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Title:  Passing
Author:  [archiveofourown.org profile] xenoamorist 
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairings: ambivalent Dean/Castiel, mention past Dean/OMC
Genre: General
Length:  Short (Words: 5,513)

Author's Summary:
When Sam and Dean once again find themselves agreeing to save Chuck’s Supernatural convention, Dean expects it to be yet another salt-and-burn ghost case. What he doesn’t expect, however, is confronting a part of him that he never wanted to face.

Review:
This isn't your typical fandom meets canon characters.  It deals with the shortcomings of canon on issues of race and gender, and also its love/hate depiction of fans.  Mostly I like it though because its a pretty decent one-shot dealing with questioning one's sexual identity (especially having to confront it when you're not ready yet) and touches on other minority issues.

Passing (on AO3)
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Title:  Oral History
Author:  [livejournal.com profile] acadine 
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: none
Genre: General
Length:  Very Short

Author's Summary:
None given.

Review:
This fic is very short, but it gives a thoughtful glimpse into Padma's world view as a second-generation British-Indian (witch) in the Harry Potter universe.  I'm kind of a sucker for any fic that deals well with ethnic identity, diaspora, and representations of history (which were the subjects of my Master's thesis).  I especially like it in the Harry Potter universe where there's all that blood purity 'racism' going on and characters throw around the phrase "wizarding world" when they're only talking about magical Britain.  And yet, this fic doesn't go on at length about issues that fill hundreds of textbooks and it doesn't  use Padma's point of view to condemn the canon perspective.  It's just a short story about one girl.  It really does just enough to make you think and I like that about it.

Oral History (on lj)

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