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- So this morning I totally dreamed that bb_shousetsu was a host club in addition to a BL mag. There was a decorative golden cage (JUST DECORATIVE OKAY) with a pretty boy space case (seriously, he was not even in Earth's orbit) lounging inside on cushions. There were dead-tree versions of the mag stacked up around the outside of the cage, and he was browsing through one of them with a confused and intensely focused expression.

I just. Don't even know, okay.


- KORRA!



omg. *_*


- So like, it's International Women's Day or something. Badass.

@tinytempest: For #internationalwomensday, rec some stories & novels by or about women that showcase how awesome women are. #femalefictionrec

Seeing as I could list approximately ELEVENTY BAJILLION titles that I think EVERYONE SHOULD READ NO REALLY GDI READ IT NOW, and that would be counterproductive since everyone would be all, tl;dr, I'm going to make a list of the very first 15 that pop into my head to avoid the crushing guilt of leaving out some eminently worthy book.

...Needless to say, my list will pretty much be SFF only. B/c I uh. Rarely read anything else?

In no particular order:

The Orphan's Tales, Catherynne Valente

Midnight Robber, Nalo Hopkinson

The Etched City, KJ Bishop

Steam Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, by various authors, ed. by JoSelle Vanderhooft

Leviathan series, Scott Westerfeld

Half World, Hiromi Goto

Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord

Bayou (graphic novel series), Jeremy Love

Skip Beat (manga series), Yoshiki Nakamura

Ooku (manga series), Fumi Yoshinaga

The Shadow Speaker, Nnedi Okorafor

White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi

The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner

The Intuitionist, Colson Whitehead

Liar, Justine Larbalestier

The Alchemy of Stone, Ekaterina Sedia

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, NK Jemisin


...wait that was 17. And gdi I am already thinking of others. I didn't even include anything more than 15 years old! TOO MUCH AWESOME EVERYWHERE, CAN'T KEEP UP.

(Oh, and uh, it goes w/o saying some of the above has triggery content. Anyone wants warnings for something, feel free to ask, but be forewarned that I'm horrible at remembering specific instances of such things.)

MORE LADY RECS IN THE COMMENTS, GO!

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lady_tigerfish
Mar. 9th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
I'll come up with some to add but may I just say YOUR TASTE IN BOOKS IS SO GOOD.
woodburner
Mar. 9th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
\:DDD/♥ SO IS YOURS OMG I think we basically love most of the same things?
elle_white
Mar. 9th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Korra looks so badass! I can't wait for this series!

I've gotten into Skip Beat recently and I adore it! I even wrote about my love for Kyoko as part of an International Women's Day post.
woodburner
Mar. 9th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
I'm way behind on Skip Beat (and pretty much everything else I follow s-sob) but it's one of my forever loves. ♥ It's so refreshing! So rare to have a shoujo manga that treats a heroine's friendships with other ladies and her ambitions and interests as being just as important (well, more important, really) as her romantic interest in men. also lesbian subtext ftw \o/
fox_holland
Mar. 9th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Korra has sum MANLY SHOULDERS.
(It made me completely forget her gender.)
I want to dig my thumbs in there and rub them.
woodburner
Mar. 9th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD THOSE SHOULDERS.

...THEY MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A PERV THIS IS A KID'S SHOW DAMNIT
cerine
Mar. 9th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
@ above: OH GOOD, I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE FEELING LIKE A PERV. She's like those wadaiko players I drool over. I'm kind of curious about what the cars/motorcycles will look like, though, since they mentioned it in that interview.

I really need to take a look at Ooku, it sounds up my alley of interests. I've heard of quite a few of your other recs (and have one), but there's some I haven't so it's search time! :D IWD is just in time to make myself a birthday list, haha.
woodburner
Mar. 9th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
Ooku is v. different, and somewhat heavier than I'd usually prefer, but it's really good, and gorgeous too. (It was the first manga to win the Tiptree award!)

Oh, which one of my recs do you have? :D
cerine
Mar. 9th, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Tiptree award is how I first heard about it, iirc. I'll have to see if my mom has a copy in where she works.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. :3 I have the second book in that series, too, but I need to reread it to figure out what I was iffy on.
yuismoon
Mar. 9th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
THIS WHOLE ENTRY IS AWESOME. :D

Also don't worry I am pretty sure everyone knows Korra is hot stuff. The target age for this show is actually higher than the first one, too! So it's... less creepy? >_>

Awesome lady things, UM. I recently read Skim by Mariko Tamaki and it is really amazingly beautiful. It's about growing up, screwing up, coming to terms with your sexuality, trying to fit in, trying to not fit in, all that. I don't think I have ever seen something so organically adolescent. The art is gorgeous too, aaaah.
woodburner
Mar. 13th, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
OOO, Jillian Tamaki did the art, I love her!
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