February 8th, 2011

credit to greylady

Narrative poem; written in memory of Tara Maclay


       today I offer up a narrative poem; written from Willow's POV, and set twenty years after their first meeting in Hush, but offering up her thoughts and memories as she sees Oz across a piazza in a mediaeval Italian city, while her wife and new son are in a hotel room nearby.

  More explanations if you want them. In the meantime here's the poem...


  Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
  • teand

Music rec!

Seanan Mcguire is a fantasy/sf writer under both her name and as Mira Grant (Feed was my favorite book of 2010) as well as a filker.  Filk, for those who don't know, is the music of SF/F fandom.  (kind of fanfic with a melody)

Her song Wicked Girls is, well, it's brilliant is what it is.  I love this entire  song like whoa but my favorite verse is the one dealing with Susan and Lucy Pevensie. Okay, second favorite next to the one ending "be wicked and lovely and don't live in fear".

I'm not sure which convention this was shot at but a couple hundred of the youtube viewings are mine...

Broadchurch - DS Ellie Miller

Women of Sherlock fics (Molly, Mrs. Hudson, etc.)

First, a couple of mine: (In my head!canon, all of the women from Sherlock are secretly badass.)

"Hudson's Gang". (PG) Mrs. Hudson and most of the other characters. A short AU story is which Mrs. Hudson is the boss of a criminal organization. ~800 words

"Almost Anyone". (R - WARNINGS for mentions of suicide and rough sex.) Moriarty, Molly Hooper. "The greatest shock of a dead body is how ordinary it looks." And how ordinary it becomes. ~800 words.

More recs: (This is where you discover I'm a huge Molly fangirl and a Molly/Jim shipper, to boot.)

"Home Is Where", by Mad_Maudlin. (PG-13) Molly, Jim. "Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in." ~2,000 words.

"No Surprises", by rachel2205. (R - references to sex and murder.) Molly Hooper, Moriarty. When Molly discovers the truth about her boyfriend "Jim" she's more intrigued than horrified, and in her search to find him proves herself to be stronger and smarter than anyone thought. ~2,000 words.

Finally, I have to rec the community I co-mod with the lovely Rachel: sherlockhet. Rachel decided to set it up for me after I wondered to her what a het fan like myself was doing in such a slashy fandom as Sherlock!

There's a lot of great stories about the women in Sherlock posted there, and if you have some you'd like to add, please do! We subscribe to a loose definition of "het", so the barest of connection to co-ed relationships will qualify! Mostly, I'd just be interested to collect more stories about the female characters there, so if you've got a fic about Sally, Molly, Sarah, Mrs. Hudson, Harry, Clara, etc--bring it over!
SG1 - Sam and Vala are awesome

Fanvid: A Tribute to Female Relationships

Title: Safe in my Arms
Fandom: Multiple including Merlin, Misfits, Bones, BSG, Lost, Firefly, Grey's Anatomy, SG1, Doctor Who, Hex, Criminal Minds, TVD, BTVS, Fringe, Farscape, Lost Girl, LotS, and PLL
Song: Safe in my Arms by Plumb
Vidder's Note: Made for halfamoon
Summary: A tribute to the vastly different kinds of relationships that exist between female characters.

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stock: swag chill

halfamoon7 Cara Mason (Legend of the Seeker)

7 female characters I love that I'm calling my halfamoon7. It's a mini-spam, a favorite quote, a brief explanation of their awesome, and ten icons.

Cara Mason (Legend of the Seeker) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: Do you need to walk into Mordor? Send in Cara.


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.

Lovepost: Morgause, Hero

I think I fell a little bit in love with Morgause the first time she revealed herself in season 2, (Sins of the Father).

Morgause is a warrior, a sorceress, a manipulator, and the power behind Uther's major enemies. She gives Morgana a direction for her anger, and a way to break free of the oppression and fear she lives under. She controls Cenred, basically stealing his army for her cause. She has a dozen tricks up her sleeve and if those don't work, she's got a sword and the skill to wield it. She's determined to see Uther fall because he has murdered sorcerers and magic users for a generation and she won't stand for it anymore. She'll do anything she has to to take him down.

In my head there's a story that goes like this.
(Morgause's Story plus pics)