veleda_k: Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You. Text says, "Insert feminist rant in 3... 2... 1..." (10 Things: Feminist rant)
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Over on my journal, I wrote up some rough thoughts on women characters, romantic subplots, and the way fandom reacts to them. (Basic conclusion: not great.)

Over here.
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I wrote a meta post on White Collar's Sara Ellis and why I consider her such a feminist character.

Why Sara Ellis is One of the Most Feminist Characters on TV
sqbr: Nepeta from Homestuck looking grumpy in front of the f/f parts of her shipping wall (grumpy)
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In response to the prompt "What's your approach to writing femslash in times and places that are notoriously unfriendly for f/f relationships, especially historical settings?"

The very first femslash fic I ever wrote (and also my first fanfic at all) is about Mary Bennet and Anne de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice. One of my motivations was annoyance at the fact that pretty much all the femslash fic I've read set in historical fandoms is full of bittersweet angst, or experimentation before marriage. There's nothing wrong with these sorts of stories, but I yearned for "and then they lived together happily forever and ever".

Of course once I started trying to write such a happy ending I realised why they're so rare.

Lovers in a Dangerous Time (at my journal)
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I did some number crunching on femslash and related tags for Supernatural fanfic on Archive of Our Own, with some discussion thrown in. The post is at my journal for anyone who is interested.
sqbr: Nepeta from Homestuck looking grumpy in front of the f/f parts of her shipping wall (grumpy)
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OT3s: Are there any awesome OT3s out there? Are any of them all from the same canon? Can you still call is femslash if one of the three is a man?

I can't speak on this topic authoritatively but I have some thoughts based on my personal experience.
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A few reasons why the character of Cara in season 2 of Legend of the Seeker is something special in today's TV landscape, touching on archetypes (the kind that don't often get to be female), depictions of sexuality and sexual identity among other things, but mostly me rambling about how they did it right:

We'll Always Have Cara

(contains some spoilers for the latest episode, 2.20 - Eternity)
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I've been thinking about this post for a few weeks now, and my insomnia last night gave me the perfect opportunity to write it.

It's broadly about rpf and it's relationship to rpf, and it asks some general questions about the legitimacy of rpf. Because it is really long, I'm linking it from my journal:

Some thoughts and questions about rpf and it's relationship to femslash fandom.
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