salienne: (Farscape not broken)
This summer, I wrote for a film blog at my school. The entries don't go up until this Fall, though, so I thought I'd cross-post them here.

So here we have it, everyone. Part 1 of
[ profile] salienne Rants About Gender in the Media:

Also, a special thanks to [ profile] wemblee for proofreading these and keeping me sane. <3

Women in Television: Lovers, Mothers, and… Oh.

The depiction of women in television tends to be problematic, to say the least. This is true from ensemble shows to one-character shows, from comedy to science-fiction. For purposes of brevity, I’m going to focus on three particular shows, each with a different format, topic, and genre: Stargate: Atlantis, House, and Fringe. These shows demonstrate not only the continued dominance of male characters but also the limits of gender presentation in television, especially as it relates to women.

For those of us who don’t frequent the SyFy Channel, Stargate: Atlantis (SGA) is a fairly good example of how science-fiction shows tend to treat women. )

So, what can we learn from these three shows, which, while certainly not representative of television as a whole, do demonstrate much of the breadth of female characters? For one, while still underrepresented, women do have a substantial presence on television. Slowly but surely, their interests and positions in structures of power seem to be increasing beyond loving, caring, and mothering.

That said, women’s characters remain anchored by “feminine” characteristics. Women remain love interests, nurturers, mothers first. And while there is nothing wrong with any particular woman having such characterization, the problem comes in when that is the extent of women’s representation. When men are always more interesting. When men have a greater breadth of things they can do, do do, are allowed to do.

Such inequality not only reinforces outdated stereotypes but it is also stale and boring. It leads to predictable plotlines, predictable television. And with the amount of television out there, who really wants to sit down and watch the same old thing over and over again?

Oh House...

Apr. 7th, 2009 04:37 pm
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So, I'm well aware that I haven't updated in ages, and I plan to make a substantial post (or at least put up some fanfic) at some upcoming point.

For right now, though, I will just say that the House episode left me sobbing, although I'm still not sure what the point of this particular plot twist was. Also, if the after-effects of this get dropped/forgotten in an episode or two, I will be angry, because the show needs better emotional continuity as it is.


Nov. 25th, 2008 09:01 pm
salienne: (DW wth?)
Hostage negotiations do not work like that.

Also, Thirteen and House are morons.

ETA: Livejournal, it would be very very nice if you would give me my comment notifications. I would appreciate it immensely.

(In other words, if I don't respond to you, it's not because I don't care or even because I'm so busy it's ridiculous. It's because I don't know that you responded. Feel free to prod me by e-mail or inbox messages or something. *Grumbles*)

ETA II: Oh livejournal, thank you for the big bursting spewage of comment notifications. Can you do the rest of them in well-spaced bursts now?
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For [ profile] chocolate_frapp, the inside story behind my one and only House-fic:

Written DVD Commentary Be Here )

Also, check out my new header, guys! It's made by [ profile] schattenmond and is pure Awesome.
salienne: (you go squish now)
So, after seeing [ profile] enigma731's Fic Roundup, I decided to do one of my own. Why not? It'll be fun, methinks.

So... let's see how much I've actually accomplished this year. I'm not going to count random drabbles or starts of things on my computer, becuase, well, there are too many of those to count.

To write or not to write, that is the question. )

Overall, about 116,150 words in 2007, and I still need to write two more holiday fics. Not bad, not bad...
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Title: Before We Rest
Author: Salienne de Lioncourt
Rating: PG
Characters: Chase/Cameron
Summary: “My stepmother called today.” A late-night conversation between Cameron and Chase.
Discalimer: I do not own Cameron. I do not own Chase. I do not own (or even watch) General Hospital. The first two belong to Fox, David Shore, etc., while the latter belongs to ABC. I do, however, live in a house, which is almost the same thing, non?
A/N: It was [ profile] enigma731’s birthday a few days back, and I asked her what she wanted. Her response: some hurt/comfort fic. Well, this has some of that, though it’s mainly a good deal of Chase/Cameron fluff. Hope y’all (and especially you, m’dear birthday girl) enjoy!

It is nearly one in the morning, and as is typical for the two of them, Cameron and Chase are not yet asleep. )
salienne: (you go squish now)
Anyone be willing to beta a House fic? There's no real deadline for when I need it by; just sometime soon would be nice. Even if it's just for grammar/content and not character, I would be very grateful. :D

And [ profile] enigma731, you are excluded from this request. It's bad luck for the birthday girl to see the pressie before it's done. :P

And I really need a House icon...
salienne: (Default)
They need to have more House/Cameron...

Thank you, that is all.

(And I need me a House icon)
salienne: (Default)
So I can make a House/Cameron video to "Beautiful Disaster" by Kelly Clarkson. So I can MAKE fanmade music vids, dammit. My laptop doesn't have enough room. *Grumbles*

EDIT: Why I love ebay--320 GB ext. harddrive for $110. I'm loving turning 18 (albet in a month and a half). ^.^


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