such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (ff: kaylee)
Pretty people and cute animals below the cut. :D

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such_heights: karen looking delighted with her amy pond action figure (who: karen [action figure])
The theme of this picspam is fluffy people and pretty animals. Or the other way around too, perhaps. Feel free to spam the comments with your own contributions! I shall begin.

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such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: wenches before brethren)
In the spirit of [livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest, I thought I'd host a little festival of recs. Some of the women we love have loads of stuff made for them, but not everyone knows where that is, and for other characters the goods are unfortunately few and far between.

How it works: you comment with an awesome lady you'd like some fanwork recs for, with details as appropriate. Other people comment with links. Squee for all!

Examples:

+ Amy Pond, fic or art set between the main action of the Eleventh Hour and the end of the episode. Gen preferred, though background Amy/Rory is fine.
+ Laura Roslin, icons and journal headers. No spoilers past s2, please.
+ Toph Bei Fong, any medium, any ship, with bonus points for femslash.

Put the character name in the subject of your comment. If someone's already commented with the character you had in mind, feel free to add your request beneath theirs in the thread.

I'll be in and out today, but will try and leave some recs for all the characters that I can! Feel free to include characters from fandoms I don't know, too, and hopefully other people can help you out.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: martha looking fierce)
Tightrope
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandoms: Avatar: the Last Airbender, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Merlin, Star Trek XI, Stargate: Atlantis, Torchwood.
characters: Katara, Mai, Anastasia 'Dee' Dualla, Cally Henderson, Tory Foster, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, River Song, Molly Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Guinevere, Nyota Uhura, Jennifer Keller, Gwen Cooper.
music: Tightrope - Janelle Monáe
content notes: none
summary: You dance up on them haters.
download: 22MB .avi direct download | subtitle .srt
notes: Made for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, the annual celebrations of female characters. Many thanks to [personal profile] eruthros and [personal profile] dharmavati for help with source, [personal profile] fly_to_dawn for the beta and hand-holding, and everyone else who offered tech help and put up with me tearing my hair out.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: jennifer)
+ I am still looking for vids about robots! Thanks to everyone who's dropped links there so far, I'm still working my way through them all. Particularly if anyone has any recs for Transformers, The Matrix, or other robot films in downloadable format, that would be amazing. And, you know, if anyone feels moved to make a premiere for me, you should totally feel free to do that. *g*

+ I am also starting to think about [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon again! It is a two-week fannish celebration of female characters that starts February 1st. And on this occasion I am thinking about female characters who get character-bashed a lot. This was my preliminary list:

- Martha Jones, Doctor Who
- River Song, Doctor Who
- Gwen Cooper, Torchwood
- Guinevere, Merlin
- Jennifer Keller, SGA
- Anastasia 'Dee' Dualla, BSG
- Nyota Uhura, Star Trek Reboot
- Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter

... not entirely coincidentally, that's also a list of some of my favourite characters in each of those fandoms.

Obligatory disclaimer: obviously there is a difference between drinking the hateorade and just disliking a character! I personally totally heart all of those ladies, but even if I didn't I'd be pretty appalled at the treatment they have received in fandom from some quarters. *cough*TORCHWOOD*cough*

Who would you add? Obviously there is pretty much every woman who's ever been on Supernatural. With some of my shows, I'm not too familiar with the fandom so wouldn't know. Is there a lot of female character bashing in Firefly or A:TLA, for instance? (I HOPE NOT; THAT WOULD BE REALLY SAD.)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (trek: uhura tos)
*Because that makes a change around here, of course. *g*

So, there is this flowchart doing the rounds that purportedly sets out criteria for determining strong female characters but in reality ... doesn't really do that. (When your list of people who don't fit the bill includes Sarah Connor, and also real people like Yoko Ono, your argument is invalid.)

links!

[personal profile] heathershaped: fuck that noise

[livejournal.com profile] irony_rocks: FEMALE .GIF PARTY

[personal profile] nextian: female character yenta meme - basically, you go and list some character archetypes you like, people tell you about women who fit the bill! I'm having a lot of fun over there.

[personal profile] bossymarmalade: Dear Yoko Ono
such_heights: toph and katara smiling (avatar: toph & katara)
New Directions
Avatar: The Last Airbender ; Toph, Suki, Katara ; 1100 words ; PG ; no warnings ; for [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon ; beta'd by [personal profile] glass_icarus ; spoilers for the finale ; also at the AO3
They could do anything, after the war.

