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31 Jul 2017
For some, it is enough to replicate problematic characterisation of the past with a simple romantic gloss – a key example of this would be Meyer’s Twilight series, in which the werewolves remain troublesome and animalistic natives, with the white invaders recast as suave and attractive vampires. For others, the female werewolf comes to represent an opportunity for reclaiming power; she is the ‘underdog’ who can fight against patriarchal/colonial power, a super-powered rebel who can overturn the hegemony (male werewolves are also cast in this light in some contemporary fiction and film).
31 Jul 2017
The crux of cultural appropriation is about power and the ability to represent one's own community in a space where one's own community is misrepresented and is actively oppressed as a result of that misrepresentation.
24 Jul 2017
Articles editor Joyce Chng sat down with Australian speculative fiction writers and editors to discuss the state of SFF down under.
17 Jul 2017
I want the audience to feel almost both the feeling of not wanting to look at the image, but somehow not being able to look away.
22 May 2017
"If change is inevitable, predictable, beneficial, doesn't logic demand that you be a part of it?"
8 May 2017
I see many pencil stubs, spent Wacom nibs, and an alarming amount of coffee in my future.
24 Apr 2017
The worse the situation becomes, the more necessary to imagine something better.
10 Apr 2017
I want the viewer to feel the piece even if they don’t understand it.
27 Feb 2017
The question that’s more interesting than whether the book is any good or not, and more answerable in these early days, is what the nature of its ideal reader is, and how the text gives its hints of what it expects from us.
20 Feb 2017
"Silhouette is an important part of regular illustration and animation anyway, because it is one of the first elements that makes a picture intelligible."
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