gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)

Or how I got around reading Twilight and was punished for it, after all. Yes, I finally finished Mocking Jay.

Okay, okay, before we go on: this is going to be riddled with spoilers for The Hunger Games and lot of bad language. If you want to stay away from either of them, this is not the post you're looking for *waves you along

For everyone else... let's jump right in.

First book rant in forever. )

PS.: On the plus side, [ profile] heitidei found a cinema in Berlin that shows The Avengers in 2D! Yay [ profile] heitidei!
gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
Anyway. It's March again. And you know what that means?


Women's History Month!

Let's celebrate Women's History, with fic and art and baking and political rallying (or practical political action such as male represenatives trying their hand at traditionally women's jobs and female representatives taking the parliament stage, for example)! Whee! I'm so excited! I love Women's History Month, did I mention that yet? I love it! *jumps up and down excitedly (in my head, anyway)
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Oh, whoa. Too many to choose from, actually. I'd love to spend a day with Jo March, preferably on a New England winter day, with snowball fights and an evening of reading from books and telling stories in the March home. Or blowing shit up for a day with Laura Cadman. Or a day at Camp Half Blood with the bunch from the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Or seeing the way the world was altered after the end of John Birmingham's Axis of Time trilogy, preferably in the company of Karen Halabi (since he killed off Jürgen Müller :P Oh, spoilers... oops).

I'm not sure if I'd like to meet Eowyn, seeing as how she and I bitched at each other during the last days when I tried to write [ profile] sgteam14283's first prompt for the Holiday Fic Request Meme. But, ooooooh, I'd love to meet Sam Carter and Helen Magnus! I'd ask Sam how to become a soldier like her and how the hell she is so awesome and I'd never stop asking Helen about the centuries she lived in. She'd probably have to talk about WWI and WWII for at least a year or something and she'd be the best ressource ever for that WWII original story I still have on my hard drive (or my dad's NAS, since my laptop is still out of commission...). Oh yes, definitely Helen Magnus, over tea and biscuits (not cookies) by a blazing fire in the fire place in her library ♥
gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
Three women from Liberia and Yemen won the Nobel Peace Prize this year for their feminist and pacifist actions. Feminists win the Nobel Peace prize! Wheeee! Go feminism! ♥

*goes to dance a little feminist happy dance
gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
Title: Well Behaved Women
Fandom: Stargate
Rating: T
Genres: gen, friendship
Summary: Sergeant Dusty Mehra isn't in the mood for some all women ritual stuff. But it doesn't look as if she has a choice.
A/N: OMG, I totally forgot to post this on LJ when I posted it on *head desks Anyway... this is the second challenge piece, and this time the topic was memory. Also, because I am stupid and conceited that way and didn't think it was enough, I added a challenge just from myself to me to make it my first ever Bechdel test fic. I hope I succeded in that one. And no, I didn't win this challenge either on that forum... but currently, the entire forum is out of commission... I think I got the better deal in the end. As always, the lovely and wonderful [ profile] mackenziesmomma betaed this and made me add a language warning, just because Dusty talks like any regular Marine. Tsk. (but seriously, Dusty talks like a goddamn fucking Marine and she really doesn't care who hears her, so if you're delicate that way... maybe stay away from this fic... I mean it... someone on that forum actually thanked me for the language warning and proceeded not to read it... and that was a German forum). Okay. I think I'll stop talking now.

PS.: [ profile] scherryzade please don't kill me for that last paragraph? Um? It's a hommage to you!

( Private Consultation )

Well Behaved Women )
gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
It is here, anyway.

Okay, where was I? Oh, right, International Women's Day! Yay!

I don't expect much about that in the media or on the street here, even if it's the 100th anniversary, seeing as today is crappy fucking Faschingsdienstag (Carneval Tuesday) which means people all over Germany get crazy and try to be "funny" but thank God I live in Prussia where we don't even know how to spell that (funny, not crazy... Prussians are pretty big on the crazy, even though for us all you call crazy would be considered normal... or something like that) and which saves us from the rest of German "humor" (don't get me wrong, we have some really great entertainers and comedians... just not during carneval).

