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Aug. 2nd, 2010

Proof that in terms of television femslash, Europe is better than the US.

It seems clear to me that in the last five to ten years, Europe (and Mexico) kicks more ass in the TV femslash department than just about anyone. I'm ashamed of us, America.

The Evidence

The UK:
"Coronation Street" Sophie/Sian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3f98RsljXY
"Skins" Emily/Naomi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz8Xq3nH2g8
"Mistresses" Jessica/Alex http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux6-4e3kGJ0

Germany:
"Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten" Paula/Franzi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXYix3zeXL0

Spain:
"Los Hombres de Paco" Pepa/Silvia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=___kOeH4D8c

Mexico:
"Las Aparicio" Julia/Mariana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Vh-zOq-DQ

Italy:
"Terapia d'Urgenza" Marina/Esther http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoQJ6afZZ6c

And those are just the most recent ones! I didn't even mention "Bad Girls," the veritable gold mine of UK femslash!

GET IT TOGETHER, AMERICA!

Jun. 21st, 2010

I think that's it, then.

AJ Cook Might Return for One Last Episode In the Fall

Looks like CBS is sticking to its guns here. So that's it for me and Criminal Minds. The only way to get AJ Cook back on the show now is to wait until fall and see how low the ratings get. Maybe then CBS will finally pull its head out of its ass.

From now on, Criminal Minds only exists for me in Emily/JJ fan fic. No more reruns, no DVDs, certainly no new episodes in the fall. I feel awful about abandoning the rest of the cast and poor Paget getting cut off at the knees, but not watching is my only weapon against CBS and I have to use it.

I'm just sick over this. I guess I'll have to find a new favorite show.

Jun. 19th, 2010

Ain't too proud to beg.

Please, please, if you haven't signed the petition to keep AJ Cook and Paget Brewster on Criminal Minds, do so now. If you care about femslash at all, even if you don't watch Criminal Minds, have MERCY on us Emily/JJ fans. We'll DIE without them.

We've got at this moment 32,584 signatures and we're not giving up. I'm just a worrier and worried that if the numbers slow down that this will all blow over like CBS wants and so many people will be crushed, not the least of whom being AJ Cook, Paget Brewster, and the rest of the Criminal Minds cast.

So sign it! I beg of you! :(

In conclusion, I will instruct you to watch Persons Unknown if you're not watching already. Pretty ladies, and the one I suspected was gay is totally gay even though they're not saying so, and there's totally something happening between her and the blonde girl. In only two episodes! I'm not imagining it, either. They're making a big deal out of showing that Moira (the totally obviously but secretly gay one) and Tori have a connection with each other. Serious. Watch it.

AND SIGN THE PETITION so I don't have to be heartbroken in the fall. :(

Jun. 15th, 2010

They're after us.

My deeply paranoid side irrationally believes that removing AJ Cook and Paget Brewster from Criminal Minds is part of a CBS conspiracy against femslash. How convenient that the two characters involved in a fan favorite femslash pairing are the two characters to disappear from the show!

That's silly, I know, but that won't stop me from taking it personally on a femslash level in addition to all the other levels on which I am taking this personally.

Again, please sign this. I honestly don't know what good it can do, but it damn well makes me feel better to see that there are, so far, 9235 other people that are just as upset about this as I am.

http://www.petitiononline.com/cmwomen/petition.html

OH. FUCK. NO. YOU. DID. NOT.

DISASTER:
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/06/14/criminal-minds-drops-a-j-cook/

AJ Cook and Paget Brewster are essentially being cut from Criminal Minds because they're women and they're expendable when you want to save a few bucks. FUCK THAT NOISE.

Sign this petition to save the women of Criminal Minds:

http://www.petitiononline.com/cmwomen/petition.html

Jun. 11th, 2010

New Summer Television = New Summer Femslash

So, what summer shows are you all going to watch? There are lots and lots of shows, and here are the ones I'm interested in:

Rookie Blue - Really for one reason and only one reason: Missy Peregrym (of Stick It, in which she played one of the Gayest Non-Gay Characters Ever). I love her desperately and as long as a reasonably attractive female of comparable age is on Rookie Blue with her, my femslash goggles will be firmly attached to my face.

