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sasha_feather ([personal profile] sasha_feather) wrote in [community profile] access_fandom2010-07-08 08:04 pm
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Announcing: Festibility! Please Signal Boost!

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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[personal profile] isis 2010-07-09 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Motholeli (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
Lt. Bush (Horatio Hornblower)
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[personal profile] milleniumrex 2010-07-09 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Fa Zhou, Mulan's father from the Disney version of Mulan, walks with a limp and cane from an old war injury.

Also, Jason Bard, a PI from DC Comics, has a limp and was temporarily blind at one point.
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[personal profile] fizzyblogic 2010-07-09 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
In Dark Angel, there is also Annie!

Jason, from Friday Night Lights, is the only other one I can thing of right now. Oh! Anthony from Dollhouse has PTSD. Um, and there's a character in Glee with OCD, but I don't watch it so I'm not sure of her name. I think it's Emma?
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-07-09 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Are we counting characters who are canonically disabled for only part of the character's arc? I don't know enough of these fandoms to know. Because if so, Bobby Singer from Supernatural. (Unless he doesn't count because near the end of the season his paraplegia is magically cured.)

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[personal profile] zvi 2010-07-09 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
An oldie but goodie: Lifeguard from Wiseguy.

Also, Boavista from CSI: Miami appears to have suffered permanent hearing loss.
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[personal profile] thesecondbatgirl 2010-07-09 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Honor Harrington

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[personal profile] jadelennox 2010-07-09 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't remember honor Harrington having any disability. What is it?

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[personal profile] botherd 2010-07-09 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Effy Stonem, JJ Jones, and Cassie Ainsworth, all from Skins.
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[personal profile] bethbethbeth 2010-07-09 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Another character I haven't seen on the list...

Alastor Moody (Harry Potter, missing an eye and a leg)
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[personal profile] laeria 2010-07-09 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
How about some mythology/fairy tales?

Hephaestus (Greek)
Samson (Bible)
The Wild Swans (Hans Christian Andersen)
The Red Shoes (Hans Christian Andersen)

Help! What else.

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[personal profile] pocketmouse 2010-07-09 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I really want some Doctor Who ones -- there's Davros, obviously, and technically the guy who invented the Cybermen in New Who -- I totally forget his name. Was he disabled or was he primarily just aging? I haven't watched that episode since it aired. And I really want to suggest the Doctor, because that would be interesting to see -- and the communications earpiece he had in The Lodger this season reminded me of a hearing aid, and I think that could be played with. Or should that hold off for prompts?
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[personal profile] rhivolution 2010-07-09 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
John Lumic is the new!skool inventor of Cybermen. Am I remembering that episode wrong, or was part of his MO in inventing them linked to his disability? I should just bust out the DVD if I can find it.

(My personal canon for the Tenth Doctor involves him having bipolar disorder, though that's a matter of interpretation for others.)

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[personal profile] lo_rez 2010-07-09 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Hm. Jaime Sommers? If so, then also Sarah Corvus.

Dexter?
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[personal profile] wisdomeagle 2010-07-09 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Matt Braddock (Babysitters Club, Deaf)

(Anonymous) 2010-07-16 09:47 am (UTC)(link)
And Dawn was diabetic.
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[personal profile] stonebender 2010-07-09 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Lincoln Rhyme from The Bone Collector
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[personal profile] regicidaldwarf 2010-07-09 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
She's a fairly minor character, but Joey Lucas from The West Wing is deaf.

Also, from Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint 'verse [spoilers] (skip) Richard St Vier goes blind in later books.
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[personal profile] saavikam77 2010-07-09 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
This is such a great idea for a fest! \O/

A few additions (all DC Comics):

Hartley Rathaway (Pied Piper); deaf, with special implants
Harvey Dent (Two-Face); severe facial scaring and MPD
Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze); condition requires a cold-suit
Bruce Wayne (Batman); unspecified mental illnesses & PTSD, body scarring from injuries (body scarring also affects the former Robins: Dick, Jason, and Tim)
Jonah Hex; severe facial scarring

Also:

Raymond Babbitt from Rainman
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[personal profile] milleniumrex 2010-07-10 12:13 am (UTC)(link)
It would also be interesting to see fic around the period that Bruce Wayne was a paraplegic, after Bane. He got a magical cure in the end, but I believe that was after he rehabbed to near-normal function - the magical cure was just so he'd be able to be Batman again easily.

