Mashup: Competence, Female Protagonists, and Buffy & Jamie
This week’s links I wanted to share are about women protagonists. Despite all the books available with women as protagonist, I still have trouble finding good books with a character who is at least smart. As we can see below, I’m not alone.
Marie Brennan’s post on Competence is Hot. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has problems with urban fantasies. What the heck does wearing a cropped top to show off tattoos have to do with hunting vampires?
From Strangest Chemistry, the Strongest Female Protagonist in YA? It’s always hard finding good female characters that aren’t dumb, and this is a great list of books to check out.
And for a bit of end of week fun, a mashup that takes the Buffy the Vampire Slayer intro and applies them to an earlier heroine show, The Bionic Woman. The Bionic Woman recently came out on DVD, so I had an opportunity to watch it again. Surprising, it holds up well though the show is more than 30 years old.
If the weather’s good this weekend, I’m thinking of revisiting the Manassass Battlefield, on site research for my new contemporary fantasy — which I am considering having no men in the book. What are your plans for the holiday weekend?
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