Recent Guest Posts

ID-10048468 - Book On Wooden Floor Stock Image - Kookkai_nakThis week has been another one where I have showed up here and there across the blogosphere! I am very happy to be able to contribute to so many interesting blogs. Thank you to all owners for inviting me to write for you!

Have a good weekend!

Let’s Connect on Social Media!

This blog has gained a fair number of new followers in the past while. Hello everyone and thank you for reading, whether you’re new or old time friend!

Here I talk about Science Fiction (books, movies, TV shows, video games), Feminism and Gender Studies (I love writing about women’ representation in media), Fan stuff (including vidding, roleplaying, graphic making) and writing (I write nonfiction and fiction). I also talk about these subjects on other blogs.

You’re welcome to connect with me on other social media: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Youtube.

Any question? Just ask!

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Book Release – Before Mako Came Yoko: Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno

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Title: Before Mako Came Yoko: Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno

Genre: nonfiction, media studies, gender studies

Synopsis: In 2013, Mako Mori, from Guillermo Del Toro’s Science Fiction movie Pacific Rim, provoked extensive fan engagement. Much praise was given to the character because of her personality and her unique narrative. Yet, a character very similar to Mako emerged decades prior to her: Yoko Tsuno, the main character from the eponymous comic book series created by Belgian author Roger Leloup.

Amazon Links: US, Canada, Australia, UK.

Goodreads: Book Page.

I am happy to announce the release of my latest nonfiction title Before Mako Came Yoko: Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno. If you enjoy either franchise or are curious about media representation of female characters, I especially recommend it. Happy reading!

A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars: A Revised Edition is in the Making

A Galaxy of Possibilities: Representation and Storytelling in Star Wars is currently unavailable. I am working on a new version which will include additional chapters. The revised edition will be released later this year, in eBook and print formats.

Stay tuned for future details!

Image courtesy of hyena reality / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of hyena reality / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Monday Music – Gloria Estefan

I love Gloria Estefan. I particularly enjoy her upbeat titles that make me want to dance across the room. I discovered her thanks to the title I chose for this week’s Monday Music: Mi Tierra. I heard it in the movie Fools Rush In (and will always remember Salma Hayek dancing in her kitchen while cooking in the particular scene! I for sure have danced in my own kitchen listening to this song!) I think I bought the album the song is featured on weeks after watching the movie!

Have a wonderful week!

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Real Neat Blog Award

real-neat-blog-awardMelissa and Hannah surprised me with two nominations for the Real Neat Blog Award on the same day! Thank you very much! May I also say that having only one (hard!) set of questions to answer is awesome? It is!

1. What is the #1 most played song on your iPod (or other listening device)?

I have been listening to the Mass Effect soundtrack for countless hours over the last months. It has become one of my favorite go-to music for writing. To finish a project with a bang, I switch to Star Wars: Throne Room and Finale. It has been a ritual since my higher education days!

2. What is one of your favorite quotes?

  • May the Force be with you. – Star Wars
  • The lyrics from Let Your Light Shine (Bethany Dillon), Le Blues du Businessman (Starmania), Here’s to us (Halestorm), Senorita (Jean-Patrick Capdevielle), Book of Love (Dar Williams) and many more!

3. If you were immortal for one day, what would you do?

Give up on sleep to have more time for doing other things.

4. What’s the most recent movie/book you’ve seen/read? Tell us about it.

The last movie I saw was Sapphire Blue (the day after watching Ruby Red). I haven’t read the books but enjoyed the movies a whole lot more than I expected! I can’t wait for the third one to come out and plan to get my hands on the novels in the meantime.

I am currently reading Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches (edited by Donald Haase). I’ll have probably finished reading it by the time this post goes online. There is a lot of fascinating material in this book. To anyone interested in Fairy Tales, I highly recommend it!

5. What have you always wanted to study (but never had the time)?

Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek.

My nominees are:

As always, if you don’t do blog awards, simply consider this a token of my appreciation!

My questions for you are the following:

  1. If you could adapt one book for the big screen, which one would it be?
  2. Do you have a favorite blogging tip?
  3. What is your favorite genre to read?
  4. Which season is your favorite?
  5. What is your dream vacation destination?

Recent Guest Posts

Since last weekend, I have had posts featured on four different blogs. I am excited to be part of such a great community and am grateful for these opportunities to contribute to other blogs. Thank you very much to Write On Sisters, Silver Threading, Part Time Monster and Comparative Geeks for having me! I already shared these posts on other social media but here is the list in case you missed any (all my guest posts’ links are archived on this page).

You’ll see more of me across the blogosphere in the upcoming weeks, including the second installment of my Natasha Romanoff post at Part Time Monster and more contributions to Comparative Geeks. Stay tuned!

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Upcoming Book Release – Before Mako Came Yoko: Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno (nonfiction eBook)

Cover Mako Yoko - Small VersionOn May 20th, I am releasing a new nonfiction eBook (is e-booklet a word?) focusing on a movie I love (Pacific Rim) and my all time favorite comic book series (Yoko Tsuno). I wrote the original version of this paper a while ago but decided to move forward with publishing it as a short Kindle Read. This eBook is available for pre-order on all Amazon sites! I hope you will enjoy it.

Title: Before Mako Came Yoko: Comparative Study of Pacific Rim and Yoko Tsuno

Genre: nonfiction, media studies, gender studies

Synopsis: In 2013, Mako Mori, from Guillermo Del Toro’s Science Fiction movie Pacific Rim, provoked extensive fan engagement. Much praise was given to the character because of her personality and her unique narrative. Yet, a character very similar to Mako emerged decades prior to her: Yoko Tsuno, the main character from the eponymous comic book series created by Belgian author Roger Leloup.

Amazon Links: US, Canada, Australia, UK.