Yes, I do hate carneval with a fiery passion and Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday) is like the most beautiful day of the year, right after Christmas because it means the "fun" is over. And what kind of God (since carneval is supposed to have something to do with God...) would let this happen? Seriously... I hate carneval and thank God I don't live in a carneval crazy federal state anymore. I swear, I will never ever in my entire life move to Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Mainz or any other of those towns where the only way to get away from the drunken masses is to leave town or maybe even country.

Anyway... for those of us who don't care for too much drink and too many rotten jokes, there's International Women's Day to celebrate, and I do believe that's just a bit more worthy. So come on, girls (and boys, of course), tell me about a woman you admire or that you love or link fantastic fic to me, recommend books to me about women that did great, link news articles to me, give me red carnations and you shall receive some (because that's what the party I'm a member of still does as a tradition: we give red carnations to women in the streets and wish them a happy Women's Day... when I used to work for them, all the women who worked there had one on their desk and yes, I really, really, really miss that and I wish I'd had the guts to go to my managers and tell them that hey, especially in an environment like my workplace where women are in leadership postions but otherwise scarcely to be found, shouldn't we do something about that?). Let's all have a great International Women's Day :D
gelbes_gilatier: (the bundeswehr and me)
Since this is the first day of March, it's also the first day of Women's History Month and I love that one to pieces, goddammit! It always springs great articles all over the English speaking internet and I read my first one today: General Remembers Her 'Different' Military Days. I think I'll read Women in the Wars: I've Lived Out There With The Guys' and Silver Star Recipient a Reluctant Hero tomorrow and I also still have to read Female correspondents' code of silence, finally broken.

In regard to books, I'll probably leave Steel Boats, Iron Hearts: The Wartime Saga of Hans Goebeler and U-505 (I'm pretty sure I said that before but... that's the German submarine put on display in Chicago and the one my grandfather served on in WWII) be for another couple of weeks, in favor of finally reading Kate Adie's Into Danger: Risking Your Life For Work and working my way through Sense and Sensibility, after I finish John Birmingham's Final Impact (which, by the way, is part of his Axis of Time trilogy and more importantly features extraordinarily strong, vivid and lovable female characters... but yeah, I love that series to pieces, anyway). It's gonna be such a busy month reading wise (and I just had a look at my amazon wishlist and there might be some books I really can't wait to order) but if anyone of you has any suggestions, I'll gladly take them. Everything that's Women's History (and yeah, especially things military and war/foreign correspondents related will be favored very much, along with anything on female explorers) will be appreciated and at least put on the amazon wishlist ;) Give it to me, people!

Edit: OMG, I totally forgot that I still have Eleanor Roosevelt's autobiography to read. I have to finish it this month!
gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
In light of next month's 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (a tradition that used to be firmly observed in East Germany but is slowly starting to be forgotten :() and the reoccurence of Women's History Month in March and a suggestion by [ profile] sgteam14283, I was thinking about a little quick challenge to celebrate it, in two of the comms I (apparently, according to LJ) own:

Women's Day/Women's History Month challenge poll @ [ profile] major_explosion (Lorne/Cadman comm)

Women's Day/Women's History Month challenge poll @ [ profile] stargate_ocs (a comm for Stargate OCs)

Go on, everyone, take part! Let's celebrate all those wonderful Stargate women! And I certainly hope to see lots of great Stargate women fic and art next month :D 100 years of International Women's Day, girls! Let's have a party!
gelbes_gilatier: (argh)
First, let me say something: I know I have slashers in my flist and before I get to the core of the issue here, I'd like to say that I respect you and your writing very much, mostly because you're awesome people and because you have a very deep and reflective stance towards writing slash and because, as far as I know, when you write boy slash you don't make the mistake of eliminating all and every female character from your stories (have I ever told you how much I love you for making Laura Cadman a very important person for your Lorne, [ profile] bluflamingo or how much I love your writing because so many of your Newcomers are women, despite the series having heavy slashy under- and overtones, [ profile] scherryzade? ;)). The following text is in no way meant to insult you or belittle your writing. Still... I had to write it.