Toph doesn't go home after the war. )
such_heights: gwen (merlin) looking at the camera (m: gwen [queen])
AWESOME LADIES FICATHON - LJ | DW.

So much win! The original LJ post is at 41 pages of comments, holy hell.

I wrote a little bit of River/Liz X.

Here are some things other people wrote:

Stratigraphy by [livejournal.com profile] bookwormsarah (River Song; Doctor Who)

Working (Far Longer Than) 9 - 5 by [livejournal.com profile] chaletian (Gwen, Arthur; Merlin)

immune to pathos by [livejournal.com profile] noblealice (Cara; Legend of the Seeker)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (hp: luna [look up | ashenicons])
J.K. Rowling in The Times: The Single Mother's Manifesto. (don't read the comments)

She is awesome.

You know how else is awesome? Britney Spears, who released images of a photoshoot, before and after airbrushing. I also like what Shakesville has to say about it in that article, and you can read the comments on this one!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (scc: cameron [agent of death | 88_grand])
+ You have two weeks left to get your spanking fanworks in over at [livejournal.com profile] kinkelot - and please do, there is awesome stuff there already and I desire moar! - and thus the time has come to set off our second challenge. (The plan is that there'll be a month-long challenge set every two weeks.) The anonymous challenge is a go! As [personal profile] woldy puts it: Magical disguises, sex with strangers, glory holes, masquerades, invisibility, costumes, use of a blindfold, sex in the dark - whatever kind of anonymity you like. \o/

+ [livejournal.com profile] vividcon is looking for song suggestions for this year's Club Vivid. (To which I say, omg, both my excitement and my terror are boundless.)

+ [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon is live! There is an incredible amount of awesome there already, vids and fic and picspams and banners and meta and icons and love. Go see!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (bsg: kara [aka god])
[livejournal.com profile] cherrybina made a post of her girlcrushes. I picspammed at her, then I thought I'd post that here. Then I added a few more. Then I forgot to stop. There are, er, 51 images behind the cut. It is apparently picspam central with me this week! :D

the picspam I commented with over at Bina's )

then I went and grabbed a load more pictures of ladies that are awesome )
such_heights: martha looking down, shining (who: martha)
+ Thank you hugely to everyone who bid on my offers at [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti, especially to auction winners [livejournal.com profile] melandry, [livejournal.com profile] lindenharp and [livejournal.com profile] wendymr, who are donating an incredible and somewhat mind-boggling $445 between them. (I feel under no pressure whatsoever ... *g*)

+ [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon is starting up again on the first of February! Yaaay! It's a two-week multi-fandom celebration of female characters and it's awesome - it's the comm I made Glorious for last year. Sadly, I am already over-committed and will not be participating myself except in squee. ♥ female characters ftw! ♥

+ In celebration of the above, [personal profile] heathershaped was MEAN and asked her flist to name their top five female characters of all time. I inflict this punishment upon you all also! I flailed and ultimately went with five off the top of my head - I'm sorry, Kara and Teyla and Guinevere and Toshiko and Donna and Uhura and everyone else! :(

GRATUTIOUS PICSPAM OF AWESOME LADIES )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: toshiko [shine on | nextjuly])
Home Team 2009 Round Two is now up and oh god, so many are so close! Like, three votes in it. *refreshes obsessively* I'll tell you who needs your vote this time: Tosh. Vote Toshiko Sato for great justice! /PSA

Here are the first batch of Five Fannish Things responses, keep them coming if you like!

The top five things you would change about New Who/Torchwood. )

Top 5 awesome female characters )

Top five fics )

Top five Potter moments )

Top five Merlin moments )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (bsg: kara [aka god])
After Ellen posted their Hot 100 -- for the third year in a row, queer women prove to have excellent taste! Also, it is such a refreshing change from the lists you get in men's magazines -- here, qualifiers for hotness include things like 'does great activist work'.

The reactions of celebrities involved are also of the win. For instance, if I didn't have enough reasons to watch T:TSCC already:

Lena Headey [on falling from No. 4 in 2007 to No. 10 in 2008]: "My God, I have to go to the gym! I've fallen six. That hurts...Vote for me! Vote for me, I'll change the world! [laughs]"


(She's back up to number three this year, hee.)

So, for fun and frolics:

my five favourite women who made the list )

my five favourite women who didn't make the list )

Do share your personal picks in the comments!

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