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Special Issue on Queer Female Fandom for TWC (Deadline: March 1 2016)
If you didn't know they're putting out a special issue next year and are looking for submissions.

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Been pretty busy lately IRL, but I'll just share my current tiny rarepair fandom for Femslash February. :D

Mamamoo (wikipedia), whose new album is coming out next week! Very talented group with very strong femslash vibes. lol

Favorite Songs and Covers
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Favorite femslashy Songs, featuring the ship that literally sails itself (MoonSun)
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The Ships
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Curiously is there any decent Mad Fax Fury Road femslash? :) Caught it last weekend and thought the possibilities were...interesting to say the least. :) It's certainly open for character studies and backstory vignettes.

Anyway here are some things I've been reading recently. Most of these will probably end up on the notables list at some point but not all.

Agent Carter (wiki)

Black Water Rising (29221 words) by Sholio
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Agent Carter (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Carter & Daniel Sousa, Peggy Carter & Jack Thompson, Daniel Sousa & Jack Thompson
Characters: Peggy Carter, Daniel Sousa, Jack Thompson
Additional Tags: Action/Adventure, Trapped, Hypothermia, Friendship, Team Feels, Hurt/Comfort, Huddling For Warmth

An apparently abandoned Hydra facility turns into a deathtrap for Peggy and the SSR team. Set after 1x08.

This one is courtesy of [pinboard.in profile] cyprinella

The Lady is a Tramp (21339 words) by maggiemerc
Chapters: 9/9
Fandom: Agent Carter (TV), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli
Characters: Peggy Carter, Angie Martinelli
Additional Tags: Misunderstandings, loyal idiots, peggy punching things, Femslash
Series: Part 1 of Fast Cars and Slow Jazz

Angie’s got suspicions on what Peggy does for a living and she’s determined to protect her at all costs…to other people. It’s not like she’s crazy and about to risk her life for a dame that’s more hot and cold than the plumbing on the third floor of the Griffith Hotel.

The Scheme of Things (18936 words) by QuickYoke
Chapters: 8/8
Fandom: Agent Carter (TV), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli, Peggy Carter & Angie Martinelli
Characters: Peggy Carter, Angie Martinelli
Additional Tags: Plot? In MY fic? It's more common than you think, Angie is a mechanic and Peggy is a massive grump, Fluffy AU nonsense
Series: Part 1 of The Wonder Years of the Greatest Generation

Angie manages to cross the pond to England during the last years of the War. But she soon finds that helping with the war effort isn't all that cracked up to be.

Fair warning; there's a point in this series where it does jump the shark. Fun read nonetheless.

No Fear of Heights (38088 words) by LadyMerlin
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (Movies), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Thor (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Maria Hill/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Maria Hill, Phil Coulson, Nick Fury, SHIELD Agents & Staff, Avengers Team (MCU), Ensemble, The Hill Family - OFC, The Hill Family - OMC, Shirt-Tail Relatives
Additional Tags: tw: discrimination, tw: sexism, BAMF!Maria Hill, BAMF!Natasha Romanov, tw: non-con, tw: torture, tw: mentions of rape, Badass SHIELD Agents, National Security, Legal Geekery, Terrorism, Public Safety, Media Shitstorms, There's a plot I swear, Lawyer!Maria Hill

aka The SHIELD Hypothesis

Maria Hill is the Assistant Director of SHIELD, a high-flying member of a high-flying covert agency, whose friends and colleagues could, and often did take off, into flight. But while most of them come from similar, if exceptional, military backgrounds, not all of them have the same story. This story is about Maria Hill, her history, and the price you have to pay for finding acceptance, when you belong to a high-flying, high-risk super secret organisation like SHIELD.

Tony Stark's not wrong, entirely. You do have to be a certain type of messed up, to find a home in SHIELD, or any similar intelligence agency. Normal people did not thrive in places where sex-change forms were a normal thing and re-writing Wills was a monthly business. Maria Hill always thought she was the exception. She always thought she was pretty normal, compared to the rest of the lot. She wasn't. But while Stark wasn't wrong, he wasn't exactly right, either. SHIELD is like the ocean; what it taketh away, it often giveth back, with upgrades.


