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This week on Maidens:

- Karnit has a really bad attitude for investigating the putative stalking, harassment and murder of a 15yr old girl
+ Ruthie is pretty wonderful with her brother's family and his daughter in particular
+ Translator lady is back! Her name is La'tai and she's awesome.
+ Shelly and Elinor hug, share a beer, and talk
~ Shelly confronts Hefetz; we meet his wife and son, and they have their secrets, too
~ The mystery around Noam intensifies...

(This episode is so, so much with the relationships between women. Sometimes friendly and sometimes antagonistic, sometimes caring and sometimes horrible, but always their own persons with their own agendas and priorities and histories. Also love the age range: we've got a little girl, 3 30-somethings, 2 ~40yr and 2 ~60yr olds.)

Content advisory. See above on Karnit's behavior. Caution advised for anyone with history regarding male-on-female sexual abuse (specifically of teenagers) and domestic abuse: the entire Hefetz family (his first name is apparently Menachem) are being Creepy and Disturbing. Caution also advised for a potentially upsetting depiction of a mentally disabled person. Spoilers under cut. ) And lastly, between Shelly's street-rat vocab and resident racist Vlad, both the c-word and the n-words appear.

Israeli note. Something that really stood out to me and I'm not sure how noticeable it'll be to persons not familiar with the way ethnicities work in Israel, is that the confrontation between Karnit and Shelly (specifically early in this episode) is a lot about them being Mizrachi women in a society where the privileged group are Ashkenazi men. There's specific language in Israeli vernacular to insult Mizrachi women as such, denigrating them as trashy, dramatic bimbos. If you think that's a pervasive perception used to belittle and dismiss the voices of Mizrachi women, you're correct. It's significantly less bad now, but it was probably absolutely horrible to Karnit as a younger woman. Karnit is coming across as someone who'd had to adapt in painful ways in order to earn her place (and who's showing the damages for that); Shelly insists on being accepted the way she is. (There's interesting meta with the Complicatedness of Elinor and Maya as depicted in this episode, but I digress.)

Streaming: here
How to download in Firefox here; a similar solution should exist for Chrome.

B'tulot e02

Dec. 9th, 2014 07:18 pm
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This week on Maidens:

+ Shelly tracks Hefetz, with Roie’s help
+ Karnit is HBIC, including of her boss
+ Elinor pings my bi-dar
~ Everybody in Eilat is a gossip
+ Uzi’s sister Ruthie got on the first plane from Sweden
~ And something may be up with Shelly and Haim’s daughter, Noam...

Content advisory: not any, unless two idiots walking into a minefield count.

Israeli notes. This episode told us quite a bit about Roie, but this was all in code and likely inaccessible to non-Israelis. See under the cut. Otherwise, Karnit suggests she’s originally from Tiberias (which will likely not play in the story) and no, really, Eilat really is this tiny and gossipy, if not worse.

Streaming: here
How to download in Firefox here; a similar solution should exist for Chrome.

So about Roie. )
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Today I'm here to promote a show. Anybody want a show about a female police officer, with a good marriage, a child and solid friendships with other women, working to solve the (supernatural) mystery of her sister's disappearance, and older men be damned? For bonus points, the cast is overwhelmingly non-White.

If so, then I got a show for you.

When a woman’s body is found in the mountains above sleepy resort town Eilat, it turns out to be the body of Maya Rajouan, sister of local Foreigners Dept. officer, Shelly Rajouan (Maggie Azarzer). Maya has been missing-presumed-dead for 17 years, but she’s only just died, no signs of violence or maltreatment on her body. Investigating Maya Rajouan’s death are Shelly’s commander Neri (Moris Cohen) and his right hand, Major Crimes detective Karnit (Rotem Abouhab) - who is also involved in another case of Shelly’s: the mysterious drowning of three asylum seekers and even more mysterious survival of a fourth.

But neither case may be what it seems to. Shelly smells a mystery. Assisting Shelly are rookie officer Roy (Roy Nick), a recent transfer from Tel Aviv; her husband Haim (Tzahi Halevi); and the childhood best friend of Maya and her, Elinor (Efrat Dor). Shelly is determined to find out the truth, and she isn’t going to let anyone stop her: whether her fellow cops, her father Uzi (Sasson Gabai) or his best friend Hefetz (Alon Aboutboul).

