elisi: (Girl with a sword by sandy_s)
Wasn't going to write anything, but came across this:

Submissions Open for “We Told You”, a Joss Whedon Zine

Bleating Heart Press is making a zine! 'We Told You' is a 50-page zine about the problematic work and activism of writer, director and producer, Joss Whedon.

When Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole wrote about the breakdown of their marriage, dozens of think pieces were published examining his most recent works and the too common trend of famous male feminists revealing themselves as manipulative and insincere. Long running fansite Whedonesque shuttered and hundreds of fans saw their affection for his work die. For many, Cole’s letter came as a shock. But not for all of us.

We Told You will look at the decades of intersectional feminist critique, and just plain disbelieving anger, that has existed alongside the narrative of Joss Whedon, perfect male feminist. Essays will include close examinations of particular works and recurring trends (waifish, emotionally vulnerable heroines; misogynistic nerds as author avatars; the racist underpinnings of Firefly), as well as his legacy as a producer and celebrity male feminist.


As an example of disturbing trends in his works, here's the always excellent My Medea, from 2009 (original post here):



Personally, then I'm disappointed, but not surprised. After all, this is the guy who took his own feminist icon and [in the comics] slipped her a magical roofie so she could become wanking material.

(Turning off comments as I don't care enough to discuss it. Follow the tags if you want more grousing. Or, even better, read yunitsa's thoughts on her vid. Or contribute something to the zine.)
elisi: (Just a girl by kathyh)
So, I'm rushed off my feet. But I figured fandom might need this. ♥

Read more... )

ETA: Or just go watch Bachelorette.

ETA2: Oh what the hell. For old times sake:

elisi: (Just a girl by kathyh)
So, I'm rushed off my feet. But I figured fandom might need this. ♥

Read more... )

ETA: Or just go watch Bachelorette.

ETA2: Oh what the hell. For old times sake:

elisi: (Ew (Buffy) by ruuger)
GOODMORNING LJ - I bring you fic! s8 fic, to be specific, which just goes to show that you should never say 'I will NEVER talk about this subject again' because then you will remember that you signed up for a pretty awesome ficathon and then have to eat your words. Not going to re-upload any of my s8 icons though, but I think this one works rather well. :) (And now I'm wishing that I'd written Twangel as a fish from space, because that would have been AWESOME! Someone do it, pretty please? *tosses plot bunny out there*) Anyway, did I mention I have issues with s8? Well here I address a few...

Many thank yous to [livejournal.com profile] kathyh for the beta and to [livejournal.com profile] ubi4soft and [livejournal.com profile] beloved4always for their help! :)

Title: Don’t You Want To Be Happy?
Summary: Buffy manages to keep hold of her faculties for a while longer.
Setting: AU from near the end of #33.
Characters: comic!Buffy, Twangel.
Rating: Teen.
Genre: s8. (So crack, mostly.)
Word count: 900 approx.
Notes: Written for Barb’s Nertz To You Joss Whedon ficathon, and should be pretty digestible for all and sundry. :)


Don’t You Want To Be Happy? )
elisi: (Ew (Buffy) by ruuger)
GOODMORNING LJ - I bring you fic! s8 fic, to be specific, which just goes to show that you should never say 'I will NEVER talk about this subject again' because then you will remember that you signed up for a pretty awesome ficathon and then have to eat your words. Not going to re-upload any of my s8 icons though, but I think this one works rather well. :) (And now I'm wishing that I'd written Twangel as a fish from space, because that would have been AWESOME! Someone do it, pretty please? *tosses plot bunny out there*) Anyway, did I mention I have issues with s8? Well here I address a few...

Many thank yous to [livejournal.com profile] kathyh for the beta and to [livejournal.com profile] ubi4soft and [livejournal.com profile] beloved4always for their help! :)

Title: Don’t You Want To Be Happy?
Summary: Buffy manages to keep hold of her faculties for a while longer.
Setting: AU from near the end of #33.
Characters: comic!Buffy, Twangel.
Rating: Teen.
Genre: s8. (So crack, mostly.)
Word count: 900 approx.
Notes: Written for Barb’s Nertz To You Joss Whedon ficathon, and should be pretty digestible for all and sundry. :)


Don’t You Want To Be Happy? )
elisi: (Capt. John by kazzy_cee)
Fandom is Captain Jack Harkness. (Note the stripes.)

Joss is Captain John Hart. (Note the sarcasm.)

From Jack's blog:

Captain John Hart came through the Rift, still as sociopathic as ever. And tried to kill us all. But come on, check out those cheekbones.


Personally, then I lost the last, tiny little shred of belief or interest in comic!Buffy three years ago, with the bank robbing reveal. Srsly, I am nodding along to every word I wrote back then. Which makes me sad, because there was so much more down to come... So yeah, I'm immune to the cheekbones. To those of you who think the cheekbones are worth it - and damn, they are alluring, I've been there - I sincerely hope that he won't stab you in the back (again).

ETA: Finally read #40. Faith's great. Kennedy is AWESOME! Buffy... Cut so as not to upset people )
elisi: (Capt. John by kazzy_cee)
Fandom is Captain Jack Harkness. (Note the stripes.)