Because, see, today I discovered a very long article (as in, a whole page) on slashers in the German major (left-leaning) newspaper Berliner Zeitung and because I was overjoyed to see that such an established and important newspaper took a look at fanfiction and even gave it a whole page, I started to read it... only to start frowning after about three phrases.

Oh Berliner Zeitung, why did you DO that? )
gelbes_gilatier: (Grumpy)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 17:02 Watching documentary on women in war, narrated by Kate Adie (does anyone know if she's on twitter?). Go Kate! Love "Corsets to Camouflage"! #

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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 00:26 OMG, FINALLY got to see #Leverage promo. SQUEE! It's so very good to see new footage! I want MORE! Now off to writing fanfic... #
  • 16:51 Yay! Another bit of #Leverage promo on Facebook: God, I LOVE Parker :D #
  • 17:05 Oh wow, FINALLY there's a Region 2 release date for #Leverage. What took you so long, guys? You have an audience in Europe, too! #
  • 17:25 ...oops. I just kind of... placed a big DVD order on But yeah, OK, I'd been wanting to do that for weeks now, anyway so WTH? #
  • 22:32 RT @WomenMarines: When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 17:15 Eurgh. Cleaning out my parents' freezers. I discovered stuff that was due in fucking 2007. It's like an archaeological expedition. #
  • 17:37 Dude, I just spent the last 20 minutes literally hacking away ice from the last freezer compartment. What is that? Ice cave in Antarctica? #
  • 18:07 Can't believe the first thing I do after my parents leave me alone in their place for 10 days is starting to clean it up... #
  • 19:53 OMGWTFPARALLELUNIVERSE! RT @serienjunkies: RT @flogrs: Hertha versenkt Wolfsburg im Mittellandkanal! 5:1 Auswärtssieg!!! #
  • 20:49 RT @Soldatenglueck: Der Top Cop der Vereinten Nationen ist eine Frau (Video): Frauen-Power in New York #
  • 23:49 Oh, hey, parents haven't been arrested yet. Just got e-mail from them, saying they arrived in Israel at Lake Tiberias. Very... informative. #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 07:44 I know readers hate it but... I'm getting hits for my stories (both on LJ and but hardly any reviews anymore. What happened? :( #
  • 13:08 RT @MilitaerRSS: Deutsches Heer - Soldat und Muli sind ein Team: Auch im Zeitalter der Digitaltechnik und Hubschrau... #
  • 17:32 RT @NavyNews: RT @SurfaceWarriors "Women are uniquely poised to take an ever increasing leadership role in technical fields" - Phillips #
  • 18:26 Mehehe, have a (language) dates on Thursday and Friday. Totally curious as to how they will go... #
  • 18:51 It has come to my attention that there are people who do NOT like Kavan Smith. How can THAT be possible?Anyone of the followers can explain? #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 11:29 Holy fuck. It's snowing. AGAIN! It's never gonna be spring here. NEVER! Feel need to go into hibernation... #
  • 15:35 RT @USArmy: Flying and fixing Black Hawks, female Soldiers soar through history & lead the way for others #
  • 17:52 Finally continuing to watch #SGU. And what can I say? I STILL hate Eli. And Chloe/Scott. I'm afraid it ain't gonna change. EVER. #
  • 17:59 Yep, definitely hate Eli. He makes nerds look bad. VERY bad. However, have to say Rush is really starting to grow on me. As does Rush/TJ. #
  • 18:16 Also still love Lt. James. If they kill her off, I might have to destroy something. Preferably something of the writers and/or producers. #
  • 18:40 OK, nice touch w/ Flogging Molly's "The Worst Day Since Yesterday" and showing some day to day life on Destiny. Missed that for Atlantis :( #
  • 20:40 Is ANYONE watching that "Die Grenze" thing on Sat1 tonight? B/c I sure ain't (not w/ CSI: NY, Law and Order: CI and Burn Notice on anyway). #
