Why is it just about every discussion of "strong female characters" I see, I come out of it feeling like it doesn't matter how well a character is written, fandom will still hate her and insist she's bad in some way?
Oh right, that would be the misogyny.ETA:
Here's something more cheerful and utterly unrelated: KGB fiction is doing a raffle
with such diverse prizes as a signed, used keyboard of Neil Gaiman's; a session with Peter Straub's masseuse; a carnivorous plant terrarium; three unpublished stories by Michael Swanwick where you own the rights till 2015; Cat Rambo critiquing a short story of yours in the form of a poem; a session with Ellen Datlow's reflexologist; and your very own wormhole, with a certificate of authenticity by physicist Michio Kaku, just to name a few of the odder ones. I'm rather tempted by the last, to be honest.