How to Suppress Women’s Writing: Some reflections

If you've been on Twitter recently, you may have seen a post like this one floating across your Newsfeed. https://twitter.com/matociquala/status/1148275988679266304 This post arises in direct response to the review of a book, The Future is Female, an anthology which came out last year and which focuses on women writers from the 1920s to the 1960s,... Continue Reading →

Blade Runner 2049

I went and saw Blade Runner last weekend and it was really, really good. Very loud, very bleak, but good. I definitely recommend watching the bridging shortfilms, though, for greater appreciation of some of the plot points. This movie gave me a lot of thoughts. I debated on what to focus on in my analysis... Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman: a tale of two movies

I've been waiting a long time to write this post, because I wanted to make sure that I was writing it for the right reasons. Reading this article by Tabby Biddle at Huffington Post helped me clarify that I was not just being a random crazy person, and that my feelings were shared by at least... Continue Reading →

Creating as a woman

The other day, a friend and I were discussing the movie The Fifth Element. My S.O. loves that movie. It is ironically one of the only science fiction movies that he enjoys. I chalk this up to nostalgia - not that I don't enjoy the movie, the opposite, but it's not really his kind of science... Continue Reading →

Feminine horror and Ex Machina

Is Ex Machina feminist, or a subversion of a feminist trope? This is a question that has haunted me since watching the movie a few months ago. Spoilers, as might be expected. Still reading? Good. I watched Ex Machina expecting something earth-shattering, since it had been recommended to me by someone who was a fan... Continue Reading →

Likability in ASOIF

I've spent a lot of time this week reminding myself that I don't have to be likable. In a way, writing Liana in The Creation Saga has been an exercise in writing an unlikable female character for me. That isn't to say that I don't want humans to commiserate with her, or understand her. The... Continue Reading →

Werewolves and women

In Kelley Armstrong's Bitten, which I just reread this week, the main character Elena Michaels tells a story. It's the story of an old European legend about a werewolf that is ravaging a town. In response, the local lord goes out to hunt the werewolf. He lops off its paw as they fight. The werewolf flees.... Continue Reading →

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