Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,

I hope you are all battened down for the weekend storm.

I've been reading about storm surges and flood risks and thinking that this hurricane has some nasty potential. It's kind of awesome that our weather modeling is good enough to get us all warned days in advance, however.

Bannerage! wickedfox has made a lovely banner for "Arms & the Man"! Check out its awesomeness. Buffy dressed for trench warfare, Giles in armor kneeling at her feet, George slaying a dragon!

Speaking of armor. Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor is a single-topic tumblog I find refreshing.

More on the same topic, at least to my thinking: Here's Juliet E. McKenna on why the representation of women in fantasy fiction matters. This is something on my mind as I get deeper and deeper into my original fiction project. (Which is going well at last but I will otherwise say nothing much more about it here.) I loathe humorless thudding moral message-ism. But! Your ethics and your worldview come through in every bit of fiction you write, because that's how minds work and how the creative process shakes out. You will unconsciously show the way you think people ought to behave, through how and when your characters are rewarded. Do you know what your values really are?

Shake out your worldview, then write.
Continue shaking out your worldview at regular intervals through life.

ETA Possibly still related: Bitchslap, "a column about women and fighting". By a self defense instructor.
Tags: buffy, craft, promotion

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