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dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2011-09-25 11:10 pm

List of Kaleidoscope Ineligible Characters & Fandoms

Hello doers of darkness -- we apologize for all the delays! Sign-ups will open tomorrow (U.S.A. Pacific Time).

In the meantime, we've finished processing the last of the disputes and have contacted each nominators about their nominated characters and/or fandoms' ineligibility. Here are a list of nominated fandoms and characters that have been determined ineligible for Kaleidoscope:

Ineligible Fandoms


  • Dark Angel: fandom for the source contains ~5,453 stories on Fanfiction.net, 3,220 vids tagged as "Dark Angel vid" on Youtube.com (and ~440 artworks tagged for its main chromatic character, Max Guevara);
  • 狼と香辛料 | Ookami to Koushinryo | Spice and Wolf: source's setting is European-coded and most characters white European-coded;
  • Zoo City - Lauren Beukes: creator is not chromatic.

Ineligible Characters


None of these characters or people identified, are coded and/or are portrayed by people who are chromatic.

From Le Comte de Monte-Cristo | The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Ali Pasha
  • Haydée

From Effluent Engine - N K Jemisin:
  • Raymond Forstall

From Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence - Doris Pilkington Garimara:
  • A.O. Neville
  • Constable Riggs

From Inheritance Trilogy - N. K. Jemisin:
  • Dekarta Arameri
  • Kinneth Arameri
  • Relad Arameri
  • Scimina Arameri
  • Serymn Arameri
  • Shahar Arameri
  • T'vril Arameri
  • Viraine Arameri
  • Y'il Arameri

From Noli Me Tangere & Related Works - José Rizal:
  • Bernardo Salvi
  • Damaso Verdolagas
  • Hernando de la Sibyla

From Rang De Basanti:
  • Sue McKinley

From Saving Face (2004):
  • Randi

From Tantalize - Cynthia Leitich Smith:
  • Bradley Sanguini
  • Dracul (Tantalize)
  • Quincey Morris
  • Zachary (Tantalize)

From The Circuit:
  • Archie McMahon
  • Ellie Zdybicka
  • Peter Lockhart

From タイガー&バニー | Tiger & Bunny:
  • Barnaby Brooks Jr. | Bunny


If one or more of your nominated characters or fandoms are on this list and you've not heard from us, please contact us! Or if you have a strong argument that these fandoms or characters should be considered eligible for Kaleidoscope, we are willing to reconsider and you can contact us about their eligibility via email (darkadmn AT gmail DOT com) or PM ([livejournal.com profile] darkadmn/[personal profile] dark_administrator).

With that being said, there might be more minor changes between now and when sign-ups open, but once again, our near-final list of nominations can be found here. If you noticed anything missing or shouldn't be there, please let us know!

Thank you for your patience!

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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2011-09-26 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
I'm the person who nominated the two Rabbit-Proof Fence characters, and it's correct that they're ineligible - when I was nominating, I just put everyone on, sorry.
wistfuljane: chihiro from sprited away walking toward the train station in the river (sea)

[personal profile] wistfuljane 2011-09-27 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
No worries! Thank you for confirming the characters' ineligibility!
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[personal profile] seekingferret 2011-09-26 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Is this going to push back the timeline for the writing period further? I'm growing concerned that this is going to conflict with other writing projects (NaNoWriMo and Yuletide in my case, chiefly) and I'm going to need to decide if I can commit to this in addition to or instead of those other projects.

I realize that there are problems with this, but my preference would be for a shorter signup period rather than a shorter writing period or later writing period.

I want to be clear that I'm not intending to criticize. There are clearly a lot of logistical issues to navigate and from what I can see you've been doing a thorough, careful job of dealing with them. I just need to make a decision for myself from a time management perspective.
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[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2011-09-26 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Currently, the plan is to open sign-ups tonight at 9PM PST, so it should not affect the assignment period as announced in our last post.

And I do want to personally apologize for the delay, as it's largely my responsibility that our backup sign-up form wasn't finished in time to go live yesterday. However, it is currently in the last stages of getting its bugs worked out, and I can promise you that we won't delay or cut short the assignment period.