Joss is Captain John Hart. (Note the sarcasm.)

From Jack's blog:

Captain John Hart came through the Rift, still as sociopathic as ever. And tried to kill us all. But come on, check out those cheekbones.


Personally, then I lost the last, tiny little shred of belief or interest in comic!Buffy three years ago, with the bank robbing reveal. Srsly, I am nodding along to every word I wrote back then. Which makes me sad, because there was so much more down to come... So yeah, I'm immune to the cheekbones. To those of you who think the cheekbones are worth it - and damn, they are alluring, I've been there - I sincerely hope that he won't stab you in the back (again).

ETA: Finally read #40. Faith's great. Kennedy is AWESOME! Buffy... Cut so as not to upset people )
elisi: (gratification by buttersideup.)
So, the final issue. I think this warrants something a bit more than the usual, don’t you? After having thought about it, I decided to do a ‘reaction post’ to all the major arcs/revelation in s8, using gifs. Well, my reactions. Can’t speak for other people. And to start us off, here’s my reaction to the fact that we’ve finally come to the end…



I don’t really want to do any kind of meta, so I shall quote [livejournal.com profile] shadowkat67, who summed things up rather beautifully: The whole thing reads like fanfic - Alternate Universe fanfic. It does not feel like a true continuation of the story nor does it organically appear to flow from it. What it feels like is a big What-if Scenario that intrigued Whedon for it's thematic questions/implications, which Whedon appears to still be interested in.

I think that’s pretty spot-on. s8 is nothing more than Meltzer’s fanfic that Joss decided to OK. Personally I think this was a monumentally stupid idea that’s a done a lot more harm than good, but hey-ho, that’s life. But waffling is boring – let the gif party commence!

(Notes: I’ve not read #40 yet, so there are no spoilers. Although if you want to talk about it, please do.)

Same procedure as every month! Except this time it's lethal for dial-up... )
elisi: (gratification by buttersideup.)
So, the final issue. I think this warrants something a bit more than the usual, don’t you? After having thought about it, I decided to do a ‘reaction post’ to all the major arcs/revelation in s8, using gifs. Well, my reactions. Can’t speak for other people. And to start us off, here’s my reaction to the fact that we’ve finally come to the end…



I don’t really want to do any kind of meta, so I shall quote [livejournal.com profile] shadowkat67, who summed things up rather beautifully: The whole thing reads like fanfic - Alternate Universe fanfic. It does not feel like a true continuation of the story nor does it organically appear to flow from it. What it feels like is a big What-if Scenario that intrigued Whedon for it's thematic questions/implications, which Whedon appears to still be interested in.

I think that’s pretty spot-on. s8 is nothing more than Meltzer’s fanfic that Joss decided to OK. Personally I think this was a monumentally stupid idea that’s a done a lot more harm than good, but hey-ho, that’s life. But waffling is boring – let the gif party commence!

(Notes: I’ve not read #40 yet, so there are no spoilers. Although if you want to talk about it, please do.)

Same procedure as every month! Except this time it's lethal for dial-up... )
elisi: (s8 wft-ery by beer_good_foamy)
This came to me this morning and made me laugh, so here you go!



ETA: Don't think I ever pimped [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy's review of #36, so I shall remedy that now, since it sums up all of my problems with s8 very eloquently. The Jar-Jar Binks comparison is especially brilliant.
elisi: (s8 wft-ery by beer_good_foamy)
This came to me this morning and made me laugh, so here you go!



ETA: Don't think I ever pimped [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy's review of #36, so I shall remedy that now, since it sums up all of my problems with s8 very eloquently. The Jar-Jar Binks comparison is especially brilliant.
elisi: (Birthday Spike by kathyh (not sharable))
Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] gillo (whom I lured onto LJ!) - hope you had a fabulous day and that you were spoiled rotten.

Now I wouldn't say that the following is a *present*, because it's just a very silly thing I thought of, but I figured it'd make you smile... Snark under here )
elisi: (Birthday Spike by kathyh (not sharable))
Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] gillo (whom I lured onto LJ!) - hope you had a fabulous day and that you were spoiled rotten.

Now I wouldn't say that the following is a *present*, because it's just a very silly thing I thought of, but I figured it'd make you smile... Snark under here )
elisi: (Xacula by beer_good_foamy)
People who generally didn't care for Spuffy on the show thought that the 'ship was handled very well in s8.

People who generally didn't care for Angel on the show thought that he was handled very well in s8.

Just sayin'.


(I know I'm generalising, that's kinda the point.)
elisi: (Xacula by beer_good_foamy)
People who generally didn't care for Spuffy on the show thought that the 'ship was handled very well in s8.

People who generally didn't care for Angel on the show thought that he was handled very well in s8.

Just sayin'.


(I know I'm generalising, that's kinda the point.)
elisi: (Poke by immobulus_icons)
First of all, then THIS is the best summary of #39 ever. :) (Much gratitude to [livejournal.com profile] shipperx for the link!)

Now I promised myself that I wouldn't write anything, but... Betrayal, you say? Sorry, I don't understand. )

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