+ All the women (primarily ages 30-40)
+ Relationships between women
+ Good marriages
+ Predominantly non-White cast
+ Low likelihood of gore and express violence
+ Takes on issue of race and immigration; first episode is grounds for cautious optimism

So far only one episode came out, but it looks real good and both the production house and the creators have good reputaitons. The cast's kickass - lots of big-name actors, and the creators very cheerfully say they let their lead have the final say on people cast as her character's family and friends.

As you may have figured out by now, the show's not in English - but that's what fansubs are for. You can find the first episode here (link), streaming. (Stream can be downloaded with the appropriate browser extensions.) Expected run is 9-10 episodes.
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[personal profile] hagar_972
Title: Who Fights with Monsters
Author: Hagar
Length: 19.7k words
Characters: Jordan McKee, Eleanor Carr, Dwight Hendrickson, Lizzie Hendrickson, Original Characters
Rating: M
Content Advisory: mentions of sexual violence, male-on-female; suicide, teen female; hate crime and social violence; physical violence and vigilantism, female-on-male; higher-res advisory available in notes of the linked fic, and you can always ask me for extra details.
Summary: In summer 2004, Jordan brought a Troubled girl home to Haven. In summer 2005, she buried her.

Link: Who Fights with Monsters

Notes. Or: everything you need to know about Haven in a paragraph in a half, where the show seriously fucked up with Jordan McKee and with women in paramilitary organizations, and how this fic goes about that. )
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"I am Romanadvoratrelundar, President of the Supreme High Council of Gallifrey and all her Dominions, Holder of the Wisdom of Rassilon, Preserver of the Matrix, Guardian of the Legacy of Omega. But you may call me Romana." - from Gallifrey 1.3 - The Inquiry.

Who is Romana - and why she is so amazing

A Time Lady's sense of style is always excellent

Romana in the Gallifrey series

Spoiler section - for the whole Gallifrey series

Recs section

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An Image of Willow and Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  It has the words Ladiesbingo, for Any Kind of Relationship between Women and the url ladiesbingo.dreamwidth.org superimposed over it

Link: Ladies' Bingo Round 2014-2015 (Round 2) Sign-ups

Event Description: [community profile] ladiesbingo is a bingo challenge for creative works about the relationships between women. It runs for seven months (from September until March).

The motivation behind the community is to encourage people to make creative works focused on female characters and their relationships.

Round 2 (2014-2015) is now open.

Important Dates:
Sign-ups Open: September 1st 2014
Posting: September 1st 2014 - March 31st 2015
Amnesty: April 1st 2015 - August 31st 2015
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[personal profile] sylvaine
[personal profile] gorgeousnerd is holding a Queer Werewolf Ladies Commentfic Fest at the moment! The fest, as the name implies, aims to increase the amount of queer female-identified werewolves in fandom, whether those werewolves are canonical or AU! All types of fanworks are encouraged, including but not limited to fic, art, crafts, vids, podfic, reclists, or anything else you can think of. All fandoms - both RPF and FPF - as well as original works are welcome. Come play with us! Leave a prompt, create something, read/look at/listen to/watch/etc. the fills, and spread the word!
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[personal profile] theladyscribe
She'll Flim-Flam Every Nation (300 words) by theladyscribe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Carmen Sandiego/Steve Rogers
Characters: Carmen Sandiego, Steve Rogers

"I collect national treasures, and you are the grandest prize I've had the pleasure of capturing."

Inspired by Amy's post on tumblr, "Okay but what if Carmen Sandiego, on her quest to steal national monuments, kidnapped Captain America." I just took it to its logical conclusion: but what if in her quest to steal national monuments, she seduced Captain America.

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[personal profile] dueltastic
Title: Love in a Cold Climate
Pairing: Multiple het Kanna pairings.
Characters: Kanna, Pakku, Iroh, Jeong Jeong, Piandao, Bumi, Sokka, Katara, Bato, Hakoda, some OCs, some animals.
Length: ~16,000 words
Rating: light R
Credits: Beta kindly done by [personal profile] attackfish; the remaining mistakes are mine. A snippet of poetry about plums is loosely adapted from Wang Wei (701-761). The title is stolen from Nancy Mitford, but since she stole it from Orwell, I like think of it more as redistributing the wealth that was appropriated by the upper classes.
Author's Notes: I couldn't shake the feeling that Pakku had an awfully easy redemption. And that Kanna, who made an amazingly brave trip all the way to the other side of the world to avoid marrying him, got quickly turned into the rubber stamp of approval on his emotional growth, without a word about how incredible she and her story were. Man, women get erased awfully fast from stories after doing amazing, high-cost things, while the guys get their dream rewards handed to them in return for not being a total sexist asshat for two episodes. The show got that one kinda wrong. So here's a correction; this is more how that should have gone down.
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[personal profile] beatrice_otter
Fandom: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man
Characters/Pairings: Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, Tony Stark
Rating: Teen
Length: 765 words

Summary: Maria Hill's definition of "job interview" is different from other people's.