And speaking of Jonah Hex, there's his partner/lover Tallulah Black, who's also scarred and is missing an eye, although her scarring isn't as extreme as his.

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[personal profile] softestbullet 2010-07-10 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
Izumi Curtis (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Lan Fan (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Paninya (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (If anyone is wondering: major depression)
Abed Nadir (Community)
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[personal profile] cesy 2010-07-10 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
Regina Morrow from Sweet Valley High.
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[personal profile] shirasade 2010-07-10 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
Has anyone mentioned Bobby Goren from L&O: Criminal Intent yet?
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[personal profile] trialia 2010-07-10 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
I think you're the first. Can't imagine why he didn't occur to me before!
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[personal profile] trialia 2010-07-10 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
James Watson, Sanctuary - he is approximately 150 years old, and stays alive by using a contraption he came up with that looks/acts like a sort of calliper frame - when it fails, he dies...

John Druitt, also Sanctuary - unspecified mental illness (he is Jack the Ripper) that is later explained as having a specific (fictional) cause, but the real-life Druitt, upon whom the character is loosely based, suffered from familial mental illness of some sort - I think major depression? - and committed suicide.

You could, I suppose, count Sméagol/Gollum from LotR - he would be classed as having DID, I think? Of a sort?

Author Rosemary Sutcliff had Still's disease and used a wheelchair throughout most of her life, for anyone who fancies RPF... Marcus Flavius Aquila, hero of The Eagle of the Ninth, is invalided out of the Roman army due to a lasting injury, but I can't recall why or whether it was permanent.
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[personal profile] ingo 2010-07-10 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Marcus Flavius Aquila!!! He was wounded in a Celtic uprising, and the wound wasn't searched properly so he had to have it redone later on. It didn't so much affect his day to day life but it did flare up during his Great Adventure and slowed him down at times, if I remember rightly?

More people should write fic about Marcus Flavius Aquila, omg.
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[personal profile] toujours_nigel 2010-07-10 12:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Harry Potter
Alastor Moody (lost an eye and a leg), Frank and Alice Longbottom (tortured to insanity), Remus Lupin (lycanthropy, if that is being accepted, since it does hinder his usual movements, and puts him entirely out once a month), (and, possibly, Sirius Black, Bellatrix Lestrange.)

The King's General
Honor Harris.

A Song of Ice and Fire
Jaime Lannister, (has his sword hand cut off).
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[personal profile] toujours_nigel 2010-07-10 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Mahabharata

Ekalavya (was an archer and had his right thumb chopped off; learned archery without it well enough to be a formidable warrior again)
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[personal profile] passerine 2010-07-10 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Nemo, Dory, and Gil from Finding Nemo.

In the Toy Story series, Buzz temporarily lost his arm, Woody was a "broken toy" and had to deal with the ramifications of that, and Jessie has pretty clear-cut PTSD.

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[personal profile] milleniumrex 2010-07-11 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, interesting. I've actually wanted to write a fic about Jessie taking some damage during the time between Toy Story 2 and 3, and having a near-breakdown because of her fears that she would be abandoned again. I hadn't thought of it as PTSD until now. Thanks!
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[personal profile] thingswithwings 2010-07-10 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
In addition to John Watson, what about Sherlock Holmes himself? Book canon, Granada series canon, and recent movie canon all depict him pretty clearly as bipolar.
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[personal profile] wisdomeagle 2010-07-10 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Stacey McGill (Babysitters Club, diabetes)
Abby Stevenson (Babysitters Club, severe allergies and asthma)
Lindsey McDonald (Angel the series, lost a hand)
Peter Pettigrew (Harry Potter, lost a hand)
Nog (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, lost a leg)
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[personal profile] svollga 2010-07-10 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think I've seen them in the comments though I could miss something: Queer as Folk (USA)
Justin is disabled as a result of gay bashing.
Vic, Ben and Hunter are HIV-positive (and Vic gets HIV-positive boyfriend later).
Brian has testivle cancer and later has his testicle removed.

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