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Where the towels are oh so fluffy ([personal profile] erinptah) wrote2011-01-31 09:13 pm

As long as it's still January, so this isn't too ridiculously late...

Who else is making fandom New Year's resolutions?

I have two. First, to post general-type meta questions in my actual journal. My first impulse when I started turning over this post was to ask at [ profile] fail_fandomanon, because that's what's been feeding my need for general panfandom discussion lately. Then it hit that, oh right, there's no reason people would avoid talking about this kind of thing logged-in, and this is exactly the kind of thing I've been griping about [community profile] metafandom lacking these days. Be the change, if you're not part of the solution, etcetera.

Second, to make every chapter of this fic I'm working on pass (a) the Bechdel Test and (b) the race!Bechdel Test. It has seven core characters (eight if you count the talking cat) and four of them are female, so the standard Bechdel pass was kinda going to happen whether I paid attention or not. On the other hand, they're all white except for one. (Not counting the cat either way. Although it does have white fur.) So far there are enough POC secondary characters that it hasn't needed any shoehorning, just a little extra planning.

(To forestall the usual Bechdel complaints: yes, it's a simplistic mechanical test; no, it isn't a guarantee of non-failyness; no, it isn't going to strike a blow For Great Social Justice. I'm mostly just doing it to see if I can.)

Haven't broken either resolution yet -- but then, it is still January. (It is, right? Good. *hits post, quick*)