So. This journal has been profoundly dead lately, because, well, life, the universe, and everything got in the way of fandom. However! I want it to be un-dead, or even resurrected, if you will. To that end, I'm doing the Female Character Meme that's been making the rounds, and because I'm a masochist, I'm not letting myself repeat a fandom. Thirty days, thirty fandoms, (more than) thirty kick-ass women. Let's begin.
Day One: Favorite Lead Female Character
C.J. Cregg, of The West Wing
When I saw the prompt for today, my first thought was “Are you sure you wouldn't rather have me do something easier and less heartless, like, say, kill a kitten?” Because I am very bad at picking favorites, and I have a LOT of favorite female leads. (This will become apparent later on.) So I decided to go not just for my favorite, but also for my aspiration, to look at the character I show to my younger female friends and relations as a role model; in short, when I was a wee baby Pax, who did I want to be when I grew up? And then C.J. Cregg waltzed in on legs that go to Canada and took over in a New York minute whilst making a better geography-related witty remark than I just did.
( One in forty American men wear women's clothing and we've had well over forty presidents. I'm just saying, one of these guys was dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress. Now let's get to the bottom of that. )
( The rest of the days, should you be interested. )