Two days after the bombshell that Peppa Pig might be in danger from the budget cuts to the ABC, she’s still trending. I think we’ve found our figurehead, people! Particularly interesting was the revelation that Peppa might be in the firing line because of her “dangerous feminist ideology.” Is this because she rolls in the mud with her family and laughs at the end of each episode, or just because she is smart and articulate?
Funnily enough, I’m interested in gender-swapping as a literary technique at the moment. Jenny Crusie wrote a thoughtful piece this week on why she thinks it’s not realistic to keep the same story if the genders of the main characters have been swapped. As is often the case for me with posts about writing, I think she is both right and wrong.
Hollywood Reporter “reveals” that thing about Game of Thrones that many fans and bloggers have been talking about for years – there’s a code in them thar embroidery. I find it particularly interesting that the women’s costumes are being used in this way, both in and out of the show’s narrative (Doyleist and Sherlockian perspectives ahoy!). And it makes me want to write another fantasy novel about dressmaking.