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this is not a new complaint

If your fic is long enough to feature not only Jared and Jensen but also extended sympathetic appearances by Chad and Misha and an amusing cameo from a male OC, it's long enough to include lines spoken by a female character other than a) the evil villainess or b) Jared's mom.

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tipsy_kitty
Apr. 12th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC)
Oooh, interesting. I love applying the Bechdel test to movies but I'm not sure my gay porn will pass muster :D

But, I'm sleepy and on my second martini. I will give this more thought tomorrow.
snickfic
Apr. 12th, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
But it wasn't even porn. It was rated PG-13! There was plot! With people! All of them male.
tipsy_kitty
Apr. 12th, 2013 05:03 am (UTC)
wait, my fic? Or the fic that caused the rant? I do have to admit my chattery nymph Jensen verse is lacking female characters...but I was planning on rectifying that soon :)

*ponders*

*reminds you of the aforementioned martinis*

snickfic
Apr. 12th, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)
No no, the fic I was reading today that prompted this fic. (Which was not by anyone on my flist.)

My point in my first comment was that straight PWP don't necessarily require any characters except the ones in the pairing, but if you've got plot and lots of parts, you'd rather hope some of them are women...

Edited at 2013-04-12 05:06 am (UTC)
tipsy_kitty
Apr. 12th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I totally agree with your initial point. I'm just stuck pondering how many times I've failed the Bechdel test. It's so fascinating once you stop to think about it.

*still pondering*

*still tipsy*

I definitely have some fails but I'm happy with the OFCs I wrote in Slipstream and Mrs. Rangarajan :)

But, I've also written a couple of fics with a classic Disney villainess.

\o/ tipsy kitty for the tie!?
stripytights
Apr. 12th, 2013 10:44 am (UTC)
I'm just going to cut in here and say I also loved your OFC in Mrs Rangarajan for obvious reasons :)
salty_catfish
Apr. 12th, 2013 10:44 am (UTC)
LOL
snickfic
Apr. 12th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
:P
stripytights
Apr. 12th, 2013 10:47 am (UTC)
Snick, I'm shocked you don't remember the general rule of thumb. It is a truth universally acknowledged that vaginas aren't fun.
snickfic
Apr. 12th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
I do recall Austen saying something to that effect, yes... :P
tebtosca
Apr. 12th, 2013 10:48 am (UTC)
Danneel is pretty much the first side character I add to any of my fics lol
snickfic
Apr. 12th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
And hurrah for that. :)
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