Why is it the BEST THING EVER: [personal profile] igrockspock writes AWESOME women, and she has Maria Hill down to a T. Yes, Maria Hill is more competent than anybody else, and really good at security. This is how she "interviews" at Stark Industries. The first paragraph says it all:

Maria Hill doesn’t interview for jobs. She proves her competence quickly and efficiently, and then people hire her because they’re terrified that she might work for someone else.

Fanwork Links: How to Win Friends and Influence People

(rec crossposted to [community profile] bestthingever )

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[personal profile] ruuger
To celebrate the fact that today is Equality Day in Finland, I posted in my journal a list of all the female-centric fic I've ever written.

Fandoms include The X-Files, Buffy, Angel, Babylon 5, The Mentalist, Inception, and Discworld
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[personal profile] dueltastic
The Shipping Forecast (7368 words) by dueltastic
Fandom: Foyle's War
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Christopher Foyle/Hilda Pierce
Characters: Hilda Pierce, Christopher Foyle, Sir Alec Meyerson, Major Eric Stafford
Additional Tags: Older Characters, Older Woman, Women Being Awesome, Women In Power, Women in the Military, Female Anti-Hero, Cold War, Espionage, Trope Bingo Round 3, Mind Games, Spies & Secret Agents, Radio, BBC, 1940s
Summary: One of them thinks it's a story about a defector. One of them thinks it's a story about trust. One of them knows the story, all except how it ends.  Set in Season 8, no specific spoilers after Season 3.

And some Hilda squee:

Hilda Pierce (Foyle's War)

I adore Hilda Pierce.  She's an incredibly unusual character on television: a non-glamorous middle-aged woman in a position of power, a female anti-hero who extracts multiple ethical compromises from the hero of the show, who is treated with respect by the show - she's never made to lose in order to make the hero look good, or made to look foolish because she's at odds with him, or softened to become more likable.  (In fact, she has just about none of the traits commonly used to code women as sympathetic.)  She remains intensely competent, complex, ruthless, and in a state of delicate truce with the hero of the show, based on a healthy and cautious mutual respect.  She starts at the Special Operations Executive during the war, the department of dirty tricks that specializes in "ungentlemanly warfare", and later moves into MI5 at the start of the Cold War.  She does necessary and very dirty jobs, which she's tremendously good at and doesn't apologize for.  She's treated with the same dignity as the hero of the show, despite representing the opposite moral view on whether good people should do bad things - and she's definitely one of the good guys, despite what she does.  They show the difference between her, and the people in her job who don't have her integrity.  Even so, she goes some quite dark places at times, especially in her later appearances; morality around her is not always simple, and not always comfortable.  But basically her role is to quietly and efficiently out-bad-ass everyone around her.

She's a bit of a love-her-or-hate-her character; she gets a lot of respect because the show treats her very well, but she can be a tough sell for some viewers.  She's also somewhere between an occasional recurring character and a series regular, which means she's not really one of the first characters people name on the show, and it's a tiny fandom that doesn't produce a lot of fic, which basically adds up to not a lot of Hilda fic at all, and not much visibility of Hilda fans.  That's a shame, because she's a tremendously unusual and well-done character, and several sorts of subtle and complex and fun.
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Title: Stormsdaughters
Creators: [archiveofourown.org profile] cantarina (podfic), [archiveofourown.org profile] Hagar (fic)
Length: ~2k words, ~13 minutes
Rating: G
Category: f/f
Fandom: Parasol - Tori Amos (Song)
Notes: Fic and podfic co-created as part of the Pod Together Lightning challenge ([community profile] pt_lightning). Both streaming and download available.

Summary: People would say that no-one knew where I’d come from but my mother always said that that was not true. And so that I don’t forget she named me Gale; because, she said, I came to her from the storm.

