A feature written for http://www.wegotthiscovered.com , in which I outline the reasons why it is entirely fitting for the character of Batman to kill people in the recent film, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, despite many vocal claims to the contrary.
You can read my Channillo series for free this week, as I have some bronze membership gift codes to give away.
Channillo is a serialised literature platform, featuring all forms of writing, from all kinds of authors. It is a subscription site that offers three levels of monthly Channillo membership. The bronze membership package allows you to subscribe to up to 10 series of your choice, and the free gift code provides this membership for three months.
Ordinarily, a bronze membership costs $4.99 (already a bargain!) but the nature of the site means that you can switch between whichever series you like, whenever you wish. Different series release new content at different times – daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly – which means that you can actually ‘chop and change’ to try countless different series, all with the minimum membership level – giving extraordinary value for money. And with these gift codes, you get three months for free.
I currently have 2 series on Channillo – both reflecting my passions, and build upon the work you’ve been reading here, on this site.
How To Wear Odd Socks: A quarterly series exploring my experience with Borderline Personality Disorder.
You just put them on, right? Oh, if only it were that simple.
This is the story of how I learned how to wear odd socks, via secluded gothic towers, the NHS, World War II air raids, gang violence, terrorist bombs and plane crashes.
No wonder I’m exhausted.
Feminist Flicker: A fortnightly series decoding sexism in movies. I have thus far covered films such as John Wick, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, The Switch, and Panic Room, among others.
Meet The Feminist Flicker. She may not have any super-cool gadgets, and she may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound – but, she can decode even the subtlest sexism in any given movie, with her Feminist Flicker-Vision.
It is an unfortunate, but inescapable truth that sexism in society is supported and promoted by sexism in the media – especially movies. Indeed, even the most beloved of films can sometimes be unmasked as a hive of insidious misogynist messages.
But fret not, dear reader. Just as Morpheus revealed the nature of the Matrix to Neo, so The Feminist Flicker is on hand to expose the truth to you – by decoding sexism in movies, one film at a time.
Please consider giving Channillo a try, as it is a great way for writers to share their work, and for readers to access fantastic content, in a flexible way, at bargain prices. Contact me via email, or through this site, before February 16th 2016 if you would like to take advantage of these free gift codes (one per user). I have a limited number available, so I am distributing them on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Thank you for reading.
A feature for We Got This Covered, discussing films that use food to convey a wide variety of themes and ideas, to great effect.
A feature for We Got This Covered, discussing the popularity of the ‘humans and technology’ theme in film.
A feature for We Got This Covered, discussing the ‘solo character’ movie trope, along with five great examples of how to execute that cinematic concept properly.