[ arrested ] if the wind had changed

2012 reading list

TitleAuthorGenrePagesDate fin.
The Hunger Games*Suzanne CollinsYoung adult454Feb
Catching Fire*Suzanne CollinsYoung adult472Feb
Mockingjay*Suzanne CollinsYoung adult455Feb
A Storm of SwordsGeorge R. R. MartinFantasy1177Mar
NationTerry PratchettYA(?)/fantasy368Mar
The Hungry GhostsAnne BerryFiction389Mar
The Fault in Our StarsJohn GreenYA318Mar
Hark! A VagrantKate BeatonHistorical/parody/webcomic166Mar
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* = re-read
[ tgs ] world without vowels

Because critical analysis is more fun without having to reference

The female characters of Doctor Who and Sherlock

Tiny preface! This was... going to be a small vent. But at essay-length I can safely say it got out of hand. If you make it through, I'd love to hear what you guys think, and I'd love to have a discussion about this!

Spoilers for Doctor Who (gonna be safe and say all the new series), and Sherlock (season 2).

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The new series of Sherlock really bothered me at times with its portrayal of female characters, and the more I thought about it, the more uncomfortable I became with this show, and Doctor Who's treatment of its women.

I don't know how much I'm adding to the debate, the extent of which I am in either fandoms is following some Who/Sherlock-heavy blogs on Tumblr, and I feel like the issue has been explored really well, by people more articulate and more knowledgeable than I am – I'm basically just thinking out loud at this point.

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[ rome ] atia will cut you

Adding my voice to the chorus of complaints.

Oh my god, LJ.

I've stuck with you for so long, through all the changes. I won't leave, because pretty much all of my friends and communities are here, but I cannot with this new shit. Seriously reconsidering throwing money at them this year. Maybe it's time to dust off the DW.

That is at [personal profile] heywilma, by the by. And there is... nothing there, but hopefully at some point I will have time to set things up and explore the site some more.