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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!
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)