Jan. 1st, 2012

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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 Feminism.org 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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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 me...an 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.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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