So. Darned. Cute.
Time Ladies: Doctors from Dr. Who, represented as women. Picture by Gladys @ http://rocketssurgery.tumblr.com
Picture via Gladys, whose artwork just took up some of my afternoon and I don’t mind a bit!
I should probably compile a post with some of the excellent gender swaps I’ve seen lately, but I know if I wait I might forget, and this is too cute risk forgetting.
So in preparation for a potential future post full of pictures… what’s the cutest gender swap you’ve seen lately?
Spend a day or two away from LJ/DW, get hopelessly behind on what’s happening in fandom’s latest Fail.
I first learnt of this new phase of the brouhaha via ivorygates’ post:
I am aware that many people don’t consider either NSFW manips such as this or RPS appropriate means with which to address the situation, due to perceived elements of “endorsement of rape as appropriate punishment”, elements of the stigmatization of sexual desire and expression as “dirty” or “perverted” or “wrong”, and elements of the marginalization and objectification of individuals for purposes of anger and hatred.
With respect for the vastly divergent spectrum of fandom opinion, I submit that whether or not these forms of fannish expression are the most situationally-useful means of changing the situation, such expressions are both firmly within the tradition of protest art, and (in the fashion of all good satires) take their specific elements from the material which they satirize.
This is all about this photoshop manip (NSFW, potentially triggery) posted by alchemia, which features the words:
Dr. Ogi hesitated before answering the survey question about which slashy fan-fic story he would most like to live out.
That one where Sai was the show host and he turned into a tentacle monster.
… and then illustrated them. Graphically. With one of the SurveyFail researcher’s face pasted on.
There’s discussion about it all over the place (and more via Linkspam on DW). Interesting and crunchy issues of consent, humiliation, protest, and humour.