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Reading: Her Smoke Rises up Forever, a collection of James Tiptree Jr short stories. It must be said, while I appreciate the prose I'm finding a lot of them quite dated and weirdly gender essentialist (which may just be dated attitudes made more obvious since so many of them have female protagonists or are specifically about male violence against women). It's also kind of depressing that in the vast majority of them the main protagonist dies at the end.

Listening: The [community profile] otpodcast episode on Fusion AUs. The podcast was recommended to me by [personal profile] dunderklumpen and it gets definite points for being a mostly interesting discussion of fanfic. But I do get a bit of a disconnect every time they refer to shows from the 1990s as "really old" fandoms.

Watching: We've abruptly come to the end of seasons1 of both Killjoys and The Expanse on Netflix. So we're back with Doctor Who and The Avengers.

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Date: 2017-05-10 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I had the feeling that Tiptree's despair about gender came out as essentialism -- that writing an escape or alternative seemed like too good to hope for, somehow.

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