Sarah (valentinite) wrote,

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can I get a hiatus on life?

So tired, despite averaging 8+ hours of sleep a night. I apologize to RP-folks for being basically AWOL, though everyone/everything else appears to be molasses-speed too, so I don't actually think I'm holding anyone up. (Deciding to bail on Oktoberfest I think is a good plan, albeit a disappointing one. Yes, there's two weeks left, but I still haven't written anything except notes. Maybe next year.) wtf brain, you don't close parentheses with an </em> tag.

It's just been one of those crazy-crazy-busy weeks, capped yesterday by managing to give myself a couple little second-degree burns on my shoulder while trying to use a mug of tea-water as a makeshift heating pad. (A quick spray of Bactine and a few bandaids and all fixed; they weren't bad, just sort of symbolic.)

And I think now I am packing up my bag and taking my DS and 358/2 days to the local diner. Woot! I still don't get the fannish obsession with Kingdom Hearts, but the games are fun.

ETA and now for something completely different: 100 awesome female characters, from any media, meme swiped from calapine although I am doing this before reading hers as I want to come up with mine on my own. Expect copious amounts of Doctor Who if I run out of ideas, and lots of really random things as I run down my bookshelf of childhood-beloved SF/F novels. But I'm going to start by going through fandoms/books/series and just listing a top character; then I'll revisit. Because between the Fey clan in AA and 45+ years of companions, I could fill this before I even got creative.

1. Maya Fey, Ace Attorney
2. Ace, Doctor Who
3. Susan Ivanova, Babylon 5
4. Friday, Heinlein's Friday[1]
5. Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, Bujold's Vorkosigan saga
6. Honor Harrington, Weber's Honor Harrington series
7. Eowyn, Lord of the Rings
8. Toshiko Sato, Torchwood
9. Sarah Jane Smith, SJA[2]
10. Nyota Uhuru, Star Trek: TOS and Star Trek: AOS
11. Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
12. Menolly, The Dragonriders of Pern series
13. Ashe, FFXII
14. Tasha Yar, Star Trek: TNG
15. Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
16. Fred, Angel
17. Catherine Janeway, Voyager
18. Leia, Star Wars
19. Trinity, The Matrix
20. Miranda, Diamond Age
21. Yuna, FFX/FFX-2
22. Elhayim van Houten, Xenogears
23. Door, Neverwhere
24. Zoe Washburne, Firefly
25. Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

...screw it, here goes the Who bandwagon, ep titles in parentheses where needed...

26. Melanie Jane Bush
27. Zoe Herriot
28. Tegan Jovanka
29. Leela
30. Romanadvoratrelundar
31. Ray (Delta and the Bannermen)
32. Bambera (Battlefield)
33. Liz Shaw
34. Jo Grant
35. Barbara Wright
36. Evelyn Smythe (audio companion)
37. Peri Brown
38. Rose Tyler
39. Martha Jones
40. Donna Noble
41. Jackie Tyler
42. Rodan (The Invasion of Time)
43. The President (Frontier in Space, and no, she never gets named but she's awesome)
44. Shou Yuing (Battlefield)
45. The Rani (Mark of the Rani, Time and the Rani)
46. Mags (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy)
47. Grace Holloway

...and now to revisit others, being lazy and only putting the series when I switch

48. Mia Fey, Ace Attorney
49. Dahlia Hawthorne
50. Iris
51. Lana Skye
52. Sister Bikini
53. Pearl Fey
54. Franziska von Karma
55. Trucy Wright
56. Ema Skye
57. Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter
58. Nymphadora Tonks
59. Andromeda Tonks
60. Bellatrix Black
61. Ginny Weasley
62. Molly Weasley
63. Luna Lovegood
64. Amanda Grayson, Star Trek: TOS
65. Janice Rand
66. Edith Keeler
67. Saavik
68. T'Pau
69. B'Elanna Torres, Star Trek: Voyager
70. Delenn, Babylon 5
71. Dodger
72. Lyta Alexander
73. Y.T., Snow Crash
74. Talia, Heralds of Valdemar series
75. Savil
76. Wyoming Knott, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
77. Shion, Xenosaga
78. Moreta, Dragonriders of Pern
79. Ariane Emory II, Cyteen
80. Helen, Iliad
81. Penelope, Odyssey
82. Jenna Angel, Digital Devil Saga
83. Sergeant Taura, the Vorkosigan saga
84. Elli Quinn
85. Kareen Koudelka
86. Alys Vorpatril
87. Ekaterin
88. Cordelia, BtVS/Angel
89. Willow
90. Faith
91. Rikku, FFX/X-2
92. Payne, FFX-2
93. Gwen Cooper, Torchwood
94. Nell, Diamond Age
95. Turtle Wexler, The Westing Game
96. Channon Yarrow, Transmetropolitan
97. Cirocco Jones, Varley's Titan series
98. Lady Sybil Vimes, Discworld
99. Angua
100. Charlotte Pollard, Doctor Who[3]

Bonus fixed italic tags and at least one a couple I forgot, now that I've looked at calapine's list.
101. Cameca, Doctor Who
102. Timov, Babylon 5

I'm sure there's a bunch I'm missing; I have trouble coming up with names and series when put on the spot.

[1] Heinlein kind of fails at some aspects of female characters, but I love her anyways.
[2] No, I'm not cheating to move her up the rankings -- I like her in her own show lot better.
[3] I forgot her earlier, and I'm not renumbering the entire second half. XD
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