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21st-Apr-2016 10:57 am - Star Trek Friendshipfest 2016 - Signups Open Until Saturday!
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 Signups are still open for the third annual Star Trek Friendshipfest fic exchange! You can go HERE to request and offer stories about friendships in the Star Trek prime universe!

If you’d like to see what friendships are eligible to request, take a look HERE. So far, friendships with requests but no or few offers include Christine Chapel and Nyota Uhura, Jadzia Dax and Pel, Lauren and Sarina Douglas, Guinan and Deanna Troi, and Kathryn Janeway and Alynna Nechayev.

Signups are open until the end of April 23. Message me if you have any questions, or if you’d like to join the pinch hitter list. :)

16th-Nov-2011 03:45 pm - DS9 and Yuletide
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Good news, everyone! You did it and there are now a bunch of female DS9 characters eligible for Yuletide. (What am I talking about? Yuletide is a massive yearly fic exchange dedicated to small and rarely-written fandoms. It's now hosted on the Archive of Our Own, and information is posted at [livejournal.com profile] yuletide_admin. P.S. I am not affiliated with them, I'm just really into DS9!) And signups are now OPEN! Scurry on over and you can now offer to write about, or request a story about, any of the following Deep Space Nine woman characters:

Ezri Dax
Jadzia Dax
Kasidy Yates
Keiko O'Brien
Kira Nerys
Lwaxana Troi
Winn Adami


and it's an opportunity to generate fic about an unfairly neglected Trek and some of the entire franchise's greatest female characters, with a very wide potential audience. Cool.
27th-Sep-2011 02:02 pm - AO3 Collection but not really a challenge
Hi everybody!

Ever since I finished Defuerimus, Mutaverimus, I've been curious about other characters' takes on the Kobayashi Maru test. Our lovely ladies perhaps most of all.

Did Winona sit in the command seat when her turn came? Or did she have to watch someone else "screw it up"? Gaila helped program it; could she be fooled by the test herself? What about Number One -- what were the events of her Kobayashi Maru? Or Jadzia? Captain Janeway had to take it at some point; how did hers go? We know Saavik took the Maru; did Valeris?

I think you get the picture.

I put together a collection on AO3, if anyone's interested in giving it a try and wants to share.
6th-Sep-2011 11:39 pm - Promo: "We Love the Women Fandom Hates"
Shamelessly stolen discovered from the wonderful and ever-relevant-to-my-interest[livejournal.com profile] rubynye, who tipped me off unto this awesomeness. I figure since this comm is all about fighting sexism in fandom and giving voices to the silenced women of the Star Trek verse, this fest might be relevant to some of our interests:

[livejournal.com profile] akzseinga is having a fest celebrating unpopular women running from this Friday to next Friday.

Fandoms of any size are encouraged, any female character you've seen hate against (even if it's just from a few people) is eligible, and reposting old content appears to be allowed if I'm reading the comments correctly. You can write meta or fic, make graphics, share fanmixes, or basically anything else that's celebrating the female character you've claimed. There is a limit of three claims per language per character (so, three people could create for a character in English, and three more in Spanish, and three more in Russian, etc.)."

Note: The label "unpopular" is somewhat problematic. However, because of the sexism prevalent in fandom, I believe that almost any female character in the 'verse has been "bitchified" in fic and/or meta, or merely ignored, objectified, or silenced. Let's take the power back, shall we? :)
3rd-Sep-2011 12:39 pm - Promo: Second Annual Sci-Fi Women Comment-a-Thon
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2nd-Sep-2011 11:04 am - Episode Guides
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Hello Where No Woman, and a happy September to you all. As we continue to languish in this doldrum of No Movie News, I thought it'd be fun to turn our attentions to the dilithium warp core of the Star Trek franchise -- teevee! As you may know, all of The Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterprise are currently up on Netflix Instant Watch (Deep Space Nine should be up in October). To celebrate this unprecedented level of accessibility, how about some community-sourced episode guides? In particular, of course, woman-specific guides. While my nerdy Trekker heart is all for watching entire series (speaking of which, anyone up for a community watch-along of Voyager? Anyone...?), I know that realistically with Star Trek that is a huge time commitment, so why not give our fellow lady-fans a cheat sheet for the big episodes that concern our favorite women in space?

The way it works is simple: claim a week, claim a lady. Your episode guide for that character can be as simple as a list of episodes where she figures prominently or as elaborate as a picspam with recaps, analysis, and squee. Episode guides will go up on Fridays, and perhaps the intervening weeks will inspire some fic or discussion. In any case, the point is to narrow down hundreds of hours of television to the few where our favorite characters get a chance to shine, and what's not fun about that?

Here are some upcoming Fridays for the claiming:

September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

And here are some (not all! feel free to claim any others not on the list) televised Star Trek ladies:

TOS: Uhura, Chapel, Rand
TAS: Anyone up for this? Rhea? ;)
TNG: Yar, Crusher, Troi, Guinan, Pulaski, Ro, Lwaxana*, Keiko*, Vash*
DS9: Kira, Jadzia, Ezri, Kai Winn, Kasidy, Leeta, starred ladies above
VOY: Janeway, B'Elanna, Kes, Seven, Naomi
ENT: T'Pol, Sato (sorry - I'm very unfamiliar with this canon! which is obviously why I need an episode guide)

What do you think? More women to write about, discuss with others, finally understand fics about? Sounds pretty good to me. :)

P.S. As mod I give myself permission to say that if any of you are Doctor Who fans, and if you're recently suffering some feelings, this may be of interest to you too.
11th-Jul-2011 04:04 pm - Picture Prompt Comment Fic Fest
Hello ladies! This is just a quick note to say that I am running a picture prompt comment fest in my journal. You can leave any kind of prompts you like -- promo photos or stills from the film, a pic of your favorite actress, a sexy photo that needs a story to go with it, or whatever else strikes your fancy. Although it isn't devoted specifically to female characters, I would very much like to see our ladies represented. Please stop by and leave some female-oriented prompts or fills (or feedback!) if you get the chance!
3rd-Jun-2011 01:03 pm - Friday miscellany
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Hello community! Did you know that in less than two weeks, we'll be two years old? :D

Today on Bitch Magazine, a piece on Deanna Troi and telepathic rape. (possibly triggery content) Feel free to discuss in the comments here - I know I have a lot of feelings about what happened to her in Nemesis. >:(

And for those who may be regretting missing signups for WNW's summer fic exchange, [livejournal.com profile] femslash11 signups are open, featuring Star Trek XI as a listed fandom! Yay!

[tris out]
6th-May-2011 08:55 am - Announcement!
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If you have a tumblr and you are not following http://fuckyeahmajelbarrettroddenberry.tumblr.com/, you absolutely should give it a look.

Also keep your eyes open for a poll about a Summer Exchange in the near future.
3rd-Mar-2011 11:47 pm - rpg ad: New Frontiers @ij
click on the missing window for more info on that request

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