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Some day-ruinage )
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Today, I went to check [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants for the first time in a long time, and saw this post about WIPs and how to write them. I didn't agree with all of it, but I thought it was very interesting to read. Then I looked at the comments and got annoyed.

Excuse me, what did you say about 'this is just for fun'? )

And some extra thoughts on assumptions about class in FFVII )
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Made a speech. Still recovering from shock. Surely this entitles me to some Heroes-ranting?

About Tim Kring's interview )

On non-ranty note, Greg Grunberg and Sendhil Ramamurthy have been picketing together in the writer strike. I bet Matt/Mohinder-fandom is lost in squee.
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Dear assholes of SPN-fandom... )

Rant translation: Misuse of the term Sue can't end soon enough.
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So, vidders [livejournal.com profile] sisabet and [livejournal.com profile] sockkpuppett make this wonderful vid.

Women's Work
http://sisabet.livejournal.com/365275.html
http://sockkpuppett.livejournal.com/442093.html?style=mine

The vid highlights, very effectively, how Supernatural treats its female characters, how they're victimized, and how their suffering is emphasized and eroticized. It's very uncomfortable to watch, to the point I doubt that anyone who sees this vid would be willing to give Supernatural a chance, but it's extremely well made, and it has received a lot of well-deserved feedback.

And yet I couldn't help but notice that some of the comments seemed to say this: "It's not so bad."

That may be an extreme way to put it. However, there were comments that pointed out how men end up as victims too, and how some of the women in this vid live through their experience and are even empowered. But while those things aren't untrue, I think bringing them up is sidestepping the point. Bringing them up doesn't change the fact that Supernatural suffers from shady treatment of women. Just because there are male victims around and some women make it out alive doesn't change the fact that problem is still there.

So my question is: Does fandom want to ignore that there's a problem in their show of choice? And if they do, why?

No, my show is fine and dandy and you're just being difficult.. )
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I've just about had it with Emo Cloud.

Cloud, sadly enough, has become the prime example of a character whose fanon version has completely overwritten the canon one, to the point that character traits of the fanon version are generally considered IC. According to this, it means that IC Cloud is depressed all the goddamn time, moans daily over his fallen lovers (Sephiroth, Zack and Aeris as the most popular choices), hates life and living, wants to die, can't think of anything but his own angst, yadda yadda yadda..

While the fact is that no matter how angsty he might get, whether it's the original game or Advent Children, Cloud actually never behaves this way.

I admit, sometimes I take these things too seriously )

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