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Created on 2012-01-04 19:12:59 (#1380262), last updated 2018-03-05 (58 weeks ago)

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Name:SPECTRUM: Comic Book Characters of Color (OPEN)
Posting Access:All Members, Moderated
Community description:Because there are more of them besides Luke Cage and Cassandra Cain

Before you make a post to the community, please read the Guidelines.
Fury won't ask you twice.

[community profile] chromaticheroes is an inclusive home for fans of minority comic book characters, their titles (and to an extent, their creators, writers or publishers) and to share your creations (fanfiction, meta, gen. dicsusion, fanart, mixes, etc.). The community name, however, does not refer to characters who are identitifed as "HEROES" or "superhero" comics only. Be they, good, bad, nuteral (anti-hero), super powered, a civilian --- and whether or not the comic book is fantastic or grounded in reality, with zero fantasy elements --- or otherwise noted, this community is dedicated to all characters of color, whatever their status in the stories they happen to appear in. However, our only request is that you do not post others' work directly to the community without their express permission. Recommendation posts referring to their work is fine, but an all-out duplication/ex-post of their material (without permission) is not allowed.

# Quit it- We abide by Moff's Law. Do not attempt to silence a conversation by saying something like “it's just a game/film/comic”.
# Woops - Everyone makes mistakes, including the mods. If you want to appeal any decisions we've made, please get in touch with us. Make sure to explicitly mention that you're appealing a decision we've made.
# Crediting - When posting articles or blog entries authored by another person, link to the original source.
# Derailing Posts/Discussions - Don't do it. And if your unsure of what that means, check this link out.
# Templates - Use them or your fanfiction/fanart/fanmix post will be deleted.
# Sources: When Posting News and other material you did not create, remember to link to the "SOURCE" you found it at. Its only right.

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Fanfiction - Gen, het, slash and femmeslash are all welcome, as are works inspired by the comics themselves (i.e., movies, animated series, or whatever else comic book related licenses, produces, et). Please give proper classification if any fan works may include elements that some may consider offensive, but do so in a polite and non-aggressive/sarcastic manner. Use your best judgment. If someone asks you to put something behind a cut and add a trigger warning due to content, please do as they requested. Different things are triggering for different people. If you don't understand the concept of a trigger warning, read this.
Graphics/Fanart - By way of wallpaper, icons, tumblr graphics, .gifs, or banners are perfectly allowed within the community. Fanart previews mustn't be over 100x100 or 400x00 pixels and should not go over the G through PG-13 rating.
Discussion/Meta - Is completely welcome, be it a rant, an epic essay or a simple question (so long as none of it hasn't already to been posted, in regards to the latter, anyhow). However, please remember to label essays or rants with appropriate "trigger warnings" so as not to end on the wrong end of someone's offense.
Multimedia - Fanmixes, fanvideos, videos or downloads are allowed, but please remember to restrict them to "members only". DO NOT LEAVE THEM PUBLIC.
Images - Images over 100x100 - 400x400 pixels should be placed behind a cut. Don't know how to make one?
Comunity Promotion - is allowed, but please remember to ask @ the "affiliation" post (see TAG: 'affiliates') to get an okay. Also remember that the promotion of a community must pertain to the subject matter of the community. Promotion of contests by way of "darkagenda" or "landofart" are welcome, so long as they pretain to a character of color in some capacity. Failure to follow this rule will result in the privilege of promoting being revoked and the post rejected.
LiveJournal Cuts - Lengthy posts and fanfiction must be placed behind a Live Journal cut. Don't know how to make a LiveJournal Cut? Click Here to find out how.

Character Bashing - No one's in the wrong for disliking a character, its not required that you like or even love them all. However, many of have been in the wrong about how they happen to express their dislike for characters that bug them. And it goes without saying, character bashing is not allowed here. Its all fine and well not to like a character, however, flamming, shamming and being plain disrespectful about one or more them is not.
User Bashing/Flame Wars - Its not welcome here. Be polite to your fellow members. There may be difference of opinions, but please, no personal attacks or name calling. This is a light-hearted fan community, let's not make it a negative experience. Agree to disagree if it comes to it. If you continue to be a problem in this community, you'll be banned from posting.
Racism, Sexism/Misogyny/Homophobia - Goes without saying that descrimination against characters for their gender, sexual preference or ethinicity/race is unwelcome within the community. If there is a problem of this nature occuring, please contact the mod(s) immediately.
Comic Book Pirating - And by this I mean offering links to entire comic books that aren't within the grounds of public domain. If you really wish to read the latest or the previous issue of a comic book that is in major circulation or available with the simple purchase of a trade paperback collection (or Ebay, if you're that desperate), then please do the comic book industry a favor and shell out a couple bucks for the desired arc. You'll be doing this community a huge favor.
Hotlinking - Absolutely NO HOTLINKING images. If you have images you wish to upload, please use your Scrapbook or Image hosting websites (,,, imagebam etc). Do not use the Bandwidth from another website, its what people call "Bandwidth Stealing" and its not nice.
Fanfiction - Containing underage/jailbait, child pornography is not allowed on the community. Fanfiction not using the required header and descriptions will be deleted.
Real Person Fandom - Please note that this community does not support nor allow Real Person Fandom. It is not respectful to those involved with this series and offenders will be banned from the community.
Fanart/Graphics - over the PG-13 rating, not under a cut and labeled with the proper trigger warnings, will be deleted.
Warnings - Warn for non-canon character death, and other sensitive subjects.
Spoiler Policy - SPOILERS are fun! But put them behind an cut so as not to spoil those who haven't been keeping up with the latest arcs or news (that and avoid the previous posts).
Posts not using Tags - USE THE TAGS. I cannot stress this enough. They were created for the sole purpose of keeping things here at the community in order and easier to find and to reduce the hours spent browsing through the calendar section. It's not a complicated request to adhere to in the least and it will be much appreciated by the maintainers.
Language - Swearing is allowed, but please keep it mild (i.e, don't turn your post into a literal F-Bomb post). Bigoted language, however, will not be tolerated, so don't use it. Contact a mod if people are using language which you find problematic, and we will work to address the issue.

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