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dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2010-07-28 12:29 pm

Challenge promotion: Festibility and a list of Chromatic Disabled Characters

A challenge festival that your mods were too disorganised to promote before, though they really should have:

Festibility Banner: Joey Lucas from the West Wing, Hugo from Lost, Felix Gaeta from Battlestar Galactica, Frank Pembleton from Homicide, and Cassandra Cain from Comics

Festibility is a fandom festival organised by [community profile] access_fandom accepting all kinds of fanworks (fic, meta, art, icons, podfic, vids, recs, picspams, drabble sets etc) about disabled characters. Works can focus on canonically disabled characters or canonically able-bodied characters that you reimagine as disabled.

Posting dates are July 15 to September 15, 2010, and there is an optional Festibility prompt post you can use for inspiration, as well as a beta pool to help out.

See that banner up there? [personal profile] eruthros has done an awesome job of designing banners with a multitude of chromatic characters in them. Far too often the dominant media around us ignores intersectionality - a token character is either chromatic, or disabled, or GLBTQ. We at [community profile] dark_agenda would love to support more frequent and positive representation of disabled characters, and to talk about intersectionality while we are at it.

So we're putting together a list of chromatic disabled characters here, for the Dark Agenda version of this challenge. Please do consider posting your fanfiction to the Festibility collection at AO3, because then you can tag it with "dark agenda challenge", and we can add it to our collection as well.

Chromatic Characters from Chromatic Created Sources:
  • Ekalavya - Mahabharat (forced self-amputation of thumb)
  • Dhritarashtra - Mahabharat (blind)
  • Thakur Baldev Singh - Sholay (forced amputation of both hands)
  • Iqbal - Iqbal (deaf)
  • Ishaan Awasthi - Taare Zameen Par (dyslexia)
  • Rajan Damodran - Taare Zameen Par (paraplegic, requires crutches)
  • Rizwan Khan - My Name is Khan (autistic)
  • Joseph Braganza - Khamoshi: the Musical (deaf)
  • Flavy Braganza - Khamoshi: the Musical
  • Michelle McNally - Black (deaf and blind)
  • Debraj Sahai - Black (Alzhiemer's patient)
  • Fai - Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
  • Seishirou - Tokyo Babylon, X
  • Subaru Sumeragi - Tokyo Babylon, X
  • Iron Crutch Li/鐵拐李 - 8 Avatar (walks with a stick)

Chromatic Characters from RPF Sources:
  • Mondo Guerra - Project Runway (Season 8) (HIV positive)

Chromatic Characters from White Created Sources:
  • Cassandra Cain from Batman - DCU comics - Batverse
  • Alberto Reyes - DCU Comics - Blue Beetle (walks with a cane)
  • Maya Lopez/Echo - Marvel Comics (deaf)
  • Nick Fury - Marvel comics - Ultimates!verse and Iron Man films
  • Alicia Masters - Fantastic Four films and the animated television series Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (blind)
  • Susannah Dean - The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  • Motholeli - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
  • Angel Dumat Shumar - Rent (HIV positive)
  • Mimi Marquez - Rent (HIV positive)
  • Tom Collins - Rent (HIV Positive)
  • Riddick - Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick
  • Fa Zhou - Disney's Mulan (war injured, uses a cane)
  • Toph Bei Fong - Avatar: The Last Airbender (blind)
  • Teo - Avatar: the Last Airbender (uses a wheelchair)
  • Max - Dark Angel
  • Frank Pembleton - Homicide: Life on the Street
  • Marissa Clark - Early Edition (blind)
  • Butchie - The Wire (blind)
  • Kevin Blake - Eureka (autistic)
  • Abed Nadir - Community (socially diagnosed as autistic)
  • Geordi LaForge - Star Trek: The Next Generation (blind)
  • Pierre Chang - Lost (lost an arm)
  • Hugo "Hurley" Reyes - Lost (institutionalized; struggles with chronic depression and other mental illnesses)
  • Monet St. Croix - Marvel comics - Generation X (autistic)
  • Misty Knight - Marvel comics (prosthetic arm)

Also, a reminder about [community profile] chromaticvision: they are wrapping up their July mini-challenge for recs of fics features chromatic characters. Many of you have old recs written for this comm, or other places (A:tLA fans, I'm looking at you!), so just copy and paste them at this thread over here. Any chance to get more readers to stories that deserve them needs to be taken up!

