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It's funny. I pretty aggressively reject the feminist label; both due to progressive women using abortion and other progressive values as gate keeping AND the fandom feminist practice of speaking over other women and branding all positive representation of women as a feminist issue. 

But! But!!!!!

The "discussion" over the female-centric SPN spin-off is turning me into a fierce feminist bitch. 

I should be used to it. After all, I love Claire Novak, a character so hated by a portion of the fandom, that they wish for her death. But this time it's obvious. The naysayers are open with the fact that they don't want female characters in the spin-off and that they don't think women can "sell". 

Even a character they all claim to love - Jody Mills - isn't worthy of having a story centered around her because she is female. And I'm like..... JFC WHY ARE YOU SO AGAINST FEMALE CHARACTERS WHYYYYYYY 

The sad thing? I should be - AM - over the moon that I'm finally getting Wayward Daughters, that I finally have a chance to see more of Claire, but I'm also resigned to the fact that there is going to be hate and negativity each step of the way.

They will be cheering for the show to fail, they'll actively campaign against it. If it's picked up, if it gets half a season, a whole season.... They will be there to hatewatch it. And when/if the show fails, they will claim that as their victory.

I wish SPN fandom was less batshit crazy. 



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That feeling when you've finished writing a fic that you really love, that you'd love to read, that you know is really good AND that no one else in fandom will ever, ever write? 

 

That's the feeling that makes it all worth it. . 

I'm a self-proclaimed B-rate fan artist and it takes me seven whole days to write 3000 words, but, man! Sometimes even I get a win! 

 

Jesus

May. 19th, 2017 07:24 pm
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First Francesco Gabbani loses Eurovision and then Supernatural kills off three of my favorite characters? Man, I'm having a rough fandom week. :-( 
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I:  finally have some time and energy to write and isn't feeling all that bad at the moment.

My brain: You are a HORRIBLE person and if you were alive during WW2 you'd be a nazi! 

Dentist: Hello, you have missed your appointment. 


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 Yes, I'm drunk. On a Sunday. But it's to celebrate/commiserate getting off nicotine. At least the regular habit. I found these swanky disposable e-cigs I'll be getting for special occasions. But between "special occasions" I'll be nicotine free. And that's scary as shit. So alcohol it is! 
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(Besides the ~lol children conceived in rape are abominations and women who get pregnant through rape should be killed lol~)

It builds on the myth building about child birth and motherhood that is so overdone and ridiculous. Death in child birth is not some natural, inevitable, tragic thing that transforms a woman into a brave martyr. It's very much something civilization and science can fight. (Side note: if a child birth in a future setting is extremely painful, it's because the writers don't understand that birth is a medical condition that can be treated medically. I'm looking at you, Voyager.)

In places where C-sections aren't available, the midwife is sometimes faced with the choice to kill the baby in a destructive delivery, or risk letting the mom die. Good thing Supernatural doesn't take place in such a time or place!
 
Sure, Kelly's baby is super powered, but that everyone until now has accepted the God-given truth that she will die giving birth is ridiculous.
 
And in this episode, when Kelly is told there's a chance to save both her and her baby, at the cost of his super powers, she decides she would rather die during birth than take his powers away from him.

Yeah, she's not even offering up her life in exchange for his, she wants to die to give the Earth a beautiful gift, to make up for her past shitty life. Blabla bla. 

In the real world, moms want to survive so they can stay with their children. They want to be moms. 


 
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I uploaded my 15 years of LJ entries to this journal. I'm really hesitant to leave, because all the people I know and all the communities I follow are on LJ. But I figured better safe than sorry. I'll still be hanging out on LJ, because that's where I call home. 
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 -Is SPN trying to argue that children conceived in rape are inherently evil? ... Because nope.

-”Birthing this child will kill you” - LOL, Caesarean section, anyone? Now I want the season 12 hero to be an OB-GYN who saves both mom and kid. Someone write that fic, stat.
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Listening to the Crossroads guys tackle the episode made me it easier for me to articulate some of my very complicated feelings about ‘Ladies Drink Free’.

Like they say in the episode - you’re not doing a character any favors by bringing them into an episode that treats them poorly. The episode would have worked much better with someone who already was a werewolf like Garth, or Kate, as the purpose of the episode was to develop Mick Davies’ story.

