Not Just Here for the Whump: Writing Fan Fic and Disability

This of course also applies to non-fan-fiction fiction but many frustrated and disappointing attempts at finding comfort reading later, I’m going to start with fan fiction because …

I got reeeaaallly frustrated with that one. And I know the disability was for whump but there was already traumatic injury and new, (seemingly) permanent disability there.

That includes recommending Dr Oz, yoga, wheatgrass, and also stuff like writing “What if Tony came back from Afghanistan with a life-changing disablity” fic for the Iron Man movie franchise. He already came back with a life-changing disability and until the end of Iron Man 3 had a very obvious assistive device embedded in his chest. (Chronic Illness Cat! <- source link for image)

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