31 July 2010 @ 09:53 pm
Doctor Who, Torchwood and Star Trek icons rec  
Doctor Who icon recs featuring Mickey, Martha, or both

20 Mickey and Martha icons by [info]dani_meows (if you click on the tag there a few more Mickey and Martha icons in various dr who icon posts but they are mixed with others)

About 25 Mickey and Martha icons (Some are in their own sections, others are group shots.) by [info]blue_siofra of[info]flutterby_icons

Torchwood Icon recs featuring Tosh
Tosh icons by[info]immortalje of [info]je_fic

Star Trek: Reboot, Star Trek Voyager, and Star Trek: TOS

6 B'Elanna icons by [info]bridgetmkennitt of [info]chromaticicons

George Takei by [info]bridgetmkennitt of [info]chromaticicons

Nine Star Trek reboot by [info]bridgetmkennitt of [info]chromaticicons
Current Mood: amused
16 July 2010 @ 09:55 am
Recs for The Mentalist, Buffy and Babylon 5  
Am I the first one? :)

I managed to miss both the original posting day and the amnesty period during the last challenge (note to self: do not buy an apartment when you have fannish responsibilities) so I wanted to make sure I don't miss this one as well :)

The Mentalist

Only That Which Is Written in Blood by Kansas42 (Kimball Cho)
The Team's downfall, as seen through Cho's eyes. It's not often that a fic makes me cry, but the last line here just kills me ever single time.

(the fic has also an interesting meta-layer about how The Mentalist is - as usual - a white man's show)

Red Silence by Kansas42 (Kimball Cho)
Cho has migrane. Another good one from the same writer.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Not Much Left by Deird1 (Robin Wood)
A poem about Robin Wood and his mother. I don't often read fannish poems, but this is powerful stuff.

Watched by mispel (Robin Wood)
Robin wants to be like his mother.

Babylon 5

The Stars Her Destination (Catherine Sakai, Catherine/Susan Ivanova)
What happened to Catherine Sakai after Sinclair left for Minbar. A much better story than what we actually got in the tie-in novels :)

I might do another post later with more recs if I remember, but in the meantime, I've recently started a project where I add every fic that I like to my rec list at del.icio.us and one of the tags I'm using there is character of colour. There aren't that many fics under the tag yet, unfortunately, because I'm still in the process of moving my booksmarks there and the fandoms that I have already finished moving - Buffy and Angel - are not exactly known for being filled with fic about CoC...
15 July 2010 @ 03:13 pm
Non-IJers recs post  
If you are without an IJ, never fear. You may post your recs within the comments below and at the end of the month, they'll be gathered together with the other recs and sorted into a masterlist.

Thank you for participating and have fun. :)
15 July 2010 @ 03:12 pm
July mini-challenge  
[info]chromaticvision's July mini-challenge of recs has begun!

If you have an IJ, you can create a new post with your rec(s) from now (July 15th) until July 31st. For those without IJs, you can post your recs within the comments of the following post. All recs will be gathered together and sorted by fandoms at the end of the month in a masterlist.

Thank you and enjoy reading!
12 July 2010 @ 08:20 pm
Just three more days until the start of our July mini-challenge. More information can be found here.

We're excited to see what everyone will be reccing!
03 July 2010 @ 08:25 am
July mini-challenge  
Your mods have decided to ramp up to round 2 with a July mini-challenge. The theme for the mini-challenge is recs. The dates for posting recs are July 15th-July 31st.

There aren't nearly enough works about characters of color out there (at least we think so anyway!), but what is there is cause for celebration. Show us your recs featuring characters of color.

- Recs can be of works created by others, or self-recs.
- Recs cannot be linked to a work that's locked or members only.
- Reccers must comment to let the reccee know they've been recced (more about this below).
- Pretty self-explanatory, but works must heavily feature characters of color. So fics of, as an example, Lanie from the show Castle helping Beckett and Castle get together doesn't fit. Lanie dealing with her job, or her friends, or her love life, however, does. (If you have questions about this, please don't hesitate in asking). Please, please do not rec works that stereotype characters of color and/or appropriate their cultures (like the fic ranted about here). This is not what Chromatic Vision is about.
- If you are uncertain about a particular work(s) you wish to rec, please don't hesitate in contacting the mods.

- Recs can be posted in one big batch (behind a cut tag) or singular or split between several days. The choice is entirely up to you.
- The minimum information needed for a rec is the link, author, title, summary (if any), fandom and pairing/character. Warnings/Contains, ratings, reasons why you recced a specific work, and other information are optional, though encouraged.

*It's not enough to just rec. We want to let people know that the works they've created were wonderful enough to share with the rest of the world. For those who are comment shy in writing something original or who don't want to vary each comment per rec, your mods have a Copy & Paste Comment you can use.

Hello. I'm just letting you know that I've recced your work at chromaticvision on IJ. Thank you for creating a memorable work featuring a character of color. <3

Copy and paste code

All recs will be gathered up in a masterpost after the 30th.

If you don't know where to readily find fics featuring Characters of Color, here are some links:

AO3 tag - Character of Color



Other news
If you haven't finished your work for round 1, don't fret. Our amnesty period is still in effect and will remain so until round 2 begins in a couple of months.