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BAMFiles: Claudia Donovan

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Warehouse 13, everyone’s favourite silly and lighthearted fantasy show (or just mine? I don’t know!), is back this week, and what better way to celebrate than by recognizing the awesomeness that is Claudia Donovan.

Introduced in season one as the villain, Claudia quickly stole the show as an unabashed badass who was always quick with a quip. Avoid the next few sentences if you want to remain spoiler-free, but Claudia, orphaned at a young age and raised my her older brother Joshua, managed to survive on her own for ten years when he mysteriously disappeared. She checked herself into a psychiatric hospital when Joshua’s attempts to contact her from another dimension made her think she was hallucinating but, once she realized what was going on, nothing stopped her from trying to free her brother. Fast forward a little, and Joshua is safe and sound and Claudia is now a full-fledged agent of the Warehouse.

So let’s keep a running tally of the Cool Stuff Claudia Does, shall we?

Computer genius? Check.

Hacker extraordinaire? Indeed.

Master lockpick? Done.

Super adorable bestie? Yup.

Great hair? Need you ask?

Despite her evil nemesis beginnings (and the occasional return to badness, habits are hard to break) Claudia has a wonderful heart, a wonderful father-daughter relationship with Artie (who, let’s face it, needs her just as much, if not more, than she needs him) and is poised to become the next nearly-omniscient Caretaker of the Warehouse.

Oh, and she also sings:

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Weekend Reading List: Convention policies and slash pairings

I ship them so hard

  • Have you ever wondered what would happen if Disney villains were on Grindr? Well here’s your answer. (It’s not particularly NSFW unless someone’s reading over your shoulder.) [Everything Gay]
  • Writing with Michelle raises some excellent points on the lack of lesbian characters in television, and the need to continue pushing for more representation. I really enjoyed her call for more inclusion, and not just because she name drops Warehouse 13‘s Myka and Helena (who should totes be together4ever), Who‘s Vastra and Jenny, and of course Willow and Tara and Xena and Gabrielle. (I’m purposefully leaving out that last comma because how great would that fanfic be?)
  • Feminist skeptic website Skepchick were told to pack up their booth at Dragon*Con, in what appear to be very shady circumstances.
  • Talking about conventions more broadly, the Ada Initiative has an excellent and thorough timeline of con harassment in the SF/F, scepticism/atheism, and free and open source software communities. The information is incredibly well presented, and it manages to be chilling and comforting all at the same time.
  • And while we’re on the subject (I’ve got cons on the brain, #mtlcomiccon next week!), this wonderful (if older) article outlines exactly why “just hit your harasser” is not a valid response. [Geek Feminism]
  • To leave off on a more lighthearted note, the Hairpin predicts the survival rates of Orange is the New Black characters, should they be suddenly transported to Westeros.
  • Adam Ellis makes tiny paper crafted hats for cats. Because The Internet.
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