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access_fandom_mods ([personal profile] access_fandom_mods) wrote in [community profile] access_fandom2010-07-09 09:20 pm
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Festibility: Prompt Post

Welcome to the Festibility prompts post!

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. You can find out more at the Festibility announcement post on access_fandom!

Here’s how the prompts will work:

Prompts can be general or fandom- or character-specific. You can also choose to specify a type of disability. Be creative and have fun. Post prompts now through September 15th!

Fills can be posted starting Thursday, July 15th and the posting period goes until September 15th. We encourage you to post disability-centric fanworks to [community profile] access_fandom after the close of the fest. After September 15th, please post to the community instead of commenting here, and link back to the prompt (if any) that inspired you.

Nest Your Responses. Respond directly to a prompt with the text of your story in the comment or a link to the story if it is posted elsewhere.

Anonymous commenting is allowed. To post anonymously when logged in, click on 'More Options' and pick 'Anonymous'. Do not ask anyone to reveal themselves if they choose to post anonymously.

We want warnings to be a community standard for this festival. If you need help putting warnings on your fan work, please ask your beta or contact a moderator. We accept “Choose Not To Warn” as a warning, but in the interest of making this fest as accessible as possible we prefer to have works be labeled with specific trigger warnings.

ETA: Please state one of the following on your work: "No warnings apply", "Choose Not to Warn" or include warnings/content notes mentioning any triggering material that does apply to your work. Marking your work in this way helps people with triggers to navigate the Festibility responses. Thank you! /ETA

Warn for common triggers even if the prompt implies some. You must warn for common violent or sexual triggers. Unwarned stories/art are subject to immediate screening at the mods' discretion.

o Triggers to warn for:
o non-con, dub-con, and rape
o character death
o suicide
o self-injury
o child abuse
o graphic torture
o incest
o underage (under the age of 18)
o extremely ableist language
o mind control
o If you are uncertain if you should include a warning, better safe than sorry.

The above list is not all-inclusive or meant to be limiting: people can and should warn for other things. You can gray out warnings or spoilers using this code that amadi posted, which also works for screenreaders.

If you have a policy of not warning, you must put "Author does not warn" in the subject line. Failure to do so will result in immediate screening/deletion.

Post links to NSFW images or images that require warnings. Do not embed them.

Single prompts can be answered as many times as you wish.

Anonymous posting and commenting is allowed.

Language reminder: Please say “has diabetes”, don’t say “suffers from diabetes” or “suffers hearing loss” when describing someone’s disability. Please say “uses a wheelchair” or similarly neutral language, do not say “wheelchair bound” or “confined to a wheelchair”. Please do not use ableist or other oppressive pejoratives such as “lame”. For more about inclusive language, click on the language tag of this community. Also, please do not include disabilities in your content warnings--It is disrespectful to cast a piece of someone's identity as a warning.

ETA: There have been some concerns raised about this language policy. For clarification, this language reminder is meant more for prompt suggestion than for actual fic. You are allowed to use whatever language you like in your fan fic. If there is a lot of ableist language in your fic, we would prefer that you warn for it in your fic headers. You are also welcome to address the negative as well as the positive aspects of living with a disability.

Thank you for participating! Let the prompts begin!

(Anonymous) 2010-07-11 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Marvel Comics: A story about Laura Kinney (X-23) and her use of self-injury as a coping mechanism. Bonus points for discussion of how she deals with trauma (whether you choose to write her as having PTSD or some other disorder) and how it affects her daily life and interactions with other people.
softestbullet: Aeryn cupping Pilot's cheek. He has his big eyes closed. (Psych/ you + me)

[personal profile] softestbullet 2010-07-11 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww *fistbump*
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[personal profile] milleniumrex 2010-07-11 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
The concept of a character with a healing factor who self-injures is really interesting.
softestbullet: Aeryn cupping Pilot's cheek. He has his big eyes closed. (Default)

[personal profile] softestbullet 2010-07-11 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Once I figured it out, Shawn became so much more sympathetic and likeable!
naraht: Star cluster (nasa-Star Cluster)

[personal profile] naraht 2010-07-11 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Stephen Fry RPF: At Cambridge, Stephen has to choose between writing an essay and going out for the evening. Or perhaps he chooses something completely different.
naraht: Oxford spires (ox-Spires)

[personal profile] naraht 2010-07-11 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Stephen Fry RPF: Going punting.
naraht: Red flag. Text: "we'll keep the red flag flying here." (polt-Red Flag)

[personal profile] naraht 2010-07-11 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Helen Keller RPF: Tell us about how her socialist convictions made her life more difficult.
pseudo_tsuga: ([Psych] shawn fails at definitions)

[personal profile] pseudo_tsuga 2010-07-11 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I like this prompt a lot.

