February 5th, 2011

frankie stein, monster high, cutesy monster dolls, gwen frankenstein

70 DC Comics icons

DC doesn't exactly have a great track record when it comes to female characters and their relationships, so I particularly wanted to showcase some of my favourite female friendships/rivalries/romances (although for a few of them, I just liked the art). Featuring Bats, Birds, Outsiders, Young Justice, the Secret Six, a few Justice Leaguers, and Titans past and present.


Here on LJ or here on DW.
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Yet more fic! - Buffy

Hiya!  So I'm writing a Jenny fic.  So far there are two parts, each around 1,000 words.  I think there will be four in total.  My first completed long fic, so I hope you enjoy it!  It was inspired by how many times the word "vegeance" is used in relation to Jenny and her people.  It's a strong theme in season 2, and I wanted to incorporate this with how it's used later on. 

Title: Child of Vengeance.
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Characters: Jenny Calendar, D'Hoffryn, Angel/Angelus, Giles, Willow.
Word Count: 2,000.
Summary: Jenny has always avoided vengeance.  Her people's obsession with it drove her from them.  But now, a victim of Angelus and fearing for her loved ones, vengeance may be her only hope.
Part:  ONE.  TWO.

Parts four and five will probably be written and posted tomorrow :)

FMA Ed-Win I think of you

Fullmetal Alchemist Fics

A collection of Winry-centric ficlets based on the various colors of red. (Implied Ed/Winry)
Rating: Teen overall

Flower Language
Edward always needs repairs, even if he doesn’t always explain why. (Ed/Winry, implied Roy/Ed)
Rating: Adult (some sexual situations)

Five Winrii We'll Never Meet
An exploration of Winry in five different A.U.s. (No pairings)
Rating: K+

Acid is burning your throat but you can't throw up now. (girlsavesboy ficathon; Winry and Pinako, trying to save Ed after the Elric boys try to bring back their mom.)
Rating: Teen

Don't Forget
Sometimes, things shouldn’t be forgotten. (Ed/Winry, mentions of Al/Mei; post 108-fic)
Rating: Teen

"Set You Free" and "Shatters"
Two ficlets. Set You Free: Ed is a liar. (Ed/Winry; Teen)
Shatters: He lies across their bed. (Ed/Winry; Adult)

What Went Missing
Pinako recognized regret and sorrow. (Pinako, Winry; Post-CoS fic)
Rating: K+

Riza may need more than just a friend. (Gracia/Riza, mentions of Maes/Roy; Polyamory)
Rating: Adult

Pictures of You
Elicia brings home her fiancée. (Elicia/OC; Past Gracia/Maes; canon pairings)
Rating: K+

The Man She Admires
There once was a girl who lived a perfect life, with a father and a mother, in a big house in a nice city. But when the girl was very young, her father went away and didn't come back. (Elicia, Roy)
Rating: K+

Secret Boyfriend
Mei has her dreams. (Implied Mei/Ed)
Rating: K

Dragon and Pearl
Ran Fan felt that flash of jealousy. (Ran Fan, Winry)
Rating: Teen

The Part of Me That Can't Let Go
There are things you remember and things you can never, ever let go. (Roy, Chris Mustang, Roy's parents)
Rating: K+
Tara, Bond

22 by Kerkevik, a fanfic response to myself for Returning Home (posted yesterday)


      I was wondering about what I would post today, but I've just responded to a comment about Returning Home http://kerkevik.livejournal.com/701.html made by  [info]delta_mai .

  Well this fic, 22  http://kerkevik.livejournal.com/19023.html , is in a way a direct response to myself in writing that drabble. Since I haven't decided in my own head whether it is set in the 'verse of Returning Home, I'll leave that decision up to the reader - if  there are any of course. I want to still fix a couple of things, but I really feel the need to put this up today, so I'm just going to have to suck it up and post it again now :-)

  Hope you like,

  Still under Willow & Tara's spell,

(And that should have been Stranger Among the Living - as someone pointed out to me earlier *tries not to blush TOO much*)
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Fics about Awesome Women

Three offerings a friend convinced me to link to. :)

Series: Joined Hands [3 fics so far]
Fandom: S.M.Stirling's Emberverse-books (Dies the Fire et al)
Pairing: Eilir/Astrid
Rating: Up to Explicit, no content notes

Title: Fitting Survival
Fandom: Riddick-verse
Character: Carolyn Fry
Rating: 14A[PG-13]
Notes: A Carolyn-survives AU.

Title: Love Poetry
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Character: Mai
Rating: 14A
Summary: Prison gives you a lot of time to think, and not much else to do.

Title: Of the Fruit (and not the Flower)
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Character: Azula (Ursa, OCs)
Rating: 14A; notes for dealing with issues of mental health and related ablism in characters
Summary: Azula, after the end, and what happens next.
sunday in the sunset leaves

fic: Meanwhile, in the Future (Warehouse 13, G)

Title: Meanwhile, in the Future (also on AO3)
Author: minkhollow
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Characters: Claudia Donovan, Rebecca St. Clair
Summary: A missing scene from "Where and When": Claudia talks to Rebecca while they wait for the time machine to do its thing.
Notes: I wanted to write something for the fest, and I thought, what better time to find a way for my two favorite characters to talk?

My three best fics from the last year

Two from Yuletide, and one not.

Evening Classes (2368 words) by faviconEl Staplador
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Isobel Watkins, Donna Noble, OFC

"Life goes on. It has to. You can't just sit around waiting for someone to come back from outer space. You just get on with it." Spoilers up to and including The End of Time.

