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09 April 2010 @ 07:57 pm
awesome women are awesome  
Fandom is pretty often ripe with misogyny and all sorts of back-and-forth wank about that misogyny, but occasionally it surprises me. This fandomsecret today delighted me because I am always delighted when I learn about more people who love Martha, Donna and Rose.

And sign ups for this year's femgenficathon went up today. Once upon a time it was this ficathon that produced what is still one of my favourite pieces of fanfiction: Five Women Who Hate Fleur Delacour by snegurochka_lee. If you're at all inclined to read Harry Potter fic and by some sad miracle you haven't read this yet, I heartily endorse it.

So I decided to sign up this time around. Here's the quote I've got:

It seems to me that the poet has only to perceive that which others do not perceive, to look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing. -- Sofya Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), first major Russian female mathematician, first woman to hold a full professorship in a northern European university, writer of memoirs and novelist. Known for the Cauchy-Kowalewski theorem. The lunar crater Kovalevskaya is named after her.

No real ideas yet, but fics aren't due until July. It was only after last year's round that I learned it was not actually a HP-only fest like I'd previously thought, so this year I thought I'd give it a whirl, because if there is one thing Doctor Who fandom is not lacking, it is badass female characters. I submit this video by kaydeefalls as evidence:

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Happy Friday, everyone!
renee: Ten upside downrattus_aerius on April 10th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I'm still waiting for JE fic where Rose, Martha and Donna kick the Doctors out of the Tardis and go have awesome adventures. ;)

The Doctors can stay with Jack. He'd like that. XD
Kali: dw :: donna :: rude and ginger_thirty2flavors on April 10th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome. I want them all to have a sleepover.
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Kali: dw :: teamtardis :: only take the best_thirty2flavors on April 10th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
ISN'T IT SO GOOD. I will always be irrationally proud of finding it and then showing the rest of UR. And when I went to get the link to rec it here I saw your review, aaha.

I don't know if I preferred them more or less but then I did really miss Donna when she left, and Donna was the only one I really "saw" leave -- when I watched Doomsday I already knew Rose came back because Sidereel said so, and I missed Martha for the first half of s4 but then she was in some episodes. But the awesomeness of the companion is definitely an important factor. Thankfully Amy seems pretty awesome so far.
alice: tv:dw:end of the world as we know itnoblealice on April 10th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much! You always give me the best things and I feel like I never give anything in return! That vid is awesome (all Who-ladies are awesome, although I kinda wish that Jabe had shown up for one second, I loved her in "The End of the World") and I would have COMPLETELY missed the signups for femgenficathon without this reminder, which is silly because I've read the resulting stories for three years now.
Kali: dw :: new kids on the block_thirty2flavors on April 10th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Aw Jabe! I liked her too. I didn't notice she was missing. D: Boo. I'd approve of Adelaide being there too, but I think the video was made before WOM.

I'm excited for the ficathon! I've never done it before, which is stupid because it is so relevant to my interests. I love gen. And this is basically an excuse to write AWESOME COMPANION(S) IS AWESOME for 1,000+ words.
michelemiss_mishi on April 10th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
holy shit that fic was awesome. A+ rec :D that whole ficathon sounds pretty great, actually. I like it when fandom and fierce chicks get along.
Kali: dw :: eleven :: mad man with a box_thirty2flavors on April 10th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
A lot of good stuff comes out of that ficathon every year, but for ages I thought it was HP-only and so last year I was like "D: but I don't write HP fic anymore!" And then later someone on my flist wrote one for Pam and I was like "...........YOU CAN DO OTHER FANDOMS?" I am slow. BUT YES. AN EXCUSE TO WRITE AWESOME COMPANION FIC. I am not sure why I need an excuse, but shh.
michelemiss_mishi on April 10th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Oh also we need someone to have an amy icon to join in our donna/martha/rose love. or maybe I'll get an amy icon.
Kali: dw :: amy :: say what you want about me_thirty2flavors on April 10th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
AMY. omg new episode tonight and it's not six months since the last one? WEIRD.

Frances' default right now is Amy!
anotherdreamer5 on April 10th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
Things to love about your update: 1) fabulous video 2) fandom secrets... where do you get these? 3) that fabulous femfic thing that I just signed up for rather delightedly

Thanks! (And here's to some really great Dr. Who women!)
Kali: dw :: martha :: he's not seeing me_thirty2flavors on April 10th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
The fandomsecrets are from the aptly named fandomsecrets. Warning: it is usually a cesspool of wank and facepalmery, but sometimes -- rare times -- it gives you something like that.

I'm excited for this ficathon! I am sort of trying to poke more of my friends into doing it, ngl.
erateinierateini on April 10th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
That is one awesome quote I can't wait to see what you will do with it.

Fandom secrets can be surprisingly good!
Kali: dw :: rose :: is this my fault?_thirty2flavors on April 10th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to pick an unknown quote (you just pick a number and she gives you a quote) or choose one of the already-revealed quotes. I wound up doing the random-number one and got that. It's not as instantly "OMG I will write about [x]!" as some of the other quotes were, but hopefully that'll be god because it'll force me to think more. I have time, anyway.

It's always a pleasant surprise when someone on fandomsecrets doesn't hate something I love! lol

Edited at 2010-04-10 05:40 pm (UTC)
Adeadduck008 on April 10th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
best evidence ever. even if the song reminds me of titanic a la celine dion.
Kali_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
It is Enya! Oh, Enya.
mildlyconfused: doctor omnomnommildlyconfused on April 10th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Not related to your post at all, BUT: I would just like to let you know that you have (for all of eternity) image-tagged "telephone" by Lady Gaga for me. Whenever I hear it, there's Ten dorking out in a random nightclub. Randomly. Thanks. (No, seriously: it actually makes the song better in a twisted way. You broke my brain.)

Oh, also: Awesome companions are awesome. Post-related comment after all. Go me and my amazing adaptive skills.
Kellysweetcherrytree on April 10th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
that was a fantastic fic, thanks for linking to it
Kali_thirty2flavors on April 11th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)