A (Not Exactly) Storybook Romance (30023 words) by writetherest
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Miranda Priestly/Andrea Sachs
Characters: Miranda Priestly, Andrea Sachs, Caroline and Cassidy Priestly, Emily Charlton, Nigel Kipling, Lily, Doug
Additional Tags: AU

Andy owns a bookstore. She's kind of a bookworm and wallflower, but is secretly an amazing artist. She can sketch anything. Somehow Miranda brings her out of her shell.

Not Made To Woo (13234 words) by writetherest
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Miranda Priestly/Andrea Sachs
Characters: Miranda Priestly, Andrea Sachs, Emily Charlton, Caroline and Cassidy Priestly

"Can you explain to me," Andrea again skipped the pleasantries and Emily thought that Miranda had certainly rubbed off on her, "why a man knocked on my door this morning and delivered to me a dozen peach roses and a turtle?"

I laughed out loud on this one. :D

Not Everyone (108980 words) by spacedmuch
Chapters: 29/29
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Miranda Priestly/Andrea Sachs
Characters: Miranda Priestly, Andrea Sachs, Nigel Kipling, Emily Charlton, Caroline Priestly, Cassidy Priestly, Caroline and Cassidy Priestly, Serena (DWP), Original Characters, Roy (DWP)
Additional Tags: Older Woman/Younger Woman, Angst and Humor, Female-Centric, Complete
Series: Part 1 of Not Everyone-verse

Andrea 'Andy' Sachs tossed her phone in Fontaines de la Concorde and left Miranda stranded in the middle of Paris Fashion Week. After running into each other almost a year later, Miranda and Andy slowly work their way back into each others orbit, but all is not smooth sailing as these two strong, independent and ultimately stubborn women find a way to tread on each others toes at every turn.

NB: This story was originally posted in November, 2014. It was significantly edited and completed in May, 2015.

Not Sex (17868 words) by RedCharcoal
Chapters: 10/10
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Miranda Priestly/Andrea Sachs

Miranda knows what she and her second assistant are doing is absolutely not sex. Or so she tells herself.

The Fix (33181 words) by Menzosarres
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Miranda Priestly/Andrea Sachs
Additional Tags: Mildly Dubious Consent

After a disaster of an evening, Andy comes in late to work with much of her hair, well, missing. When Miranda finds out, she takes it upon herself to... fix this.

I remember this one being an older one I lost in one of my laptop failures.

Sankofa (21982 words) by Menzosarres
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Miranda Priestly/Andrea Sachs
Characters: Miranda Priestly, Andrea Sachs

Two years after Paris, Andy is finally settled in at The Mirror when she finds herself grudgingly pigeonholed into covering New York's Next Top Model. The question on everyone's lips: who on earth coerced Miranda Priestly into judging? Working in close-quarters with the Dragon Lady once again, will Andy be able to push through their complicated history and assert that she is, in fact, something more than Miranda's disappointing ex-assistant?

The White Queen Falls (74095 words) by writtensword
Chapters: 20/20
Fandom: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Miranda Priestly/Andrea Sachs
Characters: Miranda Priestly, Andrea Sachs, Caroline and Cassidy Priestly

What if Miranda had NOT known (about Irv's plan)? A slowly progressing Miranda/Andrea femslash story that takes place on Vancouver Island. Complete.

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I've been neglecting dreamwidth lately; I didn't really do a lot of fanfic reading in the past year (mostly due to geopolitics--it felt kind of weird to read about Cold War pairings when there's actual political tensions going on lol); instead I became more active on the r/babymetal and r/sakuragakuin sub-threads on reddit--which has been pretty unexpected. I even went to Japan to catch a concert. :) It's a completely different type of fandom (hey, it's music and idols! -_-;;) but fandom nonetheless; and the threads make it so much easier to keep up with conversations. Sorry, Tumblr; you're pretty but my attention span is zilch on your platform.

Also, if you haven't seen the awesomeness that is Dragon Age Inquisition do consider checking it out; I predict that quite a number of femslash fics will be based off of this one--mostly because some characters have no in-game options for F/F romance. :) I appreciate that. If you wanted to hear some witty (well--maybe snarky) conversation while checking out some of the gameplay I would recommend checking out Geek Remix's Let's Play of it. They're pretty good at figuring out what would feel like stale gameplay for the viewer and showcasing some of the more important dialogues and/or scenes. They dive right in after doing the character creation off screen. They did finish playing it, so I felt like it was a good time to share it. :D And here's their DA:I bingo card while you're at it.

