ariestess: Welcome to Women Behind Bars. Let’s get our prison love on!
ariestess: Okay, I’m gonna probably be in the minority here, so I’ll answer last, but who watches Wentworth and what’s your pairing of choice?
geekgrrllurking: I am a bad lesbian and have seen neither show
ariestess: *stares at Geek* I don’t even know who you are…
geekgrrllurking: I know, right?
ariestess: Bruh, you need to catch up!
ariestess: The two shows are lightyears apart, but both worth watching.
geekgrrllurking: maybe another binge watch. which do you recommend first?
ariestess: It depends on whether you want more comedic/dramedy or gritty.
ariestess: OITNB is former, WW is latter. I actually prefer WW for how the show runs [phen-fcking-omenal], but love the cast for the OITNB.
ariestess: And y’know, sexy accents on WW. And Danielle Cormack.
geekgrrllurking: ok, comedy drama sounds good to me
ariestess: OITNB also has Kate Mulgrew as a dead sexy Russian bish.
ariestess: So am I the ONLY one here who’s seen Wentworth? Really?
geekystorytelling: only show I have seen of all of these is OITNB and only until halfway through season 2
Shatterpath: poor Spotty
ariestess: LOL Okay. Maybe I was overextending on this panel suggestion? LOL
ariestess: Okay, so Geeky, what do you think of OITNB, based on what you’ve seen so far?
ariestess: Any pairings you like?
ariestess: *prays* Please not Vauseman.
geekystorytelling: i mean
ThatRumple: I feel bad that I haven’t watched any of them but I am very glad they exist
geekystorytelling: I dont care so much for the pairings
geekystorytelling: I just love Alex Vause as a sexy character
ariestess: @Felix: You might like Wentworth.
geekystorytelling: is that too much?
Alkmaion: I would try to talk about Parker from Leverage, but I don´t think she was in prison .-)
ariestess: Nope, that’s okay. I honestly despise Piper and wish she wasn’t even in the show, ngl.
geekystorytelling: I also loved Poussey
geekystorytelling: yeah i hate piper
ariestess: @Alk: If she was, it wasn’t for long.
ariestess: Oh Poussey…
geekystorytelling: I love that it shows a lot of Queens which is a very underutilized borough
ariestess: Samira Wiley could break me and I wouldn’t fight it, ngl…
geekystorytelling: she really is great
geekystorytelling: honestly I love all the characters
geekystorytelling: while it certainly is a femslash heavy show
ariestess: I love all of them BUT Piper. Like from the pilot, I haven’t liked her, and she just gets worse with time. Like to the point that I don’t want to watch any projects that TSchilling is in.
geekystorytelling: it doesnt do much for me in terms of relatability with relationships an the whole reason why i love the ship
geekystorytelling: i suppose its the prison angle and its why i just fell out of watcing it
ariestess: I honesty wish Red would get a girlfriend, but I don’t think Mulgrew would EVER go for that…
geekystorytelling: yeah I cant see that happening
ariestess: I like the prison aspect, but I also have a thing for "female commune" style dynamics and this does kind of fit that.
geekystorytelling: Id be more into an actual commune i think lol
ariestess: It’s kind of like my thing with nuns [partially], that same group dynamic that brings out the best and worst in women.
geekystorytelling: I mean I love that it exists to showcase how awful our prison system is
geekystorytelling: even though it barely scratches the surfaces
ariestess: *nods* And S4-5 REALLY get into that whole broken prison system sitch. It’s worth watching.
ariestess: For the most part, I don’t take that show too seriously becuase it’s kind of designed that way. For serious stuff, I watch Wentworth.
geekystorytelling: Ive heard the name before
geekystorytelling: but thats as much as I know about it
ariestess: Wentworth is an Aussie women’s prison series. It’s actually remake/reboot of an older show called… *thinks* Prisoner of Cellblock H, I think?
ariestess: Something like that.
ariestess: But it’s far grittier and more "realistic" than OITNB. AND it’s got sexy af Danielle Cormack looking RIPPED!
