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Article: Femnista [Sept/Oct 2013]

Posted 1 October, 2013 by Lianne in Writing / 1 Comment

Happy 1st of October! With the start of the month comes the latest issue of Femnista!

This issue’s focus is on literary villains, which is eerie and fitting given that Hallowe’en is at the end of the month =) It took a while but I decided to write on Mansfield Park‘s Mrs. Norris (commentary). That woman is hands down my least favourite character in all of Jane Austen’s novels (okay, tied with Sense and Sensibility‘s Lucy Steele (commentary) as she made poor Fanny’s life a living hell and was just annoying and nosy all throughout. Even after re-reading the novel I couldn’t quite understand or empathize with her, even just a wee bit.

Anyway, this is a fantastic issue with lots of great villainous characters featured from start to finish. Hope you enjoy this issue, and be sure to stay tuned to the end of the month for a special edition of Femnista!

Article: Femnista [July/August 2013]

Posted 1 August, 2013 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

Happy 1st of August! With the start of the month comes the latest issue of Femnista!

This issue’s focus is on friendships and for it I wrote about the wonderful, hilarious and amazing friendship between the Doctor and Donna Noble from BBC’s Doctor Who. Series 4 is my favourite series from new Who (well, tied with series 2) because it was so fun and epic and not a single episode bored me. One of the other reasons I enjoyed it was because of the chemistry between the Doctor and Donna; as I mentioned in the article, the dynamic is rather buddy-cop or a comedy duo and it’s just fantastic to watch on-screen. Sometimes they’re hilarious, sometimes Donna is holding the Doctor accountable to some of his actions and what he can and cannot do. It was a real pity they didn’t have more than a series together, their adventures and experiences were fun to watch.

Some of my favourite Donna Noble moments (that I could find on YouTube O_o):

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Article: Femnista [Jan/Feb 2013]

Posted 1 February, 2013 by Lianne in Writing / 2 Comments

Happy 1st of February and a Happy Friday to everyone! And here’s the first issue of Femnista for 2013 to kick off the brand new month =D

For this issue of Femnista I wrote on Millais Culpin & Ethel Bennett from BBC’s Casualty 1900s series. I love how their relationship gradually develops as they work together at the London Hospital but their connection has more or less been there from the start (Charity Wakefield & William Houston’s chemistry in this show is just xD). I think episode 3 from Casualty 1907 remains my favourite with these two–so much development! <3 Also, what's really cool about this couple is that they're based on real-life individuals (just like the rest of the characters on this show) who worked at the London Hospital and that these two really did fall in love (though it sounded like the latter happened away from the London Hospital when they were stationed at the British Hospital in Shanghai).

(image source; edits are my own)

Anyways, this issue is a fantastic one covering romances from a wide range of different mediums (tv, movies, books) from an assortment of time periods. Be sure to check it out! =)

Article: Femnista [Nov/Dec 2012]

Posted 1 December, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 2 Comments

Happy December! Well, here we are, the last month of the year (already? Seemed but a moment ago that it was January 2012!), which means the last issue of Femnista for 2012! As you can see, the theme of this issue is everything Middle Earth (in anticipation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming out in theatres later this month *is flailing in front of her laptop in sheer delight*).

For this issue I wrote on Eomer son of Eomund, a character from The Lord of the Rings (portrayed in the movies by the awesome Karl Urban). He’s a secondary character but he remains my absolute favourite. He doesn’t have destiny to fulfill like Aragorn so that’s one less weight for him to carry but he is a man who had to grow up very quickly as war slowly encroaches on Rohan’s borders. He had to mature pretty quickly as a leader especially as Theoden fell under Saruman’s manipulation. I’ve always been especially impressed at how he was able to rebuild Rohan without any help from the outside (granted, Aragorn as King of Gondor and Arnor represents a restoration of the Numenoreans and a peace of peoples, but long story short Aragorn had help from the dwarves and elves in rebuilding Minas Tirith and other areas of Gondor whereas Eomer did not =P *is splitting hairs by mentioning that but ehh, there it is*).

Anyways, this is definitely an issue to check out, especially if you’re a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works and Middle Earth because there’s a ton of good stuff featured in this issue *thumbs up* Enjoy! =)

Article: Femnista [Sept/Oct 2012]

Posted 1 October, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 2 Comments

I can’t believe it’s October! Where did September go? Well, with a new month comes the latest issue of Femnista! The theme of this issue is Inspired by True Stories.

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The article I wrote for this issue was George VI from Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech (2010). I adored the movie last year (review) and I learned a lot about the monarch and his personal obstacles. It led me to reading Sarah Bradford’s biography which really gave a detailed account of George’s life and career as the empire’s king; it’s a must-read for anyone interested in his life and persona (as an aside, I’d also recommend Mark Logue’s The King’s Speech that focuses on Lionel Logue and George VI’s friendship as portrayed through correspondence, journals, etc.). Anyways, George VI is a very inspirational figure, the man who did not expect nor wanted to be king but nonetheless overcame his physical ailments and doubts to lead the empire through a war, internal crises and other major events.

Plus, you know, the movie was lovely =)

Anyways it’s an awesome issue, be sure to check it out! =)