shah_of_blah: (kara sunshine)
Continuing with the "30 Days of Awesome Women" list that I began yesterday, here are 11-20.  You can read the first part here.

Fandoms include: Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Alien, His Dark Materials, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Poisonwood Bible, Howl's Moving Castle, Discworld, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dexter, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Farscape, Lost, Angel, and Bionic Woman.

26 awesome women )

Alright folks, I'll see you tomorrow with the third and final part!
shah_of_blah: (martha)
So here's the thing.  I'm not really into criticizing women (with a few exceptions).  There's far too much of that in the world, and I don't like to add to it.  Last week, I was reading this thing about some female characters in sci-fi, and it reminded me of the flowchart thingy that got linked all over the place a couple months ago.  Long story short, while I certainly see the value in speaking critically about the way women are written (and hell, I do it all the time) I feel it's detrimental to dismiss those women.  So I got the idea to do this post.  And I was going to post it on More Joy Day, which is today (Thursday) but I forgot and have only just remembered.  It will most likely not be Thursday anymore by the time I finish all the coding, so just know that I did start the post with a few minutes left in the day!  

Anyway, I have been waiting for the opportune moment to post the "30 Days of Awesome Women" meme.  All in one day.  Or maybe three.  That moment may have been a couple of hours ago, but points for effort. 

Behind the cut, you will find the first ten categories and LOTS of pictures.  Fandoms include: Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who, Dexter, Firefly, Community, Angel, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Chuck, Wonderfalls, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Farscape, ...and I think that's all of them.  There will be more fandoms in the later parts.

Also I cheated and listed multiple characters for just about every category, so there are far more than ten women behind the cut.

22 awesome women )

Okay, that's all for now.  I'll be back with 11-20 tomorrow.  Probably.  And by "tomorrow" I really mean "later today" because it's not Thursday anymore.

In the meantime, feel free to chime in with other awesome women!
shah_of_blah: (never fade away)
So, I’ve had His Dark Materials on my mind lately, especially the end. And I don’t want to go into specifics for anyone who might not want spoilers, but it got me thinking. I read The Amber Spyglass when I was a wee thing, and it was the very first work of fiction (be it a book, show, or movie) that made me cry. I remember reading with my mom throughout my childhood, and she’d be sobbing over Anne of Green Gables (I mean, yeah, that one part is really sad) or Black Gold or whatnot and I’d be a rock. Never shed a single tear. But Will and Lyra changed that. Ever since that book, I cry at a lot of books/shows/movies.  But not always the ones you’d expect. Um. So, this post is about things that have made me cry! And by “things” I mostly mean TV shows, but feel free to bring in other works. I want to know what makes you cry! That sounds weird, but it’s true. And gosh, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks about these things.

This is not a comprehensive list. Gods, but there are way too many for me to remember!

a mixed bag )

So readers, what makes you cry? Enquiring minds want to know. Well, I do anyway.  Maybe that’s just my morbid curiosity talking. But what tugs on your heartstrings like no other?  I hope I'm not the only one who enjoys talking about these things!



*The absolute worst movies I've ever seen, if anyone wants to know, would be the following (in no particular order): Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Nine, and Vantage Point.
shah_of_blah: (paul/mellie)
In honor of Andy Hallet's passing, I recently decided to rewatch the second season of Angel (because I only have the first two on DVD, and Lorne's not in the first one).  For all my Whedon love, I never really got into Angel.  I watched it, but the first two seasons were my favorites, and there are still many episodes in season 2 that I have only ever seen once.  So I guess it's about time for a rewatch, many years later, and it's just sad that Andy Hallet is gone (and he was so damn young--I can't believe he was only 23 when Angel started) and now I look at Lorne (one of my favorite characters) and I just want to hug him.

Anyway, I have rewatched the first two episodes of this season (Judgment and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been) and I realized that I had forgotten how good this show was.  But I had not forgotten that I never liked Lindsey and wished he hadn't hung around so long.  This show is still not one of my favorites (I resent what the writers did to my three favorite characters: Lorne, Gunn, and Fred) and I don't think very highly of seasons 3-5, but I am starting to see how people could prefer it to Buffy.  In a strange way, I think that if I had been older when the two shows were airing, I might have preferred Angel since it is the more "grown-up" show (or maybe not).

I'm also running Dollhouse on Hulu in another window with the sound turned off because I'm told that me and my brand new hulu account will be counted.

I am also now caught up on Chuck, Lost, and Dollhouse!  I greatly enjoyed all of them.  I love Casey.  And Hurley.  Miles is pretty cool too.

Dollhouse 1.10 spoilers )

shah_of_blah: (peachy keen)
Anyone here familiar with Cassandra Clare's "Very Secret Diaries of the LoTR Characters?" Well, [profile] visualthinker11  and myself have borrowed her format and created our own Very Secret Diaries of the BtVS characters.

We are now bringing our project to lj: [profile] hellmouth_vsds 

If you are a Buffy fan, and you like the irreverent, the random, the bizarre, or the just plain silly, please do check out the VSDs.  First chapter: Days of our Unlives.

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