[ 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

* = 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).


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.