dark_administrator: Katara from Avatar: the Last Airbender looking fierce with the text "Racebending Revenge" (racebending revenge)
dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2011-01-06 10:27 am

Racebending Revenge Challenge Fanworks & Resources

The Racebending Revenge Challenge started last year as a protest against whitewashing in Western media and in particular The Last Airbender. The challenge was to:
Re-write one or more white characters in the fandom(s) of your choice as chromatic/non-white/PoC, in a story of at least 500 words, with some acknowledgment of how the racial difference would make a difference to the story being told.

[...] We want to know how a man called Sherlock Holmes in Victorian England would function if his skin was the colour of soot, or what Latino Dean and Sam Winchester would do to convince people to trust them, and if Buffy the Vampire Slayer can be Asian and still save the world (a lot).
It has been half a year since the challenge went live, but submissions are still trickling in. To promote these recent fanworks -- and to further promote old ones, we've compiled a masterlist of Racebending Revenge Challenge fanworks & resources.

Many thanks to all the artists, beta volunteers and writers who contributed to our challenge and to all the readers and reccers who read/viewed and supported these fanworks! ETA: We still welcome submissions here and/or at Racebending Revenge Archive of Our Own Collection.

List of Racebending Revenge Challenge Fanworks & Resources

Thematic and rec lists, etc. featuring Racebending Revenge Challenge fanworks

Fanworks for Racebending Revenge Challenge

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The Academy Is...

[personal profile] redsnake05: Home is hard to tell (Adam Siska/Andy Mrotek) {2,449 words}
Adam has to go home to his family in the Virgin Islands. Andy isn't sure what to expect, but he knows enough to stick by Adam. He learns so many things that Adam can only partly tell with words.

American Idol RPF

[archiveofourown.org profile] snow: Don't Even Have Hockey Skates (Adam Lambert) {556 words}
Adam was pretty sure that he could live for the rest of his life without ever again being called a mix between Lady Gaga and Freddie Mercury, only black. Because as much as he adored them both, he had pretty much bought the elementary school lesson that every person was their own. Adam certainly didn't mind musical comparisons, he rather expected them, but the addition of the words "only black" seemed to say that apart from the allegedly tiny matter of skin color, they could contain everything that was him.

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Batman (Comics)

[archiveofourown.org profile] beardsley: they shall have stars at elbow and foot (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Selina Kyle, ) {4,039 words}
Pre-Crisis Jason Todd is Cambodian. His life goes a little differently.

Batman (Movies - Nolan)

[livejournal.com profile] rocaw: Reason For Change (Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle) {1,260 words}
Curiosity led her there. Her name had been on the guest list, but it was obvious they weren’t expecting her. That reaction—the way they tried to reconcile her face to her name—she’d never gotten used to. The same thought always popped in her head, she really should have changed her last name long ago. It’s not like it meant much. Her mother remarried when Selina was only three years old and made her and her younger sister take on the new husband’s last name. It had not been a happy time. Her mother committed suicide within two years and shortly after, the new husband drank himself to death.

Birds of Prey (Comic)

[archiveofourown.org profile] beardsley: Leaving as Trace Only Circles of Rust (Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain, Dick Grayson, Dinah Lance, Helena Bertinelli, Sin, Stephanie Brown, Zinda Blake) {8,146 words}
She snatched a stack of post-it notes and wrote down, in all capitals: IT'S GOING TO WORK. WE'RE GOING TO WORK.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

[archiveofourown.org profile] mercredigirl: Reunion Dinner [Crossover with Vampire Diaries (TV)] (Angel/Buffy Summers, Damon Salvatore, Stefan Salvatore) {975 words}
de la Cruz is coming over for dinner.

What Damon knows that it’s quite likely for Angel de la Cruz to be only the second other Pinoy vamp in town, and that’s counting his own brother.

[archiveofourown.org profile] Quinara: A Regular Van Helsing (Buffy Summers, Willow Rosenberg) {1,228 words}
Buffy Solis: Slayer, Latina

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Captain America

[archiveofourown.org profile] gloss: Trembling on with steady aim (Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Toro Raymond) {3,681 words}
Bucky is Nisei. This is his war.

