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Finally have an "Ojibwe-picker" for Hero In My Life!

I went downtown to the Port Credit Nation exhibition at Old Fort York (They're the official First Nations host for the Pan-Am games and this was part of their involvement) and talked to some people. And... I think it's going to happen.

Now for the hard part. Accepting that I probably HAVE made mistakes without meaning to and that I WILL need to change stuff. Otherwise known as "Waaaaah! It's not perfect as-is!" Please, let me recognize that when I said I was so scared I was getting stuff wrong... it's probably because I was getting stuff wrong. And I can fix it now or wait until I publish and then get called out for errors I should have caught earlier.

Okay. Okay, I can work with this. It's not like I've spent whole chapters describing religious ceremonies from the perspective of a cultural outsider and pretending they're authentic. I just want to have a character whose heritage is one of the things that informs her character and since it's not my heritage, I'm nervous. That's why I'm trying to get her right. And it's got a chance of happening now.
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I go searching for details on how SF architecture has changed in the last decade, pertinent to a DD fanfic I'm working on and find this: "How a San Francisco Architect Reframes Design for the Blind".

Now I want Matt to meet this guy...
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Fanfic:
  • Start with Google

  • Move on to friends who may be familiar with the area you need

  • Go to places like [community profile] little_details or fanfic_med

  • Check the library/bookstore if it's not fannish, especially if you're going to need to know more on the topic for a long fic

  • Tell yourself it's just fic and wing it, apologizing for possible research!fail in an author note if you must


Original Fic:
  • Start with Google

  • Move on to friends who may be familiar with the area you need

  • Go to places like [community profile] little_details or fanfic_med

  • Check the library/bookstore if it's not fannish, especially if you're going to need to know more on the topic for a long fic

  • Email various organizations in Ontario politely asking to connect with someone willing to review your draft and help you get it right and offering payment in cash or indy promotion.


I so do not want to mess up my minority character...
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Just sent feedback to the Developers of Criminal Case, a game I play on Facebook:

TW for Native American Stereotypes )

Sigh. Researching Ojibwe culture and looking into writing other cultures respectfully has been an eye-opener. I am ticked.
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Killarney Village and Killarney Provincial Park, here we come!

Camera at the ready. Clothes packed. Food packed. Ereader packed. Printout of novel, so I can jot down notes where changes need to be made... packed in bag that comes in the front seat with me!

Back on Tuesday!

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