A bunch of new people have friended me! Hi, new people! If the Home Team Matches and yammering about female characters are what drew you in, don't worry, because I complain about fannish misogyny a lot. It's kind of a hobby. I complain about things in general a lot, actually, and make fun of things even when I enjoy them, so consider yourselves warned. Also I capslock a lot. Sorry about that.
On the subject of Home Team, I am so happy at how it's going, and how every time I turn around it has grown another hundred comments or so. ♥♥♥ Thank you so much to everyone who's linking. Also, I would basically love it if a woman from SPN at least made it into the tournament, so here are the threads for &Mary;
, and Bela
. My other favorites: Zoe Washburne
, Buffy Summers
, and Number Six (BSG)
Also Ginny Weasley
-- I love Ginny, not gonna lie. No, she's not particularly well-written, but, um. Have you read the books? No one
is particularly well-written (I love them, and I love JKR, and while I think she is an excellent storyteller
I think she is at best a mediocre writer
), and pretty much no one is portrayed in any terms other than those in which Harry thinks of them.1
The moment I fell in love with her was in OotP, when Harry was locking himself away and angsting that he might ~hurt someone~, he might be ~possessed~, and when his friends called him on it, she pointed out that oh, right, he knew someone who'd been possessed by Voldemort and could tell him whether he was or not, and if he hadn't been too busy wallowing in self-pity and ~carrying the burden alone~ to talk to anyone they could've put his mind at ease ages before. The "I forgot"/"Lucky you" moment basically won me over to her then and there.inlovewithnight
and I had dinner last night, which was delightful. We horrified each other with terrible mental images. Well, mostly I did this to her. Sorry about that.1. This is also why I raise my eyebrows at people who talk about how [Female Character X] on SPN is badly-written or -acted and that's the only reason no one likes her, because, you know, it's Supernatural, the writing and acting are not exactly Oscar-caliber.