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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 11:58 am
At least a dozen times in the past few weeks I came across the tired argument that "female characters are all so crappily written and the male ones are always so much better developed and interesting and that's why they get all the attention." I really wish these people could just own up to preferring guy characters, instead of defending their preferences by dissing the women in the same breath.

In light of this, I updated my collage No Interesting Female Characters My Ass with Sophie Devereaux, Parker, and Black Widow. Been meaning to do that for ages. Fuck you, fandom, these chicks are awesome.

(This is not a discussion post so if anyone feels compelled to drop in and make a case why any of them don't meet some criteria for awesome: keep it out of my journal. I had that discussion, at length; I won't any more.)
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 12:04 pm
So, inspired by the Flowchart of Fail I decided to expand on my previous "Fuck You She's Awesome" post. This is off the top of my head so I bet I forgot a number of characters I really want to include [eta: have since edited in a bunch more]... anyway, these chicks kick ass in various ways and I love them.



That is all.

Melaka Fray (Fray), Alanna of Trebond (Song of the Lioness), Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)

Sarah Walker (Chuck), Olivier Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Claudia (The Americans), Sophie Devereaux (Leverage), Winry Rockbell (FMA), Tess Kaufman (Reasonable Doubts)

Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada), Parker (Leverage), Jennifer Keller (SGA), Samantha Carter (SG-1/SGA), Teyla Emmagan (SGA), Vala Mal Doran (SG-1), Nyota Uhura (ST), Kathryn Janeway (Voyager), Abby Sciuto (NCIS)

Mrs Pollifax, Ziva David (NCIS), Kate Lockley (AtS), Gwen Cooper (TW), Winifred Burkle (AtS), Buffy Summers (BtVS), Jadzia Dax (DS9), Atia of the Julii (Rome)

Illyria (AtS), Kira Nerys (DS9), Red Zora, Liz Forbes (TVD), Joy Merriweather (Drop The Dead Donkey), Helen Cooper (DtDD), 7 of 9 (Voyager), Amanda (Highlander)

Xena (Xena, Warrior Princess), Nina Van Horn (Just Shoot Me), Lilith Sternin (Frasier/Cheers), Amanda King (Scarecrow and Mrs King), Kaylee (Firefly), Cordelia Chase (BtVS/AtS), Faith (BtVS), Riza Hawkeye (FMA)

Margaret Houlihan (M*A*S*H), Phoebe Buffay (Friends), Rachel Green (Friends), Monica Geller (Friends), Daphne Moon (Frasier), Sam Waters (Profiler), Maya Gallo (Just Shoot Me), Ros Henderson (Bugs)

Modesty Blaise, Mara Jade (Star Wars OC), Pippi Longstocking, Temperance Brennan (Bones), Roz Doyle (Frasier), Frankie Heck (The Middle), Andy Sachs (The Devil Wears Prada), Dr. Eleanor „Ellie“ Arroway (Contact), Dana Scully (The X-Files)

Zoe Washburn (Firefly), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), River Tam (Firefly), Natasha Romanoff (Avengers), Madam Christmas (FMA)

Anya Jenkins (BtVS), Julie Winters (The Maxx)



p.s. The rules of the original meme apply: I genuinely like these characters; some of them I adore. You’re free to not adore them or have issues with the way they’re written but I don’t really need to hear about those.
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 12:48 am
Been meaning to do this for ages... Started by [livejournal.com profile] dsudis: So I was adding some new interests to my LJ profile and found myself feeling defensive every time I typed a female name, thinking, basically, FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME, because I felt as if someone somewhere was going to be criticizing my love for them.

So, anyway, then I made a list of women who make me want to say FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME. They are far from the only women who are awesome, or the only women people need to be told to step off of, but they are the top ten I feel that way about, right now, off the top of my head.

If you want to argue with me about the awesomeness of any of these women, I am afraid I will simply be referring you to the subject line. THAT IS ALL.

Because here's the thing, I totally accept that not everyone's going to like every character I love, but I'm really tired of feeling like I'm going on the defensive every time I admit to loving a female character.


FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME:

(Jennifer Keller (SGA), Samantha Carter (SG-1/SGA), Teyla Emmagan (SGA), Vala Mal Doran (SG-1), Nyota Uhura (ST)
Ziva David (NCIS), Kate Lockley (AtS), Gwen Cooper (TW), Winifred Burkle (AtS), Buffy Summers (BtVS))