alexeia_drae: (caress)
My Aunt C is 61 years old. But that didn't stop her from intervening when she saw someone snatch a purse from a person using a wheelchair the other night. The purse snatcher knocked Aunt C. down, but she continued to hold onto that purse even as he ran away and dragged her on the ground after him. Um, eventually she did have to let go, and she now has a broken arm and injured her hip.

OK, she didn't stop the purse snatcher, but she is 61, probably all of 5'2, and she made a helluva go at it.

Goes back to my firm belief that the women in my family are incredible. My mom (my aunt's younger sister), pulled someone from a burning vehicle. And my grandmother (their mother) ran into a burning house to rescue her siblings (and would have gone in to rescue some baby chicks, but was held back).

Right now we're vacillating between chagrined amusement at Aunt C. (you're 61 years old and not Wonder Woman!) and admiration. Overall I'm just proud to have her in my family.
alexeia_drae: (Default)
Liz Shaw was one of my favorite companions. For whatever reason, I remember being fascinated by her red hair (I was a very small girl when I first watched Doctor Who). Growing up she ranked among my top 5 favorite companions on Doctor Who. She was smart. She was a scientist. She was not afraid to speak her mind, regardless of whether the recipient was the Doctor or Brigadier. She was a good role model for a little girl to look up to.

Another actor portraying a great companion from the Pertwee Era is gone. Part of the magic behind a character is the talent of the actress who portrays her. Caroline John did a fine job of bringing her to life. Rest in peace.
alexeia_drae: (SJS)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Sarah Jane Smith from Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. )
alexeia_drae: (SJS)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Sarah Jane Smith from Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. )
alexeia_drae: (Default)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Danielle from Ever After. )
alexeia_drae: (Default)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Danielle from Ever After. )
alexeia_drae: (girls wanna have fun)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy. )
alexeia_drae: (girls wanna have fun)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy. )
alexeia_drae: (Default)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Samantha Willis from Survivors. )
alexeia_drae: (Default)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Samantha Willis from Survivors. )
alexeia_drae: (Default)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Major Margaret Houlihan from M*A*S*H. )
alexeia_drae: (Default)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Major Margaret Houlihan from M*A*S*H. )
alexeia_drae: (utena)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Himemiya Anthy from Revolutionary Girl Utena. )
alexeia_drae: (utena)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Himemiya Anthy from Revolutionary Girl Utena. )
alexeia_drae: (russian inquisition)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5. )
alexeia_drae: (russian inquisition)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5. )
alexeia_drae: (elphaba)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Elphaba from Wicked. )
alexeia_drae: (elphaba)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Elphaba from Wicked. )
alexeia_drae: (anya)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Anya Christina Emmanuella Jenkins from BtVS. )
alexeia_drae: (anya)
It seems to flare from time to time, people who say they can't stand female characters for whatever reason. Considering women make up roughly 30% of the speaking roles in movies and roughly 50% of the population, that's a lot of people not to like. Especially when you factor in novels (particularly those written by women), tv shows, and anime (which tends to have more female characters).

I'm not going to speculate on what is going on here, but I am going to do a shout out once a week to an awesome female character.

Some warnings.

1. There will be spoilers. Tread carefully.

2. Usually I encourage differing viewpoint. However, this is to express love and adoration, not for someone who has a bone to pick with a particular character to vent about it. If you don't like my choice of Wonderful Woman for the week, I don't want to hear it. So if you don't like character A and decide to write to tell me why, I'm going to delete it.

3. Considering the above, feel free to discuss character traits or different reads on the character (for instance if I think character A's most proud moment was this, and you think it was that, feel free to discuss why. That is fine and encouraged. But DON'T tell me why you don't like her).

4. No derailing by talking about male characters who get dissed. Yes, male characters get bashed, but I've yet to see someone say that they hate ALL male characters or find ALL male characters boring. If you feel some poor neglected male character out there needs some fan love, write out your own shout out.

With that out of the way, I will now shout out to: Anya Christina Emmanuella Jenkins from BtVS. )

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