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Announcing [community profile] access_fandom’s first Fanworks Festival, Festibility!

What: Hosted by [community profile] access_fandom, Festibility is a fandom festival 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. Pieces can be as long or short as you like.

When: July 15 to September 15, 2010 (for those who work best under deadlines). Yes, this starts one week from today!

How: We’ll make a post soliciting prompts from you tomorrow! Prompts can be general or fandom-specific. Feel free to respond to prompts with commentfic, or use them for longer works posted during the festival posting period. You don’t have to claim particular prompts to post, and claiming a prompt does not mean you’ve committed to posting a fanwork filling it. You can also post fanworks without filling any prompt--basically, anything goes!

ETA: Here is the prompts post!

Who: For Festibility, your mods are [personal profile] kaz, [personal profile] lightgetsin, [personal profile] sasha_feather, and [personal profile] were_duck. Any and everyone is welcome to participate!

We will also host a beta pool of folks willing to check other folks’ fanworks for portrayals of disability. This is entirely volunteer and optional, though we ask that participants make a strong effort and do their research in order to create positive and affirming portrayals of characters with disabilities. Your mods will do our best to provide resources to help you reach this goal!

Please note that you can post links to fanworks or recs in this community at any time. The end date of this festival is when your mods will stop cheerleading; it does not mean that you have to stop posting. This is intended to be a low-pressure festival.

Please watch this community for more information. Leave comments here or contact one of the mods listed above with any questions or concerns.



Canonically Disabled Characters in Fandom-- A starter list

Felix Gaeta (Battlestar: Galactica)
Professor Xavier (X-Men)
Scott Summers (X-Men)
Logan and Max (Dark Angel
Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood)
John Locke (Lost)
Oracle
Daredevil
Artie (Glee)
Jake Sully (James Cameron’s Avatar)
Geordi LaForge (ST: TNG)
Capt. Christopher Pike (Star Trek: TOS/reboot)
Kerry Weaver (ER)
Greg House (House)
Monk (Monk)
Dr. Gabriel Fife (Private Practice)
Dr. Al Robbins (CSI)
Joe Dawson (Highlander)
Toph Bei Fong (A:TLA)
Johnny Smith (Dead Zone)
John Watson (Sherlock Holmes 2010)
Thakur Baldev Singh (Sholay)
Alex Krycek (X-Files)
Xander Harris (Buffy)
Augustus Hill (Oz)
Joey Lucas (West Wing; a prominent guest star)
President Bartlet (West Wing)
Pete Thornton (MacGyver)
Riddick (Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick)
Toothless (How To Train Your Dragon)

ETA from comments:
Kevin (Joan of Arcadia)
Miles Vorkosigan (Vorkosigan series)
Diana Reid (Criminal Minds)
Scott Macintyre (American Idol)
Cassandra Cain from Batman (DCU comics)
Aquaman
Lex Luthor lost a hand in some continuities
Slade Wilson (DCU comics)
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Gobber (How to Train Your Dragon)
River Tam (Firefly and Serenity)
Sarah Connor (Terminator 2 and Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Roland (Saved!)
Teo (Avatar: the last airbender)
Lireal (Garth Nix books)

Please see comments for more! Lots of great suggestions!
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Date: 2010-07-09 01:33 am (UTC)
lightgetsin: The Doodledog with frisbee dangling from her mouth, looking mischievious, saying innocence personified. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lightgetsin
An addition to the list: Kevin from Joan of Arcadia.

...And I feel like I'm going to keep coming up with more.

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Date: 2010-07-09 01:41 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Yay, I'm so excited!

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Date: 2010-07-09 01:43 am (UTC)
lightgetsin: The Doodledog with frisbee dangling from her mouth, looking mischievious, saying innocence personified. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lightgetsin
Oh, and Miles Vorkosigan from the Vorkosigan books. Hello, LGI, welcome to your own fandom.

Diana Reid from Criminal Minds.
Scott Macintyre from American Idol.
Cassandra Cain from Batman (DCU)
Aquaman from Aquaman
Lex Luthor lost a hand in, um, some continuities
Slade Wilson from DCU (apparently I have been informed his daughter also put out her own eye to be like her daddy. *eyebrows*)

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Date: 2010-07-09 02:50 am (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
OMG, now I need fic about Diana Reid.

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Date: 2010-07-09 01:49 am (UTC)
lightgetsin: The Doodledog with frisbee dangling from her mouth, looking mischievious, saying innocence personified. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lightgetsin
Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist

I'm just going to keep right on failing to remember characters with disabilities I've actually written.

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:24 am (UTC)
ghost_lingering: Crichton got hit with a television set (fandom: we have DOLLUCKS!)
From: [personal profile] ghost_lingering
Also, Al, Izumi, and ... shoot, how do you do grey on grey text? I can't find it in the FAQ. There are several other characters from FMA that totally fit, but I don't want to spoil anyone.