  • 20:59 *iz teh dead RT @mackenziesmomma: GUH:RT @SyfyMovies: - More RED pix! Red and her [...]fiance Kavan Smith (right). #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 16:21 Day 19 @30DaysThrough - Interview with German QRF soldiers: - that's how it should work. (via @BendlerBlogger). #
  • 18:03 Reading: "Wir sind kein Mädchenverein" ( Great book about women in the #Bundeswehr. Am positively surprised. #
  • 19:28 Can't believe I'm writing a letter to small left-wing newspaper because I'm pissed off by observations on #Avatar and 'HurtLocker. #
  • 21:48 Where did my plot bunnies suddenly disappear 2? You know, the horrible creatures that forced me 2 torture my fav character this week. Twice. #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 11:08 Yay, #Avatar got neither Best Movie nor Best Director. Take THAT, James Cameron, you unbelievably smug and arrogant bastard! #
  • 13:34 I'm ashamed to admit it but HOLY CRAP DOES THE A-TEAM MOVIE GOOD! Have a look yourself: #
  • 14:19 I can't believe HOW unbearably STUPID "Seventh Heaven" is. Whoever writes their scripts was probably lobotomized or something. Blergh. #
  • 15:08 GAH! GO AWAY CHRISTOPHER! Whose stupid idea was it to exchange the made of awesome Luke against disgusting slimy Christopher? #
  • 18:08 Meh. I was just about to finally finish watching #SGU (still have a #Fanfic100 claim to fulfill) and then dad comes home. Just my luck. #
  • 18:24 Oh, hey, guys, it's Women's History Month again! Let's celebrate women history not only for a today (i.e. today) but for a whole month! #
  • 18:27 RT @derfreitag: How the 'new feminism' went wrong >> #guardian #frauentag #
  • 19:45 RT @USArmy: Senate resolution recognizes the unique challenges faced by women in the military & honor veterans #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 15:23 Had interview at State Department yesterday. Went so-so. Had migraine in the evening. SUCKED. Can't that stuff just STOP bothering me? #
  • 15:24 Also... WHY THE HELL IS IT SNOWING OUTSIDE? It's March, dammit! There's no reason for a blizzard! WTF!Nature! #
  • 15:29 ARGH! All the stuff melted away this week and everyone was cheering b/c you could walk without danger... and now it's NOT GOING AWAY again! #
  • 18:32 Mwhahahaha! I knew pirates were chauvinists! RT @Freie_Sicht: Gender-Debatte bei Piratenpartei. Meuterei der Piratinnen #
  • 18:34 Yay! Just made first animated icon ever! I rock so very hard: (yes, it's snurchable, please give credit). #
  • 21:18 Germany's Next Topmodel again... want the stunt girl to win. She so very much kicks ASS & she gave the marketing idiot a good beating! #
  • 21:26 Oh, oh, oh, Milow is commenting from the Echo Awards in Berlin on Facebook... he's just so COOL :D *lofs Milow so very, very much #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 12:14 Krchrchr. RT @ZDFsport: Der Streit um die bevorzugte Nahrung des ZDF-Maskottchens eskaliert #
  • 12:20 Also, whatever the #Eurosport guys commenting men's snowboard half-pipe yesterday had... I want it, too. And LOTS of it. Seriously, dude! #
  • 12:43 RT @DefenceHQ: News: RAF female firefighters in the thick of it at Bastion #
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Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 19:23 US Armed Forces Snake Project: - You just gotta love its universality. (thanks to asugar for posting the link on LJ) #
  • 19:27 RT @SPIEGEL_English: The Gender Gap: 'Men Who Have Daughters Tend to See Better'... - #
  • 20:13 BLERGH! #Avatar is nominated for NINE fucking Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. I need to go puke now. BLERGH²²³³²²³ #
  • 20:23 - I feel so much safer now, knowing our navy patrolling the Lebanese coast know what they're doing... NOT! #navyfail #
  • 21:16 Ha! My mom just admitted that #Avatar DOES suck! I knew her usual good taste in movies would prevail in the end! I'm so proud of her :D #
  • 22:15 What happens it snows for weeks in Gemany: (@SPIEGEL_English picture gallery, including pics from snowed in Hiddensee). #
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