Persons Unknown - I have the first episode of this one waiting for me on my DVR. The premise looks interesting enough, and there is one female character who, from the promo pictures of the cast that I've seen, practically screams 'lesbian!' So yeah, gonna give it a try.

Rizzoli & Isles - Um, Angie Harmon? Plus Sasha Alexander? YES, PLEASE. The femslash possibilities are overwhelming. And oh so attractive. And admittedly, I kinda just want to see Angie Harmon again, since I'm still not over the loss of Women's Murder Club (Why, ABC, WHY?). Off topic, but I miss Aubrey Dollar like whoa. Any chance I could see her again too? :(

And there's that weird vampire show with Rhona Mitra, the name of which I can't remember, but I kind of hate vampires at this point and refuse to watch. Not even the unspeakable hotness of Rhona Mitra (UNSPEAKABLE), not to mention the gorgeous Marisol Nichols, is enough to get me to watch. That's how much I'm not into vampires.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

I'm still not recovered from Tuesday.

I don't know how many of you watch Glee at all, but I do. And I want to post about the season finale from this week, but I haven't been able to really process yet. Yikes.

I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor.

Anyone have any thoughts on the last episode we'll see until the fall? (Such a long time to waaaaaaiiiiiiit!)
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Jun. 7th, 2010

More Glee fic recommendations. And a mini-rant.

It seems that Quinn/Rachel from Glee is my Current Femslash Obsession. So naturally I go looking for Quinn/Rachel fic. There's lots and lots, and much of it written well. But so much of what I've read tends to skip over the dilemma of how to get Rachel and Quinn together in the first place and just gets right to the part where they're a couple and cute and angsty or having lots of sex or whatever. And that's not necessarily bad. It's like eating dessert first. :)

But my most favorite kind of femslash fiction to read for any fandom, Glee being no exception, is the stuff where an author takes a pairing that is not together canonically and writes a really good, believable, plausible story about how they get from Point A (not together and potentially not even friends) to Point B (together). I love to see the evolution of a relationship. For me, that's the best part.

So for Quinn and Rachel, I want to read fic that explores their current relationship as rivals and people who tolerate each other increasingly as time goes on and then develops that into something more. Because right now, Rachel still annoys Quinn and Quinn still scares Rachel. And I want to see stuff that builds on that. For instance, these awesome examples:

because the north wind blows north by intobrakelights

A Family of Trees by powergrapes (I know I already posted about this one, but I'm doing it again because it totally applies here)

(Show Me How You Do That Trick) And I Promise That I’ll Run Away With You by texaswatermelon

See? Like these. Anyone know any more like these? :)
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I am a terrible, terrible person.

So, I admit it. I have prejudices. If that's even the right word for it. I was watching yet another lesbian movie the other night (this one was called A Love To Keep), and it really hit me. Older women just do not do it for me. I know that's awful. I shouldn't discriminate based on age. But I can't help it. Anything involving women above, say, 55 years old and I just can't get into it. It's like...it's like watching my mom. Not sexy. And now I've thoroughly creeped myself out. *shudder*

Anyway, yeah. Older women, not so much my thing. And sadly that really affects how I feel about femslashy things involving older women. Sigh. I'm ashamed. :(

Anyone else have something like this? One thing that just makes femslash un-sexy for you?

Jun. 2nd, 2010

Oh hey, a totally kick-ass Glee fic? Hell. And yes.

So, in looking over femslash_today, well, today, I found a Quinn/Rachel fic by powergrapes called A Family of Trees. And it pretty much knocked my socks off. If you are a fan of Glee and/or Glee femslash, you really ought to read this story. It has the distinction of being very well written and believably characterized, something all too rare in fan fiction in general. :)

And I love Glee, and I love all the characters, especially the girls. And we all know I love femslash. But I never really felt strongly about any Glee femslash pairing. Besides the obvious Brittany/Santana, nothing stood out to me. Thanks to this fic and some imaginative imagining on my part, I'm now firmly in the Quinn/Rachel camp. If the show actually does something different in the future, that's all good too, but it seems Quinn/Rachel is my Glee OTP.
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