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28 June 2007 @ 08:28 pm
Randomly fangirling Kate  
Temporarily emerging from my self-imposed posting hiatus (hahaha--I lasted one day!) to fangirl mskatej. It's an important cause! Kate is one of my closest friends in fandom and one of only three people on my f'list who I've met in person. (And yes, she is even more awesome in person!)

Earlier this week, Kate posted an awesome Lana-centric fic: Seule et Amoureuse. Lana is a character who is reviled by many, ignored by most, but Kate created a thoroughly engaging and sympathetic character study of Lana which was both convincingly consistent with canon and porny as hell (well, it's Kate... *g*).

Now, she's made my week a little brighter by posting this excellent post on sexism in fandom. It covers many issues that get me particularly growly and I'm glad to see someone tackling it. There's some great discussion in the comments as well.

Kate, you are happy making! *g*
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: angryangry
Kate: Kitty cuddlesmskatej on June 28th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)

I love you like crazy Boppy. I can't even imagine fandom or my life without you in it. :x :x :x
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clois hugbop_radar on June 28th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you, Kate! I am emo!Bop at the moment, so I'm no fun, but I'll return to fun shortly. *determined* Meanwhile, the hugs are most welcome. :-)
random_seriousrandom_serious on June 28th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the "Sexism in fandom" -link. It's a topic that is constantly on my mind.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bellydancebop_radar on June 30th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
You're welcome--it's often on mine too. *g*
brigantia_65 on June 28th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of that wonderful post. Made my morning. :)

Always been a subject close to my fangurl heart.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Feminismbop_radar on June 30th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Mine too. :-)
Denise: Wingman - Starbuck and Apollokdsch123 on June 28th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
So many thank yous, Bop for pointing me in the direction of mskate_j's post. I've been mulling that topic over for a while now, and in her own way, Kate just knocked it out of the park.

Hope your rl issues have eased up. I was going to do a similar fade out and wound up posting again, too. I think we're addicted. ;)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee awesome sexybop_radar on June 30th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
I think you're right--we are addicted. *g*
vegas_nolan: don't hatevegas_nolan on June 28th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
I have to agree about the female sexism in fandom. However, acknowledging that you hate on women just because they have a vagina (especially at first) is *not* akin to instantly being able to stop it. We all have to try to recognize the impulse in ourselves and resist it. It takes effort and time, but I personally have found it to be worth it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Heroes Clairebop_radar on June 30th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
I agree. It requires constant vigilance to catch oneself subscribing to the kind of covert sexism which we're conditioned into.