I am not doing my homework. In consequence: below, DVD commentary for the fisherwoman and the iron mage.
But first, two recs.
1) So it was just eid_ka_chand
, and some excellent stuff was posted, but basically the only other thing in a fandom I know was by the inimitable dhobikikutti
, Not One But Too.
And I guess it was pretty lucky that it was INSANELY AWESOME UN LUN DUN/HAROUN & THE SEA OF STORIES CROSSOVER FIC. It definitely stands up if you've only read Un Lun Dun, because the first time I read it I'd only read Un Lun Dun, and then I went to the library and read Haroun and the Sea of the Stories, and then I went back and read the fic and it was even more amazing.
If you like wordplay, you'll love
Deeba Resham, Slam Poet.
2) I'm normally pretty gun-shy about shows that are called "smart" and "high quality" by fandom because they have previously included Supernatural, Merlin, Smallville, Stargate: Atlantis, and Burn Notice. (BURN NOTICE.
BURN NOTICE!) If I do watch them, I am wary of recommending them on again, because studies (Heroes, Psych, Murdoch's Mysteries, Kings, NCIS) have shown that I am not very good at judging the difference what is a good show
and what makes me squee. So the fact that everyone's been all THE MIDDLEMAN!!! for months means nothing to me. People have also been all THE JONAS BROTHERS!!! for months, but I still have not bought those CDs. "Ha ha," I said to myself, petting my imaginary Persian cat of sophistication and superiority. "Those fools! Just because it has Natalie Morales and Matt Keeslar and nerd humor and leather and crime-fighting and vampire puppets and robots is no reason that the show can't be painfully mediocre!"
I'm guessing you can see where this is going. It's all up on alluc.org, although episodes 9 through 11 have to be found by following the links in Chinese at the bottom of the page on tudou.com. I'm not going to lie and say it has no problems because it does: it follows tropes very clearly, and in some cases (the Sino-Mexican Revelation) that means some ridick racial stereotypes. But most of the time it doesn't. The main character is an ass-kicking photogenic young Cuban artist and it passes the Bechdel test, and its race modification, almost every episode.( and now, the 'main' event )