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Astridv maintains rec lists for Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate Atlantis, and Leverage fanfic and currently (2012) recs mostly Avengers fic. She was a moderator of the BetterBuffyFics recs mailing list, and is the archivist of the associated Better Buffy Fiction Archive. Most of her recs are for gen stories.
- Chrome-Magnon, The X-Files, story by Shannon Fisher
- Smile Time: The Comic, Angel
- Synth, Angel/Fray, story by yhlee
- The Long Way Home, SGA, story by rheanna27
- Fear of the Dark, SGA, story by rheanna27
- Creature (Double) Feature, SGA
- Fullmetal Alchemist fanart, Fullmetal Alchemist
- Muppet: Atlantis
- Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?, for paintedspires 2008
- The Woods Are Haunted, Dark and Deep, for sticksandsnark 2009
Many of her meta posts focus on Misogyny in fandom, Character bashing, Mary Sues and fandom's behaviour towards female characters. Astridv was one of the few vocal supporters of Jennifer Keller and McKay/Keller in SGA fandom, which led to heated discussions on her journal.
allergies: rye pollen, milk, and character bashing. I believe that character bashing is genuinely harmful and poisonous, not least because it's usually the female characters who bear the brunt of it. Same goes for the overuse of the dreaded term 'Mary Sue'. In general I'm absolutely unwilling to defend the gals and get dragged into a lengthy argument every time I just want to have a moment of squee and talk about a woman in fiction I love. (Been there. Done that. Gets old.) Or, to say it with dsudis's words: FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME. And in the same vein: No interesting female characters my ass :P
- Bones fic recs - the Big Damn List by astridv, accessed 8.9.2011
- My Big Damn Buffyverse Recs List, part I by astridv, accessed 8.9.2011
- SGA fic recs - main list, part I by astridv, accessed 8.9.2011
- Leverage fic and vid recs - master post by astridv, accessed 8.9.2011
- Better Buffy Fiction Archive is back (accessed 13 October 2011)
10.2.2009 http://astridv.livejournal.com/136488.html, accessed 13.10.2011
12.10.2009, http://astridv.dreamwidth.org/162074.html, acccessed 13.10.2011
- astridv Profile page on Livejournal, accessed 13.10.2011.