Recs

Feb. 11th, 2013 11:03 am
jelazakazone: drawing of Mithian, Morgana, and a little Aithusa (mithian/morgana)
[personal profile] jelazakazone
I have a picspam, a vid, a few podfics, and two fics to rec.


Evil Queen picspam from Once Upon a Time  by [personal profile] chloris 

The Girl in the Tower is a collaborative project for [community profile] pod_together that [personal profile] susan_voight and I did.  It's a Merlin story with Mtihian and Morgana set in a Firefly 'verse. I wrote the story and she recorded it. (Rated PG and 5Kish words)

Your place: podfic [personal profile] justhuman wrote this delightfully kinky Firefly Kaylee/Inara story and I podficced it. (rated Explicit)

Post-its of a Life Well loved: podfic This is a Warehouse 13 story that [archiveofourown.org profile] mjduncan wrote from Claudia's POV, but it's all about Myka/HG. (rated mature)

Intoxicating Combination  this is an Underworld fic I wrote for a kink bingo square for feathers/fur/leather/silk.  Explicit. About 800 words
 
[livejournal.com profile] fleete wrote this amazing fic, The Shoemaker, for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays .  It's a Freya/Gwen fic and just wonderful. (Explicit, about 23K words)

Finally, [personal profile] sophinisba made a wonderful vid of kick ass women in Merlin which you can find here.

(Mods, can I have a tag for "Underworld" and "Once Upon a Time" fandoms? Thanks!)

kiki_eng: Laena Geronimo of The Like playing violin (Laena playing violin)
[personal profile] kiki_eng
This might be a complete list of all of the female-centric fanworks I've ever created. The recs include art, fic, vids, picspams, meta, and primers - mostly the first three.

Fandoms: Bandom [Fic & Recs]; Bomb Girls [Fic]; Disney RPF [Recs]; DCU [Recs]; Doctor Who [Recs]; Girls with Slingshots [Podfic]; Harry Potter [Recs]; Lost in Austen [Fic]; Merlin [Recs]; Mulan [Recs]; Sailor Moon [Recs]; Sherlock [Rec]; St. Trinian's [Fic]; SGA [Recs]; Star Trek [Rec]; Multifandom [Recs & Meta]

links and info under the cut )

(Mods: Could I please have tags for Bomb Girls, Disney RPF, Girls with Slingshots, and Lost in Austen?)

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Feb. 1st, 2013 11:44 am
alba17: (Hawaii Five-0 Kono gun)
[personal profile] alba17
I was about to pimp this comm on my journal and I found myself making banners, even though I have no graphics skills to speak of. I thought I may as well share them here in case anyone wants to use them. These link to the Dreamwidth comm. I posted ones that link to the LiveJournal comm over on LJ. The first is Morgana from Merlin and the second is Gwen from Torchwood.



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[identity profile] yetanothermask.livejournal.com
I'm usually not a fan of posting to comms, but since this celebration is about to close I figured it wouldn't hurt to share some recs I've posted in my journal over the past few weeks.

12 femslash recs from Doctor Who, Glee, Leverage, and Merlin.

2 Doctor Who femslash recs.

7 female-centric Star Trek recs.
[identity profile] tassosss.livejournal.com
For Arts and Entertainment at [livejournal.com profile] 14valentines 

The television world is run by male executives looking at the bottom line with barely any room outside of their nice neat little boxes of what makes successful tv. Mainstream media shows tend to have majority male casts and the Bechdel test is something that you usually hope your show passes once in a while let alone individual episodes. Female characters are often dropped or maligned for "plot" reasons, the expendable characters in favor of their male counterparts.

Fan creations often keep these characters alive, or even reinvent the text. Today I have vid recs for friged or vilified female characters. Some of these are old, some of them are fandom classics, but all of them are worth watching, and if you'd like to give me you're own recs, I'd love to have them.

Note: Some of the links are download only. Right click, save as, and if you don't want to keep them, just delete them afterward.

Supernatural
-- Supernatural has arguably one of the worst track records of keeping women alive on the show and its treatment of female characters in general. The first two vids are about the show as a whole and are criticisms of the text and how fans as a whole continue the denigration of women.

The third vid is about Jess, Sam's girlfriend whose death serves as the source of manpain for Sam through the first season, sacrificed in classic have-to-get-the main-character-to-do-something style.

Women's Work by [personal profile] sisabet and [profile] sockkpuppett (Luminosity)
Meta vid about how the show treats women characters in Supernatural. A fandom classic, but worth watching if you haven't yet.

Still Alive by [personal profile] counteragent
Meta vid about Supernatural fandom and how it treats women characters.