Last Updated: 07 Nov. 2010.
allchildren: kay eiffel's face meets the typewriter (☄ⁿ outlook)

[personal profile] allchildren 2010-07-28 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Geordi LaForge - ST: TNG - blind
gloss: annoyed man squinting off-frame (Lost: Miles grown)

[personal profile] gloss 2010-07-28 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
In the comics, it's only Ultimates!Nick Fury who is chromatic; original flavor is not.
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[personal profile] jadelennox 2010-07-28 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)

I noticed when I was tagging my Festibility story about Abed that it was the first story I'd written when I got to use both my "character of color" and my "disabled character" tags about the same character.
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[personal profile] dharmavati 2010-07-28 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Dhritarashtra - Mahabharatha (blind)
Ishaan Awasthi - Taare Zameen Par (dyslexia)
Rajan Damodran - Taare Zameen Par (paraplegic, requires crutches)
Rizwan Khan - My Name is Khan (autistic)
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[personal profile] sasha_feather 2010-07-28 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for this!

Frank Pembleton - Homicide: Life on the Street
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2010-07-29 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Maya Lopez/Echo (Marvel Comics) - deaf (not Deaf AFAIK)
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[personal profile] wordsatourbacks 2010-07-29 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Marissa Clark - Early Edition (blind)
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[personal profile] trascendenza 2010-07-30 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
8 Avatar - Iron Crutch Li/鐵拐李 (walks with a stick). It's a show from China and the character is one of the Eight Immortals, so chromatic source.

[personal profile] amaliedageek 2010-07-30 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Kevin Blake, Eureka (autistic until this season)
rydra_wong: Snoop is stoic: "How my hair look, Mike?" (the wire -- snoop)

[personal profile] rydra_wong 2010-07-30 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Butchie -- The Wire (blind)

[personal profile] amaliedageek 2010-07-30 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Alicia Masters, Fantastic Four films and the animated television series Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, (blind)
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[personal profile] duckgirlie 2010-08-01 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Tom Collins - Rent (HIV Positive)

(Anonymous) 2010-08-08 12:45 pm (UTC)(link)
In addition to Angel Dumott Schunard and Tom Collins, Mimi Marquez (from Rent) was also HIV-positive.

(Anonymous) 2010-08-08 12:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Monet St. Croix from Generation X. She was the first autistic character I'd ever encountered in media. I only add a qualifier cause I think they semi-retconned this by having her actually be a pair of psychically merged twins (?!) only one of whom was actually autistic? I don't know I bailed before then.
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[personal profile] snowynight 2010-10-27 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
Misty Knight - Marvel comics. She has a prosthetic arm
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[personal profile] duckgirlie 2010-10-30 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Is this purely fictional fandoms, or are you including RPF fandoms as well?
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[personal profile] duckgirlie 2010-11-07 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Cool. Mondo Guerra from Project Runway Season 8 is HIV Positive.

(Anonymous) 2011-08-15 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Teo - Avatar: the Last Airbender (crippled)

I have no physical disabilities and certainly am not a wheelchair user myself so please take this with a grain of salt, but I know that "crippled" is ableist language and can be immensely triggering for some people who use wheelchairs, as well as for other PWD. If that word is used here for reclamation purposes then I certainly understand and it is not my place to say anything, but if it's not, could you consider changing "crippled" to "uses a wheelchair"?

(Anonymous) 2011-11-08 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Dr. Junito Vargas from Noah's Arc (chromatic source) is HIV positive.
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[personal profile] allchildren 2012-08-17 09:37 am (UTC)(link)
I just noticed this list lacks one of the characters in the Festibility banner - Felix Gaeta from BSG; lost a leg.

Additionally, Octavia Butler's Fledgling features Shori, who is an amnesiac, and her Earthseed duology features Lauren Olamina, who has a (fictional) disability called hyperempathy, causing her to share the pain of others.