Feb. 1st, 2017

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Today starts February, which is (amongst other things) Women in Horror Month, something I almost always forget to celebrate. I usually tell myself it's because i'm too busy doing other stuff--writing horror, for example. But really it has far more to do with the fact that I'm behind in general; blame it on that guy, this time 'round (I think you know the guy I mean). I'm finding it really hard to rationalize "indulging" myself creatively while all this is going on, which is stupid at best and arrogant at worst; not like I can stop any of it, after all. So the very least I can do is try to write stories that show the world the way it can be: inclusive, moral, emotionally mature. The fact that said stories are horror might undercut these ideas, in some people's eyes; fuck 'em, I say. If nothing else, I can honestly state that bad things usually happen to my characters not because of "what" they are, but because of who.

Anyhow. Here's that list of characters I like, slanted at least a little in favour of the non-cis white male portion of my brain. Some of them are new, some very old; I note a fair amount of creepy zealot grandmothers, bad gay role models, female monsters and supernatural creatures of fairly fluid sexuality in the mix, but seriously: this is how I roll. Y'all don't know that by now, y'all don't know nothin'.

Joan Watson (Lucy Liu, Elementary)
Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary)
Tara Chambler (Alanna Masterson, The Walking Dead)
Michonne (Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead)
Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan, The Walking Dead)
Sasha Williams (Sonequa Martin-Green)
Philip Blake (David Morrissey, The Walking Dead)
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead)
Matt Murdock
Claire Temple
Elektra Natchios
Foggy Nelson
Karen Page
Frank Castle
Jessica Jones
Trish Walker
Luke Cage
Misty Knight
Alex Eames (Kathryn Erbe, Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
Rafael Barba (Raul Esparza, Law & Order: SVU)
Bobby Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio, Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
Samantha Groves aka Root (Amy Acker, Person of Interest)
Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi, Person of Interest)
Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson, Person of Interest)
Sarah Manning et al (Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black)
Felix Dawkins (Jordan Gavaris, Orphan Black)
Mrs S. aka Siobhan Sadler (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Orphan Black)
Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson, Empire)
Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett, Empire)
Vanessa Ives (Eva Green, Penny Dreadful)
Clara Webb (Gemma Arterton, Byzantium)
Eleanor Webb (Saoirse Ronan, Byzantium)
M. (Dame Judi Dench, Daniel Craig James Bond movies)
Chrisjen Aversarala (Shoreh Aghdashloo, The Expanse)
Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper, The Expanse)
Bobbie Draper (Frankie Adams, The Expanse)
Dutch aka Yalena Yardeen (Hannah John-Kamen, Killjoys)
Seyah Pawter Simms (Sarah Power, Killjoys)
Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen, Killjoys)
Nikita Mears (Maggie Q, Nikita)
Alexandra Udinov (Lyndsy Fonseca, Nikita)
Amanda aka Helen Collins (Melinda Clarke, Nikita)
Annalise Keating (Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder)
Michael Pratt (Aja Naomi King, How to Get Away With Murder)
Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza, How to Get Away With Murder)
Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil, How to Get Away With Murder)
Eve Rothlo (Famke Janssen, How to Get Away With Murder)
Ophelia Harkness (Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder)
Lady Eboshi (Mononoke Hime)
San (Mononoke Hime)
Belit of Shem (Conan)
Gabriel Elohim (Constantine, The Prophecy)
John Constantine
Asia the Invincible aka Dongfang Bubai (Brigitte Lin Chin-hsia, Swordsman 2, Swordsman 3: The East is Red)
Snow aka Xiue Qianshun (Joey Wang, Swordsman 3: The East is Red)
Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska, Crimson Peak)
Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain, Crimson Peak)
Maya (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty)
Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery, Salem)
Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant, Salem)
Mercy Lewis (Elise Eberle, Salem)
Tituba (Ashley Madekwe, Salem)
Emily Thorne aka Amanda Clarke (Emily VanCamp, Revenge)
Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann, Revenge)
Judge (Simon Yam, Full Contact)
Moses (John Boyega, Attack the Block)
Lucrezia Borgia (Holliday Grainger, The Borgias)
Cesare Borgia (Francois Arnaud, The Borgias)
Micheletto Corella (Sean Harris, The Borgias)
Loki Laufeyjarson
Medea of Colchis
Xena (Lucy Lawless, Xena: Warrior Princess)
Milady de Winter aka Anne de Breuile (The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years Later)
Stahma Tarr (Jaime Murray, Defiance)
Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz, Defiance)
Irisa Nolan (Stephanie Leonidas)
Tenar of Atuan aka Goha (The Tombs of Atuan, Tehanu, The Other Wind)
Violet (Jennifer Tilly, Bound)
Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon, Freeway)
Madame la Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons)
Jadis of Charn aka the White Witch (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Lada Dragwylya (As I Darken)
Radu Dragwylya (As I Darken)
Rhani Yago (The Sardonyx Net)
Zed Yago (The Sardonyx Net)
Dana Ikoro (The Sardonyx Net)
Zorayas daughter of Zorashad (Night’s Master)
Narasen of Merh (Death’s Master)
Simmu aka Shell (Death’s Master)
R.M. Renfield (Dracula)

Also:
The whole cast of Oz
The whole cast of Vikings
The whole cast of Hannibal
The whole cast of Ripper Street
The whole cast of Copper

All my dear dead shows. Bad people doing bad things, mostly for the lose.

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