Just Like You (scroll down, it's 7th) by [personal profile] gigglemonster
AU where Jess doesn't die at the beginning of the series and Sam finds her in a small town.


Stargate Atlantis
-- Elizabeth Weir portrayed by Torri Higginson was written off at the end of season 3. Why is still unclear, but most reports agree that Higginson was unhappy with the decision.

24 by [profile] shayz
Elizabeth Weir through the Multiverse

Unwritten by [profile] sache8
All about Elizabeth.


Merlin -- When Merlin (BBC) first started, Morgana was a vibrant young woman who spoke her mind and stood up to Uther for what was right. She got punished for it, by Uther, and then by the writers, who then turned her from a 3-dimensional character into a one-note villain. I still love Morgana, but I mourn the character she could have been.

Runaway
by alexp444
Morgana during the growing pressures of season 2.

The Tower by [personal profile] kaydeefalls
Morgana and the ever closing vice around her from living under Uther's rule.

As If By Magic by [profile] powderedmilk
Morgana's transformation through season 3. A contrast of a rather dark subject with a catchy upbeat song.


Criminal Minds -- I'm new to this fandom, but one of the first things I learned about the show was how the producers didn't renew AJ Cook's contract for the 6th season with no real reason given. Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jereau was effectively friged with no replacement. JJ deals with the press and many of the families of victims and is compassionate and kind but also hard as nails when she needs to be to get the job done.

Hands
by ohsoleil
[identity profile] sour-idealist.livejournal.com
I really wanted to write something for this as soon as I discovered this fandom, and I got a good start, but then it grew and grew and grew, and I haven't finished tweaking it yet. So I figured that I might as well toss my things out and hope they attracted some interest.

Avatar: The Last Airbender
And the Bloody Lipmarks On Her Thighs [Azula/Katara, R, 2000 words]  AU, action/semi-horror. Azula is always in control of the situation. Always.

Final Fantasy XIII
Like Sisters [Lightning & Serah gen, PG, 1000 words] Pregame, angst. The Farron sisters are fine on their own.
Food On the Table [Lightning & Serah gen, PG, 200 words] Pregame, angst. They always make sure there's something.
Steel Against Lace [Lightning & Serah gen, G, 100 words] Pregame, angst. Serah knows how to clean a weapon.
Analogies Lost to Technology [Lightning, Serah/Snow, G, 100 words]  Postgame, fluff. Lightning's first impressions of three very important people.
Promises Not Made By Heroes [Fang/Vanille, very subtle R, 100 words] Pregame, angst. Fang promised Vanille a life, once.

Hamlet
The Dissolving Thoughts of a Drowning Madwoman [Ophelia, R, 750 words] Swim for shore or stay in the water? It's so hard to make up her mind.

The Hunger Games
Choosing Fate [Prim, PG-13, 500 words] Prim has always known when to brace herself.

Inception
The Myth Is Not Supposed to Retire (We'd Rather It Lit Itself On Fire) [Saito, Ariadne, Eames, Yusuf,  Cobb, Arthur, brief Saito/Ariadne, PG-13, 2200 words] It's impossible to stop being a dreamer, and most wouldn't even try. And great dreamers don't live very long. **Note: This one is kind of a group focus, but I found out enough about Ariadne in writing it that I threw it in with the rest.
With Thanks to Apollo [Ariadne, OCs, mentions of Arthur, Eames and Yusuf, PG, 1500 words] It's normal for a young woman almost out of college to seem a little different when she visits her family, right?
So Much to Say [Ariadne, Ariadne/Arthur, R, 900 words] Post-movie. After building cities and haunting minds, how do you go back to being twenty-two and inexperienced?


Merlin
[These are all part of the same high school AU, which seemed like an excellent idea at the time.]
To Adorn You In My Finest [Gwen/Morgana, G, 1700 words] Morgana invites Gwen to her father's Christmas party.
In Lovers' Eyes [Gwen/Morgana, G, 500 words] Gwen loves anything to do with art. Morgana loves to watch Gwen work.
Fantasize (The Best Laid Plans) [Gwen/Morgana, R, 2300 words] Morgana had a lot of plans for her first time with Gwen. The reality doesn't match up with any of them. Sheer fluff.
Treasure Troves [Gorlois, Gwen/Morgana, 1300 words]  Moragan celebrates her sixteenth birthday, first with her father and then with Gwen.

Sherlock Holmes (2009 version)
Imperfect [Mary, Sherlock/Watson, PG, 1300 words] There are a great many reasons Mary must get along with Sherlock Holmes. There are also a great many reasons for that to be difficult.
[identity profile] timeasmymeasure.livejournal.com
7 female characters I love that I'm calling my [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon7. It's a mini-spam, a favorite quote, a brief explanation of their awesome, and ten icons.

