There’s a Kickstarter for a Miss Fisher movie, and No Award has … Liz was going to say “mixed feelings”, but it would be more accurate to say we have strongly negative feelings we’re having trouble articulating. And what is a blog for, if not to unpack that reaction?
Quokkas, I really enjoyed The Handmaid’s Tale. Both book and (2017) adaptation. (The ’80s movie is streaming on Stan – do we need a liveblog? Maybe we need a liveblog. But we’ll also need wine. I mean, I’ll need wine.)
One of the things I enjoyed is that, like a lot of Canadian science fiction — sorry, Margaret Atwood, speculative fiction — it leaves space in its worldbuilding for the rest of the world to exist. Even within the narrow confines of book!Offred’s perspective, we know that Japanese tourism and gender relations maintain the current status quo, or something close to it, and the wider perspective of the Hulu series gives us glimpses of Canada and Mexico.
Sometimes I wonder what that kind of extreme patriarchal dystopia would look like in Australia, given that we were colonised by Georgians and Victorians instead of Puritans.
And other times I wonder, well, while the USA has collapsed and Gilead has formed out of its ashes, what’s happening back home?
Quokkas! It has been a while!
We at Team No Award are just super busy right now — with work, with family, everything. We’ve been struggling to find/make time to write quality blog posts. Or even really mediocre ones.
Accordingly, we’re moving to a sporadic posting schedule until further notice. You should follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook if you want a heads up about new posts.
We’re three episodes into season 2 of Cleverman, which means it’s time to pop our heads up and see how it’s all going. Are the West brothers still handsome but awful (but not as awful as the white dudes)? Has it fixed its Women Problem? Are there still Significant Birbs?
It’s been two weeks (give or take) since Lorde released her second album, Melodrama. We aren’t a music blog, but we have a lot of feelings about this album. Here is a list:
No Award went to Continuum! As we often do, being Melbourne fans of a certain persuasion. We didn’t get to many panels we weren’t on, so rather than doing an overview of the whole con, we thought we’d do a couple of individual posts about things that arose.
The first in this series is about the Con Runners Confab, which was not a panel so much as an informal discussion between past and future con runners about convention culture in Australia (and New Zealand) and its evolution and future.
This post is as unstructured as the confab itself was, but Liz hopes it serves as a jumping off point for ideas about new models of fan gatherings, and recognition of the people who put the work into building and maintaining places (real and virtual) where fans gather.
Continuum was a week ago, but we are so exhausted. Does this mean we’re getting old? We’re not even thinking about writing up our con posts until next week.
(How many white girl dreads were Killing Heidi responsible for? HOW MANY?)
Gosh, it’s been a few weeks since the last linkspam! We’ve just been really tired. And busy.
(Maybe don’t get your hopes up too high for a linkspam next Friday — Liz is usually the one to hit post, because she’s most likely to be at a computer, and she’s leaving work early for Continuum set-up.)
Our links today may not be fresh, but they are juicy!