February 12th, 2011

Picspam: The Many Alices of Wonderland

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was my favorite movie of 2010. It begins in a society where a woman's only chance of survival was to get married. It ends with a young woman making her own financial security. But everything in between is the important stuff. A true hero's journey. So let's talk about Alice. Or rather, all the Alices.


Link to picspammy love for all the Alices at my journal.
Spoilers for the movie.
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  • tielan

The Losers fic: "Domestic Scene With Urban Housewife" - PG-13 [Jolene Porteous - The Losers]

TITLE: Domestic Scene With Urban Housewife
AUTHOR: tielan
SUMMARY: She's not a soldier; she's a soldier's wife. Sometimes she wonders if that isn't just as hard.
CHARACTERS: Jolene Porteous, Pooch, Aisha, Clay, Jensen, Cougar
RATING: PG-13
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, making no money.
NOTES: Fic for the movie 'The Losers', written for the 'Ante Up: The Losers Fic Exchange 2011'.

Over by the window, with Linwood Junior a cloth-veiled lump at her breast, Jolene listens to the conversation taking place at the kitchen table. She’s never heard her husband planning a mission before. She’s not sure what it says about him that she’s hearing this now.
being human_annie happy
  • vjs2259

Just a Little List (2010 female-centered fic)

I didn't get done what I wanted to this year, but I love this community, and as I write female-centered fic pretty much year round, I thought I'd go ahead and link my past year's output here. Mostly Babylon 5, with one Buckaroo Banzai piece, and a Being Human short fic. Three of these were written for femgenficathon  this past year, one was my entry for babylon5_love  month. One is an update to an epic 'Susan Ivanova and Delenn rule the Universe' story; if you end up curious the various parts are all tagged 'S&D'.

One of my favorite things about Babylon 5 is the strong, kick-ass women. They weren't used enough or to their full potential, but the show did pretty well, and filling in those gaps? That's what fic is for!


The Ship Who Squealed (B5, Susan Ivanova & Marcus Cole)

Enemy in the Mirror (B5, Delenn)

Chick Flick
(B5, Susan Ivanova & Delenn, part of The Excellent Adventures of Susan and Delenn)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Buckaroo Banzai, Penny Priddy &  Mrs. Johnson, femgenficathon  entry)

A Nice Cup of Tea (Being Human, Annie Sawyer, femgenficathon  entry)

Never Give Up  (B5, Lise Garibaldi, femgenficathon  entry)

Memory and Hope (B5, Anna Kellar (Anna Sheridan-to-be) & Lizzie Sheridan, babylon5_love  month entry)

I'll Be Seeing You
(B5, Delenn) (This one is rather shippy in flashbacks, but takes place long after John Sheridan's death)

Christmas in Geneva (B5, Susan Ivanova)
Buffy - drunken snorfle giggle
  • eilowyn

Awesome Ladies Vid Recs

I'm working steadily on my 30 Days of Female Awesome meme, but I'm so anal retentive that I need to have most of it completed before I start posting. On my last day I've been collecting a list of vid recs pertaining to the awesome ladies I've been writing about, and I figured I'd share what I have so far here. Fandoms represented are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, and Doctor Who.


Over here at my journal


Hope you enjoy!
Molesworth the Hufflepuff
  • lyras

Women of Harry Potter - my fics and a rec

Great to see so much being posted here! I've written a few stories focusing on female characters in the Harry Potter series:

Lily Evans/Potter: Touch the Face of the Stars, 7,000 words, rated PG-13 with a warning for character death. Summary: Lily tries to work out what is worth living - or dying - for. This story inevitably contains some Lily/James, but it is essentially gen.

Petunia Evans/Dursley: The Exiles, 7,750 words, rated R with a warning for infidelity. Pairings: Petunia/Charlie, Petunia/Vernon. Summary: Six months into her exile in the wizarding world, Petunia meets someone who forces her to examine both herself and her relationship with her husband.

