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I Want to See Me: LGBT Characters in Video Games

"Making gamers deal with things like that would do a lot for acceptance and helping an otherwise privileged demographic the ability to see what their fellow gamers have to live through. Because as much as I loved it, the world isn’t like The Sim’s or Cyrodil, the world is full of intersecting issues and identities, and if our answer to them is to ignore them in a game world, then that just sends the message that it is ok to ignore them in the real world."

▪ There's this guy over on Youtube called Smooth McGroove who does acapella versions of songs from Nintendo games and it's kind of awesome!

Two of my favourites: 
- F-Zero: Mute City Acapella
- Super Mario World: Overworld Theme Acapella

▪ So Nine Inch Nails - Everything was releashed and goddamn it cracked me up when I listened to it while watching this vid. The 1:39- 2:02 part in particular killed me. I mean, the song is catchy, but, come on, Reznor!

Wenthworth Miller is gay and for some reason that makes me in a really good mood. :) 

▪ Y'all are caught up on Edge of Normal, right? 

▪ Oh, and Orange is The New Black? Because, yes, good, very good. ;) So is it only me or... opinions under cut )
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Meme: 

Send me a number and I’ll list my top 2-5 characters

  1. canon queer characters
  2. non-canon queer characters 
  3. formative queer characters
  4. canon slash/femslash ships
  5. non-canon slash/femslash ships
  6. queer characters from sci-fi
  7. queer characters from fantasy
  8. queer characters from period/historical shows
  9. queer characters i want to rescue from their terrible narratives
  10. I’d want to kiss
  11. I’d want to be best friends with 
  12. I'd want go on holiday with
  13. I’d want to have dinner with
  14. Who should have had better endings
  15. Who I will love until the end of time

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Your face is ridiculously attractive, McGrath. Like... goddamn you so much. This entire episode of Dates made me view her character as the lesbian version of Brian Kinney or something.

▪ Am plowing my way through a ton of fanfic - most of it consisting of Regina/Emma as it is, so if you want to rec a fic in particular, by all means, go ahead! Trying to see if I can read a ridiculously large number of fic before the summer is over.

▪  Rewatched Once Upon a Time season 1 and season 2 -- and was reminded how much I absolutely adore Regina and how adorable puppy!sheriff!Emma is in the first season. Y'all remember how awesome she was before the Charmings sneezed on her and she caught the Charmings Superiority Complex, yeah? Oh, and Katheryn was made of awesome! I'd be a-okay with sacking Hook and Neal in favour of her returning.

Regina and Emma have a rap battle - I really like what this fandom puts out there, y'know! 

▪ Watched Elementary. Two thumbs up, will definitely tune in for a second season! Here's hoping for more Clyde. :D

▪ Everybody is watching Orphan Black, right? Right? Because it's brilliant! Orphan Black 1.01 - 1.10 )
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Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don't -- this is some creepy shit, dude.

Why I Don't Want to Be a Queer Book Detective (Although I Still Want to Be Harriet the Spy): "I don’t want the priority reading audience for our books to be non-queers.  I don’t want them to be palatable to straight and cisgendered people. I don’t want publishers to have their cake and eat it too: slyly de-queer the book to appeal to cis/straight audiences and assume LGBTQ folks will figure it out and buy the book too."

Hear hear.

The Government Can't Stop Our Heterosexual Love: YA Dystopia From A Gay Perspective -- hear hear yet again!

Maureen Johnson Calls For An End to Gendered Book Covers with An Amazing Challenge

The World's Grumpiest Traveler - just look at all that joy!

Evolution of Cover Art for 12 Queer Books - hee, I always love looking at stuff like this -- what changes and what stays the same.

Meme: 

Send me a fetish and I'll rate it:

no | rather not | I dunno | I guess | sure | yes | FUCK yes | oh god you don’t even know

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▪ Meme: The first five people to comment on this post will receive from me, sometime this year, a gift – perhaps a picture I drew for you – a surprise! There will be no warning and it will happen whenever the mood strikes me. The catch? Those five people should make the same offer...

