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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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I realize it is super early, but I always come up with fandoms I want to nominate for Yuletide right after Yuletide is over, and then forget them as soon as nominations come up.

So, for the record (and for general brainstorming):

- Peking Opera Blues (1986 HK movie with Brigitte Lin crossdressing, 3 female main characters, and a ton of femslashy subtext)
- Dearling Physique's Discipline Your Hands music vid.
- Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo for some African-based fantasy
- Amitav Ghosh's Calcutta Chromosome for Indian SF
- Woman Who Still Wants to Marry (kdrama)

Anyone? I am hoping to find more Latin@, African, and indigenous sources for the coming year.