Alice Longbottom: Bright Unconquered Suns, 5,000 words, rated R for one very understated sex scene. Summary: As the dust settles after Hallowe'en 1981, Alice and Frank return to work, where they are given an unpleasant mission. Meanwhile, Alice is haunted by the fates of Lily, James and Harry.

Augusta Longbottom: The Dying of the Light, 4,000 words, rated PG-13 with a warning for upsetting issues such as memory loss. Summary: Augusta and Neville adjust to life after the attack on Frank and Alice. The ending of this is now jossed by canon.

Nymphadora Tonks: Afterthoughts, 1,000 words, rated R for sexual references and language. Summary: Post Deathly Hallows, Tonks gets a few things off her chest.

There are plenty of other stories that focus on the female characters, too, but I don't want to spam. :) Check the tags at squishedstories if you're interested.

I'd also like to recommend a Ginny genfic: We Are Tired Of Your Discipline by tosca1390. 2,240 words, rated PG-13. Summary: The feeling that she’d either kill or be killed at Hogwarts this year hadn’t left her all summer.
Tara, Bond

Ten (Non-Buffy) Fanfic Recs


Hi,

      just to prove there's more to my fanfic reading than the Whedonverse, here's a ten-pack bargain offer for you - okay there's twelve, but then one is a three-parter; there is a second one, but the ER one has three separate links, each of which could be read separately.

Alien Nation
Star Light, Star Bright by Amilyn
 
Babylon 5
 
ER,
A Matter of Perspective by Shatterpath
A Matter of Clarity by Shatterpath

LITTLE SISTER by KWNYC
http://erfemslash.populli.net/erfemslash/archive/0/littlesister.html

JAG
I'll be home for christmas, if only in my dreams by blubachat2
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4103134/1/Ill_be_home_for_christmas_if_only_in_my_dreams

Gilmore Girls
My Lorelai Gilmore by TheTBone
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6087749/1/My_Lorelai_Gilmore

Northern Exposure
The Reality of Experience by icepixel
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6681101/1/The_Reality_of_Experience

Sarah Jane Adventures / Doctor Who (Classic Programme)http://community.livejournal.com/writercon100/39227.html
Classic Who/SJA | G | Sarah Jane | What Gravity Brings to the Ground 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Ties That Bind By Laura Schiller
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5929118/1/Ties_That_Bind
 
Star Wars
The Final Word by sohna (3 parts)


Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
Ray.
No Good Reason to Act Her Age (Vala)
  • cinaed

The Women of Justice League/Justice League: Unlimited

A brief overview--

Justice League/Justice League: Unlimited is an animated show that ran from 2001 to 2004 revolving around the characters of DC Comics. Although the first two seasons focused on the original Justice League members-- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkgirl, and J'onn-- the third season and onward spent episodes on a variety of characters including Vixen, the Huntress, the Black Canary, and Supergirl.

So why should you be interested in this show? For one thing, the women in the show are awesome. And another, there is a wide variety of women over the five seasons, from warriors like Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl to civilians like Lois Lane and Mera to villains like Star Sapphire. And they interact with each other-- sometimes as friends, sometimes as allies, sometimes as enemies.

Below the cut are a list and description of various female characters and why I love them, as well as a list of female-centric episodes and two fanfics you might enjoy!

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NM open road

Fic: A Fairer House than Prose (Alias, Irina Derevko)

I decided to use this year's halfamoon as impetus to finish the Irina Derevko fic that had been languishing on my hard drive.

Title: A Fairer House than Prose
Author: pellucid
Characters/Pairing: Irina-centric, plus some Irina/Jack
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: through the end of season 4
Summary: "when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact & reason"

Fic on LJ
or
Fic on DW
stock: swag chill

[Half A Moon 7] Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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.

Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: When I'm feeling a little down, I watch a Faith episode.



Previously:
Donna Noble (Doctor Who) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: All the universe sings her song.

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.