▪ Read Fudoki by Kij Johnson (5 stars out of 5 stars)

Once Upon a Time: watched "The Miller's Daughter" and just... goddamn it. Regina, you are too good for this show. I think we should change the title from Once Upon a Time to Hey Everyone, Let's Piss on Regina Mills: The Show.

▪ And more OUaT. Tweet: "6. Nobody on your show is queer=heterosexism". Adam Horowitz: "No 6. How do you know that?" (Adam Horowitz in response to this tweet.) And you know what, all I have to say to this is -- well, show it, don't tell! Show us a queer fairy tale character then! It's not really that much too ask for, is it?



[ X ]

Goddamn you, Tabrett. Goddamn you, Bridget. Just goddamn you~ ([personal profile] hibernate , how come you haven't talked about this? ;) )



So I don't know if it's me being a bit dense here but.... I can't really figure out what the aim of this vid is, so if you people could help me out, I'd appreciate it. Are we supposed to find it "funny" because A) it's making fun of stereotypical straight couples *actually* acting like this and hence is commenting on how ridiculous that is or B) it's "funny" because, haha, girls would *never* send their boyfriends flowers, or haha, girls would *never* get down on one knee and propose to their boyfriends, etc. I'm... not sure. Either way, I don't really find it an amusing vid, but, hey, that's just my opinion. :P

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▪ 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
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Bomb Girls: 2.06. Where There's Fire

I just... this was a brilliant episode! Show, return soon!


Everything is Betty McRae (and Hella Fine Soldier Girl Teresa and Kate/Betty and Gladys' beautiful sad self and Bomb Girls) and nothing hurts (well, only a little bit). Spam spam spam: 

Where someone else describes all my feels concerning the Teresa/Betty bedroom scene

"I'm here for the filing and the sex - and I'm not really into files." 

Perf song and perf gif (the fireworks at the end, ohmygaaawd)

Goddamn Gladys and her goddamn puppy face~

Adventure Time fits with everything! Everything! - (lol, also, this is a gpoy)

Haters gonna keep hatin', Gladys bebe gurl, don't you mind them~

▪ I might have cried a little from laughing so much after I watched this vid. Fucking perfection. Context: Ali Liebert once mentioned in an article that in order for her to get into character, in this case Betty McRae, she'd get inspired by songs. This was one of them.


Fic: 

Above the passion quivering by Ibmisscharlie

Let's call a heart a heart by huddleofneurons

And Then Gladys Decided to Break In Her New Wheels
by Driving Cross Country to Find Kate by shopfront
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▪ 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 )
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Dan Savage continues to be a problematic LGBT role model

On Azealia Banks and White Gay Cis Male Privilege - give this article a read. It talks about some important ignored aspects concerning the whole debacle.

▪ Warning: gore and chibis. Someone drew fanart of the fourth bad ending in Chapter 2 of Corpse Party: Blood Covered. I don't even particularly care for Yoshiki/Ayumi, but I still find this amusing. Look at his wittle face~

"Let's do the Sachiko Ever After Charm they said! We'll be friends forever they said!" This is actually a spot-on representation of what Corpse Party is about. :P Up shit creek with a very, very small paddle.

▪ This Corpse Party fanvid: [graphic images: if the title of the game didn't already give that away...]

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▪ So, am I the only one who's been watching Jormungand? Because if that's the case - why? I really don't want to jinx it, but thus far this anime has been like a beautiful shiny diamond! A show with quite a number of females, all in positions of power who pass the three rule Bechdel test? A show that respects them? A show where women are just as dangerous as men are? This anime is like a unicorn! I definitely recommend it. Oh, also, there's a lesbian bodyguard who is awesome, so yay~





▪ I've been kind of really addicted to the Corpse Party games recently! Anyone play them? Because you should. They're really entertaining. And I guess I'm a bad person for finding this as funny as I do - [kinda big spoiler] - but, hey, it's the truth. And my favourite character, too, of course. :P Looking forward to the anime which is in the works and the Book Of Shadows game! Excited~

Raymond Bell, Pastor of the Cowboy Valley Church of Virginia, Claims Stroking Horses Can 'Cure' Homosexuality - feel free to make up your own jokes about 'riding studs' and so forth.

