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23 December 2009 @ 03:38 pm
My 100 Favourite Fictional Females - Part Five  
It’s been a while since I've had an opportunity to post more of my favourite fictional females. In honour of my own mother arriving shortly, I decided to put together the segment on my favourite fictional moms. Here they are: the loving, the awesome, and the delightfully deranged!


(From Left to Right)

Carol Wetherly - Testament
“Who did this, God damn you!”

Lucille Bluth - Arrested Development
“Narrator: Lucille was suffering from a hangover-related headache and sought her medication. That's when she mistook the red eye alcohol warning for a winking-eye alcohol suggestion. But she had the good sense not to drive herself to the meeting.”

Ruth Fisher - Six Feet Under
“You want me complain? Alright then, fuck this. Fuck you, fuck all of you with your sniveling self-pity. And fuck all your lousy parents. Fuck my lousy parents while we're at it. Fuck my selfish bohemian sister and her fucking bliss. Fuck my legless grandmother. Fuck my dead husband and my lousy children with their nasty little secrets. And fuck you Robbie for dragging me to this terrible place and not letting me have a Snickers bar! I'm going to get something to eat!”

Peg Boggs - Edward Scissorhands
“The light concealing cream goes on first. Then you blend, and blend, and blend. Blending is the secret.”

Helen Buckman - Parenthood
“No, no, no, no. I'm too young to be a grandmother. Grandmothers are old. They bake, and they sew, and they tell you stories about the Depression. I was at Woodstock, for Christ's sake! I peed in a field! I hung on to The Who's helicopter as it flew away!”

Lynn Sear - Six Sense
“Look at my face; I would never think that about you. Ever! Got it?”

Sophia Petrillo - Golden Girls
“Let me tell you girls the three most important things I learned about life: number one, hold fast to your friends; number two, there's no such thing as security; and number three, don't go see Ishtar. Woof.”
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the female ghost of tom joad: chuck captain awesomejanie_tangerine on December 23rd, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Ruth FTW! Of the ones I know she's definitely my favorite. After S3 she so won me over. ♥ I can't remember if that quote you chose is in the seasons I watched but it's so representative. And the one from Edward Scissorhands, awww. The one from Sixth Sense was cool too.
elliotsmelliot: SFUelliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
That was Ruth's awesome outburst speech at the self help seminar she went to with Robbie.

Hee for the bromance between Awesome and Chuck!
missy_uselessmissy_useless on December 23rd, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
I think my favorite out of these is Peg from Edward Scissorhands. And I love the Ruth quote you chose. ;)
elliotsmelliot: daisy bowlelliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Isn't Peg awesome? She is just so sweet.
bachlava: Family Sanitybachlava on December 24th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Ooh, excellent list! I'm glad to see you're having fun with the meme. ;)
elliotsmelliot: Benry vs danielleelliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, lots of fun!

Thanks for you postcard! I still need your address.
~Lirpa~: Christmas Recyclekatje0711 on December 24th, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
I love Sophia! She as such a riot!
elliotsmelliot: Snowmanelliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Wasn't she? I loved all the Golden Girls.
~Lirpa~: Christmas The Real John Lockekatje0711 on December 24th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Me too! Such a great show.

Your icon is too funny! lol
elliotsmelliot: Lockeelliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
I hope you get the real Locke on Feb. 2!
~Lirpa~: Christmas Lockekatje0711 on December 24th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Just any time before the end of the season is good enough for me. :D
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elliotsmelliot: SFUelliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
I just finished SFU and I feel it hovering around me.
falafel_musings: dwarffalafel_musings on December 24th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
I only know the Edward Scissorhands mum from this batch. I was going to suggest the Felicity Huffman's character from TransAmerica but then she is actually the Dad. That would be another catagory I'd suggest - great women characters who aren't technically women!
elliotsmelliot: flowers feetelliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
If 'he' and 'she' change in trans cases, does 'mom' and 'dad' change? It's examples like this demonstrate how archaically gender based our language is.

That is a great category, but I didn't come up with the categories first. I came up with my favourite characters and then found ways to group them. Hmmm, I only have two LGBT characters on my list.

falafel_musings: ros/guilfalafel_musings on December 24th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
does 'mom' and 'dad' change?

Maybe. Only in this case the mother would have provided the sperm! I have a lot of favourite transgender characters, like Dil in the Crying Game, Hedwig from the Angry Inch, etc.
elliotsmelliot: bookselliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
In terms of fictional queer characters, most of my favourites (or the ones generally known to me) are men.

One of my high school friends, Zoe Whittall is an author. You might like her books - they are coming of age stories dealing with Queer characters, but more literary than YA fiction. Her first book is Bottle Rocket Hearts about a young woman breaking up with her first lover and partner in the early 1990s in Montreal. I just finished her second novel Holding Still For As Long As Possible about a trio of friends/lovers in Toronto.
falafel_musings: BSGfalafel_musings on December 24th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'll look for her books! My YA books are Queer too since they focus a lot on gender identity, cross-dressing and bisexuality. *sigh* I think I'd prefer my books to be marketted as literary coming-of-age stories, but publishers want to nudge you towards the more commercial markets.
elliotsmelliot: BSG Earth Suckselliotsmelliot on December 24th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Maybe you will be able to penetrate multiple markets!

Let me know if you get around to reading Zoe's novels. I like the first one a lot better in terms of the story, but the second one is more interesting in terms of sexuality.

P.S. I bought my Cylon Toast cousin and his wife the BSG board game for Christmas. Maybe I'll get to play it, but since he is my sick cousin, I have a feeling he is not coming tonight.

valhalla37valhalla37 on December 24th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, Lucille! I always forget how much I love Arrested Development, and she is amazing. Great list!
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on December 26th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Lucille is pretty damn amazing! Remember Motherboy?
Janicejaydblu on December 29th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Your lists are so cool. I swear, I would never be able to name this many women (even if I'm sure I know that many...?). Lucille, OMG, she always cracked me up. And I love Golden Girls, I catch it whenever I can in syndication. I love Sophia, but Dorothy was always my favorite. I cried a little inside when I heard that Bea passed away. :(
elliotsmelliot: daisy bowlelliotsmelliot on December 29th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I love Bea Arthur too. If I was making a list of great actresses she would be on it! Lucille - Best Worst Mother Ever!

Merry Christmas! I hope you had a great holiday.
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elliotsmelliot: Arrested Developmentelliotsmelliot on January 2nd, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Definitely *Plays final countdown music*
medievalist gone rogue: swoonthespiansparkle on February 17th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
I know I'm SO behind, but I'm just now checking out all of your lists and I have to say: I LOVE Parenthood! And I love Dianne Weist in general. Her character in that movie is so freaking hilarious...that whole movie is just so great and full of great moments.

Love the other women on this list too--Lynn in Sixth Sense is such a great, strong character (that scene in the car kills me) and of course Sophia is one of the best--love them all!
elliotsmelliot: owl purpleelliotsmelliot on February 17th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
Ooh, another Parenthood fan. It's not my usual type of movie at all, but I always watch it whenever it is on TV. It never gets old.

Thanks for all the responses you made today!