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Article: Femnista [July/August 2012]

Posted 1 August, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 3 Comments

I hope everyone’s been having a wonderful summer so far! Well, here we are at the start of a new month with the latest issue of Femnista! The theme of this issue is Science Fiction and Fantasy–my favourite genres =DDD There’s a ton of different shows and movies featured in this issue, from The Legend of the Seeker (!) to Battlestar Galactica (!!) to Doctor Who (!!!).

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The article I contributed for this issue was a look at Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain (2006). I absolutely fell in love with the movie when I watched it two years ago (evident by my movie review and my recent spotlight on the movie for my 100 Things meme). It’s certainly a movie that does not shy away from tackling a number of major issues and themes (two of which I focused on for this article) but because of the breadth of themes, it does work well in the science fiction genre (that and the awesome spaceship bubble floating silently through space to Xibalba; some of the most gorgeous shots came from those segments). Add in some postmodern storytelling techniques and a dose of mythology and you got yourself quite the story xP Plus, you know, awesome actors and a gorgeous soundtrack =D

Anyways, hope you enjoy the latest issue! =)

Article: Femnista [May/June 2012]

Posted 1 June, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 3 Comments

So it’s a brand new month (hello June! We’re halfway through the year–who would’ve thought?) and the latest issue of Femnista is out! The theme of this issue is Literary Women (there was an issue last year on the Literary Men). The characters featured is quite a wide range from different mediums, including Shakespeare’s Juliet, Elizabeth Gaskell’s Ruth and Nancy Drew.

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For this issue I chose to write on Jane Austen’s Elinor Dashwood, one of the two Dashwood sisters featured prominently in Sense and Sensibility. I’ve always personally associated myself a bit more with Elinor than any of the other Austen heroines because she was always quite grounded and always took the responsible role even when everyone else was sort of following their own thing. It also made me quite protective of the character, especially when people were calling her unfeeling and cold because hse refused to let her emotions get in the way of what needed to be done. She had to deal with so much without cracking and she never got much thanks for what she did. At the same time there’s a lesson in the way that she handles things, that you shouldn’t bottle up your feelings too much. I wish I was more compassionate and understanding like her, she’s such a great character to look up to.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the latest issue! =)

Article: Femnista [Mar/Apr 2012]

Posted 30 March, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 8 Comments

So it’s the end of March and the latest issue of Femnista is out! The theme of this issue is the Edwardian Era, which many of you would recognise from books written by E.M. Forster and Rudyard Kipling to visual dramas such as the movie Somewhere in Time and the recent television hit Downton Abbey. It’s a lovely issue filled with fantastic articles so be sure to check it out! =)

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For this issue, I chose to write on the novel A Room With a View (review), written by E.M. Forster. It’s a short classic that’s jam-packed with so much depth and insight about what it’s like to grow up in a period that in many ways straddles elements from the Victorian Era (thus feeding into the Edwardian Era) as well as the rapid modernisation that was happening. Having read it a number of times now, it never occurred to me how much I could relate to Lucy–sometimes her outbursts of frustration and snobbishness just hid away the personal frustrations that she was struggling with. It’s a quiet but an interesting journey to watch her embark on, especially as she was working with the rigid confines of her society of the time. Anyways, it was great to revisit the novel both plot-wise and location-wise (ahh, Firenze <333).

Article: Femnista [Jan/Feb 2012]

Posted 1 February, 2012 by Lianne in Writing / 4 Comments

It’s February 1st, which means a brand new issue of Femnista! The theme of this issue is Charles Dickens (whoo!), the author who brought us classics such as A Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit and Our Mutual Friend (and yes, I just listed my three favourite novels from him). It’s a great issue, be sure to check it out!

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For this issue, I wrote on the character of Eugene Wrayburn from Our Mutual Friend (and finely played by Paul McGann in the 1999 BBC adaptation), a man who seems apathetic and is pretty much bored out of his mind, but there’s clearly a lot more going on with the character than it seems. More after the cut ^_~

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Article: Femnista [Sept/Oct 2011]

Posted 10 October, 2011 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

Despite frantically working to finish my thesis last month and scrambling to study for my Russian language translation exam, I did manage to find the time to write an article to the new ezine, Femnista, produced by Charity from Charity’s Place. This issue features favourite literary men, and as some of you many have figured, I wrote on Persuasion‘s Captain Frederick Wentworth. It was a toss up between him and North and South‘s John Thornton but in the end I chose Wentworth for reasons that my article will convey. Anyways, you can check it out by reading it online or downloading the issue. Enjoy!

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