May 1, 2005
Noah and Saskia was nominated for an Australian TV logie award in the category “most outstanding children’s program” and I am sad to say it didn’t win. It was an industry-voted category as opposed to a popular vote category.
Maybe the industry judges needed to read my reviews, commentary, thoughts, and discussion!!!
The show was also nominated for an AFI (Australian Film Industry) award in 2004 but didn’t win that category either. What’s wrong with our judges!?
Anyway, stay tuned for my review of Noah and Saskia in Australian Screen Education!
Via the Media and Culture journal, here’s an article about fan fiction I missed previously! I really liked this paragraph about consumption, desire and identity - I must use it some time!!
Hearn, Mandeville and Anthony argue that a “central assertion of postmodern views of consumption is that social identity can be interpreted as a function of consumption” (106), and few would disagree with them: herein lies the power of the brand. Noting that consumer culture centrally focuses upon harnessing ‘the desire to desire’, Streeter’s work (654, on the opening up of Internet connectivity) suggests a continuum from ‘desire provoked’; through anticipation, ‘excitement based on what people imagined would happen’; to a sense of ‘possibility’. All this was made more tantalising in terms of the ‘unpredictability’ of how cyberspace would eventually resolve itself (657). Thus a progression is posited from desire through to the thrill of comparing future possibilities with eventual outcomes.
Green, L., and C. Guinery. (Nov. 2004) “Harry Potter and the Fan Fiction Phenomenon,” M/C Journal, 7(5). Retrieved 01 May. 2005 from [http ://journal.media-culture.org.au/0411/14-green.php].
Elan Valley, Wales
Originally uploaded by Pikaluk.
I went to Wales once and loved the scenery. I visited Atlantic College, in Llantwit Major, a sister school to the college I went to in Singapore, UWCSEA. I always envied the students in Wales because their school was built in St Donat’s castle.
Originally uploaded by Pikaluk.
Ooohhh… Online Caroline is getting exciting!!
(Actually the purpose of this post is really to test how the uploading of images works - since it wasn’t a possibility in blogspot)
Wow… check this out: a Foucault blog, with heaps of resources, quotes, papers, interviews - wow!
A few years ago I was full of ambition, constantly worrying about how I could strategically manage to map out an exciting and worthwhile career path for myself.
Ever since I was very little I always dreamed of exploring the world, working in exotic locations, becoming bi/tri/multi-lingual, and discovering the world through many travelling adventures.
So why is it that now, when what I would once have considered the ‘ideal’ opportunity is presenting itself, now I am feeling insecure, uncertain and anxious?
When I was 15 I went to live overseas in a boarding school for 2 years. I had an incredible, life-changing experience there. In the school holidays, my friends and I would grab a rucksack and go touring through South East Asia on a shoestring.
So how did I lose that spirit of excitement and enthusiasm? I must be getting too old!!! Or maybe my priorities have changed? Choices are sometimes incredibly scary.
Maybe I should do a pros and cons list for this new adventure.
- more interesting, better paid position
- exciting location, close to many thousands of other exciting locations where I can practice multilingual skills
- career advancement
- career opportunities
- the unknown is terrifying and I don’t want to get stuck in an adventure and stranded all alone
- much harder work to do
- higher expectations
- i don’t know a soul there or anywhere close
I need advice!! Should I exercise restraint for the time being, or should I try to rediscover my adventurous side? How do i get it back?
Originally uploaded by _tess_.
what is reflected where and how… a lesson in perception.
Weaving the maypole
Originally uploaded by GustavoG.
When I was younger I was told of these traditions - dancing about the maypole on May day (May 1), whilst weaving and interweaving riboons around it. DOes anybody know the tradition? I really love rituals in nature.
Happy May Day, dear readers!!
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In a terrible lapse of procrastination, I have been checking out the nominations for the Webby awards. There’s even a blog category! I warn you, don’t look, or you’ll find yourself reading 4 word movie reviews, looking through amazing photos of pigs (yes, pigs! who knew they could be so photogenic?), viewing the 100 images that represent world news at the very time of viewing, wishing you too lived in Paris, and oh so much more!