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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 :: 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.