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I made a fan community for Ashley Seaver / Rachel Nichols. Go join if you're a fan! And post icons and fic and Rachel tweets and other things. 

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21 April 2011 @ 02:53 pm
Alright, so, I had to write a paper for my English Composition 102 class about an ideology shared by a community that I am part of that I would like to see change. I chose the Criminal Minds fandom as my community, and the way that female characters are viewed as my topic. I sent out a request for people on livejournal and tumblr to let me know their feelings for Elle Greenaway, Jennifer Jareau, Emily Prentiss, Penelope Garcia, Ashley Seaver, and Haley Hotchner. I received over seventy responses - not all of them negative - and I am extremely grateful to everyone who was involved.

I  neglected to add screen names into this, so all quotes are instead accompanied by a gender and an age (where applicable). I would like to stress that not all of the responses I got were negative - even some that I quoted had positive things to say about other characters. 
Due to time and length constraints, I was unable to get into Garcia (who most people have no problem with) or Haley. The two of them, along with Strauss and Jordan Todd, are characters that I intend to talk about in another post.
One last note: This paper was due the Tuesday after "Lauren"  aired. That is the time frame that I was working in.

“She’s a female agent. Sometimes being a bitch comes with the territory.”
These are the words of a nineteen-year-old female fan of CBS’s hit crime drama Criminal Minds. When I asked people in the online fan communities—on blogging sites tumblr and Livejournal —their opinions on the female characters of the show, I was expecting negative responses. I wasn’t disappointed. This comment is just the beginning of an onslaught of misogynistic, unfounded hatred for many of the female characters on the show, especially those who don’t fit into the stereotypical female roles. I am personally a huge fan of Criminal Minds and of nearly all of the characters. I’m an active member of the online fanbase (or “fandom”) for the show, but the constant bombardment of misogynistic comments about the female characters is disheartening. If there was anything I could change about the Criminal Minds fandom, it would be the overall consensus that characters like Elle or Ashley Seaver are considered “not submissive enough” to be tolerated, while characters like Jennifer “JJ” Jareau and Emily Prentiss are only liked after they become more nurturing.

The rest of the essay under here.Collapse )
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12 February 2011 @ 04:05 pm
I saw this somewhere and thought it was a great idea, so yeah. I'm going to do a Quote Directory, which is basically where I write all of the quotes I think are cool in the comments.

louder than god's revolver and twice as shiny
31 January 2011 @ 11:07 pm

Reid/Prentiss shippers! Come join reidprentiss . We're a new pairing-specific comm focused around (you guessed it) Reid and Prentiss. There will be fic! There will be discussion! There will be graphics! There will be MGG&Paget news! THERE WILL BE REID/PRENTISS! 

So join, introduce yourselves, and SPREAD THE WORD!
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20 January 2011 @ 02:17 pm
I maintain that it's my favorite this season, but keep in mind that I think this season has been entirely lackluster. So, though this is my favorite of season six...it's probably not gonna end up on even my Top 20 for the show as a whole. This season has had a habit of having me into the episode for 3/4 of the show and then springing, say, A PEDOPHILE CRACKDEN on me. *glares at "Into the Woods"* No thank you.

And no, I'm not going to talk about being giddy that Reid is in pain, because I'm not happy about that. So it's safe to read, ahhhhh.Collapse )

Completely and totally shallow note, but holy mother of god Gubler looked good last night.
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11 January 2011 @ 10:22 pm
Hey, guys. I’ve been back at school for a few days now. I’ll update on the main things, because I have an early class tomorrow and need to get to sleep.

+ Because of Snowpocalypse 2011, I didn’t have classes on Monday, and I only had a twenty minute version of my English class today. Only twelve of the twenty-four people in the class showed up. My professor (who is kind of cool) assumed that they couldn’t get to school because of the icy road conditions, but I kind of think they took advantage of that assumption and just stayed home.

+ I have my first Psychology, French, and Honors History 104 classes tomorrow. I’ve got the same teacher and most of the same people in my history class, so I’m kind of glad for that stability.

+ My best friend from back home moved in next door to me in the dorms. She has been driving me insane. She’s one of those people that has to be in constant motion and constantly talking and can’t just sit down and do something quietly. That said, she comes into my room whenever and just sits around waiting for me and my roommate to want to do things. I’m like, IT IS TWENTY DEGREES OUTSIDE, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING WE SHOULD DO? GO AWAY! A;lsdkjf;aslj It’s just really bothering me. And I’m pretty sure she doesn’t like my friends here, which is upsetting. But if it comes down to it…I’m not leaving my friends to stay friends with her. Because I’ve lived in her shadow since the seventh grade. I’ve finally carved out a niche for myself and made real friends who like me for who I am, and I’m not giving that up because she thinks they’re “weird”.

+ People on criminalxminds make me want to shoot puppies sometimes guys. This girl made this huge Prentiss-bashing post and I tore her a new asshole. I swear, if I put that much effort into researching and citing my sources for my actual research papers…I would have been in college years ago.

+ We had a hall meeting tonight and played this stupid game to get to know everyone’s names. Everybody called me “Katie” until Elizabeth the RA finally corrected then. I was like, “Wow, I kind of feel like shit.” Because I’ve been here since August and like, nobody knows my fucking name? I live at the most ten yards down the hall from you people.

+ Last, serious note: It seriously pains me that not ONE person has made even a comment about the shooting in Tucson other than me. On facebook, I mean. People are all either “SNOW HERP DERP” or “FOOTBALL HURR DURR”. I’m like, we just had a fucking terror attack happen, just had an assassination of a judge and an attempted-assassination of a congresswoman, and you people only care about SNOW AND FOOTBALL?
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05 January 2011 @ 11:49 am
So, most of my CM-watching flist darlings are already in this comm, but for those of you who aren't:

COME JOIN crimeland!

crimeland is an interactive Criminal Minds community. Like most land comms, it's broken into teams (Reid, Morgan, JJ, and Garcia - I'm Team Garcia) and you compete in fun challenges (fics, graphics, puzzles - there's a huge variety, so even if you're not into writing or graphics-making, you can still have fun) to earn points to help your team win the case!

So, Criminal Minds fans, GO SIGN UP! And tell them I sent you; it'll earn me five points every time someone does. :3 

It's seriously fun. <333
louder than god's revolver and twice as shiny
17 December 2010 @ 11:03 pm
Also...FYI I put up two CM drabbles. One was left over from crimeland because I decided to do icons for the 20 in 20 challenge instead, and then one is Reid/Prentiss: P For Phonecall, as requested by fun_french_fri .

They can be found here at shesthesmoke. :) The upcoming drabbles will hopefully be better, er.

Feel free to give me more A - Z CM prompts. My post is here. I'll do basically any pairing or character, slash or het or gen. Can't promise the quality of characterization with Rossi or Gideon though.
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