▪ Seeing as Merlin is over, I thought I'd link to my Morgana fanmix which I made last year. It might be of interest to at least one person. *cough [livejournal.com profile] majorrogue cough*. ;)

▪ Finished reading The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block (4.5 out of 5 stars) and The Two Princesses of Bamarre (4 out of 5 stars) by Gail Carson Levine.

Bomb Girls. The first episode of season 2 and just whtowufoauifoghaoi~ Look at these precious bebes, just look:

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Kate/Betty 5evar and Gladys as their platonic (sex is optional) life partner. OT3 right there!
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• 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
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• Read Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and Are You My Mother? and reread Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. People, go buy them if you don't own them already! 

• So, anyone wanna discuss the promo photos of Emma and Regina? And that ensemble pic? :P

• Also, this very short Swan Queen fanvid, because, yes! Good, Very good. The kind that puts ideas in your head...

Cooper: Photographer Cat

Hong Kong billionaire offers ₤40 million marriage bounty for gay daughter - uhmm.......

Lesbian kiss wakes Sleeping Beauty

• More warrior women! Stirling Castle's Amazon warrior revealed
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• While I thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer Lawrence's acting and portrayal of Katniss in The Hunger Games movie (book!Katniss and movie!Katniss are two different creatures, though), I did find it very problematic that the person playing this character is, y'know, white, considering the fact that Katniss is described as being ''olive-skinned'' with ''black hair''. There's a Tumblr blog which focuses on the white-washing of the movie and character of Katniss Everdeen. Go check out katnissisoliveskinneddealwithit.

Surprise Masturbation Scene in Mockingjay - gotta admit, the innuendo flew over my head while reading that chapter. Pretty sure I would have enjoyed the third book a lot more if it had mainly consisted of Katniss doin' some marathon self-pleasuring. Hey, just keeping it real. :P

Video Games vs. Real Life - I love these! *likes the person who made these*

• And let's keep it in video game land - Identity Should Always Be Part of the Gameplay.

Fairy Tale Posters - I really like the Beauty and the Beast one. And damn, Pinocchio, you are creepy motherfucker. :P

• Come play!

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU
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+ 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:

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I'm not dead, I swear! \o/

So, uh... hello, flist? Hows you doin'? Can't say I've been around much the last few weeks, so if there's anything you think I should know about, anything you feel like sharing, by all means, don't hold yourself back - take aim and throw it at me~

My plan now? 



Well... and:



So, yeah. That's what I wanna do! What about you, flist? Any plans for the summer? :)

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Links: 

- What Men Say About Women When They Think You've Never Been One 

- Conversion Therapy California Ban: Bill To Ban Gay Reparative Therapy Passes Senate 

- NJ Doctor Would Reportedly Rather Let Patient Die Than Treat Him For 'Gay Disease'

- SFF as Metaphor: Aliens, Vampires, Foreigners and Immigrants 

- Defining the Female Gaze
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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: (batwoman)
• Link: Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany

• Link: FeministFantasy - the big list of feminist-friendly fantasy fiction

• Link: Erh... so this Tumblr blog sort of hits the nail on the head: Femslasher Problems - go check it out and if you find yourself nodding in agreement with any of the problems there, then... congratulations, we're in the same boat! ;P 

• Link: CPR - How Not To Do It. This made me laugh.

• Link: Artist Photoshops Masterpieces to Show Changing Perceptions of Female Beauty. I actually think this is a rather interesting project...

• Link: If this doesn't make you smile or laugh, I don't know what will. ;P

• Link: Thomas Kuebler's Eerily Realistic Monster Sculptures
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So, anyone interested in seeing Marie Antoinette lezzin' it up with a maid? *raises hand* I am...

From IMDB: "A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution."



Well, they've caught my attention... ;)

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