Covert Affairs

[livejournal.com profile] riverkwago: And Everything in its Place (Annie Walker, polygraph dude) {817 words}
Annie tries to convince polygraph guy herself that the being Tsinoy-American isn't a bad thing, in the CIA.

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Doctor Who (2005)

[archiveofourown.org profile] Grey_Bard: Five Things People Might Have Read On The Psychic Paper (If Things Were Slightly Different) (Amy Pond, Eleventh Doctor) {585 words}
Imagine, if you will, that the Eleventh Doctor was played by Paterson Joseph but otherwise identical. What might people see on his psychic paper?

Dresden Files - Jim Butcher

[archiveofourown.org profile] beckyh2112: Luck (Harry Dresden, Karrin Murphy) {518 words}
Harry Dresden is never lucky.

due South

[archiveofourown.org profile] akamine_chan: A Fine, Upstanding Man (Benton Fraser, Diefenbaker, Ray Kowalski) {3,042 words)
He first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of his father and, for reasons which don't need exploring at this juncture, he remained, attached as liaison to the Canadian consulate. An Inuk far from his home and family, struggling to make a place for himself.

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[archiveofourown.org profile] Ceares: Even If I Tumble Fall (Ari Gold, Eric Murphy, Vincent Chase) {2,358 words}
Eric has a deal with the gym. He slips them free pizzas and they let them work out there after hours. When he finds the script under a bench in the locker room, Ari Gold's voice drowns out his mother's in his head and he takes it home. It's called Queen's Boulevard and the thing is fucking perfect for Vince.

[archiveofourown.org profile] kristin: The Rules of Roles (Ari Gold, Eric Murphy, Vincent Chase) {710 words}
How Vincent Chase decided on his next role. Featuring Ari ranting, Eric in a temper and Drama as the token sci-fi alien.

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[archiveofourown.org profile] mercredigirl: 春雨 (Spring Rain) (River Tam, Simon Tam) {810 words}
They depart, far away from the spaceship where the 汉字 are painted all backwards and wrong.

The story of Dr Tan Jiaming and his sister Hena, and how they left Serenity.

[archiveofourown.org profile] Snow: Ambitions Like Ribbons, Worn Bright On My Sleeve (Malcolm Reynolds, River Tam, Simon Tam) {840 words}
The television set crackled and went to static before returning the launchpad view of Apollo 7. There were still twenty minutes before its launch, but the set was doing that with increasing frequency. "Simon. We have to go outside."

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[archiveofourown.org profile] mercredigirl:Glad I Caught You [Crossover with High School Musical] (Kurt Hummel, Ryan Evans) {545 words}
Kurt and Ryan meet in the queue at the or luak stall. Friends are made, all is well & all manner of thing shall be well.

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Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

[archiveofourown.org profile] quivo: Witch and Princess (Lily Evans, Petunia Evans, Severus Snape) {33,954 words}
Lily helps Petunia play at being royalty in the garden, despite the fact that they look nothing like it. Severus does not approve.

[archiveofourown.org profile] toujours_nigel: Moses among the Bulrushes (Albus Dumbledore, Arabella Figg, Harry Potter, Minerva McGonagall, Petunia Dursley) {1,073 words}
Lily Evans ran away to marry James Potter. Petunia kept this as much a secret as she could because James Potter was black. A reimaging of sorts of the beginning of the Harry Potter series.

High School Musical

[archiveofourown.org profile] mercredigirl:Glad I Caught You [Crossover with Glee] (Kurt Hummel, Ryan Evans) {545 words}
Kurt and Ryan meet in the queue at the or luak stall. Friends are made, all is well & all manner of thing shall be well.

Highlander: The Series

[archiveofourown.org profile] ishafel: A Horseman of a Different Color (Methos) {390 words}
As if being immortal weren't difficult enough.

