hils: (Dean/Cas)
There seems to be a lot of meta about Dean and Castiel's relationship on my flist today, which is cool, I like reading what people think about things.

However, I have something else I want to discuss for reasons which will become apparent later.

BNFs (that's Big Name Fans if you were wondering). What do people think about them? I've always been really curious about the whole BNF thing, and how they come into being. Personally speaking I find it more than a little strange that some fans are acredited more worth than others in a fandom. I don't really blame the people in question and I don't think I've ever really had a bad experience with a BNF before but I do find the whole thing curious.

Like a BNF will do a post that says something like 'I had this really yummy chicken soup for lunch' and get 50 replies from people talking about their own experiences with chicken soup. Is it just because people are desperate to be part of a group and replying to a BNF post gives them some sort of status? I don't know.

What makes a BNF in your opinion? Is it because they write particularly good fic, or really intelligent and thought provoking meta? Is it just whoever happens to be the one to launch a new ship in a fandom?

I'd love to know what you think, and what your experiences with BNFs are. Ever met a BNF where the 'fame' got to their heads? Or have they all been pretty down to earth and nice in your experience?

Answers on a postcard (or in the comments)
hils: (Misha milk by me)
Just going to have a ramble. Nothing new there, I know.

Cut to save the flist )

Have at it

Nov. 18th, 2009 11:23 am
hils: (Bitch!Chloe by me)
It's an age old discussion but I said I would post because one of [livejournal.com profile] flickums's friend is wary of watching SPN because it's been slated by a lot of feminist blogs (for things like killing off Bela because fans didn't like her)

So, is SPN anti-feminist and how does it compare to Buffy (which has been cited as pro-feminism apparently)
hils: (Spike/Angel by Kazzy_Cee)
So, I was reading an essay about Inara last night and mention was made of the one time she takes a female client during Firefly. I started thinking about gay characters in the Jossverse.

Willow and Tara (correct me if I'm wrong) have been praised as being one of the most believeable gay couples on TV and of course Joss is praised with his feminist empowerment of female characters.

I started to think. So far we have had lesbian scenes with Willow and Tara, Willow and Kennedy, Inara and her client, and comic spoiler )

Where are the male gay scenes?

It's struck me that there are few male gay characters in the Jossverse. Larry of course was there, but he was very much a background character and died at the end of Season 3. I think most people are now of the opinion that Andrew is gay but I don't recall it ever being stated in canon.

Andrew is very much a source of ridicule in the 'verse. He's comic relief. There is the obvious implied things between Spike and Angel, and Spike and Xander to a lesser extent, but I'm talking about actual relationships here. I could add Buffy/Faith and others to the list above if we're just talking about implied stuff.

I don't know about anyone else (and this isn't just because I'm a slasher) but I would love to see a believeable and true male gay relationship in Joss's universe.

And the moment it seems to me that he is just fulfilling every males obsession with lesbians.

Thoughts? Comments? I'm waiting for someone to point out a character or relationship that I've forgotten. LOL!
hils: (Spike/Angel by Kazzy_Cee)
So, I was reading an essay about Inara last night and mention was made of the one time she takes a female client during Firefly. I started thinking about gay characters in the Jossverse.

Willow and Tara (correct me if I'm wrong) have been praised as being one of the most believeable gay couples on TV and of course Joss is praised with his feminist empowerment of female characters.

I started to think. So far we have had lesbian scenes with Willow and Tara, Willow and Kennedy, Inara and her client, and comic spoiler )

Where are the male gay scenes?

It's struck me that there are few male gay characters in the Jossverse. Larry of course was there, but he was very much a background character and died at the end of Season 3. I think most people are now of the opinion that Andrew is gay but I don't recall it ever being stated in canon.

Andrew is very much a source of ridicule in the 'verse. He's comic relief. There is the obvious implied things between Spike and Angel, and Spike and Xander to a lesser extent, but I'm talking about actual relationships here. I could add Buffy/Faith and others to the list above if we're just talking about implied stuff.

I don't know about anyone else (and this isn't just because I'm a slasher) but I would love to see a believeable and true male gay relationship in Joss's universe.

And the moment it seems to me that he is just fulfilling every males obsession with lesbians.

Thoughts? Comments? I'm waiting for someone to point out a character or relationship that I've forgotten. LOL!

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