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Date: 2010-07-09 01:51 am (UTC)
cypher: (tell me his story)
From: [personal profile] cypher
Also from How to Train Your Dragon: Gobber and [spoilers] (skip) post-movie Hiccup, either or both of whom would be awesome to have fic for!

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:25 am (UTC)
ghost_lingering: bonobos (stability in the tramway)
From: [personal profile] ghost_lingering
psst how do you do grey on grey text? I'm not finding it in the faq.

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Date: 2010-07-09 02:06 am (UTC)
rhivolution: low-on-spoons girl from Hyperbole and a Half: 'clean ALL the things?' (clean ALL the things?: out of spoons)
From: [personal profile] rhivolution
Brill idea! Not to be a pain, but I see that Monk, Sookie, and Johnny Smith are on there--is there a requirement that a canon character have a canonically defined condition? I'm just thinking of say, River Tam or Sarah Connor in T2, where a mental health condition is an aspect of the character but is never particularly specified.

(...must talk myself out of writing an OCD someone.)

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Date: 2010-07-09 02:09 am (UTC)
rhivolution: low-on-spoons girl from Hyperbole and a Half: 'clean ALL the things?' (clean ALL the things?: out of spoons)
From: [personal profile] rhivolution
For anyone reading, to clarify Sarah Connor, I don't mean the alleged condition that the state of California used to commit her to hospital; I was referring to her fairly clear case of PTSD.

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Date: 2010-07-09 02:56 am (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
Is previously-written stuff okay?

Another character: Roland from Saved!

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Date: 2010-07-09 03:08 am (UTC)
boosette: (Default)
From: [personal profile] boosette
Teo from Avatar: tla
Lirael from Garth Nix's Lirael and Abhorsen (Spoiler, click to skip.)Lirael loses a hand at the very end of the series. So fic featuring her would have to be post-series rather than fill-in-the-blank.
Edited (fixing html) Date: 2010-07-09 03:09 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-07-09 03:13 am (UTC)
milleniumrex: (Default)
From: [personal profile] milleniumrex
Oh, this sounds like a fantastic idea!

I know Disability fic (giving a canon non-disabled character a disability) is kind of a thorny issue, but I always loved those rare fics that are actually about the character's adjustment and how they and the people around them react, as opposed to the disability just being an excuse for H/C. I'm definitely going to be participating in this.

(Also, How To Train Your Dragon for the MIfing win. :D)

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Date: 2010-07-15 07:26 am (UTC)
simonejester: danbo and an xbox360 controller (Default)
From: [personal profile] simonejester
I like it too, and it has to really be handled well to make a good fic. [livejournal.com profile] capsy_wennet has a great story When Light Is Spent and its sequel Pulse Night To Pulse, about Paul McDermott, DAAS (the Aussie band) and Good News Week (the Aussie comedy/news/game show), in which Paul is injured and loses his sight.

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Date: 2010-07-09 03:25 am (UTC)
starlady: (abhorsen)
From: [personal profile] starlady
Awesome!

And for the character list: T'Pol from Star Trek: Enterprise.

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Date: 2010-07-09 03:28 am (UTC)
ct: (ER: kerry/abby)
From: [personal profile] ct
Bud Roberts, from JAG.

Also, fyi, it's Kerry Weaver, not Carrie.

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:22 am (UTC)
milleniumrex: (Default)
From: [personal profile] milleniumrex
Also, she's an obscure character, but Mattie Johnson from JAG, Harm's foster daughter. Towards the end of the series she suffered a spinal injury that may have left her paralyzed from the neck down, but sadly the series ended before the effects of her injury could really be explored.

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Date: 2010-07-09 03:32 am (UTC)
naraht: (Default)
From: [personal profile] naraht
I notice you haven't got any historical figures on the list yet. Do you accept RPF?

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Date: 2010-07-09 03:56 am (UTC)
damned_colonial: Convicts in Sydney, being spoken to by a guard/soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] damned_colonial
Yay!

Also, moar characters!

William Bush (Hornblower bookverse)
Archie Kennedy (Hornblower movieverse)
Midshipman Blakeney (Master and Commander movie)
Long John Silver (Treasure Island)
Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
Paul Milner (Foyle's War)
Lord Peter Wimsey (Dorothy Sayers' mysteries)
Marvin (HHGTTG)

Why yes, those are all Yuletide fandoms, I think ;)

Also, you might want to just say "John Watson (Sherlock Holmes)" rather than specify the movie as he's also disabled in the books.

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:05 am (UTC)
dragovianknight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dragovianknight
Norton Drake from the tv series War of the Worlds.

