 username attached and AO3 members who subscribed to a particular creator will have received a similar email notification. We are so sorry, doers of darkness.

However, with anonymity restored, many of us would like that anonymity to remain for those of us who still don't know some of the creators' identity so we ask everyone to try our best to keep ours and other participants' super secret identity a secret (to quote one participant). :) We appreciate your help and apologize for the inconveniences!

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Not A Mod, but thought I would point out that the AO3 Kaleidoscope collection seems to have been restored to an anonymous state, so people who were thinking of posting about their status as authors should please hold on and let those of us who enjoy the guessing period make the most of this!

Honor system, people - if you know whose written what, please treat the information as a spoiler!
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Hello doers of darkness, Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 are live! We made an error and creators are revealed early (anonymity since restored), but this year, we have about 56 fanworks from about 43 participants, including those who signed up for Kaleidoscope and submitted fanwork(s), those who created fanworks for Kaleidoscope Treats and those who pinch-hit for us. ) We are incredibly grateful for your work, doers of darkness!

When we finalized the schedule for Kaleidoscope this year, we chose October 26 as the date for Kaleidoscope to go live because your dear moderators thought it was Diwali. Unfortunately, your moderators made a mistake: Diwali is 13 November this year. However, Kaleidoscope 2012 Go Live is still dedicated to Diwali so happy early दीपावली, தீபாவளி, तिहार, दिवाली, દિવાળી, दिवाळी, ದೀಪಾವಳಿ, धाकली दिवाळी, ദീപാവലി, ଦୀପାବଳୀ, ਦਿਵਾਲੀ, దీపావళి, دیوالی and Diwali!

If you've made a post about Kaleidoscope, discussing, linking and/or reccing your received Kaleidoscope fanworks and/or other Kaleidoscope fanworks, please link them here and we'll compile the links! Feel free to flail or start a thread in the comments as well!

List of Discussions, Links and Recs )

To promote Kaleidoscope -- we appreciate any signal-boosting! -- below are some templates to copy & paste in your journaling or social platform:

Dreamwidth & LiveJournal Template )

Tumblr Template )

Twitter Template )

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Hi doers of darkness, we made an error when trying to reveal the challenge and accidentally made the challenge revealed & unanonymous and can not revert the challenge back to anonymous though we tried to change the collection setting. We apologize immensely for the error!
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Hello doers of darkness, both Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 are now live!

You may browse through fanworks using AO3's Kaleidoscope's works and Kaleidoscope Treats's works navigation interfaces or through the list below.

Happy listening, reading, viewing and watching, doers of darkness! And happy early दीपावली, தீபாவளி, तिहार, दिवाली, દિવાળી, दिवाळी, ದೀಪಾವಳಿ, धाकली दिवाळी, ദീപാവലി, ଦୀପାବଳୀ, ਦਿਵਾਲੀ, దీపావళి, دیوالی and Diwali!

List of Kaleidoscope & Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 Fanworks )

Please let us know if there are any corrections!

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Hi doers of darkness, this a friendly note that we will be closing Kaleidoscope and Kaleidoscope Treats in ~30 Minutes in preparation of the challenge going live!
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Thank you, doers of darkness! We have two in-progress submissions left and in order to give our pinch-hitters time to finish their fanwork and us more time to prepare for go live, we're extending the go live day to 2012 October 27, 9:00 PM PDT. Thank you, doers of darkness, for your patience and understanding!
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Hello doers of darkness, how is the wait for Kaleidoscope go live going? Are you busily trying to DO ALL TREATS or to finish a pinch hit? Feel free to flail or panic in the comments, anonymously or otherwise!

For those who are contemplating treats, please consider checking out Kaleidoscope Prompts & Treats where treaters and pinch hitters are leaving prompts, and treaters and pinch-hitters who have not officially sign-up for Kaleidoscope, please consider leaving prompts at the post!

We also have two more beta requests so below is a list of beta requests we've received. ) If you are interested in beta-ing for any of these requests, please email us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com or PM us at [personal profile] dark_administrator/[profile] darkadmn with your contact information!

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Hi doers of darkness, apologies for posting this tutorial too late when the assignment deadline has passed, but hopefully, this may be useful for those who are creating Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 or still figuring out hosting and streaming options.

Uploading File Using Kaleidoscope Upload Form )

Posting Fanworks to Kaleidoscope & Kaleidoscope Treats 2012 )

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