Racebending Revenge

This is a challenge ficathon being run by the Dark Agenda community on Dreamwidth.

The collection went live on 2nd July 2010, but remains open for new submissions. A masterlist of fanworks are available at Racebending Revenge Challenge Fanworks & Resources.

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About Racebending Revenge (Racebending_Revenge)

Active since:
2010-06-04
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Contact:
darkadmn@gmail.com

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Intro:

On the 1nd of July, 2010, a live action movie opened that replaced the entirely chromatic cast of its animated TV version with all white main leads except for a brown villian. The show is Avatar: the Last Airbender, and there has been a fandom-motivated protest against it that has led to a wider organisation against whitewashing in Western media.

In support of the cause, we announced a challenge ficathon:

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 acknowledgement of how the racial difference would make a difference to the story being told.

For inspiration, you can turn to the chromatic re/casting posts masterlist, as well as collaborate with fanartists or vidders who might wish to participate.

Some critics of the chromatic recasting meme pointed out that racial identity was integral to the characters because whiteness was not in fact a blank slate. We agree. 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).

Stories posted to the collection at AO3 were revealed on the 2nd of July, 2010; if posted elsewhere, they are listed here at the community journal (original post) and Racebending Revenge Challenge Fanworks & Resources (updated masterlist).

This collection remains open for new submissions.

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Rules:

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 acknowledgement of how the racial difference would make a difference to the story being told.

Please comment at this post on the community journal in order to sign-up. You may mention the fandom(s) and/or character(s) you plan to racebend if you wish to let other people know that someone is doing them, but it is not necessary, and we welcome multiple takes on a character or fandom.