We climbed the Matterhorn (4251 words) by faviconEl Staplador
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Molly Blackett/Bob Blackett
Characters: Molly Blackett, Aunt Helen CFCA, James "Captain Flint" Turner, Maria Turner, Bob Blackett

Five things Molly Turner might have seen from the summit, if she'd been looking that way, and what she actually found there.

The Theory and Practice of Fairy-Godmothering, Discussed in an Appropriate Environment, Namely, Over Tea (1970 words) by faviconEl Staplador
Fandom: Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fairy Godmother (Cinderella), Lilac Fairy (Sleeping Beauty), Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker)

Three fairy godmothers at tea, discussing sexism, stepmothers, and princesses they have known.

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Half A Moon 7 -- Diana Barrigan (White Collar)

7 female characters I love that I'm calling my HalfAMoon 7. It's a mini-spam, a favorite quote, a brief explanation of their awesome, and ten icons.

Diana Barrigan (White Collar) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: If you want something done right the first time, assign Diana.


Kahlan Amnell (Legend of the Seeker) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: BAMC stands for Bad Ass Mother Confessor.

Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: I want to be Miranda Bailey when I grow up.
[princess tutu] won't you dance with me?

Picspam/Primer: Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu is a fandom that I see get attention about twice a year: during halfamoon and Yuletide. Granted, most of my fandoms are Western live-action shows, but I still don't see Princess Tutu getting nearly the amount of love it deserves. I don't know if it's that it's an anime, or that it involves ballet, or that it does not at all shy away from its fairytale aspects, but I'm here to tell you a little bit about why you should give Princess Tutu a chance, even if its name makes you wince.

(Its name makes everybody wince, right up to the very end of the very last episode when you find yourself thinking, "Yeah, there's nothing else it could've been named.")

Image of a book, with an illustration of a duck with a glowing red pendant.
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Vid Rec: Legend of a Cowgirl [Zoe, Firefly]

Zoe Washburn is my favorite Firefly character. She's smart and strong and has a wicked dry sense of humor. She's every inch the warrior and every inch a woman, the two aspects not sacrificed for the each other.

Zoe Washburn

Vid Rec:
Legend of a Cowgirl by [personal profile] shati is one of my favorite vids, and one of the few that I've fond that features just Zoe. The link goes to a download (since Imeem imploded) but it is totally worth it.

Meta: Detective Juliet O'Hara (Psych)


AUTHOR'S NOTE: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Psych, through the Season Five finale, "Yang 3 in 2D."

Meet Santa Barbara Police Detective Juliet O'Hara (played by Maggie Lawson), one of my favorite female characters. In any other group, she'd be the Crazy Girl, but, surrounded by the other characters of Psych, she's the Sane One. She is genuinely a nice person, it's also Important to her to be liked, which ties into her competitive nature. She's diligent, hard-working, and dedicated, without it making her into a miserable bore. She has an underlying geekiness, and she can sometimes get overly invested in silly things. Some of what I like about Jules is, admittedly, intangible: she just makes me happy.

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in celebration of star trek femslash!

This is a post in celebration of femslash. Because I am primarily a Star Trek fangirl, it will also be a post in celebration of Star Trek femslash.

First, I’d like to share with you my own manifesto: Why I Femslash. Not fandom-specific, but a general cri de coeur. (And I invite your own contributions as well!)

Next, a few femslash stories of my own (DS9 and VOY/TNG crossover):
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And finally, femslash vid and fic recs from around the TNG, DS9, and VOY fandoms. This is far from exhaustive – I spun my own brain around just thinking of all the possibilities! – so think of this arrangement not as a full menu but as a little amuse-bouche.
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And props to one and all for a lovely, ladyfull fest!

Girl behind vids
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2 vids: Rizzoli & Isles, V 2009

2 vids that were made for festivids. Hope you enjoy. :)

Video Title: Truth Is In The Dirt
Song Title/Artist: Truth Is In The Dirt - Karen Elson
Source: V 2009
Summary: Mama bear, Mama lizard.
Length/Format: 02:31, (Xvid, Stream)

Links: http://charmax.livejournal.com/132964.html

Video Title: Skinny Genes
Song Title/Artist: Skinny Genes - Eliza Doolittle
Source: Rizzoli & Isles
Summary: Take off your skinny jeans.
Length/Format: 02:30, (Xvid, Stream)

Links: http://charmax.livejournal.com/132855.html
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FIC: Warehouse 13/Primeval - Baby I'll call up a storm, keep you safe from harm

Finally wrote something for this lovely community. I don't normally do crossovers but it's good to try new things. Hope you enjoy!

Title: Baby I'll call up a storm, keep you safe from harm
Fandom: Warehouse 13/Primeval
Disclaimer: Warehouse 13 and Primeval are not my property and I intend no copyright infringement with this work, just a bit of fun.
Pairing/Characters: H. G. Wells/Helen Cutter; Arthur Neilson, James McPherson, Connor Temple, Abby Maitland, OCs.
Word Count: 7,092
Rating: PG
Summary: She appears from a crystal ball and saves Helena from jail. Helena discovers that Helen Cutter is just like she was; she wants to destroy the world. And Helena will help her down one path or another, through artifacts and time.
Author notes: written to give more love to the women for halfamoon, damn good fun! Many thanks to bella_farfalla for reminding me of this idea and some lovely betaing. It's all for you dear!

(The story is also posted at AO3 HERE)