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I'm Circe. I'm kind of a goth, sort of an environmentalist, completely a feminist, pretty much a liberal, etc. etc. etc. I live in a big city having various adventures and whatnot. I like to dance. Also, pie.

This journal is a mirror of my Dreamwidth journal. I cross-post most of what I post there, but not all of it.

This is a fandom journal away from RL friends so I can:

1. babble and squee about fandom and not have to explain myself
2. rant about things without hurting anyone's feelings
3. Read and comment on massive amounts of fanfic, much of it smutty

Things I love in my fandoms: crazy fantastical adventures, sarcasm & bizarre humor, alien sex pollen, platonic BFFs, women teaming up to save the world, british dudes
Things I hate in my fandoms: character bashing, haters, tragic and/or destined romances, women fighting over men, high school AUs

Right now I'm totally obsessed with Doctor Who, though I love my numerous other fandoms as well. I'm in fandom for the ladies- all of my fandoms have to have at least one strong female protagonist as a central character, though the more the better! I also require this of the fic I read- the real world is androcentric enough for me, thanks. :P (My thoughts on most of fandom.) I also get enough gloom and doom in the real world, so I prefer things with minimal angst.

I like friends. Anyone's welcome to friend me, though if you want me to friend you back please leave me a comment first telling me why you've friended me just so I know where you came from! :) My interests and userpics give a fairly good estimation of my likes. HOWEVER, if:
-anyone has ever used the word intolerant to describe you
-you don't have/are not close to anyone with a serious mental illness yet believe psychiatric medication is a crutch/useless/a conspiracy
-you have ever publicly posted fic and/or meta primarily devoted to why a character OMG sucks/is teh ultimate evil/so unworthy of another character's love (and/or been accused of character bashing)
-you have ever used the phrase "I'm not a feminist, but..."
-you think slash is cool yet think femmeslash is icky (same goes for the slash=edgy/het=uncool school of thought)

I'm telling you right now we're not going to get along. Possibly ever. (If you're just interested in my image manips you can just track the tag "i made art on the internet!")

Also, this journal isn't edited for the public like my RL journal (and most people's journals, I'm guessing) is, so I may come across as crazy, obsessive, repetitive, vindictive and/or suicidal, and also incredibly boring. So if you're here cause I commented on something of yours, sorry for the weirdness!

Oh, and sometimes for fun I'll make and post the occasional bit of (fannish) photomanip "art" here as well. Mostly Doctor Who. (But possibly others- my fandoms keep multiplying like bunnies.) Mostly Doctor/Rose. HOWEVER, I have been branching out, and there is other het, femmeslash, gen and slash stuff on here, sometimes in the same post. If any of that is not your thing, then by all means don't look.

Re: current fandom, aka Doctor Who:
I am entirely uninterested in Moffat due to to the numerous sexist and borderline misogynistic comments he is so fond of making. As such, I haven't watched anything beyond Season 4 and although I vaguely keep up with the characters and plotlines, I'm not really interested in watching the new stuff, and don't plan to. (so don't expect to see Eleven/Amy/Rory/River in my Photoshop adventures) Good thing I have 40 years to catch up on. ;)

Who Fandom Note #2:
I love all the companions*. Seriously. Though yeah, Rose Tyler is my favorite. If you're at my journal and that upsets you because you've run into crazy shippers, um, I'm sorry? There are crazy shippers for every ship in every fandom, so chill. And fewer things in fandom drive me into as much of a raving froth of anger as character bashing, women hate and/or positioning characters as evil romantic rivals. If you're a character basher you're not welcome on my journal. And no, disliking a character, or being critical of them isn't *remotely* the same as bashing or hate. If you can't tell the difference between "I don't like how Martha's arc is Season 3 is so focused on the Doctor.", "I think Rose and the Doctor bring out the worst in each other." or "I find Tegan's character irritating because of X." and "Martha's a jealous bitch who doesn't realize that Rose is the Doctors TRUE LOVE.", "Rose/Ten is so incredibly disgusting it makes me want to vomit." or "Gwen deserves to die for cheating on Rhys." (or you've joined the Anti-Gwen-Alliance), then I can't help you. And sorry to disappoint, but you can still be a basher even if you use big words, footnotes, theory or references in your bashing. I understand your big words and your (slightly more pretentious) hate is still showing.

I also love all the Doctors with Rose, because they are all the Doctor. So if you're one of those "Ugh, Rose was only good when she was with Nine!" people or "Ugh, that stupid clone** ruined my ship, I am going to write fic where he dies horribly!" types we are probably not going to get along either.

* up to the end of Season 4, anyway, which is as far as I've seen. I've also got some gaps during Doctors 1-3, but I'm working on it.

** HE'S NOT A CLONE. Really. Check any dictionary.

~My lovely journal layout and headers (the pretty ones (Rose / Nine&Ten&Rose), anyway) were made by the fabulous and talented neth_dugan~
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