Gwen (Merlin) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: Sunshine in a golden package.



Previously:

Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: When I'm feeling a little down, I watch a Faith episode.

Donna Noble (Doctor Who) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: All the universe sings her song.

Cara Mason (Legend of the Seeker) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: Do you need to walk into Mordor? Send in Cara.

Diana Barrigan (White Collar) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: If you want something done right the first time, assign Diana.

Kahlan Amnell (Legend of the Seeker) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: BAMC stands for Bad Ass Mother Confessor.

Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy) [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth]
THE SHORT VERSION: I want to be Miranda Bailey when I grow up.
[identity profile] nuit-belle.livejournal.com
Here are 4 vid recs: these are vids that I keep coming back to watch again and again because they are so awesome.

Harbor by [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls
Merlin, Gwen.
Sail your seas, meet your storm, all I want is to be your harbor.


I'm Not Dead by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny.
Battlestar Galactica, Kara Thrace.
Underneath the ink of my tattoo, I've tried to hide my scars from you. I'm not scared, just changing.


Stray Italian Greyhound by [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls
Doctor Who, Amy Pond.
What do I do with a love that won't sit still?


Run with Me by [livejournal.com profile] chaila43
Doctor Who, River Song.
It's okay by me, it was a long time ago.
[identity profile] spiletta42.livejournal.com
Okay, it's time to face the fact that I will not have time to finish anything new for this challenge, it being tax season and all. So, as an excuse to share a batch of reruns, I've converted them into downloadable ePub files. (Don't worry if you don't actually have an eReader, that's just the excuse. The titles link to good old-fashioned html.)

  • Blindsided (Buffyverse, Faith Lehane) A short character piece with Faith and Robin Wood. (ebook)

  • Inside Job (Roswell, Isabel Evans) A plotty exploration of personal identity. (ebook)

  • Institutionalized (Star Trek Voyager, Kathryn Janeway) Angst in the original sense of the word. Please note the trigger warnings. (ebook)

  • Jaunt to Paradise (Stargate SG-1, Sam Carter) A fun action piece. (ebook)

  • Kite String (Buffyverse, Kennedy) A canon-friendly retelling of season seven, from Kennedy's perspective. (ebook)

  • No Place Like Home (Stargate SG-1, Vala Mal Doran) Humor, angst, action -- it's Vala. The first section is from Daniel's POV, but it's very much Vala's story. (ebook)

  • Outside the Crystal (Merlin BBC, Gwen) A series two fix-it for Gwen/Morgana fans. (ebook)

  • Thirty Six Hours (Star Trek Voyager, Kathryn Janeway) Non-stop action with a Kathryn Janeway who definitely trains against Klingons on the holodeck. (ebook)

  • The Verse That Was (Firefly, Inara Serra) A caper fic featuring Inara. (ebook)

  • When the Gloves Come Off (X-Men Movieverse, Rogue) Another plotty exploration of personal identity. (ebook)


And if anyone finds it more convenient, you can download the whole set of eBooks in a single zip file here.

(If any links break, please let me know, I've been having issues with my server recently.)
tielan: (SG - JT hero)
[personal profile] tielan
Assorted fics I've written about female characters in the last year.

SGA crossovers:

with SG1:
Scraps And Scrapings - PG-13
(Sam Carter, Teyla Emmagan)
Her team are gone; all Sam’s left with are scraps and scrapings.

How Not To Eat An Elephant - PG-13
(Teyla Emmagan, Vala Mal Doran)
In which Teyla and Vala play 'Good Cop, Bad Cop' and Cam muses on the unwisdom of biting things that bite back.

with Leverage:
The Making Of Eliot Spencer - PG-13
(Teyla Emmagan, Eliot Spencer)
Eliot Spencer walks into a bar and meets...Teyla Emmagan

with Firefly:
Running Like A River - PG13
(River Tam, Ronon Dex)
Ronon wonders if he hasn't stepped out of the line of fire and into the point of a knife.

A Curse For All Times And Seasons - PG-13
(Teyla Emmagan, Hoburn Washburne)
Teyla walks into a bar and meets...Hoburn Washburn!

--

SGA

Test Drives And Tea - PG-13
(Teyla Emmagan, Sam Carter)
Tea and acceptance between two very different women.

Unanswerable - PG-13
(Teyla Emmagan)
What Teyla was doing during The Return while the expedition was on Earth.

A Gambit Of Queens - NC-17 in parts, but mostly PG-13
(Teyla Emmagan, team, John/Teyla)
After the events of Enemy At The Gates, corpses are being found drained of life and the team must go hunting Wraith all over the planet. But is this just the work of Wraith opportunists, or is it part of a bigger, long-term plan the Wraith have for Earth? And how will Teyla's gift come into play?

