hyena_gal: (fictionalcharacters)
▪ Watched first episode of Heading Out, caught up with OuAT, Glee made Quinntana happen and I laughed like nobody's business. (Although, can we appreciate that the first and only healthy sexual experience Quinn Fabray has had in her life was with another girl? Just sayin'~)

Game of Thrones shizzle: 

This sums up Daenerys Targaryen pretty well, imo. :P

▪ As much as I love Emilia Clarke (and her face... and her eyebrows), this cracked me up, because -- well, people want Joffrey to be Lemongrab, but Daenerys basically filled that role in season 2: Adventure Time meets Game of Thrones.


▪ If you haven't watched this short film before, you definitely should! It's too cute. It's only 17 mins~

Study Debunks Notion that Men and Women Are Psychologically Distinct -- and the sky is blue, I'm tempted to add....

Two mom family drama The Fosters gets picked up -- am cautiously optimistic? Like, I'm not necessarily the biggest fan of the Lesbian Mum-theme, but that doesn't mean it can't be awesome! Let's see!

Doctor Who: Sue Perkins subject of female Doctor campaign -- *raises hand* I like this.

▪ I'm sure there is some clever remark or observation to be made here, but I think I'll just leave this as it is:



▪ Meme shamelessly nicked from Tumblr:

 
Name a character and I'll rate them as being:

not my type | alright | cute | adorable | hot | sexy | LORD MERCY
hyena_gal: (cara)
▪ Remember when one half of my OTP in Merlin died... and then the other half died? Yeah, good times, good times. *silently weeps*

Merlin AU: Morgana and Gwen as Hades and Persephone. Oh goodness, this is pretty~ ♥ Also reminds me how much I loved Sarah Diemer's The Dark Wife, and, hey, if you haven't read that book, you should! 

▪ Speaking of Merlin, does anyone know where I can find an AU fic where Morgana is an out and proud LGBT activist, her girlfriend, Gwen, used to have a thing for a closeted Arthur who in turn happens to have a thing for Merlin? ...... come on, don't tell me no one has written this exact fic I've just described? 

Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Now Requires Teachers To Tell Parents if Their Child is Gay

"Do you think they know?" Yeah, spot the straight folks, indeed. This cracked me up, tho. :P

▪ Fanart rec: Female!Avengers - this is awesome~ Just look at Thor and Captain America~

▪ Once upon a time, Dianna Agron wore this t-shirt (as seen in this video) and then that lead to me to thinking about sparkling cheerleader vampires. 

And then that lead me to finding pictures )
hyena_gal: (quinn)
Hey, y'all. :P Sorry I haven't been around here lately, but I've an oral exam this week, so -- am focusing on that. Here's some random links.

AMightyGirl.com. What's the site about? "A Mighty Girl is the world's largest collection of books and movies for parents, teachers and others dedicated to raising smart, confident and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!" So go check it out! :)

Is Game of Thrones too white? TW: rape scene quoted in the article.

▪ I know, I know, I gave up on Glee a while back now, but Faberry is one of those kinds of ships I just can't seem to quit (she said as one gay cowgirl tear slid down her cheek) and listening to Quinn growl at Rachel in Japanese is, like... levels of awesome I hadn't even considered could exist. Perfect lipsynch here, y'all. Just look at their mouths~ Glee is a ridiculous shoujo anime, anyway, when it really comes down to it.

If The Seven Kingdoms Had Twitter. The Daenerys/Jorah interaction is... very accurate, actually.

▪ These are cute: great book covers and bookmarks

AU Meme: Daenerys/Morgana - I like this idea! I like this idea a lot~ Basically, I just ship Daenerys/All The Women, tbph.

Game of Thrones Attack Ads. These are silly. ;P
hyena_gal: (Default)
• Oh, Glee~ I'm kind of glad I gave up on you when I did, because the stunt you've pulled with the latest episode is kind of hitting a new low. Well done. You deserve some kind of applause. *slow claps it out*

• So, the Trevor Project gave Katy Perry an award - and this Autostraddle article pretty much sums up my own thoughts about that. 

