The fourth season of ABC’s television series, ‘Once Upon A Time’, is upon us. If you love modern adaptations of classic fairy tales, this is the cherry on the top of the cake. As you run through each episode, try to identify all of the children’s stories the producers integrated throughout the storyline: it makes a viewer’s experience more interesting. What is also appealing in the series is the contemporary, but somehow still ideal, approach towards gender and socio-cultural issues.
- Equal rights in a romantic relationship
Ever dreamt of living in a world where women are the ones to ask men for a date without the fear of being considered as ‘weird’ or of humiliating the male ego? Well, Emma Swan makes the first move to make this a reality by – finally – asking Killian (a.k.a. Captain Hook) out officially in the fourth season. An equal compromise was maintained when the latter offered to choose the restaurant. Moreover, they are business associates, looking after each other’s backs. Besides, the fact that Emma is the town sheriff, therefore the one with higher social power, does not seem to disturb the Captain, or anyone else in Storybrooke for that matter, which leads us to the next point…
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Les « coeurs sur la main » n’ont pas d’histoire ; mais je connais celle des coeurs enfouis et tout mêlés à un corps de boue.
This French quote from François Mauriac very much describes my main motivation for siding with evil characters in my stories. I can’t really translate it though, because in English it won’t have that same impact it had on me, you see… The French language has a particular (charming and poetic) style that I just can’t reproduce in English. But basically, Mauriac tells us that he prefers to write on those who are ‘evil’ and unconventional instead of those who are good and virtuous.
I can totally understand why. (And I totally understand Mauriac thus that’s why I’m in love with his book, Thérèse Desqueyroux).
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Since the beginning of the year my bookmarks bar on Google Chrome was filled with posts which nominated me for blog awards. That;s why I usually share/pass on the love of multiple awards to other bloggers. And it’s not over yet.
I firstly thank The Narcissist’s Blog for the Versatile Blogger award and the Kreativ Blogger award 🙂
Except from the rules of thanking the person who gave these to you and listing 10 bloggers to pass on those goodies (which we’ll come to soon don’t worry), there’s the fun part, which is to list…
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Some weeks ago I received my first ABC award from Kweschn! and it is only now that I’m able to place it in my blogging schedule. This is no ordinary award, because the rules are unique and fun!
I’d first like to thank Kweschn! for nominating me 🙂 Here’s the original post if you want to check it out: http://kweschn.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/abc-for-me-abc-for-you/
Thank you for being a frequent reader of my blog too!
Rules to this award:
1. There is no limit to how many fellow bloggers you pass this on to.
2. Share some things about you, but alphabetically, just a word or two starting with each letter of the alphabet.
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