On AO3
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A multifandom ficlet/art exchange focusing on female or Jewish characters,
and also some evil viziers.
Sign ups end on the night of Feb 10th.
Rules, FAQs, and sign ups here!

[community profile] purimgifts is a multi-fandom exchange for stories about characters who are at least one of female, Jewish or persecuted by evil viziers. Traditionally, the fic yield tends to have a lot of exploration of women characters, women characters in power, and women's narratives. (The banner mentions art, but the focus is on the fic; basically you just need three graphical elements and there's an emphasis on it not needing to be fancy.) You can see previous years' works here on the AO3. All fandoms big and small are eligible; there is no nominations period.

Signups only run until the 10th, so please check it out!
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[personal profile] ashen_key
Because Tauriel from the Hobbit movies is fierce and fantastic, have a drabble!

TITLE: some kind we never forgive
AUTHOR: [personal profile] ashen_key
WORDS: 100
CHARACTERS: Tauriel (mention of Thranduil, Thorin, and Kili)
PAIRING: slightly implied Kili/Tauriel
A/N: Title comes from Neil Finn's "A Song of the Lonely Mountain" (Some folk we never forget / Some kind we never forgive / Haven’t seen the end of it yet)
SUMMARY: Tauriel, no longer turning away.

some kind we never forgive @ AO3
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The 2013 Femslash Exchange collection is LIVE! Check all the stories about awesome women loving awesome women!
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[personal profile] mekare
Hi all!

This post is in honour of the wonderful Irene from BBC Sherlock. She inspired me to make art and post my first ever fic here one dw which is basically about Irene being awesome.

Title: You Call It Madness
Author: [personal profile] mekare
Rating: NC17
Pairing: no pairing (one could argue for one-sided Moriarty/Sherlock)
Summary: Moriarty is bored (when is he ever not?) and horny. So he calls Irene to talk about his favourite subject. Set during A Scandal in Belgravia.
Warnings: present tense, discussion of a decidedly non-con fantasy, virgin fetish, and well, come on. It's Moriarty!
Wordcount: 2166

Title: Art for kinkmeme fill
Artist: [personal profile] mekare
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: no pairing
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler
Summary: for the prompt: Ace!Sherlock and Lesbian! or Simply-not-attracted-to-Sherlock!Irene Adler bathe together and wash each other's hair.
Warnings: none, some nudity

Title: my first impression of Irene
Artist: [personal profile] mekare
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: no pairing
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler
Summary: Summarizes my feelings about her character after A Scandal in Belgravia
Warnings: none
dueltastic: Image: Christopher Foyle putting on his hat. (foyles war)
[personal profile] dueltastic
 Not Waving But Drowning (2811 words) by dueltastic
Fandom: Foyle's War
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: No Romantic Relationship(s), or Ambiguous or Implied Relationship(s), or Christopher Foyle/Hilda Pierce if you squint (which I recommend trying, it's fun)
Characters: Hilda Pierce, Christopher Foyle, Samantha Stewart
Additional Tags: Older Characters, Older Woman, Women Being Awesome, Women In Power, Women in the Military, World War II, Cold War, Implied/Referenced Torture, Canon-Typical Violence
Summary: Things we did in the past are never past.
Author's Note: There's a scene missing at the end of "The Cage". This is it. (Spoilers for "The French Drop", "The Eternity Ring", and "The Cage". Did I mention massive spoilers for "The Cage"?)
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[personal profile] dueltastic
Title: The Lights Go On Again All Over the World
Fandom: Foyle's War
Characters: Christopher Foyle/Hilda Pierce
Wordcount: 5200
Rating: hard R/NSFW
Summary: Victory in Europe, and other negotiated cessations of hostilities.
Author's Notes: Follows closely after "All Clear", many spoilers up to that point.

Because Hilda Pierce. Hilda Pierce is awesome.
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[personal profile] cleo
A few hours early for your prompting pleasure...

The Fifth Annual Femslash Kink Meme is OPEN!
Prompts open at 11:59PM EST Tuesday, September 10are now open!

Prompts will CLOSE at 11:59PM on Thursday, September 12.
Fills will open at 12:01AM Friday, September 13!

Got questions about posting or prompting or why there's an end date (but not really an end date)? We've added an FAQ to our profile.


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