fangirl_says: (SPN My Fandom is Short by Remy)
Not that she's completely wrong, but...

LOL MATURITY

Shame she's not 18; f_w would be perfect for her.
fangirl_says: (SPN Ruby Blood in my Ear)
THIS is why we can't have nice things.

Edit: Entry has been bahleeted. I'm having difficulty replying to comments at the moment (not sure if it's LJ being wonky or just my connection sucking), but to sum up: someone got excited about Misha mentioning he's read a fanfic and thought it'd be a terrific idea to put together a book of fanfic to give him. Nearly all the commenters responded with some variant of DO NOT WANT. Let's hope the OP gained a clue.
fangirl_says: (SPN Ruby Blood in my Ear)
Is it too much to hope that this isn't true? FFS, people.

Aaaaand there goes my good mood again.
fangirl_says: (SPN My Fandom is Short by Remy)
You know, I'm all for taking a wait-and-see attitude about the whole situation between Sam and Ruby. But what I don't get is the level of animosity against the OP in this post. (ETA: Post has been bahleeted.) Jumpin' Jehovah, people, do you really need to crucify the person for having an opinion? Are conjecture and speculation about things that may come to pass now verboten?

This whole thing has already gotten nastier than most of the Wincest/anti-Wincest wank. If the situation actually does come to fruition, this fandom is going to explode.
fangirl_says: (Bitch plz Rameses)
Cowardly anonymouse.

Grow a pair and sign your own name, that's all I'm saying.
fangirl_says: (SPN Winchesters do not approve)
I honestly do not understand the mindset that says people who've been on the receiving end of an unprovoked, anonymous attack should just not say anything. Should just let it go and move on. Or maybe just quietly work it out in email.

Fuck that noise.

People who smear other people anonymously do so because they think they can get away with it. Maybe they have gotten away with it in the past. And you know what? If there aren't any repercussions, they'll probably do the same thing in the future.

I think society in general tells women they shouldn't complain when they're wronged, shouldn't make a fuss, and I see that happening on LJ right now. God forbid we should speak up -- there might be OH NOES drama, and drama must be avoided at all costs, apparently, even when it's well-deserved drama. I think that's bullshit. If I have something negative to say about someone, I figure there are two choices -- either don't say it, or say it with my name attached, and stand by my own words. If I'm wanky about it, I fully expect to catch flack for it, and I fully expect people to point-and-laugh or call me on my batshittery.

So I think that's why it boggles me when there are so many people going "oh, why don't they just let it go and move on" instead of pointing out to their friend that her actions were wrong, or even asking why she would feel the need to do something like that. If the situation was reversed, these same people would probably be calling for blood. That's fucked up, man. Being someone's friend doesn't mean you can't ever think they're wrong, and can't ever hold them accountable for their words and their actions.

And it doesn't mean the other side should just shut up, either.
fangirl_says: (SPN Winchesters do not approve)
I felt like I shouldn't join in this particular discussion since I'm not going to be able to go to Eyecon this time, but oh my freaking GOD, I'm glad someone finally said something publicly about the skeeviness of having someone host fanfic panels who has made it clear that she thinks anyone who reads or writes Wincest is "the dark side of fandom", and who says slash itself should have stayed underground but she's not a homophobe, oh NO.
fangirl_says: (BSG Kara okay text)
I'm just waiting for this to explode into wank.

Amazingly enough, it has NOTHING to do with SPN fandom. Though I'm sure SPN fandom could find a way to wank about it, if they half-tried. *g*

Randomly, there's a new service called "You've Been Left Behind" that will allow some...uh, so-called Christians to taunt people they expect to be 'left behind' -- from beyond the grave.

Yes, for only $40/year, you can store messages and data (including, at their suggestion, online Bibles) that will be emailed to up to 60 people of your choosing when you are Raptured. (The rapture is judged to have happened when three of the service's five members fail to log in for three days.)

The best part is some of the suggested messages.

You are receiving this email because the "Rapture" has taken place and you've been left behind. The rapture is why there are so many people missing as you read this. I and they were Christians. The Bible said that this would happen. I hope that you will now think about the other things that the Bible says, and realize that it is absolute truth in a world that says everything is relative.


Because nothing says 'I care about you' better than "NEENER NEENER I WAS RIGHT, IN YOUR FACE SUCKER."

(After describing the terrors those left behind will face):
Now, adios! Having a wonderful time! Wish, truly, that you were here!!
fangirl_says: (SPN Metallicar night)
And, of course, the moment I say I have nothing to say, someone comes along and says exactly what I think, far better than I could.

I hate that he uses that language. I was cheering when Ruby clocked him and I'm sorry she got caught in the devil's trap because I really wanted her to beat on him some more.

But I don't have to love everything about the characters on my show. I don't have to think that what happens on the show should happen in real life. And I do love SPN in spite of how cringe-worthy it often is. I love Sam and Dean's love for each other and how impossible it is for them to say it aloud, I love how much Bobby loves them and how much they love Bobby and I miss the hell out of Ellen and Jo, I love the fucked up family dynamics, I love the contradictions and hypocrisies, I love how fiercely, murderously devoted to each other Sam and Dean are, I love the monster-of-the-week episodes, I love how they're dancing around the edges of theology, I love the impending doom, I love the chance of apocalypse, I love the stellar performances that all the actors turn in, I love the look of the show --

But none of that means that the show isn't itself deeply, deeply flawed, and offensively sexist and racist. It is. I believe that putting those words into Dean's mouth is just one of the ways that the writers are betraying an egregious failure to see the sexism they're perpetuating or -- worse -- a shamefully opportunistic willingness to use it.

