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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!
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.