[identity profile] readthesubtext.livejournal.com
Hope I'm not too late to join the party!

Here are some fanvids I've made focusing on my favourite BAMFs. Some are brand spanking new, others are from a while back.

'She Walks Softly, But She Carries A Big Gun' - Nikita

'Standing In The Way of Control' - Jane Rizzoli, Olivia Dunham, Lindsay Boxer, Nikita, Alex, Bo.

'Smooth Criminal' - Emily Prentiss, Jennifer Jareau, Lindsay Boxer, Grace Hanadarko, Olivia Dunham.

'Zombie' - Character study of Lindsay Boxer from Women's Murder Club.
[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 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.

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.

by ohsoleil
[identity profile] podklb.livejournal.com
A bunch of us in the podfic community wanted to contribute to [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, so we have made an anthology of ficlets from the Awesome Ladies Ficathon.

The anthology contains 73 stories, from 41 fandoms, performed by 19 readers. The beautiful cover art was designed by [livejournal.com profile] aneas.

Total running time is 3 hours 39 minutes.

Download podbook (m4b):
Direct link (right-click save)
Megaupload link

Download zip of all podfics (mp3):
Direct link (right-click save)
Megaupload link

Download individual podfics (mp3):
Mediafire folder*

*This link allows you to browse podfics by fandom.

Thanks to the lovely authors who wrote the stories and gave permission for their stories to be used in this project, and to [livejournal.com profile] idella for her detailed and extremely helpful listen-through notes.

If you would like to leave feedback to individual stories, you may do it at this post and I will make sure they see it. If you want to go to their journals to find more of their podfic or to leave comments there, they are:

[livejournal.com profile] 2naonh3_cl2, [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1, [livejournal.com profile] coriande, [livejournal.com profile] greedy_dancer, [livejournal.com profile] idella, [livejournal.com profile] anima_mecanique (jackofnone), [livejournal.com profile] jenepel, [livejournal.com profile] juniperphoenix, [livejournal.com profile] podklb, [livejournal.com profile] laliandra, [livejournal.com profile] munchinglunch (lunchee), [livejournal.com profile] martinius, [livejournal.com profile] nickelmountain, [livejournal.com profile] rhea314, [livejournal.com profile] shiningartifact, [livejournal.com profile] swiiftly, [livejournal.com profile] tsuki_no_bara, [livejournal.com profile] weimar27
(Melissa does not have an LJ, but I will make sure she receives any comments left here)

ETA: 3 additional podficlets recorded for this project by [livejournal.com profile] rhea314 can be found here
[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] tassosss.livejournal.com

Today, I offer icons of characters in law enforcement, hoping for a better world.

This isn't a comprehensive list, so if you have a favorite female law enforcement type that I've missed, I'll be happy to make icons and add her to the list.

8 Cops, 9 Feds, and 1 Private Eye
at my journal

[identity profile] tearful-eye.livejournal.com
so... this vid is alredy a few weeks old, but i thought it would fit very nicely into this comm as well - it's a general vid about the female victims on criminal minds, not focused on any one character in particular. it's about how the women manage to survive & often stand up against their (male) aggressors.

source. criminal minds (s1-s4 | no real spoilers)
focus. women of criminal minds - being a victim does not mean you are defeated
music. johnette napolitano - scarred
warnings. angst & violence

download & streaming links here, in my journal.
(comments/thoughts/etc are loved a lot)
[identity profile] eudaimon.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] halfamoon day 9: Emily Prentiss - Rage, Muse

Every so often, she gets the urge; so much of her life was based on movement.

Fanvid Recs

Feb. 7th, 2010 11:14 pm
[identity profile] streussal.livejournal.com
I put together a list of fanvid recs here.

Fandoms are: Criminal Minds, Dollhouse, Firefly, Rome, Secretary, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and The Vampire Diaries.
[identity profile] eudaimon.livejournal.com
Day 7: Penelope Garcia - this tornado loves you

As far as she can see, there are two types of family: the one you get when you're born, and the one you find when you're grown.
[identity profile] eudaimon.livejournal.com
Day 6 - Ellen Strauss - the limitations of damage

It doesn't hit her until later. She toes off her shoes and turns to put her keys down on the plate beside the door and she just stops.
[identity profile] eudaimon.livejournal.com
Haley Hotchner - holding out for that teenage feeling

Sitting in a car with a man who is not her husband, she thinks about why she's doing this.
[identity profile] eudaimon.livejournal.com
Day 3: Diana Reid - my lord, let this venture be mine

Most days, she thinks of him as a treasure or a journey.
[identity profile] eudaimon.livejournal.com
Day 2: Penelope Garcia - to all the people out there tonight who are comforting themselves

She tries to explain it in all kinds of ways but she always comes back to fairytales.
[identity profile] eudaimon.livejournal.com
In the next fourteen days, I'm planning on writing a drabble a day about the ladies of Criminal Minds

The first one is Emily Prentiss - our mothers made us into swimmers.


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