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Wank, rec and meme. - moonspinner
Wank, rec and meme.
It doesn't stop being objectification just because the object of oogling is male so I finally did something about the shirtless Anakin banner. Watch the wanking begin.

Talking about sexual/gender issues, I recommend fialleril's rant meta on Gender roles in SW.

I'm having writer's laziness for my stories, so here's a meme that should get me back into practice. My fandoms can be found in my interests.

Writing Meme.
Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you 1-3 sentences from that story.


For veriond: The Jawa Goes West
For sreya: AotC AU - Padmé the Seductress
For knight_ander: Matriarchs of the Force
For fialleril - Something Anti-Gender Stereotyped

In Progress

For vanimy - Anakin and Padmé meet as adults for the first time

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veriond From: veriond Date: October 8th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Jawa Goes West - the story of a jawa who goes into the Jutland Wastes alone on a quest to recover something that was taken. Encounters with banthas and Tuskens ensue. The cultural history of the Jawas is revealed.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 9th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Her father had laughed at her last season when she had complained about the antiquated tradition and now, Ni understood why. She stood at the edge of the Wastes, her right of passage looming before her and the ancient knapsack on her back was the weight of hundreds of generations of her family.

She would not fail.

sreya From: sreya Date: October 8th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggling* Love the Anakin banner!

Hmm, story you haven't written... um, how about, Padme/Anakin, only Padme is the one pursuing Anakin in AotC, instead of Anakin pursuing Padme?
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frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: October 9th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
:D I like that banner.

knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: October 9th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I despise that banner.
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: October 9th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Matriarchs of the Force

Padmé meets Mara Jade's mother, both unaware that within them grows the future of the Jedi.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 9th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
“Believe it or not, Senator, but we have a lot more in common than you think.”

Padmé placed one hand protectively over her womb and gave Asajj a murderous stare. “I sincerely doubt that.”
deaka From: deaka Date: October 9th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't stand that Anakin banner. It's so tacky, and I've never found it funny. I'm rather amused (or maybe bemused) by the people in the comments going 'But it would be DIFFERENT if it was a woman!!!' Ogling's still ogling whether the object's male or female. *eyeroll*
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 9th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank goodness. I felt about 90 after reading all those comments. It's heartening to see another woman who's as ticked off by it as I am.

If it's not taken down soon, I'll leave a post in Communications. It probably won't amount to much but who knows? At least I did my best.
kidananubix From: kidananubix Date: October 9th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know I complain about that banner every time that it appears up there. Thanks for joining in the chorus :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 10th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you Kidan by any chance? If you are, then thanks so much for your supporting posts. It was a great relief to realize that I wasn't the only one who felt/thought that way. I have a feeling that a lot more people that actually spoke against it, feel that way but they're afraid of going against the crowd.

I didn't even know there had been an earlier discussion about that banner.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: October 10th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I applaud you for commenting on that. Male objectification is a growing trend these days, and it's something very few people seem to realize is a serious problem.

I'm also deeply depressed by the fact that no one seems to have commented on your protest at all. *shakes head* But sadly, I'm not surprised.

Well, kudos to you for being the voice in the wilderness.

And speaking of gender issues on tf.n, can I tell you a secret? (Or maybe not so secret.)

I'm seriously considering getting an account there just so I can review a bunch of fics and point out the very deeply problematic nature of what people are writing. Rape!fic? Oh yeah, tf.n has that in abundance. It's usually couched within a marriage and glossed over, though. But marital rape is still rape. And it's not cute, it's not romantic, it's not the basis for a future solid relationship. It's brutal, deeply damaging, and dehumanizing. And people need to think about what they're writing (or making banners of).

*takes a deep breath* Okay, I'm calm. Right. On to the meme...

Ooh, up to 3 sentences this time? How generous! :D

Well, in light of previous discussion...

I'd like to see something anti-gender stereotyped. You can use any character you please in the SW 'verse. Just break a stereotype, and the bigger the stereotype, the better. ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 10th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm also deeply depressed by the fact that no one seems to have commented on your protest at all. *shakes head* But sadly, I'm not surprised.

Actually - as you probably noticed later, they did respond to the protest. A lot of people also added to my lone voice - some very surprising people in deed - but it seemed to be that the defenders of the banner were not so much more in numbers but louder in volume. And when the JC's head admin thinks headless bare-chested men are appropriate images for a "family friendly" site, then...

Alas, it won't be a good idea for you to get an account there to leave feedback. The boards has a very 'smart' policy of not letting anyone leave negative feedback on stories. But there's nothing however stopping you from ranting about these disturbing trends on your own journal.

I'll work on the story. Just give me a while to come up with an idea.
vanimy From: vanimy Date: October 13th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really like that meta you linked to. A lot of things she wrote about are dead on and most of them never really crossed my mind before...

As for that Anakin banner....

I don't really care myself.

*avoids flying items*

It's meant to be humoristic I think and even though it's pretty pointless (no matter how I like Anakin's chest :P) it's just a banner which is going to be put down and replaced by another in a short time (probably because some fans will get tired of seeing Anakin's chest everytime they come here... )

Don't kill me!

A story you haven't written?

Mmh... Could you try Anakin and Padmé meet as adults for the first time?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: October 15th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I won't kill you. You are entitled to a differing opinion of course. But - as you probably must have guessed - I don't agree that it's as innocent as it seems. :p For one, the banner's been up there for over a week and I think the mods have left it up that long to prove a point to the detractors like myself. ::rolls eyes::

Anyway, on to more fun things:

Mmh... Could you try Anakin and Padmé meet as adults for the first time?

Sure. Give me a little while to work on that.
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