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Huh, it seems I've missed a few days of the challenge. Time flies! And stretches! And wibble-wobbles as they say.

I do plan on doing them all - the challenges that are meant to be filled out in my own space as opposed to going to comment somewhere else, those are less interesting to me.

So here we have something for Day 5:

In your own space, share something non-fannish you are passionate about with your fannish friends. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Regular readers of this DW/LJ know that this not only a fannish blog, and even now when I am being intensely fannish it is still not just about fandom.

You could say I am passionate about a lot of things, I tend to get enthusiastic about a great many things, but politics tend to engage me in a way they never did back when I was an apathetic teenager.

I don't think there can be any doubt that I'm a leftist. In my locale it's a complicated position to hold. Most likely because politics, as they are narrowly defined, are Parliamentary and Judicial and about the occupation and the "situation" as the whole shebang is euphemistically called.

All in all, I find the Parliamentary system in Israel utterly useless when it comes to serving me as a citizen, as it is an oppressive and suppressive government and the fact that it is an elected government doesn't make it any less totalitarian. It is totalitarian because none of the elected officials see fit to end an illegal Occupation over millions of people we keep under thumb, beyond that, instead of dealing with the housing and financial issues within the country proper, it throws money at settlements and illegal housing in the occupied territories.

In addition to the actual crimes this sovereign state commits upon the occupied population of Palestine, the state of Israel sees fit to use it's comparatively liberal attitude towards the LGBT community to make itself appear better than it actually is in the eyes of the Western world we so try to mimic - the fact that LGBT people have it "better" than our siblings in the neighbourhood isn't something to proud about - it's called goold ole' human decency!

The fact that my culture is being used as a fig leaf for war crimes is sickening to me and pretty offensive when you consider that the misogyny that is imbued into the culture here.

So, yeah, politics... I'm passionate about that.
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Yep still doing the challenge.

Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Here are three fics I rec. They're all very different, but they have one thing in common.

The Boy Who Spoke With Ghosts by [ profile] AvocadoLove.

An Inception/The Sixth Sense crossover. It's a lovely interpretation of the characters and their interaction with each other. The eerie feel of The Sixth Sense blends all too well with the creep factor that was Mal in Inception. There's also a very special ghost there in a a yellow dress and she's the reason I'm rec-ing this fic. In Kid!fic the kid is usually alive but even dead, this little girl is a wonderful presence in the fic and great foil for the characters.

The Quiver and Cry of my Heart by [ profile] Electric_Apple.

A Hawaii Five-0 fic. It's actually part of a series, but can be easily read alone, I read it before I knew there were other fics in this 'verse. It's a story about Steve being deployed and those he leaves behind. It's quite poignant in places, but I get teary eyes at the drop of a hat so what do I know. But I love the way Danny is a father here to a little girl he loves, because she's Steve's.
A very heart warming Kid!Fic all around.

A Ring in a Black Sea by [ profile] basingstoke.

A Stargate: Atlantis/Torchwood crossover. I don't read Stargate, I've never actually even seen the show, but I read this when I was on a Captain Jack in alien worlds binge and boy, is Jack far away from Torchwood in this one. There's a slow build and I think if you don't know either fandom that well you can be confused a bit in the beginning (I was), but the world building is lovely, as is the interaction between Jack and Teylas, showcasing how alien they are compared to the Stargate and Torchwood teams.
It's a great depiction of a different kind of family, the kind we chose, and rearranges itself as life changes.
There's a kid in there, somewhere, for a good reason.
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In an attempt to get more readers, because I think I'm worth it *swishes my fringe for my hair is short* and also, as a way to continue to grow out of the lurker mode I have been in the majority of my online fandom life, I've decided to participate in the Snowflake Challenge!

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Drop a link to your post in the comments.

I've written fic, none of which I consider good enough on any level. I can do better and with any luck you will see a bunch of it on the coming year.

What I am good at is analysis and fandom has always been a hotbed of analysis for me. I write meta. I write really good thoughtful meta and I think it's a somewhat overlooked participatory work when it comes to fandom.

So, here are three works of meta I think should have more exposure than they initially did:

The Consent Debate (LJ and DW).

This is probably one of the most important pieces of meta I have ever written. It was also one of the hardest, subject matter aside. I think fandom, as a space of creativity and as space of critical engagement with pop-culture that has a majority of women participants in it (whether they identify as feminist or not) have a responsibility to each other, as a community and as a culture and I think, this meta reflects that.
Seeing as I expect you to click on the links and read, I'll put there the warning I have in the body of the texts:
Trigger Warning: This post is about the narratives of dubious consent, non consent, rape, sexual assault, body autonomy (or lack thereof) in fanfiction and fandom, and what being triggered actually means.

Toeing the Line of Love ["Ha'i'ole" Meta] (LJ and DW).

A fandom specific meta. I have a few of those, but I think this is one of my best. I came into Hawaii Five-0 pretty late, I mainlined the show over the summer of 2011 and have been a participant (through meta, picspams and squee) ever since. This meta was kind of like me introducing myself to the fandom at large, because it is an elaborate analysis of the slash dynamics in the show and the nature of gender presentation in a more general sense. I think it's something that can be applied in general.
Also, there are pics of hot men and women in the body of the text and yes, I am so effing shallow.

Ruining the genre since the age of 7 years old (LJ).

I wrote this as response to one of the most sexist pieces I ever had the displeasure of reading. It was actually linked on Geek at the time. But I think it's worth reading now and again, as sexism in sci-fi circles is still too high and women, as creators and fans, are still far too marginalised.

If you like my meta (which, really, I think you should ;P) you can click on the "fangrrl commentary" tag for more. It's oodles of fun!

As per the challenge, the above (and others) are free to be remixed, podcasted, responded to, and more etc.
If you're going to do something, just let me know :)


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June 2015

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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