After all, Dean isn't the one setting up the camera to film a woman wearing nothing but a slip dying face-down on a glass table from underneath the table. Dean isn't the one choosing to show women in jeopardy, to show them helpless, to show them dying gruesomely or being saved while wearing little or nothing. Dean isn't the one choosing to use every horror-movie trope that Buffy The Vampire Slayer so gleefully and successfully overturned.

And I do think that Dean is messed up about women. But I don't for a moment think he hates them, despite his language.









[redacted my own rant.]
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So, oddly enough, I don't feel compelled to jump into the misogyny discussion. I don't know why; usually I'm as wanky as they come (hey, admitting you have a problem is half the battle, or so they say), but this time...I don't know. I do see what people mean when they talk about misogyny, and I agree it's there. I'm more than willing to take part in a letter-writing campaign that remains professional, in the hope of seeing some positive change. I also get the PoV of people who say Dean's been like this since the Pilot. I think both are valid points.

I guess I'm just not sure why it's an issue if people don't agree on this. I mean, do we as a fandom ever agree fully on anything? We all care about the characters and the show; we're all invested in it, probably to a fault. So, you know...maybe we should agree to disagree on this. And maybe don't let it be taken as a personal afront against ourselves if other fans say there's misogyny and we don't see it? Or the other way around, for that matter.

/2 cents won't buy crap these days
fangirl_says: (SPN Gay Porn Hee by speakfree)
It's probably a bad thing that I want to take the quote Spoiler for 3X13 ) and shove it in the face of a particular anti-slash, anti-Wincest writer, isn't it?

Somehow, I can't seem to care. :D

OKAY!

Apr. 12th, 2008 10:25 am
fangirl_says: (BSG Kara okay text)
Is Battlestar Galactica fandom actually wankier than Supernatural fandom, or did I just happen to start paying attention at an unusually wanky time?

Seriously, I saw two wanky posts yesterday (both of which were bahleeted), and now there's wank over a poll for favorite ships. Because apparently dozens of journals have been created for the express purpose of voting for Lee/Kara? And people...are actually going through and checking when journals were created. And the creator of the poll is now refusing to continue the poll because THE FUN HAS BEEN SPOILED. A flounce cannot be far behind. I haven't been involved with a fandom with shipping wars since X-Files; I'd almost forgotten about all that kinda stuff.

Relatedly, I'm up to episode six of season 3, still loving the show and anxious to get caught up so I can watch season four eps with the rest of fandom hopefully without wank. I did sneak and watch about five minutes of last night's ep because I am WEAK and have NO WILLPOWER.

I'm also kind of disenchanted with SPN fandom at the moment for several reasons, none of which is worth going into at length. I keep reminding myself that during hiatus, fandom will find ways to entertain itself, even if that means biting off its own metaphorical nose to spite its metaphorical face. This, too, shall pass, but it's annoying as hell while it's going on.
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I know I've been crap about replying to comments lately, and I'm really sorry. I love you guys and read everything, but omg I have no brain for anything beyond "Jensen Pretty, Jared Hawt". *hugs long-suffering flist*

Apparently there is more wank in SPN fandom. Or more of the same wank? This time, I gather it has to do with people writing Jensen as overweight, or something. Which...you know, whatever trips your trigger, you know? Beyond that, I really, really don't want to know. Cause again, Jensen Pretty, Jared Hawt.

I have an ear infection wtf. Ow. And also? Ow. Does explain me being in bed by nine the past three nights, though. And, because County employees can use the employees' free health clinic, I saw a nurse practicioner (that looks like it's spelled wrong. Too pooped to care, though.) and was out with an antibiotics scrip within 20 minutes. County benefits ftw!

Every single person I have met or talked to who is employed by the county has been so freakin' nice. I'm sure there must be assholes out there, but so far they haven't found me.

Oh! Oh! You know how, when you start a new job, there's this uncertainty about what people think about various things, and political opinions and whatnot? Well, my supervisor guy noticed my Heath Shuler bumper sticker (Democratic Congressman from my district), and he kind of shook his head and said, "Yeah, I saw your Shuler bumper sticker." And I was all "...um?" because, you know, are they all Republicans here or something? And then he shook his head again, like it was such a shame, and said "Yeah, if we'd known that..." and I'm bracing for the worst, and he sort of leans in closer and says, very quietly "...we'd have had to give you a raise." \o/ So, it turns out that all but one person in the building is at least nominally Democratic. Not too shabby for a place with pictures of Dubya and Cheney on the wall (and the Cheney picture -- omg I'm not sure how this can be his official picture, because he's quite literally /smirking/ and all smarmy and I HATE HIS FREAKIN GUTS.)

Now, if I find out they're all Supernatural fans, I may marry them on the spot. All of them. And we'll have this one huge, polygamous, Bush-snarking, Supernatural-watching enclave OF LOVE.
fangirl_says: (SPN Surprise wincest)
First of all, I did survive the mother of all storms. Egads, that was something else.

Now. I have an interesting tidbit to share. Remember [livejournal.com profile] hossgal? She who said 'reading and/or writing fictional incest means you're mentally ill'? She who took offense at an icon made from an unaltered screencap because the person using it thought of it as Wincesty? Yeah, that [livejournal.com profile] hossgal.

Guess what [livejournal.com profile] hossgal wrote, a few years ago?

Eomer/Eowyn incest fic. NC-17 incest fic. NC-17 non-con (or at the very least, dub-con) incest fic.

I love the smell of hypocrisy in the evening.

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