March 11th, 2008

children of dune - leto 1

the comms you keep

Many Communities, Little Time

sgabigbang is still recruiting for het and alternate slash writers and artists. If you've been mulling your Damn Big SGA novel or thinking on some Damn Big SGA Art and think, I totally want to try! You should. Really.

....I still have no idea what to do for Big Bang. I mean, I have like, ten ideas, but two of them are exhausting and one is--I don't know. And eleveninches keeps saying "SOULBOND YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO" and you know what? I totally do. I just don't know how well that goes with large scale massacres. I need to think. I don't want to rewrite Jus Ad Bellum, but--I'm not sure that story said everything I wanted to say about prejudice and choice, because I didn't know then what I know now about it.


shakydismount has been started by cereta, and I don't even know how to describe my utter joy at the idea of a comm for fannish feminist parents. Have you people seen some of the other lj parenting comms? Oh my God, no. But this? This is perfect. Pulled from the intro post in cereta's lj:

shakydismount is a community for fannish feminist (mostly) parents. The purpose of this community is for fans to discuss media, books, comics, and other sundries with an eye not just towards gender representation, but also with an eye towards how the depictions of gender and gender roles affect our daughters and sons. While aimed primarily at parents, stepparents, and those who are or have been actively involved in raising children, the community welcomes aunts and uncles, grandparents, godparents, cousins, teachers, or just anyone concerned about how the next generation of fans is seeing (or not seeing) women and men depicted in our beloved sources.

shakydismount is a place to:

* Share books, tv shows, movies, comics, etc that you see as particularly positive in their depiction of gender and gender roles.
* Seek recommendations for books, movies, etc.
* Share outrage over some particularly problematic depiction (or lack thereof) of gender and gender roles.
* Discuss strategies for instilling awareness of these issues in our kids.

More info can be found in the userinfo of the comm--if you're interested, check it out. If you're curious, also check it out. This is an excellent and needed resource, I think, for fanparents. I'm literally bouncing a little in anticipation.

...seriously. A comm for fanparents. Awesome. And so much the time has come.

It appeals to me both as a parent raising a boy and as the aunt of two girls and future aunt of another boy. I want someplace to double check what I'm teaching him (and them), and think seriously about what I say before I say it.

I love this.


My niece is adorable. That is all.
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Reminder - SGA Big Bang Alternate Pairing Sign-Ups

sgabigbang is holding signups for all het and slash that's not Sheppard/McKay or Sheppard/Weir. If you have just been dying for motivation on your Lorne/Zelenka epic idea or you want to contribute epic art, tomorrow is the time to sign up starting at 10 AM EST on Wednesday March 12 (That's 9 AM CST and 7 AM PST and 4 PM GST).

Artist sign up for the above is here and already underway. There is also a link to writer information on that page.

ETA: Corrected for clarity.
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