Shatterpath: I’m enjoying the squee factor here
ariestess: I’ve been unable to really come up with good fic ideas for either show, but I want to write for them so much.
ariestess: Actually, I take that back. I have written for Wentworth. I have a FreakyTits fic.
ThatRumple: I feel like Oitnb was a show written for women by women and I think that’s great , I Did but went worth on Amazon to support it financially but I’m not sure if it’s my cup of coffee XD but I love financially backing shows like this so they can be made for women who need them
ariestess: @Felix: If you have Netflix, all of Wentworth is on there, too.
geekystorytelling: I just had to search Danielle Cormack
ariestess: Ephiny from Xena.
ThatRumple: I do have Netflix but I already bought it on Amazon to give it money
ariestess: @Felix: OH! Okay. LOL
geekystorytelling: she almost reminds me of Lana Parilla
ariestess: Eventually, when I have money, I’ll buy all the seasons of Wentworth on DVD.
Shatterpath: oh dear, you’ve done it now….
ariestess: @Geeky: You just brought up my OTL…
ThatRumple: because every season buy pass bought on Amazon video stream , 80 percent goes back to the show , Amazon and show creators confirmed this
ThatRumple: I researched it to verify
ThatRumple: so finally there’s a way we can give to our shows
ariestess: @Felix: Really? Oh sweet!
ariestess: @Geeky: Wait until the Once panel and you’ll see me get my Lana love on…
ariestess: Though I’d sh*t a brick if Lana guested on OITNB, ngl…
ariestess: Has Doggie not warned you of my Lana/Regina obsession for life?
ariestess: Okay, so anyone else have any comments on OITNB, WW, or even Bad Girls?
ariestess: Or am I just gonna wax poetic about Pamela Rabe and Joan "The Freak" Ferguson for 20 minutes?
Shatterpath: doh! Awkward…
ariestess: Man, I should’ve had Kakes come in here for this panel. She and I could’ve gone ON and ON about FreakyTits and PRabe.
ariestess: WTH am I smoking? Not 20 minutes, 40 minutes… this gonna be a loooooooong panel if I’m the only one talking, y’all…
Shatterpath: Fcking Krissi. Because now I HAVE to say it
geekgrrllurking: come back and you’re talking about freaky tits…typical
ariestess: Fcking Kryssi! YASSSS!
Shatterpath: it’s actually sorta weird that i don’t have a cop-ish character to talk about…
ariestess: @Geek: It’s the name for the pairing, ffs!
ThatRumple: kryssi — miss relentless
Shatterpath: it’s a solid trope
ariestess: @Felix: Exactly!
geekgrrllurking: sure AJ lol
ariestess: But Geek, srsly, check out Wentworth for some droolworthy Danielle Cormack. I’m serious here.
geekgrrllurking: Ephiny right? from Xena
geekgrrllurking: and is she paired with anyone in canon or in fic
Shatterpath: yes, but I can’t remember now. Spotty had to step away for a minute
geekgrrllurking: do you watch it too Doggie
Shatterpath: lord NO
Shatterpath: Wuss, remember?
Shatterpath: I can barely work serious drama into my OWN stories, much less brace myself for TV to break my heart
ariestess: Yes, she is, but in S4 only. Canonically, of course. We pair her with several people for fic.
ariestess: And the canon pairing? I DESPISE her partner.
geekgrrllurking: wasn’t there a british womens prision show too?
Shatterpath: and I’m still stinging for the deep wounds my show left on me. But that will wait another half hour
ariestess: @Geek: Bad Girls?
geekgrrllurking: Yes, that was it
geekgrrllurking: that looked good too
ariestess: It’s been a while, but I remember watching that one a bit.
geekgrrllurking: you would think that would be a bigger femslash genre
ariestess: There’s a lot more canon femslash in OITNB and WW than Bad Girls from what I remmber. And that may well be due to the timing of their productions.
geekgrrllurking: hot women in prison
ThatRumple: bad girls was 90s wasn’t it ?
geekgrrllurking: was it that long ago, crap I’m getting old
ThatRumple: I mean L word was 90s too though
ariestess: Yeah, it was.
