January 18th, 2015

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RareWomen (LJ) is now RarelyWritten (DW)

The ficathon formerly known as rarewomen is now [community profile] rarelywritten. It now makes its home on DW and has an RSS feed for LJ, instead of vice-versa. Time to update subscriptions!

The name change signifies a scope change. Before, the game celebrated canonically self-identifying female characters underrepresented in fanfiction (whether CIS, transgender, etc. — no limits). Now, the game will celebrate canonically self-identifying non-CIS-male characters underrepresented in fanfiction. There's no longer any baseline of femaleness. Nominations for 2015's game will open January 30 and run to February 7.

I've played in three iterations of this exchange ficathon as it celebrated women characters. All were well-run. There were many excellent (and some exquisite) tales. I was gifted lovely match stories. I recommend the game's mods and participants. I'll probably play again this year.

But, personally, I admit that I still feel conflicted about the game's changes. Collapse )

I want to do my very best to evaluate the results of this change properly, intellectually, when the time comes. But just right now, I feel, personally, emotionally, left behind by the change.

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