--

Sanctuary

Doing It Doggy Style - PG-13
(Kate Freelander)
Helen's looking forward to seeing what plan her newest employee has come up with for getting an abnormal out from under the noses of local security.

--

Merlin

All The Victory She Needs - PG-13
(Guinevere)
As Camelot faces a Frankish invasion, Gwen thinks of her father, long dead and buried, who first told her of a queen who defied an empire.
[identity profile] tassosss.livejournal.com

I think I fell a little bit in love with Morgause the first time she revealed herself in season 2, (Sins of the Father).

Morgause is a warrior, a sorceress, a manipulator, and the power behind Uther's major enemies. She gives Morgana a direction for her anger, and a way to break free of the oppression and fear she lives under. She controls Cenred, basically stealing his army for her cause. She has a dozen tricks up her sleeve and if those don't work, she's got a sword and the skill to wield it. She's determined to see Uther fall because he has murdered sorcerers and magic users for a generation and she won't stand for it anymore. She'll do anything she has to to take him down.

In my head there's a story that goes like this.
(Morgause's Story plus pics)


[identity profile] mfirefly10.livejournal.com
Title: Safe in my Arms
Fandom: Multiple including Merlin, Misfits, Bones, BSG, Lost, Firefly, Grey's Anatomy, SG1, Doctor Who, Hex, Criminal Minds, TVD, BTVS, Fringe, Farscape, Lost Girl, LotS, and PLL
Song: Safe in my Arms by Plumb
Vidder's Note: Made for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon
Summary: A tribute to the vastly different kinds of relationships that exist between female characters.

Embeded Under Cut )
[identity profile] fly-to-dawn.livejournal.com
advance by [personal profile] fly_to_dawn
Fandom: Various (see notes at end)
Characters: Various female characters (see notes at end)
Length: 3:52
Song and Artist: advance by TOKIO
Summary: You go and shine, today and tomorrow.
Warnings: Very mild and brief violence.

Notes, Download & Streaming at my journal.

Fandoms: A Little Princess, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Amelie, An Education, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Ashes to Ashes, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Bend it like Beckham, Bright Star, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Cranford, Demons, Doctor Wbo, Downton Abbey, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Enchanted, Firefly, Fringe, Fugoh Keiji, Gou, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hex, Imagine Me & You, Inception, Inkheart, Jane Eyre, Land Girls, Legend of the Seeker, Leverage, Lost Girl, Marple, Merlin, Misfits, No Angels, North and South, Press Gang, Primeval, Robin Hood, RP - Ellie Goulding (Starry Eyed), RP - Janelle Monae (Tightrope), RP - Lady Gaga (Telephone), RP - P!nk (Fuckin' Perfect), Sherlock, Skins, St Trinian's, Stargate Atlantis, Statuesque, Sugar Rush, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Golden Compass, The Middleman, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Sarah Jane Adventures, The Sound of Music, Tipping The Velvet, Torchwood, Undercovers, Unforgiven, V For Vendetta, Whip It, Wild Target.
[identity profile] non-island.livejournal.com
Title: "Not So Good as Rest"
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Characters/Pairing: Morgana, gen
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Warnings: Spoilers through s3 finale; brief references to canonical character deaths.
Summary & Notes: Morgana, waking from dreams. Written for the Awesome Ladies Ficathon; beta by [livejournal.com profile] lady_ragnell.

Here, on the Archive of Our Own. (Feedback, if you'd like to give it, is welcome here as well as there.)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen)
[personal profile] such_heights
Tightrope
by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights
fandoms: Avatar: the Last Airbender, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Merlin, Star Trek XI, Stargate: Atlantis, Torchwood.
characters: Katara, Mai, Anastasia 'Dee' Dualla, Cally Henderson, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, River Song, Molly Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Guinevere, Nyota Uhura, Jennifer Keller, Gwen Cooper.
music: Tightrope - Janelle Monáe
content notes: none
summary: You dance up on them haters.
notes: made for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon 2011.

Download and streaming links, notes.
[identity profile] cat-77.livejournal.com
Title: Daily Duties
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Length: 303 – 3 interconnected drabbles with headers
Status: Complete
Spoilers: Through 3.10 to be safe
Synopsis: Three interconnected drabbles about the interconnected lives of three women.
Author’s Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon .
Disclaimer: I do not own this interpretation of the myths and am making no profit from this.

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[identity profile] beth-soprano.livejournal.com
[1] Breakfast at Tiffany's
[5] Doctor Who
[1] High School Musical
[6] Merlin
[29] Sanctuary





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