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Bad Girls: Helen Stewart and Nikki Wade - The Shipper's Manifesto
-the show where Rash's mum plays Nikki.
This show has gorgeous women, diabolical characters, well-written plots—and did I mention it takes place in a women’s prison? This award-winning British production, which premiered in the UK in 1999, is a character-driven show that takes place largely in the G-Wing of HMP Larkhall in London and effectively portrays the harsh realities of women in prison. [BBCAmerica has recently begun showing Bad Girls on Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm ET. If you haven’t seen the show yet, I strongly urge you to give it a try. You will not be disappointed.]

Most importantly, Bad Girls was one of the first television shows to offer a lesbian love affair as a primary storyline. The slowly developed and emotionally charged relationship between Wing Governor Helen Stewart and prisoner Nikki Wade is one of the best-written romances, gay or straight, in television history. Not only do we get an emotional rollercoaster of an almost impossible love story, but we also see an honest portrayal of a woman’s internal struggle with her sexuality.
fandom  slash  helen/nikki  badgirls 
yesterday by timberwolfoz
Making Light: Hard-bitten tongue
Jo Walton poured Coke on David Brin at the Tor party as Boskone.
fandom  wank 
2 days ago by raccoonnookkeeper
Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online | WIRED
Sent from boing boing, better mapping by dedicated people: " On AO3, users can put in whatever tags they want. (Autocomplete is there to help, but they don't have to use it.) Then behind the scenes, human volunteers look up any new tags that no one else has used before and match them with any applicable existing tags, a process known as tag wrangling. Wrangling means that you don't need to know whether the most popular tag for your new fanfic featuring Sherlock Holmes and John Watson is Johnlock or Sherwatson or John/Sherlock or Sherlock/John or Holmes/Watson or anything else. And you definitely don't need to tag your fic with all of them just in case. Instead, you pick whichever one you like, the tag wranglers do their work behind the scenes, and readers looking for any of these synonyms will still be able to find you."
folksonomy  tags  taxonomy  fandom 
2 days ago by rmhogervorst
Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online | WIRED
It's not just the fanfic, fanart, fanvids, and other fanworks, impressive as they are, that make Archive of Our Own (AO3, to its friends) worthy of one of the biggest honors in science fiction and fantasy. It's also the architecture of the site itself. At a time when we're trying to figure out how to make the internet livable for humans, without exploiting other humans in the process, AO3 offers something the rest of tech could learn from.
ao3  fandom  libraries  life-hacks 
4 days ago by kadymae
Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online
Fans tag the content, but then -- volunteers consolidate and aggregate those tags:
On AO3, users can put in whatever tags they want. (Autocomplete is there to help, but they don't have to use it.) Then behind the scenes, human volunteers look up any new tags that no one else has used before and match them with any applicable existing tags, a process known as tag wrangling. Wrangling means that you don't need to know whether the most popular tag for your new fanfic featuring Sherlock Holmes and John Watson is Johnlock or Sherwatson or John/Sherlock or Sherlock/John or Holmes/Watson or anything else. And you definitely don't need to tag your fic with all of them just in case. Instead, you pick whichever one you like, the tag wranglers do their work behind the scenes, and readers looking for any of these synonyms will still be able to find you.
folksonomy  tagging  tags  taxonomy  fans  fandom  archival  archives  fanfic 
4 days ago by jm
melannen | Advanced AO3 Search Tips
So here are my top 10 tips for ways to find what you need when AO3's tagging system has failed you. With real-life examples!
meta  author:melannen  ao3  resource  fandom  search.tips 
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