Since I'm posting this I'll post some manga recs here too...

Fluttering Feelings photo fluttering-feelings.jpg

The only yuri manga that I've been quite excited about in the last few weeks have been Samba's Fluttering Feelings. It's so good, I wish she had an official English translation subscription so I can support her and subscribe to her updates. ^_^ There's 22 chapters out at the moment but I think this site has linked to only the first 5 (I think the fanpage has more). If you understand Korean, here's the official site for this series. [Update 25 June 2015: Someone created an overlay guide and visual guide on how to register and read the chapters on Comico itself!]

As for others...

5 Centimeters per Second by SHINKAI Makoto (artist: SEIKE Yukiko)
"A tale of two people, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were close friends but gradually grow farther and farther apart as time moves on. They become separated because of their families yet continue to exchange contact in the form of letters. Yet as time continues to trudge on, their contact with one another begins to cease. Years pass and the rift between them grows ever larger. However, Takaki remembers the times they have shared together, but as life continues to unfold for him, he wonders if he would be given the chance to meet Akari again as the tale embarks on Takaki's realization of the world and people around him."

By the same creator of "Voices from a Distant Star;" it's very good. Prepare tissues for this one.

Real Clothes by MAKIMURA Satoru
Kinue is a saleswoman in the futon section of a department store. Despite her plain clothes and poor makeup, she ends up being transferred to the women’s clothing department, where she has to be trained by her extraordinarily fashionable boss.

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Not really reading much besides yuri these days as I'm pretty busy in RL, but I thought I'd post a few series (works in progress) that I've been enjoying:

Fragments of Love by Takemiya Jin
Ohana Holoholo by Shino Torino
Their Story by Tanjiu
Prism by Higashiyama Shou
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If you didn't know, [community profile] fancake, DW's fanfic reccing community, is covering femslash for it's theme for this period. Be sure to check them out if you haven't already. There's a maximum of 3 recs per person per day. I'm a little surprised but happy that the posts on that community have even become more active than even on pinboard. A lot of the recs are older, which is interesting.

Sadly I haven't really been reading enough lately to contribute any new recs (I've largely been watching Jesse Cox play Wolfenstein instead and lurking on r/babymetal).
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About Yuyoyuppe: Vocaloid Wiki | Youtube

Discovered Yuyoyuppe through Babymetal's 悪夢の輪舞曲 (Akumu no Rondo) track:

Here are some of his collaborations with other vocalists:

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I just came back from watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened yesterday. Went into it with medium expectations and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. :) Go watch! :D

A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones
Pride and Pack by [archiveofourown.org profile] ghostrelic (Sansa Stark / Tywin Lannister AU, kudos to [archiveofourown.org profile] telanu)
"Tywin Lannister marries Sansa Stark himself, instead of giving her to Tyrion."

I was pleasantly surprised at the twists and turns this story had. The story structurally felt a little familiar (Snape/Hermione?, Lucius/Hermione?) and I was troubled by several of the sections--please read the trigger warnings as it does mention torture among other things--but it was a gripping read. For those who are new to this genre it's easier to take in if you've finished watching season 2 or later.

Avengers (No Winter Soldier spoilers)
A Widow's Tale by [archiveofourown.org profile] mhalachai (Stargate Atlantis x-over, AU)
This series starts with Steve revisiting Natasha's deep cover past as a Russian spy during the cold war, and deals with its consequences.

A very nice interweaving of the two different fandoms.

Give A Girl A Moment And She'll Take You For All You've Got and the sequel The Right Hand Knows Not by [archiveofourown.org profile] tielan
"Coulson had once made the observation that Darcy Lewis’ ability to beg, bribe, or bully people into her plans was almost a superpower in and of itself. Considering she was walking down a tattered Tribeca street with four women she either barely knew or didn’t socialise with for drinks on a Friday night, Maria could well believe it." The sequel has really awesome action sequences.

Speaking in Foreign Tongues by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rainne (Natasha/Kate Beckett, Castle x-over)
“Sometimes when I am bored, I go to Glechik Café in Little Odessa and pretend to be Muscovite.”

Interesting narrative.

