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Pride & Prejudice and Zombies.

It was actually exactly what I needed. Ladies in pretty dresses stabbing things, fighting zombies and rescuing men. The entire thing was insane, plot doesn't hold up worth a damn, but it was fun and tongue in cheek and sort of comforting, in a ridiculous, bloody sort of way.



Cut for spoilers ... do P&P spoilers even count nowadays? )

Oh, also? Darcy's greatcoat is made of leather. Yeah.




It really made me want a Temeraire movie/tv series - for that, Regency AU feel, plus awesome women and a critique of Britain's colonial history. Talk about high concept. Napoleonic wars, with dragons. Why has no one made that yet?
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VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS

In conclusion, Veronica Mars.
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Where Ward is replaced by a Muslim woman... )



* -- I have heard SHIELD has improved recently, so maybe this is no longer relevant. But I bet it doesn't have Muslim sorta lesbians and evil robots and conversations about race and passing and becoming part of the system and shared bodies and DEAD PUPPIES. So clearly mine is much better.

THE WIMMINZ

Nov. 2nd, 2013 08:13 pm
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I'm looking for (period) shows where there is an obvious lack of female characters, and when they do turn up, they're almost exclusively relegated to sister/daughter/mother/lover positions.

Primarily historical shows, where this behaviour is justified because 'historic misogyny' e.g. Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men. I'd also be interested in fantasy-history shows, like Game of Thrones, or shows that are set in a 'male sphere', but not necessarily in the past, like The Sopranos or Breaking Bad.

I want to do a bit of research and find a bunch of awesome women I can point to and say LOOK. SEE WHO YOU ARE ERASING. It literally took 5 minutes to find a fuckload of women involved in prohibition, both on the speakeasy/smuggling side, as well as the pro-prohibition side. 

I understand the argument for wanting the 'big names'/the famous players. But historical figures get famous not because of what they actually did, but because they got talked about. If we keep focusing on the men and ignoring the women, of course there will never be any famous women. Not because they never existed or made less of an impact on the world, but because we've been systematically erasing their presence to the point that most people can't even conceive of their existence.
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Ultimately I was spoiled for the main thing I knew I'd hate. The other things I disliked were mostly ignorable and though they take up space here, in terms of how many watching minutes were devoted to them? They were outnumbered by the fun, positive elements. I just find it easier to talk about and take apart the things that I didn't like than the things I did. I'M SORRY GUYS. THE GLASS IS HALF EMPTY. Overall, like, watch it? For sure. Have fun. But the thing you know you'll hate. Yeah. You gonna hate.

The good, the bad and the ugly. Spoilers under the cut )
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Pushing Tin, Bourne Legacy, Batman, Spiderman )



More thoughts about Natasha - )



Prometheus pre-quel. This is hilarious guys, you have no idea.

Teen Wolf/P&P fusion vid trailer. LOL FOREVERER. On a related note, is Sterek just a tease? I've read the meta, but I'm not convinced. Trusting a show to make a slash ship reality just seems so very impossible.

Also also, I'm only half way through S2 so DON'T SPOIL ME.



Legend of Korra (spoilers) )



Completely random webcomic rec -- This is utterly gorgeous. A very nifty idea. It's a short comic about an illustrator and his attempts to escape his editor. It uses folds and light and angles to create a 3D effect with just paper and pencil. Quite short. Worth a look.
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[community profile] veni_vidi_vids  have closed down, :( sadface forever. Where am I going to get my vid recs from now? A lot of people don't post to vidding

Anyone have a reccing newsletter or pinboarddiigodelicious thing they do? I'm so behind on the web 2.0 reccing scene, I have no idea how it works.



I love reading awesome feminist posts on the internet. But then I read the comments, and after the usual +1 positive stuff, comes the derailing and the plain awful -- The men who make it all about them, the Nice Guys, and then the women who've internalised all the same misgynistic crap and just regurgitate it back. UGH. MY GUTS. THEY ARE IN KNOTS. Example: The art of no, cont.



Req. hate on Natasha.

About face! )



Short Story recs by Aliette de Bodard

Immersion
Effects of Colonialisation and cultural hegemony? The ending made me cry (in a good way). This fic is clever and brilliant.

Scattered along the river of heaven
Revolution and the aftermath. Great world-building and dB does a good job of slipping the expo into the story. It takes place in the same universe as Immersion, but on different planets and stations with mostly different poeples (Galatic is mentioned in passing). The ending is sharp and clever.



Fandom wank:

Oh SPN fandom. Never stop.
Hiddles fans are just as cray cray.



All the How It Should Have Ended superhero clips on youtube are AWESOME. Is there banter filled fanfic from the HISHE superhero cafe? Because I WANT.

Also, this is basically the Chitauri fanfic I wanted in vid form.
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There's something awesome about those Gary Stu wish-fulfilment HP fics. )



Remember all that HP fic MSTing that used to go on? Remember pottersues? Remember when epic_rants had claws and wasn't just another reccing site? Remember weeping cock? (Wishing you didn't remember it now?) How about badfic_quotes? Or the mother of all fuck-ups, fandom_wank?

Looking over them, a lot seem to still be updating. I guess it's just my fault for drifting away from the dark and seedy underbelly of fanfic. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

((Posting about those two things together may or may not be related.))



Justified S1 rewatch )



Prometheus )
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A couple of film reviews:

Attack the Block and Tinker Tailor )

vids )



Natasha/Clint and thoughts. )

Justified question

Is Tim canonically gay? Is that too progressive for Justified? Is it fanon? Because I realised I was basically accepting it as fact in all Tim eps and IDK where exactly I got it from. It just seems like a thing that makes sense.



And on a completley different note, I found a couple of old posts where requireshate absolutely eviscerates Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series (here and here).

Yes, they are that awful, they're my terrible, bottom drawer, id-fic, shameful love, but they really are awful.

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I finally saw The Avengers! Woop woop!

Mostly I loved it. Silly Bang Bang, all the feels etc. I don't know that I have anything to say that hasn't already been said, but here goes:


Likes, Dislikes and Fics I want. Full o' spoilers. )



I saw The Hunger Games just before I left Barcelona, and I'd meant to get this post up earlier but whatever. THE LINKAGE? GALE BETTER PLAY BALDR IN THOR 2. THEN LOKI WILL KILL HIM AND SHIT WILL GO DOWN.

Spoiler review, a couple of fic recs and some interview links. )
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I've been reading bits of Jane Austen fic recently, and then I found this wonderful thing.

And then I decided I needed to watch all the adaps I haven't yet seen. Mostly it's all the Emmas, but there was a P&P before Ehle and Firth, and a recent Sense and Sensibility. Also I'm going to give the 1999 Mansfield Park a go because wiki says they changed all the things. (I despise Mansfield Park.)

And now, an awesome women being happy gif party!
(All yanked from dollsome's totally impromptu festival of awesome ladies.)


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all the gifs )

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