(Anonymous) 2010-07-11 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
It's one of the things I find most fascinating about her! She really does self-injure in canon, but as far as I can tell it's never really been explored, and definitely not with regards to her healing factor.
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-07-11 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it cool to rec things while contemplating how to fill the prompt? Because if so, for prompt one, Nihil Inherit by [ profile] ratherastory, Supernatural AU, major character death (skip) and possibly suicide—don't look at me, I honestly don't know whether Dean going through with Sam's "Dean, please kill me" counts as Sam suiciding.
jadelennox: Oracle about to kick ass: "'cripple', my butt." (gimp: cripple)

[personal profile] jadelennox 2010-07-11 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
The death isn't because he can't live with the injury's effects, is it? Because that doesn't seem in line with the intent of the thon, if so.
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-07-12 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
Yes and no. Mostly no, and the yes is by and large because 'traumatic brain injury' is here defined as 'his brain is in the process of killing him'.
jadelennox: Oracle about to kick ass: "'cripple', my butt." (gimp: cripple)

[personal profile] jadelennox 2010-07-12 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
*nod* I've been thinking about this, and how tricky it is in fair representations of disability. I mean, one of the things I think we are all sick of it is the "I couldn't live with that condition" trope. Somebody who becomes disabled and then dies in a tragic, self-sacrificing, and "merciful" ending in which they saved the day for everybody else while ending their own broken existence? We've all seen and read that one far too many times.

And yet a lot of disabilities are eventually fatal. And for that matter, some forms of depression absolutely provoke suicide. So how can you respectfully acknowledge that sometimes disability leads to death without participating in the "the tragic cripple needs to die instead of being around and broken" trope?

I'd be curious to read the story you rec to see how it does with it, except that even thinking about the premise of Supernatural gives me the heebie-jeebies. D: *is a coward*
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-07-12 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
I don't think that trope crosses the character's mind, honestly. (I'm fairly certain it never occurred to the author.) (skip) The premise of this story is, Sam and Dean fucked up stopping the apocalypse, Dean's dead and Sam's dying, Sam insists the friendly local angel take advantage of angelic time-travel powers so Sam can fix this. Friendly local angel says, you do know humans weren't designed for nonlinear time and you probably won't survive the experience, right? Sam says, Dean'll be fine, so bring it on. The seizures and not being able to keep straight the difference between the present and the future-that-wasn't are among the effects of humans not being designed for nonlinear time. Sam didn't know that going in, but he did know going in that he was probably going to die no matter what he did, so while this fic certainly fits the 'I couldn't live like this' pattern from a reader's PoV and from the points of view of characters not Sam, from Sam's PoV (and I think he might be the only one whose PoV matters here), his disability is (almost) entirely irrelevant to his decision to die.
cmshaw: DC Comics: Shiva unmasks behind a bloody sword (Not your lady)

[personal profile] cmshaw 2010-07-12 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Titans (DCU) -- Rose and Joey Wilson: they fight crime!
bell: a black and white photo of amber and thireen from house, m.d. (amber & thirteen in bw)

[personal profile] bell 2010-07-12 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
House, M.D.: Thirteen, when her Huntington's has become symptomatic.
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[personal profile] avendya 2010-07-12 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
haycorn: piglet with a dandelion (Default)

[personal profile] haycorn 2010-07-12 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Mark Vorkosigan building a life, with or without the Black Gang (and preferably with Kareen, but it's writer's choice.)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)

[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-07-12 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
I can't post till Thursday? *sad*
cmshaw: Fullmetal Alchemist: Ed leans, with animated caption listing chemical ingredients of the human body (Only Human)

[personal profile] cmshaw 2010-07-12 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Fullmetal Alchemist -- end of anime series/movie spoilers (skip): Ed deals with the relative primitiveness of the prosthetics available on the far side of the gate (where "deals with" probably includes "shouts a lot") but appreciates the advances in pain medications.
tree: scully and mulder, hospital scene from 'the red and the black' ([xf] now transparent now far)

[personal profile] tree 2010-07-12 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
The X-Files: Mulder's amputation(s) in Kill Switch were real.
tree: scully in a hospital bed ([xf] salt wearing down to the bone)

[personal profile] tree 2010-07-12 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
The X-Files: Scully's blindness during Theef is permanent.
Edited (oops, verb tense) 2010-07-12 06:57 (UTC)
tree: scully, final scene of 'irresistible' ([xf] not with a bang)

[personal profile] tree 2010-07-12 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
The X-Files: Scully with PTSD. (i know this has been done. but not well.)

(Anonymous) 2010-07-12 06:59 am (UTC)(link)
Any Superhero fandoms. A character has PTSD and how it affects (or doesn't) zie going on zis life and handle the superhero business
tree: a figure clothed in or emerging from bark ([house] foreman and taub)

[personal profile] tree 2010-07-12 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
House M.D.: Foreman's neurological damage after Euphoria is permanent.