Shatterpath: ooof, time flies
ariestess: Ahh, the L Word. The "ultimate" lesbian show that I despise with every fiber of my being. LOL
geekgrrllurking: just jenny needed to be ejected from the island
geekystorytelling: poor Jenny
wolvie_dk: they’re doing new eps of that, right?
geekgrrllurking: and well, Dana broke my heart, so…
geekystorytelling: also I found the app
ariestess: Actually, my best bish Kryssi LOVES Jenny. LOL
geekgrrllurking: *warning flags* yikes
geekystorytelling: yeah more people than you would expect liked her
Alkmaion: they do a dynasty reboot too…so?
geekystorytelling: I’m ambivalent
geekgrrllurking: yes I heard a reboot of Dynasty and L Word
geekgrrllurking: And the Xena reboot got stalled, which seems for the best
ariestess: I’m pissed about the killed Xena reboot.
ariestess: Actually, I’m torn over that one.
ariestess: @Geek: IF you knew Kryssi, it would actually make sense. LOL
geekgrrllurking: well I don’t know the full story, but if they aren’t going to go full on relationship then don’t make it
ThatRumple: it’s true
ThatRumple: agreed geeky
ariestess: I agree.
ariestess: If they don’t go full on relationship, I don’t need a Xena reboot. It’d be weird enough to see it without LL & ROC.
geekystorytelling: commit or don’t do it
geekgrrllurking: enough of this subtext, grow some and lets see it for real
geekystorytelling: pretty sure the Xenia reboot is just not gonna happen
Alkmaion: I´m not sure I´m sad about that
geekgrrllurking: I’d miss Lucy and Renee though tbh
geekgrrllurking: I saw someone suggest a reboot with old actors, Xena resurrected and Gabby dealing with it 20 years later
geekgrrllurking: THAT would be awesome version to see
ariestess: Ooooooers. That would be awesome.
Shatterpath: tha’s what it SHOULD be
ariestess: And you know Lucy and Renee would probably jump at the chance.
geekgrrllurking: well when we win that lottery girls…
geekgrrllurking: actually Xena behind bars would have been a great show too, lol
ariestess: Oh, the ideas I have for things to do with a lottery win…
geekgrrllurking: the Amazons inside too
ariestess: Then again, I have a specific writing goal that needs to be done ASAP. LOL
ariestess: See, that would be a badass AU to write/read.
geekgrrllurking: Gabby the sweet innocent wrongly accused
ariestess: Xena behind bars…
Shatterpath: man, I turn away for a few minutes…
Alkmaion: I was starting to watch Hercules to get a good grip on the XH universe
ariestess: Hercules is a decent show in and of itself.
Alkmaion: Yeah, and i´m not so bad on Greek mythology
ariestess: Oh, I have eyerolling issues with the XH use of Greek mythology, but I can MOSTLY set that aside for the sake of the show.
Alkmaion: might get good ideas for Xena too…I have both shows
ariestess: I’m ticked that Netflix doesn’t have the "Lyre, Lyre" ep. I haven’t seen it like since it first aired and I love the soundtrack for it.
ThatRumple: you can buy the episode on Amazon it’s cheap
ThatRumple: it’s like 2.99 an episode
ariestess: I really should. I know the issue is the musical rights.
ariestess: And don’t get me started on THAT rant. *still bitter over the BoP DVDs*
ThatRumple: my Amazon video library is so huge because I keep buying the digital copy of stuff I like
ariestess: LOL! This sounds like me and my Spotify library [though that’s not purchased].
ariestess: I live in Netflix because I can’t afford to buy the digital versions OR DVDs.
ThatRumple: then of course Amazon started Amazon channels so you can get more shows for Netflix price
ariestess: Except for Damien, where I found the money to purchase the HD season on iTunes AND bought the DVDs when they came out this year.
Shatterpath: money is the root of all evil