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Lanna Michaels ([personal profile] lannamichaels) wrote in [community profile] occupyfandom2013-01-29 10:05 pm

The "Your Fandom Needs A Union" Challenge

Your fandom needs a union! Yes, yours!

This is an open-ended challenge to get more unions into your fandom. Are they members of a union? Are they starting a union? Are they already in Newsies? There should be fanworks about it!

For an example, as [personal profile] azurelunatic so eloquently put it:
Dummy has decided to unionize Tony's robots, Pepper supports this because it means she can impose sensible working hours on Tony, Clint and Natasha are all for it, Coulson's contract says he can't start a union but he sure as hell can throw a white mutiny, and Steve refuses to cross a picket line.

Go forth and fanwork! And then post to the comm! \o/
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[personal profile] sylleptic 2013-01-30 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
Oooooh, neat! I really want to see that robot union fic. And speaking of Steve and picket lines, are recs allowed?
sylleptic: Red background, "Songs to fan the flames of discontent" and IWW logo (politics; music; IWW; labor)

[personal profile] sylleptic 2013-01-31 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome! Then I hope everyone has read [archiveofourown.org profile] hetrez's Average Avengers Local Chapter 7 of New York City? It's a really great characterization of Steve and Tony, supporting their local unions in their own special ways.
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[personal profile] sylleptic 2013-01-31 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
:D For some reason, despite the title, I didn't realize it was union-y until I was reading and Scabby the Rat appeared, so I always remember it as a pleasant surprise.

I have to go now, but I will try to come back later and post!
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2014-03-31 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
*posts, then reads this thread*
sylleptic: Ada Lovelace from the 2dgoggles webcomic, posed with her pipe and a giant cog behind her (Default)

[personal profile] sylleptic 2014-03-31 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh. I clearly totally failed to actually make that post, so I'm glad you did!
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[personal profile] fiercynn 2013-02-23 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
This won't be for a while, but [livejournal.com profile] slylilgoblin and I are planning to write Morgana/Gwen Industrial Revolution AU for Paperlegends (the Merlin Big Bang), in which Morgana owns a cotton mill and Gwen is a union leader, and there is lots of (hopefully) awesome labor politics!