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Hallelujah! Someone on the kink meme has given us Ronan/Korath! (Also, someone go fill my Gamora/Nebula prompt)

On a sign-up for a fannish fic exchange, I came across this mind-boggling entry. I decided to be kind and not include their lj username.

smuttyclaus

WTF is a "POC characters with non-POC attributes"? What the fuck kind of "attributes" are non-white people supposed to have? Are black people not supposed to play the flute or something? This is so racist. It's like the harder fandom tries, the harder fandom fails.

IRL, kenpo continues to be fabulous. Our sifu is always so apologetic about teaching us things like the correct way to snap someone's neck. Today they started teaching me nunchaku (nunchucks). It was interesting, but as possessing nunchucks is illegal in NYC, I think I will gravitate more towards the sticks and knives section of the weaponry. We also worked on disarming a knife-wielding attacker and then breaking their elbow! Cool!

P.S. Because you know you want it: a Ke$ha/Superman fanfic.

Date: 2014-09-06 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redcandle17.livejournal.com
I had the same reaction to that exchange request. Furthermore, she seems to be in denial about the fact that Draco is an official Dark Mark-having Death Eater. Since Blaise and Draco were characters I was going to request and I didn't want to risk having to write for that individual or receive anything written by her, I decided not to sign up for that exchange.

Glad to hear you're still having a blast at martial arts class though.

Date: 2014-09-07 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ani-bester.livejournal.com
0.o
That is the oddest thing. All I can think of is it sounds just this side of calling someone an Oreo or something. WTF

Ah! your martial arts class sounds awesome. :)
and nunchucks are illegal to own in NYC? really? But whappy sticks and knives aren't 0.o

Date: 2014-09-07 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] transemacabre.livejournal.com
It comes across to me as a sneaky way of making sure they don't get ANY fics with non-white characters: "Don't write stereotypical POC, and don't write non-stereotypical POC! In fact, don't write POC at all!" Which seems like overkill for a Harry Potter exchange, aren't there only, like, three non-white characters in the entire series anyway?

Date: 2014-09-10 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lokifan
WHAT.

I am going to be charitable and assume they meant physical attributes, like, giving Blaise super-smooth super-straight hair which is strongly connected to him being gorgeous by the narrative - which is a thing I've seen.

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