High Fashion Disney Princesses - one thing that keeps amusing me with Disney princesses is that they are such a mixed collection; I mean, you've got yourself some Grimm here, as well as girls that have actually existed, not to mention creations from French and Danish authors. :P


720 HD is your bestest friend!

This vid makes me very happy in my pants. :3
hyena_gal: (Default)
+ Challenge: 50 Smuts of Gray. We've all heard about that... 'book'. So, to 'celebrate' the sheer horribleness of its existence there's a smut challenge going on. Go forth and write a lot of m/m and f/f stuff! \o/

+ Disney Pulls Joy Division T-shirts. I don't even know, y'all... *laughs and laughs!*

+ I need this crossover like afhjashg! I'm sorely tempted to write fic if it isn't already out there~ Like, see, the Lopez family move into the house and then this odd blonde girl starts showing up all the time... In any case, Moira/Santana would be scorchingly hot. :P

+ And while we're at it~ Are there even any Violet/Moira shippers out there? I feel all alone...  

+ Feminist Frequency - Harrassment, Misogyny and Silencing on Youtube

+ And here's a video response to those guys who left comments:

hyena_gal: (quinn)
Call for Submissions: Collection on Glee, Gender and Sexuality - deadline is May 15! I hope DrSheBloggo submits some of her (excellent) observations. Just sayin'. 

• And speaking of Glee: this video. Just... watch it. As plausible a theory as any other on how the Glee writers pick their episode themes, indeed. :P 

• In lieu of Hunger Games' current success - The Invisible Dystopia. Quite interesting - the lack of queer presentation in dystopian YA literature really is kind of a theme, isn't it? 

I swear, I don't even know what this drawing is but it definitely cracked me up. I'm pretty sure that's how I've looked too at some point as a baby. Biatch, I'm ~fabulous~ :P

• So, ever felt that female superheroes in comics are sexualised to the extreme? Allow me to present to you: Unrealistic Comic Book Poses. Just wanna say - bless these two roommates~ This is sad and funny at the same time. 

Female Gladiator Statue Found. Brb, gonna go read everything I can find that has something to do with female gladiators!
hyena_gal: (Default)
Ugh. Homework. Everywhere. 

I know I haven't been all that active around here recently, but... *points above* - that's the reason. :P

Hope everyone is doing well~

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• Link: Romancing the Sro. Anyone know of any 'sromances' other than the ones mentioned? 

• Link: This doesn't remind anyone of anything else, does it? ;D Emma Swan surely couldn't be the prince(ss) who saves the witch from her miserable existence? (Only question in this context: who is Akio? Is Regina her own Anthy *as well* as Akio?)

• Link: Awesome fanart of fem!Sherlock and fem!Watson. You bet your ass I would watch the show if these two were the duo.



Le meme time~
  • Leave a comment to this post - specifically saying that you would like a letter.
  • I will give you a letter.
  • Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows.
the_windowbird gave me the letter 'B'... )
hyena_gal: (fictionalcharacters)
• Link: I love the Swan Queen fandom. Here's just one reason why: I Won't Say I'm In Love - Regina/Emma fanvid. Cracked me up! 

• Link: I've never watched Boardwalk Empire, but this fanvid is just... awesome. Awesome covers it nicely. It's all about the women and female agency and fuck yeah! The editing is flawless as well: Daddy I'm Fine. Seriously, check it out. 

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Here's the summary:



Glee. 3.13: Heart )
hyena_gal: (santana)
Hai, flist, haaaiiii. I'm knackered. What about you? -__-

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• Watched the only three available episodes of The Playboy Club - and they cancelled this show? I quite enjoyed it! :-/ I would have lovedlovedloved! to have seen more interaction between Maureen and Alice, Alice and Sean and Cassidy and Alice.

And now I'm not getting it. 

Boo, I say. Boo!

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Glee. 3.11: Michael

So, to summarise: nobody appreciates when Santana does stick her neck out. She didn't even get a "thank you" for trying to help Blaine - Kurt just, y'know, brushed her efforts aside like they were nothing, so... not cool, Kurt and the rest of the Glee club. Not cool. "Human Nature", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and "Bad" were good covers. "Scream" (although I ship Mike + eyeliner now) and "Ben".... less so. Sebastian is annoying. The entire Finchel marriage thing is just... no. Also, Faberry!

