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I probably shouldn't say any of this, but

April 8th, 2017 (09:35 am)

...I've always thought fandom is a place that respects all opinions, so: please, please do not use gendered insults while bashing women, either real or fictional.

Yeah, I'm not saying "don't bash other women," because let's face it, fandom and the internet in general love to hate women. Maybe it's because I'm in academia and we're trained to think about these things, but I'm finding it distressing that cis women (as far as I can tell) are continuing to use gendered abusive language to demean other women. Don't call real women or fictional women 'bitches' and 'hags'. (Yes, these are real examples I've come across in the last few days.) It's not cool, people.

It's especially alarming that this sort of thing is so rampant in fandom, which is supposedly an inclusive, tolerant community in which we care about issues such as marginalisation and human rights. Please, let's try to remember that fandom, especially, is a 'safe' space for many who don't find safety in their 'real life' spaces. Please, let's be more alert to the kind of language we're using and the kind of signals we're sending out to those in our virtual communities who may be here seeking refuge from abuse and disparagement in their lives.

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Spring Fling

April 7th, 2017 (09:59 pm)

I haven’t caught up with everything yet, but here are some recs: my gorgeous Sam/Dean gift and some ladycentric loveliness (predictable, me? nah).

+ we are all somebody's monster is destined to be adored by everyone who’s into Sam/Dean, but seriously, even if you're not in the SPN fandom, just go read this one. This writer deserves to be read by everyone who loves reading; the words come together like poetry, perfectly chosen and gorgeously crafted. “The best words in the best order,” as Coleridge would say. Thank you so much, my dearest anon. ♥

+ Climate Change, Amelia-centric gen. I love Amelia POV in any form, and if that’s not enough, this one also has an extraordinary magical creature who benefits from Amelia's veterinary skills.

+ Four Years and Change, Jody/Donna, with bonus sneaky!Claire the Oversharing Daughter bringing her ‘mothers’ together.

+ You're a Flirt, Genevieve/Adrianne artwork. I love the story that this image suggests, and both of them look absolutely amazing. <3

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The Ersatz Genremixer

December 31st, 2016 (12:38 am)
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Some of the prompts are totally random and some completely hilarious.

1. Go here and enter the name of your preferred character/s or pairings. Post the generated prompt/s here and I'll (try my best to) write you a ficlet. (If you aren't sure which fandoms I'm in, they're all listed on my profile page.)
2. Feel free to share and play!

Comments screened for now, and anon commenting is on, if you so desire. (You may also leave me your AO3 username, if you like, so I can gift you your fic(let).)

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Femslash Review Fest

December 30th, 2016 (07:14 pm)

Not sure what's going on with LJ with the new servers and all that. I'm not planning on going anywhere else, but just in case: I'm asra on Dreamwidth and smithkingsley on Twitter and Tumblr. If I haven't added you there, please add me so I know where to find you.

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P.S.: This bookmark is made of awesome.

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Michael Blumenthal, 'And the Cantilevered Inference Shall Hold the Day'

December 24th, 2016 (10:19 pm)

This is still my favourite poem for this time of year, so.

May whatever holds you up stay forever beneath you, and... may all your nothings, too, hold something up and sing. <3

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Femslash Review Fest: Day 1/Day 2

December 20th, 2016 (10:03 am)

Femslash Review Fest -- From December 18th-31st, leave reviews on femslash fics to show support and love! -- is a nice low-key way to participate in something fannish.

My recs:

Day 1: A fic written more than a year ago: Wonder If You Wonder About Me Too by lady_ragnell. BBC Merlin, Isolde/Sefa.

Day 2: A recent fic from your current fandom: If She Stays by Anon, written for merlin_holidays. An Elena/Mithian femslash fairytale!

Speaking of merlin_holidays, I'm the lucky recipient of this awesome Gwen/Morgana fic. (Angst warning for post-canon stuff.)

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GILMORE GIRLS GIRLMORE GIRLS GILMORE GIRLS

November 25th, 2016 (10:47 pm)

NOT EVEN THROUGH THE FIRST EPISODE YET BUT I HAVE TO PAUSE A FEW SECONDS TO SAY TWO THINGS

[Spoiler (click to open)]1) MICHEL HAS A HUSBAND

2) ALEX KINGSTON

♥♥♥

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Love this ad sfm

November 23rd, 2016 (09:32 pm)
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Article here.

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Because David and Gillian

November 12th, 2016 (12:28 am)
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Also Gillian. I don't necessarily consider myself to be an icon, but I do consider myself to be a feminist. It's become a dirty word, and it shouldn't be a dirty word. By adding to one community, you're not taking away from the other community. That's not the intention.

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