When I was eight years old, I remember getting a Millenium Falcon toy (which I still have) that was large enough to have quite a few details included inside and not just outside. The day I got it, I also received another gift: one of the volumes from the Yoko Tsuno comic series. It turned out to be the 20th volume, that included not only a time travel story but also bonus drawings with concepts for the previous books. I had no idea when I got sucked up into The Astrologer of Bruges that I would fall in love with this series and that its female protagonist would become one of my greatest inspirations, right up with characters such as Leia Organa and Mara Jade from Star Wars, Jo March from Little Women or Dana Scully from The X-Files.
The upcoming blog series A Galaxy of Possibilities: Discussing Character Writing, Diversity, Star Wars & Fandom is coming together bit by bit. I now have a logo/banner, music for the video segments, a model for the script writing of said segments and I hope to soon start preparing the first actual posts. I’m so excited about this project and I’m relieved that this is coming together the way it does so far. I’m still nervous about the actual taping, but I hope that it will go fine, since the editing will be easy in comparison!
For the past couple of weeks, I have been able to write and schedule posts in advance, which has been very practical for my other projects. I have also continued to plot my upcoming blog series A Galaxy of Possibilities: Discussing Character Writing, Star Wars and Fandom, and I hope to test taping the video segment for introductions this month. I’m not worried about the editing, but I have little experience in actual taping, so I hope it will go well and that my computer webcam will behave!
I have also updated my Appearances page with the recent book cover project and my two guest blog posts. This blog reached a milestone I didn’t see coming so quickly! I am past the 200 posts now! I am very happy of how my experience on WordPress has been so far and am looking forward to celebrating one year on this platform end of June!
Links: Feminism, Science Fiction, Disney, The Lord of the Rings, Writing
My video Brave Together is posted for the first time on YouTube, as I only made it last year. It is my first (and so far only) video for the movie Brave. With all my discussions about Disney movies and female representation, I thought that timing was perfect when it came to sharing a new video on my channel. Music is by Nightwish.
Photo Credit: Olivia Henry.
Regarding my upcoming blog series: A Galaxy of Possibilities: A Discussion of Character Writing, Star Wars andFandom, I have been coming up with more detailed plans for it. I am still aiming for a late June start, with an introductory post, before focusing on one character per week, for the months to come. I believe that the weekly feature should work fine, though the exact release day won’t be set in stone. I am currently working on figuring out the structure of each feature, so they can get easier to work on. One thing that will be useful is that I have wiki page for all my active characters and kept archives of the deleted ones, so even when my memory doesn’t help me much, I can review details about most of them! I am also planning to use a short video segment to introduce them all. So it’ll be a mix of videocast and regular posts! I have extensive experience in video editing, but I never made anything like that, so I’m excited (and a tad anxious) about this!
Links: #YesAllWomen, Writing, Books, Batman, Belle
For the past few days, I’ve focused on my book Women in Science Fiction Television, i.e. befriend my nemesis: formatting. I managed to get a good hang on the guidelines. What is most time consuming is to add all the writing, directing credits and original air dates for all mentioned TV episodes. I’m grateful for the IMDB! I have achieved more than half the book formatting by now. I have two chapters left, the two largest ones. I hope to tackle them within the next couple of days, as to be done with all of the work this upcoming week.
Once all is ready and sent to my publisher, I will tackle my next paper project, which is my cross analysis of Bo in Lost Girl and Regina in Once Upon a Time!
Over the past couple of days, I have compiled a few links to share here, but having been mostly busy with my book introduction and a couple other things, I don’t have many updates to share. So, I decided to use the excuse of the recent Maleficent trailer to post so I could add my list of links! I can’t wait for Maleficent. At each new bits of promotion, I get more excited about this movie. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Links: Feminism, Writing, Star Wars, Tolkien, Batman