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The Last Samurai

[archiveofourown.org profile] wonderfully_weird: The Alternate Last Samurai (Ensemble) {1,914 words}
What if Nathan Algren was half Japanese [editorial notes: please check the story's own header for warnings]


[archiveofourown.org profile] BlackEyedGirl: Sitting Left of the Dealer (Alec Hardison, Nathan Ford) {3,531 words}
Mostly they only talk about race when Hardison's using it as a distraction. It's a method that doesn't work all of the time, even though Hardison's more careful than anyone thinks about choosing when to use it. He definitely wouldn't have tried it here. [For the Racebending Revenge challenge, rewriting Nate as black]

Little Mermaid (1989)

[archiveofourown.org profile] mjules: Don't Go to Strangers (Ariel, Sebastian) {2,383 words}
How much would you give up for your dreams? When is the price too high?

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Mary Poppins (1964)

[archiveofourown.org profile] dhobikikutti: Promise of the पुरवाई (Mary Poppins) {863 words}
It's grand to be an Englishman in 1910
King Edward's on the throne;
It's the age of men
A British nanny must be a gen'ral!
The future empire lies within her hands
And so the person that we need to mold the breed
Is a nanny who can give commands!

-- from "The Life I Lead" (Lyrics: Robert B. Sherman)

The Music Man

[livejournal.com profile] seashadows: Rich In Tone (Marian Paroo, Mrs. Paroo) {766 words}
Marian knew that that Hill man was trouble as soon as he’d arrived, and he hadn’t even had to open his mouth. The fact that he did, however, didn’t help his case one bit; if only he hadn’t tried to flirt with her when she only wanted to walk home, he wouldn’t have had the chance to put his foot in his mouth.

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National Treasure (2004)

[archiveofourown.org profile] juleshaswords: the Political breed of America (Benjamin Franklin Gates, Thomas Gates) {727 words}
Ben at Georgetown.

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Princess Series - Jim C. Hines

[archiveofourown.org profile] LittleMousling: As White As Snow (Ermillina "Snow White" Curtana, Talia Malak-el-Dashat) {745 words}
Talia has been running so long she doesn't know where she's going anymore. But she knows it isn't here.

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Shelter (2007)

[archiveofourown.org profile] the_afterlight: Mother Mary (In Times of Trouble) (Zach) {1,324 word}
"Ay, mi corazon." Zach's mother walked into the room, her eyes stern. "Quietly, please, for your father. And where have you been 'til all hours, hmm?"

It's hard for Zach Galaz, as a young Latino boy on scholarship, to make any friends at his school; and so his mother worries, as mothers do.

Sherlock (2009)

[archiveofourown.org profile] Deastar: By Sun and Candlelight (John Watson/Sherlock Holmes) {1,626 words}
"If this is in regard to Clark's comment, Holmes, I urge you to give it not a moment's thought more – I assure you that I have not," I lied.

Spider-Man (Movieverse)

[archiveofourown.org profile] sqbr: Standing on a bridge (Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson) {4 comic panels}
Peter Parker and Mary Jane have a conversation in Central Park after the kiss in Spiderman 1. Part of the Racebending Revenge Challenge, with Peter's ethnicity changed to being Latino.

Star Trek (2009)

[archiveofourown.org profile] Rhi: Iowa Stubborn (George Samuel Kirk, James T. Kirk, Winona Kirk) {Ongoing @ 1,472 words total}
Nila Kirk has no good reason to return permanently to Riverside, Iowa. She does, anyway.

Social Network (2010)

[archiveofourown.org profile] thedeadparrot: ABC (Easy as 123) (Mark Zuckerberg) {5,798 words)
In early 2005, Wired writes an article called "The Asian Invasion" about the rise of Asian-American entrepreneurs and startups. Mark Zhao gets his own sidebar discussing the meteoric rise of Facebook and the success the site has been having on college campuses.

Superman (Comics)

[archiveofourown.org profile] fresne: Sometimes I wish I could fly, Like a bird up in the sky (Kal-el/Lois Lane) {On-going @ 6,835 words}
In the heat of the summer, Kal-el wakes to himself.

Lois Lane laughs with all the irony that her body can hold. Her body can hold a lot of irony.


[personal profile] glockgal: Sam and Dean Winchestgopal pt. 1 and pt. 2 (Castiel, Dean Winchester, Durga, Sam Winchester) {~32 comic panels plus cover artworks}
Dean: Hey Sammy
Sam: Hmmf
Dean: Sam wake up, we're here. We gotta get there pronto to beat those spirits haunting Old Man --
Sam: W-wait. Where are we again?
Dean: Smalton, Arizona. Why?

