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07 September 2011 @ 12:56 am
ladies appreciation! I know someone around here could be interested. :)  


Basically: you go there, claim a female character that you feel needs some love/gets fandom bashing and for that week you post something about them each day. I thought it was a lovely idea. Which is why next week you'll be subjected to daily posts about Bonnie from the Vampire Diaries and Brienne from ASOIAF. I think there's a few people on my FL who might be interested or at least want to check who is getting meta written for, so I'll just leave this here. :)
 
 
feeling: excitedexcited
 
 
 
missy_useless: got; gooseprickles and pridemissy_useless on September 6th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh God, I really really want to participate. Why can't I have more time? D: But go you for taking part in it and promoting! ♥
the female ghost of tom joad: asoif >> otpjanie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
You know you want to. *tempts* ;) and hee, my pleasure. I thought it was a very good idea.
elliotsmelliot: GoT Jaimeelliotsmelliot on September 7th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
People hate Brienne? Are they crazy?
upupa_epops: [misc] Ladyupupa_epops on September 7th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Brienne gets LOADS of hate for not being "feminine" enough :(. Actually the way fandom abuses her strongly resembles the way that many characters abuse her in the books. Meh :(.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> brienne 1.0janie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
Uugh I'm so glad I don't do forums. I've lurked on a couple and when someone said that they're have liked for something horrible happening to another character 'as long as they didn't have to be subjected to Brienne POVs anymore' I had my blood boiling. :((( (and I'd like for people not thinking she's feminine enough to be in her shoes for two hours. >___>)
upupa_epops: [misc] książkiupupa_epops on September 7th, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
So far I've only discussed ASoIaF with my friends, so I wasn't personally exposed to Brienne-hatred. I just had my fair share of friends expressing impotent rage after reading something awful :(.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> brienne 1.0janie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 09:36 am (UTC)
Me neither - and fortunately everyone on my FL loves Brienne so I'm not likely to leave my corner. But I can totally understand the impotent rage feeling. :/// (and that's why I'm not ever doing forums. Or discussing ASOIAF anywhere but on LJ.)
upupa_epops: [tvd] Alaric Damonupupa_epops on September 7th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
I actually started my fandom activity on a Polish Harry Potter forum and the only reason I got an lj account was that my friends were looking for a place to explore other fandoms. I'm still active there, but lj is my stress-free place where I don't have to explain that it's rude to write: "I liked your fic even though it contains slash".
the female ghost of tom joad: the vampire porn damon/alaricjanie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
OMG YOUR ICON! :DDD fellow Damon/Alaric supporter? ;) [bromance or otherwise? ;) ]

forums are always so nasty. I never really did fandom on a forum, and the only one where I wrote regularly was for a rock group and in the end I quit because I couldn't read bashing on the singer anymore. *rolls eyes* but yeah LJ is still the best place to do fandom for me. And ouch, that's the kind of statement that would definitely make me find a stress-free place for posting fic..
upupa_epops: [tvd] Jenna/Alaricupupa_epops on September 7th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
Generally I prefer friendship, but I ended up writing some insane number of Dalaric fics for a friend. We spent weeks reading Richard Siken's poetry and it has such tantalizing rhythm I just couldn't stop writing, every other line was good for a prompt. And when you read A dark-haired man in a rented bungalow is licking the whiskey / from the back of your wrist, what is the first ship you associate it with?
the female ghost of tom joad: the vampire porn alaricjanie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
..... now I need to fish out my copy of Crush and give it another read. Mostly because a lot of it fit with another thing I ship but THAT LINE, I'd definitely say that D/A would be the first ship I associate it with. and hee I like D/A both friendship and slash but I'm usually not very picky. ;)
upupa_epops: [tvd] Alaric Damonupupa_epops on September 7th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC)
Crush is the only volume of poetry I ever bought for pleasure. It wasn't just about specific lines (although I still didn't get rid of a Here is my hand, my heart, / my throat, my wrist loop in my brain), but also the atmosphere. I simply couldn't stop writing about panic. And I got my copy of Crush around the time The Last Dance aired, so i didn't have to look far for panic-related plotbunnies.

Generally I love writing Alaric. I'm a history major, so his POV justifies all of my geeky moments ;).
elliotsmelliot: GoT Cat Robbelliotsmelliot on September 7th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
Wow! I thought she was so awesome and brave. I guess I should stay away from the fandom outside of my flist. It seems to be really women-hating.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> jaime 1.0janie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 09:12 am (UTC)
I'm not enough into fandom to have stumbled into full-on Brienne hating (and she doesn't get as much pointless hate as Sansa at least - I mean, I've read people saying she's a selfish idiot for not wanting to sleep with Tyrion after the weeding...), but there are sadly people hating on her. (And also there's a general trend saying that her POVs in AFFC are pointless/boring, when for me they were what made that book.) She sadly qualifies. But yeah, imo if you hate Brienne you're totally insane. ;)
upupa_epops: [bsg] Kara z pistoletemupupa_epops on September 7th, 2011 09:32 am (UTC)
she doesn't get as much pointless hate as Sansa

Wait until she appears in the tv show :(.
the female ghost of tom joad: asoif >> davosjanie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
.. right. I did ASOIAF somewhat wrong because I read the first book to see if I liked it before watching the show and then instead of watching the show I read the other four XD so I didn't see how the show vs book bashing happened first hand this year. But considering that a bunch of people I knew were linking pro-Sansa posts left and right just after the episode where Ned died airing because she was getting extra bashing all over again I totally see your point.
elliotsmelliot: GoT Sansaelliotsmelliot on September 7th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
I mean, I've read people saying she's a selfish idiot for not wanting to sleep with Tyrion after the weeding...

You're kidding me! Fandom - have you list your mind?
the female ghost of tom joad: asoif >> otpjanie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Sadly not. I'm fairly sure it was a man saying that though (I stumbled into that pearl of wisdom while I was lurking on the main asoiaf forum while reading ADWD). Basically the reasoning was: Tyrion had been nice to her and so she was a selfish idiot for hurting his feelings and not following through with her supposed duty, which was having sex with him. At which I went like '... sticking to LJ forever' because arguing with this kind of argument is a lost cause.

[btw regarding your comment above, I'm so delighted at the Brienne love on my FL generally - word to what you said. And from what I've seen fandom on LJ is a lot less women-hating than on the main forums, which is good because I don't have to thread too lightly...]
ozmissage: TVD. Bonnie. and oh poor atlasozmissage on September 7th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm so psyched for this and I can't wait to see your Bonnie and Brienne posts! :D
the female ghost of tom joad: the vampire porn bonniejanie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 09:15 am (UTC)
I just couldn't not do it! They both need appreciation. (And heck poor Bonnie seems to be the hate outlet of that fandom, she deserves some appreciation!)
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the female ghost of tom joad: asoiaf >> brienne 1.0janie_tangerine on September 7th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
I know? Bonnie seems to be the hate outlet for that fandom or something :/// (and re Brienne I'd write odes to her awesomeness even if she didn't get her nice dose of hating for idiotic reasons.)

Also ugh Catelyn hate is ridiculous. I'll admit that she wasn't my favorite character in the beginning and there are things about which we'll never agree about, but a) by the time of that hateful thing in the middle of ASOS she had totally grown on me and b) she's an incredible character. All the bashing she gets is just totally not justified. :|