And that's what you missed on - Glee! 
 
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• The next round of Porn Battle is currently happening - so, go forth, leave prompts and write about lots of women banging other women! \o/

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• Link: Emilia Clarke talks about eating that heart in Game of Thrones. Be cuter, woman! ;P

• Link: Emma Swan is so mature when it comes to Regina. So very, very mature. I think it's the "I gotta do a drive-by egging of her head at 6 -- I'm gonna take your car, 'k?" which makes it perfect. Also, so very canon! ;)

• Link: The Places You'll Go - a wonderful Olivia Dunham fanvid. Oh, sometimes you make my heart ache mightily, Dunham. ♥
hyena_gal: (quinn)
Erh... been some time since I last posted. :o

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year's Eve! I'm briefly surfacing only to dive down again - this paper needs writing. So, see you in a week, peeps!  

I'll leave this Faberry fanmix here, because it's about time I made something for these two.



Can't you see my heart burning in my hands? )
hyena_gal: (fictionalcharacters)
Once Upon a Time. 1.05: That Still Small Voice )

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Once Upon a Time. 1.06: The Shepherd )

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Glee. 3.08: Hold on to Sixteen )

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• To-Do list... at some point:

- Anna Torv and other attractive female celebrities. 
- Read the "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels + rewatch Game of Thrones.  
- Reread book 1-4 of Harry Potter, read book 5-7 + watch the movies.
- Watch season 2 and season 3 of Warehouse 13.
- Watch season 1 and season 2 of Lost Girl.
- Watch season 1 and season 2 of The Walking Dead.
- Watch season 6 of Dexter. 
- Watch Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Read/watch all of the things! \o/

.... read/watch all of the things? /o\

Ay, caramba. :P

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• Random meme time! Name a fandom and I’ll tell you:

- Favorite Male Character
- Favorite Female Character
- Favorite Het Ship
- Favorite Slash Ship ( both M/M and F/F )
- Dirty Little Secret
- Headcanon(s)
- Unpopular Opinion(s)

- Least Favorite Male Character
- Least Favorite Female Character
- Least Favorite Het Ship
- Least Favorite Slash Ship ( both M/M and F/F)

hyena_gal: (batwoman)
Once Upon a Time: 1.01 - 1.04 )

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• Link: Fagbug - a documentary about grad student Erin Davies hitting the road in her rechristened "fagbug" to raise awareness of gay rights and to speak where others had been silenced.

• I *knew* Sugar Motta's face reminded me of something: 

 ➝ 

• Meme: 

1. Think of up to 20 ships you love/adore/support.
2. Describe them without using the names of the characters.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.


Meme: 20 Ships )
hyena_gal: (santana)
• You guys, there's open season over at [livejournal.com profile] ladies_fest, which means all the unclaimed prompts are fair game! I spot 3 Sucker Punch prompts, 10 Harry Potter prompts, 3 Lost Girl prompts and 18 Glee prompts. Go check it out and see if you feel ~inspired~ to write something. :)

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• I just looked through the folder containing my as-of-yet-unread Glee fics which I've bookmarked and... holy banana, I've been collecting quite a number of them from the looks of it! o.o

Just have to pick a fic and read my way through all of the glorious femslash from there, I suppose? :P 





Glee. 3.06. Mash Off )
hyena_gal: (santana)
I guess this is going to be a gruelling experience? Let's see, shall we:

Oh, also -- do not trespass if you do not want your squee to be stepped on. Contrary to belief, I care about dem lil' squee. They are small and fluffy and look kind of like marshmallows and shouldn't be harmed. It's a fair warning. ;)

Glee. 3.05. The First Time )
hyena_gal: (quinn)
Glee. 3.02: Asian F )

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• I happened to watch this interview here with Dianna Agron and Kevin McHale and, uh, apparently she had to sing this song with her school choir. 

"Lesbian Seagull".

Lesbian... seagull.