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:08 am (UTC)
ahouseforrain: abstract crop of birds and telephone wires (thinking in geometry)
From: [personal profile] ahouseforrain
Toph Bei Fong from Avatar the Last Airbender is blind

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:37 am (UTC)
ghost_lingering: Dessa (a hip-hop artist from the twin cities) reads from her first book, Spiral Bound (it's not much but my money's on you)
From: [personal profile] ghost_lingering
Lindsey from Angel, yes?

And if we're going for unspecified stuff then, Parker from Leverage.

Page, Box, Taiko, and possibly others from Akihabara@Deep. (Haven't seen all of the show, so I'm not an expert FYI.)

If fictional disabilities are accepted then Harry Potter has the Longbottoms (Neville's parents) and probably quite a few others--Bellatrix, Remus, etc.

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Date: 2010-07-10 01:41 am (UTC)
reason_says: Chicago skyline (Fourteen?)
From: [personal profile] reason_says
Parker has actually been diagnosed (by Word Of God) with Asperger's, along which lines I'm also suggesting Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds.

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:40 am (UTC)
hopefulnebula: Mandelbrot Set with text "You can change the world in a tiny way" (Default)
From: [personal profile] hopefulnebula
Add to the list: Kevin Blake (Eureka).

Also, nitpicking: It's Geordi LaForge, no second E.

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Date: 2010-07-09 04:41 am (UTC)
sqbr: (happy dragon)
From: [personal profile] sqbr
Sweet.

...and I can't think of any examples. But I'm excited :D

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Date: 2010-07-09 08:33 am (UTC)
tree: silhouette of jane austen; text: fueling fangirls since 1811 ([pp] powered by austen)
From: [personal profile] tree
Anne de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice?

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Date: 2010-07-09 05:44 am (UTC)
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
From: [personal profile] lea_hazel
Just going from blatantly-obvious-but-never-addressed PTSD you could make a whole other list.

Anyway, all the characters from Karin Lowachee's Warchild series have PTSD, of the specifically acknowledged kind.

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Date: 2010-07-09 06:16 am (UTC)
lo_rez: green-on-black classic radar circular grid (Default)
From: [personal profile] lo_rez
Joe Dawson from Highlander. D'oh!

Also played by the actor Jim Byrnes: Lifeguard (aka Daniel Benjamin Burroughs), from Wiseguy, who uses a wheelchair.

David Creegan, who recovered with unspecified brain damage from a gunshot to the head, and Cyril Kemp, who has schizophrenia, from Touching Evil (US).

Erica Bain from the Neil Jordan film The Brave One. (PTSD)

Emma Pillsbury, from Glee, who has an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Vicki Nelson, from Blood Ties, who is losing her eyesight.

Rebecca Locke from The Inside. (PTSD)
Edited Date: 2010-07-09 07:25 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-07-09 07:23 am (UTC)
elf: My icon (really) (My icon (really))
From: [personal profile] elf
George Weasley
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
Ragetti (PotC)
Remy "Thirteen" Hadley (House) is just starting to feel the effects of Parkinson's disease

South Park characters:
Timmy
Jimmy Vulmer
Ned Gerblansky

Characters from literary fandoms:
Several characters in the Wild Cards universe (more than half, if one considers disability to include most Jokers; also, Sprout Meadows, Dr. Cody Havero, Bagabond)
Asher (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter)
Thomas Covenant (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
Hile Troy (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
Elric of Melnibone (Elric books)

Characters from single-movie fandoms:
Ken Pile (A Fish Called Wanda)
Max Carrigan (Across the Universe)
Rochester (The Libertine)
Baroness Kessler (The Ninth Gate)
Winslow Leach (Phantom of the Paradise)

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Date: 2010-07-11 03:27 pm (UTC)
bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)
From: [personal profile] bironic
(Just a note that Thirteen has Huntington's and not Parkinson's)

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Date: 2010-07-09 07:25 am (UTC)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (a:tla: toph & badger moles)
From: [personal profile] such_heights
AWESOME. \o/

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Date: 2010-07-09 07:53 am (UTC)
rydra_wong: Aimee Mullins crouches to sprint on carbon-fiber prosthetic legs. Text: "3 weeks 4 Dreamwidth." (3W4DW -- mullins)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
\o/

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Date: 2010-07-09 08:45 am (UTC)
ariaflame: Sombrero galaxy (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariaflame
Billy Homer (Press Gang)

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Date: 2010-07-09 09:03 am (UTC)
toft: Adam lectures; text says 'love' (mythbusters_adamlove)
From: [personal profile] toft
Wonderful! I hope I'll be able to take part in this challenge!

Adam Savage (mythbusters) has a hearing disability - he wears a hearing aid.
Edited Date: 2010-07-09 09:03 am (UTC)
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