Tomb Raider
Primer: Tetraninja's Tomb Raider Let's Play playlist for eneri and others who's never seen the awesome epic storyline for Yamatai. XD

Gathering Storms by [archiveofourown.org profile] zerrat (Lara Croft/Sam Nishimura)
"In the aftermath of Yamatai, Sam struggles to return to her normal life. Her emotions spinning wildly out of control, Sam finds herself unravelling as the fragments of Himiko's soul within her begin to consume everything that she is."

A nicely written action/adventure that follows the ending sequence of Tomb Raider.
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 May the year of the horse bring swift happy returns.


Jan. 11th, 2014 02:13 pm
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Will be overseas for work so will not be able to respond to any comments for a while. 
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(Flash back to: 2010 | 2011 | 2012)

Meme Q&A )

Currently listening to:

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Dear readers, may next year be better than all the years that come before it! :D

For this post I thought I'd share some fun shenanigans before Yuletide authors are revealed. :] [edit 5/1/2014: updated authors from anonymous]

Also, does anyone know if Bailey B has an official alternative archive for her works? Her website (the voyager collective) is down...

What makes a big femslash fandom? Alternately, what makes you interested in a fandom's femslash?
[community profile] girlgay users chime in.

Recs: Avengers (1), Kusheline's Legacy (1), Legally Blonde (1), RPF (2) (warning: adult, not work safe!) )
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(Above, L-R): Li Changge, Mimi

I was reading Chang Ge Xing last night and started having some femslash feels for the tragic Li Changge / Mimi pairing. (T^T) Does anyone know of any good fanfics (in English) regarding this pairing?

Background to the pairing (warning: spoilers!) )
Story Links

English Scanslation by EGScans | Chinese raws
I find that the English scanslation tends to lose a lot of the subtleties and nuances of the dialogue that can be found in the work. If you understand Chinese, try the Chinese link. The raw site has the added benefit of having voice overs so that if you press 'play' on a particular page, the dialogue bubbles and/or sound effects play like an ebook (this usually works except for the most recent chapter). Sometimes it's a little bit disconcerting if there are multiple voice actors, but overall I find it useful as my reading comprehension is nowhere near my listening comprehension.
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For eneri, who finally has time to read. :D

Avengers, The
Freezer Burn series by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione (gen)
A series of character-explorations which revolve around Natasha, Steve, and Bucky.

This explores in an epic way how the Winter Soldier movie might play out. :]

Run Like We're Awesome 'Verse by [archiveofourown.org profile] themonkeycabal (gen)
What if Tony was Darcy's dad?

Interesting premise and it's been done before but I think this one is quite well executed.

Second Fiddles by [archiveofourown.org profile] concertigrossi (Phil/OFC) (kudos to [pinboard.in profile] cyprinella)
A story about Phil and his cellist.

Interesting exploration.
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Enjoy the reads. :D

Recs: Avengers (6), The Good Wife (1), The Last of Us (1), Pitch Perfect (1) )
Listening to Alice Russell and wishing I could go to one of her US/EU live shows because her vocals are just *awesome*.
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This upcoming kungfu movie prequel (also called 狄仁杰之神都龙王) will released where I live on September 27th. The first movie, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, had featured some femslash subtext scenes but given the different casting this time around (with the exception of Wu Zetian, who is still played by Carina Lau) I'm not sure how much femslash it will have. Hopefully with the same director (Tsui Hark) it will retain some of the elements that made the first movie entertaining--a bit of intrigue, decent wire-work, and just enough story to make you want a little more. If there is any femslash, I'll be sure to post it here on DW. :]

(trailer with English subs, feature in Chinese)

trailer and short feature )

Update 13/09/2013: According to AFP (via Huffington Post), Archaeologists have found Shangguan Wan'er's (wikipedia) ancient tomb in Shaanxi! Shangguan Jing'er's fictional character was supposedly based on this real person.

Update 26/09/2013: Found the trailer with English subs.

Update 10/10/2013: No femslash but quite entertaining. B+/A-. :D
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Travelling for about a week for work; not sure how much internet I will be able to access, so responses will be delayed.

25 Deeply Painful Ph.D. Student Problems (Besides Your Thesis) (Buzzfeed)

Personal Experiences of Femslash Fandom as a Queer Space by [personal profile] sqbr
"Femslash fandom is so queer that queerness is taken for granted. "


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