Happy December everyone! Can’t believe we’re at the last month of the year…Published today is the latest issue of the online ezine Femnista 🙂 The theme of this issue is A Family Affair.
For this issue, I chose to write on the Baratheon Brothers from G.R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. I had written about their dynamic years ago here on the blog but wanted to contribute the topic to this issue because I find it’s not discussed as much compared to the Starks or the Lannisters. I find the relationship between the three Baratheon brothers so be very interesting because it’s rather antagonistic and they’re such different characters–not to mention the fact that all three brothers never shared a scene together, not even some common memory/flashback! (tv show and book)
Anyway, this is a fantastic issue, featuring family dynamics from Gilmore Girls to Downton Abbey. Be sure to check it out 🙂
As always, Femnista is looking for contributors! Details on topics for the 2015 issues and how to contribute can be found on this page. Happy reading, hope to see some of your work over there! 🙂
Happy October everyone! And published today is the latest issue of the online ezine Femnista 🙂 The theme of this issue is Underrated Tales.
The topic for my article for this issue was E.M. Forster’s The Longest Journey (review). Readers here on my blog know that this is my favourite Forster novel, beating out A Room With a View (review). It’s a novel that I can identify on some level with in terms of Rickie Elliot’s journey (hence I featured it in a post I made earlier this year about books that define me), particularly his exit from university and into the real world and the confusion/obstacles that follow.
In writing this article, I actually got around to reading some of the commentary included in my Penguin Classics edition and learned a lot about what scholars thought about the novel and some of the symbolism that they believed the book was about (which was also surprising as I didn’t expect those kinds of interpretations). My approach to this novel is simply a coming-of-age novel and the journey of one person through life and its challenges 😉
There are some great titles featured in this issue (North and South! Yevgeny Onegin! The Painted Veil!) so be sure to check it out 🙂
And just a bit of pluggage to all writers: Femnista is looking for contributors! If you’re into books/television/movies/period dramas/history/anything that matches up with the future topics, you should consider contributing to the e-zine 😉 Details on the upcoming issues for the rest of 2014 and how to contact the editor can be found on this page. Hope to see some of your work over there!
Happy June 1st everyone! With a new month comes a new issue of Femnista 🙂 The theme of this issue is Faith & Villany.
It took me quite a bit of brainstorming, but ultimately I decided to write on the themes touched on in Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth. The Church was a major pillar in medieval society and everyday life during the period, and the Church was used either as a social ladder for power and prestige but also as a way of expressing and sharing the faith with the community. The contrast between the characters of Prior Philip and Bishop Waleran represented these varying uses of the Church, and to be honest their faith and their politics and association with the community is far more complex than what I could express in my article for that particular length. I think the bottom line though is that while Bishop Waleran put material possessions and position of power and influence ahead of his faith–to the point that it led him astray and to committing some really nasty things again other people–Prior Philip, for whatever failings he had, always put his faith and people first.
If you haven’t checked out The Pillars of the Earth, I strongly recommend reading the novel and watching the miniseries to see how this dynamic plays out. The story is also fantastic, from medieval life and the great events of its time to great characters to the process it takes to build a cathedral…I finally got around to finishing the miniseries some time ago (kept putting it off) and it is just as fantastic, very well done (and lots of great actors in the cast) 🙂
There are some great topics featured in this issue so be sure to check it out!
Also, just a bit of pluggage to all writers, aspiring writers, writing hobbyists: Femnista is looking for writers! If you’re into books/television/movies/period dramas/whathaveyou, you should consider contributing to the e-zine 😉 Details on the upcoming issues for the rest of 2014 and how to contact the editor can be found on this page. Hope to see some of your work over there!
Happy 1st of February! I hope everyone had a lovely January 🙂 Well, a new month comes with a new issue of Femnista–yay! This issue features everything Disney-related 🙂
For this issue, I wrote the article “Realising a Dream” which focuses on the movie Tangled, which was based off the fairy tale on Rapunzel. I actually saw the movie for the first time sometime last year and never wrote a review on the movie (but I did feature it in my recent List of Happy Things) but suffice to say I absolutely loved it. It’s fun, it’s gorgeous, it’s hilarious and it’s sweet.
Flynn Ryder is hot. (wait, that last sentence is a valid one!) I love the message it contained about following our dreams and especially the message about having new dreams afterwards; sometimes we need that reminder of how important dreams are 🙂
(Not my gif, as always. Isn’t Rapunzel adorable here?)
Anyway, there are ton of great Disney movies featured in this issue, be sure to check it out! 😀 Also, if you are a writer or a blogger who loves books/movies/television shows/history/art/etc., Femnista is looking for new writers! For more information on upcoming issues and how to apply, please visit Charity’s Place to get in touch. Looking forward to reading your articles there!
Happy Hallowe’en! I’m a little late in posting this (had a midterm today–it seems this midterm season just is not ending xP) but Femnista has released a speculative issue in celebration of the day 😉
For this issue, I wrote on the awesome new show Orphan Black that aired last spring. As some of you know, I am a big fan of the show, having posted my thoughts of the episodes as they aired and speculations about what’s to come. It was an interesting challenge to write this article just because it’s really a show to watch and experience for yourself–the revelations and the questions that pop up as we go along are just mindblowing. I didn’t want to spoil you (if you’ve never heard of it and are planning on watching it at some point)! 😉
Be sure to stick around my blog in the coming days as I will talk about the show a bit more as part of Sci-Fi Month, which starts tomorrow (November 1st)!
Anyway, this is another fantastic issue of Femnista, I hope you enjoy this issue!