[archiveofourown.org profile] keerawa: O Drom si Baro (The Road is Long) (Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester) {1,576 words}
Their father's road ends here, but Dean and Sam drive on.

[archiveofourown.org profile] Lady_Ganesh: Urban Legends (Bobby Singer, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Trickster) {964 words}
A retelling of "Tall Tales" from the Trickster's perspective; for this installment, the character of Bobby will be portrayed by Danny Trejo.

[archiveofourown.org profile] Lassiter: Dimas & Satrio (Dean Winchester, John Winchester, Sam Winchester) { 1,178 words}
They follow the trail of the thing that killed their mother from West Java, Indonesia to the USA.

[livejournal.com profile] micalaux: everyone has a song (that's how we know who we are) (Dean Winchester, John Winchester, Sam Winchester) {1,242 words}
It's the one year anniversary of John Winchester's death.

[livejournal.com profile] ramblin_rosie: When the Badger Grows Horns (The Winchesters, OCs) {25,822 words}
John Ashiihi Winchester was a warrior at heart, but once he left Dinétah, not even his beloved Grandmother Chee could foresee where his path would lead him -- or his sons.

[livejournal.com profile] reading_is_in: Family Business (Ellen Harvelle, Jo Harvelle) {795 words}
“What does it say?” asked Jo. She slid the black and white Polaroid across the bar to her uncle. It was of an amulet; simple-looking thing, but obviously significant. On the tab, in her father’s hand, was a series of Arabic characters. The last two, reading right to left, were heavily underlined.

[archiveofourown.org profile] shirozora: Lost Symphony (Bobby Singer, Cassie/Dean, pre-Castiel/Dean, Gavin, Jessica/Sam, John Winchester, Kat) {3,672 words}
Mary Ahn Winchester died on the ceiling of the nursery on November 2, 1983.

[personal profile] shirozora: Zoe Saldana as Castiel... (Castiel) {40.16kb}
Illustration of Zoe Saldana in a Castiel-like outfit, trench coat and all, black wings spanning outward in the background.

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Teen Wolf (TV)

[archiveofourown.org profile] mister_racoon: AP Spanish (Lydia Martin & Scott McCall) {871 words}
Lydia Martín and Scott McCall are the only freshmen in AP Spanish.


[archiveofourown.org profile] ajf: The Battle of Songhu (Jack Harkness/Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler, OCs) {5,113 words}
Premise: the events of Doctor Who "The Empty Child", "The Doctor Dances" and Torchwood "Captain Jack Harkness" occur in and around 1937 Shanghai during the opening phase of the Second Sino-Japanese War. All period characters are Chinese or Chinese-American.

"In the long run, we don't have a chance in hell," Captain Buffalo Yang said in English.

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Vampire Diaries (TV)

[archiveofourown.org profile] mercredigirl: Reunion Dinner [Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer] (Angel/Buffy Summers, Damon Salvatore, Stefan Salvatore) {975 words}
de la Cruz is coming over for dinner.

What Damon knows that it’s quite likely for Angel de la Cruz to be only the second other Pinoy vamp in town, and that’s counting his own brother.

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Whip It (2009)

[archiveofourown.org profile] livrelibre: Rollin' With It (Bliss Cavendar) {2,423 words}
Bliss has learned to roll with a lot of things, but now she's deciding who she admires and who she wants to be.

White Collar

[archiveofourown.org profile] bluflamingo: Expectations (June, Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke) {1,669 words}
Neal's attempt to get June's grand-daughter back on the transplant list falls victim to the crime of acting suspiciously while being black.

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mercredigirl: Katara from <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender</i>, captioned: What about me is <b>ethnically ambiguous</i>?! (Oh teh ethnic!)

[personal profile] mercredigirl 2011-01-07 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
This is amazing! Thank you so much for this handy list!

(I have a recs list here, too!)
mercredigirl: Screencap of Twi'lek Jedi Aaylas'ecura from Star Wars, kissing. (Default)

[personal profile] mercredigirl 2011-01-07 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ohh. Oops, didn't see it! *headsmash!*