Claire’s brief stint as a werewolf has no lasting effects on her character.
She is in exactly the same emotional place as she was last year. She has not progressed in hunting.

Had she been allowed to stay a werewolf; that would have drastically affected her and set up interesting future storylines. Imagine the possibilities: Claire trying to control the monster within her while secretly enjoying the power it gives her.

As it is she just served as filler in an episode that was really about someone else.

It’s also increasingly upsetting to me that the writers of Supernatural are ignoring everything that made Claire interesting as a character; her religious background, her hatred of the angels, her possession trauma, and are trying to turn her into a generic teen heroine.

Claire deserved Lily Sunder’s storyline.

(In my fantasies there's a Claire spin-off and Jeremy Carver writes it. He created her. He can treat her well.)
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Now that it's clear we're never going to get an examination of Claire's possession trauma in canon, I'm more pleased than ever that I wrote Save Yourself last year.

If you're interested in a case fic revolving around vessel consent issues and possessed children, read it. Or better yet, listen to the podfic version read by the talented Tenoko1 (who does a fabulous Cas-voice).
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How drunk am I? Very, very, very drunk.

In other news, my Evan Williams bourbon is very yummy.
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Just watched the Grimm series finale and it was the most anti-climactic thing EVER. It's like someone read the Harry Potter epilog and thought "That's so clever! Let's emulate that!" and completely missed the part where spelling everything out cheated the readers out of imagining their own futures for the characters.

I feel cheated. Like WHAT.

Spoilers )
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You have a younger sister whom you care for deeply. She's just been diagnosed with a chronic illness and is shocked and upset. She tells you she wants to kill herself.

You have friends with this illness. You know that it's possible to live a good and fulfilling life with this illness, and you know there's a good chance your sister will change her mind about suicide once the initial shock has subsided and she's had some more life experience.

She's offered a treatment that has an 89% chance of killing her, and an 11% chance of curing her of the totally manageable, completely compatible-with-life illness.

The obviously right thing to do is to refuse to give her the treatment and to help her adjust to the illness. And this is what Dean thinks too. But the narrative paints him as the bad guy for not respecting her choice; a choice that is stupid and wrong.

And once again, suicide is presented as a rational option for monsters. When it comes to humans, it's always portrayed as giving up, as a bad thing, AKF yadda yadda. But monsters? Killing yourself is completely reasonable! If you can't be ~human~ there's no point in going on!

Suicide is not a choice that deserves respect.
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I made the mistake of reading the Supernatural tag on Tumblr and the Facebook page this week. Oh boy, was that a mistake. :/

People calling Claire a bitch, a cunt, saying that she looks like a slut, that she's gained weight, that they hate the character and are praying for her to get killed. And I just don't get it.

There are many characters I've disliked over the years, in various shows and movies, and not once have I made a post or comment like that.

I know there's an easy solution; just stay away from fandom for 14 days every time Claire has an episode, but I kind of feel like I shouldn't have to. :-/

Fandom is supposed to be fun, damn it!

On to the episode!

Spoilers for Supernatural 12x16 )
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I made the mistake of reading the Supernatural tag on Tumblr and the Facebook page this week. Oh boy was that a mistake. :/

People calling Claire a bitch, a cunt, saying that she looks like a slut, that she's gained weight, that they hate the character and are praying for her to get killed. And I just don't get it.

There are many characters I've disliked over the years, in various shows and movies, and not once have I made a post or comment like that.

I know there's an easy solution; just stay away from fandom for 14 days every time Claire has an episode, but I kind of feel like I shouldn't have to. :-/

Fandom is supposed to be fun, damn it!

On to the episode! Read more... )
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I'm obsessed with watching mango worm removal videos. It's super gross, and yet, I'm compelled to watch. I'm soooo happy my kitties are indoor cats. No parasites are ever getting near them.
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I’ve been a fangirl long enough to have seen both:

“Writing slash is misogynistic!” and

“Writing het is misogynistic!”

Before my eyes fall out of my sockets, I’m sure I’ll come across a piece of meta about how misogynistic it is to write femmeslash.

On the plus side, I have lived long enough to see the reader insert format come back into favor. Even the so dreaded Mary Sue is treated more tolerantly by today's young fans!
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