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dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2011-11-10 09:05 pm

Dark Agenda's Archive of Our Own collections, Chromatic Yuletide and chromatic women

Hello doers of darkness -- We're taking a quick break from Kaleidoscope (less than two days!) to discuss some non-Kaleidoscope related things. A while back, we had a request for a general [community profile] dark_agenda's AO3 collection and now it's finally here:

Dark Agenda Archive

Dark Agenda Archive is a collection for fanworks created in the spirit of Dark Agenda to promote representation and responsible portrayal of chromatic characters and sources, but not produced for any other challenges we've hosted, e.g. Chromatic Remix, Chromatic Yuletide, Kaleidoscope and Racebending Revenge.

We welcome artworks, fiction, graphics, vids and other fanworks in English, in non-English languages or in both, but particularly in English dialects and non-English languages associated with chromatic cultures, from all sources with chromatic characters or people, especially sources by chromatic creators: from animations to books & literature to folklore & mythology to movies to music to real people to sequential art to theater to TV shows to video games and including anime/manga/manhua/manhwa, Bollywood, C-Pop/K-Pop/J-Pop, fantaserye/telefantasya, komiks, lakorns, Nollywood, telenovela, tokusatsu and wuxia to name a few commonly known and region-specific genre terms. However, any fanworks submitted to this collection must be centered around at least one chromatic character.
We've also set up collections for past submissions from Chromatic Remix Redux and Chromatic Yuletide 2009 so feel free to add fanworks to the above three collections.

On the topic of Chromatic Yuletide, you've probably guessed it, but we will not be running Chromatic Yuletide this year. However, we welcome posts brainstorming for nominations of chromatic fandoms, resources posts of nominated chromatic fandoms and so on; and, of course, our past Chromatic Yuletide posts have lots of links and resources that might be helpful for those participating [livejournal.com profile] yuletide this year and beyond.

There are also other challenges where we collectively could promote responsible representation of chromatic characters. In fact, we were recently pointed toward a discussion on the pattern of chromatic women being particularly underrepresented in fanworks centered around women at [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen, a Rare Women Fic Exchange, so we encourage doers of darkness to join in the discussion of eligible fandoms and rare-ness to increase the presence of chromatic women.

We also encourage doers of darkness to check out [community profile] ladiesbigbang. Postings have started and several submissions focused on chromatic women!

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[personal profile] havocthecat 2011-11-11 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
FYI, femslash posts featuring chromatic women are always welcome at [community profile] girlgay. Not that it's ever been discouraged, but I don't think I've ever explicitly encouraged it either. So I thought I'd just let you all know.