Will someone please write fanfic where someone in Glee (Rachel!) sings this song for some reason? Or, I don't know, could it get played in other shows? I just feel like the song needs to exposed to everyone in the *world*! People need to hear it! I for one didn't know of its existence a day ago.  

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•  Link: Gender and Glee - a quite awesome read, if I may say so myself. It's divided into six parts, and even though it's a (somewhat) long read, I can only recommend it, because Dr She Bloggo hits the nail on the head with her observations! 

Here's the links to the individual entries: 

• Part One: Masculinity, McKinley, and Glee
Really like the Finn/Kurt and Quinn/Rachel comparison drawn between the two pairings. Also, a resounding "Yes!" to the Santana comment.  

• Part Two: Power, Villainy, and Consequence 
- "The suggestion in this difference is that men who seize power, or are given power, can be heroes or good guys (but not always) whereas women who seize power, or are given power, are bitches (almost always)."

- Also, Quinn: "She plots, she schemes, and she’s punished by being denied the proper characterization required to forward her on her (rather compelling) arc. For every moment of actual character development for Quinn, there seem to be at least a handful of others where she’s bitching at Rachel, trying to win Finn’s affections, backstabbing Santana, or trying to destroy the glee club again." [italics mine] Can I get a "Hell yeah, true!"? 

• Part Three: Empowerment and Narrative Choice
- I agree with all the points she makes about Finchel and Fuinn: "It’d be a less damaging gender dynamic if Quinn and Rachel weren’t portrayed as ballbusters, or if they had a little more control over their relationship status - or better yet, a little of both!  But, as is, they are rendered two-dimensional in their portrayals as high-maintenance girlfriends, and, as characters, are robbed of choice when it comes to their relationships. They are reduced to fixtures that Finn has to “deal with,” either by demanding something of him, berating him, or simply by loving him and existing for him to choose between." [italics mine]

- And *this*: "Truthfully, the strongest example of female serenading, for the purpose of the person listening is Santana singing “Songbird” to Brittany.  It is an interesting point of fact that the only time a female has been allowed to serenade a love interest for the purpose of that love interest comes in the show’s female-female relationship from the show’s one lesbian character.  There’s no guy to be in control of the romancing."

- "The idea that the girls are frequently “sung to” by the guys is a manifestation not only of inhibiting stereotypes for both boys and girls, but also of the girls being denied their own subject in the narrative. They are accessories, objects for the boys to win over, and once again, this places the empowerment with the gentlemen." [italics mine]

• Part Four: Feminism and Presence of Character
- I'll just keep quoting: "The feminist declarations usually come in dialogue only, and when it comes to action, which always holds more value by creed of “show, don’t tell,” this feminism is largely unmanifested.  This construct also lends itself to the notion that the female characters are more likely to get screentime and/or a storyline when there is romantic conflict or boy trouble afoot."

• Part Five: Gender and Sex (1 of 2)
- Here: "Each girl, in the longstanding tradition of the male’s stereotypical perspective on female sexuality, shuffles into two main categories: the virgin and the whore, and there’s no winning in either label." 

• Part Five: Gender and Sex (2 of 2)
- Brittany and Santana: "In this vein, both Santana and Brittany are on the flip side of Rachel and Emma’s issues with virginity.  Where Emma and Rachel are good girls who are waiting to give it away, Santana and Brittany have are the ones who aggressively take it away - and it’s presented, onscreen, as such.  Few good things happen to them in the narrative because of this - most other characters generally treat Brittany and Santana’s sexual promiscuity in negative."

- "The underlying message in how Glee handles its female characters and sex is that there’s no right place to be.  If you’re abstinent, like Rachel or Quinn, you’ll be called frigid by the coolest teacher in school, and your boyfriends will be put upon with sexual frustration.  If you’re frequently sexually active, like Santana or Brittany, you’re a bitch who steals virginities without blinking an eye.  If you’re Tina, who has a healthy, unabashed, and unreprimanded relationship with sex, well… no one will pay attention to you."

• Part Six: Female Relationships
- Have some Faberry: "Rachel wiped Quinn’s tears away at prom, and the next episode, called her a “vindictive harpy” as Quinn aimed to sabotage Rachel’s happiness… again.  Why is this necessary?  It suggests that Rachel and Quinn can’t rise above pettiness associated with sharing a love interest, which completely flattens their characterization and washes away their development.  Their point of view in the narrative is therefore trivialized for the perspective of the male they share in common - Finn Hudson.  This is awful." Yeeesssss! A thousand times yes! 

- "But the hostility towards Rachel is also manifested in storyline.  “Comeback,” for example, puts forth a Brittany-Rachel dynamic which could have been well-executed; however, it painted a scenario where the other Glee girls joined together in accidental opposition to Rachel, and resulted in Brittany telling Rachel she was annoying.  Rachel’s emotional resolution was delivered to her via Finn, simply through dialogue - poor writing."

• Conclusion: The Wrap-Up
"Through the decisions the writers make for these characters, a discernible imbalance can be identified, wherein the female characters are often wielded as objects to the male subjects. They are also frequently deprived of the writer-given ability to make a choice in the narrative, hindering their representation as developed characters." [italics mine] Yeah, so, anyone else agree with this? *raises hand*

hyena_gal: (quinn)
Glee. 3.02: I Am Unicorn )

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Fringe. 4.02: One Night in October )

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Meme:

1. Reply to this post with "Vagenda", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

[livejournal.com profile] shan_3414 was so kind as to pick these five icons o'mine: 

01.

Daenerys Targaryen [Game of Thrones]. Why is this my default icon? Uhm - I guess what it basically comes down to is: 1) It's Daenerys Targaryen who's a damn BAMF. 2) Emilia Clarke is incredibly attractive and 3) her very pretty face is covered in very pretty blood, which happens to be a bulletproof kink of mine. Also, I like the way the light frames her face in the icon, contrasting with the red of the blood.  

02. 
 
Olivia Dunham [Fringe]. This is my happy icon, because it's Olivia smiling, and she doesn't do that often enough in "Fringe", which really is a shame. My favourite Olivia is the one with the dopey smiles.  

03.

Santana Lopez [Glee]. I like the negative space in this one as well as the colouring of it. I think it's gorgeous. This is also one of those icons that doesn't show Santana's bitchy side, but her more vulnerable side, one of the main reasons why I picked it.  

04. 
 
Cara Mason [Legend of The Seeker]. I miss Legend of the Seeker - I miss everything it was, everything it could have been and most importantly - I just miss Cara and Kahlan. I miss Cara being hilariously snarky and her loyality to Richard and what he wished to accomplish with his quest. I miss her dealing with her ~feelings~. Bottom line: I miss Legend of the Seeker, and this icon reminds me of the things I loved about the show.

05.
 
Quinn Fabray [Glee]. Punk!Quinn is my favourite Quinn. Why? Well, why not? ;) I'm not going to lie - for those two episodes we got the pink hair and the nosering I loved it. I mean, it would have made more sense if the writers had shown the progress of her Fabreakdown, and how it resulted in her dressing the way she did instead of: "Bam! Here you go, punk!Quinn," but you know what? This is Glee and, uh, yeah. This is Glee. Let's leave it at that. ;)  
hyena_gal: (santana)
A new season of Glee has started. I'm still hanging around. 

.... erh, yes. Let's get this ball rollin', shall we? 

Glee. 3x01: The Purple Piano Project )

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So, I was reading a Japanese horror manga late last night while just randomly clicking around Youtube as you do to listen to some playlist while reading it...

And this song started playing just when things we're getting interesting.

I think I deserve a goddamn award for setting the right mood. Good unintentional job, self. *pats own shoulder* 
hyena_gal: (faberry)

The Summer Quinn Fabray Learned About Rock 'n' Roll 
Glee, Quinn(/Rachel) & Brittana, PG-13, ~ 3,138 words
Erh, yeah. What the title says...

I just wanted to wring this out of my head before the glory of the pink-haired goodness which we will probably only be blessed with for one whole episode makes its appearance.  

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The Summer Quinn Fabray Learned About Rock 'n' Roll )

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